Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
This weekend I went to a beautiful wedding, and unintentionally, I did a vintage inspired look. I kinda just threw everything together as far as hair and make up, but I do have a quick, funny story about the dress. I bought a $20 teal dress from Forever that I loved! I rushed home to get ready, and when I kissed Devin goodbye, I saw a small (baby oil?) spot I tried to get out to no avail. Nothing worked, and by the time we left the house, the dress had not only a huge water mark, but a million more of those spots of whatever it was! I had no choice to run into Forever 21 with my heels on, and hair and makeup all pretty. I ran around frantically looking for the second choice for my dress and couldn't fine it, even though an hour ago there were plenty. So I ran to the dressing room area, tried on one that was back there to make sure it was the right size, and ran up to the register to pay with it on. I told them the story that I was late for a wedding (which I was), and I went around to the back of the register, had to do a backbend over the counter for them to take the sensor off!! Anything to make them hurry up so I could get out of there! It took them forever (it felt like) to get it off, but once they did, I thanked them and ran out of there. Everyone kept looking at me from my first step into the mall to the last, like I was a crazy person. So that's my story.
How was your weekend?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Now don't get me wrong, I am not completely trendy, I am more of a classic girl. I may follow trends sometimes, but I keep true to myself and usually look for pieces that I will be able to wear for seasons to come. Usually when something is totally "the thing" (hello boots wit da fuurrrrr), I might be repulsed by the idea (sometimes not though, seeing as I splurged during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale to get the sweater Uggs). And believe you me, I totally have a lot to make up for, since I missed last years fashion while Dev was cooking in my belly and I had to wear the same 3 outfits over and over it felt like.
Anyway, a lot of this falls trends are very classical. Here are just some of the things you will see in a lot of stores!
1. Sheer/Lace Tops
This top is from Forever 21. (Note: Also, a lot of "capes" and ponchos are in this season, and if they are not your cup of tea like they are not mine, then a top like this would be prefect.)
Also from Forever 21. This burgundy color as actually very in season this fall as well, especially in velvet fabric. Think: nicely cut, burgundy velvet blazer, such a classic piece.
Tops like these are always "in style." Another classic piece you can wear to work, to the mall, or on a date. Pair it with the leather looking leggings in the above pic, and some booties!
2. Plaid shirts (again) with tees under them/Stripes/Abstract Patterns
You're gonna see a lot of plaid shirts again this fall. With plaid shirts, you don't have to be matchy matchy and put a plain colored t-shirt under it, necessarily. And don't be scared to mix patterns- florals and stripes can be mixed as long as it one of them is more subtle than the other, and you have the right colors for example.
Patterned tunics like this are cute too (Forever 21). If it has buttons down the middle, you can pair it with a tshirt or with a thin belt. In this case, I might wear dark jeggings, a thin brown belt, and brown ankle boots.
3. Army Green and Military Jackets
You will see a lot of army green colored outerwear this season. A lot of them styled like the one above, while others may have big, gold buttons for a more military look (which is also the trend), or more of a vintage feel with patchwork on them.
This military jacket is cute, but because it is paired with that blue color of the jeans, I think it makes it look barf. Try to see past that and appreciate it's cuteness.
This one I found via google images. I love that it's part blazer/part military jacket style. And holy boobs on that model!
Alright folks, this is just a preview of what you will see a lot of this fall. After Part 2, I might use these pictures to pair them with this or that to give you more ideas and inspiration. Have a good one!
Monday, August 23, 2010
So wish me luck tomorrow morning! And expect a fashion blog to come tomorrow night.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I know there is still so much racism, bigotry, and prejudice of all sorts in America. And I know that there is a lot of hatred and fear of Muslims since 9/11. But what I did not know is how much of it is still so prevalent? Maybe it's sad that I am/was that ignorant that I didn't think it was as much as it is. Of course I would have expected there to be protesters and haters to the idea had I known about it before today, but the actual amount of ignorance out there for some reason appalls me!
People are out there protesting with signs that say:
"Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Islam I Learned on 9/11."
"Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all the terrorists were Muslim."
Really?? What about the unibomber, or the psychotic "Christians" who bomb abortion clinics or go to the funerals of fallen soldiers because of "fags"?
But let's be honest here, a lot of these people against it are the ignorant ones that still have something good to say about Sarah Palin. Oh, and by the way, she is against this as well.
I don't like to talk about politics or religion on my blog because I understand everyone has their own views and they have reasons behind it. But this issue really saddens me for several reasons. I understand how sacred Ground Zero is. But are these people forgetting Muslims were also killed in 9/11 in the WTC? As far as I'm concerned, Muslims are probably the biggest group of people who should fear acts of terrorism post 9/11.
The fact of the matter is, that this "Mosque" is not even a Mosque, but an Islamic Community Center that holds a Culinary school and basketball courts, and only two floors for prayer. Not only that, it's several blocks away from Ground Zero (I have heard between 2-5), they already changed the proposed name they were going to have to appease to the people against it, AND it is just going to look like a regular building! I am just dumbfounded by the amount of people that are opposed to it. If it were the other way around it were to have been Christian extremists that bombed the WTC, and then a church was built in the same location, there would not be protesters like there are right now. Call that a crazy comparison, but I beg to differ.
Anyway, I could go on and on about this issue as it truly saddens me. America is supposed to be the land of freedom, the melting pot, the land of opportunity. Yet people have forgotten about our forefathers like Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy, that wanted this country to be a beautiful, free one. These people have forgotten what this country is actually about.
Note: I grew up and was baptized Christian. I am half Iranian and have Muslim members in my family; though my father is not Muslim. I do not practice any specific religion. Therefore, I do not have a bias on this issue. I just truly believe it is wrong.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
If you watch the video on youtube, in the description box you will see the names and colors of the makeup used in the tutorial. Also, if you like this video, give me some feedback on youtube :)
p.s. I know I make a lot of funny, animated faces. The first two second Michael saw this he started cracking up ;p
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Speaking of comfy beds, doesn't this bed look amazingly comfy?
Monday, August 16, 2010
So the reason why the giveaway was a surprise is because since I have the few male readers, I wanted to wait until the random number was picked and get that person a gift card of somewhere I think they may enjoy. Obviously, girls would be more fun, but I love all my fellow readers. I might do another giveaway soon, and it won't be a surprise that time, and it will actually be an item (either jewelry, a retro decoration or shirt for example).
Angela you have won $20 gift card to H&M! Please email me for details and congrats!
Friday, August 13, 2010
FAIL. I know.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Devin is amazing. So, I had looked at the picture of the newborn, which sparked me to look at my own pictures. It was beautiful and crazy thinking about everything, every moment I have not taken for granted, and enjoyed with him.
I can't believe he can say mama, baba, he's working on kitty cat, he gives me a high five then does the other hand, he gives me kiss (minus the lip pucker), he is learning to clap, and he hugs my neck and rests his head on my shoulder which is the best feeling! Here are some pics I want to share.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
I don't do this just to be a famous blogger one day (although, I won't say I don't hope for that a little). I do it because I absolutely love it! I have written since I was in 2nd grade, whether it was writing in my dairy, or writing stories. Actually, my dad owned a photo store and I would sit there bored, get on the computer, write a paragraph in Microsoft Word, make a corresponding picture in paint and put it in the word doc, and stand outside of my dad's store yelling, "Books for sale! Books for sale! A dollar a book! Books for sale!" No, my point is not that I have always been a lil hustler, but that I have always had a passion for writing. Anyway, to show my appreciation and happiness to you readers, I have decided to do a surprise give away (I explain why it was a surprise), on Friday!
Just a few simple steps to enter:
Yaay! I am super excited to see what you guys have to say, good or bad. Oh, and guys, don't be hesitant to join the giveaway too, it won't be something you will dislike or have no need for. Girls, trust me, I got you too. Don't forget to check back Friday!
Anyway, the pictures I'm about to show you are just in half the living room and part of the kitchen/dining area, and they both are not complete yet. In the next week or so, expect to see some "before and after" pics (preferably in some sun light), and maybe a more finalized version of the sneak peak aka preview. Enjoy (and remember to click for a larger picture)!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
My first instinct made me think of the 13 year olds who dress at Forever 21 PLUS shows like MTV's 16 and Pregnant- actually yes, my brain can think two things at the same time in case you were wondering. I guess I somewhat feel that our society/media is making youngins feel more ok about getting preggo at a young age. Yes, this has been happening for years in America, but it's definitely spiked (I even wrote a paper about it last semester). What do you think? Is the media making teens think it's acceptable and easy to be a pregnant teen? I don't know, it was just my first instinct. But then I checked the link out to make sure the models at least looked older, and they did I suppose. Plus not all Forever 21s carry Love 21s clothes, but some do. And some might say that this isn't even a valid argument, just because young girls see a Victoria's Secret in the mall, that doesn't mean they will want to dress in sexy lingerie? But then again, I have seen 13 year olds all up in the thongs in good ol' Vickys. (Note: I can see both sides of this question I've posed).
Anyway, my second thought was, 'daaammmmnnn, why couldn't this be around when I was preggo!?'. I always wished I could find cute maternity clothes for less, since the main maternity clothing stores are pricey for one, and two their selection is often....boring, to put it nicely. I mean I kid you not, a plain long sleeve shirt was like, $26.
So what do you think? Could this be a controversial thing? Would I be one of those journalists who make something out of nothing? Hmmm.
p.s. Speaking of pregnancy, little Dev turns 8 months tomorrow, I can't believe it!!!
p.p.s. I have a big announcement soon-ish....and NO, I am not pregnant.