Friday, November 28, 2008

friday's looks

happy thanksgiving! i hope that everyone is warm and with friends, family, and loved ones.
here are some looks from lookbook, and a bit of a personal wishlist from urban outfitters and american apparel. i'm trying to dress a little more feminine, so this week's all dresses and skirts!

what are your traditions for thanksgiving?


Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thanksgiving!

i hope you have a great holiday with friends and family, and of course tons of food! i'll make it a quick post today and leave you with a very funny video of martha stewart and snoop dogg! happy thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

obsessed: motion city soundtrack (acoustic)

i never used to be able to stand mtv, but lately mtv u has hit the spot, in my book at least. first lykke li and now this!
two summers ago i was introduced to motion city soundtrack, and i really like them. it's not something i would listen to on a daily basis, but whenever itunes pulls it up on random, i listen to it. well, last night on mtv was a new(er) video from motion city soundtrack's acoustic ep. the song is gorgeous and addicting, and really, so is the lead singer. so enjoy this video and your tuesday!

what are you currently listening to?


Monday, November 24, 2008

fashion inspiration: carrie bradshaw

now, i know you're all thinking she's not a real person, but she still has amazing style and the knack for really pulling it off!
sex and the city's carrie bradshaw is probably the character i most identify with on the show; and style-wise i like her outfits the best! (although samantha is a scream!)
(by the way, i have successfully downloaded all seasons of satc! if you're familiar with torrents at all, ravydavy has great ones of all the seasons. check it out!)

so hopefully there's some sex and the city fans out there. anyway, here are a few outfits that i'm inspired by.
happy monday!

by the way, do you love sex and the city, or another similar show?
if so, who's your favorite character/style inspiration, and why?


Sunday, November 23, 2008

five minute chocolate cake

sometimes a girl needs some chocolate, am i right?
well for those of you who aren't extremely baking savy (like me) or just need a fast fix, there's a great recipe that i originally saw on aimee marie's blog, but the original recipe is from the half assed kitchen.
so my roommate jackie and i decided to try it.

it uses just a few baking ingredients that you probably have in your pantry, and you make it in the microwave! in a mug! which is good, because we curently don't own any baking pans.

thanksgiving is coming so soon! i can't wait to go up north, see my family, and of course, eat!
what's your favorite things about thanksgiving?


Saturday, November 22, 2008

weekend scavenging

hello! i trust you've had a fun and relaxing weekend so far.
mostly i've been sitting on the couch being entertained by the teevee, avoiding homework, and knitting. i'll post my projects very soon!

yesterday my boyfriend and i went thrift store shopping. there are a few really great places in kalamazoo, and we didn't get to all of them, but i had some luck!

at the first store we went to, i found this ridiculous 80s sweater to wear over leggings,

and this great scarf that will go with lots of clothes as well as my winter coat!

and last but not least, at the second store we went to, i found this lovely leather bag! i love this color so much. i think it will be perfect to store and tote around my cameras and equipment!

what have you been up to this weekend?


Friday, November 21, 2008

inspiration: weird knits, and lots of links

i love crafts, don't you? there's something very calming and centering about the process of them.

i was looking around online the other day for some different knitting and crocheting techniques
i wanted to try, and i stumbled across some really awesome (and weird) stuff!

first off, i saw this awesome hat on castoff, and i wanted to try to figure out how to do this loopy stitch.

so i googled for a while and found this page which shows you how to knit loopy, and this page that shows how to crochet loopy. so, whichever one you choose, you too can make this awesome stitch! once i'm done with all of my christmas knits, i might have to start on this!

then i stumbled upon pick me!, which features a lot of different kinds of knits, but one that particularly grabbed my attention. recycled plastic bag knitting! yeah, for real!
here's some examples of great things to knit/crochet out of plastic bags:

of course, anything knitted that you can think of you could use this plastic bag technique for! a quick search on google, and you'll find knitted plastic bag jewelry, bags, shoes, and even sculptures. it's really quite amazing!
here are some links to get you started, and some links just for cool knits! if you have any other questions, suggestions for posts, or just general comments about my blog, i'd love to hear what you have to say! please leave me a comment! have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

lookbook with coffee

i don't think that i've ever been more interested in fashion than now. i've gotten over my insecurities about my body and learned to embrace it. i've also found that i feel way more confident if i take a little time to wear more than just jeans and a teeshirt every day.

in the process of trying to find my own style, i've stumbled upon sites like lookbook. i like lookbook because it's real people, so i tend to think that what they wear is actually wearable in the real world. so i've been prowling around on there when i should be doing homework (oops) and i've found these inspiring looks!

what do you do/wear to treat yourself or to boost your self esteem?