September 1, 2014

Honeymoon Shopping Haul...

Like I mentioned in a post on Friday, I've been busy getting ready for my trip to Greece and that means shopping because I am one of those people that needs new clothing for trips -- Yes, I know it's ridiculous but I like new clothing for my trips.

So here are a handful of the new piece I bought for myself to wear while in Greece...
  1. Forever 21 Cool Girl Chevron Maxi Dress - $19.80
  2. Fashion To Figure Crossover Aztec Jumper - $38.50
  3. Forever 21 Marled Knit Joggers - Sold Out
The jumper and jogger pants are both super comfy and I think that I'll be wearing those bad boys while traveling back and forth from New York to Athens and the dress I just thought was a nice little option to have because like the other items it's comfy.

  1. Forever 21 Tribal Print Knit Tank - $14.90
  2. Forever 21 Mod Dots Bandeau - $4.99
  3. Forever 21 Goddess Cutout Swimsuit - $18.99
  4. Forever 21 Globetrotter Woven Kimono - Sold Out
The first three I ordered but haven't received in the mail yet, so I don't know if I actually like them. But the kimono is awesome and just makes me want to buy more in different patterns and just wear those the whole trip with shorts/jeans and a tank top.

But yeah, those are some of the pieces I picked up. I got some other things that I can't seem to find online from like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, etc. And I have a bunch of old pieces that I'll be bringing with me but that is my current shopping haul. I'm sure I'll pick up more pieces in the next week.

August 31, 2014

Sunday Social...

1. What Is One Thing You Hate Doing?
Talking to and/or listening to my coworker "Julia" speak.

2. What Is The One Thing You Hate Shopping For?
Honestly, I can't think of anything that I hate shopping for. I love shopping for everything, including food and other house things.

3. What Is One Thing You Love Doing?
Going on adventures, which I know isn't one thing but whatever.

4. What Is One Place You Love Going?
The only thing I can think of is home. If that lame?

5. What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do That You Do Daily?
Listening to music as I drive to and from work.

September Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo a day list Fat Mum Slim made for September...
How to take part in September photo-a-day:
1. Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.
2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FMSphotoaday You can also share on your blog or on Facebook ... or even keep the photos privately for yourself.
3. Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.      

August 30, 2014

Last Wedding Check List Update...

My wedding is in exactly one week, so this will be my last check list update and lets hope that I get the last few things I have on it done by next Saturday.

August 29, 2014

Getting Ready For Greece...

We are heading off on our honeymoon in less than two weeks and I've been a busy bee buying new clothing, packing and most importantly reading up on things to do in Greece.

So today I thought I'd share the collection of links that I've gathered over the past several months as I've be planning and plotting for our Greek island hopping adventure, you know just in case any of you were thinking about heading to Greece.

Home Away From Home -- A Guide To Greek Island Hopping
Travel Fashion Girl -- What To Pack For A Trip To Greece
Mighty Girl -- Packing Light: Greece Edition
My Name Is Amy -- 8 Things Not To Pack To Sail The Greek Islands
Solo Traveler -- Solo Travel Destination: Athens & The Greek Islands
The Pretty Blog -- Gorgeous Greece: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos
Tanya Burr -- A Weekend In Paradise
Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Absolute Bliss: Santorini, Greece
Harpers Bazaar -- Pack Like a Pro: Tips for Traveling Light but Fashionably
Marie Clare -- Escape with Style: Your Chic Travel Guide
Nubby Twiglet -- Greecetopia: My Cheat Sheet on What to Pack, Where To Stay & Where To Eat in Santorini & Mykonos!

Looking at all of these blog post and articles has made me even more so excited for our trip.

Have any of you ever been to Greece? If so, I'd love some suggestions!

As Above So Below...

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the New York press screening of Universal Pictures' newest edition to the found-footage horror genre As Above So Below (2014).
Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. 

Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Patrick Aiello and Drew Dowdle. Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer.

For some reason the extended restricted trailer doesn't want to embed properly, so here is a link to that if any of you are interested in watching it.

Genre: Horror/Psychological thriller
Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Written by: John Erick Dowdle & Drew Dowdle
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Patrick Aiello, Drew Dowdle
Executive Producer: Alex Hedlund
Rated: R
Release Date: August 29th, 2014
Before I even start I must note that I love horror films like this and so does my cousin Nick who attended the screening with me, so I knew I was going to enjoy As Above So Below (2014) as soon as I saw the first trailer for it months ago.

But that being said, if you've seen the trailer you know that As Above So Below (2014) is a found-footage type movie and honestly this was the only thing that made me hesitant about the film because found-footage can sometime be nauseating because of all of the choppy motions (ex - The 2008 film Cloverfield had my stomach doing flips at certain points) but this one was far from that. I feel like it was well done and those "choppy motions" were used sparingly and when it was appropriate.
Aside from my slight aversion to found-footage films, I enjoyed this movie. The use of Paris' catacombs as the setting was an excellent choice (Even though it could have been used a bit more, but I'm a person who is fascinated by the catacombs so I always want to see more of them) and I enjoyed the whole concept behind the characters trek throughout them. I loved the use of Nicolas Flamel, the Philosopher's stone and alchemy as plot points, etc.

Overall, this was a good film. I enjoyed all 93 minutes of it, as did Nick. If you like other films in this genre you will probably enjoy this one, but if you aren't into these kinds of films As Above So Below (2014) might not be your cup of tea. But hey, to each his own...

As always, lemme know if you go to see the film! And tell me what you thought about it.
"That which is below corresponds to that which is above, and that which is above corresponds to that which is below, to accomplish the miracle of the one thing."

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Fourteen...

Here are the highlights of my last week pinning... 
As always if you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

August 27, 2014

Stuck In My Head: Shake It Off...

I kind of hate myself for admitting this, but I have Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" stuck in my head. The damn song is so stupid but so catchy. I guess it's better than Katy Perry's newest offering "This Is How We Do" because that song is super special, the music video even more so -- I'll put it below so you can watch the twerking ice cream cones.

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

As promised, Katy Perry's newest video...

Am I the only person that feels like they lost some brain cells from watching that?

The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story....

I just got around to watching the trailer for Lifetime's The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story that is set to air on Labor Day and I'm kind of intrigued by it. Even though I was young when Saved By The Bell (1989-1993) actually aired I still enjoyed it in syndication after the fact -- And still watch an episode here or there when it's on nowadays. So I think if I'm not dead tired from sitting at the beach all day Monday that I'll give this sucker a try.

Here is the trailer for those of you that haven't seen it...

So, what do you guys think? Are any of you going to tune in? Lemme know!