Kiss Kiss

Hello Pretty People,

Kiss Me Stupid

How was your Tuesday? Good? Bad? In between? Well if you’re in the mood for a pick-me-up, or you would just enjoy a little romance on this lovely Tuesday evening, I think I have the trick. The MTV Movie Awards 2012 Best Kiss nominee videos. Yes, this is bookmarked on my computer. Do proceed to be overwhelmed by jealousy that you didn’t think of yourself, then get over that, and book mark it yourself. It’s the perfect late night pick me up if you ask me. Enjoy my dears!


xoxo,
-E

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Fashion Friday

Hello fashion followers,

This post is for you. I was up at this ungodly hour checking out a couple of my go-to guides and came across Keiko Lynn’s new post . And I must say, I was smitten. It’s print on print, which I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to do, with a bow embellished suede chunky heeled pump. Very cute. Also out of my budget, sadly.. very sadly.

So I went on a little quest to recreate it to the best of my thrifty abilities.

First I tackled the shoes. Which I love. The tender blue hue and subtle arch at the toe remind me of Sofia Copolla’s Marie Antoinette, which I also love, love love. Taking a nod from GlitterNGlue‘s recent livechat on embellishing shoes, I decided to do a little search and see what I came up with. And may I just say that I really do hope this non stripper, chunky heel sticks around for a while. Just looking at them makes my feet feel better.


The Shoes are target, the Hailey Pump, around $32 and the bows are from forever21 for around $3. My suggestion is warm up your hot glue gun and get to work. Save around $70 for a super similar, super cute look ( that is if you, like myself, already have the glue gun ) (also the bows are a bit bigger than pictured, I just scaled them down )

Next is the print on print which is really popular and really nerve-racking, at least for myself, as my inner fashionista, has a shyer side. It was pretty hard finding the polka-dot bottoms, so I found a light floral instead, and put the dots on top (remembering the peter pan collar )

 

Per typical, I went with the pastel floral motif. The top is from Lulu*s, for $37 and the jeans are from Forever21 UK for about $30-$35 (saving about $150 for the jeans)

So that’s all, I would go all out and find the cardi too, but it’s too gosh darn hot here for cardigans right now! This might be a safer version, how could anyone think you look ridiculous when you look so sweet? Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for the lovely inspiration Keiko Lynn & GlitterNGlue!

xoxo,
-E

Booklove <3 Miss Pettigrew Lives for Day: In Review

Hello Readers of the World,

And I do hope you are all readers. I just finished Winifred Watson’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for Day ( Now a movie featuring Amy Adams ).

It was absolutely amazing. It was first published in 1938, but I would’ve never guessed it had I not read so on the back cover. It was hilarious, I actually laughed out loud on several occasions. Watson’s writing is quick and clever. She captures images beautifully as if through the lens of one of those really expensive cameras we all wish we had but could never afford. Her witticism keep you on the edge of your seat. Even if you have seen the movie ( like myself) there is so much in store for you. The book has a completely different, and gloriously perfect ending, The character’s are colorful, the scenes are magic. I would hate to have had the misfortune of never running across this book.

Do yourself a favor. Pick it up, and read it!

xoxo,
-E

Life as a Working Woman

So, I started to title this post Day #1, for real though, but then I remembered that scene in p.s. I love you. Do you remember the one? It was in the little apartment, pre-funeral, when Gerald Butler is holding Hillary Swank expaining to her that this is her life, it’s already begun, it’s already stared. Well he’s right. Life’s already started, tomorrow will be day six of my summer here in DC and my first day at work.

I’m scared silly, to say the least.
But here’s to meeting new people, trying new things, and going new places. Cheers!

to be continued…

xoxo,
-E

Booklove<3

Hello All,

For anyone who knows me at all, it’s no secret that Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day has been one of my favorite movies for a few years now. However, what I didn’t know was that it’s a book! Yesterday, while exploring the city I popped in this little bookstore/cafe. A little cramped, a bit overpriced, but also packed with lots of booklover treasures, I was browsing the fiction section when I found it. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, the book.

 

Naturally it was booklove at first sight. Set as world war II is just gaining momentum, the book follows two women over a period of twenty-four hours, after which neither of them will ever be the same. It’s glamorous, hilarious and romantic.  This is the type of book, heck and movie, that leaves you with butterflies in your stomach afterwards, and a goofy love drunk smile on your face.

My advice? Pick it up! It’s a perfect summer read, light-hearted and fun, with plenty of sizzling love interests and enough drama for two.

xoxo
-E