Friday, June 8, 2012

Life Lately and Friday Favorites...

A few 'grams from the past couple of weeks (username: OrchidGrey). 
Top row: Working form home, two fluffy distractions while I work from home, raspberry's allthetime
Middle Row: AM bird watching, a vintage book, cocktails and pierogies at Kelley's
Bottom row: Organic fireworks, an impulse purchase, AM shadow fun with my sweatshirt string

Currently, I am:
Reading:
After finishing Devil in the White City by Eric Larson, I've moved on to The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. While I thought Devil in the White City contained interesting facts, it wasn't what I expected it to be. It felt as if, for the first three quarters of the book, I was reading a list of historical information, with the final quarter containing a brief climax of information about the serial killer H.H. Holmes (the real reason I picked up the book, what is it with serial killers?). As far as The Marriage Plot goes, I haven't formed an opinion yet. Right now I find the characters a little irritating an unrelatable (and I usually love reading about characters whom I cannot relate to). We'll see.

Watching:
Law and Order SVU. It's on Netflix Instant right now, and I plan on watching as much Elliot Stabler as I possibly can. We don't have cable, so I'm at the mercy of whatever is available on Netflix Instant, which I am not complaining about.

Anticipating:
The most epic weekend is upon us. And I don't typically stoop to using the word "epic". But man, this is going to be a good one! Tomorrow night we're headed to the Pittsburgh Motor Speedway to watch monster trucks, and on Sunday we're going to a Pirates game. I. AM. SO. EXCITED.
Eating:
Too much unhealthy food! It seems I work in doughnut central, and today I experienced a red velvet doughnut. Oh. Man. So good! I can only anticipate the junk food trend to continue into the weekend. What else would you expect for a monster truck rally and baseball game?

Coveting:
Roxy Mellow Mystique Red Wraparound Maxi Skirt  - Click Image to Close 
I am loving this patterned wrap skirt from Lulu's . It would be the perfect thing to throw on after a day at the beach.
http://cdn.shopruche.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/2/1/21168.jpg
This daisy print dress from Ruche is so pretty. I love big flower prints.

http://spottedmoth.com/images/goldwrapsandal_beadedfront_2.jpg 
These are the perfect dressy/casual sandals from Spotted Moth.
sheer navy sweetheart dress
This sheer floral dress from Bluesville, USA would look awesome layered over black underthings.

Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i liked *the marriage plot*--but i'm a brown grad, and it felt kind of like the inside scoop to what went on decades before my time there. ;) i wonder if you would like *open city* (teju cole) or *mr. fox* (helen oyeyemi)? i thought both were pretty fantastic.

cheers,
emily

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Marlena said...

mmm pierogi. i'm polish so my momma hand makes them. so so good; it's 10:30pm and now i'm craving them haha. and i love that sheer polka dot dress! it's gorgeous

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Erica said...

Red velvet doughnuts are dangerous.... they should come with a warning. :)

Sounds like you've got a great weekend ahead of you. Can't wait to hear all about it...

triskelos said...

Your cats are adorable! Love the wrap wrap and the blue sheer dress - such a pretty colorful pieces of inspiration in the morning!))

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irene wibowo said...

nice.. the blue sheer dress is pretty. :)

Irene Wibowo

Kyla said...

I freakin' LOVE SVU. Like, in an unhealthy kind of way. I may have even watched them all on them all on DVD myself :) Enjoy!
P.S. I got the job!

hannah said...

I love that wrap skirt and the sheer blue dress - it is really gorgeous!

I have not had red velvet donuts and now I want them. Like...now. That sounds so delicious and utterly dangerous!

Enjoy your weekend! x

Anonymous said...

The pics are awesome!

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The Littlest Smitten said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! Monster trucks, so fun! It's interesting hearing your book review. I can see your points. I remember really enjoying but I do recall I was going through a hard time then so it would be interesting to read it again and see if I still like it as much. I think Devil in the White City was a good escape for me then. Law & Order is one of my all time favorite shows. I watch repeat episodes even too much. I think you and have a similar love for serial killer/crime stuff. I don't know if you watch the show Community but it's hilarious. Starts off a little slow but gets good fast. Anyhow they did a Law & Order episode and it was spot on and so funny. I think it's on Hulu. Have fun at the Pirates game today!

Alela Sirah said...

What a cute post! Love the dresses!!
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bonnie m. said...

I suggest watching SVU in order from beginning to end, to really appreciate Olivia's hairstyles. Also, if you want to hear a filthy hip hop song that samples the SVU theme song, let me know.

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