Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
Let go of whatever is holding you back;
life's too short to be anything short of happy.
Spend the extra $20 to receive the free gift with purchase. Clean your apartment with all the windows open, blaring your favorite classics. Pickup ice cream after a long day of work, regardless of what diet you're on. Buy your significant other a gift just out of appreciation. Laugh way too much, even if you're doing it alone. Surround yourself with others who are truly worth having in your life. Do absolutely nothing on Sundays. Treat yourself to manicures. Be your own person; carry it out through both your work and personal life. Have one too many glasses of Sangria for brunch.
Complete your bucket list.
Live in the moment, always.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
galavanted their way to Texas.
Only would a sapphire mohawk trump last year's brilliance.
Needless to say, only time will tell.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you
- Don't take yourself too seriously, no one else does
- Everything can change in the blink of an eye
- You can get through anything if you stay put in today
- Envy is a waste of time
- If you don't ask, you won't get
- Get rid of anyone or anything that isn't useful
- Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger
- All that truly matters in the end is that you loved
- If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Urban, you've done it again.
Not only do I want to indulge in the most important meal of the day, but taking me back to my childhood years when my mom would craft up food in creative ways and hide surprises in my lunch box?
Happiness, only at $30.
June cannot come quick enough.
I will stalk every Sanrio & Vans store for my very own $55 pair.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Aries (March 21- April 20)
Strengths: Energetic, daring, confident
Weaknesses: Impatient, impulsive, short-tempered
What makes you sexy: Your fearless attitude and I'll-try-anything-once vibe win you tons of friends and fans… especially guys, They love when you play a little hard to get.
Your birthday month: Lucky Jupiter gives you a burst of confidence on the 6th. Whether you are itching to skydive or start training for a half marathon, you will feel like you can accomplish anything.
Love advice: You're a bit uncertain about his long-term intentions under nervous Neptune. Stop stressing! By month's end, he'll tell you exactly what he wants. It's more of you.
I'm nothing without this advice.
Finally can rest in peace, knowing my world is in order.
Guns Double Ring
Zoa Cropped Jumpsuit
Alice & Olivia
Peter Som Spring '11 Collection
Dive Bar Nail Polish
Long Sleeve Knit Dress
Wild Thing Heels
2 more days. AHHH
I wasn't jealous before we met
Now every woman I see is a potential threat
And I'm possessive, it isn't nice
You've heard me saying that smoking was my only vice
But now it isn't true
Now everything is new
And all I've learned has overturned
I beg of you…
Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Shambled at her finest.
Keep on truckin'
Meet Samantha Wells.
OCCUPATION: Merchandise Assistant at Macys.com
KNOWN FOR: Always smiling, hair that's almost always "too perfect" and having a serious shopping addition
PET PEEVE: Miserable/rude people and girls who wear nothing but North Face fleece that carry Long Champ bags
HOW TO WIN HER HEART: Make her laugh, be thoughtful and ambitious
GUILTY PLEASURE(S): Sex & The City, Tumblr, tabloid magazines, and Forever 21
LIFE MOTTO: Be happy, stay positive, and make your dreams happen
My favorite new friend in the city.
Our parents have told us growing up, "Surround yourself with people who make you a better person." If you have yet to take this simple advice, what the hell is your problem?
People are always in and out of your life, though you are the sole reason they are there. Whether it's just for a month, the decision is yours. If you have a handful of friends that make you laugh until you cry, care enough to ask why you're upset, and genuinely trust your opinion, you are miraculously fortunate.
Almost a year post-graduation and I've already lost contact with about 90% of the individuals I communicated with on a daily basis in college. Hi, I'm not too bothered by that in the slightest bit. Out-growing most and not having the time to care is genuinely trumping the fact that I relocated to the East coast. If you want to speak to someone, you will. The plethora of technological advances made it easily capable for anyone to do so. Strip me of texting and I will no longer encompass a human being. The hardest day of my life was being without a phone since the device decided to conveniently self-destruct while I was on vacation. As it deleted all 200+ numbers, I can't say I've been happier with this unknowingly swipe of incompetent souls from my life.
Don't waste your time.
Dedicated to Kristian
One person who can always make me smile
Life's love since 2008
Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
…why do you not allow me to watch my favorite movies on Nexflix?
I need to see the following classics asap:
Alice In Wonderland
The Lion King
But above all:
The Little Mermaid
I will never grow up.
I dream a lot, I know you say
I've got to get away
"The world is not yours for the taking"
Is all you ever say
I know I'm not the best for you
But promise that you'll stay
Cause if I watch you go
You'll see me wasting, you'll see me wasting away
Cause today, you walked out of my life
Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life
Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain
And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same
These streets are filled with memories
Both perfect and in pain
And all I wanna do is love you
But I'm the only one to blame
Cause today, you walked out of my life
Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life
But what do I know, if you're leaving
All you did was stop the bleeding
But these scars will stay forever
These scars will stay forever
And these words they have no meaning
If we cannot find the feeling
That we held on to together
Try your hardest to remember
Stay with me
Or watch me bleed
I need you just to breathe.
Favorite phrase to date- this album name
And if you catch me in the weirdest mood,
I may tear up over this song.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I'm only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hairspray I use.
I'm as bad as the worst, but thank god I'm as good as the best.
It's better to leave it broken then hurt yourself trying to fix it.
If it's true you can see it with your eyes, even in the dark.
Tonight the headphones will deliver you the words that I can't say.
It's like you're homesick for a place that doesn't even exist.
For everyone who thinks they know me, I forgive you.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Without a healthy mix, there's not a doubt in my mind you'll end up sourly bitter at the age of forty, wishing you would have ditched class in college, danced effortlessly every time you heard your favorite song play in a store dressing room, and drank yourself crazy just to catch up with friends the next day to recap what even happened.
Good news: It's not too late.
So be it. I obsess over Hello Kitty, treat fellow employees as if they are being casted on my own personal sitcom, get overly excited when given sugar in either liquid or candy form, decorate my apartment as if Willy Wonka collaborated with Toys R Us, laugh obnoxiously at cartoons while being unable to take a romance scene in a movie seriously, go to Victoria's Secret just to purchase polka dot underwear, wait in the Mac makeup line to ask an associate where the new fluorescent purple lipstick is located, schedule a manicure only to pick out glitter polish, get overwhelmed when the weekend approaches even if I don't have a single plan, and wear silly bands morning, noon, and night.
Being drawn to colorful candies and crayons doesn't mean you aren't ready for a mature relationship, responsibilities, and an adult work life. Grasping immaturity by the neck will only make you a more approachable individual. If you take life too seriously, you will never enjoy it. I'd rather have people question why my desk is covered in fuzzy bunny stickers, drawings of other employees, and clippings of random commentary than wish I would just crack a smile. As we are told post-graduation, all games aside, we needed to grow up and accept adulthood with open arms.
I'll continue to word my emails obnoxiously and wear pink lipstick inappropriately in the corporate work atmosphere just in spite of those who haven't laughed in over a year. Forever will I be drawn to little cats saying hello, cupcakes, and Japanese characters.
Hate it or love it, I'm not about to change.
I absolutely love this band.
As much as I'm not a fan, I do love this song:
You think I'm pretty
Without any make-up on
You think I'm funny
When I tell the punch line wrong
I know you get me
So I'll let my walls come down, down
Before you met me
I was a wreck
But things were kinda heavy
You brought me to life
Now every February
You'll be my valentine, valentine
Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dane until we die
You and I
We'll be young forever
You make me
I'm living a Teenage Dream
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Meet Riley Bennett.
NICKNAME(S): Do I have a nickname? I guess I've been called Ri or Riles in the past.
OCCUPATION: Site Merchandising Assistant at Bluefly
KNOWN FOR: Being blonde, being sarcastic
WEAKNESS: Basics, especially white t-shirts
PRIDE & JOY: My Alexander Wang bag
LIFE MOTTO: You will not be young and pretty forever so you should probably learn to do something.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Ice cream right now.
And yes, I hate the government as well.
But I love being taxed away half of my paycheck, for I could be happy as a clam working for nickels and dimes. Just promise me sugar cookies at the end of the day.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The short summary of a nine volume masterpiece:
The people within my facebook family tree are a mix of actual members, good friends, and a select few I've never met.
I live life absurdly by poking fun at others' confusion I solely create.
Everything happens for a reason, therefore I have not a single regret.
I most definitely will judge you by your drink selection, as it encompasses your persona.
At the rate I consume twizzlers, I will be a diabetic by the age of 30.
I don't just like red stripe, it's a lifestyle.
I tend to describe unfavorable individuals as "Mariah Carey."
By far, I'm the most immaturely mature person you will ever meet.
I don't sugar coat anything besides my Starbucks soy lattes.
I love Blink182.
It's about to be the first of many.
Meet Marta Freedman.
OCCUPATION: Textile Major at FIT slash Textile Assistant at The Jones Group
KNOWN FOR: Breaking hearts since 1990
PET PEEVE: Flat shoes, boring people, negativity, being R bombed on BBM, being told I resemble Ke$ha
HOW TO WIN HER HEART: Be passionate about something. Anything. I like artistic guys who make me laugh. Ps. Gerber Daisies are my favorite flower
GUILTY PLEASURE: Wine, chocolate, bad boys (with a sensitive side), fashion blogs, Jersey Shore, and secretly liking being told that I resemble Ke$ha…
LIFE MOTTO: If you always prevent yourself from getting hurt, you will never know how to deal with pain. and "Don't work yourself up."
Sunday, January 16, 2011
(n): the quality or state of being illiterate; inability to read or write.
It's one thing to have never been taught the English language.
It's another to graduate with a degree from a Big 10 University and still write as if you are unaware that correct grammar correlates to adulthood. Although I never majored in American or British Literature, I still pride myself on being able to uphold conversation with others, whether composed in words or belted from my own vocals.
These are the same individuals who write as if they are speaking in an AOL chat room. Their self-induced shambles result in a distorted world, where acronyms embody life:
Hey, sry bout last nite. Haha. FYI- thnx to u, I'm gonna go c a therapist. Nvm about the pics on my cam, I *deleted* em all bc I looked bad. Prolly shudda stopped drinkin when u did, but o well…... I wanna c ya l8r to tlk. Txt me. xo.
Please note, the above absurdity took me well over 10 minutes to craft. If on Facebook long enough, I highlight those who update horrifically worded statuses with a swift friend deletion. Personal satisfaction that may be, but I will not let such nonsense swipe my life with cluttered angst. As this world is becoming more internet-involved, it's crucial people take on the personal challenge to carefully write on behalf of those taking away the intended message. If you cannot do that, light a fire and toss in all technological devices within your personal possession for you are not advancing at the rate you should be. If you are privileged enough to have two hands and an education, do not tamper with blatant illiteracy.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Blue Valentine: A movie that depicts love as a tormented agony with a punch of hate and utter routine. As a form of instant birth control, this is far from a romantic, indie drama, which most of us assumingly thought we'd see. A real life story that shakes up the sheltered and slaps the gifted is greatly appreciated as a welcome into the new year. As a huge Ryan Gosling fan, this must not go unseen. If you loved his passionate drive in The Notebook, you will be first in line at Target the day/night of it's dvd release.
Love at first sight.
I feel discomfort and confusion when people believe in such a myth. As if I'd take such idea as a compliment would mean I am nothing more than a goddess on two legs thinking none other than hush puppies and sugar cookies. I want someone to love how obnoxiously opinionated I am, my harsh humor/judgmental commentary on others, and why I ask questions just to fill awkward gaps of silence. "At first sight" doesn't imply knowing about a person's past, values, morals, intelligence, drive, or habits. How can you truly love someone if you don't even know them?
I encourage you to partake in the bluest valentine on the face of the Earth. If it doesn't make you doubt whether or not you want to try out the whole marriage thing, I'm unsure if you're even human.