Thursday, June 30, 2011

Forage has the most amazing bow-ties! (I kind of overuse the word amazing, sorry guys.) I really love the idea of putting a bow on it when it comes to making your outfit pop. I can assure you, these down here will pop up any outfit. 

For the ladies

And for the gents

Handcrafted geniousness!

Love Always

Kelly Framel the writer of the blog The Glamourai has been growing out her hair and it just couldn't look better! If I chopped of some hair this is the look I would go for. (Love the colors on the wall and how they complement eachother!)

Love Always

P.S. Kelly doesn't just only have great hair and style her apartment is aaaaaamazing!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I am so sorry for the lack of blogging. I've been on an emotional rollercoaster all weekend. Bad news and a camping trip that turned out to be so great that my outlook on the bad news changed. These days have been a whirlwind, therefore I am giving myself a blogging break till things calm down. Sorry guys but don't worry the much needed thinking-vacation will be only a week tops!

Love Always

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Aaaaaa! I am well aware that my last post was daaays ago! Therefore I am here to tell you guys my situation. Results from the college applications are due tomorrow! June 24th at 11 am. I am going to die. All week I've been dreading/waiting/getting excited for this event. I have been finishing all kinds of stuff that I had planned to be done with but not done, cleaning my room, just to make time go by faster! And blogging never came to mind really. I just don't know why. My computer is failing though. If I have too many windows open, watching a video or typing it just automatically shuts itself down. (this post took several shut-downs and restarts to be fully done.) The computer is just getting old. I got it 2 yrs ago! I am so frustrated!

But I promised myself to content this post with something inspirational/fashion/beauty related and here it is. Random beauty advice of the day! A little over a year ago I ran out of shaving cream. I tried using just soap and it didn't really work for me so I tried conditioner and it changed my shaving part of life! It works sooo good, it comes in better scents (I always manage to only find shaving cream that smells bad, do you know a good smelling cream?) and it leaves your underarms/legs/whatever soooo soft! And it is so easy to just go to your grocery store and pick up the cheapest conditioner (I don't see much difference in cheap conditioners expensive ones). It just makes your shaving experience that much enjoyable!

Love Always
P.S. Try to enjoy this post hence the fact that it was pretty much all about shaving!

Friday, June 17, 2011

I really love it when you get deep into blogs. Reading every word, opening every link and just keep going until you realize that you've spent hours online! I stumbled upon this blog Marvelous Kiddo. Leigh Pennebaker who writes the blog is what I'd like to call a maternity guru. Alot like A cup of Jo. I found this amazing quote tucked deep into her blog archives and just had to share it!

Right now:
There are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.
Someone you haven't met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.
Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life.
Nuns in the Alps are in endless vigil, praying for the Holy Spirit to alight the hearts of all of God's children.
A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, "nourish them."
Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you. Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a movie. Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you -- for free.
Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.
The next great song is being rehearsed.
Thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.
Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.
Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they'll be thriving like never before. They just can't see it from where they're at.
Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want -- and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it's reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all "So worth the wait."
Someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche -- this luminous juju is floating in the ether, and is accessible to you.
Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.
Someone is fighting the fight so that you don't have to.
Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe. Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.
Someone is regaining their sanity. Someone is coming back from the dead. Someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable. Someone is curing the incurable.

It's just so amazing and incredibly thought-provoking.

This down here really meant alot to me...
Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they'll be thriving like never before. They just can't see it from where they're at.
Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want -- and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it's reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all "So worth the wait."

....Because recently me and my best friend "broke up" or quit or whatever you want to say. We drifted apart from eachother. For me it was the right thing, we were besties but I never enjoyed her as one. I felt like the disposable friend. I was there for her when she needed me and she knew that, she took advantage, spent more time with other girls than me and I realized so late, I really regret that. We had been friends for over 5 years when I thought "What am I getting out of this relationship?" and sadly the answer was nothing. I took the decision to broaden my group of friends, talk to new people and enjoy myself. Just what she had been doing unconsiously the whole time. I know she was sad when she realized what was happening and my friends who were also her friends told me that she was asking them all the time what had happened, why I wasn't there anymore. She had gotten so used to just having me there and didn't see what she was doing wrong. It's been a year now, we still talk but I regret everyday that I didn't open my eyes and see what was happening. We never talked about what had happened. I don't really want to.
And tha past year has been hard in some ways but truly amazing in others. I socialized so much more and found me some great people to hang with. I found alot of groups of girls that I liked and I kind of hung with them all, not attaching myself to any one of them. That was partly because I just didn't really like what I found. The girls I started hanging out were great but I just didn't fit with them when it cames to being the best friend you always call and see everyday. I just didn't find that one girl. Now that it's summer and school is over I don't have any more reasons why I hang out with them. It isn't I go to school with her anymore, and I don't have the we're besties reason so I am kind of shy to just call them up and asked them to do something. It's weird and complicated. I just really miss the feeling of being yourself with a person, no worries, no guilt. Guilt is something that shouldn't be in a relationship. I have experienced it over and over feeling guilty about what my best friend might think of me hanging out with this girl. It just shouldn't be that way. 

And this is why I truly wish and hope that this someone is me. I hope in a couple months I will look back and think it was so worth it. I've tried everything and this is one of the few things I can do. I still can't help thinking that everything happens for a reason and that there is some reason why I haven't found a best friend yet. I can't come up with anything but I just have to hope. I guess that's what we all have to do.

Love Always.

P.S. Sorry guys I just really needed a moment to pour my heart out and my feelings with. I decided this was the right place to do so. I love the freedom of blogging. No judging just all saying what you think and like. Because chance are there are a billion people out there that feel the same way you do.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wow, I haven't blogged for a while, to say the least! I just started my summer job last week, woopydoo! I work at a preschool 2 minutes from my home, I know all the staff and the kids are so funny and inspiring! It's just been really hectic, learning everything, rules and requirements for the job an so on. But here goes, I'm blogging!

I don't know if you've heard it but Shenae Grimes is interning at Teen Vogue. I love 90210, me being a teenage soap junkie and all. I mean she is pretty awesome, fashion sense and all. But the moment I heard this I was kind of let down. She said she had gotten it through her manager's client while other girls just send in applications and are on time for job interviews. I am kind of surprised Teen Vogue would do this. I am actually really disapointed because this isn't what fashion is about. It's not about the celebrity but celebrating every individual. Anyone can make it fashion no matter what their backround. 

And this only made it worse. She is interning at Teen Vogue and gets to go to the CFDA awards? 

Now my lovelies, what is your side on this matter?

This photo is so refreshing, LOVING the bowl-cut!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I can't believe I'm saying this but I am off to my high school graduation! It feels like 5 minutes since I was in preschool! God time goes by fast.
Love Always!

Monday, June 6, 2011

My mom delighted me today with the idea of us, the mother-daughter duo, going somewhere, to some city or country and just shop, enjoy ourselves and spend time together. I love my mom to bits, so I said yes to her straight away! I applied to a college called Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð and I am very positive on being accepted and I hope for the sake of myself that I get to go there. I was so sure I would be accepted that I checked the school calendar and saw there was a fall-break in October, the 13th, 14th and the 17th to be precise. It all came together so naturally. This was the time for us to go! We haven't decided yet where we are going but we're looking around for special offers and stuff like that so where we go isn't really up to us. It doesn't hurt that my mom's best friend works at Icelandair and is a booking manager of some sort and we get updated with new offers and discounts every week. We narrowed it down though to a couple cities that we are really interested in exploring, some we've been to before, some not. The lis consists of the following: Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, New York, Boston or Frankfurt. I mean we're not going on a bonding/shopping/sightseeing trip to Faroe Islands. Am I right? I myself would love to go somewhere new and inspiring because I've only travelled in the states and Alicante, Spain a tourist wonderland with sand and theme parks, water world and not a slight bit of culture. I want to go somewhere where we don't know the native tongue but we are capable of saving ourselves out of sticky situations. It doesn't hurt that I speak Icelandic, Danish, Swedish, English and Spanish! I'd love to know what is your favorite city, and where you like to travel or where you want to go!

Love Always

Hahah saw this photo on Vi.Sualize.Us the other day and laughed! I love the thought of being pregnant though. I can't really wait. I've been having this feeling all week how wonderful it is to be a mother. I am sick though, fever, cough and cold hence it might be that!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stretch Your Shoes With Ice

Saw this on the blog Mint and Mellow. This is genius!
Tumblr, do you guys love it as much as I do?! I can spend hours, days if not weeks scrolling through tumblr pages! Okay a little exaggerated but what is life without a little exaggeration? I love the wide variety of tumblr's. Everything from food, heels, famous people, cool stuff to weird stuff! 
My favorites include these:

Awesome people hanging out together. The title says it all!

Shoelust. Shoes that are beyond amazing.

Some cuter than others...
Adventures in ice-cream. Again the name says it all. Your go to for icecream!

Fuck yeah Nail artFuck yeah pretty nails. With these to it's kind of a win win. Both feature nail art and no way to tell who's better at it.

Love Always

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Geez guys I'm sorry, I haven't posted in a LONG time! There is a reason though. I am graduating from high school and the graduation trip was this week! We went to Þórsmörk, 3 hours away from the capital, Reykjavík. I was GORGEOUS! It was though where the volcano erupted last year, like next to the volcano so there was alot of ash everywhere. Everything was so green, it's been raining nonstop for like 2 months. We went hiking, swimming in this really cool natural pool and ate great food with great people. My emotions were so mixed, I was so happy with everyone, my friends, the teachers and the great time we were having but the feeling that this all is coming to an end was inevitable. I've been thinking this past year how grateful I am to be leaving, even though it was great I just want to move on. These past couple of days made me rethink all that! To make matters worse the majority of my class is going to the same college. I on the otherhand, the prone to be different am going to a college where only  5 people from my school are going. It's been my goal ever since I knew what college was to go  there. I have never wanted to go to the other popular one but yesterday I suprised myself with the thought that I could escape this sadness and just go with the flow and never need to say goodbye. I stopped myself and decided that there just comes a time where you need to move on, and that it usually just doesn't feel right but must be done.
  On to a bit more positive note. Marc Jacobs is getting the lifetime award from CFDA on Monday! Sofia Coppola is going to present it to him. Aaah love them both! I decided to celebrate by posting a couple of my favorite photos of him and his ad campaigns, because frankly they are amazing!

 I love love love the ads! They are so raw and spontaneuos. He on the otherhand is such a stud. Love his necklace!
Love Always