Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS


ONE OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITIONS IS GETTING NEW PAJAMAS EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE. I CHEATED AND WORE MINE A BIT EARLY THIS YEAR SO I COULD SHARE THESE FUN PICS WITH YOU GUYS IN TIME FOR THE FESTIVITIES. DURING MY PAJAMA PARTY I EXCHANGED CHRISTMAS GIFTS, ENJOYED MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY WINE (7 DEADLY ZINS)DANCED TO ALL OF MY FAVORITE SONGS (WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MUSIC MONDAY), AND LAUGHED UNTIL I CRIED!





PAJAMA SET : J CREW
RAD T-SHIRT : EXPRESS
POLKA DOT SOCKS: FRESH BOUTIQUE // SLC, UT

HOLIDAY PILLOWS: 
IVORY LAMB FUR: CRATE AND BARELL
BEADED SPARKLE PILLOW: CRATE AND BARELL (SOLD OUT)

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE  SHANNON ELIZABETH 









Monday, December 9, 2013

JOHN MAYER


I'M GOING TO BE HONEST HERE. WHEN I HEARD JOHN MAYER FOR THE FIRST TIME, I WASN'T A FAN. "YOUR BODY IS A WONDERLAND" JUST WASN'T MY JAM. I'D PRETTY MUCH WRITTEN HIM OFF UNTIL HIS 2008 HIT, "SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOM". AT THE TIME I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ON- AGAIN OFF- AGAIN RELATIONSHIP. I'M GUESSING WE WERE GOING THROUGH AN OFF -TIME BECAUSE THAT SONG BECAME A VERY THERAPEUTIC SONG FOR ME, THAT WOULD SOON BE PLAYED ON REPEAT 1,000 TIMES. *SIDE NOTE: THERE COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE A MORE APPROPRIATE POST- BREAKUP ALBUM THAN "CONTINUUM" . SERIOUS THANKS TO WHOEVER BROKE JOHN MAYERS HEART.. WE ALL GOT A REALLY GREAT ALBUM OUT OF IT.

FOLLOWING "CONTINUUM" (2006), JOHN HAD DRAWN ME BACK INTO HIS ROMANTICALLY TWISTED WORLD, YET AGAIN, WHEN HE RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM "BATTLE STUDIES" IN 2009. THIS ALBUM EARNED THE NUMBER ONE SPOT ON THE BILLBOARD 200. THIS WAS WHEN I QUICKLY JUMPED FROM FAN, TO MEGA -FAN STATUS.

FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR, JOHN GAVE HIS VOCAL CHORDS (AND REPUTATION) A REST WHILE HIDING OUT IN HIS SECLUDED MONTANA HOME. DURING THIS TIME, HE WROTE HIS LATEST ALBUM "PARADISE VALLEY" (2013). MUSICALLY, IT'S SIMILAR TO HIS PREVIOUS ALBUM "BORN AND RAISED"(2012). BOTH HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT FEEL THAN ALL HIS ALBUMS PRIOR.

 FOR ME,  "CONTINUUM" STILL REMAINS THE FAVORITE ALBUM, ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEED TO  BLUR OUT THE WORLD AROUND ME. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS MUSIC HAS THE ABILITY TO CALM MY ANXIOUS MIND. 



TOP 5 FAVORITE JM SONGS:

  1. GRAVITY
  2. IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE (LIVE)
  3. EDGE OF DESIRE
  4. SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOM
  5. ASSASSIN

LISTEN ON AND ENJOY!




Sunday, December 1, 2013

LETS GET GLAM


HERE ARE MY MAKEUP AND OUTFIT  DETAILS FROM OUR H2BLOW / HOLIDAY GLAM LOOK! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO WEAR A DIFFERENT HAIR/MAKEUP STYLE THAN USUAL. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS SUCH A GREAT LOOK TO ROCK, ESPECIALLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! 
XOXO










MAKEUP I USED FOR THIS SHOOT:
RED LIPSTICK : TESORO BY STILA
CHEEK BRONZER: LAGUNA BY NARS
GEL EYELINER: BLACK INK BOBI BROWN
CHEEK AND INNER EYE HIGHLIGHTER : NYLON BY M.A.C
EYESHADOW USED THROUGHOUT WAS A COMBINATION OF : WOODWINKED BY M.A.C. , SADDLE BY M.A.C

OUTFIT DETAILS:
BLAZER/CAPE : ELLIATT // THRIFTED AND MODERN
BLACK SHIRT: AUDREY// PURCHASED FROM LOLABELLA FASHION PLACE
SILK DROP CROTCH TROUSERS : ELIZABETH AND JAMES // SIMILAR AVAILABLE AT NORDSTROM AND 40% OFF!
OXBLOOD CUTOUT PUMPS: STEVE MADDEN // ZAPPOS AND ON SALE! 
JEWEL EARRINGS: NAME DROPPERS SLC

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE BEAUTIFUL SHANNON ELIZABETH
 

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