Hi, it's me. I've been avoiding you. I've been avoiding you because the things that have been occupying my mind, aren't easy to talk about. I don't really know how to explain the entirety of the situation... and I don't think it necessary. But what it comes down to is that after almost 3 years, I'm a single lady. Despite the circumstances, I haven't had an easy time with it... obviously, who would? However, I am getting by and taking it day by day. I figured it was due time to put it out there since this weekend I had a lot of people bringing things up or asking me if I was going to be somewhere that I normally would have been, and why not?! Some people just don't pick up on social cues the way they should. And for those of you bombarding me with texts and phone calls - I often don't respond or answer because I don't really have anything to say. Either that or I'm off on a drive, finding my peace. Mostly, I have no interest in dating, if I did, I would still be taken by someone who truly is the catch of all catches. And unless your name is Joe Manganiello, Harry Styles, or Jax Teller... I don't want any. For now I've got big plans to work towards and lots of time to work on myself, unfortunately a lot of that time is spent dwelling... bad habit. BUT like I said, ONE DAY AT A TIME HOMIES. Here's to tomorrow.
PET HISTORY, 101. First - my mini pin pup Cricket, my baby and the queen of the castle. Upon moving out of my parents house I gifted myself a fish since Cricket couldn't come with, and I named her Cleopatra. It felt as though she lived for thousand years. When she finally died, I was more bummed than any human should be about the loss of a fish. Sorry, it happened. Then my sweet sister Emma gifted me a tiny african frog, which I instantly named Gollum because he was identical to the creature. He too lived for a thousand years. There were so many times that I thought he was dead, I nearly flushed him down the toilet probably 10 different times but he always woke up just in time and darted around his bowl. When he finally died I wasn't too bummed, probably because I had already been through the death thing with him one too many times. And now, now... my bun Rooney. He is something else, that bun. He's got the funniest personality and has such mad hops that he can now jump onto the couch or my bed. He gets really loud at night though and rips his cage apart, dragging his bowl from one side of the cage to another, turning his igloo upside down, and drinking awfully loud from his water. I often find myself yelling "ROONEY. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!!" in the middle of the night without thinking about the neighbor below me. Yelling doesn't work... he stops for a minute but not long enough. Anyway, he's adorable much like my other pets, as you can see below. The end.
IT'S TAKEN TOO LONG FOR THIS POST TO HAPPEN. I apologize. Normally I get this one done quite quickly due to my passion for the Oscars and the gowns it procures. However, for this post I am only going to share with you my absolute favorites; the ones that literally made me gasp at the sight of them. There weren't too many, and I found that I seemed to like the dresses at the after party more than I liked the ones on the red carpet... who would have thought? Ahem...
For starters, Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad literally made my jaw drop. Every single detail of her ensemble was near perfection and I immediately wanted to be her best friend.
Naomi Watts in Armani Privé. I just have one word: YUM.
Natalie Portman in Dior... but of course. She is heaven on legs.
The ethereal Halle Berry in Versace. Bond girl DEFINED.
LAST OF ALL...
ANNE: Why did you not choose to wear one of these miraculous gowns on the actual carpet of red? Despite my disdain towards her and her overwhelmingly happy view on life, these two were winners.
The Oscars are coming! The Oscars are coming! I still haven't picked a dress and I'm freaking out. Just kidding. I'm crying because I'm joking and it hurts...ONE DAY THIS WON'T BE A JOKE ANYMORE. Anyway, if I were attending, I'd probably wear one of these beautiful gowns. Indulge...
Armani Privé This look comes first and is bigger than the rest because, well, it's my favorite. You have to see it in motion to really understand why. It's velvet and has black sparkle? SAY NO MORE! What more could I even ask for? MAGICAL. Go here, click on look #47, hit "move it!" and you'll see what I mean. THE REST ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF LIKENESS
Let me just start by saying I was not thrilled with the dresses at the Golden Globes! Yes, there were two or three that I thought looked stunning but not enough for me to do an entire post on them. For those of you that are genuinely interested in my picks, look at my pinterest account! Anyway, my dear cousin Dallas did this questionaire on her blog and I have decided to follow suit and do it myself per her request! She has such great taste, if you'd like to see her answers click here.
Leigh Lezark, Olivia Palermo, Kate Bosworth, Freja Beha, Elisa Sednaoui, and Rooney Mara.
Personal style quirk?
I always like to add a little edge to a feminine outfit. Whether it's combat boots or sneakers with a flowy skirt, ripped jeans with a classic heel, etc...
Karl Lagerfeld [Fendi/Chanel], Isabel Marant, Balmain [Olivier Rousteing], Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent [Hedi Slimane], Ann Demeulemeester.
Most cherished item?
I have a few...my Mars and Valentine ring, my American Gold lace Kimono, and a Tiffany's bracelet my dad gave me.
The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist’s outfit…
Shoes, they can make or break any outfit.
Proportion for me…
Is knowing how to pair one item with another, and knowing what suits your body type.
I always break this fashion rule...
Wearing white after Labor Day. An all white outfit is acceptable year round in my lookbook. I find that the only people who think that rule applies are people with bad taste.
I never break this fashion rule...
Don't wear sunglasses inside if you aren't that important. It makes you look like a fool.
Never caught wearing?
Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
In menswear, a simple black blazer. Womenswear, a plain white t-shirt...it can be so versatile!
Zara, UO, Pixie Market, Topshop
Favorite vacation spot?
Paris. Normally I would say NYC but I've been there so much now that it just feels like I'm going to my second home.
Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Street style blogs, music/movies/television.
Best stylish movies?
The Devil Wears Prada(duh), Marie Antoinette, Almost Famous, Breakfast At Tiffany's.
"VOGUE: The Editors Eye" it's incredibly insightful.
With all of this being said, I think it's important to pull inspiration from various individuals. Don't base your entire wardrobe off of one single person, it only makes you look like a trendycat. I don't believe in set guidelines when it comes to fashion, wear what you like and what feels comfortable. Just be YOU. Make your own rules! My rules? White is always wearable, wear dressy "night out" clothes during the day, don't wear heels if you can't walk in them, if you don't listen to the band don't wear the shirt, and most importantly, don't wear something just because it's a trend. If it's not you, or you can't pull it off confidently, spare the rest of the world from judgement.
Can I just tell you about me day? I'm not even going to change me to my.. SO, I was scheduled to work at 7am, and I vaguely remember my alarm going off at about 6am, but I can't be too sure. I had taken cold medicine the night before so I was a little loopy. Well, I shot up out of bed at about 8. I looked at my phone and had message from work saying they were worried...as they should've been! I woke up so loopy that I had no idea what was going on. I was pretty positive I had been on a boating trip that night. Well, when I finally pulled myself together I realized why. From the time my alarm possibly went off to the time that I shot out of bed, I was dreaming that I was on a boating trip to the Caribbean with some old friends. We were all in the water and I saw a shark swimming underneath us, so I got out of the water and proceeded to let it eat all of my friends. After which I stole the boat and drove back to shore. WHAT THE. Suddenly I was on a hike with an older woman and I was so worried about getting my Ked sneakers dirty, again WTF, Keds? The whole time I was on my razor phone trying to call into work and let them know that I couldn't come in because I was too busy boating and hiking, but I just couldn't dial the number right. It was so odd.. Then, out of nowhere, I'm at a Nickelback concert. Obviously no one else was there so I got up on stage and started taking photos with the band, the singer was eating a banana and taking photos of himself with my phone, heaven knows why. I grabbed my razor out of his hand and yelled HEY I HAVE TO GO TO WORK! And then I woke up all panicked and sweaty... I have been laughing about it all day long, such a weird dream. Well, once I finally got myself set for work I go to back out of my driveway and I get stuck about halfway. Just my luck. Thank the heavens my boss is amazing and understanding that I'm a kook and I also don't have a shovel nor do I have neighbors that were home to help me. Anyway, the remainder of the day was spent on the couch with Ashlyn watching Gossip Girl and doing absolutely nothing. Can't say I'm upset things turned out the way they did. Hope you enjoyed this late night post. Here's to another lazy snow day tomorrow! Also, THIS VIDEO!!!!! I love George Michael, but what do I love more than George Michael? The supermodels of the 90's.
Quality entertainment for a slow afternoon at work.
A selection of television programs you do not care for: Soap Operas, selection enough? A selection of musical artists you do not care for: The lady that sings too loud in church, the voice lessons across the street, Rascal Flatts, and screamo bands. A selection of celebrities you couldn't care less about: Ehhh, probably people like Lil' Kim, Jessica Simpson, Donald Trump...Mariah Carey. A hobby you "don't get": Running. Why. A habit you find disgusting: Extensive nail biting. To the point where you literally don't have nails. It's terrifying. Something in school you really liked doing that everyone else bitched over: Reading time, you don't really have to read, it's just as easy to day dream and flip pages. I was big into that, although I did love reading as well. Your favorite household chore: Vacuuming, it's soothing to make the lines on the floor. So soothing. Ahhhhh. Popular video games that make you go "meh": Probably like World of Warcraft because I've never played it. PC of MAC? Mac, duh. A sport you don't like, for whatever reason: Swimming, I don't care how good looking you are I still don't like it. A sport you really like, for whatever reason: Soccer. I just find it really entertaining to watch, always have. Television programs you love but have gotten shit for liking: The Real Housewives of NY/OC/BevHills I LOVE THOSE WOMEN. Musical artists you love but have gotten shit for liking: I just...skip. A hobby you love/find interesting that other people bother you over/make fun of: Lately it's tarot...I've gotten some grief for this one. I'm a witchy woman. A habit you have that other people bug you over: I hate when we have people sleep at my apartment, and we all end up in a jumbled mess on the couch. I always sneak away and miss out on that "GOOD MORNING! Remember when this or that happened last night?! HAHA!" Yeah, I hate that I miss that. I just really like my bed. Something in school you hated doing and everyone else loved: GYM, I dreaded gym more than anything on earth. The household chore that you hate doing: Cleaning the shower/tub. You really have to put your back into it. It's painful you know? A selection of video games you enjoy that perhaps you shouldn't: Ehhh...The Sims? That's about it. A celebrity crush that maybe even you don't understand: Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. It's unexplainable. What grinds your gears at the moment: Girls who wear shitty leather and even shitter fur with velvet and big chunky necklaces and flannel ALL AT ONCE. Control yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!
Helloooo my name is Jenna. I love fashion, and I believe it is truly an extension of self. It puts me to sleep at night and wakes me in the morning. In general, it is the answer to all of lifes unanswered questions. I prefer to lead a fairly mysterious life, one that makes me hard for others to figure out. I spend most of my time wandering in my own great abyss, making life harder than it needs to be...nonetheless making it more fun. One day I hope to stumble upon myself and realize I was headed down the right road all along...it's all happening.