Happy {Halloween} Weekend!

For the first time ever, we were allowed to dress up at work.  I luckily had this old dress I bought for a party years ago that was "work appropriate" (versus slutty *fill in the blank*) and decided to try for Betty Draper.

I also thought it might be fun to zombify myself after seeing Kris' version.

Although it is not my most favorite holiday, today has been quite a lot of fun, and eating all the delish treats hasn't been so bad either. 

Hope you have an eventful Halloween with lots of treats and no tricks!

Forever Frugal Friday

Things I am lacking in my closet.  A kick-ass red jacket. 

This Boucle Blazer will fulfill my need quite perfectly thank you. 


Desperately Seeking Sully ~ Scary Movies

With Halloween just around the corner, I have been craving scary movies.  I just want to jump, or scream with terror.  Everyone has their own tolerance and requirements to make a movie scary, I usually end up laughing (My Bloody Valentine) at the absurdity of it all.  However, I have found some movies that regardless of how many times I have seen them, still scare me and make me tremble.  Below are some of my faves.

Hate Spiders.  Enough said.  The shower scene in this movie literally makes me gag.  I have noticed a lot of huge spiders around my neighborhood lately and I don't like it one bit.  I cannot watch this film again because it makes me feel like I have spiders crawling all over me.  Blech.

This is going to sound funny but the first thing I think of when I see the movie Carrie is my BF Mrs. R who always explains when she spells her name, "Carrie, like the horror film".  Then I think of how disturbing this film was for me and how I cringe at the opening scene alone.  Poor girl.  Stephen King sure knows how to write them.

I randomly caught Jeepers Creepers one night on HBO and thought it was going to be really, really dumb.  And while it didn't win any Oscars, this film did scare and creep me out a lot.  The villain/bad guy whatever you want to call him, is REALLY gross. 

Even though I wouldn't really classify No Country for Old Men as a horror film, Javier Bardem is straight up frightening in this movie.  I just recently watched it with my roomie and we both were disgusted but Anton.  His weapon of choice, his voice, the coin, his haircut...I would really not like to cross paths with this dude. 

I don't know how people do it...I watched Saw and was so disturbed by it that I knew then and there even if sequels came out, I would be skipping them for sure.  My roomie and gf Lori have a tradition of watching the new Saw films whenever they come out.  I have to hand it to them, the films are gross and their ability to watch them year after year, is impressive. 

I remember back in 1996 I went on a date with this really cute guy who worked at the gym and he took me to see Scream (Dimension Collector's Series).  I remember loving the film but being absolutely terrified watching it.  It had been snowing outside and when my date opened my door and shut it to his car a pile of snow came down from the top onto the windshield and scared the bejesus out of me.  I screamed so loud and my heart raced so fast it was a bit embarrassing. 

Scream broke all the rules at the beginning (hello, Drew Barrymore) and kept me on the edge of my seat.  I am really excited for Scream 4 to come out!

Oh Kevin Spacey...you are a bad, bad, man.  Seven (Single Disc Edition) is another movie that just gives me the willies.  The crime scenes are brutal and the ending...oy.

After watching all those disgusting films that scare the crap out of me, it is nice to settle down with a movie that is scary but also quite hilarious.  Shaun of the Dead is my go to film for every Halloween (planning to watch it this week).  I have a seriously weird celebrity crush on Simon Pegg and love the dynamic between him and Nick Frost.  Shaun of the Dead plays up all the zombie cliches and also has that dry British humor that I enjoy so much.  If you haven't seen it already I highly recommend it!

I think Zombie horror flicks are the most interesting of them all, which has me thinking I will be checking out AMC's new show The Walking Dead premiering appropriately on Halloween. 

Which has me dying to know...what's your favorite scary movie? 


Song Of The Week: Just A Dream

I was happy to hear that Nelly was returning to the music scene after a little break.  Nelly reminds me of college and good times and provided many a memories with songs like Hot in Herre [Explicit], and Grillz [Explicit].  His new song Just A Dream is a little slower and more along the lines of Over & Over (with Nelly) but it does not disappoint.

The music video is pretty lame but I am still eagerly anticipating what other fun jams his new album will have that I can make new memories too.  I will say that I am happy he ditched the random band aid on the face look, I don't think that trend ever picked up - thank goodness!


Happy {Harvest} Weekend

Woo-hoo!  This week went super fast for me and I am so happy it is Friday!  This weekend my pals and I will be celebrating our third annual "Oktoberfest/Harvest/Fall" party, where we sip seasonal fall brews, and enjoy a autumn-ish appetizer (I am attempting pumpkin risotto balls).  We always have plans to venture into the bars but always are too full from the delish beers and tasty treats.  Let's see if we make it this year!

(2008 - The Shipyard is the best!)

(2009 - Sam Adams Cherry Wheat = Tasty)

Here's hoping your weekend is full of pumpkin treats and friends and family to keep you smiling!

Forever Frugal Friday

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LA received a little rain this week and to be honest I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would.  I actually quite enjoyed dusting off my black boots and pulling out my jackets.  While I love the sunny, hot temperatures it is nice every now and again to experience the crispness that is fall. 

I realized this past week that I really need to pick up some essential pieces for fall.  My gf Jaime is always dressed so cute and puts together these ladylike rocker looks that I am always envious of.  So the above is my "frugal" version of looks that I have been seeing around that I would like to wear myself.  A little bit tough, and yet still sweet with those pearls.  I am thinking the above ensemble would be perfect for dinner and cocktails before a concert. 


Spooktacular Beauty

I'm not really a Halloween person.  I am not sure, but I just have never really been a big fan of this holiday.  What I do like about the Halloween season (besides all the bite size candy) is the delicious scents and products that become available in October and carry us right into Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Below are a few Halloween treats that won't go right to your hips! 

Ever since I had braces I have never been able to enjoy a caramel apple the same as I always worry something is going to happen to my teeth.  I would like to thank Philosophy for creating this darling Trick or Treat Lip Shine Duo so that I can enjoy carmel apples again without a trip to the dentist.  I am also a total sucker for anything pumpkin scented and I just know this pumpkin spice gloss will not disappoint.

Halloween can be a little on the dirty side and it is important to make sure your hands are clean before you pop in that tasty little treat.  Leave it to Bath & Body Works to come up with the perfectly named Vampire Blood plum scented anti-bacterial hand gel.  Added bonus... it glows in the dark. 

I have never actually bobbed for an apple (perhaps I should add that to my bucket list) but I would most definitely bob for this Bobbing for Apples Set.  Three different scents to liven up your shower and show them apples whose boss.  How you like them apples?

I am loving MAC's Venomous Villains collection a lot.  The colors and artwork are gorgeous and seriously we all know that the Disney villains are so essential to the story.  What a perfect time for this collection to pay tribute to some of the worst villains out there. 

Perhaps these Halloween beauty treats will have me changing my view on Halloween.....


Song Of The Week: Moth's Wings

The drive up to Solvang is an easy and pretty enjoyable drive up the California Coast.  It is also the perfect time to whip out some Passion Pit and take it all in.  While I don't exactly know the words by heart (usually just bop my head around in the car), the beat keeps me upbeat and smiling.  I looked up the words and am not really sure what this song means, but hey sometimes the beat is enough right? 

Moth's Wings is a weird name for a song but I am telling you this, Passion Pit's Manners album is one I continuously listen to over and over at work, in the car, at home over and over again.  I first became a fan of Passion Pit with Sleepyhead (a song of the week back in November of '09) and I am really hoping to get to see them perform live one of these days. 

Attention all LA music fans....the incredibly talented Paul Freeman is playing tonight and next Monday the 25th at Room 5 Lounge at 8:00 PM. 


Happy {Wino} Weekend

I am taking off today to head up North to Solvang.  I love this little city (as seen here) and am excited to see my parents, laugh with friends and enjoy some fantastic wineries! 

Hope you have many things to raise your glass to this weekend (I know I do)!


Word Up Wednesday

decisions, decisions....

sometimes you have to just trust your gut...

i had one of these moment this morning.

And a very special congratulations goes out to the Rina's and their little bean!

Such happy news!


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