Red Bows and a Handbook for the Recently Deceased

Hellooo!! ❤️

Happy beginning of September, folks! I hope the year has treated you well and continues to do so. Here’s to a new month with new opportunities and perspectives. 😊

This cheetah print outfit I wore was my favorite ensemble from last week! The patterns were different – cheetah print with a subtle floral print skirt – but since the colors of each were similar, I felt it worked in harmony.

Add red bows, and there’s your unexpected pop of color. BOOM!

Definitely a favorite outfit I came up with. I love pops of red on an otherwise neutral colored outfit. Just really adds some pizzazz!

Saturday night, I did something totally different for me, and that was, meeting up with a few gals to go dancing at an 80’s Goth Night!

My favorite thing was observing the cool, 80’s-esque ensembles people had on. And wow, did everyone have some cool dance moves. Did I dance???? Surprisingly, yes, in the circle of gals I was with.

Can I dance? …No. And it shows. I’m naturally a very rigid person in posture, so much that I sometimes wonder if my soul is some old Victorian woman, so fluid dance moves just aren’t something I can offer. But cheers to trying something outside of my comfort zone!

In other news, here’s me entertaining myself by taking photos of my hand and eyeball in a rainbow glow produced by the sunlight coming in through the peep hole of my front door: 

Creepy eye, no? Probably the last thing you’d want to see in the dark. Me.

On a concluding note, here’s my new purse that also falls into the creepy category! If you’ve seen the film Beetlejuice, you’ll recognize it, but if not, let me explain! In the movie, Lydia Deetz comes upon a book that gives her a glimpse into the spirit world…

And behold!!! My new handbag, which looks like the book from the film. I love it so much! 💙 A nice reminder for me that acknowledging death and all souls who have departed…makes me appreciate life even more so.

See you next time!!

Keep it Copacetic

Heeeeeey! 😀

How’ve you all been? I’ve been soaking up these last remaining days of summer, enjoying the heat while it’s still here, and otherwise just taking it easy like usual when I’m not doing my freelance work (which is going GREAT!).

I just finished a new line of Halloween jewelry for my Etsy shop! Aren’t they cuuuuute?????

It’s definitely my favorite necklace I’ve ever made, that’s for sure! I still have two new rings to make soon that have a pumpkin theme. 🎃

Outfit: the skirt is a vintage item given to me by my mom! ❤️ Coral top is from Forever 21.

So the other night, I felt like watching some music videos on YouTube from the 90’s, to get that warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. Collective Soul? Third Eye Blind?? Gin Blossoms??? Twenty music videos later, I had taken quite the journey back to my childhood! And it led me to this 1996 gem by Local H, “Bound for the Floor”, which I’d totally forgotten about!

🎶 And you just don’t get it,
Keep it copacetic,
And you learn to accept it…
🎶

Mostly referred to as “the copacetic song” back in the day, I remember hearing this song all the time on the radio as a kid. The cover of the album always creeped me out, though!! I remember when my sister and I would go to the WHEREHOUSE (oh my gosh, how I wish that was still around!) and the album cover always stood out to me.

I’m glad I re-discovered that song; it was like reuniting with an old friend. I think it’s because it has that post-grunge, mid-90’s sound that sweeps me away to my childhood days…a comfort food, like a grilled cheese sandwich dipped in ketchup! ❤️

Don’t you sometimes like to go for a swim in the nostalgia sea? I certainly do! Funny how an album cover and a tune can easily sweep us away. 😄

Well, let’s return to 2019 as I end this post, shall we? The pumpkin spice items debuted today at Starbucks, and you darn well KNOW I had some. Behold!!!! The pumpkin spice frappuccino and scone!

BYE!

Cracklin’ Rosie Get on Board

Heeey!! ❤️

What a great Sunday it was. I did something different in the evening, and went for an outskirts-of-town drive with my friend, snapping some photos along the way.

I loved it…it was one of those days where I really stopped and smelled the roses! Just thinking about all the small moments in my everyday life and smiling. 😄

I’m a city gal, but I do love seeing some wide open spaces sometimes! Enjoy! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

“Hitchin’ on a twilight train…ain’t nothing here that I care to take along…

maybe a song…to sing when I want.”

By the way, I was quoting Neil Diamond in this post. I don’t know why, but the song just seemed fitting???

See ya!!

Pattern Crazy

Hi! 💙

I’m definitely celebrating patterns in this post! This first outfit makes me think of a race track, watching cars zoom by and checkered flags waving in the wind.

This is a very different pattern for me! I don’t own anything checkered…until now. (From Forever 21).

Is it just me, or does it feel like summer is zooming by? It’s bittersweet, because I love summer and the heat…but I also love fall! So I always feel torn how to feel…lol.

Here’s another outfit…

Scarf life. For life.

I actually really like this last outfit in particular! The mix of polka dots with the unusual black and white scarf is cool, in my opinion. The big brooch in the center really topped the whole thing off!

And of course, red butterfly clips. ❤️ You know what, this outfit is beautifully confusing, in a way. That’s why I love it!!!

I’m now the proud owner of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood soundtrack! Now I can cruise around in my Challenger and pretend it’s 1969. What better way to finish off the remaining days of summer?

Bye for now! ❤️

Once Upon a Time At the Cinema

Hi!! ❤️

Tuesday morning, I was excited to take myself to go see the first showing of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is a film I’ve been looking forward to seeing, a LOT!

Taken from IMDb.com:A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

I won’t dive into too much detail since the film is new and some readers may wish to see it! What drew me in immediately when I watched the trailer and learned of this movie, is that the plot intertwines with the Manson murders.

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I found the film to be beautifully nostalgic, and it was a mix of comedy and a thriller. There were several times I laughed out loud, and other times I felt intensely nervous with a chill down my spine.

I loved the 1960’s music they incorporated into the film, and how it went fittingly with the scenes. I also loved both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio’s characters, as they made a great team and their very different personalities created such rich chemistry (it’s hard to choose a favorite, as I adored both characters in different ways).

I was also utterly charmed by Margot Robbie’s depiction of Sharon Tate. She captured her sweet, innocent, playful essence in a dreamlike way.

I’ve never felt SO SATISFIED by a film’s ending before!!!!!! I literally wanted to stand up and cheer. I left the theater with a big fat smile on my face. ❤️

Top and skirt: Forever 21

I’m liking my pattern mixture of stripes and florals – add some sparkly red snap hair clips – and you have a super retro look. ❤️

I’m really happy I saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; it was the highlight of my entire week. 😊

See ya next time!

Butterfly Clips are Back…

Hey heeeeey!!! ❤️

I’m excited to talk about butterfly hair clips today! Do you remember them from the 90’s? They were a popular hair accessory (and into the early 2000’s, as I recall). 😎 I’ve been perusing Pinterest, swimming in a sea of nostalgia by looking up popular items from my childhood, and it persuaded me to indulge in an old-time hair accessory favorite.

I purchased a pack of 150 pieces for $8.99 on Amazon! They are super inexpensive, and there’s plennnnnnnty leftover in case you lose some or they happen to break by chance, haha!

I remember loving these as a kid. I think they’re so fun, bright, and playful. And life needs some fun, brightness, and playfulness, don’t you think?

And here’s another outfit featuring another set of butterfly hair clips (these are from Claire’s). The dress is brand new from Forever 21! 💜 The orange and white dress above is also from Forever 21.

Did you ever wear butterfly hair clips? Are there certain fashions from a particular decade that you miss and wish to revive?! If there are…don’t be afraid to! 😘

Funny note: my friend told me I should put all 150 butterfly hair clips in my hair. I kindly had to decline…LOL!!!

See you next time! ❤️

I Wear My Hearts in My Hair

Hi hiiii… 💚

Happy start-of-the-weekend! I hope you all enjoyed your week. I blinked, and it was gone…

I feel like I’ve been lagging on outfits…like I’ve been struggling to pair things together in a fresh way! I found some old accessories I’d forgotten about in a drawer recently and have been wearing them, though. 😃

I think I’ll go thrift shopping soon!

I found these little heart hair clips (one purple, one pink), that I bought at Claire’s a long time ago. I forgot how cute they are!! 💜

On Good Morning America Friday morning, I spotted Blink-182 playing on the summer concert series. It took me two seconds to sprint over to my CD shelf and retrieve this gem I’d forgotten about: Enema of the State.

Oh my…the memories!!!! I put it on in my car on my way to Starbucks and was instantly transported back to 1999, 7th grade. ❤️ Blink-182 became hugely popular that year, so the album is literally a time capsule.

It ranks up there as one of my favorite albums! Makes me think of middle school and how innocent it all was, because when I started high school (2001), that entered the 9/11 era. There was a lot of coverage about the war going on in Iraq/Afghanistan throughout my high school years, which has always stuck with me.

On a last note, I FINALLY tried fish ice cream!!! ❤️ It’s not a real fish, but a waffle crust that looks like a fish, with ice cream inside. I purchased it to-go at a Japanese restaurant…it was really good, and cute!

See ya next time!!