Thursday, May 21, 2009

really iTunes, really??!

Since when did purchasing a single song on iTunes cost $1.29?! I mean, maybe I haven't purchased in a few weeks, maybe a month, but you raised the price by 30 cents?! That's a freakin' 30% increase. I mean, I try to be an honest citizen and pay for my music, I never steal, and I know maybe since we are in tough economic times maybe not many people are buying music right now? I don't know, but I was quite peeved when halfway through downloading my 9 songs this morning I realized that I just paid $1.29 for each of them. GAH! Even if I had noticed the price increase, I still would have bought them, I just don't understand why such a giant increase in the rate. A dollar a song seemed like a nice little deal.

Oh well, good thing I have this wonderful weather to keep my spirits high. And some wonderfully new, expensive songs to keep my ears happy. And a 3 day weekend with Mr. Q, followed by a 3 day work week, followed by another 3 day weekend with Mr. Q spent in my hometown. I am beside myself with excitement. So, in your face, iTunes.

**Update** So Mr. Q told me that iTunes raised the price on all music except the Indie category. What a pile of a crap, it's not as though the price in Indie songs went down, you just get them at the old price of 99 cents.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

it takes me back

You know how sometimes, you taste something or smell something, and that taste/smell takes you back to sometime in your memories that until that moment you had completely forgotten about? Whenever I eat Yoplait mixed berry flavored yogurt, it takes me back to my 2nd grade cafeteria because I used to pack that in my lunch. Recently when I was home, I used some of my Mom's Mary Kay night cream. The smell of that night cream takes me back to childhood. It's the way my Mom always smelled every night as she read to me and then tucked me in. Smelling that cream reminds me of her in her cream colored velour robe and reading this book every single night. My Mom let me bring the cream back to NYC with me so that when I' m feeling homesick or lonely I can always be reminded of that scent. It's weird how the senses function like that, isn't it? Do you ever have those moments?

I was going through some of my old pictures and came across this. Whoever this is, looks so fresh and chic. I love the simplicity of the outfit. My favorite part is her clutch. I love finding vintage leather report cases or briefcases and using them as clutches. The worn in color of the leather is the perfect compliment to her look.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!

Dear Mom-

Happy Mother's Day! I wish more than anything that I was there to spend it with you. We could get dolled up and go to church with Papa Clyde. Then stuff ourselves full of queso and veggie fundido at El Vallarta. Then roll ourselves home and watch marathons of Snapped or some other ridiculous show while we ohh and ahh over my baby pictures and everything that Maggie does. I would make you cupcakes that are just as good as those that I made for Easter. Mostly, I just wish I could spend the day with you. Doing whatever you wanted. You're the bestest Mom ever!

I love you.

Lea Anne

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What was your favorite?

Look from the Met Costume Institute Gala? Mine was definitely Ashley Olsen in The Row. She looked stunning, and her dress was beyond words amazing. How fabulous must it feel to wear something that you designed yourself? I am also really diggin' her new hair, so chic!

I also really loved MK's look from a luncheon she attended. I'm swooning over her hot pink mini and leather jacket look.

So I was super stoked when I picked up the June issue of Marie Claire and saw this spread:

Detailing a HOT PINK MINI SKIRT from H&M! Yay for the look for less. I scooped up this mini last night after work and cannot wait to wear it. Hopefully on a hot date with Mr. Q this weekend, maybe dinner and a movie? Maybe thai food and The Wackness? *hint hint*

All MKA images from this post from

Friday, May 1, 2009

blast from the past: silly putty

While cleaning out my desk the other day, I came across this little gift package from FedEx that included this purple silly putty which promptly took over my life this week. I cannot keep my hands off this stuff! It's quite addicting. I used to get silly putty eggs in my Easter basket when I was a kid, but I don't remember it ever being this fun. The top picture looks like the Magic Schoolbus right?! You know, that cartoon that used to come on PBS in the afternoons! And the bottom showcases my pretzel making skills, which have gotten better with each day! Do you think Auntie Anne's would hire me?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

highlight of my week

Yesterday when I was walking home from work on 6th Avenue, I spotted none other than La Lanphear! Yes, Kate Lanphear! I couldn't believe my eyes, and for those of you who don't know, whenever I see anyone famous, even if they are a total z-lister, I get really starstruck!! It's weird. Like they're aliens from some other planet. I don't know why I get like this, but it NEVER fails. Anyways, she looked totally chic as ever, and I didn't get a big look at her face as her hair was blocking it while she was looking at her blackberry. But nonetheless, I SAW KATE LANPHEAR!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

street style

apparently i have street style. check it out here. that's what the impromptu photoshoot was for.