Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Angela's Ashes

   This past weekend, I finished reading Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt. It deserved every reward it received. Literally, one of the most touching, funniest, best books I have ever read. It's funny - recently, I've been reading a lot of novels that give insight into Irish culture and folklore. I find it really fascinating... definitely something I'll be looking out for at the library from now on. What have you guys been reading? Any suggestions? I do not discriminate, I'll take any genre. 

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vicky Christina Barcelona

   Just watched Vicky Christina Barcelona, the first Woody Alan movie I've ever actually enjoyed. Other than the plot being off-beat, and the style being very artsy (what with the camera going out of focus every now and then, and the narrator's voice giving it the feel of a nature documentary), my favorite part was definitely Penelope Cruz. Not only was her acting believable and arresting, but the way she dressed was incredibly inspiring. Of course, looking that gorgeous helps... but even though she has a thing or two in the looks department that I'm missing, I am absolutely planning on emulating her style this summer.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Dress I'll Never Own

  I was in Forever 21 tonight, shopping for preppy skirts and dresses for Penn University Model Congress, which is coming up at the end of this month. While I was there, I noticed a myriad of boho-chic clothes that I wish I could pull off! One in particular that stood out was this dress:

This is the kind of dress I dream about wearing, while knowing all too well that I would never take such a big venture away from my tailored, formal style. *Sigh* Besides, WHEN would I ever have to chance to wear it?..
(Dress - $27.80, Forever 21)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Most Favorite...

   A few months ago I discovered the wonder that is international street style blogs. Since then, one picture has always stood out in my mind:

  This Parisian woman looks beyond perfect. Her accessories are definitely my favorite part... especially the glasses and opaque tights! This isn't even really my style - but this girl has the IT factor. I wish I could meet her.