April 20, 2012

Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

This isn't the dress you're looking for...oh wait, IT SO IS.

You won't see any before pictures, and I'll tell you why: because I made this. Like, made it made it.  This lovely Star Wars material was a vintage bed sheet.  I have had it lying around for quite some time, but I had a limited about of fabric so I knew I would only get one shot.

Those of you who saw the sheet sitting around my house for months know how scared I was to start it.  As nervous as I was, I am pretty happy with the way that things turned out.  Therefore I am going to fill by day with Star Wars puns, and humming theme songs.  

Speaking of today, I will be quite busy doing my roommates hair and make-up.  This is the part where you think, wait doesn't she live with three guys?  Yes, I do.  But they are in the drag show tonight with a couple of their friends.  I am in charge of make-up and wardrobe and I am so excited!!  They are doing the mash-up of Rumor Has It/Someone Like You from Glee.  Their dance is awesome.  I will be sure to include pictures and maybe a video
...if you're good.

Song that I can't stop humming everywhere I walk:

April 17, 2012

A Weekend of Best's.

Over this past weekend, besides seeing the best concert ever, I also had the pleasure of spending some time with my best friend ever.  Meet little miss Katie, or as I lovingly call her, Trina.  We are so different, but we compliment each other so well.  She settles me down, and I force her to be a little more crazy. 

...but she is moving far far away.   

This coming fall, she will be relocating to California to work on her doctorate because she is wicked smart and amazing.  I will miss her quite terribly, but maybe not as terribly as this guy in the photo's.  Meet her boyfriend Brett who will be heading the opposite direction to New York.  I thought it would be nice when I was around to take some photo's of the two of them, so that they would have some to put in their apartments next year.  Here are a few of my favorites...

As you can tell, my favorite ones are mainly of Katie laughing, because it makes me so happy to see her happy.  Oh well, I know our friendship will survive the distance.  It has for the past four years.  Already planning my trip to California to visit though! 

April 14, 2012

I have nothing to wear.

I think you all know that is a lie.  My closet is overflowing with clothes.  Actually my room is overflowing with clothes because I broke my closet...because of too much strain.  But, this weekend is a monumental occasion for me, and I don't know if I have anything monumental to wear.

Song: Styrofoam Plates, Album: The Photo Album

Why such a big deal, you ask?  Because this weekend I am seeing Death Cab for Cutie in Milwaukee!!

Song: We Looked Like Giants, Album: Transatlanticism

Now, before you get all judgy, and write it off as "emo" music, (that word is so 2006) allow me to explain something.  I have had a love affair with Ben Gibbard's music since I was fourteen.  For eight years, he has comforted me with his brilliant lyrics seemingly describing my thoughts, celebrating my successes, and nursing my heartbreak.  

Song: Crooked Teeth, Album: Plans

I think that fanatic may be a kind word to describe my obsession with Death Cab.  And I will not apologize for this obsession!  Other things I have loved since I was fourteen include my family, and push-ups.  (The dessert, not the exercise obviously).  That's it.  As you can see, not much has made the cut.  

Song: Bixby Cannon Bridge, Album: Narrow Stairs

Is there any music that has stood the test of time for you?  Because it is just that GOOOOOD?

Song: Some Boys, Album: Codes and Keys

And the best part?  I get to share it with my favorite person! Alex and I are leaving shortly, and we get to see some pretty awesome friends on the way.  I will be sure to take loads of pictures of our adventure.

Have a wonderful weekend darlings, I'll just be out fulfilling a life long dream.

April 7, 2012

Does this braid make me a Padawan?

So for those of you who don't remember or who managed to make it through unscathed, being able to french braid is like currency in middle school.  All of the girls who could french braid got invited to all of the best sleepovers because everyone wanted them to do their hair.  Coming in a close second were the girls whose moms knew how to french braid, who somehow had time to do their hair every morning before school.  Then there was me...who came to school every day looking like Julie of the Wolves. 

This wasn't for a lack of trying.  I knew that the perfect french braided hair was the key to popularity, success, and most likely love.  So I toiled in my room for hours attempting to practice on all my doll's I pretended I didn't still own.  And to no avail.  I couldn't figure it out, nor could my mother or my sister.   I was convinced that it took a real live Rumpelstiltskin to be able to french braid.

Which is why I am proud to announce to you, 10 years late, I have been blessed with the magic fingers!! I have finally figured out the enigma that is the french braid.  Due to this, I have walked around campus all week with my hair styled like a 12-year-old.  You know why? Because for the first time in my life...I can.

Look at me now ladies, I bet you all want to be my friend.

I scored this shirt for 99 cents at a thrift store and it still had it's original Daytons tag on it.  It has to be at least 40 years old.  I adore it.  And the 1950's travel case is my new favorite thing, and I think it's going to be my new sewing basket...which I desperately need.  Just ask my boyfriends needle trodden feet.

Lady Crush: Nancy Sinatra

"It's a hectic, crazy life. You're not like a shoe salesman, who can get rid of his wares. You're stuck with a product - yourself."
-Nancy Sinatra

I can't imagine what her life was like growing up with Frank Sinatra.  In addition to her mother, Nancy Barbato, her stepmothers included: Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Marx.  Just knowing one of those people would be crazy, but having all of them in your life is insane!

It's interesting to see how she transformed to fit the sex icon image that was given to her.  The short skirts, blonde hair, and classic go-go boots made her into a style icon.  Women all around began dressing like her.

She was never taken seriously as an artist.  She once said that she was never allowed to grow because her albums were more to look at than to listen to.  I feel as though she is so misunderstood, and I love her all the same.

Isn't this music video spectacular? (These Boots Are Made for Walkin'-Nancy Sinatra)