Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Outfit: Superheroes

Outfit Details:

Justice League shirt // Walmart
Skirt & scarf // thrifted
Sunglasses // eBay
Lipstick // MAC Russian Red

Growing up, my brother and I were avid Batman watchers. I remember being four or five (some time before I could really read), and when the title screen would fade onto the television, my brother would ask me to read what it said. I always made up a random and incredibly long title, and I would say it in a deep, serious voice to try and add suspense. We would then watch the episode in amazement and follow it up by tying my mother's black t-shirts around our necks and running around the house, fighting crime, just like the Batman.

I don't wear t-shirts as capes anymore, but I do get to have that nostalgia with me whenever I wear my childhood heroes' emblems. It makes me feel just about as awesome as I did when I was a little thing, running around with a black t-shirt flailing behind me...

...and my mom scolding us for running in the house.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Digital Dress-Up: Agent Carter

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Like many others, I've been looking forward to the Agent Carter series on ABC, and when it aired last week, it did not disappoint (at least for me!). I wasn't a fan of Captain America or any of the Marvel comics prior to Agent Carter; I was mostly drawn to the series because of the era and the fashion. But I have to say that I've spent some time learning the back-story of Peggy Carter and Captain America so I can more easily follow the series (when I'm not swooning over the looks).

Who knows? I just might become a fan after all!

* MAC - Russian Red

Monday, January 5, 2015

I Want To Hear From You!

Hi, friends!

I need some quick feedback from my readers as we continue on into the new year. I'd like to improve my blog for 2015, and I'd like to know a few things:

1. What would you like to see more of?

2. What would you like to see less of?

3. Is there anything you'd like to see that I haven't done (suggestions)?

4. Why do you come back to my blog?

Thank you all so much! I appreciate your time and your readership!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Life Lately

Hello again, friends! It's seriously been a long time since I've posted -- longer than I intended. The holidays really kept us busy this year! I wanted to drop in to say hello and give a quick update with a handful of my Instagram photos. I'm planning on getting to back to blogging normally this month, and I'm really looking forward to it!

Here's what we've been up to the past couple of months:

1. Going all the way back to October, here! We carved a pumpkin to look like Kermit. Emeline was really happy with the way it turned out.

2. I was Louise Belcher for Halloween.

3. Josh was (a really good) Bob Belcher.

4. Our friends from Russia came to visit for a few weeks, and we went to World of Coke with them. The girls and their new Russian friend, Eva, got a kick out of the burp machine. Bodily function humor is bilingual.

5. While we were in downtown Atlanta, we ate at Johnny Rockets. So good!

6. We had an early Thanksgiving with our Russian friends. Elena made several wonderful Russian dishes, including my favorite: borscht!

7. A Thanksgiving Day photo of Josh and I before heading off to his grandparents' house.

8. The girls got to meet and play with Remy, the rabbit. She belongs to Josh's younger cousin, Carrie.

9. Emeline and I got all dressed up and went to see The Nutcracker. We had great seats (thanks to a friend!), and we had a great time.

10. I dressed Goku up for the holidays and put him on our mantle. I'm considering doing this for each season and holiday.

11. We went to the Christmas Tree lighting at our city hall. It was beautiful and a lot of fun!

12. We decorated our tree with a plethora of ornaments. I love our ornaments!

13. Anna and Elsa approved our wrapping paper choice for this year. Josh and I wrapped gifts after our 7-year anniversary date night, while the girls were at my in-laws'.

14. Got dressed up in my new 1940's-inspired dress from eShakti for an early Christmas at my in-laws' house.

15. The girls were each gifted with Anna boots. They've been wearing them non-stop ever since.

16. This is Lily, a close friend and co-worker's cat. The girls loved her and kept offering her toys, even when she was ready for a nap. She was so sweet and so patient with them!

17. I was feeling extra festive on Christmas Day. Here, we were off to my dad's house for some family time. (And Emeline was yelling at Josh to wash her window with the squeegee at the gas station.)

18. Dressed for dinner at my dad's house a few days later.

19. My brother and I are definitely cut from the same cloth. We were about to pig out at Blue Willow Inn on New Year's Eve, so we were really excited.

20. My New Year's Eve outfit featuring my favorite Christmas gift: Seychelles Electrify Heels in Red!

I hope y'all had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I'll be seeing y'all again soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Digital Dress-Up // Skeletons

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The Skeleton Parade
by Jack Prelutsky

The skeletons are out tonight,
they march about the street,
With bony bodies, bony heads
and bony hands and feet.
Bony bony bony bones
with nothing in between,
Up and down and all around
they march on Halloween.

*MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili