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FBFF Q&A: Blog Awards

24 Feb

R u doin’ it rite?

Some bloggers are doin it rite. They stand out just a little ahead of the pack. They inspire and challenge us to bring our best to the table. We cruise and peruse and think to ourselves, I want to be just like that when I grow up. This week we’re recognizing some of those bloggers. We’re nominating one for each category. Afterwards, the top five will be culled and there will be a vote to determine the champs for the FBFF Blog Awards.

You know who else wins in this? You and I do. We get exposed to some top quality blogging action, that’s a win in my book. To be clear, this was not easy to do at all. I had more than one outstanding blogger for each category. Sometimes even two or three. With the help of one hubby’s famous Manhattan’s I bring you my nominees:

1. Creative Juices – Most creative

I nominate Emma Clark from Daily Clothes Fix for blowing my mind one too many times with those unbelievable outfits. This is a woman who thrifts and swishes many of her finds and then just for kicks challenged herself not to repeat a single outfit for a whole year. A whole year! That’s pretty darn creative right here.

2. The Real Deal – Authenticity

Aye! Aye! Aye! Really? Ok, here it goes. Anika. Of By Anika fame. I can name at least five or more qualifying bloggers in two seconds flat but Anika’s name floated to the top. You go to her blog and the very first thing you encounter is her heart. That thing is out there beating to some awesome rhythm ready to give you some love, fix you a hot drink and sit you down in the most comfortable chair in the house. It’s not particularly easy to be this authentic even behind the screen of carefully chosen words. You have to be ok allowing yourself to be vulnerable. FOR THE WORLD TO SEE! You just want to give that girl and hug and share some laughs and hang out.

3. Spark Notes – Most helpful

I recently made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. In the meantime, I threatened the sanctity of my marriage by abusing matrimonial tech support. I might have even gotten teary-eyed at some point, that was a low point and I was desperate. I think I even wore my pajamas for twelve hours straight. My one and only saving grace came from this woman: I nominate Beautifully Invisible for her tutorial for making the switch. If it’s the only helpful thing she ever brings into my life, it is still a noble feat. I’m still married.

4. Newbie – Best blogger less than a year old

This hot gal has been around as long as I have and guess what? That’s not very long at all. In those few months I saw Yvonne’s blog, now called Fashion Recon, metamorphosize. She polished it, defined her persona, buttoned it all up and got her ducks in a row. I’ve always wanted to say that, by the way. Ducks! It didn’t take long for this woman to put together a vision, clear as day. She’s just started this feature called Wednesday Webbies and I look forward to reading it and getting my learn on. Yep. She’s one smart and stylish cookie. And you know what else? She actually referred to a Chilton’s manual on her blog. Do you guys even know what that is? I can’t wait to meet her at Style Nation in Las Vegas in two weeks!

5. Can You Hear Me Now – Most connected

Oh man Oh man Oh man! I’m so not happy about having to answer to this one. Really. Blast! Drats! Dang! On December 2, 2010, I stopped by her blog for the first time and practically memorized this quote: “leopard print is the polka dot of the animal kingdom”. BELLA, GET YER BUTT OUT HERE! I’m really getting carried away but The Citizen Rosebud has connected me to some beautiful souls, (Sacramento? Ofelia?… Too many to mention.) So, yes, this was THE HARDEST! I want a sister category for Collette of Statements in Fashion. I have so much respect for her and had to go back and forth and back and forth on this one. Don’t hate me, Collette, I was literally splitting hairs. Next year, I’m going to create a category just for you, darlin’. We’ll just call it “Awesome” because you also know how to bring people together.

6. If I had a Hammer – Best DIY

A Beautiful Mess. I painted some boots with glitter paint because of this woman. Elsie is what the creative part of my brain wants to be when it grows up. Maybe I could just move in with her and be her apprentice.

7. Tribe Leader – Blogger who leads others and brings bloggers together

Oh what would we do without the lovely miss Katy Rose? I wouldn’t be typing up these questions, I would not have made a lot of new friends. Heck, I’d still be trying to come up with original content for every Friday’s post. Don’t you know, I’m going to give props to Katy of Modly Chic for putting this party together. In my friend Safy’s words, she’s “making it happen.”

8. Practically Perfect – Most Fashionable

Puhleeze. Check out what this woman wore to shop at Target and tell me she’s not the most fashionable. You go push a cart around in that outfit and fill it with 12-packs of toilet paper. Yeah, that’s what I thought. I recognize Vahni of Grit and Glamour because she’s kicking fashion’s little toosh intercontinentally. And she’s intelligent. And talented. And eloquent. Oh snap! That just made her practically perfect!

9. Paint by Numbers – Best beauty blogger

Okay, I’m kind of cheating here. But not really. It’s just that I’ve not really followed any beauty blogs but today I checked out Ali & Perdi’s blog, 365 Fashion Rehab, (thanks IFB),and I quite enjoyed it. I guess it counts!

10. Renaissance Woman – Best all around blogger, fashion, beauty, lifestyle

Well, see here I finally had to get creative. When you say “woman”, do you mean it like this: “woman”? Because right now I’m kind of drawn to Arash of Arash Mazinani’s blog for providing content relevant to both men and woman. But if you must be a stickler about it being a woman, then Erin’s of Design for Mankind is my girl. All those pretty pictures!


Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for crafting these questions based Courtney of Those Graces‘ suggestion. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

 

All’s well in the stairwell

Bringing new meaning to afternoon coffee break

Look who I found! Hi Joe!

As I mentioned earlier, it’s Go Red for Women month. Some of us bloggers were inspired by fellow blogger Andie to participate in bringing awareness to heart disease in women by wearing red on Fridays. I’m wearing red today but the photos featured are of Thursday, how I wore red on Friday remains to be seen. Don’t you just love a little mystery?

 

Deets: Black turtleneck/Benetton, black cigarette ankle pants/BDG, slate shawl collar cardigan/You Be Cheeky, skinny black belt/Nordstrom’s, teal legwarmers/unknown, grey vegan faux cowboy boots/ModCloth, necklace/Alexis Bittar, blue topaz ring/unknown.

Photos: Euan Rannachan

 

 
 

30 for 30 Winter, day 15. Riding the DYI horse

23 Feb

Rockin’ the plaid and patterns

One obi belt coming right up

You say “belt”, I say “bracelet”

Check it out! I’m feeling good about myself because I’m wearing two things I made today. That’s right, look who’s riding high and mighty on her DYI horse. Me!

I mentioned buying a couple of silk ties recently to make an obi belt, as seen in this tutorial from Angie of Fashion Me Blog. I did it! I made the belt and then I broke a bunch of rules about mixing patterns and look what came of it. Uh-huh.

On top of that, see that cool leather cuff with the embroidery on it? Yeah, that used to be a belt. I thrifted that little puppy, trimmed it, punched a hole in it and wore it. The beauty of these two projects is that they took almost no time. Extra bonus points!

Don’t forget to enter my first ever giveaway! Details here.

Deets: Plaid dress/Gifted from Dotty of Dash Dot Dotty, hot pink tank top/unknown, brown tights/unknown, vegan brown suede boots/Munro, obi belt/me, necklace/Anthropologie, hand-carved wood earrings/Chicago, three kitties ring/gifted.

 
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30 for 30 Winter, day 14. It’s giveaway time!

22 Feb

I see someone running towards me in the distance

Photobombed!

Ditched the slips, ahem, “skirt”

Two slips = one skirt

It’s official, the giveaway is on! This is so exciting for me. I started this blog as a means to capture my attempt to remix outfits for Kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge in Fall. I did it on a whim, it just felt right. I had no real plan of action, rather than testing the water I dove right in. The last few years have brought their share of challenges and I really felt like I was ready for something new, something to inspire and energize me. Little did I know this would be it.

From the second follower on, I’ve been delighted and surprised. The only reason the first doesn’t count is because it’s the hubby and I pleaded for him to follow me and be my first. Look, sometimes you just have to play the spousal card.

One of the coolest things about this blog for me is the accountability. It’s no longer a scribble on the back of an envelope of something I might do, some idea or dream I have, it’s a public declaration complete with you as my witnesses. Apparently, it’s what I need to get things done around here. I’d been wanting a creative outlet but could never find the time. I’d been wanting to work on writing but, yes, same excuse. Not only have I found the time, however challenging it can be, I discovered a social network of like-minded individuals who are supportive, inspiring and really cool people. I’ve been lucky enough to meet one already, (yay, Mackenzie!) and look forward to meeting a bunch more on March 11 for Style Nation 2011 in Las Vegas.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my first ever giveaway! I bring you The Infinity Scarf. It’s also known as the only cool thing I’ve ever knitted with two stitches.

Lookin’ good,

stayin’ warm…

… and cozy!

I wanted to celebrate reaching a certain number of followers by giving something back. If I’m going to talk about learning how to knit, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is. What better way to do it than to knit a gift? The rules of engagement are as follows:

• It’s open to anyone following me, new or old. If you’re not following through Google Friend Connect, let me know how you’re following.

• In the comment section, let me know you want the scarf. It will be identical to the one I’m wearing.

• I will include all followers who said they would like the scarf from the previous post.

• Giveaway ends this coming Sunday, February 27.

• I will announce the winner next week.

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It’s time to be Fabulous in February. Here’s the deal, this is the month of love and every Monday, Tuesday if you’re me and you were snowboarding yesterday, it’s all about self-love. Those of us participating are declaring publicly three things we love about ourselves. Here we go, three more things:

Number One: I like that I stop and smell the flowers. It’s always worth it. I’ll stop to look at a view, check out a critter, pet a dog, examine tree bark. You name it. If I can be intrigued and dawdle, you can bet I’ll stop.

Number Two: I like my fingernails. They’re pretty strong and naturally shaped pretty well. They would grow really long if I didn’t keep them short for snowboarding.

Number Three: I like that I tell my friends I love them all the time. Let there never be any doubt. I have a huge heart and don’t foresee running out of love anywhere in my future. It’s like the never ending fountain of love over here, for real.

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At last, the outfit! I wore the reindeer dress with a couple slips underneath for workplace modesty. I layered an opaque black slip with a lace trim slip which I ditched after work and replaced with legwarmers for dinner with my in-laws.

Deets: Reindeer dress/ModCloth, opaque black slip/Commando, lace trim black slip/unknown, light blue tights/We Love Colors, grey legwarmes/H&M, bracelets/H&M, elastic top slip-on shoes/Munro.

 
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30 for 30 Winter, day 13. It’s almost time for my giveaway

19 Feb

One lucky winner will get an identical scarf personally knitted by me

A complete remix delight

Zipper surprise!

It’s all about the textures

I’d better start knitting because one more follower and I will be holding my first ever giveaway. I promised that when I hit fifty followers I would knit an identical infinity scarf as the one shown, which I can’t seem to stop wearing these days. Thank the ladies at the store who talked me into believe I needed three spools of yarn to knit one scarf. I didn’t even use up one spool completely. Yes, I have a lot of this yarn left over.

I meant to wear this lace dress with a sweater which had short sleeves but I found that winter is once again upon us in the Bay Area and it was too cold. Like the quick-change artist that I can be at times in the morning, I pulled on this shimmery coffee t-shirt underneath for what appeared to be a total disaster. Rescue came in the shape of a priority swap; what if the shirt was over the dress? And what if I added a mustard yellow belt? What if this outfit ended up totally rocking?

This is officially one of my favorite unexpected outfits. I can’t wait for the remix to be over so that I may wear it again and again and (gasp!) again!

Deets: Lace dress/Jeremy’s, rust tights/We Love Colors, shimmery coffee t-shirt/Michael Starts, mustard belt/Anthropologie, vegan brown suede boots/Munro, infinity scarf/yours truly.

 
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FBFF Q&A: Body Image

17 Feb

Pounding rain means indoor photos

Make mine a mini

Hoo, hoo…

We hide behind our computers, our faces lit by the light of the screen while we type first thing in the morning, after work and before bed. Sometimes encroaching on that treasured sleep. Then, some of us post pictures of ourselves; we edit, scrutinize and approve how the world will see us. The phenomenon of blogging is fascinating. This genre, this tiny niche of style bloggers is varied and diverse. We oscillate between the written word and imagery, sometimes showing preference to one over the other. How does it all add up? What role does it play in how we see ourselves?

This is the topic of this week’s discussion.

FBFF: Since you started blogging has your image of yourself changed?

FJ: Yes. Taking pictures of myself almost every day made me realize that my perception of myself is a little skewed. The mirror doesn’t capture me in an active state. While I may be posing, the camera is capturing me when I can’t actually see myself, it doesn’t care what I’m doing, it just captures it. Sometimes it’s worse than what I see, other times it’s better.

FBFF: Are you self-conscious about any aspect of yourself? If so, do you go out of your way to avoid it or do you post it/talk about it anyway?

FJ: Yes, but I accept it for the most part. I don’t draw attention to it by calling it out on my blog because the same way that I don’t notice what other people are often self-conscious about, I assume most people don’t notice what I’m self-conscious about. Why draw attention to it? I wouldn’t necessarily call it being self-conscious, more like self-aware. I don’t care that my teeth are crooked and I have an impressive overbite and that sometimes it makes my lips look funny. (See, now I told you!)

I will not post a picture where those attributes distract from what I do like. Do you want to look at my teeth or my outfit? Besides, those traits exists. They’re the way my friends see my face, everyone is used to it. I’m the only one who cares and gets surprised by it over and over again. “Hey! That’s not really how I look!” Actually, it is. When the camera takes a picture of me with that stupid expression, guess what? I make that face all the time and just can’t see it. You just gotta laugh about stuff like that, what can you do?

FBFF: Based on how you are feeling now, what do you think the future holds in the evolution of your body image?

FJ: I’m fascinated by the changes. I sometimes try to imagine what I will look like when I’m much older. I think I will have the same happy eyes, the same strong nose, lots of sun spots and happy wrinkles. I hope I always give myself the nutrition, sleep, love and lifestyle that keeps my perspective healthy. I think my perspective is pretty good now.

FBFF: Do you photograph yourself for your blog? If so, how do you feel about the experience when you’re having your picture taken? If you choose not to post pictures of yourself, what prompted that decision?

FJ: I’ve gotten a lot less self-conscious about it pretty fast. In a way, blogging is license to pose. If I’m in public, well, of course I’m posing for a shot, I have a blog. Little mind games are funny that way. But seriously, I try to have a sense of humor about it. I know that when I don’t photograph well it’s when I’m not feeling well either in my body or my head. The remedy is almost always more sleep and exercise. It’s also made me more accepting of what my good and bad attributes are. I was already that way but the process is definitely an accelerant.

FBFF: What would you want every person who struggles with body image to take to heart?

FJ: No one is perfect, no one is above self-scrutiny. If you strive to improve, do it with a gentle loving touch because you’re going to be at it all your life. Self-improvement, body image perception, these are not phases. We live with our bodies until we expire. Be accepting of what you can’t change. Those differences are what set us apart and make us unique. Be cool and enjoy yourself. Your life is good.

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for crafting these questions based on my suggestion (yay!). Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

As I mentioned earlier, it’s Go Red for Women month. Some of us bloggers were inspired by fellow blogger Andie to participate in bringing awareness to heart disease in women by wearing red on Fridays. I finally got my red in on time. This 80′s dress from eBay was such a find. I wore it previously like this, this time I wore it with the cowl neck hanging asymmetrically and the waist belted. I made this dress a mini-dress! I put it in the challenge because I knew it would be a challenge to find different ways to wear it. It’s so unique. And I always like a good challenge.

Deets: vintage dress/eBay, black tights/unknown, vegan faux cowboy boots/ModCloth, owl necklace/Urban Outfitters, black belt/unknown.

Photos: Euan Rannachan

 
 

30 for 30 Winter, day 11. My mod style

16 Feb

Here I am, last Thursday. I go back in time like that.

A few weeks ago I was checking out Cloud of Secrets‘ blog when I came across a phrase at the end of the post that caught my eye: “I’d also like to learn more about new blog friend The House in the Clouds.” Looks like I coincidentally wandered into being tagged with a Stylish Blogger Award. Sweet!

I’m a sucker for such memes. I absolutely love reading things about people that might not otherwise make it into their posts. Without further ado, I unabashedly reveal to you the following:

1. For years many people in my life thought I only had one sister. I have two. It doesn’t matter which one I’m referring to, they’re both so significant in my life that I speak about them with such importance and familial propriety that I always say “my sister” with the emphasis on “my”. I know it’s odd, I just never think to create a distinction between the two, even though they’re different. It doesn’t matter if it’s baby sister one or baby sister two, they’re both my baby sisters. One love.

2. At 25, I found myself broken-hearted and feeling like I hadn’t done justice to any of my dreams. Without knowing the first thing about doing so, I started a band. I’ve sung all my life, I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t do it. It was an incredible experience to be onstage, deal with stage fright, make up lyrics on the fly that one time I froze and forgot them all. I’ve since refined my ability to improvise on the fly. I’ve also recorded a track for my best friends’ band on their last album and hope to record more in the future.

3. I did not go to art school. I’ve been earning a living in the field of design since I was a teen. I learned from my dad who is a designer. I worked with him until I branched off. For that reason, I didn’t discover that I could actually draw until my early 30′s. Imagine my surprise. I don’t draw often, I’ll trust I will enter a phase someday when I will draw until I can’t draw any more.

That’s baby sister, Frederique. She’s professional belly dancer

4. I used to think I was really shy. I turns out I was probably maladjusted and culture shocked. Not speaking English and needing glasses badly probably didn’t help, either. I’m not shy. So much so that last year when I was presenting a design round at work, the CEO of my Fortune 500 company was brought in as a surprise guest. He grilled me on every aspect of the strategy. Everyone in the room was mortified and apologetic to me that this happened. No need, I had a blast. We even laughed a bunch. Definitely not shy.

5. When I was young, before (gasp!) the internet, I would go to the public library and read the Chilton’s manuals for my car, write the instructions down, and go back home and work on it. My sister and I changed the brakes on my dad’s car. Several years later she and I changed the head gasket on my car. It goes back to believing at my core that there’s nothing I can’t do, only stuff I haven’t learned how to do yet. I have no problem being a total beginner if it means I’m learning something.

6. I have Celiac. I didn’t discover this until I was 39. I didn’t even know how bad I felt all the time because I had no idea what it was like to feel “normal”. I love feeling great now. I don’t care how much effort it takes to avoid gluten, it’s totally worth it.

7. I’m unbelievably allergic to poison oak. I get it all the time. Sometimes, it makes sense because I was outdoors. Other times, I couldn’t begin to tell you how I contracted it. The hubby is always amazed at my ability to develop that lovely rash. I can now treat a poison oak reaction in no time flat. That’s how many times I’ve had it.

The rules of engagement are as follows:
- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
- Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

I’m going to cheat a little here. You might remember that a while back I was tagged with a Versatile Blogger Award by Rose of Lovely Ladypants McGee. At the time I didn’t feel qualified to tag people yet so I publicly postponed suggested tagging. I’m going to tag ten bloggers now and, well, absolve myself of having to tag another ten and just consider the whole thing fair and square. Which is technically cheating. But only a little.

Here are my tagged ten in no particular order, peeps that I would like to get to know more about:

1. Emma, Daily Clothes Fix
2. Arash, ArashMazinani
3. Brett, Silvergirl
4. Yvonne, Vogue Inspired Fashion for the Real World
5. Mackenzie, Whatever, Gatsby
6. Franca, Oranges and Apples
7. Collette, Statements in Fashion
8. Sherry, Girl’s Day Out
9. Alice, Lovelorn Frog
10. Nicole, Graph Paper Heart

I would have had an even longer list that would have included additional lovelies such as Jodi, Bella, Stephanie and B, alas someone had beat me to it recently and I didn’t want to be redundant. Just sayin’.

Deets: Mod dress/H&M, black turtleneck/Benetton, black leggings/Hue, silver and mother-of-pearl necklace/Lois Hill, black ankle boots/Munro.

Photo: Euan Rannachan

 
 

30 for 30 Winter, day 10. Windy days

15 Feb

I carried my own personal sunshine with me all day

This necklace and glass beads were hand-made and gifted to me

It dawned on me that some days are magical photo days and others, not so much. I usually snap a couple rounds of seven consecutive shots with the self timer and call it a day. Today would be the exception. I must have taken about five rounds this morning that were so bad that upon my return home to grab my forgotten phone I proceeded to shoot another three rounds. I kid you not, they were that bad. Let me help you with that math, that’s fifty-six. Fifty-six pictures to get a single decent one.

I’ll admit it worked out, even with the wind blowing in my hair and my sweater being slightly cattiwampus. Some days are just like that, so, okay then. Be that way, day.

Lest I forget once again, it’s time to be Fabulous in February. Here’s the deal, this is the month of love and every Monday this month it’s all about self-love, Tuesday if you’re me and you forgot. Those of us participating are publicly declaring three things we love about ourselves. I can do that.

Numéro Un: I like that I have great stamina. When healthy, I’ve almost always had the stamina to take on any activity for a really long time. I used to go cycling four to five hours at a time. I ran a half-marathon with only a couple weeks of training. I’m just good at pacing myself and just hanging in there.

Numéro Deux: I like that I’m always learning new things. I ask more questions now than ever before. It’s amazing how many new things I learn every day. Crazy!

Numéro Trois: I like that I can cry. I never cried much when I was growing up. (Whatever conclusions you just came to about my upbringing are probably correct, I’ll leave it at that.) I didn’t express pain, only anger and frustration. I never let anyone seem my vulnerable side. What a drag, really. Everyone needs to cry some time. Even if it’s a television commercial. My tears, my moment with a tissue or two. That’s what waterproof mascara is for.

On another note I’ve been tooling around with the idea of a vlog feature. Let’s see how I do on camera. Actually, I already know. It’s weird to see yourself. I’m going to totally erase myself from my memory and try again. Am I gutsy enough? We’ll see. I shudder at having to hear my voice, you guys know what I’m talking about; when you suddenly realize what you sound like to everyone else. What do you think? To vlog or not to vlog?

Deets: Aqua cashmere cardigan/Bloomingdale’s, black skirt/Nordstrom’s, yellow tights/Urban Outfitters, aqua tank top/Free People, elastic top slip-on shoes/Munro, hand-made glass bead necklace/gifted.

 
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30 for 30 Winter, day 9. Who you calling a wookie?

14 Feb

Ravens on a wire nuzzling overhead

There were wookie jokes made all day. I wonder why.

It’s finally raining in Northern California. While this might not mean much to those of you outside the state, it’s been a month since we’ve had any and unless we want our water to be rationed all summer, this is a good thing.

Of course it also means snow. Which means I finally get to take my beautiful new snowboard out this weekend. Am I excited? Heck yeah, I’m excited!

I managed not to capture my nordic leggings and brown boots while taking my picture this morning. I got distracted by two lovey ravens up on a wire overhead. The were being so sweet to each other. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that before. Well, it was Valentine’s day.

In the last three days I designed and migrated my blog to another platform, wrote six posts, helped a friend with a design project and managed to celebrate Valentine’s by cooking dinner with my sweetie. If it seems like I’ve haven’t been around lately, you’re probably right. I miss seeing your faces, I’ll be back shortly.

Deets: Burgundy sweater dress/Marshall’s, faux fur vest/Urban Outfitters, belt/Anthropologie, necklace/gifted, hand-carved earrings/Chicago, woven bracelets/gifted, nordic leggings/Lulu’s, vegan brown suede boots/Munro.

 
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

‘Cause baby, you will never be alone on this adventure – October 3, 2009

The other day I decided to check my old Yahoo mail inbox. I do this about once a year. This is what I found. An email I’d sent myself into the future from February 2006 using futureme.org. It was titled “Go kiss Fil.”

I was sweet on him back then, too

Ladies who will someday be forty, are currently forty and have been forty, I offer you Bella’s beautiful sentiment.  And if you’re of the sappy variety like me with an immense love of words, go here next for some more love.

To feel all warm and fuzzy inside, go here and then here to see what The Loudmouth has to say. If you just feel like sharing the love, the link love that is, check out Beautifully Invisible. To completely seal the deal on what a romantic I am, I’ll share one of my favorite love songs:

Wild is the Wind by David Bowie
Wild is the Wind

Love me, love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Give me more than one caress, satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind, wild is the wind

[CHORUS]
You touch me,
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You’re spring to me, all things to me
Don’t you know, you’re life itself!
Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we’re like creatures of the wind,
and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

[CHORUS]
Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we’re like creatures in the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

Just when you thought you couldn’t take it any more, take on last look at Buster, the feline love of my life. Fifteen years wasn’t enough time.

Ciao, baby. I’ll catch you on the flip side

May your days be filled with chocolate and kitty kisses.

 
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IFB Weekly Roundup! Sheepish confession

13 Feb

Sleep deprivation didn’t work out so well for me this past week. I managed to completely forget to post the round-up when my post Favorite Body Parts made Independent Fashion Blogger’s top twenty. I was honestly so excited and honored that I don’t know how I managed to space out.

I’m comforting myself with the old “better late than never” and sheepishly posting this just a tad late. If you haven’t already checked out IFB, I highly recommend it. It’s a wonderful resource for style bloggers.  I also encourage you to read the other posts featured below. There’s a lot of good stuff to be had.

Links à La Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

So long, farewell

Edited by Thom of The Sunday Best
Here we are, face to face, a couple of silver spoons. My run as an editor for this venerable list is coming to a close, and as it does I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what makes the internet such an awesome place. Ahem. It’s you. Yes, you! I don’t get to read as much online as I once did, and this list kept me in touch with the, dare I say it, zeitgeist of style writing. I was often amazed at the diversity of topics you writers were willing to tackle. Keep those keyboards clacking, stay strong, and be good to the incoming editors. We are only human.

Thomas…out.

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