Thursday, October 30, 2008

Identity Crisis Solved!

And my fabulous Halloween costume is...

Jenny Humphrey of Gossip Girl - pre-gothic-drunken phase (though her new look is rather Halloween-appropriate)!

My other girlfriends are going as Serena, Blair and Vanessa! I am beyond excited. Now where can I find a plaid jumper?

I will be sure to post pictures as soon as I don my knee socks.

Have a fabulous Halloween!

Tune of the Day: Womanizer by Britney Spears

Little J.

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

Infinite Xs and Os,

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Want Candy

'Tis almost Halloween doll faces! So excited! Every year for my school's Student Advisory Board we collect canned goods or "Trick-'r-Can." As 5-year-old-ish as it sounds, my friends and I (sophomores in high school, mind you) still basically trick-'r-treat. After we receive candy, we just say, "Oh, our 'elementary' school is collecting canned goods so if you have any that'd be great...if not thank you for your time!" When will we grow up? I have a feeling when we are in college we'll have to hire children to tote around on Halloween to keep up our tradition!

About a week before Halloween, I get a rabid-dog-like-look in my eye, ravenous for dark chocolate and Sweetarts...I also have a year-round obsession with Tootsie Pops! Grapes happen to be my favorite, raspberries my friend Kate's as illustrated (in a project for my communications class), above.

What is your Halloween favorite?

Tune of the Day: Candyman by Christina Aguilera

Infinte Xs and Os,

Monday, October 27, 2008

Boo! I'll Be Back Soon!

I'll be back soon! Four days until my favorite holiday in the entire world!

Tune of the Day: A-Punk by Vampire Weekend

Infinite Xs and Os,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Marc is Loved by the Gossips and the Greeks

Oh how I absolutely adore not being so incredibly busy! In celebration of my newfound freedom, I decided to have a catch-up session on my two all-time favorite guilty pleasures: Gossip Girl and ABC Family's Greek before their new episodes air today and tomorrow. As I finished off The Serena Also Rises and switched over to Greek, I noticed a similar wardrobe choice. A super-cute Marc Jacobs top was worn by the Greek's forthright fashionista Ashleigh (above, left) as well as Gossip Girl's bohemian style Vanessa (above, right).

I find it so incredible how television stylists can take a rather basic top and turn it in to a look taylor-made for a character. Ashleigh's girly style is portrayed through a hot pink floral pin, while Vanessa's laid back look is completed with a chain looped necklace. Two completely different characters, one top.

Costume Design: Yet another career idea to add to the endless list!

Tune of the Day: I'm a Star by Eden Espinsosa

Infinite Xs and Os,

Sunday, October 12, 2008

There's No Place Like Homecoming

I find it rather amusing how the preparations for homecoming take hours, days, weeks even. Arrangements for mouth-numbing pictures, dinner and the after party are deliberated months in advance. Yet everyone hates the actual dance: Guys standing around awkwardly while their dates squeal in unison at each other's dresses, people with their arms folded on the outskirts of dance floor. 

Despite this slightly negative view of homecoming, last night I had an excellent time at mine.

Tune of the Day: Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris (a high school dance classic)

Infinite Xs and Os,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For Good

I know, I keep saying "I'm back, I promise" and follow up with a month-long hiatus. Well this time I'm back for good! The high school golf season ended Monday at our district tournament and my obligations as our Student Advisory Board's chair of the homecoming parade have been lifted as of yesterday.

My high school's homecoming theme this year is The Wizard of Oz, ergo our float (above) was a tornado-damaged cottage complete with crushed witch legs donning ruby slippers I fashioned out of an old pair of Isaac Mizrahi for Target kitten-heels by coating them with red glitter. Emma (of Six Miles South of North Platte) stands next to our fabulous tornado complete with a struggling "farmer Ken," and various pieces of Barbie furniture. It pained me watching Barbie's beloved Pepto-Bismol-pink living room set being welded to the structure, but in the end the sacrificing of the sofa was worth it: Our float took first place!

Tune of the Day: Keeps Gettin' Better by Christina Aguilera

Infinite Xs and Os,