I am so excited for Red Velvet's brand new line of gorgeous spring dresses to go on sale tomorrow! I've got my eye on the Wedding Cake Dress (second from top right), the Vanilla Lace Dress (second from bottom left), and the Record Store Jumper (bottom right). Honestly, I'd love one of each, but thankfully for my bank account, I'm only planning on snatching up one of these beauties tomorrow.
I am seriously so happy for Elsie and her team. They've created a beautiful collection, and should be immensely proud of their work. I'm already awaiting next season's collection. Great job, gals!
I had every intention of being productive this evening, but after watching a Family Guy episode where they make reference to The Noid (see below), I had to take a trip down memory lane by pulling up a bunch of videos of 80s and early 90s commercials about which I had nearly forgotten. YouTube, if you weren't such a great source of entertainment, I would curse you for being such a time-waster! Excuse me while I indulge my pop culture obsession ...
Dominos - The Noid
I loved The Noid! I had the bendable Noid figure and everything. I vaguely remember them coming out with a video game, but I never had it. I was too busy playing Cool Spot instead.
I specifically remember this commercial coming on during Pee-Wee's Playhouse, also known as the best kids show of ALL TIME.
The California Raisins
I had all of the California Raisins figures as a kid (we apparently were big on buying toys based on ad campaigns). Probably still do, buried somewhere in my dad's basement.
This was, for whatever reason, my sister's and my favorite commercial when we were kids. We used to reenact the whole thing at random intervals throughout our childhood. And by "used to", I mean we still do.
I think this might have been where my problem of super-fast speech may have started. Also, I was really into "Boy Toys" as a kid, and loved Micro Machines!
Coke - Max Headroom
Ahh Max Headroom. So creepy, and so memorable. Did you know they made a movie about him? It was terrible.
I could go on and on with these, but I'll spare everyone. What were your favorite commercials as a kid? I wanna know!
I really have no good reasoning behind posting this song today, it's just one of my very favorites. All of Frightened Rabbit's music is so wonderful. And I'm sure my love for the vocals has nothing to do with my borderline-obsession with UK accents. Nope, nothing to do with it at all.
OK, let me start off by saying that no, I am not pregnant. I am not close to being pregnant, nor do I don't have any desire to be pregnant (right now). I just happen to love this beautiful nursery from Joni at Lay Baby Lay. Heck, take out the crib, put in a bed, and I'd live there without a second thought! So, I decided that this beautiful room would serve as the first inspiration piece in my new ColorCoded series (side note -- you'll be seeing a number of new series around here in the coming days. I hope you enjoy!). The room is feminine without being overly-saccharine, and whimsical while still being pretty grown-up. Honestly, they're two traits I aspire for, so why not use a room that embodies both and turn it into a mini-wardrobe?
I suppose the inspiration for my latest Polyvore creation should come as no surprise, seeing as how I just flew back from the nation's capital yesterday. These three looks aren't necessarily based on the fashions I saw in D.C., but more on the city itself. From the city's ever-looming military presence to our time spent in Chinatown, from the modern urban trends to the old world luxury apparent throughout much of the city, D.C. is a huge inspiration. I can't wait until my next trip!
I know I didn't mention it on the blog, but I've just spent five glorious days in one of my favorite US cities, Washington, D.C. While I recover a bit from the long travel day yesterday (flight delays and driving thru near-blizzard conditions to make it back home are pretty exhausting), here's a video from two artists I really love, D.C.-native Wale and the inimitable Ms. Lady Gaga. Word.
Oh God. Don't laugh too hard at my nerdiness. Please and thanks! And shout out to Moorea for posting her regional dialect vlog and giving me an excuse to post my own.
Things I have learned about myself from doing this video:
(1) I roll my eyes. A LOT.
(2) I say "I guess" and "I don't know" ... a lot.
(3) I really like to carry out my "s"'s.
All you have to do is make a video of yourself saying the words listed below and answering a few questions. That way, everyone can hear how people in your neck of the woods pronounces certain words, and the rest of us can all make fun of you! Just kidding, we're really laughing with you, not at you. Promise!
In case you've been living under a rock, the midwest is currently getting pummeled by a pretty nasty winter storm. It's not that bad where I live compared to a lot of other cities, but we're still getting a decent amount of snow, high winds, and sub-zero wind chills. Awesome. So to take my mind off the miserable conditions outdoors, I'm bundled up on the couch with the sweet sounds of summer pumping through my headphones. Each of these songs either reminds me of a specific summer or somewhere warmer than my current surroundings, so here's to hoping they do the trick.
And to my friends enjoying the same wintery mess -- be safe out there!