Monthly Archives: October 2014

Happy Halloween Weekend

October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween! Have you got big plans tonight? Mine will most likely look like this, sans Batman mask. Hope you have a safe and spooky Halloween! Here are some highlights from this week…

 What could be more seasonally appropriate than a perfume inspired by Edgar Allen Poe?

Basically in love with this manicure. And this one, too.

Have you met Glowy Zoey? She’s the cutest.

A seven-step guide to heartbreak

Halloween hair!!!!!!

Costume Inspiration: one and two

Pineapple jack-o-lantern = Why didn’t I think of that?!

This article hit the nail on the head.

I may or may not have stayed up until 4 a.m. last night watching this (again). So creepy. So good.

Baby costumes are everything this year: Here, here and here.



My Night at The Cassadaga Hotel

life / travel / weekend


A few weeks ago I was dying for a getaway, but my budget was not taking me anywhere exotic anytime soon. Then I remembered Cassadaga, Florida, and thought it would be the perfect destination for a dose of creepy right before Halloween. The historical town, known as the ‘psychic capital of the south’,  was established in 1894 for mediums to congregate and practice their beliefs. I visited on a day trip last year for a psychic reading and decided to up the ante this year by staying in the famously haunted Cassadaga Hotel overnight. I brought my sister along ’cause, yah know, safety in numbers, right? Here’s a recap of our jaunt into the haunted…

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Getting Over It

October 28, 2014


I haven’t really touched on this, but a few months ago I broke up with my boyfriend of over six years. I moved out and while I have been reminded in many ways that I made the right choice,  it doesn’t make it easy. After months of weighing the possibilities and finally living on my own for a little bit, it hit me like a ton of bricks tonight. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I knew it would happen, even in my strongest moments; I knew I’d eventually feel this way. There is no going back and this person that I shared so many unique experiences with doesn’t know me anymore. It’s really hard, and even harder when I think about him hurting too.

Like most things, this will pass, but I wonder how long it takes. I know there’s no science to it, but I think about it everyday, and there are unwelcome reminders everywhere I look. I struggle with wanting to to keep in touch with someone who was everything to me, but not wanting to get hurt again. I wish there was some book I could pluck off the shelf and look up the answer to this situation… (ah, yes, page 43. It says don’t look back. Well, that settles it!) If only it were that easy. I know this isn’t the most uplifting post, but it’s honest.

Hoping for clarity and strength in the near future. And in the meantime, a little musical therapy. xo

Color Craving

inspiration / style

I have a confession to make: I don’t like fall. Hear me out. It’s basically like summer is dying, and summer is my favorite. There’s the beach, and sunshine, and heat, and the days are long. There are icy drinks poolside and fireworks, and grilling outdoors. What is not to love?! And then there’s fall. The trees are literally dying, and the days get ridiculously short and dark. I mean if we’re being honest here, do you know what people love most about fall? It’s pumpkin spice. It’s a flavor… And I’m more of a vanilla latte kinda gal anyway.

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Halloween Inspiration: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 21, 2014

holiday / inspiration / style


With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been looking for costume inspiration everywhere from TV and movies, to historical figures and politicians. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a classic. With an extensive cast of outlandish characters, this film is the perfect inspiration for a group costume, or to go solo. Here are a few supplies and tutorials for a Rocky Horror Halloween…

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Wednesday Wisdoms #6

October 15, 2014




I could really use this this week. I have been easily distracted, tired, and foggy-minded. Frankly, I want to take a nap. Yesterday, this morning, ten minutes ago – nap. So glad to make it mid-week and here’s to powering through to the weekend! xo

Halloween Inspiration: Karl Lagerfeld

October 13, 2014

fashion / holiday / inspiration

Halloween Inspiration: Karl Lagerfeld

There is so much to admire (and envy) about the king of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld. From his severe appearance to his lavish lifestyle, he is an obvious inspiration when looking for a Halloween costume. If you’re a fashion lover, or attending a costume party with a fashion-forward crowd, consider rocking the suit and ‘tude of the man behind Chanel.

becoming karl: wig, shades, choupette, camera, gloves, suit, collar, chanel (attitude, muse, and famous friends not found in stores)