Friday, December 19, 2014

Favorite Things

Anthropologie belt {similar} & Horrorstör by Grady Hendix}

 Kayly of My Open Sketchbook (she did a Books & Looks post) had a Christmas card swap this month! Not only did she send me a lovely card, she also sent this amazing Hermione bookmark that I am completely obsessed with! Thank you, Kayly!

 How awesome is this book pillow?! Answer: So awesome! I had to have the Alice Adventures in Wonderland one because I love the story and my mom's name is Alice. 

 That Elizabeth Mott adds just a touch of glitter to my eye makeup, and I was really excited to get that NYX butter lip balm in this month's Ipsy bag. I read Horrostör by Grady Hendix and loved it! I'm not usually into horror, but this wasn't super scary. It was just freaky enough to freak me out when I read it at night in bed. Have you read it?

A few fun links:

 How to bring the holidays to your blog!

 A fantastic article on beauty during World War II.

 I absolutely adore this post on loving fanfiction. I heart fanfiction too!

 This junk food wishlist is the best!

 Yum: This rosemary green tea milk!

 OMG these photo soaps are hilarious!

 I have definitely used post-it notes as bookmarks! Love this!

 Martie puts together the best gift guides!

 I would vote for Charlotte Steggz!

 Naomi creates the best minimalist art.

 Check out my sponsor spotlight on Bookworms in Dresses.

 I loved The College Prepster's answer to "Aren't you cold?" -- I also only take outfit pictures once a week for 20 to 30 minutes, so sometimes I'm really cold (in winter) and sometimes really hot (in summer), but it's really not that bad.

 The book Perdita by Hilary Scharper sounds super intriguing. Here's the premise:
On assignment to interview the oldest people on the planet, historian Garth Hellyer meets Marged Brice, a spirited woman who claims to be 134 years old. Upon their first meeting, Marged insists that she is ready to die, but the mysterious Perdita is keeping her alive. She entrusts Garth with her diary, which connects him to the early 1900s and to Perdita, a supernatural presence who gives the gift of love.
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 Fashion loves: fun tights, open gray cardigancozy slippers, cable knit sweater, sparkly necklace, pretty blouseplaid infinity scarf, novel clutch, and studded faux-leather weekender

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Inspired By: Into The Woods

OMG guys I'm so excited to see Into the Woods! To be perfectly honest, I had no idea it was a Broadway musical before this until I looked into the movie on Wikipedia. Oops. Still, I'm really looking forward to seeing it on Christmas and then getting some Chinese food after. 

Into the Woods interweaves the fairy tale characters of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk with the original tale of the Baker and his wife. The Baker and his wife want to reverse a terrible curse, but to do so they need items from the fairy tale characters. They all wish for something, but you should always be careful what you wish for because it might just come true. 

The Witch
The Witch

The Witch (Meryl Streep) is the one who tells the Baker and his wife that their curse can be reversed, but first they must get her four items (a golden slipper, a red hood, a white cow, and yellow hair), but getting these items is not as easy as it seems. 

Go monochromatic in a blue blazer, a black and white striped dress, blue druzy earrings, and lacey heels. Or don a black velvet blazer, a tulle dress, golden stud earrings, and black booties. 

Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) wants nothing more than to go to the ball, but she's also unsure that a fancy life with a prince is what she really wants. She wishes for more in life and that is what she gets. 

Go for a hipster Cinderalla look: a black and white blouse underneath a gray fit and flare dress, a clock necklace, gray thigh high socks, and black booties. Or go glam in a bronze metallic dress, sparkly bracelet, and sequin heels or sparkly bow flats. 

Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) has lived her whole life trapped in a tower as the "daughter" of the Witch, but she wishes for a life beyond her small, limited tower; she wants to see the world. The world can be a dangerous place, but at times it's the ones closest to us that do us most harm. 

Add a girly touch: wear a pink blazer, a white lace dress, a pink bow headband, and nude bow heels. Or wear a pink and gold dress, a bow bracelet, pink lipstick, and black MaryJane heels. 

The Baker's Wife
The Baker's Wife
The Baker's Wife (Emily Blunt), along with her husband, want get rid of their curse. Due to a curse placed on her husband's father, they can't have children and they will do whatever it takes to reverse it. They interact with all of the fairy tale characters as they try to take the items needed to change the curse. 

Be comfy and cozy: wear a brown faux-leather jacket, a pink and blue striped dress, a sparkly necklace, and buckled ankle boots. Or put on a long brown cardigan, a dark red dress, an arrow cuff, and heeled booties. 

Will you be seeing this movie?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Do You Have Recurring Dreams?

Do you have recurring dreams?

I'm pretty good at remembering my dreams from the night before and most are random (talking to people at work, driving, meeting faceless guys that I like and whom I wish were real, taking blog pictures, and manifestations of worries, like doing something wrong at work or being late for appointments), but over the years I've had a few recurring dreams. 

There are only three dreams that I've experienced two or three times. 

ONE | I'm at summer camp and I'm in the woods near these wooden cabins, but everything is underwater, as if that's perfectly normal. It's dark and silent and I'm hiding underneath something because I know that someone is coming after everyone at the camp. Once in the dream I was just hiding, but the second time I was pulled from underneath and tried to scream and then I woke up. 

What makes this dream strange is that I hardly ever have nightmares. I think this dream came about because I went to summer camp years ago when I was 11 or 12 and there was this rumor about someone killing people in the cabins in the woods. 

TWO | Ever since I went to Israel back in 2011, I've dreamed three times that I've been late for a flight back to Israel. In real life I like being prepared and pack days before I go somewhere, but in the dream the flight is hours away and I haven't packed yet and I'm a stressed out mess. One time I had this dream and I found out that I was going to Israel only the day before. 

THREE | The weirdest one of all: I jump off the ground and fly into the sky. It's late at night and I fly over New York City, admiring all of the lights. I land. I jump off the ground, but it's a little harder to do so. I fly. I land again. This time I can't jump up and fly anymore. 

I've had this dream two times now, but not for many years. Every time I have this dream, at first it's so easy to fly and I love it, but as the dream goes on it gets harder and harder to get my feet off the ground. Strange, right?

Do you have recurring dreams?
I would love to know what your dreams are!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Outfit: Zuri Zuri by Flora + Giveaway!

I'm a little bit obsessed with school blazers. I think it stems from my childhood obsession with Harry Potter, but let's be real here, I'm still obsessed with Harry Potter. The students of Hogwarts never wear blazers -- they wear black robes and gray sweaters -- but since it takes place in England somehow it kind of morphed into me loving tailored blazers. They're polished, classic, and make me feel like I should be walking the halls of Oxford.

Zuri Zuri by Flora asked me to review an item and I of course picked this gray wool blazer. There are many things I like about it: the dark gray color with the black trim, the real pockets, it's well-made, and it's made of wool but not itchy at all. It's on the heavier side, so it's really warm. The only downside is that I have to roll the sleeves, but that's nothing new.

The clothing at Zuri Zuri by Flora is fashion-forward and trendy. I would call it one part classic and one part edgy. Perfect for the girl who likes to change things up and doesn't stick to just one style. And really that's almost everyone. Most of us like to try new styles now and then.

P.S. -- I was on Clear the Way talking about how to bring the holidays to your blog!

Blazer: ℅ Zuri Zuri by Flora | Top: Delias | Hat: Target 
Scarf: Target | Jeans: Hollister | Boots: Amazon

Zuri Zuri by Flora is giving away $50 to one lucky reader.
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Do you have any weird obsessions?
I also love owls!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Review: Apparel Candy

**I was paid to review this website, but all opinions are my own.**

I'm going to assume that most of you don't buy from wholesale clothing websites. I never would've thought to shop from one too, but now I've changed my mind. At Apparel Candy, you can buy wholesale fashion clothes (basics and trendy pieces), sunglasses, make up, fragrances, and handbags for fantastic prices. 

The upside is that all of the items at Apparel Candy are super cheap! You can buy a navy sheath dress for a unit price of $8 and a pack of 6 for $48. You can get classic red lipstick for a unit price of $1 and a pack of 6 for $6. You can buy a studded clutch at a unit price / pack of 1 for $7.50.

The downside is that most of the time you have to purchase a pack of 4 or 6. I might like a dress and want to get an extra, but not 5 extras. However, you can turn that downside into something good: This is the perfect time to buy a pack of 6 lipsticks or nail polishes, or a 6-pack of cute sweaters

During the holidays, there are a lot of people we need to buy presents for and getting a 6-pack of English rose lipsticks would be a great stocking stuffer. If you have a lot of friends, aunts, and female cousins you have to buy for, getting clothing that works for a bunch of people would make buying presents really easy. Like these striped tops or floral kimonos or purple crochet panel sweaters.

So while I may not shop the clothing unless it's the holidays, I would shop the handbags since they come as a pack of 1 and the beauty since you can never have enough lipstick, right?

Do you shop wholesale?

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