Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Song for Saturday

On Saturdays I want to slow things down a bit (or give a little pep in your step - depending on your day!) and bring a little music into your day.

Today's pick is a song that has been stuck in mine and the BF's head for the past week and with my Friday Film Review post yesterday it seems highly appropriate to start this series off with this classic song.

This is a song that I remember listening to when I was younger - a lot younger *haha* - my mom had this album and I would play it and Phil Collins album Face Value quite a bit.

Hey Mom....I bet you know exactly what song I'm about to play!!

This is also a voice that I have always tried to emulate - probably because of my "impressionable youth" *ha* I thought she had a cool smoky voice.

BF thinks I should sing this one night at karaoke. *hmmmm....I don't know about that...haha*

Awesome! Right?!

I still really like her voice and this song.

Karaoke is tonite.....maybe juuuuust maybe......

Till next time....

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Film Review: Charade

Last night the BF and I watched Charade.

It's a film from 1963 starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Basically it's about 6 people who are looking for $250,00 that Regina's (A.H.'s character) murdered husband stole and hid. If you are really clever you'll know where the money is within the first 15-20 minutes of the movie.
Walter Matthau and James Cogburn also star, plus some other guy that I recognize but don't know the name. And if you've seen the movie it's the dude with the hook hand....who the hell is that?!

Allright, so here we go....

First off, I fell asleep twice. The first time was right after Regina (Audrey Hepburn) got accosted in a phone booth. Which was a really silly scene because the bad guy kept lighting matches and tossing them into her lap and she would say "Stop! Please just stop!" as she is brushing them away. My thought was "Why don't you just blow them out?"

The second time was right near the end, like the last 10-15 minutes, seriously. Right when we're finding out who exactly Cary Grant's character is and what does Mr. Bartholomew have to do with everything. I woke up and the title screen was on. Soooo....I have no idea how it ended. I asked BF this morning what happened and he said he fell asleep too.

For those of you who have seen it....what happens?? *laughing*

I asked BF what he thought of it and he was like *shoulder shrug* " was allright."

What did I think?

When I was younger I really liked Audrey Hepburn. I thought she was beautiful and I liked the few movies I saw her in. But now.....?

I'm older and can't stand it. Her character in Charade was vapid, naïve and just plain irritating. Two days into knowing Cary Grant's character (His name kept changing thoughout the movie and since I fell asleep I don't know who he really is) she's sitting on his lap telling him she loves him! I was like "What?! It's only been two days, girl!" BF just laughed. Plus Regina had never heard of the CIA and kept calling it CIO. Which irritated me too.

Regina is not someone I would probably be friends with. (Although her wardrobe was to die for, it was all Givenchy. Classic Givenchy at that. *drool*)

Looking back at Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly is also vapid and irritating. I guess Audrey Hepburn's movies are meant to be fun and light hearted but looking back on them with a more mature eye I shake my head at the silliness.

A few weeks ago I came across an article on . Now the writers on this site can be a bit, well.... "assholey" but I like to peruse the site and read an article or two just for the hell of it. The article was called "Why You Must Avoid Flaky "Holly Golightly" Girls At All Costs." Basically it says how these girls are typically hot, bohemian, getting by on someone else's dollar and users and to "steer clear" of them at all costs.

Now I don't believe everything in that article or even agree with it but if you don't take the writer, Troy Francis, seriously it's actually a funny read. And you might even know someone who fits that description - I know I do!

I don't know where I was going with all this.....

Just that now that I'm older (and a teeny bit wiser) I'll pass on the Hepburn movies....

Give me Bette Davis any day.

Till next time....

One *Skirt*, Two Looks

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to another thrilling installment of One *blank* Two Loooooks..... *echo, echo, echo*

Today features a jean skirt that I bought at Goodwill Thrift Store.

Actually both outfits are full on thrift or consignment wear.

Let's get started......

Outfit #1:

The skirt is dark blue made out of stretchy jean material. It has front and back pockets, zip-fly and belt loops. The label name is Dana Buchman (never heard of it) and I paid around $3.

For work I paired it with this army greenish blouse, a mint green cardy and black flats.

What I liked: The skirt is very stretchy and comfy, I feel like I bend and move without feeling restricted. It is also an appropriate length for work. I really like the blouse (it's also a thrift store find), it's soft and has a stretchy bottom, the sleeves are almost a cap-sleeve so it'll be good during the summer.

What I didn't like: The shoes. They are okay but extremely flat and no cushion so they are not good for work.

Outfit #2:

"I scoff at no loitering signs"

This time I paired it with a grey T, burgundy cardy and hiking boots.

"Ummm....there's a bug on me"

What I liked: Everything. The T is soft and worn-in, it's going to become a go-to staple piece I can tell already. My boots are Candies and sooooo comfortable. I practically want to wear them with everything and everywhere. Once these ones wear out I'm definitely buying another pair.

What I didn't like: My white legs!! Holy cows!! Also, the weather warmed up so I ended up taking off my cardy so them my boots didn't match..... *laughing*....I'm just being nitpicky.

Which one do you like best?

I also just found out that I might have been tying my shoes wrong this whole time!!! 

Have you seen this video?

I never knew! Although I showed this to BF and he was like "I already tie my shoes like that." *hmmmm*

What's funny is that the day I watched this vid I had tied my boots like this:

Who knew?....I've been tying 'em wrong this whole time! *laughing*

Till next time.....