Saturday, May 31, 2008

Be Still My Heart

My love for travel contributes to my love for these leather goods...

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I was tired of Meredith being so broken and lost and sad....I loved this ending. Perfect.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." 

.Marianne Williamson.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coldplay Commercial

I am a HUGE Coldplay fan. At one time I wasn't, and I randomly got invited to their concert in Nashville in college, and I fell in love. I can't wait to get their CD! This song is brilliant, and the commercial is a pretty inventive concept as well.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Wonderfully Cooked

So I meant to post last week, but my life has been quite hectic. Therefore, a belated CONGRATULATIONS to David Cook, a very deserving winner. I was slightly torn, because I knew that regardless he would get a record deal, I just hope they give him the artistic freedom he deserves when recording.

I am trying to bring him in for one of our concerts as part of the Alltech Festival. Anyone have a connection I could use?


A Little About Me & Fashion (for those interested)

I stole these questions from The Sartorialist, and thought, 'I never post anything about myself, so why not?'. Feel free to copy and post on your blog (about yourself of course, not me! Ha!).

My technical title at Alltech is "Corporate Legal Assistant to Tom Stephens", haha, what a title, right? I love my job. I am working on the Alltech Festival (a concert series beginning this summer and lasting until 2010 when we are sponsoring the World Equestrian Games), where basically I research, work on offers for artists, and plan, plan, plan! I also do the liquor licensing (Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Silk, Lyons Reserve) for all of Alltech. I have an absolute blast. Of course, I do my true love, photography, on the side (website to come soon), so if you need a photographer, you know who to call!

Style Icons
I have so many! Audrey Hepburn (of course), is a big one. As for someone more modern? Blair Waldorf of 'Gossip Girl'. I know she is just a character on a show, but her style completely embodies mine (even the crazy stuff she wears).

Describe your personal style
I would say I am more classic than most. I like simplistic and modest pieces usually. If anything, I think I might be "too covered-up" from time to time. I love big, floaty, comfortable, yet flattering pieces. Truly, I love a variety of styles. I pick and choose what is "me" and combine it to make it my own style.

I build my daily look around
What is on my plate that day (example: big meeting with music manager = suit). Comfort plays a big role, as well as what makes me feel good and confident. That is really important to me.

Personal Style quirk
Oversized clothes and funky accessories. 

Favorite designers
This is a hard question. There are of course designers that I wholeheartedly admire, but most of those I could never afford. Therefore, I will break down into 2 groups Affordable and Not Affordable.

Affordable: Michael Stars, j crew (several designers, I know, but I love most everything in there), Salvatore Ferragamo (only have one pair of shoes, but LOVE them), Phillip Lim, and the list goes on and on

Not Affordable: Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin,(not one person, but wonderful items), Burberry (again, a house, not one designer), Christian Louboutin, Versace, and many many many more.

***I am a very eclectic dresser, so I like to get vintage pieces, or just pieces from all over and mix and match them!

Most cherished item
My Ferragamo pumps.

I feel best wearing?
Anything loose or black.

I always break this fashion rule
Mixing patterns/textures.

I never break this fashion rule
Wear it with confidence.

Never caught wearing?

Most underrated item in womenswear?
Black t-shirt, or just any black shirt (adds instant class to any outfit).

Dress to impress who?
Myself. I am confident when I like what I am wearing.

Shine your own shoes?
I don't believe I have ever had my shoes shined. Although, there is a shoe shiner/repairer that comes to our office every couple weeks. I should really take advantage of that.

Favorite stores?
Vintage. I love love loved the outdoor market in Florence, Italy, but I don't exactly get to shop there often... And of course, j crew.

Your next, "must have" purchase?
Brown dress shoes for work.

I only buy _____ in Europe.
Well, I have only been to Europe once (going to France, and maybe Ireland this fall! yay!) and the majority of my time was in Italy (all over Italy). My goal there? Leather goods: leather jacket, pumps, gloves, etc. I got them all!!

I skimp when buying...
Super trendy pieces or accessories.

I splurge on...
Classic pieces. Black dresses, leather pumps, etc.

Favorite item of clothing?
Right now? Summer, pretty, girly, fun, dresses.

Guilty pleasures?
Facials. Although, I agree with the post I am basing mine off of: There is "No guilt in pleasures".

Cologne, skincare?

Most stylish city (Milan, Paris, London, New York, other)?
I have been to Milan and New York, but I would say the most stylish would probably be Rome.

When I was in high school I wore?
Pretty much what everyone else wore at that age and time: American Eagle and Abercrombie. There wasn't a lot of room for creativity.

Soccer and football. I like a lot of outdoor events (don't like baseball, but like going to baseball games...). I would love to see a cricket match, and rugby too!!

Favorite fashion magazine?
WWD & Elle & Vogue.

Favorite vacation spot?
If I had already been to the places that I plan to go, my answer might be different. Seeing as there is still a lot of traveling left for me to do, my answer for now is Italy.

Favorite neighborhood restaurant?
Really like restaurants that aren't chains, but of the chains: PF Changs & Olive Garden. Not chains: Alfalfas, Saul Good, 3 Suns Bistro, & The Coffee Pub (all WONDERFUL).

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Problems with Preppy?

Not me!! I love it! I have planned a bachelorette party for this coming weekend and the "theme" is "Fabulously Fashionable Gold Pro" (I made up the name, but I stole the idea from the movie "The Wedding Date"), and you would think I am asking some of these girls to dress like ladies of the night! I mean, do we all not have a little prep in our wardrobe? Bight colors? Khakis? Argyle? How difficult can it be? Thought I would provide a little direction (and ideas) for those who may be lost on this concept...

Shopping as an Adult

2 of my recent "adult" purchases. Upgrading the wardrobe sure gets pricey (but cute!).

GG Post

Looks like Little J made a stop at the Opera. Does she look the part this time? The expression on her face sure does, and that dress does not look a thing like one of her creations...wonder where she got it? Has she started that internship with Eleanor Waldorf already? And is she borrowing so soon?


Interesting Invite...

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I LOVE Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz's invite. Your thoughts? Maybe I just like it because I believe Alice & Wonderland is a great story?

**** Heard the happy couple asked for donations for "Invisible Children" instead of gifts. I love that!****

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hair Go Away


Has anyone tried this? I really want to, but I don't want to spend that much money unless I know it works....

Sunday, May 18, 2008

True Talent

I respect David Gray as one of the best artists of our time. He is incredible. Every time is a good time to listen to one of his masterpieces. Obviously, as a lover of music, I have several favorites, but Mr. Gray is very near the top for me (if not at the top).

Who is it that you can't get enough of?


If you haven't seen "Once", BUY it! Not just rent, BUY. That is, if you like good music and wonderful realism. I just discovered a few weeks ago that these wonderful artists have been touring ("The Swell Season")...I just missed them in Louisville, and I was so upset. I am trying to see if we can get them for the music festival I am helping to plan at work. Wish me luck!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Life's Little Treasures...

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These would make great wedding, birthday, anytime gifts. I think they are brilliant. Ms. Payer is a genius. The quotes are on the website.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


One of my favorite songs ever and Miss Voegele does a phenomenal version.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Presidential Love

I loooooooved her dress. Your thoughts? 

Pretty in Purple

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Where can I find a dress like this?

Fraggle is Back

Please tell me that someone else remembers (and loved) Fraggle Rock? Now they are turning it into a musical. I don't know if this is one I would care to see, but great for the kids (which is what I was when I tuned in).

"Dance your cares away,
Worry's for another day.
Let the music play,
Down at Fraggle Rock..."

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Happening

I am a M. Night Shyamalan fan. I am very anxious to see this movie!

High School Musical 3 Press conference 5-2-08

It's baaaaack!!

My Boys!!

New Episodes June 12th! Yay!

Signed, Sealed....for Keeps!

Y-Mail Black Patent Coin Purse
I love this little leather change purse. So crafty!