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.
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!
As you already know, I have a deep and abiding love for BBC’s Downton Abbey. The season finale was a few weeks ago and I am going through some serious withdrawals. I’m quite pleased, however, that it didn’t end on a cliffhanger like the previous season, but what am I supposed to do with my Sundays now? Watch something else? Read? THAT’S NONSENSE.
Since I’ve been pining away all month, I figured all things Downton-related would make for a good March Lust Object. Plus Macy’s and 1928 Jewelry have started jewelry lines based on the series with some items that I’m seriously coveting. Lady Mary would approve.
Also, how boss is this tee shirt?
It’s still winter here in Seattle, but you wouldn’t know it by the stacks of fashion magazines that arrive at my door on an almost daily basis. I was wrapped up in a sweater, fleece-lined tights, and a scarf when I hauled some magazines out of the mailbox – “haul” being the operative word here: Spring Fashion editions are the heaviest of the magazine issues, on par with Fall Fashion. They are some of my favorite issues, though: by this time every year I am sick and tired of gloomy rain clouds and icky weather and ready for sunshine and popsicles.
Among some of the big trends for Spring 2014 are pastels, fringe, crop tops, wide leg trousers, and floral prints. None of these really get me that excited, and whenever I see a floral layout in a Spring Fashion issue, I always think of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada:
Don’t get me wrong, flowers are nice, and I get the idea behind the trend: It’s Spring! Things are blooming! Rebirth! All that jazz! Let’s put it on all our clothes! But, as my girl Miranda will attest, they aren’t exactly innovative.
What I do like for Spring 2014 is the trend of graphic black and white prints. I love me some black and white stripes (my collection of tops in this pattern is a bit ridiculous), so this look really caught my eye. It’s clean and fresh, which is great for Spring, and goes with everything, so it’s easy. It also says, “BANG! POP! LOOK AT ME!” Because I’m definitely not going to say that with words, but I want the message to come across.