Wednesday, May 11, 2011


{Classy bathroom shot from fone}

Good morning, I am wearing a turband. To work. Yes.

(1) Take scarf and fold them together so it looks like a triangle.
(2) Continue folding until it looks like a men's tie.
(3) Tie a knot at the front of your head. Feel free to tie another one.
(4) Take ends of the scarf, bring them to the back of your head.
(5) Tie, and all done! can just look and see how The Man Repeller does it. Ready, steady, repel!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In the practice of law...

...I have learned that it is unacceptable to wear any other colors besides gray, white, black, and beige. Screw Sue me.
Danielle Fail Whale- 0
Legal Profession- 1

Monday, May 9, 2011

Crisp-y cravings.

{sometimes walker's even has classy giveaways, like hiding a a 20 pound note inside the bag!}

My post titles are getting funnier and funnier as I go along (really, I am so clever). So as many of you know--okay, all of you because who am I kidding, I tell everyone I come across--I lived in England for a glorious 2 years of my life, spanning the amazingly awkward ages of 9-11 (my awkward stage began and lasted waaaaay after it should have, but that's a story for another time. My awkward photos are ones for the ages, I tell you).

Why is this relevant today of all days, you ask?

Because who doesn't dream every day for a bag of Walkers Prawn Cocktail Crisps? A true prawn and cocktail flavor in EVERY SINGLE BITE. I mean, I cannot even begin to explain how delicious it is, but the name helps. I mean, "Shrimp Chips" doesn't quite have the same ring to it. Plus, since I am allergic to real prawns (and real lobsters, and real crabs, and real scallops), eating prawn cocktail flavor chips is a great alternative to death.

Lots of people hate British food, but considering that my West-Indian, British-bred parents force fed me baked beans and black pudding since birth, it's only natural that I come out loving perhaps the most disgusting flavor of Walkers crisps created to this date. At least, that's what my brothers said, but they only loved the cheese and onion flavor-- not even the pickled onion Monster Munch-- just plain c&o. Boring.

Hey! I like scones as much as the next person, but I also like curry and bangers...together! And chips for tea time! Who's with me?

Too bad a 48-pack of these babies is $42, plus like $20 shipping. It's probably because they are all healthy and organic and shit. I guess that's the price you pay for wanting 70% less saturated fat.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Guess what?

I am being all sorts of grown up and attempting to buy a house with husby. Naturally, I thought that everything would fall into place, and I would have a house like this in no time:

Naturally, we bought it, and we can't wait to move in and have a million babies! Psike. Fooled you, didn't I? Oh yes, and by buying a house, I mean apartment. A tiny, tiny apartment.

Seriously though, buying an apartment is incredibly daunting and a massive, massive learning experience. One of the hardest things that I have had to deal with is what I can actually live with and what will actually drive me crazy, like my willingness to entertain the fact that I'm handy enough to combat anything: Oh yeah, I'll totally repair that hole in the floor on my own. For now, we can just put a rug over it!

I've found that Apartment Therapy has some good tips regarding purchasing a house, but I would love to hear about any tips YOU have for first-time apartment buyers. Any advice?

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Target's newest designer collaboration? MISSONI. YES.

Calvin and Hobb(i)es.

{Are you impressed?}

I am lonely. Husband took a new job which requires him to be in Virginia for the entire month of May (cue sobs in fetal position). However, I have discovered several new things to keep me happy. Like spending 3 hours playing with the Vignette phone application for my Android and pondering important meaning-of-life questions like: "Is drowning onstage still a magic trick if you weren't planning it?"


Monday, May 2, 2011

Braid inspiration

{photos from Jeana Sohn}
Love these braids...maybe one day I will be able to attempt some on my own head!

Waking up from a long, deep sleep.

The sun is shining, it's warm, and I finally feel like I can breathe a little bit more easily.

You see, this is because I am happy. The kind of happy that makes you uncontrollably wiggle every part of your body in delight.

Some little things that have made me a very happy girl in the past few weeks:

Quiet libraries
Looking for pretty houses
Friendship bracelets
My little family (you + me = holding your hand will forever I be)
Ranunculus in a bright, cheery red
New shoes

Happy Monday, lovelies. Go find something that makes you happy. You deserve it.