Thursday, December 30, 2010

Absolutly the last Christmas music of the year

I hope your holidays were good!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


This little ditty comes from one of my favorite underrated musicals, She Loves Me. (I reccomend it highly!) In this song, the little perfume shop that our characters all work at, is caught in the mad rush of Christmas shopping. Its like that outside. I was in a mall yesterday, and was almost trampled to death.
Two days until the music is done!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More carols

More music for those about to eat a raindeer, antlers and all, if they have to hear one more minute of piped in holiday music.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hark the bells

For when you absolutly cannot stand another piped in rendition of frosty the snowman.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Frivolities all around.
Now, where is my champange?

Holiday Sophisticate

Holiday Sophisticate
Holiday Sophisticate by PeculiarHeroine featuring flats shoes

A polished look, for when you've seen one too many Christmas sweaters.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kate Spade
I have no holiday parties to go to this year, no jetting off to paris on a wild and lovely trip. I, instead, have a pair of cozy pajama's and lots of mythbusters on television.
But if I were going to a holiday party, I'd imagine myself going in one of these charming frocks.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Ho, he ha

Yep, those new years resolutions came off very well, didnt they?
But I have new found spirit, and hope to actually become a blogger, instead of someone who mearly has a blog.

More soon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fun Theory

I usually take the stairs anyway. Its better for me, and I have had a secret fear of elevators my whole life.
But even as a stair-lover, I think these would be totally fun.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween!!!!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I'm full of nervous energy, and need some outlets. I'll have to put my mind to it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I love Halloween. Its my absolute favorite day of the year that isnt my birthday. As a creative person, I've always had a love for Halloween costumes, the more clever, the better, but I am unsure what to do this year (particularly probematic, as I have a Halloween party to go to with dear Lizz!)
So what think you? Maybe I'll post some ideas, and see what I can come up with, fast!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


So my dad and I are watching Say Yes to the Dress, which we watch exclusively to be shocked by poor taste and high price tags, and someone said something about how no one is comfortable in their body. My father turns to me.
"I dont believe that. I'm comfortable in my body."
"I think they mean women." I said. He regarded me thoughfully.
"Arnt you happy in your body? You worked so hard of it, and take such good care of it."
And then the happy thought hit me. I am comfortable in my body. Sometimes I feel odd or awkward, and sometimes I dislike parts of me, but that always passes.
I think I look great, and I feel great too.
"Yeah, I am. Very much so."

First time I've ever really felt that. Its spectacular.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


So I've been gone. Sorry bout that. I'll make up for it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


It may just be a wig, it may be for a role, but I love this haircut!
I love her, I think she's quite pretty, and I love it when pale, pretty girls get short hair, cuz that makes me feel like I'm going in the right direction.
I am totally taking this photo in for my next haircut.
Plus, pretty dress.

Via TLo, my souce of all things fashionable. (even though they disagree about the dress.)

Monday, August 30, 2010


So, you want Joans look for your very own? Hmmm.... Well, why not try one of these?

Red All About It Dress

Vanishing Vixen Dress

Cascadubg Bow Dress

The Wardrobe of Others- Joan Holloway, Mad Men.

Confession; I have never seen Mad Men. I know, if anyone in the world should see Mad Men, its me, if nothing else then for the beautiful Christina Hendricks, in all her glamour and curvyness.
See, I'm built like that, so its fantastic to see someone so heartbreakingly good looking, and to be a body type I can relate to.
This is just a long winded way of saying that I really like her style in Mad Men. So, what follows is some of my favorite Joan looks, that I want for myself, quite frankly.

See? This. I want this. Perfect shade of red, perfect fit. Heartbreakingly good looking. Raging envy!

Purple! And see previous things about the fit, style, etc. Purple is a great color for her.

Cute, which is not always something you can say about Joan and her style. But the fit (and attitude), counteracts any potential twee-ness from the color or the bow.

LOVE. THIS. She's all buttoned up, but still too sexy for words. Desirable without being obvious.

Are we tired yet of me saying things like Pretty? That green is amazing.

And just when you think she should wear noting but cool colors, then bam and you rethink your whole stance on redheads in reds.

Droool. Want to be that fabulous. Now, please. See earlier comments about green.

This color of blue is one of my favorites. So dramatic, and so great with her coloring.

Green again. This is actually somewhat sweet, as far as Joan looks go. But still dynamic.

Blue again, and fabulous.

This is, apparently, her christmas dress, which is such a Joan way of looking at the ribbons and frills of the holiday season. Must remember this for my next holiday party.

Ruffles? On Joan? I wouldent have thought they would have worked, but there you go, suprises everywhere.

I'm about to say something stupid, like "neutrals dont have to be bland!", arnt I? Oh dear, I've become a fashion editorial.

This has become my shopping creed. Formfitting, but not overly tight, bold colors, dramatic, but conservitive enough for the office, and to let peoples imaginations do all the undressing.

I mean, come on. No cleavage (a feat in and of itself with this lady), no underwear showing, almost prim little buttons, and still, she could stop traffic.

*dies* You know, I wouldent have thought I'd be into something this sixties, but I think this is is so dramatic. And fuschia and paisley is not normly what I would call dramatic. Must be the eye makeup.

Another thing that, if you described it to me, I wouldent have liked. A black dress with big embroidered roses? Sounds a bit... tacky, maybe? This is also something I'm not sure I could pull off, but its great for her.

And finally, the women of Mad Men just stand there looking amazing. That is all.

These wonderful screencaps and pictures are from TLo, also known as Project Rungay, which if you havent been there, you should. Their Mad Style posts are not to be missed for an in depth, creative view of how the characters clothes evolve along with them.
Plus they're funny as hell, and I'm there every week to get their opinions on the latest designs from Project Runway.
Go now, and be more entertained then you were here.


Hmm. So all those plans? Yeah, not happening, now are they? What can I say, I was busy. Poor blog, getting all neglected. Well, we shall remedy that today with some fun posts!
Stay tuned folks.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Change of plan! In honor of the Wizard of Oz (one of my favorite films of all time) turning 71 this week, expect some Wizard of Oz themed posts all next week! I declare it OZ week!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Saw this yesterday (when I wasnt celebrating with Lizz)

I liked it pretty much, though it moved slowly through the first half. But mostly I loved its style and jazzy dance numbers.
Expect some Riveira inspired posts soon.


Happy birthday to my dear Lizz! I'm glad you liked the funny sake cups.

Friends are just swell.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


A very happy birthday to Alphonse Mucha, whose work I love very much.
Its been an art nouveau kinda day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sing it.

Sing it Ella.


Essentials for summer
  • a parasol.
  • floaty dresses
  • nautical stripes
  • lemonade
  • good books
  • lots of watermelon
  • sunscreen. Lots and lots of sunscreen
  • classic songs to hum along to
  • good friends to swelter with.
  • Monday, July 12, 2010


    Confession that is probably obvious. I love to shop. I love clothes! (I love other things too, but for the moment we're gonna talk about clothes shopping.)
    For me it doesnt matter where I shop. I am an avid thrifter, and have found many of my favorite things from thrift stores, for astonishing prices.
    I have a lot of fun clothes, beautiful summer dresses, well fitting jeans, brightly colored t-shirts. They're great fun.
    However, as a hopeful young professional, I needed some more work wear, so thats what I set out to get.
    Yesterday I did some serious shopping and aquired some work wear peices, all quite classic, in neutral colors. A pencil skirt, a pair of modest (yet adorable) tights, and an absolutly gorgeous black and white dress that looks like it came from the 60's, and while gorgeous, is also work appropriate.
    I'm already happily planning outfits.
    Though I admit I bought a fun, French-ish striped t-shirt as well. You know, because its fun. It might be work appropriate, on a more casual day.
    At the end of the day I looked into my shopping bag and was amused by the nutrality of my bag. Black, white, grey.
    I love color, and plan to pair these items with some pretty colored peices, but theres no denying that most of the timeless, classic peices are neutrals.
    Pretty, pretty neutrals!
    I will someday get my camera fixed, so I can show you.

    Sunday, July 4, 2010


    Happy Fourth of July everyone!

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010


    if theres one thing I love, its magic. Old school stage magic. If theres another thing I love its animation. If theres a third thing I love its things set in Europe.
    So I think I'll love this.


    I need a lemonade recipe stat! Its too hot to be without one.

    Saturday, June 19, 2010


    So I really like to read a bunch of body positive blogs. They're good for the brain, and good for the perceptions. I've found that Manolo for the Big Girl is one such blog. The fabulous ladies of Manolo and I do not share a whole lot in common style wise (I cannot stand in heels. They and I shall not be together ever), but they've got wisdom and common sense coming out of their ears. Plus they're funny, and insightful, and, best of all, they know that a Big Girl is mostly additute, so even though I am no longer a size that would be considered big, I feel just as included in the advice and comments as anyone. Body acceptance means accepting it at any size, and they are awesome about it.
    So recently one of them posted thisarticle, which I loved, about what style items would be copied if someone else was to do a "costume" of her. Cool idea. I may have to try that.

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Catch up.

    So the wedding was very nice, and my trip was fun, though not nearly long enough.
    Now my car has problems and I've been transfered to a new section at work, with new hours and days off.
    So I'll be back to regular posting when things settle down a bit.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010


    Tommorow I voyage to an enchanted town, to stay with my family of friends, to hold flowers, walk, and stand in a line, to smile for my friend who is marching forward into married life.
    I'm excited and nostalgic at the same time.

    Monday, June 7, 2010

    Painting the Roses


    Some cheer for Monday.

    Friday, June 4, 2010

    The Wardrobe of Others; Chuck, Pushing Daisies

    Pushing Daisies. Have you seen it? If you havent, you should.
    If someone made a tv show just for me this would be it. Its got everything; magic, mystery, true love, baked goods, narration by Jim Dale, and wonderful clothes.
    The best of the clothes belong to the leading lady, Chuck (aka Lonely Tourist Charlotte Charles), a young woman who died, and was brought back to life by a touch from her childhood sweetheart and true love, Ned the Piemaker.
    The catch? Ned can never touch her again, or she'll die again, for good.
    Its absurdly sweet, and wonderful eyecandy.
    The Red Dress

    This is probably my favorite of her dresses. Only in Pushing Daisies is a red dress incognito. But of course, if you add a hat and some sunglasses....

    like so. Voila, mystery, glamour....

    and just plain cutness.
    Speaking of cuteness.

    my favorite of the promo shots, I think. This captures everything you could ever want to know about my favoirite off air show. (boo! why must they cancel everything I like?)
    The Green Dress

    Off to solve a Halloween Mystery looking adorable. I want this so much it hurts.

    Wouldent mind the piemaker either.
    The Yellow Dress

    Chuck wears a lot of yellow over the course of the show. This makes me happy. This is probably the best of the yellow outfits.

    Matching coat! Eee!
    The Beehive Dress
    Only one picture of this one, but its such a funny dress. The show is chic and has a sense of humor at the same time.

    Chuck raises bees, and is undercover here, at a honey plant. Just watch it.
    The Coat

    Incognito again, and very glam in her pretty coat. Perhaps what is the cutest moment in the whole film happens in this coat.
    But you'll just need to see it to find out what it is.

    Refrences Dressing Daisies
    and others.