Thursday, August 19, 2010

the twins

When most of us think of the term "the twins" it usually coincides with phrases such as "the girls" or "the boys" or any other term related to the human anatomy. However, when I think of the twins, only two things come to mind...Mary Kate and Ashley. Gone are the days of Michelle Tanner and g-rated straight to VHS films. Although they have moved on from their acting gigs, they are not far from my heart. The wise Chelsea Handler once said, "The Olsen twins said they quit acting, but I'm pretty sure acting said no thanks." Well fashion has definitely said yes please! They now run The Row, an exclusive (and highly overpriced) fashion label that I'm dying to get my paws on. Some may say the Olsen girls resemble a young Grizzly Adams, covered from head to toe with what looks like rags left over from the hand car wash, sewn to the salvaged skins of the occasional Manhattan roadkill. Well you know what i say...genius. I just love them.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

want...or need?

there is a very fine line distinguishing these two little words. do i need a pair of Tory Burch ballet flats? or do I just want them? i mean, shoes are a obvious necessity if you think about many times do you see that sign in restaurant windows about "no shirt, no shoes, no service?" i would hate to be denied nourishment just because i didn't think i needed these shoes. unfortunately, i tend to blend these two verbs a bit too much, undeniably ending up needing what i want, and buying what i need. here are some things i am very in want of at the moment...Ladies Choice Cardigan- $88

Steve Madden Carnee Clog- on sale! $87.90
Corse Como Geovana Clog- $155

Tory Burch Reva Lizard flat - $235 (I'm totally dreaming on this one)

at least there's one thing I need, want, and already have. my hot hubby. he was so kind to let me take a few quick photos of him the other night... i've had some fun playing with them in photoshop at night when i need a break from writing my thesis! i would much rather stare at that hunk than my paper anyday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Madewell...the name says it all

My new obsesh is to have a wardrobe consisting entirely of J.Crew, Banana Republic, Madewell, and Anthro. Ha! It's even more hilariously unattainable in writing. Oh well..a girl can dream, can't she? Here are the items I'm fervently searching for on Ebay from Madewell, J.Crew's little bit edgier, trendier sister...I like to think of these two brands as the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of clothing...both completely amazing.

Madewell Cambridge Cardigan $68

Madewell sweatshirt sweater $58 I feel like this sweatshirt is kinda like this one on Stefanie Pratt below, which is super cute for a casual night out.

and, drum roll please...I am so in lust with these boots...and that is how it will forever stay.
The Archive Leather Boot from $ I said...never. gonna. happen.

the Posse

This past weekend we partook in a second helping of wine tasting in Paso. But this time we brought back-up. We had SO much fun...I'm pretty sure I lost every single calorie I drank because we were laughing so hard the entire day. I mean, the six of us go together like the rippin' and the tearin'...the rippin' and the tearin' (yes, you had to be there). I am so incredibly grateful to have all of you in my life.

Maryland is for lovers...

reading for fun?

I haven't known that term for seven months now as I feverishly consume every piece of academic literature in my sight. If it weren't for the hallucinogenic rants of Allen Ginsberg, I think I might go postal. However, whilst on the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I was able to endulge in a little guilty pleasure reading thanks to my sis-in-law for providing the sustinance of the form of Candance Bushnell. I read The Carrie Diaries in about 2.5 seconds, truthfully it was 2.5 days, but either way it was way too quick. I wasn't ready for it to be over. That's when you know you are really enjoying a good read, when you think about the characters when you aren't reading like they are real people, hoping that they will be alright from the aweful break-up or heavy night of partying. Then you slap yourself right in the kisser for being so lame. This book was so great. It was everything I want my pleasure reading to be. Shallow, easy, and a little slutty... basically the three adjectives you should refrain from putting in a job resume, unless of course it's for Harrison Ford. It's all about Carrie Bradshaw her Senior year of high school...before Big and Aiden, and comic book guy, and jazz guy, and all of the other men she gave her..ahem..resume to. So anyways, I highly recommend it...almost as much as I would recommend my own novel...if it were published.

Another book I'm currently reading is Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. I read Are you There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, when we were on our honeymoon and it was hilar. But I must say, My Horizontal Life fell a little short of my raging expectations. But this one made up for it in a real big way. She's really stinking hilarious. Seriously.

What happened to July?

Beats me. All I know is that it's gone, and August is quickly following suit. Well the good news is, the painting is done, and my sanity is still partially intact...the doctor says I should make a full recovery. AND I'm only 2 1/2 weeks away from completing my master's. This summer has been a whirlwind. We spent 10 days on vacay where we went to DC for a few, Maryland, Virginia, and spent 6 days on North Carolina's Outer Banks...OBX fo life yo. That's right, I said it. The beach was beautiful, although there were excess amounts of large bulbous jelly filled sacks in the water...It thought Hiedi Pratt had exploded or something. Turns out they were just jellyfish...of the non-stinging persuasion. Oh and my sweet hubs bought me the greatest grad gift ever...the Nikon D3000..oh yah.

On a different note, while in DC we went to the Newseum. It was really incredible. Every time I turned to a new exhibit I found tears rolling down my cheeks. There was an exhibit there that showed all of the Pulitzer Prize winning Photos and gave a brief explanation about each picture. I don't even have words to describe what I saw and was just really something. If you are ever in DC I highly recommend checking it out.

Then we walked up the street to a rather delicious lunch.

More photos from DC...

Watching the sun rise out of the ocean has got to be one of the most amazing experiences. I say experience instead of sight because there is more to it than seeing it. The fine grains of sand under your feet, the cool briny air whirling across your skin, the rhythm of the waves coming to rest on the shore, all while holding the hand of the person you love's pure bliss.

and they lived tanily ever after...