Fill in the Blank... Sometimes series!


Here are some photos of me contemplating life, just for you. I knew you were just dying to
see some. I thought they fit this "Sometimes" series from Young People in Love.

I get weirdly excited about watching that bouncy ball video for Sony. Don't ask, just watch. HERE!

I feel overwhelmed with gratitude when someone does something unexpectedly nice for me or for a stranger.

I can't stop thinking about how season 3 of Downton Abbey a) won't be on in Britain until the Fall and b) not on in the
U.S. till 2013. NOT. OK.

I just want to eat cheddar bunnies. I'm eating them now.

I am kinda a bad person and don't text people back very fast.... or at all. Sorry.

I wish I could dye my hair the color Rachel McAdam's was when she was promoting The Notebook. Blonde
with a few light strands of pink. Sick.

I just don't understand the allure of tramp stamps. Really??

I can't believe how close I am to having my parents come visit me and seeing Phoenix for the first time!

I strongly consider spending a lot of money on a nice camera. I am obsessed with mine.

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SAG Awards Gown Update

I think all that needs to be said in this post is that
the stars definitely one-upped their outfit choices
from the Golden Globes. These SAG awards
gowns are stunning and unique and I loved
them all so much that I just decided to show you
9 of my favorites.

What do you think?
I'm obsessed. Can I PUH-LEASE have this?
Viola Davis stuns in this beauty.
I also want this gown. So classy.
Can I be princess for the day in this gown?

So sparkly and feminine.

The neckline. Enough said.

The cut. And she looks so stinking happy
wearing this gown!

Hottest couple award goes to these two. Love
the color of her gown.

This is the dress I dream about. The color and cut
are just stunning. Brava Diana! Love the hair as well.

A day at the zoo

Yesterday, my friend and I went to the zoo.
We documented the trip and put a great song to it.
You're welcome to watch the video. :)

Outfit Post?

I know what you're thinking...
this girl's got another outfit post??
And yes, I do. I have this thing for
clothes. I buy a lot of them...

And then when I'm bored with my stuff,
I go through my friend's closets.
Which is what happened here.
This outfit is my friend Monica's (last picture)
that her mom got her from Spain.
Yeah, Spain. Big deal.

Therefore, it needed a post.
And then my dorm is just gorgeous
as I've mentioned before so I had to throw
some shots in here as well.
This volcanic rock spans around the entire campus.
I think it's pretty nifty.
And Monica. The photographer and outfit provider.

Dress: Spain
Shoes: Steve Madden
Tights: Target
Lipstick: 99 cent lipstick from Walgreens.
We be classy.

Something to be Shared

birds flying south
“Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over a pond and a stand of pines. Get a life in which you pay attention to the baby as she scowls with concentration when she tries to pick up a Cheerio with her thumb and first finger. Turn off your cell phone. Turn off your regular phone, for that matter. Keep still. Be present. Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work.” -Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Found this here this morning. Well, technically I found it off
twitter but that's all the same. It's meant to be shared.

Ethel, the Movie

Remember this post where I laid out my love for Ethel and
Bobby Kennedy and confessed that I cried my eyes out when he
died on the miniseries? Well,
Ethel Kennedy's daughter created a film/documentary
on her mother and I am dying to see it!

It was/ is (?) at Sundance and this was the time
I really wish I had some connections and money
to fly myself to Sundance. Because I would be all
over seeing this movie. I admire Ethel so much and can't
wait till I can see it with the general public.

Don't worry HBO, I'll wait... but not for too long.

A Sudden Realization

Have you ever had that moment where you step out of yourself
and realize something pretty profound? That happened to me
at church yesterday (and resulted in me missing a slide for projection.
whoops.) and I couldn't help but tell everyone once mass was out!

The other day I was complaining to my friend that I wanted
a guy to pursue me and be the one that wants me and not always
be the other way around where I like the guy and he likes someone else.
Then that night we went out to a party and I met this guy.
I don't know what will come of this if anything at all, but
he is kind of exactly what I was looking for and let's be real,
begging for. I never thought that expression, "you'll find him
when you least expect it" was true until now. Because honestly,
I was not expecting this at all.

God really does work in mysterious ways, no? It was
kind of the perfect wake-up call.

Has this happened to you? This type of realization?

Last Friday Night

Yesterday I decided to whip out the camera and snap
some photos of the architecture in my dorm.

These lights hang in the front of the building and I am
kind of obsessed.
These pillars are in the front as well and I'm even
more obsessed with these. The other day I decided
my dorm looks like it should be in DC.
I think I've expressed my love for the windows as well
but just in case, here is a photo of the window and the pillar.

We then went to a hockey game (I now love going to these, I'm
even going again tonight) and we ran into this cathedral that I thought
was breathtaking.
I thought this was a pretty legit shot.
Monica representing America and the UA.

It was a pretty great Friday night.
How was yours?

Outfit post?

I kind of like my outfit today so I thought I would share it.
I'd also like to point out how large my obsession is with
colored pants. I have a red pair and am DYING for a blue or
green (or both) pair. Literally, I would spend some of my
non-existant money to get me a pair. That's saying a lot.
Note: the excessive amount of garbage. my apologizes.
but i did vacuum the room yesterday. i had a Monica moment.

In other college life news, I am thinking about getting a job.
Any thoughts/opinions? I have a pretty big load of schoolwork
and volunteering/church activities going on, but I absolutely hate
not making money anymore. This girl likes to shop. In order for me
to shop, I need the dough. Starbucks is looking like a pretty nice option right now.

Currently Listening...

"Lend me your hand and we'll conquer them all
but lend me your heart and I'll just let you fall.
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
but your soul you must keep, totally free."
-Mumford & Sons

Lately, I have felt songs more deeply. Understood the lyrics on an
entire new level and almost cried over how intensely I was feeling
these songs. It's not like anything drastic has happened recently and
I'm vulnerable, I think I've just found some amazing artists
that really stretch the boundaries and write beautiful lyrics.

Here are some of my favorites:
Little Talks- Of Monsters and Men
And of the Avett Brothers
Bon Iver
Half Moon- Blind Pilot
People Say- Portugal. The Man.
The Civil Wars
Fleet Foxes
Phil Wickham
It's Real- Real Estate
Rivers and Roads- The Head and the Heart
I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz

Golden Globes 2012

If you thought I would let an awards show pass
without discussing the gowns, you have another
thing coming. :)
I have to say, I wasn't too crazy about most of the
gowns and I felt a lot of people went for the safe
route. So let's hope they come out in full force
for the Academy Awards.

First off, my favorite:
Her skin tone with this lavender gown is just too good.
The back. Enough said.
Love this color on her. Plus it looks like it would be
fun to swoosh around in.
After party, but I really loved the color and cut.
Always so original. Not crazy about the lime, but I
like the cut and the dress overall.
The necklace makes this gown.
I just can't. The top is crazy beautiful.

Now can we discuss how many men wore bow ties?
Please say this is going to happen all the time now!
Love him.
Does he not look like Gene Kelley's son?

Lastly, this is not from the Golden Globes, but I love Taylor's
(yes, first name basis obviously) cover on Vogue. The pictures
are so boho and chic. Check them out if you have the time.

And because I'm blabbing on about pretty things, I had to
share this video/commercial. It's so pretty with all the colors
and the music, it should be illegal... but not, because if all
commercials were like this, I would actually watch them without wanting
to hurt someone. :)

Birthday Outfit!

Remember my post on my birthday dinner and the 49er's
game? (Go 49er's!!!!) Well, I decided I would share my outfit
with ya'll (woo go South!) and see what you think.
I am really proud of my dress because it was only $20
and the comfiest, prettiest dress I ever did see.
So without further adieu, here are some pictures
from the night.
I'm obsessed with the back.
We went out to eat at this restaurant called North and the food
was delicioso! Then we topped off the evening with some yummy
gelato. I'm hooked.

Happy MLK day!

Celebratory Weekend!

Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!
I have survived my first 3 days of classes! Phew!
Now it is time to celebrate!!!!

Tomorrow I turn 19 but my friends and I are just having
it be a celebratory 3 day weekend! I'm down for that!

To kick it off, we are going shopping today for a birthday outfit,
some new heels, red lipstick, and I am on the search for some
red skinny jeans. Then we are going to birthday dinner #1
since my friend can't go do dinner with me tomorrow night.
2 birthday dinners? Fine by me! Can you say free dessert?

Then tomorrow, I am receiving the ultimate birthday present.
The 49er's are playing the Saint's in the playoff game.
This is the ultimate game for me because these are my
two teams! So in order to cheer them both on (even though
my dad says I have an obligation to the 49ers since I've
been rooting them on since birth practically), I am going
to wear my Saint's jersey (Go #9 Drew Brees!) and
verbally cheer on the Niners.
Is that fair enough?


Have a great weekend!

A New Obsession

This show right hurr. (here)
I'm fairly convinced that I was supposed to be British.
Just throwing that out there. My skin tone and way of life
would fit in there a lot more than it does here... maybe.
(This theory has not been tested out yet so please
stand by for confirmation.)
Just look at the clothes and listen to the accents!
And the whole drama behind the Crawley estate is just
too rich. I love it.
Professor Mcgonagall (definitely had to look up that spelling) is also in it.
So there is some motivation to watch it as well.
Plus it's pretty. Like Pride and Prejudice (Kiera Knightley version)
when she is meeting Darcy at day break and he is walking through
that field and the sun is rising just perfectly over his shoulder and
he is wearing that low cut white pirate shirt. Mmhh.
That kind of pretty.