Friday, April 29, 2011

Fashion Storm: Monsoon

I became OBSESSED with this brand called Monsoon when I went to London. Me and my bestie were like "oooh dresses!!", but we had to keep walking because we were on a tight budget. However, I remembered the store name and found it on the internet.
They also deliver to the US!! ...uh oh.

Well - I know what my first paycheck is going to when I finally work again back in The States :D

Top 5 favorites:

I love the hem and I love the print. A halter top dress is perfect for summer too!

I'm not sure how the dress would look ON me, but I love that hem and the coral color. Don't you?
I think black and ivory make a divine combo. The silhouette of the dress is perfect too. Very 50s.

I'm a total sucker for a good print, especially floral print. This dress is very 50s too. I like it!
This beauty just SCREAMS "Summer Cocktail Party!!!" which is why I adore it.
Sadly all of these dresses are quite pricey ranging from 60 pounds to 180 pounds (meaning, $100 - $300), but they're so lovely and I feel at least one would be worth saving up for. Which one do you think I should try to get?
What's your favorite? Give the site a look and let me know.
Have any other favorite British labels - holla at meeeeeeee! :D

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dear Time and Money , Wait....come baaaaack!!!

Time: I'm running out of it here in Rome, but I'm kinda happy about it.

I miss my house, the fam, and my friends... and like, America. The European lifestyle is nice, but give me a place where I can buy a $1 sweet tea with a credit card and not get judged over la dolce vita (which is quite slow and expensive) any day!
I must say, I have had such a wonderful time in Rome. It has been a learning experience above all else in how to appreciate my culture, the culture of others, and history.

Even though finals are approaching, I'm still procrastinating from doing work, like hardcore procrastinating, and instead reading manga and watching anime like nobody's business.
I blew through 40+ chapters of an amazing manga called Deadman's Wonderland.

No seriously, It's AMAZING. Action + sci-fi (which I'm not normally into) + thriller + crime-drama + a bit of mystery. It hasn't been finished yet, so I can't tell you how the ending is, but WOW has it blown me away so far.
Plus, it's currently being made into an anime for those who would rather watch than read. Check it out - here is a synopsis...(taken from - where I always go for anime updates :P)
Let me know if you read it already or are going to start or watch the show. I would LOVE to fan-girl about it with you. Seriously, read it or watch it.

Money: I'm also running out of it here in Rome, but I'm NOT happy about it at all.
I'm so excited to be able to earn my own money back in the states and have $1 = $1 and not .67 of the local currency. (CURRENCY EXCHANGE FAIL = DEPRESSING AS $#@!)

I've recently become obsessed with the concept of ballet espadrilles. Who invented this genius shoe? It has the summery fun feeling of an espadrille with the beauty and femininity of a ballet flat. I can just imagine paring a beautiful red pair with a nautical striped dress and running around by a lake or something.
I found a PERFECT red pair... (couldn't get a good pic of it alone)

but they're $325. WHATTT??? *Le sigh*

I hope you all are doing well.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nerdy Talk - A trip to a bit of Hogwarts


Just got back from a riveting Spring Break. One of the places I went to was England which was AMAZING. The food, the people, the fact that EVERYONE SPOKE ENGLISH - it was SO beautiful. :P

Me and my bestie went to all of the must-see touristy spots, the not-so-touristy spots, and of course the Harry Potter filming location spots. I mean obvi-duh we went there!
Here are some of the best ones in one place we went called Gloucester Cathedral. They filmed most of the movies' hallway scenes here because it's an extremely beautiful cathedral.

Photo from the first movie I think...

Look familiar??? (warning: the following photos are filled with fangirl glee and goofy smiles)

More iconic photos soon - including more Harry Potter places, Disney Movie settings (Hunchback, Aristocats, etc), and other movies like Marie Antoinette.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Perpetual Procrastination

I'm avoiding writing a paper and many other things that I should really be doing. Instead I am blogging. Haha! I hope yall enjoy the pics.

More photos of Italia. Pisa, Sorrento, and Capri.

Ciao Bellas!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I want this dress

Hi yall!
I have been having an interesting time here in Rome, but I must say I miss the good ol' U.S. of A. The shopping here is interesting, but the exchange rate sucks so I'll be glad to get back to where the dollar is worth a dollar...not like .70 cents.

I am coveting this dress from
I love the lace! If only I had the figure...guess I need to stop wolfin down the gelato. Eh, I'll diet when I get back. Haha.

Happy spring to you all!