1.Asos (The Best)
3. Urban Outfitters
4. Forever 21
5. Charlotte Russe
I just saw this photo on Pinterest from Glamour Magazine and I thought I would share my thoughts on ring stacking. I love to stack my rings, the more the merrier. Coco Chanel said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off." I disagree, I say put one more thing on. The key to staking is to keep it simple. You can have one or two rings with a stone, or design, but keep the rest simple bands. My roommates give me a hard time about my midi rings. I love them but some people just don't get it. Let me tell you, they do stay on, and they are necessary. I have trouble finding rings for stacking without completely emptying out my wallet. You need to think cheap. Don't go to Nordstrom looking for a bunch of rings, because you will find one tiny gold band thats $30. Here are a few links to some good sites for stackable rings. A lot of places sell rings in stacks such as Charlotte Russe, they go for $5 so regardless of whether or not you like every ring in the set, buy the pack and pick out the ones you like.
1.Asos (The Best)
3. Urban Outfitters
4. Forever 21
5. Charlotte Russe
Joel and Ethan Coen are two of my absolute favorite writers/directors. The two brothers have made some of the best movies, and I have a feeling their next one will be added to my list of favorites. One of my absolute favorite movies is The Big Lebowski. If you have not seen this movie, you are missing out, call me and you can come over and watch it anytime! They have a new movie coming out in December that looks like the perfect movie. the soundtrack just came out and I have not stopped listening to it, in the car, the shower, going to sleep, walking to class, it is so awesome. It is called, Inside Llewyn Davis, it's about a singer-songwriter who navigates New York's folk music scene in the 1960s. But, "The film doesn't really have a plot. That concerned us at one point; that's why we threw the cat in." It has Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, and Carrie Mulligan (who got Mumford and Sons to do the majority of the soundtrack). It won the Grand Prix at the 2103 Cannes Film Festival. Words cannot describe how excited I am to see this movie, written and directed by the best, and all about the type of music I love.
So, as many of you know I worked at Anthropologie this summer, and barely made a dime because of the awesome discount I received from Anthro, Urban, and Free People. It was so hard coming into work every morning and pulling out new items from boxes each day, unable to refrain from purchasing them before the store even opened. I can't wait to go back and work over Thanksgiving break, it will be so hectic, but I am very excited! Here are a some accessories I have been keeping my eye on since I left for school.
Rastro Embroidered Scarf
Tassled Boteh Scarf (I have this, and couldn't be more in love)
Bird of Happiness Necklace
Armature Layered Necklace (on sale for $14.95!!)
Horn Fringed Bib
Lazuli Mobile Bib
Chevron Lantern Drops
Drawloom Brass Cuff
Super Milano Shades
Paisley Variation Turban
Stay tuned for my upcoming Home and Clothing Anthro wish lists!
Today in my set design class, my professor showed us this hilarious clip about this performer, Ennio Marchetto. It's so funny, you must watch it! He seems like a nut case.
In the Summer I am all about loud nail colors, coral, blue, orange, you name it! However, when the Winter months start to roll around, I am all about the darker shades. I love deep red, navy, and dark plum! Recently I've been really into a mixture of blue and gray, similar to the stripes below! All the photo's online seemed too bright, but check out Blue Slate by Revlon at any drugstore, that's what I'm wearing now! Here are a few more shades I'll be wearing this season!
1. After School Boy Blazer
2. No More Film
3. Mirror Metallics - Good as Gold
8. Billy No Mates
9. Artful Dodger
10. Blowing Raspberries
11. Dark Side of the Moon
12. Single Ladies
13. I Know What Boys Like
A lot of these colors look darker and grayer in real life, I don't recommend ordering online!
Check them out in store first before you buy them!
Today I received a major reality check. Fall is my favorite season, not too hot, not too cold. Today however, was 30° out and I was wearing a sweater. Winter is coming and I am so not prepared. Finding the perfect coat is very difficult, unless you're okay with looking like a marshmallow. First of all, coats are expensive, you can find some pretty cute and cheap coats, but the second you step outside you are going to regret not investing in a nicer option. Secondly, we all have those coats in our closets, that we secretly know should not be there. That puffy coat you wore sledding when you were younger, that you can't bear to get rid of because it is the only coat that actually works, be a big girl and toss it. Then we have the North Face. I am not saying to toss this coat because it is comfortable, and you may actually need it as a casual camping jacket (I couldn't really think of another example, but you get it). But nothing ruins an outfit like a jacket that collects every single piece of lint and hair in sight. How about we all try to make a better effort with our outerwear this year.
I am a firm believer in using your iPhone as an accessory. I am constantly changing my phone case depending on my mood. I love having different options for when I get sick of the one on my phone! I have been eyeing a couple online recently and thought I would share a few! I like having a wide variety so I will always have one to go with the way I am feeling that day! I am not saying you have to buy 100 cases because they get pretty expensive. I Just recommend having a few and you can rotate them!
Currently I have the Kate Spade winking case on my phone! I love how it is a lenticular case so it can be seen as both eyes open, or one eye winking! That is the same for the dancing feet case above! I also love the hello! case from Rifle Paper Company. If you have not heard of them, check out their website because I am in love with everything they do!
London: Rifle Paper Company
Hello! Hello!: Rifle Paper Company
Dancing Feet: Kate Spade
Studs and Stone: Free People
Gold Foil: Marc Jacobs
Winking: Kate Spade
Cheetah: Diane Von Furstenburg
Mixed Media: Shopbop
Paint Strokes: Rifle Paper Company
Watercolor: Shop Momental
For one of my Media Arts and Design Classes we had to find an experimental film, analyze it, and present it to the class. I had the best time doing this project, even though my group is the slacker group and we may have found this minutes before class (someone used the same video we found before)! I found this really cool video that I want everyone to take time to watch! If you struggle with ADD (like myself), at least skip around and look at the visual elements, there is no story line so you won't miss anything!
I found this on a super cool website that you must check out! Short of the Week
I love movies. I love scary movies, funny movies, sad movies, artistic movies, stupid movies, you name it. However, I hate analyzing them, I just want to sit back, relax, and watch it. I can tell you if I liked it or not and will tell you whether or not it was a good film solely based on whether or not I was entertained. I am taking a couple of film classes where we analyze every single detail in a film. According to one of my professors analysis of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's shoes are red to "represent menstruation." I'm sorry, but I have a feeling this is not what they were thinking when they put her in those ruby slippers.
For those of you who viewed my last blog, I love sharing new films that I have seen recently, both good and bad. Here is the latest:
1. Days of Heaven (1978) : Boring as hell, but visually stunning!
2. Jules and Jim (1962): French film with subtitles, one of my new favorite movies!
3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) : Love, Love, LOVE!
4. Chinatown (1974) : Classic Nicholson, great tribute to film noir!
5. Breathless (1960) : Another French film, highly recommend!
6. Taxi Driver (1976): I mean... De Niro + Scorsese, what else is there to say?
7. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) : so stupid, yet unbelievably hilarious!
As many of you know my style changes by the hour. I tend to go through many different phases with the way I dress, and right now I'm back on my "edgy" kick, not too edgy, but "Mady edgy"! Here are a few things I am loving!