Wednesday, October 30, 2013

30 facts about me

I thought it would be fun to get ~personal~

1. I have a big sweet tooth. Currently my weakness has been chocolate croissants.
2. I am a huge animal lover and am feeling very pet deprived lately.
3. My favorite tv drama of all time is LOST and my favorite comedy is Friends. Real original I know.
4. I am quite introverted and need my alone time. I think it goes without saying that I am a homebody.
5. I fell in love with photography in 10th grade and have been in love with it ever since.
6. I am an anxious person and I've experienced panic attacks but it seems to get better the older I get.
7. I am kind of a weirdo in person but I feel like this list is going to read kind of boring.
8. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to have gone to some amazing places so far in my life.
9. Some of my closest friends to this day I've known since 2nd grade. One is my roommate! 
10. I hate the feeling of putting an earring on so I never wear them.
11. I've never broken a bone but tore the main ligament in my left knee in middle school.
12. For all my time alone,  I've never been to a movie alone.
13. I am obsessed with Thai food.
14. I grew up in Arkansas and love my hometown but am happy to get to experience living in a big city.
15. I have to have one cup of coffee every morning or I feel out of sorts.

16. I didn't put any thought into make-up until my senior year of college. Now I want all the pretty makeupy things!
17. I love everything about the fall season. It's definitely my favorite time of year.
18. I like to be around people that make me laugh and have a good sense of humor.
19. I still don't know what I want to do with my life.
20. I've been known to nerd out to Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings. Can't wait for the new GOT book, am I right??
21. However, my favorite writer is Haruki Murakami and favorite book is Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
22. When I was younger I used to be obsessed with the band Hanson and thought Taylor and I were going to get married one day. 
23. I would say I am more of a baker than a cook. Currently, I'm neither
24. If I like a piece of clothing I'll wear it until it literally falls apart.
25. I really wish I was more tech savvy. This blog is in a desperate need of a makeover.
26. I don't have any tattoos and don't have plans to get any.
27. One reason being is that I'm an extremely indecisive person.
28. I spend wayyy too much time on the computer. What did people do before the internet?
29. I love seeing what people are wearing and personal style but I honestly know nothing about 'Fashion.'
30. My astrological sign is Gemini and that's is what inspired the name for my blog.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Friday, October 25, 2013

the gentlewoman + lea seydoux

The Gentlewoman is probably my favorite magazine at the moment. There are so many elements about it that draw me in. First, I love that it's a lady magazine that focuses on highlighting woman from all ages that are inspiring and interesting to read about. My other favorite thing about the magazine is purely sensory. The look and layout is so simple and pleasing to the eye, and the design and feel of the pages are both modern and retro, that it seems timeless. Some of the pages are reminiscent of old books and I get the feeling of being in a library and finding a book that grabs my attention and that quiet feeling of getting lost into something. This feeling of nostalgia, along with the fact that this issue had my ultimate 'girl crush' on the cover made me want to bring a copy home with me. Lea is so stunning. I am looking forward to see her newest movie Blue is the Warmest Color.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Niagara Falls

I took a "quick" weekend trip to Niagara Falls last weekend. It was already a rainy day, and coupled with the mist from the falls, I got completely soaked. I actually didn't mind. The experience was kind of invigorating. All the other parts of the experience were very touristy and cheesy but I guess that is to be expected. The falls were of course beautiful to see in person and I got to see a lot of northeast fall foliage on the way up there which made the journey worth it.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Polish Picks

One of my favorite things about fall is the changing leaves and the warm, rich autumnal colors. So for
my manicures, I have been reaching for similar colors. I also tend to stick with those in-between colors that are not too dark- that's for winter, in my opinion, when there are more grey days and a lot less daylight (Oh why can't it be fall forever?).

On to the polishes. The deep red is Essie's Size Matters which was actually part of their winter 2011 collection. You could definitely argue this is more of a winter shade, as the color is close to a Christmas red, but I am loving this beautiful deep red color right now. My most recent purchase is Essie's Smokin Hot and I love it's dark gray, slight purplely color. I think it looks so chic. Essie's Lady Like is year-round color for me because it's understated, more muted, and looks put together. I like to wear this when I don't know what else to polish my nails. And now for a bit of shimmer, Butter London's Wallis and Orly's Rage are just the right amount of shimmer. They look so pretty in the sunlight. Wallis is a little out there for me but I have been reaching for it a lot recently.

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