Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to be thankful for...

I am thankful for my amazingly supportive family that has given me
opportunities most people only dream of. I am thankful for my beautiful
friends who are always honest with me no matter what and never fail to
make me smile. I am thankful
for my kitties and dog who are the cutest lil fwens to ever exist. I am
thankful for living my own life for me, and NOT being pathetic. I am
also very thankful for high heels and Marc Jacobs and Mexican food and
airplanes and Las Vegas and friendship and fun.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love of a Lifetime

Annie Leibovitz, who never ceases to amaze me, did an amazing Romeo and Juliet photoshoot for the December issue of Vogue.

Go here to see the rest of the slideshow and probably weep like a little baby because it is so beautiful and romantic.


All I have ever wanted was to be finished with school and in less than a month I will be handing in my final college paper, taking my last exam, and getting ready for my diploma ceremony; I can't even be excited about it. This economy is so terrible every time I am in the elevator at work I hear about 3 or 1 or 6 people getting laid off from some company in the building. AWESOME time to be looking for a job... I wish I had just begun pushing life off further and applying to grad school or maybe I'll just become a vagabond (RE: Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?").

I hate being a pessimist but I am just hooooping that this gets better soon because I do not want to be a bum and there are lots of things that I want that would make me happy happy happyyyy!

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Dots Ring; ugh I die.

Yesterday in Saks Fifth Avenue I was tricked into thinking the entire shoe department was 40% and wanted to walk out into the cold streets with these YSL Tribute Sandals on my feet however it was a mean trick and alas, they are not on my feet.

I love this girls stockings but once I did this to mine for a "pirate party" and I am not sure how it would work out if I did it again? Eh, why not.

And two of my favorite people to look at on earth... once again, why not?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Present for meee

Seriously, these online sample sales are so good/bad... I am addicted.

Yayyy new Alice & Olivia dress!

Mojito vs. Black

I saw this picture on The Sartorialist and my heart stopped beating. I am absolutely in love with everything about it. It makes me want to be on an exotic beach wearing a gorgeous bright long flowing dress and drinking a mojito... years ago I decided that due to my height (or lack thereof) I should never wear long dresses but this photograph makes me reconsider.
Instead I am like every other girl in an east coast metropolitan area... black black and more black every single day. My wardrobe at the moment is black leggings with a steady rotation of various boots(top optional?). I tried to change this up slightly the other day when I was at the new Jersey Shore Outlets (amazing, by the way) by buying a pair of gorgeous chocolate brown boots. After wearing them last night and realizing walking in them was like walking on 5 inches of heaven, I asked my dad to please please please go back to the outlets and get me them in black as well so that now I can wear a variation of these boots every single day and fool the world into thinking I am 5'8"... which would be a perfect height to wear that flowing dress above, wouldn't it? Ohhh who am I kidding?

At least she looks great, too!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Jimmy Eat World will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its classic Clarity by playing the album in its entirety for 10 one-time-only shows beginning February 23 in New York City and concluding March 7 in the band's native Arizona.

And you knoooow I got my tickets during the pre-sale this morning. February 25, 2009 at the Trocadero I will be seeing the greatest tour that I could ever dream up (OK, besides a Beatles reunion tour, but I am trying to be realistic). It is safe to say Clarity has been and always will be one of the most important albums I have heard in my entire life. Uhm, hi:

Every single song on that album has so much meaning to me, and so many people of our generation. The best thing in the world is when I meet someone and they KNOW why I have a tattoo that says Clarity. Jimmy Eat World fans, particularly from the Clarity days, are completely a part of something... they have brought so many of my friends and I closer together.
If Jimmy Eat World's Clarity is not in your Top 10 favorite albums (I am tempted to say Top 5...) then you are not leading a fulfilled life.
Since I found out about this tour all I can do is listen to Clarity. Do yourself a favor and watch, in awe, this video of a remix of 'A Sunday' that they filmed in one take in Japan...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Online Sample Sales

are great when you are avoiding working on a German project and want a new Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace:

Yay! OK, back to work.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


19 more days of actual class. I got "senior portraits" taken today. All I can think about is college graduation and planning graduation parties and planning graduation presents and planning my future. But it is really really really cold out now and I have been sick forever and it only gets worse. My life is completely consumed by:

(I absolutely loooove it but I cannot wait for this presentation to be OVER)

Oh and the weather today bumped a new item to the top of my wish list...

My procrastination is complete. Auf bald!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tell the DJ to turn it loud

Would. WOULD! Would. Would. Vom.

I am THE biggest sucker for boy bands/anything boy band related/pop group reunion tours, so obviously going to the New Kids On The Block reunion tour last night was one of the defining moments of my life. OBVIOUSLY. It could not have been better/more fun (unless it had ended with Jonathan Knight falling in love with me -- or they kicked ugly monkey face Danny out of the group)! And since I have been watching their song with Ne-Yo, "Single", on repeat for the last 2 hours at work, I figured I should share the wealth. Plus, the video is filmed inside Jet, the club I have been to many times at the Mirage in Las Vegas, so I am pretty sure them + me = Kindred spirits. ENJOY! And you can thank me later.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I know that I am not the only person who couldn't hold back the tears last night during the election coverage... Our country is finally proving to the ENTIRE world that we are not stupid people that thinks the universe revolves solely around us. I was reading many German, Swiss, and UK news sites today... it is phenomenal how excited even THEY are about what we accomplished. I am so proud of this country and the amount of people that got out to vote yesterday! We truly are a huge part of history and that is just incredible.
However, on a less cheery note, it really saddens me how many closet racists there are in this country -- especially the people in our generation! People who care more about Barack Obama's middle name over his policies and the state that our country is currently in. Or others only care about money, and the funny part about it is that a ton of the people I have seen complaining about that will be getting a tax break under the Democrats? It is 2008, ignorance is not cool? Along with that, Proposition 8 passing in California was a complete shock and really upsets me. Amazing couples (Ellen and Portia, PERFECT, for starters) are going to have this great union taken away from them because of pointless homophobia. With all of the progress we made yesterday as a nation, some people just continue to amaze me... put at least we are taking great steps in the right direction! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


No matter who you are voting for, you HAVE to go out and vote today.
But remember, we want an American President who is for THE people, not just THEIR people.

And look! It appears even this idiot is voting Democrat...

They really need to get her a babysitter.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pull another rabbit out of your hat

Since Cirque du Soleil's are ALWAYS amazing and Criss Angel's show, Mindfreak (while I am not a sUpErFaN), is always pretty crazy, we decided to go to the last night of the 'rehearsal' of this show in Las Vegas. I was really interested to see how the two worked together and NEVER would I ever have expected to be so incredibly disappointed by either a Cirque du Soleil or something Criss Angel (ok, minus the theme song for his show). But this show literally put me to sleep at least 7 times, and I was not the only one (I believe the man sitting on the other side of Lauren was napping too). Probably the only redeeming factor was that they served 32oz mixed drinks -- HUGE! Anyway, why did this show suck soo badly? First of all, I would say a good 85% of it was absolutely nothing. Him yapping about something dumb or some mimes doing weirdo mime things. Next, the "story" was not only stupid but it made NO sense. Besides that, the only "magic" he really did was "disappear" and "reappear" somewhere else... along with changing clothes really fast but due to flaws in their operation I am convinced that was done either with lights or some Criss Angel look-a-likes. And besides the Criss Angel bummmmout, there was literally NO Cirque du Soleil aspect to the production at all. When I (or anyone else) thinks of Cirque du Soleil I think of acrobats, contortionists, crazy round stage set ups (this was a standard theater stage)... and all that Believe had was a few elaborate costumes and flexible dancers. Basically, we would have been better off seeing any other Cirque du Soleil again (I would've been fine with seeing The Beatles' Love one for the third time) or some Criss Angel street magic. I feel bad for Luxor for signing this crap for a five year contract. Do nottt see!

Oh and one more thing... if I EVER have to see Criss Angel's boobs again I am going to gauge my eyes out.

Edit: This is a "response" Criss Angel had to all of the negative criticism as well as a bunch of people complaining who hated it just as much/more than me. I really don't understand how he thinks the only thing people have been complaining about is the fact that you can see the wires on the backs of the Cirque performers...