I just got home from seeing 500 Days of Summer. It's awesome!! Drop those lame plans for tonight and get yourself to the theater to watch the adorable style and wit and incredible way to "keep it real" that is all things 500 Days. I won't give away the plot or anything, but it's one of the most visually creative movies I have seen in awhile, surprising the viewer with split screens, a great voiceover, and ups and downs that keep it very interesting.
Obviously I give 500 Days two ENTHUSIASTIC thumbs up, but it's the two stars, Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Swoon! Who knew??) and their incredible wardrobes that truly stole the show for me. I can't even count how many sweater vests J G-L rocked in the movie, but it made me want to fast forward to October and all things fall even moreso than I already do. I'm doing all I can lately to channel my inner Zooey Deschanel. Try saying that 5 times fast. Anyway, if that means opening my eyes all wide and cocking sexy-yet-seemingly-unplanned adorable head-tilts, I'm in. Her style is incredibly inspiring to me lately, ever since I saw how adorable her clothes are in her 100% Cotton commercial. Check it out!
Looks like I'll be headed to Buffalo Exchange and a bunch of thrift stores around town....OKAY!!
Sweet! Nothing better than a summer concert. Okay, except for holding a beverage while wearing flip flops, feeling a nice breeze through your hair, and being with great friends at such concert. Well now that quintessential summer experience can be yours for half price!
Live Nation is doing some major deals on Wednesdays. Check out what's in your area here.
Gunter's Greenhouse Giveaways The best reason to give flowers is no reason at all!
At least according to a billboard on Campbell Road just west of Central. The billboard belongs to Gunter’s Greenhouse and Florist.
The other side of the billboard is actually what grabbed my attention. At the beginning of the summer I drove by and saw that it read, “Come in for a free rose if your name is Stephanie”. Every time I drive by the sign there has been a new name posted, both male and female names gracing the billboard. Today’s is Emily.
I went in to figure out what this was all about and got to speak to Gunter himself and as an added bonus got a tour of both of the greenhouses and a better look at the store.
“This is not to push sales. We came up with the idea about 2 months ago and we just wanted make people happy. Sometimes we have people come in that say they have never gotten a flower before, and we say ‘Well now you have’. It is just about making people happy.” Gunter also says that there is no rhyme or reason to how the names are picked.
The shop specializes in orchids and is the largest grower in North Texas. One hybrid plant they have grown themselves is named after Troy Aikman and is very large. There are plants as common as roses and others as random as a lemon tree.
Gunter’s has been family owned since 1972 and his wife Ute works there as well.
Even if your name isn’t Emily, it’s worth stopping by to see all the beautiful plants. And keep your eye out for a chance for a free rose – your name could be next!
I've been a good girl lately. Working late and brushing my teeth. Watering my plants and holding my tongue in emails. Enough already. It's Tuesday and that means giving into my guiltiest of guilty pleasures lately: Tuesday nights on Bravo!
If you aren't watching NYC Prep, well, good for you, Santa or Hanukkah Harry will reward you come December, but you're missing out on the worst trash I have watched in a good long while. (Well at least since Gretchen and the other queens of The OC invaded my screen.) NYC Prep is THE MOST infuriating yet addictive display of pompous, self-obsessed and insecure teenagers ever. Why am I watching it? Who knows. But you should, too. Come on, try it. When it comes to peer pressure to do something bad, what better than nasty popular teens to get that ball rollin'? Catch up on all the NYC Prep action here.
Speaking of trash, just continue eatin' that popcorn in front of your HD and roll right through Miami Social. More beautiful people with beautiful bodies and loads of problems. I'm seeing a pattern, Bravo. What happened to Heidi? MAKE IT WORK!
And just to round out this post regarding trash, teens, and all things sexy, enjoy these steamy photos of Rob Pattinson. Yeah. I'm calling him Rob. He'd call me "J." It would be our thing. Whatevs.
Hey gals, Have you heard about Coach's new line, Poppy? Okay, it might be for tweens, but I wouldn't put it past me to still try to squeeze into clothes at Delia's and read Teen Vogue at every chance. What? Whatevs.
Check out the new line of handbags, wallets, shoes, jewelry, and all things fun right here. The site is really colorful and nicely done. Yay to my favorite Dallas megastar model, Ali Michael, for being the face of Poppy. Go girl!
Here are some of the beauts from the site. Go spend some time (and money if you've got it) there. Haven't you heard how trendy Christmas in July is?
Hey gang, And we're back! No, I wasn't on some sort of exotic vacation...I was working too much and sleeping too little, but now, I've made it my goal to find at least ten minutes to blog and eleven minutes to exercise each day. More on that later. In the meantime, let's kick of this week with a big, hearty HAPPY BIRTHDAY to AAAD Reader, and the funniest man I know, Pablo. You rock it out with your awesomeness.
Since Pablo has great taste in irreverent t-shirts and all things design, here are a few things that seem very Pablo-esqe to me, and hopefully you will enjoy them, too. Men's Mac Daddy Tee, $26 at Fred Flare. Get it here.