Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Club: Egghead

Guest post by Jen Muller. 

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I've never met anyone who doesn't enjoy Bo Burnham’s comedy. His brand of stand-up has its own unique format and is amazingly fresh when compared to other stand ups. So when he mentioned in his Netflix special “What” that he had a book coming out I was so excited, and I was so ecstatic to receive it as a gift over the holidays.

"Egghead or You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone" is a fantastic book of poetry. Each poem is paired with its own illustration and unique format, which is reminiscent of Shel Silverstien. His poetry is thought-provoking and hilarious.

My immediate recommendation is that this is a must-read. I will re-read this book on rainy days, on days when I’m sad, when I need to kill some time, or when I need a funny joke to tell. I am so glad that I have this book. 
I want to say a bit about the poetry in the book, because I think it deserves to be discussed as much as Bo Burnham does.

Each poem has its own unique twist, syntax, and narrative. As a reader it's impressive how Bo can tell you a story and give you a plot twist that has you in stitches all in just a couple lines or stanzas. The illustrations by Chance Bone are also a happy addition - they give each a poem a level of vividness that only makes the book more enjoyable.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Wearing a Garbage Bag | Sweater Dress and Leopard Accents

Happy Monday lovelies!


When I noticed this dress on the rack, I thought it resembled a garbage bag, especially with the knot at the bottom. I actually really like the way it looks on me though - it's comfortable, it's flowy, and the knot really adds interest. Who knew garbage chic was a thing? 




 






Thanks for reading!

Dress: Zara (similar here)
Accessories: J Crew clutch, Zara necklace (similar here), Essie's 'Fashion Playground'
Shoes: Sole Society

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Piece of Korea | A-Line Dress and Pops of Cobalt

Wonderful Wednesday everyone!

This dress is kind of special because my aunt got it for me while in Korea. Asian fashion is quite unique and I was excited to do some shopping while there. When I wear this dress, I feel like I'm wearing a little piece of Korea. I like how sweet and girly this dress is and I've never seen a print like it before! There are patches of blue on the dress so I paired it with other cobalt accents like these shoes and the bag. I didn't actually plan this but I wore orange nail polish which I think looked really nice against the blue. Not a bad look for a sleep-deprived, jet-lagged traveler, no?







Thanks for reading!

Dress: Line (from Korea) (beautiful one here)
Accessories: Forever 21 bag, OST necklace (from Korea)
Shoes: Forever 21 shoes (similar here)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jet Lagged | Tulip Skirt and Leopard Spots

Hello lovelies!

Finally another outfit posts! It really has been a while, hasn't it? I've been ridiculously jet lagged from my trip to South Korea early this month and it was all I could do to get out of bed during the day to take these photos. DC and Korea has a 13 hour time difference so night and day has been completely switched for me. I can't completely judge how acceptable this outfit is in my sleep-deprived state but I hope you enjoy my ramblings and my semblance of an outfit. 




Do any of you guys have any tips on overcoming jet lag in a hurry?

Top: H&M tank, Francesca's cardigan (similar by H&M)
Bottoms: Thrifted skirt (similar here)
Accessories: Stradivarius belt (similar here), J Crew clutch (actually a pouch)
Shoes: Sole Society

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Winter 2014/2015 Favorites

Hello beauties!

What a winter it's been! I feel like so much has gone on these past few months so before it ends completely, I wanted to share some of my favorite things this past season:
Winter '14/'15 Faves
Makeup
  • Naked 3 palette: I got this eyeshadow palette back in June 2014 and my oh my is it gorgeous! It's such a beautiful palette with lovely rosy colors that's flattering on a wide variety of skin tones! I can use it for an everyday natural look or a very glamorous holiday look! 
  • Maybelline Cat-Eye mascara: This is a new mascara I tried. I have very short, sparse, sticks-straight-down Asian lashes and I have a hard time finding a mascara that will hold a curl. I've never used a mascara like this before - my curl will last literally all day!! 
  • Makeup Forever lipstick in N9 : I got this as a free birthday gift from Sephora and I honestly love it! It's a very flattering neutral shade. Think, "my lips but better." Once I run out, I'm definitely buying the full sized version.
Nails
  • OPI "Steady She Rose": I love love love this color for every day. I wear it to work all the time and it gives such a subtle and soft but ladylike color that goes with everything. I highly recommend this for days where you want to have something on your nails but need to look professional.
  • CoverGirl XL Gel Polish in "Raspberry": I love how deep and complicated this berry shade is! It's quite a stunner and the formula is fantastic! Marsala was named Pantone's color of the year so this is right up that alley for all you trend-lovers!
  • Essie "After School Boy Blazer": I've never saw such a perfect 'true navy' polish before! The color is so dark (almost black) but has the loveliest sheen and I can see this becoming a staple in my Winter stash.
Fashion
  • Tory Burch bag: I have been waiting years to get my hands on this bag so I was super happy to buy it on sale during Black Friday. I love the versatile quality, the saffiano leather, and the lovely color!
  • Sole Society Jenn pumps: Ohmygoodness my love for these shoes knows no bounds!! I love the d'orsay design, the leopard print, the pointy toes - everything!! I've featured it in a lot of outfit posts because it's so hard not to pair them with everything!
  • H&M cat beanie: This beanie = love! I've worn it so many times to combat the chilly morning air. Absolutely cute and cheeky!
Hair
  • Short Hair: I got a long bob haircut this winter and I'm actually really loving it!
  • Batiste dry shampoo: Although I don't like to wash my hair too often, it gets so oily so fast! Luckily dry shampoos are a thing now and I worship at the Temple of Batiste. Highly recommend this to everyone!
  • Goody Spin Pins: I don't know how I managed to do my hair without these in the past. Seriously, these are amazing. One spin pin does the work of 20 bobby pins! I stick two of these in my hair bun and I don't readjust during the day. At all. No joke!
Movies, Books, TV
  • Birdman: Hoo wow, this film... Trust me, guys, there's a reason this movie was nominated for all those awards at the Oscars. Such an amazing film and Michael Keaton is extraordinary in it!
  • Egghead: My friend Jen and I are planning a joint review on this poetry book quite soon because it's just that good. I hope you guys will enjoy it and I can't recommend this book enough!
  • Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi has been a fantastic Doctor so far and I'm highly enjoying his take on the time lord. It's been an incredible season and I can't wait for more!
What were some of your favorite things this Winter?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Soul to Seoul (Part One)

I'm back from my travels in South Korea!!

It was an incredible adventure and I had such an amazing time reconnecting with my family, seeing all of the sights and soaking in the culture. I've posted a fraction of some of the things I was up to on Instagram under the hashtag #adventuresinkorea, so if you guys get a chance, you can check out my gallery there.
In the meantime here are some of the pictures I took while there. Part 2 will be up soon!

When I first arrived in Korea, I spent a day adjusting to the time difference. I remember that first morning, I made my way to a cafe (Paris Baguette) for breakfast and maybe a pastry.



My uncle in Seoul was gracious enough to drive me to Pusan to visit some family I had there, including my grandmother. For reference, Seoul is the largest city in South Korea and Pusan is the second largest. My Pusan uncle arranged a tour for me to visit the sights. I went to Taejongdae (the oceanside), Haeundae (the beach), and Songjung (a coastal city). I also visited a shrine to Nongae, the courtesan who dragged an enemy general to his death (and committed suicide in the process) by drowning him in the oceans of Jinju.






























Part two is coming soon!!
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