Thursday, October 13, 2011

Things I Like Thursday.

It's been a while since I've done a Things I Like Thursday, so here's one for old times' sake. :)
Yummy pumpkin pie milkshake

This cute, and very true, digital illustration

Real life Angry Birds!

Peanut butter chocolate acorn cookies

Teacup chandelier

The original Starbucks in Seattle, WA

This pretty and sophisticated DIY neclace

Real life Belle from Beauty and The Beast. This could easily be me.

I'm really excited for tomorrow, not only because the weekend means quality R&R time away from work, but more importantly because one of my best friends (and former roommate) Courtney is coming to visit! We always have a good time when she's in town. Who knows what shenanigans we'll get into this time?! Haha. :)

Alex and I went to a local pet shelter near our house not too long ago. We haven't decided yet if we want a cat or a dog, but we definitely want a pet. Neither of us has owned a cat or a dog, so a cat might be a little easier for us. We prefer dogs over cats, but we'd feel bad if we got a dog and left it home alone all day (which we would have to do because we both work). With the landlord's OK and our paperwork filled out, we'll hopefully be getting a pet within the next month. Yay!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week! TGIAF [Thank God it's almost Friday] ;)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blooming Leopold Fall/Winter 2012

A couple of months ago, I wrote about some of my favorite Etsy shops, one of which being Blooming Leopold. I want to take this opportunity to share with you all the photoshoot for their new Fall/Winter 2012 line. The pictures are beautiful and the clothes absolutely darling. Enjoy!

   blooming leopold a/w 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1950s Living Room Admiration.

I'm officially moved in to my new apartment as of this past weekend! At least, all of my stuff is here. Everything is pretty much still in boxes and waiting to be unpacked, but here nonetheless. Alex and I couldn't be more thrilled with our new pad! The appliances are new and the walls are freshly painted a beautifully neutral beige. Plus, the apartment is really close to campus, so we're still near our friends and able to hang out with them. It doesn't hurt that I now only live five minutes from work, either. ;)

The retro furniture I've been collecting over the past month in anticipation of this move is now happily situated in the living room as well. I've acquired a pair of 1960s two-tiered end tables, a mahogany wood coffee table, a pair of 60s retro lamps, and a 70s pine wood TV stand. It doesn't all match, but I love each individual piece and am happy to have gotten my hands on them. My camera is sitting at the bottom of one of my suitcases at the moment, so in lieu of actual photographs of my new space, I'll leave you with some dreamy pictures of 1950s living rooms that inspire me and my retro ways.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stolen From Grandma.

Of all the blogs I follow (of which there are about 50), I follow a handful or so fashion blogs. One of my favorites is Stolen From Grandma by stylist, Claire McManus. Her style is very girly and feminine, often containing floral elements and chiffon. Claire posts pictures of not only her outfits, but also of photo shoots that she's styled. She recently launched an online SFG store , the campaign pictures for which I think are absolutely gorgeous. They're very professionally done and very much convey the feel of Claire's personal style. You can visit her shop here and feast your eyes on the beautiful campaign shots below.

These past couple of weeks have been really hectic for me, but in a good way. I started my job (two weeks in so far) and moved into my new apartment this past weekend. I haven't unpacked any of my stuff yet, but I plan to throughout the course of this week. It's nice to have a set routine again and I've found that I enjoy working way more than going to classes day in and day out and having homework and exams to worry about. Work is more relaxed and I can actually use my weekends for some R&R instead of for studying.

Blogging has fallen a little bit to the wayside for me as I get my bearings, not only in regard to updating GGG, but also with keeping up on my daily blog reads. I didn't want regular blogging to become a chore for me; I'd rather it be a fun pasttime that I do because I enjoy it. That being said, I have a LOT of pictures I need to post here and am very excited to do so. Here's to a happy and eventful October! :)
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