Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars




The Fault in Our Stars.  I was hesitant to read the book for a while because I knew it was sad.  I'm drawn to 'fallen in love with a billionaire, engaged in 3 weeks' kinda books (or Pride and Prejudice) so this one was definitely on the opposite side of the spectrum.  I finished the book in 2 days and ended up loving it. What makes the book so good is that its different.  It has a certain sense of individuality to it which makes it fresh. It's not a token romance book but it's very real.  John Green tells it like it is; which I am always an advocate for.  Whilst reading, I found myself rooting for Hazel and Augustus. I was uneasy when things went south and giddy when things went right.  To break it down, I got very emotionally attached.. which I do quite often. It was easy to forget that Hazel and Augustus were only 16 and 17.   The book spreads warm messages about people coming into our lives for a reason.  And that not even love--can be stopped by the faults in our stars.

I really enjoyed this book and I like the way it made me feel while I read it.  I felt warm and fuzzy shared with sadness.  Quite a mixture of emotions.  This book is very special.  It's not some sappy, teenage, love story thats only relatable if you listen to One Direction or are barely eligible to drive. Hazel and Gus's story can be enjoyed by many. It's not a story about cancer but about their unconventional love.

Go get it, here! 

Well, theres me digging deep on a Thursday morning for ya.  I'm sad the book is over and lacking a sequel, but then again, sometimes it's good to leave it where it's good.  The movie is coming out in June and I have watched the trailer quite a lot, I still get goose bumps.

Here's my other review of It by Alexa Chung. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

COACHELLLLLLLA VIBES

Coachella - the land of happy music, floral crowns, glam camping (does such a thing exist?) watermelon chunks, hot sun, coconuts... I am dealing with a hardcore case of Coachella envy at the moment.  This happens every year around this time....I've already decided I'm going next year so how convenient of me to plan my outfits a year in advance. 

 All outfits below differ from the token Coachella outfit consisting of cutoffs, a crop top, and ankle boots... below is overalls, funky sneakers and cowboy boots paired with fanny packs and balloon like culottes.  Straying away from the basics, still keeping the chella vibe. 


Cause you can't coachella (now a verb) without overalls. its unacceptable.  This circular bag is probably as helpful as a back pocket but its perfect for Coachella! So, a free pass it's given. 



Love these balloon shorts paired with Willy wonka sunnies. 




These boots walk into your life with the Coachella wristband already attached to them. Not really because then I'd already own them but you get the gist. They're perfect. 

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This denim romper has a cheeky zipper down the back, making it impossible to use the bathroom.. it's so dang cute though. Can you say 'buddy system bathroom breaks?' I sure as hell can. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Shoe Porn




Scratching my shoe porn itch.  

My love of shoes is so big I'd give up ice cream before I gave up shoes.  And thats pretty dang big. Being just a 17 year old flower, I mostly stick to buying sneakers because I get the most wear out of them.  I can't wait till the day when all I get to wear is high heels 24/7.  My heart is light thinking about it while my feet attempt to make a run while they're still sneaker clad. 

From my evidence gathered above, I'm into nude strap weaponry, mustard yellow pumps, butterfly encrusted sandals, Pradas resembling the sweaters my Hungarian grandmother used to knit me, Canadian suit platforms and orange tan line reeking stilettos.   Along with blisters, squished toes, sore feet and all else that hide between their lines. 

All the shoes offer different sartorial boons; the denim wedges would look great with a denim shirt and cropped jeans {CANADIAN SUIT} but not so much the lavender ankle booties. Those are saved for white billowy dresses and running through daisy fields.  (sike, like I'm gonna run anywhere in those suckers.)  The silver lining, flutterfly stilettos are about as versatile as the perfect white tee!  Then there is the edgy Dorthy-esque ankle booties that would look great with a slouchy creme cowl neck and white jeans.  I think the blue Loubs would nail it too, but not the espadrilles.  Those are saved for tropicals places or brunch, or school graduations. Probably the latter. 

The orange strap contraptions are practically begging to be worn with a crisp white button down and overalls.  Same with their nudey cousins begging to be worn with this dress.  

Then. Then, there is the ivory slingbacks that make it seems like I don't wear overalls all the dang time. 
A little bit of girly garb don't hurt anyone. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TBT


Bailey 44 dress // Schutz Shoes 

TBT to lighter hair, darker ensembles, New York mirrors and yucky carpet...