Friday, February 26, 2010

Korea before London!

Yesterday, I finally found a copy of Rosetta Stone Korean!!! I'm sure you are wondering why I need this. Well, I was informed by my asian beau that we are having dinner with his parents before I leave for London. There is only one problem, Tom's parents do not speak english very well, Tom is a great translator but in the heat of conversation he usually forgets that I don't speak Korean, and I am left in the dust. So in the hopes that they will see that I am trying as hard as they do, I will try and lock down the necessary phrases to get by. I have started and its a rocky road but I have 3 weeks and I am determined to speak korean to them at dinner! No matter how scared I will be!
All of this talk about Korea and their devastatingly hard language, makes me think about asian inspired rooms. Here are a few that I like:

I realize that these are not rooms, but they are asian inspired day beds! I love little nooks to snuggle up in, and with the wicker material it lets in just enough light to read or nap! I just want to grab my asian and read a book in there with him.

I think this is a great example of an asian inspired bedroom. It has a focus on natural colors and materials, which I love it is so calm and inviting. I also really like that the asian inspiration is no so literal they have a small bonsai and the parchment lights and the simple lines of the furniture!

I liked this dining room because of the asian accessories. I love the wallpaper because it is not in your face but it is simple and it flatters the room. The asian writing on the wall is alittle much but overall it has a subtle asian flavor.

This look might not work for everyone, but I really like the idea of floor pillows. Grated, I would like to have traditional seating in addition to the pillows but I like the way this looks! Do you?

This is how to rock a floor pillow, or atleast how I would. The furniture is low which makes the pillows not that out there and provides another expectable seating alternative. I also love the branches, that are a cool substitute for flowers.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this asian gallery, and wish me luck on learning Korean. Have a great weekend everyone, and I will meet you back here on Monday!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Today is the day! I have my rain boots on and I am skipping down to the Red Box. It is the perfect movie day, for the September Issue!!! I have waited so long to see this and I am soooo excited!! I have a huge girl crush on Grace Coddington and I hear that she shines in this documentary!
I love you!

Well, I am off to the red box but I will be back here tomorrow to tell you how much more I love Grace Coddington!!

Have you see it? What did you think???

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

London Calling!

I cannot wait to get to London, I have been looking at all of my friends pictures and it makes me so excited!!!! Just over 3 weeks left till I am abroad!! Yay!!
I would love some must see recommendations if you have been to Europe before!!
Let me know!

Until Tomorrow!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Interruption, for randomness.

This morning I woke up and realized that I am probably not going to change out of my pajamas, and I have some really random things I would like to share instead of Wardrobe Inspiration Mondays, don't worry it will be back next week. To start this foolishness off is the my Asian boyfriend is a wealth of the strangest knowledge in the world to prove it here, is the Blob Fish that he shared with me a few days ago:
Isn't this little bugger repulsive! This is actually a "fish" he is made up of gelatinous material and has no bones or muscles, and he floats in the water. He even drools when he is nervous, this is terrifying. Thank you Tom.
This is just a $1500.00 trunk that I like, nbd. WAYYY out of my price range, but a girl can dream...picture it getting off the plane of the tarmac with your sweet yellow trunk...sigh!
Moving on.

Don't laugh these are real, and Oprah likes them which means they are Hot, with a capital H! They are called Shuella (shoe.ella), they are "the lovechild of an umbrella and a shoe" This is offensive, if I had a pair of shoes worth protecting, I wouldn't wear them out in the rain...these are beyond awkward. What do you say when you see your friend in these, oh nice plastic bags on your feet. I don't get it, do you?

This is really random, and it might offend some of you, and I am sorry. But I was endless entertained when my friend sent this to me!!

Welp, I will see you back here tomorrow!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Curse you Lent!

So lent it here and I have decided to give up soda...I have not shared this with all of you but if I could have an iv drip of Coca-Cola I would. I can drink an endless amount of soda. But I think it is a great give up not only for Jesus but for my waist line.

Big drool.

Do any of you drink anything low in sugar that is delicious that I could substitute for my daily fix of soda??? HELP ME!!

Well I hope that all of you have great weekends here is a snapshot to get you off to a great start!

When I visit paris I will reenact this for all of you!

Happy Weekend! See you back here for Wardrobe Inspiration Mondays!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Good Morning!

Talk about waking up on the right side of the bed, I received the most beautiful flower arrangement today from Tom. It was such a great unexpected surprise, and it makes being apart alittle easier. So since I am having such a great morning I am gonna share some smile worthy and cheerful pictures to brighten your day!!
I stumbled upon this picture and it is just too cute!

This is only on here, because I cannot wait until it comes out next week!
In exactly 1 month I will be in London!!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed some of my warm and fuzzies, thank you for all your input on the jewelry I posted yesterday everyone's comments were so helpful!!!

See you back here tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Make a Statement!

In preparation for my study abroad I have been buying staple pieces, like sweaters, alot of solids and only a few printed unique pieces. I just feel that I am going to be wearing the clothes I bring over and over again and I want pieces that I can mix and match easily. I recently talked to a friend that is currently studying in London and told me that the fashion is crazy, and she cannot wait for me to see. I dress fairly conservatively and I would consider my wardrobe a bit on the preppy side of things. So hearing that my classic wardrobe might stick out like a sore thumb, I am planning on getting some cool accessories to brighten up the repetitive wardrobe! Here is what I am thinking:

This is a sassy piece from J.Crew it is out of my price range but I think I could find something along these lines. I think it would look really cute with a sweater or with a dress for an evening out! Versatility is the KEY!

This is also J.Crew it is still kind of expensive because it is gold, and brass with glass pave stones. I love the chain link design!

I have had my eye on this for awhile! My family has been going to Nantucket every summer since I was born, and I really want a gold basket on a skinny gold chain. I realize that this is not the statement piece that I am hoping to rock overseas. But maybe a going away gift from my mom? Wishful thinking, I know!

Ruffle my feathers Tory Burch! I love the bright blue of the fathers, and I like the relaxed style of the neck strap.
Tory Burch clear resin bangles with feathers in them are amazing, on the website you can see them on an arm, and it looks like you have feathers dancing on your arm! Flawless.

Since I have been dating my architecturally savvy asian, I am really appreciating angles and shapes and this statement cuff is great!!!!

Please let me know if you know of any places that have great statement jewelry!!

See you back here tomorrow!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend Recap and Wardrobe Inspiration Mondays!!

This weekend my boyfriend came to visit and I wanted everything to be perfect!! He got here on thursday night and stayed to sunday night!! I had jammed packed days, and I tried to make the most of ever second together because I haven't seen him in a month and now I have to wait till March to see him again!! Boo. But here are some snap shots of our weekend!
First things First we Skyped with my bestfriend to say Hi, and that Tom arrived safely.
He was over tired, I was over excited.

Saturday we went into Boston!! I was a tour guide, to the best of my abilities and Tom was a typical tourist with his camera out and backpack on!! Too cute.

My favorite stop was in Anthropologie on Boyltson Street. They had the most beautiful things, see it through me eyes and Tom's lens!!

My life revolves (literally and physically) around these knobs, I love creative door knobs and Anthro has 6 turnstiles of them!!

I am obsessed with this wooden flower, I would use this as my front door knob! Do you love it?

Then I came across these:

"Handmade in Haiti with recycled materials"

These are made of news paper and cardboard, and are hand painted!!

That night we ate at Samurai Boston and I had Sushi and a Korean dish for the first time. I struggled alittle because they did not have utensils just chopsticks, unlike Tom I have not had 21 years of practice but I worked it out!

This is Bulgogi, it is Korean style BBQ beef strips...AMAZING!

Then Sunday we were noodles and just hung around the house until I had to take him to the airport (big tear) but it was a great weekend!!!

Wardrobe Inspiration Monday's is proud to present the wardrobe of:
Reese Witherspoon!

I love the all black look, and she has sweet shades!

I like the casual feeling of this outfit, and the pop of color from the necklace is great!

This skirt is awesome, J.crew has a very similar one on sale right now! And I think I see red soles, drool!!!!
I like the way these shoes make her feet and legs look, the skinny tie at the top elongates her leg and makes her look much taller!
This is a really young, fun outfit. I really like the print of the skirt, this outfit is really versatile.
This is a drool worthy dress and belt combo, I love! You could wear this now with tights and boots, or when it gets warmer with these gladiator style sandals.

I hope you can all find some inspiration from this wardrobe, see you back here tomorrow!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Everyone!!

See you back here tomorrow for a recap of my weekend with the boyfriend, and for wardrobe inspiration Monday's!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Best Day Ever!!

Sorry for the delay yesterday, it took all day to find the perfect glasses and for my persciption to be put in but here they are:

They are tortoise Ray Bans, and I am in love! What do you think?

So this post is the shortest of the short because Tom (asian boyfriend) has been trying to come visit me for over a month now and his flight for tomorrow was cancelled but thank god he was able to fly out tonight!! So I am running around cleaning and getting ready!!

We have plans to go to Boston this weekend and explore the city with his new camera so there will be pictures of our adventures on monday!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Four Eyes!

Today, I finally got an appointment at the eye doctor and found out that I am near sighted ( I cannot see far away). This problem became very apparent on my 8 hour drive home from school before Christmas. Now that we have the prescription, we just need the glasses. I have never had glasses and I would love all of your opinions on what to choose, I googled a few celebs in glasses to get me in the spirit of things!!!
Tina Fey: These look nice on her face but I think the frames me be alittle thin?

Chloe Sevigny is one of my favorite stars/designer but these glasses may be alittle too funky. I only have to wear my glasses to drive, watch tv and movies so maybe I could go for something alittle goofier because I won't have them on 24/7.

Benjamin Franklin? Julia Roberts is fabulous but I don't know how I feel about a round frame. What do you think?

With these glasses I could glare at Stephanie Pratt too! LC rocks the square frames which I am a big fan of.

Jennifer Garner, mom on the run. These glasses with no bottom frames are something too think about but they may be an older style. Thoughts?

Well I am off to shop for the perfect frames! Come back here tomorrow and see what I chose, if I am luck enough to find one today!! Fingers crossed!