Confession: I'm a pumpkinaholic. I am kind of obsessed with anything pumpkin and sweet this time of year. Pumpkin pie..pumpkin cake..pumpkin lattes..pumpkin butter..I love it all! I realize I'm starting to sound like that shrimp guy from Forrest Gump, but pumpkin is just that delicious. It's a shame that pumpkin things really only appear during this season considering how yummy it is all year round. I figured this might be a good time to share some of my favorite fall (or anytime) recipes or recipes that I've found to look extra tasty and am meaning to try. Read More
I tend to read blogs from girls of all shapes and sizes, admiring style across the board. I know size can be an issue in the fashion industry, but in a way, I thought the blogosphere was different. I didn't think that stylishly curvy ladies needed to segregate themselves in the way the industry segregates them. Examples being that weird Vogue Curvy section of VogueItalia.com or any overall purely curvy-dominated fashion spreads, which brings attention to girls of other sizes, but in a strange, separating way. Read More
This week's Blog of the Week is by another blogger I had the pleasure of meeting at the Blogger Picnic a few weeks back. I had only recently come across her blog, Tick Tock Vintage, but one of the things I instantly loved about it, besides the awesome fashion, was the adorable header. The bright and cheerful graphic makes the blog super inviting for some reason and sets the tone for blogger, Veronika's style, which seems to be the perfect mix of sophisticated and sweet. Unafraid of patterns, she loves to mix it up with funky jewelry and adorable hair bows. Read More
Ryan Gosling is the hot ticket of the moment and with good reason. After seeing Half Nelson, Drive, and..even The Notebook, I was not only impressed with his acting, but also quite smitten with his charm so it's no surprise that I'm totally obsessed with the hilarious memes of Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling and the adorable video below of Ryan Gosling himself reading the "hey girls" out loud. Read More
Dita Von Teese, in my opinion, is one of the most stylish women in the world so it was only a matter of time before she started designing. She is set to launch her debut limited edition five-piece collection, Muse, later this month. The collection will feature couture-inspired detailing and, best of all, will be available in sizes 8-20. “Offering a collection that caters to women of all sizes is very important to me,” Dita explained. “Muse is designed to complement a multitude of body shapes, so every woman can celebrate her natural beauty and feel sexy in a gorgeous dress. Read More
I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm a total Archie Comics nerd. When I was little, I spent my allowance on all issues I could find and have acquired quite a collection that I still dive into once in a while. I don't know what keeps me coming back, but when I'm looking for a quick, fun read, I turn to Archie and the gang. It's probably part nostalgia and part corny love for the characters. That's why I was pretty excited when my friend sent me the link to this awesome Archie Comic jewelry by Brooklyn-based designer GoodWoodNYC. Read More
Even though it's unseasonable warm in some areas, I can't help but love this fall/winter time of year and the fact that it's getting closer and closer to the holiday season. While the holidays are close though, the October 25th release of the She & Him holiday album,"A Very She & Him Christmas" is even closer! I'm not exactly decking the halls just yet, but I'm definitely excited for musical holiday goodness to come. Christmas songs have a tendency to get repetitive so I'm always down for new songs or a fresh sound on old classics. Read More
I've been reading the adorable book "My Mom Style Icon" by Piper Weiss lately and with each picture and every story, I become more and more fascinated. I love old photos and to hear the back stories is an extra plus. As I pass each photo, I can't help but think, "My mom and grandma should totally be in this!" I had heard of this awesome blog a while back, but always forgot to submit so I figure now is as good a time as any to show the world my favorite style icons: two ladies I like to call Mom and Grandma. My grandma, Lorenza, seemed to have an enviable collection of dresses. Read More
  There’s a corner of vintage wonders called Billy’s Antiques where a friend of mine sells some amazing jewelry at amazing prices. I once took a street style photo of a girl who works there sometimes, Jasmin Rodriguez, and have kept up with her blog, Vintage Vandalizm, ever since. I love that her style sort of blends rockabilly, pin up, and classic vintage into a pretty modern look.  She reminds me of an early Dita Von Teese in that way, but what I really admire about both ladies is the commitment to everyday style. Read More
There have been a lot of Marilyn Monroe inspired movies and/or photo shoots over the years with many celebrities trying and failing (cough*Lindsay Lohan*cough) to capture the complexity of Monroe, the girl and the movie star, but I have high hopes for "My Week With Marilyn." The film revolves around Monroe's first trip to Europe and a short affair with a production assistant named Colin Clark, who later wrote about the affair in a tell-all book that the film is based on. I'm a big fan of Michelle Williams and I think she was an unexpectedly amazing choice for this role. Read More