Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader Reminder

Hello! I just wanted to remind you all that Google Reader will retire on July 1, 2013. If you follow me on Google Reader, I'd like to encourage you to make the switch to Bloglovin. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest by clicking on the upper left hand links so that you can get all of my latest updates. I'll catch you on the flip side!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

What I'm Listening To: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' -Despair


The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released another video from their current album, Mosquito. This time the video is for the song "Despair." Fun fact: this video is the first ever to be filmed atop the Empire State Building. I think the video is a nice tribute to the NYC iconic building. Watch it and wish you were there.

Also, today would have been my father's 63rd birthday, so I'd like to say happy birthday day, Dad, wherever you are!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sending out ASOS

This week's IFB Project Challenge was to write about a brand that you would like to work with. Obviously my ideal collaboration would be with a brand that fits with my own, ever-changing personal-style (which at the moment is about one part classic, one part vintage/ retro, and one part boho, and one part riot grrl). It's also important to me that the brand be affordable for most people(although I do love me some Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs) and that the brand support eco-friendly and ethical practices. I also like a brand that supports independent designers.

ASOS is all about celebrating twenty-somethings who are influenced by friends, fashion and social media through affordable fashion. And last time I checked, I am a twenty-something lady (for at least a little while longer) who meets their demographics. Their website hosts a wide variety of styles from trendy to basics, so I always have a wide array of ASOS items in my wishlist. ASOS also supports independent lables and eco-friendly and ethically made clothing through The Green Room. And the fact that they do free shipping (even internationally) is just the icing on the cake. ASOS basically checks off all of my collaboration criteria. So what are they waiting for!?

Celebrities in ASOS



My ASOS Wishlist


Monday, June 24, 2013

Anthropologie June 2013 Sale Picks

If you haven't noticed, Anthropologie is having a huge sale with up to 50% off. Here are a few of my favorite fashion favorites from the site. Keep in mind that my birthday is coming up. *wink*

Anthropologie June 2013 Sale



Maxi dress, £84 / Petite top, £26 / Lace top, £32 / Top, £45 / Petite top, £26 / Cuffed shorts, £32 / Marysia Swim swim suit, £130 / Nanette Lepore floral kimono, £45 / Pilcro leather shoes, £65 / Sparkle jewelry, £58 / Pieces long scarve, £13 / Cat eye glasses, £13 / Ikat Petals Frame, £9.68 / Amazon Dreams Pitcher, £19 / Flowers for Carla, £225


From the UK sale site:
The Modern Composition Dress- I NEED THIS ONE!
The Striped Day Dress- both colors are perfect


Aunt Ruby Loafers in Mint
What's on your wishlist from the sale? Let me know in the comments below. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Life on Instagram: June 10-21

Here's a color combination that I'd like to see more of- bright blue and glow pink

I should have saved this brew for Cornish pasty night
I won't lie. I totally picked this beer out for the label, but it was good.
I visited Cardiff Castle last weekend
View of the Welsh language festival from the top of Cardiff Castle

Brains SA from Cardiff- it's like Guinness light
Picked these last 2 brews up at the National Museum Cardiff

Last weekend was Father's Day. As many of you know, I lost my father last December, so this was the first Father's Day without him and he was missed.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

What I'm Listening To: Passenger- Let Her Go

I've been listening to this song for awhile now, but this week I heard that Passenger's single "Let her Go" is at Number 3 on the UK top 40 charts. So if you haven't heard it, listen to Passenger's "Let Her Go" and try not to cry. I dare you!

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Rain in Spain

Summer is officially here! I've been holding off on doing any summer fashion posts until it was actually summertime because...well...it's hard to get enthusiastic about summer when it doesn't exactly look like summer outside. Typically summer brings hot temperatures, ice cream cravings, and the longing to sit by the pool. But outside my window in the UK it is a mere 70 degrees Fahrenheit and it's raining. This has left me dreaming of warmer holiday destinations.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What I'm Listening To: Temper Temper- Tears in My Heart


Last week I attended the Pulse Festival for contemporary theatre in Ipswich where I saw Best in the World (a heart warming theater performance that asks what does it mean to be the best in the world) and The Pain of Desire featuring the music of Wendy Bevan and Temper Temper which absolutely blew my mind. Check out the video for Temper Temper and let me know what you think.

Friday, June 14, 2013

What The Boy Can Wear to Cardiff

Yesterday I posted that I have been doing a little fashion research (in the form of watching BBC Three's Snog Mary Avoid?) in preparation for an upcoming holiday to Cardiff, Wales. Well, I've also done some research on trendy menswear so that my Mister can look as trendy as I do for the weekend.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What to Wear in Cardiff

This spring The Boy and I have planned a mini adventure to the great city of Cardiff, Wales- home of the worlds oldest record store, Cardiff Castle, and Dr. Who. In preparation for our visit, I thought I'd do some research into what is fashionable to wear in Cardiff. However, most of my research stems from watching episodes of BBC Three's Snog Marry Avoid?
What to wear in Cardiff


Madewell cargo shirt
madewell.com

Uniqlo trench coat
uniqlo.com

H m
$46 - hm.com

Topshop
topshop.com

Quiz disco pants
$31 - debenhams.com

Lace up shoes
amazon.com

Neon platform pumps
$37 - fashionunion.com

J by Jasper Conran zipper pouch
$63 - debenhams.com

Pink bracelet
$11 - newlook.com

Forever 21 scarve
forever21.com

Floral headband
etsy.com




Check out a clip from the BBC's Snog Marry Avoid? below

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