Wednesday, September 19, 2012

currently: Asian iCandy, florals, and other junk.

 black over-sized top: c/o Lamixx / pants: borrowed from the little sis / floral heels: madden girl, belk / bag: c/o Asian i-Candy / neon hue ring: c/o Le Mode Accessories / leather bracelet: c/o Salvage West / lipstick (daphne) : c/o Radiant Cosmetics 

Obsessed: oh, where to start? i feel like this week has been filled with mini obsessions - from starting Season 3 of The Vampire Diaries to my continued obsession over dunking Chips A-hoy cookies in milk. i also am obsessing over this bag from my friends at Asian I-Candy. i can easily use it for any upcoming roadtrips, one of those bags that you stuff and run out the door (you know like in movies? when in real life, there is no way i could ever get away with that! i'm always screaming at the actress, um, what about your facewash? your toothbrush? don't you think you'll need tampons even when you run away from home?! come on - please, tell me that i am not the only one that thinks this!)

Reading: you know i love books; however, my reading life has greatly suffered. whether being too busy to start a book or to be too tired to stay up the extra half hour to read before bed or possibly using that half hour before bed to watch an episode of Stefan and Damon fight over Elaina. uh-yeah, might be the latter part that is making my book life suffer. i did start a couple of books - i just need to finish them! 

Looking forward to: seeing Ryan in October! it's been a crazy couple of months for both of us, so it didn't work out for us to see each other last month or this month, so we are super excited to finally have a weekend together! woohoo! (an easy excuse to use my new Asian i-candy bag, right?!)

Fashion obsession: anyone else being drawn to darker, warmer colors of autumn! *raises hand* me! i'm loving anything maroon or dark plum. ooooh, and i'm loving polka dots more than usual too. i also am loving wearing a black top and black pants and then showcasing an accessory - whether a statement necklace, shoes, or (bah-bam!) a colorful bag! 

Music: i have loved Fun. since they released We Are Young  or Some Nights. recently i heard Carry On, and i cannot stop listening to it! they are! (snicker, snicker). my sister also introduced me to Ed Sheeran, and his song Lego House is another song being placed on loop on my ipod. OH! and Karmin's new song, Hello - totally gonna learn the rap to it. no joke. 

Thinking about:  another random list of things for you, good people - dying my hair completely jet black (the shade where it's almost blue). learning to play guitar. what i want to do for my birthday this year (any ideas?). how much i enjoyed substitute teaching last week and day-dreaming about how fun it would be teach a literature class. my small group of high school students i will get to hang out with tomorrow night. and how good life is that we should savor every bit of it - no matter where we are planted, it's important that we bloom, living life to the fullest...dontcha think?

i got this awesome idea from Danielle of Sometimes Sweet! feel free to link-up your own Currently posts in the comment section - i'd love to check them out! 

much love.
{happy thursday, friend.}


  1. Girl you should dye your hair that color. I did that to mine and loved it! It would look so good on you. And I'm so glad its getting cool so I can wear all my dark colors and layers!

  2. Love you in all black! And jet blach hair would be fab on you. Hooray for Ryan sightings!

  3. Helloo. I just wanted to tell you that you have such a cute blog and a cute style and a cute life.
    And I wanted to let you know I get fashion ideas from you-like the all black.
    Thanks for being such an awesome person, even though we've never met :)

  4. Whaaaats wrong with your hair the way it is now? Poochy lip
    I like it how it is now. :D

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

  5. Aww! I love your "looking forward to" part. I love the tote bag. I ONLY carry totes these days just because of how convenient they are.

  6. Really cute outfit and I love that bag too!

  7. Really cute outfit and I love that bag too!

  8. Really cute outfit and I love that bag too!

  9. i am so glad you get to see your man soon. :)

  10. Hi Ilene! :D I always love all your "Currently" posts, they're just so fun to read! And always, I love to show what I'm up to recently, so here's mine :)

    Have a fancy day! :*


  11. I love this post...AND those SHOES!!! OMG gorgeous! I would love for you to link up with us at Loves on a Thursday if you get a chance :)

  12. The bag is amazing and I, too, am loving polka dots more than ever!

    also, I know I always say this {and I always mean it}, but......

    GAH!! Those shoes!

  13. I love your bag and heels and top and lipstick! I also think you'd look simply fab with black hair!


  14. I've been in a reading rut too! What the heck!?

  15. What a cute bag that is!! :)
    I love that song, we are young also. I cannot get it out of my head. So not my style of music, but when I hear it, I love it!
    I am your newest follower!
    Wanna follow each other?

  16. Just found your blog an you had me at vampire diaries. I started watching it the other day and fell IN LOVE. That show has definitely put my reading on the back burner.

    Cute blog and waaaay cute outfit.

  17. i just heard that for fall 2013 the trend will be wearing all black and then a ton of gold!!! cute bag!

    Sandy a la Mode


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