Friday, February 11, 2011

two things

1. Backwards necklace

I saw the King's Speech last night. 
It was alright.
But I cannot stop thinking about Eve Best's (Wallis) backwards necklace. 
Now all I need to do is find a low back dress. And a perfect backlace (I just made up that word, I think). 

Also, I'm kidding about the movie being alright. It was great. Geoffrey Rush was my favorite.

2. Essie's Turquoise & Caicos nailpolish

I was just going to mention the Turquoise & Caicos shade (the one in the middle), but how amazing does it look juxtaposed next to two other super similar shades?
But I don't have the other two shades.
But, Turquoise & Caicos is currently waiting patiently on my table, beckoning to me. I must go to it.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In order to make up/account for my mysterious absence (or maybe not so mysterious, maybe you didn't even notice), I present to you:

5 things I've been up to in 2011:

1. Attending friends' concerts. One was in Davenport, Iowa, where I had one of the greatest 24 hours of life ever, which just goes to show you that you truly can't judge a place until you have been there and danced around in an empty loft apartment above the bustling nightlife on the street below and then ordered Dominos at 3am (who knew they were open that late?) to said loft and fallen asleep to a crackling fire and Explosions in the Sky. This was followed by the most awkwardly hilarious IHOP experience the next morning, where we surely discovered that we were not Davenport's style (or was it the other way around), and it's a good thing we found out before we bought that gorgeous loft.

2. Getting the flu. Twice.

3. Celebrating my 25th. It was sensational. I have a loving husband and wonderful friends that I am truly truly grateful for. And I am coming to terms with being a quarter of a century old.

4. Having a lot of football parties. And then being hugely disappointed by the Bear's loss in the final week that pushed them out of the Super Bowl. You should have heard our living room. Or not heard it, I mean. 'Twas depressing.

5. Going to California. Visiting my sisters while avoiding one of the biggest blizzards ever to hit Chicago, going on walks everyday just to soak as much of that Vitamin D into my skin as possible, gaining at least 4 pounds.  I think I was meant to have picnics at hilltop wineries. But then isn't everybody?


How has your 2011 been? Exciting events? Relaxing days? Can you believe it's February?