Monday, October 24, 2011

strawberry fields

duquesne incline view of the pitts... love
"strawberry fields forever" beatles. one of my favorite beatles' songs

So this week was awesome!  My dad drove up for a visit (and to bring a dresser!! finally).  We went to the Church Brew Works (yes, it is a church... or was one. now it's a brewery) and for breakfast we went to Pamela's (amazing breakfast/lunch joint. you've never had a hotcake until you've had one HERE).

love graffitti.

 Ballet has been slow lately because the company has Peter Pan shows all weekend long.  It's been nice having a break from the constant hours we usually have.  I've been having a toe nail issue where there is another nail growing underneath which is creating lots of pressure and now it's bruising (or maybe bleeding, i'm not sure).  I wish the old nail would just die and come off!  It's been a month practically!

In my spare time, I've been studying Italian, playing guitar, and of course drawing (and painting with watercolors).  Here are some fashion illustrated-inspired pics.

decided to keep her bald for that v-for-vendetta natalie portman-look. who says girls aren't pretty bald? haha

this one is my sister with really fierce makeup.  i realize now that the eyes are completely uneven. wow oopsie

ok, so this one isn't fashion-inspired.  it's walter from the big lebowski (one of my favorite movies ever)
Off-topic, but I must say this.  I just made chili and the smell is wafting in my direction, and it's amazing.  yumyums.  It's for tomorrow when I have people over to watch Kill Bill Volume 2.  It's National Chili Month, so need to have it with the movie!

This past weekend we had a little Halloween party.  Ok, so my fairy-doll costume wasn't that creative since I basically wore what I wear everyday to dance.  But my friends all dressed up and it was lots of fun (and so many delicious treats!)

fairy doll, devil, pirate, and mime

On that note, I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful autumn!  (pssst the news said snow/rain this Thursday night!!! ahhhhh I'm going to cry.... I hate winter, and this is too soon)


Thursday, October 20, 2011

very ape

I'm actually watching/listening to a Woodstock collector's edition dvd set that I got from my friends as a gift.  It's awesome.  Why can't we have festival like this without people going crazy? gaaah. what is happening to the world?

So it's getting very nippy-nips.  So what if I'm from the northeast, my blood has thinned out from my two years in Florida.  Today was a bit of a wake-up call when I was waiting for the bus in my pathetic faux-leather "coat" with the wind blowing out my "secure" bobby pins.  I love fall fashion, so I've been doing a bit of online-window-shopping.  Usually it makes me end up feeling more depressed and empty-clothed.  I wish Christmas were sooner.

1. we the free oversized fleece moto jacket. yes, it's a jacket. so what.  it's autumn.  i just simply refuse to wear my winter coat in the FALL. never. going. to. happen.  anyways this would look sooooo good with leggings and my suede boots. mmmmm and a new bag =]
free people. $198. keep dreamin...

2. fever sequin bodycon skirt. i don't think i need to explain why i want this...
free people. $148. still dreamin...

3. unisex slouch turtleneck. love turtlenecks. so much.
american apparel $54.  in bijon blue. also in camel

4.nantucket fleece leisure pant. pssch. who wouldn't want these??
american apparel. $42. yummy

5. illustrated chiffon oversized button-up. ok, so really any button-up chiffon is awesome. but these graphics are pretty sweet, non?
more american apprel of course. $58.  i know it's more summer-ish. but i love it

6. the stanton satchel.
marc jacobs of course.  $1395

After much thought and consideration, I am not going to post any shoes.  If I start looking at them, I may go out and buy them.  That would not be good because I know I won't hesitate.  It hurts to say this, but I DON'T NEED ANYMORE SHOES (but in all reality, it doesn't hurt to have too many).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"fearless" pink floyd. need to learn this one.

October! Wow!  This will be my first autumn in the northeast for since two years ago!  Next to summer, the fall is definitely my favorite because it's so beautiful.  There's absolutely nothing as stunning (perhaps other than the beach) than when the leaves start changing colors, you don't sweat that much, and you can carve pumpkins!  To top it off, October has one of the best days ever -- Halloween!  Still not sure what I'm dressing as, but I'm definitely still going trick-or-treating!  Why not?  I guess looking like a kid pays off in some ways...  The weather has really been funky.  There was a cold front about two weeks ago, and then last week it was gorgie-hot!  It certainly was great weather for sight-seeing and the Columbus Day Parade.

Speaking of sight-seeing, my friends and I went to Mount Washington to see the view everyone is talking about.  And, man, were they right!  by the way, hold on your pants because there's going to be alot of pictures!

all the bridges.

Heinz stadium.  This was an hour or so after Sunday's game.  Steelers won!

What would this amazing view be without dance?  So of course we fooled around a bit.  Yeah, people were staring, but who cares?
yucky arms. but the skyline is amazing with this press

my favorite. love everyone
keep finding billboards all over pitts.

columbus day parade

columbus day parade in little italy.
what would this post be without a picture of food??  french onion soup (thanks to my mom for canning me some!). look at that cheese all melted. mmmmmmm
cute little stalker-kitty. followed me a block.... hopefully it went back home!

I also love the backs of the leaves.  you see all the stems' details? incredible. nature is so amazing.  i really want to do some crayon-press pictures.
Also please check out my TUMBLR!!!
Happy October everyone! And I hope to post something for Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

apartment shopping wishlist

"dreaming tree" dave matthews band

So I still haven't made an official "apartment post" because it's still far from ready.  I'm still missing a dresser, kitchen table, and other miscellaneous things.  As always, I am promising an apartment post as soon as it becomes a reality.  For now, here are some things I LOVE from UrbanOutfitters <3

Iron Scroll Coat Rack $79
Skull Stein Glass $12. How awesome is this??!!!
The Little Whizzer $24.  Won't even explain how cool this is.
Camille Wall Mirrors 3 of 3 $48.
Mustache Flared Mug $8
Think of this, but with cups.  Couldn't find the cup version online.  The cups were perfect for everything including rings and earrings.  This one is very nice too though.
Alice in Wonderland glasses $6/e
Black Floral Enamel knob $8
Tufted Corduroy Floor Pillow $39. this would be perfect. like the 'dark green'
Knuckle Duster Mug $24
Vintage Floor Lamp $119. my place is very dark, so this would be a great lighter and space-saver

In other news....
We've finished learning Flowers and Snow! Woot woot.  From now on and until December, we'll just be cleaning it up.  The foot that I apparently sprained in August is fine.  This past week I actually got to do petit allegro and some grand allegro.  I am however getting a pain in my shins, especially in one spot on my left shin.  So for now, I'm just icing and taking jumps easier than I normally do.  My back is also acting up as it always does when I start pushing that arabesque higher.  It's like a vicious cycle of beautiful arabesques and back pains/shocks.

I also got a job!  I'm working at a new holistic cafe!  It seems like it will be perfect because of its location and what it has to offer.  My boss says he's planning for an open-mic where people can come in and just express themselves.  (Maybe, hopefully I can get something prepared on the guitar? or explore poetry?).  Anyways I'm very excited to let my inner-hippie out.

My friends and I went to the Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville for lunch yesterday.  It's an old church-turned-brewery.  It felt weird to be dining in a church. And I will admit, walking down the aisle and not receiving the body and blood of Christ was a bit bizarre.  Beer in a church?!  Who knew... Pittsburgh is getting more and more interesting.  Anyways it was a bit pricy, but a must-go-to.  I had already eaten lunch, and I had a hankering for dessert, so I ordered the Malted Bread Pudding.  Since it is now Oktoberfest, it was pumpkin flavored with pumpkin ice cream.  So so so so good. The dessert was like twice the size of my head, but I still managed to eat half of it (I would've eaten the whole if I could).

Hope everyone is enjoying their nice weather (which isn't nice in Pitts!!!!!!).  I'm praying for a car to avoid waiting for the bus in the snow.  Until then, scarves, gloves, and more scarves!!!