Saturday, December 26, 2009

I want to drink so much with you tonight I fall down...

NPR, as a result of the genius Bob Boilen, has a fantastic series called "Tiny Desk Concert". I listen/watch for them/discuss them religiously. This is where I discovered Zee Avi and The Swell Season.

Here is The Swell Season in action. Beautiful Music.

Quaterlife Crisis.

I am having a quaterlife crisis, three years too late. Awesome.

This is the image I got when I googled "Quaterlife Crisis" ...

Oddly, it made me feel better.
Guess that means that drinking a Cosmo at 11:15 AM is perfectly acceptable.

Now, where is that Absolute Citron hiding?

Treasure Chest of Beauty

If you have not checked out a little site called ModCloth you are missing out. Find it here and prepare to be AMAZED!

Also check out their blog...

And BTW, while you are at it. PLEASE go to Spanish Moss's site. It is vintage at its finest.

I am currently obsessed with this Jewel Tasseled dress. Delish...

I found them on Krystal Simpson's blog WhatIsRealityAnyway. Thank you a million times over KS!

Friday, December 25, 2009

When I am feeling down..

Lately, I have been feeling out of sorts lately. I am not sure why, how, or what to do about it. Simply put I am feeling down. When I am feeling down, I normally wallow in it for a bit and listen to a song or two on the ol' Ipod. Here are some of my "pick me up songs"; what are yours?

Joni Mitchell - California

This song reminds me of my mother. She loves Joni Mitchell and we have been listening to her together since I can remember. In fact, the entire Blue album reminds me of mom.

Stellastar* - Jenny

I have no sentimental reason why this is a happy song, I just simply and utterly love it. Have for years.

Born Ruffians - This Sentence Will Ruin

I jammed to this almost daily with my dear friend Molly (the jamming continues, but unfortunately, Molly moved, so the dancing has ceased). The thought of us awkwardly dancing together makes me smile. (This also translates to the song Rio by Duran Duran)

Kings of Leon - Talihina Sky

This song reminds me of my husband. We listened to this song constantly for the first six months we were together.

There you have it boys and girls.

Have yourself a...

Photo Credit: Grant MacDonald - view his work here

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Days = Incessant Surfing

Romper from

SO here in small town Virginia, we have bunches of snow on the ground. We basically have not left the house, except to trounce about in the snow, so needless to say I have had a bit of time on my hands. First I started planning my spring wardrobe via google search, but my mind turned to more recent needs; clothing for the honeymoon.

I found a few items I am going to pick up before January 11th and I put on item on my wishlist (more about that later).

I found some wallet friendly piece at Lulus. I love Lulus.

I also found THIS..the Diana F+ Delux Kit. I would love to capture all our treasured moments on that camera. I am not sure I can swing the almost $300 price tag during the holidays.


I love you diana.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ebay: Don't Fail Me Now...

So a few posts ago I mentioned my infatuation with these : the Candela Over the Knee Boot.

I was trying to save up the money to purchase them, but decided instead to buy something LIKE them. I found then on ebay and I HOPE HOPE HOPE (keep your fingers crossed for me) that I love them just as much as their more expensive counterpart.

Introducing: No Name Brand Over the Knee knock off Victorina Moto Boot...

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Mr Wright and I are FINALLY going on our honeymoon in January. We had to postpone due to my work schedule, which at the time was a bummer but NOW in hindsight, a trip to Jamaica will be more welcome in chilly January vs. sunny September. There are so many things to do before the trip, including purchasing some much needed Cruise collection items. First on my list was a statement necklace that would spice up a solid long black dress for dinners.

Ask and you shall recieve... I found it.

Helllllo lover: The Springtime Cruise Necklace from Banana Republic ($59.50)

Find it here

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dirty Birdie...

I have been listening to this band for some time now, but I felt I needed to share them. I first fell in love with them on when I heard their song with David Byrne, Knotty Pine, and I have not stopped listening since.

Introducing... the DIRTY PROJECTORS!

Stillness in the Move

Cannibal Rescue

Knotty Pine (the song will be later in the video)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thank You Taza and Husband & Thank You DC.

Mrs. MFC forwarded on this fabulous blog to me; she was right - I am in love.

Seriously... how fantastic.

I seriously suggest checking it out for yourself - you will thank me.

{Photos - The Rock star Diaries}

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Well... Hellllllo

I already have two pairs of eyeglasses that I wear around town. I rarely wear contacts during the week (although I should change that habit) so I need something that is really going to spice up my wardrobe. One of my fashion muses is Brad from the Rachel Zoe Project (Don't judge me) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE his glasses. Unfortunately, I can't shell out the $900,000 it would take for me to purchase these so I am looking for a cheaper alternative. In order to do so, I did a little research and realized that not only does Ray Ban make Wayfarer SUNGLASSES but ALSO eyeglass frames. I started stalking around the interweb and found the PERFECT pair; I might even get them in two colors.

Yellow Havana


Oh and just for kicks, I want these.....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Channeling Mad Men - Decor Edition

I told you that the first post concerning my obsession with all things Mad Med would be one of my many...

The decor of Mad Men is amazing. I am always trying to figure out how to incorporate vintage pieces into my furnishings/art/etc without it looking like I should be putting plastic covers on everything and eating dinner at 4:30pm. This has been a labor of love so to speak, because some vintage pieces look gaudy when all thrown together; finally though I have found some inspriation on my FAVORITE site .

You can see the house tour and article here on Becke & Lee's vintage cabin in Lakeport, Ontario Canada. I am simply using ALL the pictures I post here from the tour as inspriration of our next place.

Check out Becke & Lee's ETSY shop HERE

Friday, November 27, 2009

Red Lipstick...

I have been trying to bild up the courage for months to wear red lipstick. Clear gloss and nothing else is the only thing in my "lip makeup confort zone", so wearing red for the evening makes me cringe. I always admire it on others, and I even toyed with the idea of wearing it for my wedding, but I can't seem to get over the fear associated with the boldness factor. That is, until now.

Tonight - for the first time since I played the part of a hussy in Oklahoma for my seventh grade musiscal, I am wearing red lipstick.

Check it out....


Please excuse the quality of the picture - my cell phone was the only thing I had on hand to snap with.

Empire State of Mind...

This song really does inspire a "Empire State of Mind" - I have been jamming to it since a good friend introduced it to us a month ago.

"Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can’t do,
Now you're in New York....These streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York"

Make Rain Chic.

Now that is it OFFICIALLY the holiday season, the requests for my Christmas list have started to come from parents/grandparents.

Here are some items that top my list....


Raw Sapphire Ring

Chunky Silver Rings - to couple with my Sapphire...

All Stars

Marc by Marc Jacobs Confetti Top

A subscription to the New York Times

Jay Z, The Cribs & Modest Mouse

Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent

What is on the top of YOUR list?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble .. Gobble...


I am so thankful for...
my husband
my family
my friends
my cat
my health
and being deliriously happy.

What are you thankful for this year ?