Weekend Recap: Bubbles, Bynes, and Being Festive…


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I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend (despite the oppressive temps and rain for those of you in my neck of the woods.)  I’m so happy it’s September… I’m a big fan of anything Fall and now, I can officially begin my obsession with pumpkin all over again.  Hubby and I spent some of the 90-degree weekend stowing away all that silly summer stuff and replacing it with Autumn staples.  Some of you may think it’s too early, but… (in the nicest way possible) we really don’t care 🙂 . Bring on the crunchy leaves, macintosh candles, and pumpkin carving, please.

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If you’ve been following Lady Gaga at all recently, you’d know that she’s wearing far less costume makeup than usual and she’s been acting surprisingly normal.  “Normal” is obviously all relative, but let’s all just be happy she isn’t wearing meat or “incubating in an egg.” Okay, so she looked like toast (and then a little like The Little Mermaid gone bad) at the VMAs.  That’s still a far cry from 2012 Gaga.  Recently though, she wore a dress that made bubbles and proved that she’s still the eccentric gal we know and love.

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I love how non-chalant she is about this.  She’s like “Yea, I’m wearing this really cool dress, heel-less shoes, and bubbles are surrounding me like the goddess that I am, jealous?.”  Well, actually, yes. I AM jealous and I’m not sure if that’s ever happened before with one of her outfits. This is glorious and I needed it, like yesterday. And the weird, bubble looking glasses, too.

In other news, Amanda Bynes tweeted out her first tweet since mid-July – you know, before her public meltdown.  While I was really hoping for something indicative of healing, progress, and sanity, all we got was: “I love drake.”  I mean, I don’t want to jump to any wild conclusions, but…I’m gonna go with a “no” on whether she’s recovered.

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Let me just seamlessly transition from Amanda to Miley.  In a recent interview, she broke her silence on the VMA performance that stunned a nation.  Apparently she thinks we’re kind of crazy for dwelling on it.  I guess to an extent, we are guilty of giving it more attention than it probably deserves, but it’s so much more than a few gyrations and excessive foam finger humping – it’s indicative of what “entertainment” has become and how overly sexualized moves, lyrics, and attire can affect the lives of the millions of young, impressionable children who look up to these celebrities as role models.  As much as they claim that they are “living for themselves” or that they “never signed up to guide or influence children,” they are entertainers, they are in the public eye, and by default, that accountability is part of the deal.  And, ennddd scene. 

For more info on what Miley had to say, click the picture below!

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Disclaimer: Forgive me if this post is a bit disorganized.  I came down with a terrible cold recently and life, like my head at the moment, is a bit…fuzzy.

What is the one Fall activity you look forward to most!?

XO

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White Pants, Don’t Care…


“Never wear white after Labor Day.”

We’ve all heard it.  We’ve all followed it. Now it’s time to engage in a revolution of sorts.  I don’t know about you, but white is one of the greatest, most versatile colors (or lack thereof…) to wear year-round

While white tops and dresses, especially, have found themselves soaking up the spotlight on some recent fall/winter runways and red carpets, it is time for the white pant to follow.  Honestly, if you live anywhere warm, the chances of you actually wanting to wear pants in the summer, regardless of color, is slim – it’s hot, muggy, and humid! Just thinking about those words make me instantly feel bad for any pair of legs subjected to a ‘pants prison’ in the summer heat.

Now’s the time to give the white pants some cozy, winter love. Here’s how to take white from beachside to fireside!

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This girl has it all right. Slouchy boots, structured blazer, polished scarf, oversized bag, and ass-kicking aviators. Casual and put together. What’s not to love, seriously.

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I’m sorry, but there is no explanation needed.  Victoria Beckham can do no wrong, end of story.

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Oh, okay Zoe Saldana. Could she be more chic right now? This may be an older picture, but the girl knows how to rock a neutral palate. This outfit needs to be on me, like, now. 

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So call me crazy, but I’m not in love with the awkward rust/brown colored, mini-peacoat..thing.  Maybe its the ballooning at the base of the arms. Just not feeling it. But it is still a great example of an epic white pants crossover.

And the ‘white (pant) fight’ continues…

What are your thoughts!?

XO

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