Wish List: J Crew

Tippi Sweater


Majesty Pea Coat


Ruthie Shirtdress


Mini-Link Bracelet



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Prada RTW SS12

Obviously, I’m late to the game reviewing this past fashion season, but I love these collections too much not to. I’ll start this series with one of my perennial favorites; Prada. I love the whimsy and elegance this line embodies, and this season did not disappoint. Below are some of my favorite looks.

Caitlin Lomax

I love, love, love these fun sunglasses and the granny jewelry. Miucca never misses on the accessories.

Kasia Struss

I love Prada’s minimalist take on the spring’s glowy beauty trend, all the girls looked so healthy!

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TV To Do List

Breaking Bad 

Since this series was added to Netflix, I have no excuse anymore. I have almost a full year to catch up before the first episode of the final season. I’ve resisted this show because I’ve been in a happy-go-lucky comedy mood, but I’m tired of not being in on the action with this!

The Wonder Years

I’ve been waiting for The Wonder Years to be added to Netflix since the news broke that is was coming last spring. I can’t wait to watch this whole series. Anything that comes out of the Savage family is good with me!

Degrassi: The Next Generation

I LOVE Degrassi, and I can’t wait to rewatch the first 10 seasons of Degrassi TNG (I bought them all on DVD of course) and to finally catch up with what’s happening in the current season that I’ve missed. Hey I’m allowed something light–I’m trying to get through Breaking Bad!

Friday Night Lights

I’m already 4 and 1/2 seasons into this series and I 100% love it. I’ll save my thoughts on it for a series wrap up and just say: MARRY ME MATT SARACEN

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I Love: Black Market Pizza

Yesterday I had pizza with sauerkraut on it. I took the first bite to be polite, but the next two slices were pure enjoyment. The pie was from Black Market Pizza a pizza place in Ames, Iowa that specializes in turning your favorite sandwiches into  crazy, but totally delicious pizzas. The reuben has a hearty layer of corned beef, 1000 island dressing, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and mozzarella. Oddly addicting. If you don’t trust me, ask Adam from Man vs. Food:

I can’t wait to go back to try the Oktoberfest pizza; bratwurst on a caramelized onion and beer sauce.

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Brody Jenner and Watching Paint Dry

Today it’s cold out, and I have 4 hours to kill at the end of a stressful week of 4 interviews. I decided to use my time to snuggle into bed and watch season 3 of The Hills. The show hasn’t aged well, and it’s only been a few years since this season aired. It’s hard to believe that these people were the talk of the town when nothing ever happens on this show. Seriously, people talk about how Mad Men is understated and slow-moving, but it’s got nothing on the Hills. In the first episode Audrina’s kind-of boyfriend Justin burping during dinner was the point of highest tension. In the next episode, Heidi asserts her independence by painting the walls in her apartment. As I type this, Brody Jenner and Lauren are having a heated argument because Lauren laughed at Brody’s cast. Incredible drama.

Brody Jenner making monotony must-see TV on two networks

This show is the clear pre-cursor to the new “nothing happens” must see show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. The clear culprit here is BRODY JENNER, who appears on both “The Hills” and occasionally “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” as he is Bruce Jenner’s son. Apparently though, nothingness is all Jenner is good at, because his reality show “Bromance” where stuff actually happened and there was structure was the worst and failed miserably.

I do love how all the “drama” occasionally derived on the Hills comes from exaggerated reaction shots clearly cut and pasted from other times.



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Book Club: Tao of Pooh

This one was actually a required read for my religion class this semester, which is great because I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise. I’m not the girl who’s into experimenting with spirituality or who goes on meditation kicks or anything, but the tone of this book really drew me in and endeared me to it. The book describes Taoist principles and how the animals of Hundred Acre Woods embody these principles. The best part is, it’s full of excerpts from “The House on Pooh Corner” and who doesn’t love that. It’s sometimes easy to forget how much I love AA Milne’s (as opposed to Disney’s) Pooh. His simplicity is really celebrated and I think that’s a wonderful thing to celebrate. It’s a quick read (I finished it in around 2 hours) and it gives you a lot to reflect on. I’m not ready to embrace all the Taoist principles just yet, but it did encourage me to follow “the Pooh way”  and effortlessness.

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Real vs. Dream OOTD

This is what I would be wearing on this crisp fall day if i had unlimited funds. The pink Marni shift dress is a thing of dreams it looks both chic and effortless. I don’t usually love Coach, but their collection of classic leather bags has me seriously considering making my first Coach purchase.

This is what I’m really wearing today. The J Crew Cafe Trouser is the perfect high waisted pant, flattering on a variety of figures, and comfortable to boot. I got mine for $59.99. I’ve been absolutely living  in sheer button ups this fall, and Forever 21 is a great place to get these trendy pieces since you don’t need them to last forever, mine was $11.50. The Laura Mercicer Full Blown Volume mascara is my new favorite. The formula is one of the driest I’ve ever used, so clumping is a total non-issue. One of the most naturally beautiful mascaras I’ve ever used.

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