Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Girl Style: Injured

After last night's episode, I'm pretty sure we're getting close to Nick and Jess FINALLY getting together. I have been waiting for this since episode one, and I couldn't be more excited.

Last night's episode took a bit of a serious tone, without foregoing its usual humor. After Nick bruised his spine when Jess tackled him playing football, they went to Jess's OBGYN friend for a free exam. Of course, Nick resisted, but since he doesn't have a real job that comes with health insurance, he had no choice. When Jess's friend noticed he had a growth in his thyroid, Jess immediately panicked and thought the worst.

Later that night, while Nick was working at the bar, Jess, Schmidt, and Winston all sat staring at him with somber faces. They then proceeded to Web MD search his symptoms (which you should never do BTDubs) and their search came up with Thyroid Tumor, aka cancer. Of course all of them believe this, and when they show it to Nick, Jess challenges him to do something that he's always wanted to do.

They all, then, end up at the beach, drunk. The boys run into the water naked, and they all have a wonderful time. Jess and Nick sit down and talk for awhile and finally they all fall sleep on the sand. When they wake up the next morning, they all head to Nick's scheduled ultrasound, expecting the worst news. Of course, he comes out alright and healthy, but it seems he's taken a new perspective on things.

Although Nick can't remember most of the night due to his pain killers and alcohol mixing, I think he can sense the moment that he and Jess shared at the beach when he asks her, "What happened last night?" and they just stare into each other's eyes ;)

Jess's outfit last night when they went out to the beach was so cute. We didn't get much of a view of her dress, but I could tell it was a long sleeve navy blue shirt dress. I personally love this shirt dress from ModCloth so much. It's a new arrival and I am keeping my eye on it. Jess's fuchsia coat is what really made the outfit last night. She always knows how to make a statement with what she wears, and this was no exception! 

Memorable quotes

“You’re walking like a Disney witch” – Jess

“Are you using your best friend’s medical crisis to feel my boobs with your face?” – CeCe

"Nick: I don't have a vagina.
Patient: You can take mine.
Jess: I heard that, sister.
Patient: True that."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Moment of Silence

For the rise of Fun.

(We still love you Fun. don't take this the wrong way or anything.)

Also you know you are Awkward and Adorkable when you have too much fun looking up reaction gifs. Prepare for more to come muhuhahahahahaha

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Girl Style: Bully

Last night's episode of New Girl was funny, but not quite as good as some previous episodes.

The Schmidt/Cece thing continues past that first night, although Cece continues to claim that each time is the "last time." Apparently Schmidt is actually pretty good at what he does, living up to the big game he talks. Who knew?

But Cece doesn't want any of it to reach the other roommates, which involves a lot of sneaking in and out of the apartment and agonizing over where to have sex and when. At a point, Schmidt is even left in the car with the window cracked open while Cece goes into a party.
In the end, though, we get a relatively cute moment (as cute as it's going to get with Schmidt, anyway), as he admits that yes, he wants to show Cece off a bit, but only because she's the "ballsiest," "bitchiest," "most beautiful" woman he's ever sexed up ("dopest" and "flyest" are in there too).

Things don't go quite so well romantically for Nick, who agonizes over the significance of Julia sending him a cactus. He assumes it's a challenge to him because of his inability to take care of a plant, but really it's the 7 increasingly drunk and angry messages he leaves Julia that cause her to break up with him. Nick sorta loses his mind, carrying the cactus around with him and walking around with a creepy fake smile at all times. I am excited, however, because I still hope the Nick and Jess will be together some day, and I am glad to have Julia out of the way.

Jess spends the episode dealing with a bully problem at her school: a young man named Nathaniel is the butt of many jokes, unfortunately it's rightfully so, and Jess doesn't make it much better when she sings a duet with him. However, she does pull much of the bullying away from Nathaniel and towards her, as one of her students makes a mean YouTube video out of her performance. That leads Jess to break the girl's science fair project, but it all turns out okay because the principal welcomes Jess to the fold as a "child-hater." Ah, the joys of teachers.

So, not a very eventful week for Jess, but Schmidt is becoming a more developed character, which is fun to watch.

Jess's outfit this week is a perfect mix of stripes and polka dots. And I don't care that Jess "rocks a lot of polka dots," because I enjoy them. I find this sweater she is wearing here absolutely to die for, and I wish I knew where I could get one. 

For my version of the outfit, I went with a bit of a different color scheme. The skirt has many different bright colors in the stripes, but the black background brings them all together in a subtle way. The sweater is a great way to mix stripes with stripes, because the sweater is almost a neutral, with the tiny and spare aqua stripes. The sweater, I am absolutely in love with. I am loving bright green for spring, and it pairs well with the colors in the sweater and the skirt. The flats are some basic ones, because there's so much already happening in the outfit, and the earrings are an adorable pair I found at Modcloth on sale recently :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blogger Style: Emily

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere is one of my favorite fashionistas. She has such a cute and laid back, yet always on trend LA style, that I try to emulate in my own life.

I channeled this look in particular when I got dressed this morning, of course adding my own style and flair to make it me.

I apologize for the awkward bathroom mirror photo.
My camera had died.

When I saw Emily's picture, I immediately thought of my own asymmetrical fishtail skirt, and went from there. I love this skirt for days like today, it was warm and sunny, with a little bit of a breeze, that just really gives life to the skirt without the fear of it flying up and showing everyone your undies. I paired it with my beloved striped crop top, since the skirt was so high waisted. Originally, I was going to stop there, but I was feeling a little too boxy, so I added my bright red belt for a pop of color. It also helps to draw attention to the smallest part of my body. Since most of the outfit was pretty toned down, I added my leopard flats (I have a thing for pairing red and leopard together). 

Now my outfit for you is even a little different than what I wore, simply because polyvore gives my access to more clothing than my closet could ever handle. I stuck with the asymmetrical skirt because it is what makes each outfit unique. For this one, I also stuck with the striped top theme because stripes are a never ending trend, and I went with the tie knot because you can expose as little or as much skin as you feel comfortable with. I added some killer Marc by Marc Jacobs heels which I could never afford in my lifetime, but there are always cute tan wedges out there.  I wanted to keep with the leopard print because I have been really into it lately, so I decided to add it in the form of a cute clutch. I also threw in a mimic of Emily's chic, but messy bun, and a teeny tiny ring, because I have been obsessed with those lately as well :)

The Rise of Fun.

I'm one of those kids who always claims "I liked your favorite band before they were famous." On occasion, it's true. One of my favorite bands is becoming popular, with the release of their new album Some Nights coming out today. What really helped to get them notice was their first single from this album, We Are Young, which has appeared on Glee, as well as in Superbowl car commercials. I'm very proud of them, but at the same time I don't want them to be sellouts, and I definitely don't want little teeny boppers at their concerts. 

I first discovered Fun last summer, when they opened for Panic! at the Disco's Vices and Virtues tour. When I first heard them, I had no idea who they were. I did, however, recognize the main singer's voice. That man is Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. The Format was a super indie hipster band, that was together for 9 years, and didn't really make it big on the mainstream, but I loved all of their music, thanks to the musical education I received from my older step sister. When they broke up, I was very upset about it. Probably too much so. But when I was standing in the House of Blues crowd listening to him on stage once again, I suddenly had hope. The songs were all great, and they've been on my regular everyday playlists since. 

When I heard their song on Glee, I almost cried. And then when I heard their song in a car commercial, I may have flung around the word "sell-outs," a couple of times. I've since come to terms that they are just too good to be oppressed, and I guess they really do deserve to make some money off their talents. 

Please listen to the album! It's only $9 on iTunes, and every single song is so upbeat and motivational, and well, fun. I can't wait to see them on tour again!

Monday, February 20, 2012

5 Things

So because I hate Mondays so much, I've decided that every Monday I'm gonna post 5 of my favorite things, just to remind myself that not everything is so bad when you have to wake up at 6:30 am on Monday morning :)

1. Lavender Lipstick

This is a spring trend that I am very excited about. I can't pull of the pastel clothing trends, it just looks awful on me, but lipstick I can do. Especially since I've been getting bored with my beauty routine.

2. Incredibooth

I've recently discovered Incredibooth, and I'm obsessed. It's an iphone app that acts as a photobooth and takes four pictures in a row, then allows you to add effects and share them. As you can see, Viki and I like to spend our free time sending each other odd ones...

3. Coffee

Without coffee, I would not be able to get up most mornings. I have tried to quit drinking it several times, and that just doesn't seem to be an option for me.

4. Hot pink nails

I had the urge to paint my nails hot pink the other night, and I'm really excited about it. Now every time I look down at my hand, I get this burst of color that literally brightens my day.

5. Kate Upton

When I first heard about the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model, I completely wrote her off as another mindless model. When I saw her on SNL this weekend, I started to have some respect for her. She's not stick thin, she actually has some curves and visible body fat, and she's okay with it. Much respect, Kate. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Splurge: Bejeweled Flats

I have been looking for a new pair of black flats, since my $13 Target ones have finally died out. I was searching my favorite website, Modcloth, when I suddenly came across these in the 'New Arrivals' section. They aren't exactly plain, but because a lot of my wardrobe is neutral colors with pops of brights in the accessories, I'm thinking these shoes will help add some pop to every single outfit.

Now, because my job isn't paid right now, I'm gonna have to either wait to buy these, or beg my mom for a little bit of extra money. But I'm kind of willing to do that for these flats, because there's no doubt in my mind that they're going to sell out quick. So go get your pair today, while they still have your size!