Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pull On and Go

Constantly on the hunt for "easy, breezy, beautiful" summer dresses, I've been hitting up T.J. Maxx quite frequently because they're cheap and usually have a lot more character. But then I found this store online and I am so super bummed that it is online only. I am so fickle when it comes to dresses and usually end up buying every 10th one I try on, so I don't really want to order any and end up having to constantly return. But the prices, styles, and varieties offered on Asos makes it very tempting.

{Westernish: Vero Moda Belted Cotton Dress, 57.49}

{soo comfy: ASOS Contrast Cord Hoodie Lounge Dress, 33.82}

Listening to: "Wonderwall" Oasis
Thought of the Day: "Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Breakfast in Bed

What I want for breakfast right now:
{Wouldn't this best the best Monday morning?}

Listening to: "Maybe I'm Amazed" Jem
Thought of the Day: "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." -Herm Albright

{Image via I heart stolen images}

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! I'm going to be volunteering all next week at a camp so I won't be around, but I have some scheduled posts for you to enjoy! I've never been to this camp before, so wish me luck! The tree houses in the picture above is from the camp that I absolutely loved in junior high. Camp Ondessonk was the best ever and I am so excited because Pete will be going there for the first time this summer too!
I hope you have some lovely weekend plans and have some time to be outdoorsy :)

Listening to: "If You Leave" -Nadasurf
Thought of the Day: "One can acquire everything in solitude - except character." -Marie Henri Beyle

{Image via: Camp Ondessonk}

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Defining Pretty

So, I'm sorry for all the videos lately... I don't know what's up with this new addiction, but here's one more.

A couple of days ago, I was watching While You Were Sleeping on Oxygen, trying to keep my mind off my sore throat. Usually, I just mute the commercials and they don't phase me at all, but since my 10 year old brother Pete was in the room too, I started to notice more of what was being advertised. I know Oxygen is a "women's channel" but still, their commercials were crazy - almost every single one was for a diet plan, exercise machine, or some other product geared toward making women thinner, tanner, and more "beautiful". I'm all for being healthy, but do we really need this overload of the extremes? And then I saw this Dove commercial. It's scary to think of what little kids who watch this TV are thinking.

Listening to: "Wedding Dress" Taeyang
Thought of the Day: "What you do, the way you think makes you beautiful." - Scott Westerfeld

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Making Four-Eyes Cool

I'm getting over strep throat right now and since I've just been laying low, I've been wearing my glasses a lot. And while they aren't ugly glasses that cover your cheeks like those ones I wore in grade school, I still feel weird wearing glasses all day. Maybe I should blame it on that Arthur book where Francine called him "four-eyes" or the fact that I have the worst eye-sight in the world without actually being blind. But then I saw this adorable video over on Kaylen's awesome blog, Happy Notions, and I love it and it made me feel so much cooler wearing my glasses.

I can't wait to see The Girls with Glasses' future shows which you can check out here on their website, their blog, and their vimeo site. Enjoy!

Listening to: "California Song" Brooke White
Thought of the Day: "Now I know why someone from our past has to come back... to remind us how much we've grown." -Paano Na Kaya

p.s.! - want to see the coolest glasses ever? Check out Warby Parker. Not only do they donate a pair for everyone you buy to someone in need, but also you can "try on" every pair online! So much fun! Read their story too - they're trying to keep the price low (only $95!) to work against artificially high prices. Oh, annnddd they sell monocles (which are "the perfect accessory for budding robber barons, post-colonial tyrants and super villains")! They're pretty cool in my book.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

World Cup 2010

I don't understand how people can watch most sports on TV. While I like watching in person, the idea of watching 2+ hours of basketball, football, golf, etc. on TV sounds like death to me. But I make a major exception for soccer. I used to be super obsessed in junior high and high school, but since we didn't have cable, it was really hard to watch any games other than the major ones. I have to admit though, I haven't watched much soccer since then, but I'm getting pretty pumped for the World Cup this summer, especially after I saw this awesome Nike ad, "Write the Future". Check it out:

Listening to: Katy Perry "California Gurls"
Thought of the Day: "We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy