Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nerd Glasses

Nerd alert!

Obviously, you'll be spending a pretty penny on the real deal. Fake nerds, like myself, can find their perfect glasses at Urban Outfitters.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mirrored Pieces

Living in New York, I am always trying to make my room look bigger! Mirrors are the perfect piece of furniture that have many uses. Not only can they make a room look bigger, they also reflect light from the outside and can make a room look brighter. I mean it's an illusion but who has to know?

Find some great, affordable pieces at Target.

Hot Pink Lips

My new obsession. If you can't wear red very well, try hot pink. I bought various shades at Sephora.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Live In The Moment

"Ever feel like you operate in only three modes: rewind, play and fast-forward? It's time to hit pause and take a breath. Because as Ferris Bueller, the king of carpe diem, once said, 'Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.' So let go of past mistakes, stop stressing over daily deadlines and forget your fears about the future. You can look at life either as a series of hours and minutes in which to accomplish tasks, or as a series of moments and experiences to be noticed, relished and lived. Turn down the volume on the noisy racket that is your daily grind and cultivate the habit of enjoying life's simpler gifts. Indulge in small pleasures and you may find that the world doesn't spin quite as fast as it used to."

Try these...

Smile at everyone who meets your eye
Do something unexpected
Follow your instincts
Surprise someone at least once a month
Spend a day away from the computer
Allow yourself to be wild, crazy and irresponsible every once in a while
Live your dreams instead of dreaming your life
Spontaneously kiss a stranger
Go barefoot
Think less and do more
Live for today
Give a flower to a stranger
Be more spontaneous
Dance in the street
Stop planning and start doing
Turn off your cell phone and don't check your email for an entire weekend
Say "shut up and kiss me"
Live your life unplanned

King of Anything

Keep drinkin coffee stare me down across the table
While I look outside
So many things I'd say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet and count the cars that pass by
You've got opinions man we're all entitled to

But I never asked
So me thank you for your time
And try not to waste any more of mine
And get out of here fast

I hate to break it to you babe
But I'm not drowning
There's no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died, and made you king of anything

You sound so innocent all full of good intent
Swear you know best
But you expect me to jump up on board with you
Right off into your delusional sunset

I'm not the one who's lost with no direction
But you'll never see
You're so busy making maps
And put name on them in all caps
You've go the talking down
Just not the listening

Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died, and made you king of anything

All my life I've tried
To make everybody happy while I
Just hurt and hide waitin for someone to tell me
It's my turn to decide

Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died, and made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died, and made you king of anything

Let me hold your crown babe

Robert Pattinson

"But you're not really allowed to complain about any of this," he says. "You're just supposed to be grateful. And obviously - I get it. You're lucky and you should appreciate your luck. But, I mean, it just seems if you even hint that there's a bad side to any of these people will be like - Liar! I guess it's because people want to have it as a dream. God, I always talk about fame, and it's just so boring!"

What a great interview Robert Pattinson had with Vanity Fair. Somehow they always capture the weaknesses out of everyone that we think are so strong. The article interpreted him as a human being rather than a "robot". What so many aspire to hopefully to achieve...fame...we see still see someone who has achieved all this and is still trying to find himself. Yeah, it's great in the beginning but can you live like this? Sometimes I try to imagine everyone recognizing me and staring at me. Of course it's flattering starting off but I honestly think it would drive me mad. If a stranger looks at me, I always wonder what they are thinking. I guess I care too much about what other people think. Robert Pattinson's outlook definitely benefits him - he doesn't care what people think of him, however he is confused what his fans want from him. I would be curious to hear some teeny bopper's answer. And no, I don't want to hear why they are "Team Edward". I would want to know the same thing Robert would want to know - what do they want? It's ridiculous. He's not a vampire. He's an actor. I find it bizarre that girls (& women) cry and scream when they see him. He's just like all of us but an actor who is exposed to the public. I do have to admit, I would never be one of those girls who screams when I see Robert, but come on, I would for sure talk to him. When you sign up to be a famous actor, you're signing up to entertain your fans as well. It's all part of the business. Robert will eventually learn. If acting is your passion, I think sucking up to the public is a sacrifice you need to be willing to make. No actor can escape it. If it's making you miserable, stop acting. Everyone has a choice.

I think Robert Pattinson's interview with Vanity Fair was refreshing. Our society tends to think if your famous you never have problems. If anything, I think they have more problems than us (the average Joe Schmoe). They just do an incredible job of masking their "perfect" lives (thanks to their underpaid publicists). There's more to life than money & fame. More people with everything are still unhappy with their lives than those who chose a more simplistic life. Not saying if you have money, you can't be happy. It's just important to remind yourself that money doesn't create happiness. Imagine yourself with your friends or family at a super expensive restaurant. Then imagine yourself at a cheap whole in the wall. Can you tell the difference? Absolutely not. It took me a few years to figure all this out. The source of my happiness stemmed from just the people in my life, not the "extravagant things" I was trying to get involved with. It's definitely important to be spontaneous and try new things, but it's more important to understand your priorities. One of my top priorities that will never change are my relationships. If this isn't one of yours, be prepared. If you can't give love, you can't receive love. Everyone wants something out of a relationship. Some celebrities want the most unimportant thing out of their success...fame. But somehow after some time, the fame isn't good enough. They think, "Now what?" It's how you can tell a talented, focused person from a selfish, attention hungry person. Both people exist in the"successful world" but it's the people who put others first, let negativity go and hope for a great life, that are truly, genuinely happy. I think we're all trying to achieve this, every day. All we can do is try and hope for the best.

[Photos: Vanity Fair]

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kate Middleton: Looks For Less

Kate Middleton...the girl everyone wants to be and everyone is jealous of (admit it). And somehow, no one hates her? I didn't know our society could work like this. Her style is simplistic, yet chic. Check out this video on how to get her look for less. And yours truly is featured in the video:)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

"It's all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another."
-Elizabeth Taylor

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Black + White Stripes

There is nothing more versatile than black and white - everything goes with these two colors so you can never go wrong!

[Photos: Elle Decor]

Yoga is Good For the Mind

If you haven't tried Yoga, ya NEED to. I used to be an avid Yogi but I let life get in the way and I stopped. Right now, life is crazy hectic and I'm craaaaving it. A lot of people tend to think the physical part of Yoga is the most important part. NOPE. I actually practice Yoga to better my breathing. It teaches me to better use my lungs which benefits the entire body. I feel a sense of calming in the central nervous system. Yoga also calms my mind, reduces stress, & makes me more aware of my body. More importantly, I gain a tremendous amount of self-confidence. And then of course, there are physical results: flexibility, strength, muscle tone & pain prevention. I know some people have tried it and said "this is not for me." In my opinion, you need to try again. I think so many people go into Yoga focusing on the physical benefits. Spend some time and adapt to Yoga - promise, you will start feeling the mental benefits & you'll be hooked.

Jen Aniston did say, "It completely changed my life."

Double Ring Love

Sometimes one ring just isn't enough.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shift Dresses

I love love love shift dresses. They are timeless, classy and never go out of style. You can actually repeat this dress more than you think. Just by accessorizing, you can create all sorts of different looks. One day, try a blazer. The other day, throw on some bling. It also looks great with a great belt. ASOS loves the shift! Just divine.

[Photos: Asos]

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Shops LA

That's right, Lucky Shops is coming to Los Angeles! This fabulous shopping event is taking place April 8th & 9th. April 8th will be the first dibs on the shopping goodies which are all 70% off! The event will feature designers such as Corey Lynn Calter, Kelsi Dagger, House of Harlow 1960, Yumi Kim, Geren Ford and Shareen Vintage! The event will conclude April 9th with discounts increasing throughout the day!

So how do you get in? Simple. Click here to purchase your tickets! Use this special promo code: LUCKY10 to get your 10% off. Not only will you get access to some serious discount shopping but you will also receive a complimentary cocktails, giveaways, music and more!

St. Patty's Day

Green velvet cupcakes yummmmm!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Always Remember

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction states that you attract to your life whatever you give your attention, energy and focus to; whether wanted or unwanted.

Start thinking about what you really want. You can change everything in your life just by choosing to focus your thoughts and actions on positive things. Or it might mean it's time to clean house.

Just remember, luck and bad luck doesn't exist.

[Photos: TeddyLoveVenom]

With Spring Comes Color

Color is one of the most pervasive qualities around us. It can dramatically affect mood, feelings and emotions. Color me happy.

[Photos: Missoni Spring 2011 Ad Campaign, Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 Ad Campaign, Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Ad Campaign, Stella McCartney Spring 2011 Ad Campaign, D&G Spring 2011 Ad Campaign]

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pretty Amazing

Think about where you were a year ago. Think about where you are today. Imagine what can happen in just one year. It's pretty amazing.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Paint a Cozy Room

Don't you wish some rooms felt cozier? One way to get this effect is to add some color to the top of the ceiling. White walls create an illusion that extends the height of a room. The darker the color, the smaller the room will feel. It's perfect for a large walk-in closet. If you want to open up a room but still add the fun, splash of color, just paint the surrounding walls white/off-white. Anything you don't see often in a home, I fall in love with. My next apartment, I guarantee every wall will be painted.