Tuesday, July 28, 2009

what up doc ??

I'm on my own, nowhere to roam
I tell you baby, don't want no home
I wander round, feet off the ground
I even go from town to town
I said I think this rock is grand
Say I'll be your man
Don't bring me down, don't bring me down

I met this chick, the other day
And then to me, she said she'll stay
I get this pad, just like a cave
And then we'll have, our living made
And then I'll lead her on the ground
My head is spinning round
Don't bring me down, don't bring me down

I need a lover 'cause someone new
And then to her I will be true
I'll buy her furs and pretty things
I'll even buy a wedding ring
But until then I'll settle down
Say I'll be your man
Don't bring me down, don't bring me down
Until then I'll settle down
Say I'll be your man
Don't bring me down, don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
The Pretty Things - Don't Bring Me Down

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it
You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And ask him do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone

Saturday, July 25, 2009

i get around

I'm really sorry Steven
But your bicycle's been stolen
I was watching it for you
'Til you came back in the fall
Guess I didn't do a good job after all

I was feeling really sorry Steven
And I spent all morning grieving
And everybody's saying
That you'll take the news gracefully
Somehow I don't think I'll be getting off so easily

I meant her no harm
When I left her unlocked
Outside the Orange Street Food Farm
I was just running in
Didn't think I'd be that long
I came out, she was gone
And all that was there was some bored old dog
Leashed up to the place where your bicycle had been
Guess we'll never see poor Madeleine again

Let this be consolation, Steven
That all the while you were in England
I treated her with care and respect
And have her lots of love
And I was usually pretty good 'bout locking her up

has she gone?
Well, I bet she's on the bottom of a Frenchtown pond
Rudely abused on some hescher's joyride
So I wrote you this song
In the hope that you'd forgive me
Even though it was wrong
Being so careless with a thing so great
And taking your poor Madeleine away, away

The Decemberists - Apology Song
if you don't know them then you should.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

shock me like an electric eel

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Outfit Inspiration

not exactly what i would call my style but i freakin' adore this entire outfit. it's perfect.

Friday, July 10, 2009

At Last..


One, I'm not sure if anyone remembers but about a month back I was planning a baby shower for one of my dearest friends.  Two weekends ago was finally the day of the party and wow, was I stressed but I had a really fun time putting everything together and it turned out absolutely perfect!  I have over 100 photos but I didn't want to overload so here are a few cute and crafty things I put together that I wanted to show all of my readers..if I even have any left..I know I haven't posted much lately I've just been busy as usual and I'm sorrrryy!

Anddd two, recently I found a wonderful and amazing website called invisiblechildren.com ..if anyone has a chance, check it out.  The war in Uganda is the longest running war in history and also the most neglected, especially by the United States which hurts my heart just to say. Innocent children in Africa have been abducted and held hostage used as soldiers to fight in this terrible war.  Because of numerous attacks on Uganda the government has formed concentration camps for it's citizens attempting to protect them from future raids. Unfortunately the camps are so overcrowded that disease runs rapid resulting in thousands of deaths and orphaned children.  Poverty, malnutrition, terror and starvation is the only way of living that the citizens of Uganda know and invisible children is such an incredible and innovative non profit program here to change that forever.  Please have it in your hearts to visit their website and make a donation or volunteer in your community to help save lives ♥

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Monday!

or at least it's happy for me..while others are starting their work week today mine is just ending...

(this picture is breathtaking...what I wouldn't give to be relaxing at an umbrella shaded table in front of that charming little cafe nibbling on macaroons and sipping hot cafe mocha's!) ♥
Today is my only day off this week and I couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather.  This morning I did a little shopping at Trader Joe's and then spent the rest of the afternoon in my bikini soaking up all the rays I could get on my roof top deck.  I love it up there, the view of lake michigan is beautiful and I love staring at all the buildings from the 20th floor, it's really amazing.  I got some much needed color that I've been craving for quite some time!  Tonight I'm coloring my hair jet black and then it's sushi night with my two of my best girlfriends!  I can hardly wait, if I had it my way I would probably eat sushi every day of the week for the rest of my life, it's just that delicious.  Then were gunna pop a bottle of sweet riesling, enjoy the nightlife of the city and take it from there.  I hope everyone had a fun weekend and I hope you're all enjoying your Mondays as much as I, if not..there's always tomorrow!  Take care lovies :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cozy Chic

1;  missoni 2; burberry 3; chloe 4; misoni

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Birthday To MEEEEEE

Very first picture as a 23 year old, I don't feel any different than yesterday but apparently I'm a year older than 22 now and I suppose it's time to celebrate! I bought an amazing dress for tonight with the girls and received my knockoff balmain dream shoes from aldo yesterday. I am soo ready to go get my drink on.

Have a good night everyone,
xoxo ♥

Friday, May 22, 2009

Busy As A Bee

Well well, look who finally had a moment to do a post! I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm a tad bit excited for winter to come back so I'll have more time to focus on less tiring things such as blogging for instance, and painting and so much more. I'm working six nights a week now and very very late nights so I'm a little spent to say the least. Well, in other news I have a tan at last and I'm also starting a detox diet, or at least trying my hardest to..it's really difficult for me. I don't have the best discipline with myself when it comes to eating and working out. I go through phases where I'll eat healthy and take my ass to the gym for months straight and then all of a sudden I lose it..I go in for the kill, a big juicy blue cheeseburger with bacon and waffle fries and then it's done..I will eat pretty crappy for the next couple weeks and then the cycle repeats itself all over again. I wonder if this is normal?

Anywho it's time for a shower and some lunch. Above are a few things (& people) that I love so very much, they inspire me :)

PS..ahahah just realized I spelled coco rocha's last name wrong, i'll fix it when i get around to it, lol.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Photoshop Fun

Messing around in photoshop a bit today & this is what i came up with. Trying to figure out what i'm gunna fill the rest of the left side with, it's a little blah to me, idk. I kind of like the simplicity though, we'll see. How has everyone's weekend been so far? Yesterday I went to the theatre with a friend and seen xmen which was incredible, everyone should see that movie it's most definitely worth the money. Not like it costs a whole lot in the first place to go to the theatre but i usually end up waiting for most movies to come out on video. I also ate some really delicious sushi for dinner. We ordered the strawberry fields roll which i had to have because it's named after one of the greatest songs in the world creating by one of the greatest bands in the world. That's about as exciting as my weekend gets since tonight i have work and tomorrow i'm spending with my momma. Better luck next week. Hope everyone's enjoying the beautiful weather, i know i am..warmth AT LAST.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's Easy

. . . .

and beautiful celebrities as well, of course ;)


Friday, April 10, 2009

Destination Paradise: Madonna Inn

I think I just fell in love.  Everything about this small and uniquely designed resort located in sunny California screams perfection in my eyes.  I am simply dying to room at this fantasy getaway over the summer. Is this every girl's dream or what? Literally, these pictures look like they were taken straight out of a Disney movie!  Starting today I plan on stashing some extra cash every week into my savings account for my weekend fairy tale experience.  The Madonna Inn truly knows how to pamper it's guests with exquisite decor, dining and exceptional attention to detail in every aspect imaginable.  I mean pink sugar... c'mon is this place for real?  Indeed, it is and one day it will be my reality!  My trip will be filled with pool side tanning and a relaxing spa day, hot air balloon rides and pairsailing, breakfast buffets and champagne brunch, castle tours and wine tastings & soo much more!  I am itching with excitement...California here we come! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Way Runway

one word...hot

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


It's a very gloomy day here in the city and finally i can take a second to breathe. I've been out of control busy the past few weeks and unable to post because of all the crazy things taking up my free time. Due to this nasty thunderstorm outside my window it leaves me with very little to do other than surf the net and create pretty collages in photoshop all day long. I am perfectly content with that. I am in dire need of a day of some good old fashioned r&r.

On another note, i am in the middle of planning my best friend's baby shower and WOW, i cannot believe how much work it is. Don't get me wrong, i am not kidding when i say i truly believe that i am martha stewart's long lost second cousin, twice removed but holy shit..the amount of planning, preparation, searching for the best price quotes, shopping, diy craft projects & so much more is really taking a toll on my mental stability. When she asked me to host her shower i was more than ecstatic, i mean can you imagine? Me and planning things sort of go hand in hand. I'm a bit of a control freak, and by that I mean an ocd organized perfectionist to the max. So in my mind if things don't turn out perfectly as planned I might end up losing a screw or two and for that, i am scared..haha. But it's all in good fun. Honestly, when i put all the craziness aside I really am having fun putting the whole thing together and making it absolutely beautiful for my best friends baby! I'm going to post some pictures soon that i've been using for inspiration for the shower. Hopefully everyone will like it, the theme is "Whimsical Garden" ...so freakin adorable, i can't even take it.

Well, anywho I hope everyone has been doing well. I know i haven't exactly been the best blogger lately but i'm working on it! I plan to spend the rest of today visiting your blogs & leaving sweet comments so don't give up hope on me yet. I just need to get a little caught up is all. Oh & for those of you that are wondering I have been avidly looking for shelters that have bunnies available for adoption. Now that i've had time to think about it & look over your comments i realize that adoption is a much better choice for me. There are so many poor little animals stuck in cages without a place to call home & i would much rather save them then shell out tons of money just for a baby from a breeder. Thanks for the advice lovies :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I can hardly wait for the weekend.  Sorry for the lack of posting lately but all my time has been taken up by work and my a-z photo project that I started last week for my portfolio.  I will make a real post veryyy soon but in the meantime isn't this fuzzy tailed baby bunny the most adorable little thing you've ever laid your eyes on?  I've really been in search of a good holland lop breeder in Chicago but no such luck thus far.  I even visited the animal shelter in hopes of finding one for adoption but they had NO bunnies.  Can you believe it?  I'll keep my hopes up but honestly, I think I may have to order one from a breeder outside the state and either have it delivered or take a vacation there and plan to pick it up while I'm visiting, like to the dells for a weekend getaway?!  That could be fun.  Honestly though, isn't he the cutest?  I could just eat him up, er..not literally but you get the point ;)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Celebrity Beach Bodies & Summertime Blues

I am seriously dying for the springtime air to swoop in on me and replace this long cold bitter chicago winter. So much in fact that I found myself googling such things like "caribbean islands" and "bathing suit trends for 2009" this morning when I woke up to find nothing but rain and blustery wind outside my bedroom window. I've been in a bit of a funk feeling much less inspired than usual these days and I knew some much needed time for daydreaming of summertime swimsuits was just what the doctor ordered. I simply CAN NOT wait until the day I can throw on some flip flops and a cover up, walk myself to the beach and lie carelessly with my toes in the sand soaking up the rays. I miss those days, the lazy days. Summer night adventures, bonfires, fireworks, festivals..LOLLAPALOOZA! All of it. I'm in dire need of a weekend vacation if winter decides to run it's course another two months. I'm not exactly sure I can hold out for that long. In the meantime I suppose I'll order my victoria secret swimsuits online and wait rather impatiently for their arrival. At least when the package does come in I can try them on and lay in the middle of my carpeted living room floor pretending that my ceiling fan is the sweet warm wind and the lightbulbs are my imaginary sun. I'm debating which one(s) I'll purchase this year but to completely honest I usually end up buying anywhere between 2-4 bathing suits a year anyways so I might as well save myself the trouble and get them all.  I especially love the pink embellished one piece, that's a definite must have and the mint green two piece is very different from any other suit that I own so that's a winner as well.  If anything I might skip the black one. I already own two black ones and although the style is  pretty different than mine I have to think realistically.  It's not like these are cheap!  I guess I've just made up my mind then haven't I?  How about some advice, I could really use it ;)

Oh yes, and I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  I apologize for the lack of posting & neglect this week.  I will be visiting blogs and commenting tomorrow! XOXO

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Style Inspiration

I really miss the days when Lindsay Lohan didn't look as if she hadn't slept in weeks due to binge drinking and snorting coke off toilet seats in bathroom stalls. I can't even remember how long ago that was so for a friendly little reminder I sometimes flip through my December 2008 issue of Harper's Bazaar to take me back to the good old days. I'm kidding of course. Lindsay was hardly practicing good-girl habits less than four months ago but it certainly looks as if she cleaned up her act for a hot minute thanks to this shoot by Terry Richardson. So clean, in fact that her outfits inspired me to start web hunting for similar pieces that I can incorporate into my own wardrobe. Not exactly what I would call perfect but close enough to pull off the same look and cheap enough to not burn a gargantuan hole in my pocket. There's already a decent sized one shredding at the very bottom of my rock and republic's as we speak and now is definitely not the right time in my life to increase it's volume.  Before I bid you adieu here is the pricing and places you could pick up your lilo duds and a comparison between the real deal & the steal deal...

jacket  | diane von furstenberg $645
top | daniel swaroski $special order <-- yikes
jeans  | dkny $89
shoes | courtney crawford $565
gloves | louis vuitton $845
shades | grey ant $253

jacket | larok $150
top | bottega voneta $580
jeans | buckle $50
shoes | aldo $80
gloves | asos.com $14
shades | ksubi $210

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sushi Chic

NYC based designer Elise Overland showcased her fall 2009 collection this February 14th at the drive-in studios.  I have to ask myself why I haven't posted these earlier.  To be honest I haven't the slightest idea.  Photos with this magnitude of brilliance definitely do not belong sitting in a documents folder.  Therefore I provide you with a bit of daily eye candy for your viewing pleasure :)

I love the amazing array of vibrant colors and textures Elise incorporates into her pieces this season.  All the little details are just as lovely as well, such as the super chic zipper embellishments and pyramid studded leather gloves.  I would kill for the metallic purple lambskin blazer.

"Shimmer" was apparently the shows theme says Overland who was inspired by a cook book about japanese sushi given to her by a friend, Alexander Rower.  Elise was also quoted saying that she was going for, "the sophisticated rock & roll badass princess look"  She most certainly hit it right on the head with that one, don't you think?