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Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Eureka!" I wish

Hi there!(:


Now, I'm pretty sure I share this with many other people but if there is one thing i absolutely love, it's reading. I find any piece of literature really magical.
 You will always find me with some reading material, whether it's a great book, daily newspaper, a magazine or even the back of a shampoo bottle! It is truly one of the few remaining simple pleasures in life.

Yesterday, I took a trip to my local library (where they know me by name :3) and escaped into the fast sea of books. My town sadly does not have the largest collection, but what they do have is pretty amazing none the less. Each week, new materials are added which is also great! Anyways, after scanning, reading, glimpsing, and shuffling I happily made it home with enough reading to last me a month (maybe...).

 The first book I'm reading is Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World by Marlene Wagman-Geller. The title is pretty self explanatory. The author just wanted to write a book on the fascinating stories behind things we are surrounded by everyday.

From Jeopardy!, to the Slinky, and even Weight Watchers. I'm almost done with it (yep, rapid reader) and I would definitely recommend this book!
 The stories in here are so interesting - I would have never known half of the things in this book. I invite you to learn something new, and pick up this book!


After my Eurekas! I'll be reading something that I should have read a LONG time ago, Pride and Prejudice. (Can you believe I've never read this classic? Or even seen the movie?!)
  I'm pretty sure I'll love it; I've heard so much about it and it had been around for ages so most of you must have read it  (or at least seen the movie!) I'll love to let you know what I think after(:

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Psst.....



I posted that sticky note on the library's bathroom as part of my Operation Smile (remember!?).
Hopefully whoever saw it actually smiled and left it there
 so another person can have the lovely pleasure of it(:
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Have you heard of an artist named Keri Smith?
 Well, she's an artist and author I'm a real fan of.
 Her work is so funny and inspiring.
 I love to check her out for laughs, inspiration, or just whatever.
She has this list of 100 ideas  for use of a journal and I am having so much fun something them :D If you're bored, need inspiration, or just wanna try something new, by all means print these out and have fun!

Well, until next time!
~Abbey♥


P.S. I'll keep posting each time I complete a task!
 That way you'll see what I come up with. Remember, any lovely thoughts are always welcome.

Monday, August 2, 2010

-Aah, the madness goes on

Hey, guess what today it?

August 1st! Summer, where art thou?! For most of you it is just the middle of summer, Whatever. For the fashion world, it it the begenning of Autumn. Yepp, time to plan your fall looks and start shopping ASAP. That is if you actually want to be smart and stylish. Now, while most people are out enjoying their last few summer days, fashion editors have a lot more on their plates. From the "Latest fall trends", "F/W 2010 Runways", and "September Issues" there is a lot to absorb in such an amount of time. These Fashion Editors are trying to load us up on all of this pretty quickly and it can sometimes become a bit overwhelming.

According to Style.com and Net-a-Porter.com (two of my lovelies when it comes to fashion(:) here are some of the upcoming trends for this fall:
*Fifties-Sixties Fashions - - - - -

Say goodbye to that 80's revival we all cringed about and say hello  to the lovley 50's and 60's. Hourglass silhouettes are front and center with a combo of bustier, curve-hugging, and below-the-knee pencil skirts. Let's also not forget the kitten heels that comes with said decades! This is one trend that I won't actually mind trying out a bit this fall.

*Animal accents - - - - - -
Rawr! Animal like clothes were everywhere on the F/W runways. So of course they're bound to be everywhere this fall. It includes everything from fur, leopard prints, and Camel everything. (Coats, boots bags , etc.) I personally wouldn't mind a chic camel coat this winter and it will probably make it onto my must have list. As for some of the other animal like pieces, I  like them but won't be dying for them this season.

*Menswear-inspired (Again!)

I remember a few seasons ago when androgyny was everywhere! From boyfriend jeans, to boyfriends cardigans, to slouchy t-shirts, and oxfords. Well, it seems that menswear is back but with a bit more....class. Instead of slouchy jeans and cardies, the designers opted for structured blazers, oxford shirts, and very straight leg pants. It kind of also ties into that futuristic minimalist look that has been coming around as well. (*Alexander Wang!*)

*Military

This is one of the trends this fall that makes me want to kind of yawn. I don't like it at all, and i doubt I'll be able to pull it off anyways. :P
 The end.

*Goodbye short, hello long!

It makes me happy to see this lovely trend appearing. I have always adored long skirts and the fact that the fashion world is just catching on makes me go "um...Hello! Where have you been?"

There are loads more trends popping up here and there everyday but those were just some worth noting. I rarely follow trends on a daily basis like some people who claim to be "fashionistas." I like to see what is "in" one season and try to incorporate my lovely stlye with the things I like. No body should expect me to change my style every time fashion trends evolve. That would take loads of money, time, and effort that is worthless because you just come out looking like a clueless follower.

Anyways, I am so excited for fall to come! I'm such a nerd when it comes to back to school shopping and getting new things each season! I'll be posting my lovely wish list soon! Kay, well bye(:

P.S. This post was previously written yesterday but my computer crashed.