I’m having a girls’ night tonight (yesss!) but other than that, my weekend goal is to read, read, read. I’ve got a whopping three hefty books out from the library now with about ten days to read them all. I’ll probably be on the couch in sweats, but let’s pretend I’ll be wearing a fancy vintage dress, lounging regally on this couch surrounded by built-in bookshelves. A prettier picture, I’m sure.
photo via the peak of chic
My bedroom at home (as in my parents’ home. Will it always be “home?” I guess so.) is decorated with vintage travel posters. These newly-discovered 1930s Japanese travel posters would be a gorgeous addition, especially because Japan is one of my favorite countries. See the rest here and bid on one for me here.
poster via gizmodo
Just because I never get anons, and someone asked that I post a picture of my gold nails. Here they are, with the vintage red dress I chickened out of wearing to the Oscars party I went to.
This weekend was good, this Monday is bad. Wish I was still snug in bed and/or eating a burrito. Bright side: I will be eating a burrito in one hour.
photo by honey kennedy
The queen with a well deserved win for Best Actress and my favorite dress of the night. I didn’t really say much about Blue Jasmine, but I loved the movie so very much. The night after I watched it for the first time, I watched it again. Cate Blanchett’s performance was amazing and truly perfect.
I’ve got my nails painted gold, and I’m making snacks, so I’m pretty much all set for the Oscars. I’ve seen six out of nine Best Picture nominees (American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, and 12 Years a Slave), and I’m really excited for this years Awards. And, of course, for the red carpet. I don’t feel very certain, but here are my Oscar picks. I’m leaving out the categories for which I can’t make even a guess.
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Actor in a Leading Role: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto
Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett
Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o
Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Documentary Feature: The Square
Film Editing: Gravity
Foreign Language Film: Omar
Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club
Original Score: Gravity
Original Song: Happy
Production Design: American Hustle
Sound Editing: Gravity
Sound Mixing: Gravity
Visual Effects: Gravity
Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Original Screenplay: Her
Mostly, these are picks of what I think is most likely to win, rather than what I would choose. I’d like to see Nebraska come away with something, for example, but I don’t think it’s incredibly likely. (Did anyone else sob through the last twenty minutes of the movie? And the credits?) I think Oscar Sunday is one of the best days of the year.
It’s beautiful and sunny and nearly warm out today. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and rainy, with a chance of snow. I’ve learned that an important part of managing anxiety is focusing on the pleasant now rather than anticipating any future stresses. I opened the sunroof on the way home and rapped along with Drake and Cam’ron. I feel so good.
How pretty is this colorful citrus photo? This time of year always reminds me of the week in college where I tried out a raw diet. I mostly ate tomatoes with tahini and so much fresh citrus and tit was kind of awesome.
Tonight, I’m making a three-course Italian dinner with Tiramisu for dessert. I’ve never had Tiramisu. I explained the vegan version of the dish to a friend: “It will be coffee soaked lady fingers (not real fingers of a woman) with a sweet cream and chocolate.” Wish me luck!
photo by emily blincoe
Okay, so my Warby Parker home try-ons arrived today, but taking pictures of my face is stressing me out. I think these might be my favorite, but mostly this whole face-having business is making me want to curl up in a corner and cry.
PS: Totally broke the seal on wearing Hello Kitty apparel to work today. Oops!
I don’t have pink hair or foam rollers or a smart phone to send emojis on, but goddamn this is perfect, and basically everything I aspire to be.
photo by mermaidens