Little Red Riding Hood

So I took an accidental hiatus. I just needed to reset myself, and get to where I was feeling good enough to get in front of the camera again. But then I found these photos from before all the snow, and decided that they needed to be posted.

I’m a huge fan of fairy tales, and found this coat in the back of my closet when getting dressed and immediately thought of little red riding hood. I’m actually pretty sure I was heading off to my parents house, so that’s even better. I can’t for the life of me remember why I stopped wearing it because it’s about 7 years old and I haven’t worn it in about 4 years.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Little Red Riding Hood

Coat: Wet Seal, Tee: Soffee, Jeans: Gap Boots: H&M

Fashion and Happy Things!   Little Red Riding Hood

Necklace: Jewelmint Hair: Color Ion Skye Blue Nails: Nails Inc Baker Street

Fashion and Happy Things!   Little Red Riding Hood

On My Face: Sonja Kashuk Foundation, The Balm Frat Boy Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Makeup Forever Mascara, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Nars Eyeliner, Nars Dragon Girl

I absolutely adore these photos. It’s one of the perks of being married to a guy who knows his way around a camera.

Also I kinda really miss the days when it was warm enough to be outside, let alone take photos like this.

Stylish Sunday’s: Blue

Recently I decided to do some experimenting and ended up completely changing my hair color.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Blue

Coat: Delia’s (going out of business, so check out their sales) Scarf: Forever 21

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Blue

Sweater: H&M (same one from my last post, I don’t care if that’s a faux pas it’s such a cozy sweater) Dress as skirt: H&M Tights: HUE Booties: Old Navy

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Blue

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturzier, Nars Deep Throat Blush Marc Jacob The Lolita Palette, Makeup Forever Lipstick, Smashbox Ultra Violet, Hourglass Rose Liquid Lipstick,

Necklace : H&M

Nails: Nails Inc

I’m really in love with the blue shade, and it’s a good thing to because it was a huge hassle to get here from purple.


What color would you dye your hair?

Wattpad and After

So if you’ve been on the internet really at all the last couple of years, I’m sure that you’ve managed to hear of Fanfic, however if you haven’t, Fanfic or Fan Fiction is where fans write fictional stories about either characters from movies, books, or their favorite celebrities. Some of these stories are decent, some are so horrible you cringe, and then there are stories that make you realize that person should be a writer. Fanfic that deserves to be published.

That’s where websites like Wattpad come in. You can post your stories on Wattpad from your phone, computer or tablet and almost instantly get feedback from your readers. Or if you’re a lover of Fanfic, you can search out stories inspired by your favorite celebrities or characters. Or stories about magic, vampires, or anything else you can dream of.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Wattpad and After

Anna Todd is one of Wattpads success stories, her fanfic inspired by One Directions Harry Styles had so many readers that she got the attention of Gallery Books which is an off shoot of Simon & Schuster who published the novel for sale on October 21st 2014. Prior to that it had been garnered over 1 billion views on wattpad. Pretty amazing for a story written almost entirely from her phone.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Wattpad and After

I haven’t had a chance to read After yet but I’m really curious to see what it’s like. I will be posting a full review when I’ve finished it.

Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Have I ever mentioned how much I love flannel shirts? No?

Okay well I love them because they’re soft and they’re cozy and they make me feel stupidly snuggly and very 90’s grunge at the same time. And I love Grunge.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Flannel: Forever 21, Striped Tee: Victoria’s Secret, Pants: H&M, Shoes: H&M

These were actually taken before my Thanksgiving photo’s and I’m 100% certain that I was just running errands for thanksgiving.

Do you notice the Howl monster trying to hide behind me?

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Hair: Color Ion Fuchsia and Lavender, thrown up into a messy bun.

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation, Nars Deep Throat Blush, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Makeup Forever Aqua Liner, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, NYX Snow White Lipstick, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Hightlighter, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette,

The Post about dying my hair will be up this week, probably on Tuesday, and then I have a couple other posts that I have planned, including a tiny makeup haul.


Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

I love this photo because it has both mine and Howl’s feet in it, like he wanted to show off his feet too.

Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve

Mary Lambert’s new Album Heart On My Sleeve is out today and you need it in your life.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve

*I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.  .

When I received this album I was insanely excited and it did not disappoint. Not only does Mary Lambert have a beautiful voice, but she’s an amazing lyricist. She covers everything from heartbreak, to being proud of who you are, and new love. The whole album is beautiful but some of the tracks really stuck out to me.

The first track Secrets is definitely my favorite and I can fully see why she made it the single. If you’ve missed it on the radio you can listen to it below.

I can easily picture this on a playlist titled Summer Fun. Like All About That Bass, and Try it promotes loving yourself as you, but it’s more positive overall. It’s insanely catchy and has been stuck in my head since I first heard it, in the best possible way.

The next track that really struck me as something special was Dear One. Putting a poem on a album is something you’d expect from someone like Emilie Autumn or on the other side of the spectrum Tim Minchin. Short, but passionate the emotions in her voice are encompassing. Full of promise, hope and love. While not generally expected, it’s perfect and it’s by far my most played.

Her cover of Jesse’s Girl by Rick Springfield, is stunning. Her voice is absolutely haunted on this track. She truly expresses the pain of unrequited love, making you really feel it, even if you never have. This is something that the more upbeat original version seems to miss out on. A song that makes me think of my childhood, this felt both familiar and fresh at the same time.

The last track that truly struck me as something worth talking about is the title track Heart On My Sleeve. A song for the start of love, it’s pop-y and upbeat. The magic of this song is that it perfectly captures new love, and all the hope we have for it at the beginning. This is something you can dance around your kitchen too, and would fit in flawlessly on that Summer Fun playlist I mentioned earlier.

Those are just my four favorites, the entire album is amazing. Mary Lambert said she set out to create an album that was Catchy, Fun and impacted the world positively, and I’m certain she succeeded. Heart On My Sleeve was inspired by the things that effected Mary Lambert the most, a huge breakup, signed to a major label, learning to be independent and meeting the woman of her dreams.

I think everyone should head to iTunes or Amazon right now an pick up this album. Every track is absolutely amazing.