Ramblin’ (wo)Man

 

So apparently the Oscars were Monday night, at least that’s what my favorite fashion blogs tell me. As usual, I  haven’t seen a single one of the Best Picture nominees this year, though I think if there was ever a year where I would watch any of them, it would be this one. I’ll probably watch “The King’s Speech” while I’m at home this weekend and I definitely still want to see “True Grit”. Which is out of character, considering how much I’ve cringed in the past when forced to watch Westerns with my father when he was playing Couch Commando (name that movie). Clearly, the wounds are deep.

My best dressed award goes to…

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The daring Cate Blanchett. Who else could pull this dress off effortlessly and make it look amazing? Let’s face it: this is dress is weird, but on her? LOVE. Besides, any woman who played Katharine Hepburn as well as she did in The Aviator has my vote by default. And if you look at the rest of the group, most did predictable shapes, colors, and/or a combination of both, while a good handful did of designers did just plain wrong by their celebrity models. Case in point:

 

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This is Melissa Leo from The Fighter and no. Just no.


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I also decided today that I’m kinda sorta maybe possibly definitely living more like a bachelor and less like a bachelorette right now. There’s FOUR BAGS OF TRASH that need to go out (I’m way too lazy to walk behind the dorm to the dumpster) (in case that wasn’t obvious), I’ve definitely worn jeans that I’ve picked up out of the floor (okay, that might not be shocking to some of you), and there’s hair in the sink, which is typically an abomination. On the other hand, I do have well-organized drawers for all of my unmentionables, so that’s something.

In all seriousness, I need to buy a drawer set to put my overflow of office supplies, etc., in. I’m thinking this:

HELMER Drawer unit on casters silver color Width: 11 " Depth: 16 3/4 " Height: 27 1/8 "  Width: 28 cm Depth: 43 cm Height: 69 cm

Of course it’s from Ikea and it’s only $40! Granted I’d spend all afternoon putting it together, but isn’t that what your 20s are all about? Figuring out life the hard way? I also like that I could use it in a normal home someday (assuming that college doesn’t turn out to actually be a purgatory of some sort and the Catholics were right).

 

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I recently promised a friend I’d make her some earrings to give away on her blog that she maintains to keep her sanity while raising two young’uns while her husband works and goes to school. I’ve been looking for some inspiration, as I’m going to finish them this weekend, so of course, I went to Etsy.

Here’s a few of my favorites (click on the pictures for buying information):

 

Bubble and Vintage Blue Earrings on Sterling Silver Earwires

I really like that these are simple enough to wear during the day, yet they’re still fun and flirty.

 

RUBY BRIOLETTES and GOLD Oriental Earrings (242-715)

Wouldn’t these be great with a little black dress? In Paris?

 

Silver Chic and Unique hoops with yellow glass

White t-shirt, dark jeans, tan wedges, great summer bag, and these earrings.

 

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Speaking of summer, I’m actually looking forward to it.

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(No, this isn’t my way of telling you I’m going to Hawaii this summer.) (Much to my dismay.)

 

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Much love,

Lo

 

P.S.- For the record, the Ikea picture and the Etsy pictures belong to their respective owners, while all the others are courtesy of whoever posted them for me to find on Google.

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