I started watching this because I am a child parading around everyday life as an adult. I kept watching because it is SOOO addictive-ly good.
It feels like we are in season 13 because there is so much that happens every episode. I mean you have murder, infidelity, secrets (by-the-by, secrets don't make friends), teacher - student hook-ups, and shady cops and parents.
All I can tell you is do not start watching if you cannot dedicate an hour to watch and the next 6 days to discussing it. I have sucked all of my "adult" girlfriends into it and frankly, they are so happy I did.
So I do not usually tune in to HGTV just to see what is on. I usually have a show I am dying to watch - Secrets From a Stylist - or I DVR shows to watch as I lull myself to sleep - House Hunters International.
Well, when we leave our casa, we leave the TV on for Miss Dorothy Mantooth so she is not lonely. Not to mention, she is a TV junkie. (Like her mother, like daughter.) She has 2 options: Disney or HGTV. She gets only these because they are the 2 channels that nothing scary will ever pop up on.
Anyways, as I left the house the other day, I turned on HGTV for Dorth and a show was starting that I had not heard of...My Favorite Place. I hit record and went out the door. When I came home I started it up to see if it was anything I would be interested in. HELLO NEW FRIEND! I scored.
Basically, the show showcases 3 designers or celebrities showing you around their "favorite place" which is either their home or a clients.
This past episode was Lela Rose, Nick Olsen, and Moby.
Here is the three story abode Lela Rose calls home in NYC.
I am considering adding a little more color to my hair.
I have seen this a few times now, and for some reason it just makes me smile. I have already talked to my hairdresser (also my BFF) which makes this a little easier. She suggested doing blonde extensions and then tipping the ends with the color. That way when I get sick of it - which could be quick - I wouldn't have ruined my hair or need to chop it off.
We all knew that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were going to take over the fashion world, but did we know they would be able to do it so soon and at every price point?
Well, lucky for us. if you cannot afford The Row, Elizabeth and James, or even Textile, you now can get into one of their luxury tees via StyleMint.
If you have heard of JewelMint, StyleMint is the same premise except based on luxury tees at only $29.99 a month.
All you have to do is sign up and create your own style profile and then StyleMint will show you how to style your tees your way. Pictures and videos and styling questions answered by the Olsen twins make this website just another thing I can see myself becoming addicted too.
Mary Kate and Ashley will also be doing one Limited Edition graphic tee every month with a playful saying on it.
I got into blogging for the design blogs, but I have become obsessed with my fashion bogs!
I think it is the voyeur in me that loves to see what girls are wearing and best of all, where they got it.
So, I figured I would partake too.
I wore this to work last week since it had been verging on 80+ degrees and running around in jeans became unbearable. I also have been wearing my hair up in a high bun more than I ever have before. I followed this tutorial off of The Beauty Deaprtment.
Sweater, Shorts & Necklace - J. Crew
Wedges - Lauren by Ralph Lauren
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelets - misc. horn bangles and Marc by Marc Jacobs
Pictures via Rebecca June
I am a Jewelry junkie and you can expect to see much more of that on my blog.
I hope you all enjoy my addiction as much as I do.
Amsale Girls follows the bridal consultants in the Amsale showroom in NYC.
You may be thinking to yourself, "This sounds just like Say Yes to the Dress."
It does, but its not.
You do not get as much backstory on the clients and you really get more info on the consultants. It is not quite as crazy and as my mother pointed out, there is no token gay man helping dress the brides.
It is a an interesting look into the bridal world AND you get to see the hundreds of gorgeous Amsale dresses up close and personal.
Top and Bottom Pictures via The Lela New York Wedding Blog
So, if you can find time or room on your DVR, check the WE tv website and find out when it will be on in your time zone!
Let me tell you that a hiatus was just what I needed.
I feel reinvigorated and rejuvenated and I think I will be taking my blog, and hopefully you, new places with me.
So many things have happened that I need to fill you all in on.
Of course, what happens when you take time off...a lot.
So that Tuesday that I signed off, THIS happened. That was exciting, but that is when things started to go downhill.
The next day I got rear ended while waiting at a stop light. HARD. It hurt, I hurt and my car hurt. I have been going to the chiropractor and my car is in the shop, and I am in a filthy loaner now. Eeew. My dog also got sick on my freshly cleaned carpet and my toilet clogged as well. It was a rough week all around.
I am also sick as I am writing this. My sinuses hate me and are trying to slowly kill me from the inside-out.
You would think that all of these things would have brought me down, but I am pulling through and turning it all around starting today.
Soooo, I think this will be much more of a lifestyle blog now. Of course, design will be a part of that, but I think that you all need to get a more well-rounded version of me as a person and why I like what I like, and do what I do.