I’ve been a really rubbish blogger again this month. I don’t even have a bunch of good excuses for you – just one: I GOT INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON!!!! I start in January and am very, very excited. It doesn’t quite feel yet, but I imagine it will as soon as the first tuition check is sent.
Aside from celebrating the good news, holidays and family obligations have also been distracting me, but that’s never not the case. So really, I just blew it this month. My apologies.
In any case, I am really into the black cherry trend right now. You might call the color oxblood, burgundy, maroon, whatever. I prefer black cherry, though, because it reminds me of food and not the blood of a beast of burden. But that’s just me.
I have long loved this shade of red. I really like the look of it on short nails and as a lipstick, the latter of which I think I’m too pale to pull off (actually, I’m just too lazy for lipstick. Plus I tend to eat it off. Yum!). It looks good on everyone and goes with everything. One of my favorite sweaters is a black cherry off-the-shoulder open-knit sweater. I like to wear it with skinny jeans and booties. I look awesome in it, in large part due to the color.
While lusting after breast cancer-related items seems… odd… it is a disease close to my heart. My maternal grandmother died from breast cancer, and many women in my family have had the disease or brushes with it. October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seemed appropriate.
Not only do I want all the items below, but a portion of the profits (if not all the profits) from their purchase go directly to organizations supporting breast cancer research such as The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Keep a Breast Foundation, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and Bright Pink.
We’re experiencing a pretty long summer here in Seattle – it has been hot. But that hasn’t stopped fall fashion from creeping its way into my mind. One trend I really like right now is pastels for autumn. Normally I’m more of a jewel-toned kind of gal (those jewels being onyx, tourmaline, and obsidian), but I like the juxtaposition of bright, cheery colors against fall’s grey skies and stormy weather. The soft, subtle colors also make for an easy transition from the hot summer we’ve been having to the cool, crisp fall that I hope we’ll be getting soon.
Plus, pastels match rose gold jewelry perfectly, another thing I’m loving right now.
Pardon my blog vacation, I had my cousin in town for awhile. It was lovely, but being something of an introvert, hosting can be a little overwhelming. After my cousin left I took a few days to decompress and now I’m back! Huzzah!
I’ve been into unicorns for quite some time now. Growing up, one of my favorite movies was The Last Unicorn, which I watched at least once a week. The TV was in the living room of our very open concept house, so my parents had the pleasure of getting to watch it too. THEY LOVED IT.
For those unfortunate souls who aren’t in the know, unicorns are mythical animals that have been around since the classical era. It’s basically a horse (or goat, depending on your source material) with a large, pointy horn coming from its forehead. Ancient Greece even included it in their natural history for awhile. The Bible also mentions unicorns.
During medieval times, unicorns were thought to be extremely wild, as well as a symbol of purity and grace. They could only be captured by virgins, too, so I guess that leaves me out. Unicorns were obviously magic beasts, and their horns could make poison water drinkable and heal sickness. Also, for funsies, sly merchants used to sell narwhal horns as unicorn horns.
In any case, I would totally love to wear/tote/use all of these items and proudly project my love for all things unicorn.
As I mentioned last month, I have an affinity for rainbows. It seems fitting they should be the focus of this month’s Lust Object because June just so happens to be Pride Month! More specifically, June 29th marks the 40th annual Seattle Pride Parade. Seattle was also just named the most gay-friendly city in America – way to go, Emerald City!
Here are some of my favorite rainbow-themed items. Maybe I’ll deck myself out in some of them on the 29th and head on down to the parade to support my friends and family.
Phew! In by the skin of my teeth for this month’s Lust Object. I’ve said it before, but I’ve been a terrible blogger this month. I’d like to blame it all on midterms, but that would be a lie. I’ve just been feeling really lazy lately in regard to writing, and it’s bumming me out. I’d like to say it’ll never happen again, but we all know that’s not true.
Anywho, May. It came and went in a hurry, didn’t it? This month I’m all about iridescent stuff. When I was little my mom used to tell me not to step in the gas stains on the pavement in parking lots. A good rule of thumb that I’ve remembered to this day. I was always a bit tempted, though – and still am, if I’m being honest – because they look like rainbows! But more on that next month perhaps.
The nice thing about iridescent fashion is that since it’s so many colors it can go with a number of items already in your closet. I’d just stay away from iridescent pants and skirts, though, unless you have an amazing caboose, because the light-reflecting characteristics inherent in iridescent fabric will make your behind look huge.
I’ve been gardening a lot lately in preparation for Summer. M and I have a wonderful backyard but I have neglected it the past couple of seasons and it was growing into a large, weedy mess. I planted a lot of flowers a few years ago, and it’s been raining quite a bit in my neck of the woods, so I’m hoping the old adage is true – I’d love to see some of my annuals spring up in May.
Tulips have long been my favorite flower (especially purple tulips – they’re so pretty!) and with the Spring upon us, I have been wanting to wear the bloom on my person. Or while drinking my tea, taking a call, or washing my hands. Whatever. I’m just happy it’s finally Spring and things are starting to liven up!