Wake Me Up When September Ends | Leather Shorts and Red Clutch

Hello gorgeous readers!

Today is the last day of September and that always makes me a bit sad. Out here in DC people like to joke and say that we only have two seasons: Summer and Winter. Sometimes I feel it's somewhat true - our fall and springs are so short. So when September ends and October begins, I think to myself, "Winter is coming" all Ned Stark style (high fives for a Game of Thrones reference, anyone?)

Book Club: Game of Thrones

Hello lovelies!

Today I wanted to talk about a book that has been insanely popular - Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

I got into the TV show at the urge of my friends who said it's nothing like anything they've ever seen before. I admit, I didn't like the first episode too much but I pushed through and now I'm addicted. I seriously sat down one weekend and went through the entire show in two days. Once I finished that up, I went into Game of Thrones withdrawal and while I now eagerly await the start of the fourth season, I figured I should fill in the time slot with reading the book series that started it all.

Game of Thrones is actually the title of the first book but the book series is called The Song of Ice and Fire. If you like being happy and you like seeing the heroes and heroines win all the time, I would say this series is perhaps not for you. While I'm currently reading the fourth book in the series, I can only advise you all that if you do choose to read the books, don't get too attached to any one character because mostly likely, that is when they will die. The writer is evil - he will make the characters so likable and make them appear to be central to the story and then just kill them off in one fell stroke. And yet I can't stop reading!

In case you haven't seen the show, Game of Thrones is a fantasy book that takes place in a land called Westeros. There are kings, queens, knights, princes, princesses, and lords and all the other archetypes that you would imagine a fantasy novel would have. What makes to book stand out is how deeply the author delves into characterizing every single person that he creates. He gives everyone a voice and a story and you honestly can't help but get sucked into his world.

Embrace the Hair! | Maxi skirt and Short Hair

Happy Monday beautiful readers!

Full disclosure - I was just a tad sad when I cut my hair. It was a little shorter than I really wanted it to be so I kept it up so people wouldn't notice how strange I thought it looked. Today, though, I wanted to highlight it - short hair is beautiful! Never really was attached to my hair - I think I was just shocked by how different I looked is all. Today, I will embrace it!

Pop of Florals | Floral Skirt and Shades of Coral

It's finally Friday, loves! Are you excited for the weekend?

I'm gonna be honest with you guys, I've kind of been avoiding blogs that are covering NYFW just because it gets to be way too much. The shows I want to see, I go check them out online but seeing them covered by all the big blogs... well everything starts to repeat because they all end up going to the same shows. 

International Beauty Swap

Hi loves! Sorry for the late post but I just had to share this with you!

I participated in an international beauty swap with the beautiful Jenny from Freya's Fashion Chapter. I sent her American products and she sent me all these wonderful things from the UK. It was seriously like Christmas had come early when I opened her package - All the things she sent me are wonderful! So, without further ado, here are the products I received:

Dress Up, Dress Down | Peplum and Boyfriend Jeans

Happy Wednesday, loves!

I love the idea of juxtaposing elements - feminine and masculine or polished and casual - You can make such interesting outfits thinking this way. That was sort of the idea with this outfit. A girly peplum top with loose boyfriend jeans, black and white, topped with gold-toned accessories. What do you guys think?

Winding Down | Midi Skirt and Polka Dots

Happy Saturday lovelies! Are you having a good weekend?

It's been one loong week full of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating but you know what I mean :] That's sort of my explanation for the lack of posts this week. As many of you know I work in politics and it's been quite a week for American politicians and their staffers.