Sunday, January 25, 2009

Antique-ing it

What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Going to the antique store. I could spend HOURS in an antique store. I love love love it. So, I suggested yesterday, since it was basically freezing outside, that we go to the antique store to spend some time. My fellow antique-enthusiasts were my favorite boys, my brother and my boyfriend. Yea, I was surprised too. I was going to an antique store with two boys! Haha, nonetheless, we had fun. I took some pictures of course and found some really cool treasures. Take a look:

My bro looking at kitchen stuff.

My baby pretending to read hehe

A shelf full of old books and me again in the mirror haha.

LIFE magazines

Haha, yes that is a signed picture of Gary Busey.

A cute little guy I took home, had old undeveloped film in it. Will take it to a specialty store and see if I can get it developed. :)

A vintage stove.


Lucky Cat.

A beautiful vintage vanity set.

I didn't notice it before but I think that's a Pee Wee Herman doll up to the right.
My baby looking at antiques!

A little treasure I took home, a Doris Day bag.

A beautiful dresser/vanity and me in the mirror, haha!

This is what the tag on the dresser/vanity said.
& that's the extent of the pictures although we were there forever and saw many more things. I just get overwhelmed when I go to antique stores. So many things to look at and you want to look at everything so you don't miss any little treasures that could be hiding. Anyways, I spend $15 for the two lovely items I purchased and can't wait til next paycheck to go back and get more. :)
Have a nice Sunday!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This girl

This girl is my 'go to' girl for fashion. She is someone who definitely has a natural talent for fashion. You can tell those from people who don't have the natural talent because those who do are always wearing up to the minute fashion but in their own way. They don't let stores, runway shows, celebrities or magazines tell them exactly what to wear. The secret to fashion in my opinion is to wear fashion in your own way. If you wear it like everyone else, you won't get noticed. So, I'll get off my soapbox here and just show you some fabulous pictures of my style muse, Rihanna.

From herhair to her toes, she's got it. I remember when she first came to the States with that catchy Pon De Replay song and her long luxurious hair going all the way down her back, her green piercing eyes and her smooth, dark skin. Then, right before her 2nd album released, she cut all her gorgeous hair and dyed it jet black. She's my hero. For all those girls too afraid to sport short hair, look at Rihanna. She was exotic and gorgeous with long hair and she's even more beautiful and stylish now. Short hair is a good thing. :) That's why I think her and I would be really good friends because we both aren't afraid of short hair, I cut mine so short one time with my own scissors in my bathroom. We both aren't afraid of fashion, I know what works for me and what doesn't but still I try out everything. My point in this blog is for you to find someone who is your style muse. Someone like you. Could be your best friend or a celebrity. Just find someone who's style you love and you can see yourself wearing. Make it your own but you always need a foundation to build on top of. Make your style muse your style foundation.


P.s. Yes I have a girl crush on Rihanna. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new

I have to say, I think it's sad when people are actually working or doing something while our first African American president is being sworn in. You can't stop what you're doing for 15 minutes to watch history in the making? I'm talking about one incident in particular, my phone at work being blown up by a guy who can't wait for 15 minutes until Obama is done with his speech. No one in my office was at their desk, they were watching his speech and this guy had to speak with someone NOW! F*ck that. I kept transferring him, knowing that no one was going to be at their desk to take his call. History in the making, the speech that will be remembered forever, the moment that will be read by our great grandchildren in their history books, was on TV today. Take a moment, sit your a** down and listen and watch. Don't have a TV at your office? I bet you have internet. Don't have internet, the library down the street is broadcasting it. Every TV in Best Buy will have it on. The radio will broadcast it. Come on people!

Enough of that, what an amazing speech, eh? That man is an amazing orator and even more amazing person. His daughters are adorable and seem so well behaved and excited for their father. And his wife. . . she looked so proud. I was also so excited to see George W, Laura Bush, George Bush Sr., Barbara Bush, Bill & Hilary Clinton, The Bush daughters, Cheney in his wheelchair (oh) and so many more. Truly an exciting and amazing moment. And all the people that were there! My gosh, 2 million of them reported. Insane! I am just glad nothing dramatic happened. Everything ran smoothly and Obama gave an amazing speech and it's a new time for all of us. People at work joked about something happening but nothing did thank God and I think we made a great choice for our future.

I understand that many people (especially older people) don't think Obama will do this nation any good. Many of them comparing him to the devil or the anti-Christ. And I know some of those people. Old fashioned, skeptical people. My mother said back in November that the young people voted for Obama. She blamed the reason for me voting for Obama was because I was young. I bit my tongue. Who cares how old I am? Or how old "we" are? I voted for Obama because I wanted change. I voted for Obama because I was tired of the same old, same old. I voted for Obama because I believe in the American Dream and that anyone can do anything they set their mind to even with all the obstacles and adversity in their way. It's not because you think I'm young and naive.

Now, I'm going to be real candid. I was so upset that people actually booed George W. Bush at this Inaugural celebration. My 1st thought was, "WTF? It's his last day, give him a break!". My 2nd thought was actually a wish, I wished George W. would have just flipped everyone the bird. I would have! Geez, the things that man has gone through because of Americans. I admit, I laughed when Will Ferrell played him on SNL, I laughed when someone would make a 'George W. is stupid' joke, I laughed at it all. But that doesn't change the fact that he was the leader of our country. Actually, I think he represented us very well. Majority of Americans are average and make mistakes and say stupid shit. I'm including myself in this so you don't think I'm being pretentious. I'm average, I put my foot in my mouth sometimes, I have awkward moments, I don't always use the right words, I make rash decisions, etc. George W. to me is an American man. All American, born and raised in America, he loves this country. And when those terrorists came into OUR land and took OUR planes and crashed them into OUR buildings and killed OUR people, Bush said "Oh hell nah!". He was pissed, he was scared but most of all, the Papa Bear in him came out and he said "How fucking dare you!". Imagine, if you will, a man you didn't know, who hated you because of where you lived, came into your home and destroyed your house and killed your family with your own gun. How would you feel? What would you do? At that moment, would you have gone into that man's house and said "Hey guys, lets talk this out. What you did wasn't right."? Fuck no! You would have taken your shot gun or rifle or home made bomb or whatever and taken that guy out! You would have done to him what he did to you. Bush did that same thing. He was pissed off and he knew that trying to find Osama and trying to talk to him about it wasn't going to do shit, he knew that if we didn't show what we were made of, the terrorists were going to do it again. And did they? No. Why? Because Bush said "Not in my house.". So everyone got what they wanted, Bush is out, Obama is in, leave it alone already. I heard that there were protesters here in Texas protesting Bush's return. Come on people, seriously, the guy was born and raised here. He was probably here before you were even born. Get a life and go home. Let him alone now, he's not the first president to ever make a mistake.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Non, je ne regrette rien

So, I'm home! & I just finished taking some pictures to add to my blog because I'm officially addicted. Eeek! Haha, I just took some random pictures, they will get better I promise. I'm been reduced to using my iPhone camera because I broke my Kodak camera (RIP). That being said, they aren't the best quality and they are a little blurry because it's hard pressing the button on the freakin HUGE screen on the phone. My hands are little! They barely fit around the phone. Meanwhile, I'm not sure why the pictures are so massive but I decided after trying to shrink them that I just make them look worse so massive they will stay. Ok well, lets take a look:
These are a few of my favorite things! Haha, a couple of shoes. Got all them at Target at one point in my life.
My red wayfarer glasses! Well actually they were my brothers' but he decided they were too red for him so I took them in.

This is the dresser. My jewelry, my Hello Kitty stuff and pictures.

What I wore to work today! It was a lil chilly. [Jacket: Ross, leggings: Target, boots: Target]

Without the jacket! [Shirt: American Apparel]

My Christmas presents, Hello Kitty Lamp and Alarm Clock!

My mannequin, covered in stuff.

The floor of my closet.

AHH! My messy closet. You love it.

My Michael Kors shoes!!!!

My mom's old scarf turned into a headband.

My fake Balenciaga purse. [Buffalo Exchange]

Me in my trendy wayfarers!

My hat hair.

Kissing is my favorite. This picture is adorable.

Lula, I want this mag so bad! But at $54 a year and only 2 issues a year, I'm not sure.

This cool piece at the Dallas Museum of Art, only picture I took because we weren't allowed to take pictures.

Isn't Zooey beautiful? And that girl she's with has the coolest hair ever!

Oneday I will have a room full of books like this one.

This little guy is mine.
Wow, this is quite exhausting. Like I said sorry the pictures are massive and sorry I don't have alot to write. I just like showing pictures :) - a tad boring. Well, this is all for today my pets. Tomorrow I might be MIA because of work and I start school tomorrow. . . Eeeeek! I'm excited and then it's off to the Flying Saucer for quiz night. Have a great night. XxXx

& I'm back...

So, I had a great weekend! I hope everyone else did too. I've been taking a couple of pictures to test this blog out and so I'd like to share them with you. Most of them happen to be from Saturday while waiting for my boyfriend to finish his errands. I don't do anything productive with my time obviously - haha. Anyways, here are some pictures I took. Enjoy!

This is an outfit I put together Friday. I haven't worn it yet though. [Dress from Ross, shoes from Ross, Tights from Anne Klein and hat from Target]

This is the outfit I wore to work on Friday. My boyfriend says I look French. :) [Shirt from Gap, jeans from Abercrombie, shoes from Buffalo Exchange, belt from my dad] Sorry my head is gone, I was had rollers in my hair. Ha.

Taken while waiting for my boyfriend. I did my make up and hair, so I decided to take pictures of it. [Shirt by American Apparel and pants by Target, bracelet by me]

My Little Black Purses perfect for going out. [Beaded black purse on top from Buffalo Exchange and black purse underneath from boyfriend's mom for Christmas]

Haha, not drinking wine. Twas water. :) I just like wine glasses.

My messy room. :)

Goofing off now.

This is such a pretty hair clip but I have not had the guts the wear it out in public yet. [Hair clip from Urban Outfitters]

Well, that will be all for now. I have alot more where that came from but I must get back to work. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.