May 8th, 2013
Celine Sunglasses, BB Dakota Trench (on sale), Zara Top, Blank Jeans, Manolo Blahnik Pumps, Clare Vivier Clutch, Essie ‘Avenue Maintain’ Nail Polish
For someone with a disproportionately long torso,* I almost always go for high-waisted pants, since that extra bit of length in the leg is crucial. I have a couple pairs of trouser jeans that I love, but they’re all in a wide cut and up until recently I hadn’t found the perfect pair with a skinny leg. These seemed like the real deal (and for less than $80) – I mean, they’re so high and fitted that they kind of channel Sandy at the end of Grease, so I gave them a go. For a brand that I had never tried before, I’m really impressed and plan on scooping up the same style in multiple colors.
*When my husband and I sit at a table, we’re the same height and he’s half a foot taller than me.
May 7th, 2013
At some point in college, karaoke became a regular social outing with friends, which is around the same time I became intensely self conscious about my voice. I have a good ear, but that just means that when I hit the wrong note, I’m acutely aware of it. My first time, I chose a song I knew, but really only at parts. Then, a few seconds in (Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”), I realized that I wasn’t going to come close to hitting the high notes. The rest of the experience was a panicked blur, but it involved calling all of my friends to help and avoiding the microphone at the chorus.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not like I’m now some sort of a karaoke aficionado, but I’ve learned a couple of things over the years. Pick a song you know, like really know and something that’s fun and upbeat, one in which you’ll sound halfway decent belting out. It’s also made me realize that being slightly prepared will make the whole experience much more enjoyable, so I have a go-to song that I always choose when I do karaoke. Mine is Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” Everyone knows it (a bonus since the crowd will sing along and potentially drown me out), and Tom and I both stick to a similar range. It’s a win-win.
I’d love to know: do you have a go-to song when you sing karaoke or just wing it on stage?
May 6th, 2013
I’ve always loved the look of lucite when it comes to my home, so I’m happy that this trend has made its way to fashion in recent months. From clear straps on sandals to see-through bags, it’s a fun accent for warmer months. This red Charlotte Olympia perplex clutch is a really unique piece, but since I’m not one to typically invest in trendy items, I wanted to find a more affordable option. This Zara clutch is a bargain and the notice-me color would make for an ideal complement to a pretty white dress.