January 31, 2011


Things that are just making me smile today:

via my tumblr
I think I found my new roommate...

Brightly colored books + gorgeous bag. What's not to smile about?

Sarah Seven dress via Green Wedding Shoes and my tumblr

This is a Nicole dress if I've ever seen one. I want. 

via Blanaid.com

Sleepy Monday.

Monday is here again! I hate Mondays, and find it usually takes me a while to get into the day. So, because my 2 cups of coffee weren't jump starting me as fast as usual, I've been listening to this song on repeat. I've been dancing around to it all weekend in my apartment and it does a good job of getting me out of my funky moods. Just try and not tap your foot and wiggle in your chair while listening to this. Seriously, it's impossible. I dare you. 

January 28, 2011

Happy Friday!

It's Friday (sighs with pleasure).
 I'm all about the inspirational quotes and photos if you haven't already noticed from my Tumblr (<---visit!). 

I've been thinking a lot lately about how from the outside it appears I've completely started over in almost every aspect of my life, but on the inside I've been trying so hard to "start over" in my mind. That might not make sense to everyone, but it's pretty frustrating, not going to lie. The first picture kind of reminds me that it's all about me right now though. This is my time, and the "starting over" in my mind will happen in my own time, when I'm ready. 

Here's to 2011 and letting the "starting over" happen when it's supposed to. 

January 27, 2011

Pretty Things.

Things I've been loving this week:
Awesome storage bins with old library books as the front. Found via Jane Has A Job.
Adorable and creative wall decoration from Cupcakes and Cashmere. I think I might have to add it to my DIY list...
J.Crew's latest photo shoot has me wishing my bank account didn't look so dismal. I'd love her entire outfit...and well, the man standing next to her also. Please?
These homemade hardware necklaces. I'm not really feeling the bolt one, but the washer and ribbon one is adorable and again, will be added to my list to re-create. 
Another adorable outfit that I would like to be zapped straight into my closet please. Especially the printed shirt and classic skirt. Love. 

That's all I have for you on this ridiculously snowy Thursday. Did it take anyone else 45 mins of digging their car out of the snow before 3 men took pity on them and finally helped? No? Just me apparently. Hm. Lovely morning. 

January 25, 2011

Pardon the Dust...

...but the blog is currently under construction. While at first I really liked the look of my blog, I've decided recently I HATE it. The only problem with that is now I have to figure out how to make it look like it does inside my funny little head. OY. Needless to say, you might see some considerable changes, happening often, until I get it to the look the way I want. 

In the meanwhile, this is the song I currently have on repeat:

I just can't get enough of it. The voice, and lyrics are amazing.

January 24, 2011

Lusting For...

These incredible vintage hair pieces:

How amazing are all of these hair pieces from ban.do's black label. I found ban.do from the blog Slice of Pink and am just in love. If someone could just buy me those last 2 hair pieces...I'd be your bestest friend! 
K, thanks.

January 21, 2011

Happy Friday!

This is my Mantra moving forward into 2011. A lot of changes have happened recently, and I can't wait to see what this new year brings. I'm excited to see!

Happy Friday!

January 20, 2011

Pretty Things.

Things I've loved this week:

Neatly organized tights of all colors. I hope one day my tight collection will be as impressive as Kendi Everday's

Cutest little baby's room, but what I've fallen in love with is the chalkboard corner that says "All You Need Is Love". I'd love to stare at that in a corner of my apartment...

I need these shoes. Found on Bleubird Vintage

Lovely WORK space. The letters are adorable. 

As Blanaid so wonderfully puts it, "even if it didn't work out, you know it's possible. That's the only question to the 'love is..?' question, just that it's possible, that you can stay hopeful, and that's good enough for me."

Sip and Surprise!

How funny are these teacups? I just had to share them because they made me smile. I can just imagine serving tea or coffee to someone in these and seeing their reaction when they got a surprise half way down!

January 19, 2011

Speaking of Future Husbands...

Just add in some real diamonds and this could be quite lovely on my finger....


Hi all!
Woops, It's been too long since I've last posted. I've been working on getting back into the swing of normal life after the holidays, as well as dealing with some family things, so blogging took a back seat. However, I'm back with lots of new ideas for this blog and 2011!

First off, have you checked out my Tumblr yet? It started off one day to put out there what I've been feeling, but it's taking a turn to coincide more with this blog, as well as represent who I am and what I like. It's full of pretty words, images and clothing. I hope you check it out and enjoy!

Secondly, I found these images of the Love-Of-My-Life, Jon Hamm, on the blog the neo-tradionalist.

Damn, he is gorgeous. I think I've been staring at these for a solid majority of the last hour. There is no disputing how hot this man is. For your viewing pleasure:

(All images via the neo-tradionalist)

Hello future husband?

January 5, 2011

A Simply Pretty Life: Tumblr

So as I mentioned a few posts down, I love pictures and quotes...so much so that I can't really help but share ones that I love when I come across them on the internet. However, I don't want my blog to turn into just a re-posting of such things (though I will occasionally when I come across a particularly moving one).

So...(insert drumroll...) I STARTED A TUMBLR.

Now, many of you not in the social media/blogger/internet marketing industries might be saying...wtf is a Tumblr? Well my friends, basically its another blogging platform. However, it is especially designed for re-blogging images, quotes, and such that you find on other people's pages or blogs, and that you want to share. Basically it's just a place for me to collect things that I find that are pretty or speak to how I am feeling at the time, and want to share with all of you!

Check it out here: http://asimplyprettylife.tumblr.com/

January 4, 2011

Water For Elephants

So I've been meaning to write a little post about this for a while...but seeing as one of my favorite bloggers wrote about it, I also wanted to show all of you.
This summer I read one of the best books I have ever read, Water For Elephants by Sarah Gruen. I devoured it within 24 hours while on vacation, and am pretty sure it's going to be hard for another book to beat it. I can't say much more than just read it. Do it. Like...now. (Have you succumbed to my peer pressure yet? I hope so.)

While trolling around the internet a few weeks ago I found out this book has been made into a movie starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Well to say I was excited was an understatement. I immediately tweeted about the trailer (because that's everyone's first response to excitement right?) and made it known to everyone that would listen to me that I couldn't wait to see it. Well, now i'm doing the same to all of you! Here are some movie photos that finally led me to sharing the news:

(Photos from Being Brazen and Google images)

You can also watch the trailer HERE.

January 3, 2011

Quote of the week

I love quotes. I also love pictures. I love quotes on pictures even more. There's just something about a good quote that makes you think, feel, or reminisce. So, every week, i'm going to share a quote I like, maybe with a picture, maybe without. Anything that I find beautiful, or thought-provoking, explains how I'm feeling at the moment...or maybe just because!

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
-Kahlil Gibran

**sidenote, I cant promise i'll only limit myself to one a week. Sometimes I get carried away and just fall in love with too many not to share!