Sunday, October 30, 2011

Watch The Rain Play On The Ocean Top

Outfit Details:
Leifsdottir Lace Vest - Nordstrom
Skinnies - Target
Jeffrey Campbell "Skate's" -


I can't really remember my life before these shoes, but I suspect it wasn't quite as fabulous as it is now. I sometimes just place them in front of me for inspiration. Staring at the buttery leather and beautifully carved wooden platform to solve the mysteries of the world - or just to procrastinate on my homework.


My friend Shay and I were finally able to go on a little thrifting trip, which turned up no clothes for either of us and a couple cool home decor items for Shay. But, despite the lack of massive haul, we managed to have a pretty fantastic time and I have a mental collection of quotes that absolutely need sharing:

(On the subject of all the freaking corduroy)

Me: "Shay, this is what you really need."
Shay: "Oh definently."
Me: "Look over here too - another pair, but in pink!"
Shay: "Look over here too - in brown."
Me: "And again" - turning around - "OH GOD, there's more. How much corduroy can one woman handle?!"

(On the subject of brown clothing pieces)

Me: "I'm kind of bias, Shay. So don't trust my opinion on it."
Shay: "Why?"
Me: "I have a severe astigmatism to brown clothes." - processing what I just said - "WAIT. No. I mean, I have severe stigmatism to brown clothes. ERR. Wait. No. I associate a severe stigma with brown clothes... stigmata? No. That can't be right."

(On the subject of that special holiday sweater)

Me: "Shay, this is what you really need. Forget what I said before."
Shay: "For sure."
Me: "Agreed. Agreed." -noticing tacky holiday themed shoes - "And you can coordinate your tacky Christmas sweater with these tacky Christmas shoes."
-in another thrift store, looking at a tacky Santa Claus necklace-
Shay: "Jenna, come look at this."
Jena: "Oh yes - you need that, please buy it and immediately put it on your body."

(On the subject of the man in the car next to us)

My mumsy: "Girls - is that a baby in that car over there?"
Shay: "Oh God, I think so."
-owner of car comes over and shuts all the open car doors-
Mumsy: "He's going to kill his child - is he going back in the store?"
Me: "We could abduct his child right now. Just break open the windows and raise it as our own."
-getting out to check if there is in fact a dying child in this parked car-
Shay: "Oh - it's not a baby."
Me: "Are you sure?"
Shay: "Yeah, babies have big heads, I think we could see it from here. It's just an empty car seat."
Me: "I would've raised it as my own."
Mumsy: "What every mother wants to hear."

(On the subject of whether or not we should open a tie drawer)

Shay: "I kind of want to look at the ties, but at the same time, I'm scared of finding something horribly misplaced."
Me: "Oh goodness. I got it." -opening drawer-
 -Shay immediately manages to touch a men's cup misplaced in the drawer-
Me: "Um. Shay."
Shay: -looking down- "Oh God. Oh God!"
My Mumsy: "Don't worry - I have disinfectant. A lot of disinfectant."
-and this is why I love my mother, among a few other reasons-


We're going to go thrifting again, of course. But if we ever get the chance to go to few outlet malls, we will certainly take them. Less chance of touching items that were once used to protect a man's lower half.


The first chapter of the year has come to a close on the school front, and I look forward to more blogging - I've been less than faithful on the updates this month.

Until tomorrow~
Jenna B.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Riding Sidesaddle and Other Adventures

 Outfit Details:
Tabitha Purple Ruffle Jacket - Anthropologie
Basic Tee - Target
Grey Violet Jeans - United Colors of Benetton
Sandini Leather Boots - Nordstrom Rack


I never doodle in class all that often - mostly because I would be the person who gets caught. And because I like to really focus intently on what I'm drawing.

Nonetheless, I managed to crank out a few doodles during my slow moving Chemistry class.

Cue the fangirl-esque inspired doodlings in honor of Sherlock:

To explain: My Chemistry teacher was trying to explain the concept of "moles" and "molecular formula" to us simpletons, and I couldn't help but start to doodle.

Anyway - both photos started as doodles on lined paper, and I tried my best to remove the things using GIMP, but the first drawing (in pencil) resulted in a few new grey lines. I would have preferred not to assualt you with the ever obnoxious college ruled lines of your schooldays - but, they're pretty pesky.

While we're off in the land of fandom-ry, I think it's the perfect time to recommend you go and watch all three Sherlock episodes on Netflix. My friend Shayli, of What the Mirror Saw, is responsible for my addiction. And now, I can say with great certainty that you need to watch as well.

This is probably the greatest investment of your time you can possibly make. Drop everything and go.


Until tomorrow. :)
Jenna B.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Are you anything akin to me, do you think, Jane?

Outfit Details:
Tee - Target
Knit Sweater Skirt - Target
Leggings - Target...hmmm.
Sandini Leather Boots - Nordstrom Rack
Fun-times Scarf - Ross/Marshalls?


I love crazy scarves. This one is ridiculously cozy and wonderful and whimsical. 

I haven't had a post in quite awhile, thanks to an especially busy couple of weeks. I've finally managed to get my workload down enough to enjoy writing a little something for this blog.


I don't know if anyone actually needs a film review, because I tend to disregard them and watch whatever I want anyway - but if you happen to be inspired to watch a film because of me, I suppose my post will live up to it's purpose.

The film in question, the 2011 version of Jane Eyre:

I'm rather fond of the theatrical poster, because it exudes a certain atmosphere. Brooding, and distant but somehow distinctly present. That probably makes little to no sense - but it's true.


Now then:

As far as acting goes, Mia Wasikowska is undoubtedly talented, Micheal Fassbender is rather gorgeous and alluring, and maybe talented; I was generally staring at him with a little slobber, and the rest of the cast does a fair job. The chemistry between Mia and Micheal is lacking - nothing close to the Jane and Rochester longing that it ought to be. 

That being said - the beautiful shots of scenery, the wonderful understanding of mood and atmosphere, and the stunning costuming makes the almost-2-hours-spent-of-your-life worthwhile.

To illustrate:

I feel cold - do you?

Not only can I feel that luxurious fur - I envy those perfect sleeves and deliciously tempting couch/pillow combination.

Verdict - watch it, especially for the sake of the brilliant atmosphere - but don't expect this to be a truly-to-the-book representation of Jane Eyre. It takes quite a few liberties here and there.


Hopefully, my schedule will allow for more regular postings now. Though typing that might've just jinxed it - we'll have to wait and see.

Until later~
Jenna B.