I traveled to India and Singapore last fall. Before I left, I decided to attempt street photography for the first time. I wanted to capture images of how women and girls, halfway around the world, lived their lives. Here are some of those photos.
I can’t believe that was my life a mere few days ago. Now I’m back home in cloudy, rainy weather. I’ll be looking through my vacation pictures this weekend, as it pours, so that I can look forward to days of wearing dresses, flip flops, and soaking in the sun again. I hope it comes soon!
How was your week? Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
A recent trend in manicures has been the accent nail, when the ring finger is painted a different color than the rest.
Since I was heading out of town for the weekend, I was tempted to do something bright and fun with my nails. Nothing in the winter collection seemed to match my mood/the amazing weather. I had a few remaining nail strips from Sally Hansen in Glitz Blitz, which I paired with Essie’s Cute as a Button. It was also a great way to use up those pesky nail strips, as they come in a pack of sixteen.
What do you think? Do you like the accent nail trend? What’s currently on your nails?
The weather has been absolutely b-e-a-utiful this week; we’re talking 70 degrees and not a cloud in sight. Even though it has been a mild winter, I had forgotten what the sun felt like and let me say it feels so, so good. I just hope that this isn’t a tease and that spring is here to stay. Fingers crossed, right?
Other than the weather, here’s a look at some of things that have made my week.
JK Rowling announces her next novel, for adults – I have ridiculously high expectations for this novel, but can you blame me? The Harry Potter series is certainly tough to live up to, but I’m sure whatever the subject matter is it will be a great book. Even though it lacks a title, I’ve already added it to my GoodReads to-read list. (Excited, much?)
How Pinterest Helped Clean a House – and Save a Marriage – I love reading feel good, human interest stories and this one is no exception- except for the fact that Pinterest plays a major part in it. Just a nice reminder that social media sites can often be so much more than just a way to spend your time.
Pastel Yellow Dress- Hi, my name’s Ami and I’m addicted to pastels. Seriously, my closet is full of them. I’ve been doing a good job of weaning myself off of them after nearly having an intervention while shopping for my brother’s wedding. (I think I did good, don’t you?) But there’s something about light, sweet colors that gets me. Every. Single. Time.
Philosophy’s Vanilla Birthday Cake Lip Shine - Lip gloss + vanilla cake scent = amazing. If I can resist the urge to lick it off because it smells so divine, it leaves my lips moisturized and offers a neutral shine to boot.
What’s caught your eye this week? Do share!
I follow a lot of blogs and websites, and enjoy reading the interesting articles they have to offer. A new site was recently added to my rotation: HelloGiggles.
HelloGiggles, a website mainly centered around/for women, immediately caught my attention because of the variety of content. The site, which was created by actress Zooey Deschanel, Molly McAleer, and Sophia Rossi, touches on the different interests that appeal to women today.
The topics range from beauty, recipes, cuteness (seriously), entertainment, and a section titled Women Working to do Good. They also discuss social issues facing women and society as a whole. (It was actually an article on HelloGiggles that inspired this post.)
It has become the site I go to for a pick me up. It offeres me a giggle or two, but even more than that it is inspiring to read stories about everyday independent, and creative women. The articles are well-crafted, witty, and informative.
Here are some of my favorite articles:
What are some of your favorite sites? Why do you like them?
As a follow up to my Blogger to Business post, I just wanted to share this article from Women’s Wear Daily. One of my favorite bloggers, Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere, will now be Estee Lauder’s digital and social media guest editor.
This is incredible to me because Schuman used to be a sales associate at Teen Vogue, and is now a soon to be published author and working with one of the most popular brands in beauty all because of her blog! She also is speaking at SXSW and Independent Fashion Bloggers conference in NYC. All this because of a blog she started one day, highlighting her favorite things, food and fashion.
Why her and not any other blogger? Why is she the one blog that I have to read every morning, no matter what? Is it her simple writing style, or the amazing pictures she takes, or the creative ideas she has? Whatever it is, it’s certainly working for her, and now Estee Lauder. I’ve never owned anything from the brand, but could be convinced to buying something. (True confession: She is the reason I have the iPhone case that I do.)
She is well on her way to creating her own Cupcakes and Cashmere brand and I have a feeling that this partnership is just the tip of the iceberg on what is to come. I look forward to saying I remember the time when Schuman was just a blogger!
Remember how I blogged about needing a new pair of flats? Well, I still need some! I looked everywhere – Aldo, DSW, and Payless to no avail. I figured I would just continue wearing my boots throughout winter and resume the search for a pair of flats in the spring.
Well, then it hit me..why not get a pair of TOMS? I’m sure you most of have heard about them already, but if not let me explain. TOMS sells footwear with a One-for-One policy. What this means is: for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair of shoes will be donated to a child in need. Pretty cool.
TOMS are also known to be amazingly comfortable and yes, stylish to boot. Check out some of my favorites below!
Psst, for those that love ballet flats such as myself, TOMS will be coming out with a line this Spring! Sign up here so that you will be notified when they arrive online.
Hand Drawn Dots in Metallic
Glitter Shoes in Blue
Do you own a pair of TOMS? Which ones are they and do you like them?