Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Favorite Things: Polka Dots

A few weeks ago I came upon kate spade new york's (relatively) new book Things We Love, and I fell in love. As a result I'm going to start a series that spans this blog, my main blog, and my travel blog.

My Favorite Thing #1:

Possibly inspired by my newfound kate spade new york obsession, I've really taken to polka dots recently. In silky button ups, wallpapers, and accent furniture. I'm struggling a little bit right now between femme fatale and the vintage idea of femininity (read: cupcakes, pastels, full skirts) and I think polka dots are a great crossover: they look fantastic with a leather or bouclĂ© jacket. They add the perfect amount of shutz-pah to any ensemble with the ability to dress it up or simply add a much needed accent color. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Favorite Things #2: Movies

If this came as a surprise to anyone, we haven't known each other long. I love movies. I love watching new ones, old ones, bad ones, good ones, fat ones, skinny ones (lol jk). I love rewatching movies to figure out why it made me feel the way it did. I love analyzing the styles of different directors. I love picking up on those little but crucial things: that in The Proposal Sandra Bullock's uptight character always has her hair up in the beginning, but slowly as her character softens so does her hairstyle. Or how most pushover characters in romantic comedies have apartments with yellow walls - symbolizing their mellow attitude and ability to put others at ease. I believe movies are a very important art form; more people will watch a movie than read a book or go to a museum; and they are 100% without a doubt my favorite thing.