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Daily Fabulousness 5-11

11 May

So, I literally almost died today. I went into a pet store near a resale shop as I was waiting for them to buy back some of my old clothes, expecting to see the usual puppies such as Yorkies, Poodles, etc that are at pet stores. BUT, instead what I saw was a PIG. Yes, there is a store near my house that sells BABY PIGS. It was so cute, I immediately began asking the man all kinds of questions about the miniature pig. It was all black, was using a litter box, and weighed 5 lbs. Something like this: 

From : http://ann.learnpysanky.com/blog/2007-10-15-minipigs.jpg

I mean, look at that oinker!! SO sweet. I could just imagine myself living on a big property with a little sweet piglet and some chickens. But, clearly I was getting carried away. So, of course, when I went home, I began to research these sweet little piglets. Turns out they are quite popular with the celebrity crowd. Everyone knows that George Clooney had one for like 20 years. But, Paris Hilton and  Posh&Becks are also pig owners!! I mean how could you not love a face like this: 

 

Pros of owning a pig: 

They are the cleanest pets to have

They are smarter than dogs

Once they bond to you, they are very affectionate 

Its unique&trendy 

Cons of having a pig: 

The grow up to look like this: 

 

Also, apparently, because they are so smart, they need a lot of attention or they get lonely. 

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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. 
Winston Churchill 

Daily Fabulousness (From May 9th)

11 May

I want to thank my sister, M, for turning my attention to Glamour Magazine’s What To Wear for Your Body Shape spread. Usually, I flip through these, depressingly admit that I am a pear, and move on. In the words of my sister – “The lady from the bridal shop called me about my bridesmaid dress, she said I was a 0 on top but a 6 on the bottom.” We laughed. Clearly, pear-shaped-ness runs in the fam. However, this time I saw a dress that I immediately became obsessed with and called all of the Anne Taylor Loft’s in my area looking for my size. I honestly believe this dress would look good on any shape- not just pear and some of my “boy shaped” friends bought it. It’s colors and print are so in for the summer and the one-shoulder look has never been hotter. I got the petite (even though I am far from) in order to make it tighter and shorter for a younger look.  I would consider pairing these my my amazing Cynthia Vincent for target flats or wedges. I’ve loved Cynthia Vincent and her 12th street collection for a long time now so I was thrilled to see them at Target. With the dress priced at $60 (there is a sale going on and please Anne Taylor is great quality so its really a bargain) and the wedges priced at $30- you’ve got a US Weekly caliber outfit for under $100. Gotta Love Summer!! 

 

Inspired.

11 May

Like every other twenty-something in America, I am obsessing over the Sex and the City 2 Trailer. Other than the obvious question on everyone’s mind (AIDENS BACK????), my other musing is how influential this movie will be on trends. I think Moroccan will be very in this summer to mirror the outfits the women rock in the movies. In the scene where they are all walking into the hotel, Carrie is wearing this gorgeous 1970s inspired, Halston Heritage Dress: 

 

 

I mean, come on this dress is fab. (It’s $325- YIKES!) However, I feel like as a twenty-something year old living in Texas, this dress is just WAY over the top. My roommate, A, mentioned that her mom, Mama J, wants to get this dress and I think she would look absolutely stunning in it. But for me, although, its a classic brand, I would feel like Maleficant from Sleeping Beauty in that cape. Therefore, I have found myself a similar, more youthful alternative. Similar, yet different. 

 

Property of http://www.lulus.com

 I love the one shoulder, I love the color, and more than that I love that its only $33. Wowza.

Daily Fabulousness (From May 7th)

11 May

 

Obsession.

 At $150 a pop, these pillows are blissful extravagance from www. neimanmarcus.com

Are these not the most fabulous pillows you have ever seen?? Literally, I would die if I could have these. One of my roommates is moving out and therefore I am remodeling the living room and freshening things up. I am a freak for color, pattern, and freshness. I can just imagine putting these pillows with a snow white sofa with dark chocolate legs and sitting in it all day. Imagine some lucite/mirrored accents?? Fabulousness. After all, the great Audrey Hepburn once said “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” These pillows can turn anyone into a believer of pink. Am I right or what? For more affordable options, I have looked to Target and Pottery Barn. We have a lot of a graphic black/white prints as well as a cowhide rug so we cannot go to overboard. Therefore, I am heavily considering red as my accent color. I love coral but coral but plus cow might be over the top even for me. Although, a lady I work for named Kristen who has the CHICEST house/great taste once told me, ” If you like it. Do it” She designs from her gut and it works. Beautifully

 

 www.potterybarn.com 

Fashion, Style, Home Design, Growing Up

Hello World! Take Two

11 May

 In my typical way, I had mispelled “thoroughly” on my first blog and thanks I finally realized it! Of course, I didn’t check this. Typical. Anyways, I am going to copy and paste all of my previous blog entries onto this new blog so sorry for any inconvenience& that is why they all say May 11th. As my sister, M, says ” You definitely learned a lesson today.” Thanks J, you rock. 

My pup

 

Today is a big day. It is my first day with my new blog! I started this blog a couple months back on blogger.com but I didnt particularly like the way that it was set up so I made the move to WordPress.com, hoping for better experience. Basically, I’m a twenty-something year old student and I’m taking the summer off to try to figure myself out. I love art, travel, cooking, and I want to be better at all of those things however I’m scattered, ditzy, and neurotic so we’ll see how it goes. I feel like my generation is so saturated with video games, graphics, 3D movies, and social media, that we barely get a chance to just sit and think. I want to be great, I want to be successful, and I want to change the world.  I just started reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and it has sent me off on my own quest for understanding, while maybe not spirituality. However, I kinda of doubt that I will find my peace through organized religion. I’m not going to talk much about religion in this blog because I want it to be more focused on food, art, design, etc. However, I will carry on this previous blogpost from my unsuccessful try at blogging on blogger.com

“Im I a very religious person? No, not really. BUT I believe a few earthly things can be religious. Mainly beauty, art, and kindness can save your soul. Currently, I’m obsessed with Spring Awakening after Melissa and I saw it at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. In Spring Awakening- there is a song called “I believe” sung by the two main characters, Melachoir and Wendla (Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff for all you Glee-buffs). In “I believe”- the lyrics sing, ”I believe there is love in heaven. I believe all will be forgiven.Sometimes, it would be nice if everyone would truly live their lives in the manner of Jesus. We live on this world to love, appreciate, and care for each other. Lets leave the judgments up to Jesus. We have no power to say who are sinners and who are saints. Just live your life in the best possible way and let others live there’s as well. And who knows- maybe you’ll find inspiration and religion, where you least expect it.  I believe.” In the last year, my dear grandfather and my friend, Arun, both passed away. I frequently have dreams about both and wonder where they are. My grandfather was a true giant among man and will never ever be replaced in my heart but he was 99 and lived a very full and fulfilling life. However, Arun had an accident and passed away the week before his 21st birthday. was a truly UNIQUE person and I really do mean it. You know when people die and everyone is like OMG- I love love love (insert name here), they were just the greatest/smartest/funniest/sweetest/most incredible person ever! And your like, I want people to talk about me like that when I’m dead, I should just stage my own funeral ala Tom Sawyer… But, in actuality the person could be a crazy or nutjob and people would still talk like that. Arun was a true individual and beyond intelligent. When we were all trying to just BLEND on the first day of high school, he came to school with a BRIGHT pink mohawk. He was just so individual in a way that if anyone else tried to replicate- they would just be a J.D Sallinger Phony. 

Anyways, I picked the name “Throughly Modern Maggie” as a homage to “Throughly Modern Millie.” Throughly Modern Millie is a musical about a  girl and her madcap adventures, which I’m kinda of hoping for through this blog. Anyways- hope you enjoy the ride as much as I will.

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