Seriously its 2013?

Ya I’m way behind, most everyone had their “year in review” blogs posted new years day, but I’m a procrastinator *shoulder shrug of indifference* 2012 was quite a year, but I’ll just share the things that stick out the most.

Last year (February) I celebrated the fact I was no longer a teen, and like the sophisticated adult I am ūüėČ I threw my very first dinner party, complete with appetizers, boeuf bourguignon for the main course, and a three tiered birthday cake. It was by far the best birthday I ever had. Not because of what I did, but of who I spent it with, being surrounded by your closest friends and having them all talk about how you met, why you get a long, and any funny¬†anecdote¬†they feel the need to share about you has a surprising ability to turn someone as goofy as I into a sentimental sap. I honestly cried with my best friend of about 12 years because of a vintage necklace she bought me. Talk about softening with age!

20th

I also managed to go to some pretty awesome concerts last year, not a bunch of concerts but its quality not quantity. One of my first concerts of the year (March I think) was seeing Keith Harkin. Man does he put on a great show! His guitar playing is unmatched, and his vocals are so strong! Most musicians are not as good live but I must say Keith consistently rocks the house.Ireland!!! 220Another highlight of the year was the fact Keith retweeted my blog about this concert! Consequently I had quite a rise in views on my blog, and met some other really fabulous people through twitter who had the same taste in music as I did.

Then during the middle of summer I got to be in a Family Force 5 music video. It was pure madness, we met in some rather sketch looking warehouse in Arlington, there was no air¬†conditioning, just a few fans here and there, a bunch of other “5ers” and myself. I went by my lonesome because none of my friends could make it. I was so freaked out by that fact. I was a homeschooler so I never really experienced the whole walk into a group and not know a single soul thing. But I managed to meet some really great people and make new friends! I have a feeling I will remember that day for many years to come, I mean how could I forget dripping with sweat (sexy right?), dancing like a madwoman, and meeting so many wonderful people? By far one of my favorite memories of 2012

Cray Button 033Me and the guitarist of Family Force 5!

Then in November I got to see Keith Harkin again, yes I know one of his concerts was already a highlight, but this one was so excellent it managed to become another highpoint for me. On top of Keith putting on an amazing show, I also got to meet one of my twitter friends who went to the concert too, so that night was doubly wonderful.

keith harkin concert 223Keith also retweeted my blog about that concert too, so yet another highlight to whole experience.

I could go on sharing wonderful things that happened in 2012, but honestly I don’t really care to,¬†I’m¬†just getting back into the swing of blogging after all ūüėČ 2012 was an exciting year and I’m looking forward to seeing what 2013 has¬†in-store¬†for me. Just in the next few months I have quite a lot to look forward to, turning 21, my baby sister becoming a teenager, being a bridesmaid for a close friend, and welcoming a nephew into this crazy world. I have a pretty good feeling that 2013 will be even more incredible than 2012 don’t you?

What are some of your highlights from 2012? Do you have any big events in 2013? I would love to hear some feedback from you guys! I hope you all enjoyed this post and that¬†you’re¬†having a happy¬†Wednesday¬†and 2013!

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Beauty Bashing!

It has been said “That beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. I honestly find the statement to be quite true…how else would you explain the art scene, music scene, or even people’s taste in partners? But there seems to be something that occurs during every generation. There is the beauty standard of the day. During the 50’s Marilyn Monroe was the beauty icon, full lips, curly hair, bedroom eyes, and serious curves. Then a mere ten years later and “Twiggy” hit the scene… short pixie cut hair, giant bird like eyes, tall, and very thin. A complete turn around from the years before.

We would like to think that nowadays we have it right, after all we are the generation of understanding (more like apathy if you ask me). But I mean do we really have it right? I am going to have to say no.

How many of you have been on facebook, twitter, or some other social media site and have seen something like this. A young woman with the caption of “No makeup, bragging about how secure in herself she is, and how girls who only posts pictures of themselves in makeup are totally fake! and natural beauty is the only beauty”? Well your self righteous attitude is not only annoying, it is seriously¬†unattractive. The belief that just because someone wears makeup, whether its a little, or if it looks like they were mugged by Sephora does not make them fake. If they wore makeup and lied about it that makes them fake, not the fact that they have pigment on their face. Some of us (myself included) were not born with great skin. Or some of us (still included) enjoy makeup and express ourselves through it, just because it isn’t on canvas does not mean that it isn’t art.

Makeup vs. no makeup is not only place we are getting catty and ridiculous. Body shape is still just as prejudice as ever. How many times have you heard “Real women have curves”? Well I have heard it more than I would care to. I myself am quite curvy, but I am no more woman than my thin best friend or thin little sister! We’re women because God made us that way.

One is not more woman than the other. We come in all shapes and sizes, what is a healthy weight for one person may not be healthy for the next. Being crazy thin is not healthy, and neither is being fat. Take care of yourself and love the figure you have whether it’s a healthy curvy, thin, or even muscular.

Guys I don’t want to be preachy and obnoxious, cause let’s face it preachy people are rather tiresome to be around. But I felt compelled to write this post, after seeing so much catty behavior on facebook. I hope you all enjoyed this post, and if you have anything you would like to add feel free. Hearing from you all is a highlight of my day. May you all have a Happy Healthy Thursday.

Holidays Fashions and My Opinions

The Christmas season is upon us bringing along with it an influx of different “Holiday Fashions” Let us begin with the Kitschy nostalgia fashions.

Christmas Theme Sweaters

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Now¬†I personally do not have a problem with these sweaters if you are having an¬†Ugly Christmas¬†Sweater Party,¬†or even if¬†you’re¬†doing your Funny Christmas card portraits in them,¬†but other than that please don’t wear them, you can wear sweaters just not any that are holiday specific.

Holiday socks

Honestly my feet get so cold in the winter I don’t really even care if my socks match so I can’t honestly have a big problem with these.

The Santa Hat (Please ignore how uncomfortable these people look)

the santa hat, adorable on certain people for only¬†one month during the year. Children in my opinion could wear only these hats in december and be just precious, they could forget about any other style and just stick with these if they wanted. Adults however have to pick very carefully when to wear them, please do not replace your everyday winter hats with this item if you’re older than 13.

Now let’s move onto the more sparkly items, please remember ” all that glitters is not gold”

Super Sparkly Pumps

Hooray someone finally made it acceptable for us to still wear our Dorothy-esque shoes! I love sparkly pumps but only when they take center stage…the whole point of these shoes is for them to make a statement not for them to compete with the rest of you that is¬†covered in sparkle, like a disco ball, sparkle is like salt use sparingly.

 Glitter eyeshadow

I personally will probably never try this look, for fear of glitter getting in my eye and scratching it to pieces I freak if I so much as get an eyelash in there! So it’s a no from me, its cute (if done right,¬†sometimes it¬†look like a party girl who never washes her face) but in my opinion it seems a little dangerous.

Sequined dress

This one is a toss-up for me, I like it and then I don’t, it’s all about following specific rules, make sure the shape is flattering, the sequins are not too big, you have the right accessories, and that you wear it in a proper setting. If all of these rules are followed you can pull it off!

Sequined top

I think apart from the shoes, this is the most accessible glittery look, I really like the sequined tops, especially when paired with tougher accessories, leather jacket, biker or combat boots, and a great pair of rock star style skinny jeans.

Next up velvet.

Velvet Blazer

Strangely enough I love this look, I think it looks quite posh (when the cut is right) and both men and women look great in velvet blazers.

Velvet dresses.

I just don’t care for velvet dresses, I wore one in the 90’s (it was cute then) but to me it seems silly to wear an article of clothing I wore when I was a child. Too dated for me.

Velvet shoes.

I like them quite a bit for winter, they look¬†cozy and polished a combination that almost never seems to happen! Just don’t wear them when the ground is wet! Yikes!

These are strictly my opinions, if you don’t agree with me that’s just fine, the world would be a¬†much¬†duller place if we all dressed the same, but most of us can still remain ourselves and follow a few fashion guidelines. Happy Wednesday!¬†