June 21, 2011

Fur coats in June?

And other such ramblings. :) Maybe a few grievances too, but I will try to keep those at a minimum...
1. I just borrowed some amazing style, beauty, and chic living books from the library: French for Le Snob {a book filled with French words and their meanings... you know, so you can sound sophisticated and throw them into your conversation. ;)}, From Clueless to Class Act {An etiquette book for the modern woman; it is very helpful so far}, High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly, how to have style {this style book is great because it shows you makeovers of different women with their various focuses like how to have style on a budget or how to have style and reinvent yourself or how to have style in the evening, etc. This is a beautiful resource I could spend many happy hours looking at it and reading.}, Here She Comes... Beauty Queen {Oh, I love this book! It is about old-fashioned beauty pageants and it is just darling. It makes me fall in love with vintage hairstyles, dresses, and, of course, tiaras all over again!}, The "Lucky" Guide to Mastering Any Style {This is practically a style dictionary. I think it is just gorgeous and a must read for any fashionista}, What to Wear for Every Occasion {Another classic by Nina Garcia, this is a lovely book with the most gorgeous fashion watercolors by Ruben Toledo.} Oh, I am having so much fun basking in the sun with a lemonade and reading these classics!
2. These beautiful ballgown just beg to be shared:

Can I say stunning? Although a blue ribbon on a wedding
dress is quite unusual, here, it works beautifully.
I'm sorry, but if you aren't inspired by that, I really don't know what to do O.o
Ooh... so mysterious.
"I'm gonna hit you with my dress!"
So, lovely.
This one is so rock n' roll, yet very vintage. It is... scary. 
Although its funny, the first word that comes to my head is absolutely yummy :)
The most stunning photo ever. I. am. in. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

3. As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to England!!! It. was. INCREDIBLE. I have no words to describe one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Yes, I finally went, and it was brilliant. :) The cobblestone streets, castles, cathedrals, and culture astounded me, and I felt so at home there. {however, I am sure the natives would disagree; I didn't really blend in... ;)} I really want to go back, but this time not as a tourist, but as a resident. Yes, I am so in love, that I want to go back and live!  All right, I admit, Buckingham Palace was a disappointment. :P Ever since I was little, I have been dreaming of magnificent castles, and I was not impressed with buck house.  Seriously, since so many tourists go there, you might try and let them see more, or at least make it a little more imposing, lavish, and spectacular. All I saw was the outside of a big house, and to put it frankly, it got dull after the first five minutes. However, everything else was lovely. Well, all right, the weather could have been improved; I wasn't expecting it to be so cold! Brrr.... yes, I was wearing summer clothes. :P I mean, it was almost June! Does it ever get warm? Other than that, everything was charming, picturesque, historical, and absolutely thrilling. My favorite part? Ooh! That is really hard. :( I think it might have been St. Paul's.... I am absolutely in love with its stunning beauty. What a wonderful place to worship God! I could spend hours there exploring. You know, gaping at all the splendor surrounding me and wondering what kind of people have walked those halls before me.... it sends shivers down my spine. :sigh: Everything does in England.  I also tried a macaroon while I was there! It was really good, and tasted like coffee. {I got the chocolate flavor, but somehow it turned about to be more coffee like} There was so much to do, and so little time, but at least I can now say that I have been to the glorious land of the Brits.
4. When I got back home, I was not expecting it to be cold like good ol' Britain. But, I wore my luxurious fur coat in June! Oh, it was so cold.... :P Now, however, it has warmed up quite nicely and I have done away with my winter wardrobe :)
5. For the first time in my life, I went to a baseball game. My word, it was so.... ..... ..... unlike anything I had ever experienced. I really enjoyed it, and I met so many fascinating people; I actually can't wait to go to another one O.o Don't worry, I won't turn into a sport fanatic.... I have only acquired a healthy appreciation of baseball!
6. Reese Witherspoon who happens to be drop dead gorgeous, and a stunning actress....
The hair... the make-up... the beauty! {next few photos from online makeover}
One word: VINTAGE! 
Nice and natural :) She is a mom of two kids {I think...}, and
I love how she once said that although she was a glamorous
actress, to her kids, she was just embarrassing old mom!
So kids get embarrassed of their celebrity parents, too?
This has such personality :)
Anyone watched the movie? Uh, I really don't know
its name... watering elephants or something :P Obviously I didn't see it!
Now, I have to go back to the tasks of life.... have a wonderful day! 
Much love :)


Rachel said...


This is the photograph of me in my rather unusual wedding dress...thought you might like to see another wedding dress with colour and an unusual design. <3

Southern Belle said...

*Gasp* The dress is beautiful and so unique! Oh, and you look absolutely stunningly gorgeous. But, I suppose you get that all the time ;)

Rachel said...

I'm glad you liked it! It was a unique idea, and we found it by sheer mistake. It really was perfect, though. :)

And you are so sweet to say so. That's not something I hear a lot.

Southern Belle said...

Well, that's what friends are for :) {Although I am more of an acquaintance, if we go a la Jane Austen}
Btw, I think you should do a series of posts on your wedding, so that all of us people who weren't there can be inspired. You know, a post on the bridesmaids, the groom, the decorations, the cute flower girl, and of course, the bride! I will eagerly await that post/series, if you ever choose to do so :)

Ashley said...

I ♥♥Love♥♥ Picture number four!!! But number six is kinda...not very appealing. And Reese Witherspoon! She is a beauty!

Sierra said...

Sounds like some great books!I have never been to a baseball game.I love all those dresses, but the fourth one I like the best.I would love to go to Britain.But I want to go to Italy more.Sierra

Alexandra said...

A book I just got that I LOVE is "Kate Style"...and it's all about Kate Middleton's style. I really loved it.

Anonymous said...

The movie is called "Water for Elephants". It's with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

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