What I'm up to 04.19.13

I've been trying to look for ways to break up my outfit posts, since I fear that my blog has become a little static. In order to change that, I'm introducing a long-time post favorite of mine that I've seen of plenty of other blogs. I also like that it gives me an opportunity to inject more pop culture posts. Here's what I've been up to:


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Okay, I'll be honest, I finished watching Firefly and Serenity at least a week ago, but I can't stop thinking about it and I wanted to include it. For someone who makes it habit to obsess over canceled-too-soon TV shows (Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, and Party Down are all some of my favorites), I still can't believe it took me this long to watch it. I seriously cannot get over how much I loved this show (and the movie) and it's going to take me some time to find a show to live up to it now. 

Also, I should add that I have an extremely strong love of minimalist and just plain cool movie and TV art. I like the idea of including art from the things I'm watching rather than promotional images in these posts. Or maybe I just like the idea of seeing who can figure out what I'm referring to just by the images. The two above are some of my favorite Firefly prints. I especially love the dinosaur one because, well, how can you not love Wash?


We've been talking about body image a lot in my social/psychology of dress class, so I was more interested in usual to come across this Hello Giggles article entitled, "Saying No To The Say No To Size Zero Campaign" by one of the website's readers, which I found really insightful. I can't help agree with the point. While the Say No to Size Zero campaign sounds like a great way to promote better body image, isn't it just alienating naturally skinny girls the same way curvy girls have been alienated? Healthy body image isn't about saying "curvy is better," it's about being happy in our bodies and with ourselves no matter what shapes we are. Curvy girls shouldn't be made fun of for being bigger, but naturally skinny girls shouldn't be called anorexic either.

Lusting over:

I can't stop thinking about how I wish I could afford a pair of Seychelles flats for summer. Granted, every pair they make is perfection, but I've been drooling over the Model Citizen and Freesia flats for a while now. They both belong in my closet, don't you think?

Blog crushing:

I've been following Laura from The Joyful Fox for some time now, and I fall in love a little more with each post. Not only does she have the most gorgeous collection of clothes, but her photography is just as wonderful. Plus, she launched the best idea recently as she'll be donating 25% of the money she makes from sponsors to charity. I was so inspired when I saw this that I'm considering doing the same. 

Listening to:

The live session of this song. So good.


  1. I like this idea of breaking up outfit posts! Great list of interests and what you're into. I read that article from hellogiggles too, and they made an excellent point. I think being a muscular girl or curvy girl can make us develop an unhealthy mindset towards girls who are slighter. Just because they have a different body type than us, there's no justification to put them down for that! We don't want that, and neither do they.

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  2. Oh, I like this idea for blog posts. I love your outfits, of course, but this gives us a different view of you, especially since you have mentioned how much you love pop culuture.

    Also- FIREFLY! We are only a few episodes in (trying to savoy it, you know. Easier to do when the Boy lives in a different town). SO well written. All of the things I've been saying I want in a TV show, but was thinking maybe just wasn't possible or something and it is in there. Complicated relationships, different types of relationships that are all valued for their story potential, good world-building, and a true ensemble! Oh yay!

  3. This is such a great idea! I always love breaking up outfit posts - I try to do that on mine with DIYs and recipes, but that can get exhausting if I'm super busy. This is much better and I may just have to follow suit :-)

    I've been swooning over those Seychelles too! Everything they make is perfection. I just finished reading that article on HG. Very interesting perspective, which I totally agree with. It really comes down to being healthy, loving our bodies - no matter what the shape, and accepting other women's as well.

  4. I love this! I agree that I always seem to get into shows that have either just been cancelled or is about to be cancelled...

  5. I completely agree, I try to not post back-to-back outfit posts because then it seems like there is no other part of my life. And even if no one really reads the other ones, its nice to me to have a record. I loved reading this, it's cool to learn more about what's going on in your life besides the fashion! Definitely wanting to check out some of these TV shows if they are amazing as you say! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Love the flats! you are so right! We are starting to make a beauty campaign so anytime soon we will be needing people like you to spread it out! Ill keep in touch!! I love your blog, its amazing! I will be so happy if you could visit my blog and say what you think!


  7. Oh my gosh, yes! Lets nerd out over Firefly together. :) I so wish that show hadn't gotten canceled, it was such a shocker to me that it was the show that got the boot while that disaster otherwise know as Enterprise kept going and going and going. (Still so bitter about that.) I am so gad that you enjoyed it!

    It's kind of fun to try new things and I enjoyed this post. (Which I suppose you guessed because you DID mention Firefly! Surefire way to my heart. I sobbed in theaters when he died in the movie, it was like "NOOO! Not Wash!" I was definitely way too emotionally attached to that show.)

    It's great to see people talking about the "Real women have curves" or "Just say no to zero" movement because like you said, it does alienate people who are naturally slim. There's so many different body types out there and I think it's dangerous just to write everyone into one box. (It's a difficult issue, you don't want to be unhealthy and sick, at either end of the spectrum but people are really sensitive to this issue and it doesn't help that you can be healthy within a fairly wide range.)

    Argh, I went and typed a novel. You always make me feel chatty. :)

  8. I think minimalist movie art is cool too. I'm a fan of conceptual art since it leaves more to interpretation and imagination. Plus, Hollywood movie posters of things exploding in the background really show no amount of creativity.


  9. firstly, more tv shows i need to watch?! ahhh, i love adding to my list, but i wish i had more hours in the day!!! and yes, those posters!

    second, i agree with this 100% i HATE when i see things that say "real women have curves" like c'mon!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's so so so SO annoying that we're setting a guideline of what a "real woman" is or that being skinny is horrible. /endrant

    third, I'VE BEEN WANTING SOME OF THESE SHOES. so so SO cute!!!!!

    and I loove her hair + her clothes and yay new music to discover!

  10. Great idea! I think speaking (or writing :P) more in the posts it's a great way to spice up a little bit our blogs full of outfit posts :) That shoes are simply amazing, I've always wanted to have a pair like this! I hope you'll visit mine and follow if you like it! (also remember to follow eaven via bloglovin 'cause GFC will be switched off on July 1st :( )