4.30.2012

Fashion Inspiration: Kate Middleton

Catherine “Kate” Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge is certainly one of the best people to look at for fashion inspiration. Last year on April 29th she finally became the Duchess of Cambridge when she married Prince William. I will admit to (trying to) not going to sleep the night/morning of the royal wedding because I wanted to see it. Her dress left me speechless, it was elegant, modern and oh so beautiful. After that I started to pay a close attention to what she wore. (It sounds stalkerish doesn’t it?) I fell in love with her style but what Canadian wouldn't. (Yes, I’m Canadian!! My mom and brother were born there and I have dual citizenship.) I absolutely adore her style. I wish I had her closet but what girly girl doesn’t? My favorite thing about her style is that she’s not always in dresses and those crazy hat things (I don’t know the name of them. Sorry). Sometimes you can see her dress like a regular person in skinny jeans and a nice blouse, that’s refreshing. Oh and I forgot to mention all the times she and her husband have matched. (How cute!) I still want her wardrobe and maybe to raid her closet.

Take a look at Kate's amazing yet adorable outfits. 





4.08.2012

Why We Broke Up.


No, I'm not going to write a 354 page letter to you. I am going to tell you why I fell in love with the book Why We Broke up by Daniel Handler.
Ed Slaterton and Min Green are two different sides of a coin; a non-compatible coin.  Min who according to Ed is artsy and "different" is not she is like every other girl in high school who is falling for the Basketball team's Co-Captain. Ed is the Co-Captain of the basketball team and lives to live up to stereotypes set in high school. No wonder why they didn't last. 
I’ll be honest; I’m a total book nerd. I will read anything no matter how long or boring it may seem. Why We Broke Up is 354 pages long and I called it my mini textbook while I was reading it. The length of the book isn’t what you should judge it by or the fact that there are some pretty awesome pictures for everything Min pulls out of the box that she is giving to Ed. What you should judge it by is the fact that the Author Daniel Handler and the Artist Maira Kalman dug through their own personal breakups to develop this wonderful book about a terrible break up.
I fell in love with this book immediately. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did; I only bought it because the personal stories on the back by other authors were terribly cute and honest. Min Green fell in love with the wrong guy, Sara Shepard was heartbroken when her boyfriend moved to Chicago, Carolyn Mackler had her heartbroken her senior year in park outside of town. I hope I never have a heartbreak as tragic as Min’s, but hers has taught me that I can sulk, but I have to live up to my end of the deal; Don’t let it become the only thing on your mind, indulge yourself in the things you used to do before you had your heart broken and find the girl you used to be before he ever stomped into your life.



Keltie Colleen's Rockettes Rockstars and Rockbottom




Last night I said to myself I want to read something that I actually want to read. When I get in this type of mood I grab my kindle and usually go for things by people like Jodi Picoult or Nicholas Sparks, but last night I remembered that Keltie Colleen had written a book, "Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom." It had good ratings on the kindle store so I said why not, what could i possibly learn that would surprise me. The answer; A LOT.

I tend to read book and then compare them to other books. While reading this book, I couldn't compare it to any other book. Sure it was non-fiction and you can't usually compare that type of book to other books, but this book was honestly one of the most interesting books that I have encountered on my late night reading "cravings".

Sure, I have read a lot of books and thought a lot about them, but it's usually never while reading them that I am thinking about things. Keltie is a dancer; she has been dancing since she was a little girl. I am a dancer, obviously not as talented or as experienced as Keltie, but I too have been dancing since I was a little girl. I know how hard that it's hard to not look at the other dancers and say I want to be her, because no matter how hard you try you will never, ever become them and that just makes you mindset worse. While I was reading I kept picturing myself in the same position as her in that point in her life, I could do it but only for a minute. I read this book in a short amount of time and all the things she learned are already creeping up on me and saying “their right”. I never responded to a non-fiction book so nicely, I guess you could say. Keltie’s experience did teach me one very important thing; never give up on your dreams.






I may have found this book on a late night reading craving, but this one sure cured my sweet tooth.