Friday, August 24, 2007

The Girls

So I was on a roll and look up a piece of clothing, shoe, or accessory to go with each of the songs this week. You know how designers and brands often name their pieces girl names (ex: Stam bag by Marc Jacobs), well I looked up a item to go with each girl name of this week's top 10 songs. The clothes aren't that unusual or anything, but I would wear all of them - they're kinda preppy (hesitant to use that word) and totally ready for fall. Enjoy!

1. Annie - Vanessa Carlton
"Annie Oakley Tote" - Anthropologie

2. Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel

"Cecilia" top - J.Crew / "Cecilia" dress - Delias

3. Eleanor - Jet
"Eleanor" Keds

4. Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand
"Jackie O" Dress - Tart @

5. Jenny - I'm From Barcelona
Jenny Jen top @

6. Jolene - Ray LaMontagne
(um I couldn't find anything I liked with this name - its a toughie)

7. Josephine - Brandi Carlile
"Josephine" dress - Nanettte Lepore @ Nordstroms

8. Katie - Missy Higgins

Kate Spade Tote

9. Polly - Keren Ann
"Polly" Flat - Irregular Choice @

10. Suzie - Boy Kill Boy
"Suzie" Jacket - J.Crew

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Loving Life Under the Blacklight

Yesterday was like Christmas - the long awaited new Rilo Kiley CD came out. I was a little skeptical about their single "Moneymaker" because it didn't sound like them and I thought they were trying to go more mainstream. However, the rest of the CD is back to the way things were. They have a little different sound, but its still original. It sounds more like Jenny Lewis' solo project than it does the old Rilo Kiley - so you know it will be AMAZING. If you've never heard of Rilo Kiley, I would highly recommend this CD. The theme of the album is the club/dance floor (but NOT in the pop-Madonna way) - and it sounds a bit retro. It will definitely make you smile (the lyrics are sometimes funny) and wanna dance around in your underwear.

and did I mention that the plastic of the CD case is purple? yet another reason to check it out!

** I have some of the songs playing on the audio feature (my fav is Silver Lining!)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Think Pink

Here is a scene from my favorite movie, Funny Face (with Audrey Hepburn. Since Fuchsia seems to be one of the "it" colors for fall - I found this clip to be quite fitting. Remember - think pink!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Weekly Top 10 Songs!

So I have a really random playlist this week and I was gonna try to be an overachiever and find something cute to go with the theme of each song... but I got really lazy and didn't. However, I did find some nice things along the way(above)... anyways mind the boring post - here is the weeks playlist:

1. The Comeback - Shout Out Louds
2. The Counter - Psapp
3. The Greatest - Cat Power
4. The Guide - Borne
5. The Hat - Ingrid Michaelson
6. The Heavens - The Raveonettes
7. The News - Jack Johnson
8. The Park - Feist
9. The Rain - K-OS
10. The View - Modest Mouse

I don't know if any of you watch So You Think You Can Dance? but I was soooooooo HAPPY that Sabra won - she sooo deserved it :)

**going shopping tomorrow so hopefully I'll find a dress - wish me luck!

Gold Tote- Target
Geometric Necklace - Forever 21
Disney Couture Necklace -
Silver Heels- Forever 21

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Makes Going Back to School Fun?

decorated cookies @
***and a quick note the itunes free single of the week is by A Fine Frenzy! gotta love free music!

Watercamera Pictures

got my watercamera developed from the beach - here are some cool pics
the middle one is my friend doing a handstand in the water - the pic came out very artsy I think
in the last one those are my feet - I got an airbrush tattoo of a bird on it ;)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Party into Fall

So I'm going to a surprise party for a girl on the dance team - its a sweet 16 bash at a yummy Italian restaurant all equipped with a dance floor for us to boogie (that is such a strange word). Its in 2 weeks, so I still have time to find a dress, but I was just looking online for some ideas. I don't want a summery looking dress, but I still want to be able to keep cool in it. I loved these dresses because they have fall colors, but the cut is still cool, so I wont be too hot - you kno? Hopefully I can find a dress this weekend - I'll post my results :)
#1-3: Dillards
#4 & #5: Nordstroms

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Very Fine Frenzy

If you love Coldplay, Aqualung, and The Fray, then you will love A Fine Frenzy. All male band it is not - it is the stage name of singer songwriter Alison Sudol. Her full length album One Cell in the Sea is absolutely heavenly. I recommend purchasing the whole album (its only $7.99 on itunes). My favorite song is "The Minnow and the Trout" but all the songs are just as lovely. They give you a serene, walking on the beach at dusk feel - and with school starting tomorrow, I want to have that mindset often. Below is her video for her single "Almost Lover" and I've put a few of her songs on my music player. Enjoy!

Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy


Monday, August 6, 2007

Beach Photos

The house
Seaside Market

Attempted to take a pic @ night
We rode bicyclyes everywhere
The sun ;D

Home Sweet Home

YAY! I'm finally home :D Thanks for all your comments and for not abandoning me! The beach was amazing - although I did get burned (but what else did I expect - I am a redhead)....and now I'm all peely - yuck! College visits went good.... family visits were fun - it was a pretty good vacation I say! but I CAN'T believe that school starts in 4 days! AND I still need to finish a summer reading book :( hmmmm I'm savoring these last few days of summer.

Here is an end of summer playlist - I know that the season isn't officially over, but it might as well be to me - I guess that means BRING ON THE FALL FASHION!

1. Pulling Our Weight - The Radio Dept.
2. Eighties Fan - Camera Obscura
3. Close Your Eyes - Young Love
4. Friend and Foe - The Watson Twins
5. Up and Gone - Cat Power
6. Imagine - Jack Johnson
7. Come Home Safely - Let's Go Sailing
8. Summer Skin - Death Cab for Cutie
9. Summer in the City - Regina Spektor
10. How It Ends - Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack

Have a happy rest of summer!

*some of these songs are playing on the audio feature!