Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Appreciation for the 90s!

I don't know if you've noticed but there's been a definite 90s/grunge reemergence. At first, I didn't quite like it but like most things, it grew on me. I'm liking the sloppy, not completely pulled together look. Besides the rugged boots I've already shown my love for on here; I'm also liking the messy hair, over sized sweaters,etc. It just looks comfortable and not difficult to deal with!

I really love Courtney Love's look (haha)! The messy blonde hair and bright red lips just stand out so well and she works it. She was part of a band called Hole in the late 90s early 2000s. My favorite song by her, which I can't stop listening to, is called Celebrity Skin.
This is a picture of the whole band Hole.

Awe. This is Kurt Cobain. Lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana. He sadly ended his life but not before putting out some chart-toppers, most well-known being, Smells Like Teen Spirit. He was also married to Courtney Love.


This is Marc Jacobs take on grunge.
Sadly, like most trends now days, this one will come and go quickly but I still have to thank it for leading me to discover new things about the 90s!
A more interesting post should be coming later this week!
dIXie**




Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Outfit Post! (trixie)

Last weekend, I wore this outfit while touring at Wake Forest. The sweater (Anthropologie) and skirt (Urban Outfitters) have been mentioned in previous posts. The shirt is really a tunic/dress from Forever 21 that I tucked into the skirt, and the shoes are from Target. Also, I just finished a really good book for my English class called The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy. It was a really interesting read because it is partly set in Beaufort, South Carolina- one of my favorite vacation spots. Here is some background information on it and a brief summary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Water_Is_Wide_%28book%29

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cheers TO TARGET!

I've recently found some pretty cool things at Target. This is the outfit I wore to volunteer today and it was quite comfy!
Shirt dress is from Anthropologie.
I was sooooo excited when I found out the popular (and expensive) brand Mulberry was doing a collection of purses for Target. I hurried out today and bought myself this awESOME
purse!
These leggings are also from Target; while I'm normally a tights person, I thought the zippers on the side were creative and cute! Shoes are from Macy's: Steve Madden.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

cool new stuff! (trixie)

i want to devote this post to my current food/tv/music obsessions

Food: I can't get enough of Gigi's Cupcakes. They are the most delicious, heavenly treats I have ever tasted, and I really wish I was eating this Banana Cream Pie cupcake right now. Check out the other flavors at http://www.gigiscupcakesusa.com.

Show: America's Next Top Model, Cycle 15 is off to a great start. My favorite model so far is Anne (she is the one in the middle with the black dress adorned with a purple flower). I really hope that Anne wins because I think her awkwardness is endearing and her unconventional look is high fashion.

Music:


video I love the beat of this song- whenever I hear it, I just want to start dancing! "Animal" has two really fun music videos that can both be found on Youtube.

A Ton of Stuff!

So, I had said I was going to take pictures from homecoming week but I realized I didn't care that much about dressing up so, well, I didn't. However, I had a Congress meeting after school yesterday which requires you to dress "nice." I'm not a huge fan of the skirt in this outfit but I think overall, the look worked.


This is an up close of the shirt. From far away, you can't tell it's a jaguar face.
A white rose bracelet from H&M.

Sorry for the poor quality, iPhone pics are not the greatest!
P.S. I just noticed my dog slipped into the picture!



These fabulous worn-looking leather boots from Anthropologie. A definite winter staple.




A close up of my tights. I recently discovered textured tights don't do so well with my skin.


haha, my senior t-shirt. As you can tell, we're the burros. I'm glad they finally made fun of the burros other name....:)
Hope you enjoyed the post!
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Coke really does change your life!

So, you know how in all those coke commercials they make it seem like coke is this life changing drink? Well, maybe not completely life changing but it definitely can do many different things. Have you heard of the coca-cola cake? I heard about it when reading an article that talked about baking with soda and they said this cake was a classic. Well, my mother decided to bake it and it was awesome! It was so nice and creamy and great to drink with a glass of milk! As you can see from below, we've already devoured half of it! Look forward to pictures from my homecoming week this week!





If your interested in making it, we used the recipe from http://www.myrecipes.com/

**dIXie

P.S. Isn't this Halloween themed Sunkist cute?!