Posts Tagged ‘class’
Incased you missed the newly elected President’s speech last night, the New York Times has a video stream of the speech available. Below the video, the speech is transcribed in writing.
It’s an awesome way to get a recap of last night’s celebratory win. You can jump to parts of the speech and/or follow along with the speech on the screen while watching the video. It’s an awesome interactive way to relive the moment, if you want to. Just another reason why I love, love, love the New York Times.
I’m obsessed with this new a little vintage, a little hipster, total class, design site, Hip Hip Gin Gin. I was introduced to this collection of pretty pictures, clothes, quotes, cocktail recipes, etc. by the Murphy Empire, one of my social media clients that I work for Monday and Tuesday ams.
I love the layout of all the posts and the photos…oh yeah, and the content is FABULOUS! The captions that accompany the photo collages are just as elegant and classy as the photos themselves.
Adjectives that come to mind: vintage, classic, fresh, clean, bright, smart.
I LOVE everything about this. Here’s a collection of some of my fav photos I drew inspiration from:
I read about the 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations this morning and was happy to see that my all time favorite show, Mad Men is leading the 64th annual award show and is the most honored drama in TV history!!!!
However, the series is competing against my OTHER favorite TV show, Boardwalk Empire, for best Drama series. These are legitimately the only two television programs I watch. I hardly even watch the news! Opps! Way to go journalism major.
As much as I’m a die-hard for anything old-fashioned and gangster, I’m still going to have to root for Mad Men. I hate to pull out this old cliché, but I’m gonna do it, proudly…I WAS WATCHING MAD MEN BEFORE IT WAS COOL TO DO SO.
Yep. I did it. But my college buddies can most certainly confirm this statement. I remember watching the entire first series On Demand at our old apartment on S. Whitney street. I fell in love with the chain-smoking, the costumes, the style, the class and the characters, namely, Don Draper. HELLO!
I watched the second series, and every series since, the old Fashioned way, episode to episode. I couldn’t shut up about how amazing it was! I loved how everything was so in tune with what I could only imagine it to be like in the ’60′s. Everyone caught on pretty quickly for obvious reasons.
It’s an amazing show and I highly admire its creativity. Though it did drag a little at first, the slow, realistic character development has made for a show that all who watch feel as though they are a part of.
This years much anticipate season, over to quick, was the best yet! I love Don’s new apartment and Peggy’s new-found confidence! Can’t wait for next year!
Boys, men, humans of all sorts interested in simple ways of making a girl happy, listen up!
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE the importance of flowers. I don’t care how tough a girl is and how much she says she doesn’t like being bought flowers, it’s a lie. It’s what many of us feel we have to say in order to keep up a reputation of being tough and not falling for the cheesy ways romance often tricks us into believing it’s real love.
Not the point.
Women love to receive flowers. No matter how much they say they don’t or that they are unnecessary.
I can almost guarantee, that nothing bad will ever come from getting your girl a bouquet of flowers. Unless she’s deathly allergic to them, in which case, chocolates, candy or treats of any kind also do the trick.
When speaking with some older women recently, they fondly recalled a time when, not too long ago, flowers were a must on a first date. Chivalry and class was more necessary in the dating scene back then.
I firmly believe that chivalry is not dead! In fact, due to it’s lack of game play these days, it gets you even more points when you utilize it.
What has happened here is that the mentality of our generation has taken over almost all aspects of our lives, including dating. “Generation C” as they are calling us, have a do-it-yourself mentality in which if we want/need something to make ourselves feel better we go out and do it. I’m a firm believer in this mind set when it comes to things like careers, exercise, etc.
But the joy of receiving flowers/dating should not be placed in this “do-it-yourself” mentality. Dating is a timeless, age-old tradition that, when done right, is truly a beautiful thing. A girl can buy herself flowers every day and that will surely make her feel better, but it won’t give her the butterflies and excitement of receiving a surprise display of flowers in front of all her co-workers from her crush/date/boyfriend/husband.
This brings me to another important part, flowers are a score, yes, but if you want to shoot for three, the “embarrassing” display in front of a big group of people is a game changer.
The personal delivery is a nice intimate touch but the total off-guard surprise is classic and will never stop making girls swoon.
The surprise, whether you’ve been in a relationship for a month or 50 years, never stops being exciting and enjoyed.
Further, sending flowers for no particular reason, just to say you’re thinking of your girl, is tear jerking. It’s that easy.
Here’s a little clip from one of my all time favorite movies…a little cheesy but I think it hits the point home.
Happy Monday! Sorry that the Favorite Photo Friday post was late. Apparently I hit the “save draft” button vs. the “publish” button. Quite frankly, I’m shocked this is the first time that it has happened. Oops!
Anyway, today marks the start of a very important week for me. My 25th birthday week.
A quarter of a century.
This is a very big milestone in my life. I feel as though it’s a time where I can’t as easily get away with acting like a child and throwing temper tantrums when I don’t get what I want. Instead, it’s a time in my life when I’m starting to get what I want because I’m making that happen. Most days I still find it difficult to handle that responsibility and pressure as equally as exciting the challenge is.
Part of this “growing up” project I’m on has involved a lot of de-cluttering. I have started getting rid of many of those accessories I utilize only a couple of times a year. I’ve really been trying to stick to the basics in terms of clothes as well, i.e. getting rid of the flashy tank tops and stilettos I used to wear out partying in Boston, but even then, rarely. Getting rid of the tacky frames, ridiculous collections of sea shells, etc. etc. Less really is more and there’s something to be said about keeping it simple. It’s the basis of staying classy.
I’m getting rid of the childish clutter and looking for more “grown up” things that define me. I think it’s a good motto to splurge for things that will bring you happiness. Whether it’s an ice cream cone on a hot day, taking 5 minutes to yourself, or a pair of too-expensive jeans that look absolutely FABULOUS on.
When splurging for yourself, it’s important to identify whether or not you can afford the thing, how frequently you will use it, and how closely it represents yourself.
That being said, iomoi.com has the coolest, custom accessories to do just that. You don’t need a hundred flashy iPhone cases or purses, but you could use the one that coolly and confidently markets your style, very important in the 20-something world of trying to make your mark and get ahead. Further, it is never a negative thing to have something that brings you a little bit of happiness every time you look at it.
Enter a custom skull and cross bones iPhone case from iomoi as my birthday present to myself. It’s simple, it’s me and despite the price tag, will make me smile and give me a little confidence boost every time I look at it. So #worthit.