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Distant City Lights

In the past year I have relocated a bit closer to the heart of the city and I can honestly say that my obsession with the blurry distant city lights has grown even stronger.

I find myself getting totally distracted from whatever mundane task that I am doing only to realize that I’ve spent an absurd amount of time staring out my window while watching the dancing city lights.

Here are a few of the most recent photos that I have been obsessing over.

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(All images are from We Heart It)

I swear all of the above pictures have at one point been either a background or home screen for either my work computer, my personal laptop or my iPhone…like I said, I am obsessed!!

Also, I wanted to share a photo that I was able to capture on my iPhone the other day.  My friend and I were walking around the city as the sun was setting and I was able to capture my own blurry city lights!!

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Here is to more city light gazing!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Medical Skeleton Graphics + Fashion = Perfect Combo!

So I whole heartily blame my mother for my most recent obsession with curiosities and oddities!

Awhile back she had introduced me to a television show regarding the buying and selling of oddities thinking that I would find it fascinating…and boy was she right!!  Now I am not into the truly strange or morbid oddities.  I find that I am definitely drawn towards the more girly and feminine curiosities of this world.

Now perhaps it is due to the nature of my work, but I have been noticing more and more old school medicinal skeleton graphics showing up on clothing and I am loving it!!!

Check out these super cute tops…

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(All images are from We Heart It)

I love how a simple skeleton graphic can instantly turn a rather basic t-shirt or sweatshirt into an edgier piece.  And I also love how this look totally fits into that whole Rocker Chic trend that I have been loving and blogging about lately.  Ugh, I am mad lusting over both of these tops right now.

I will keep you posted on my ever growing curiosity collection!!

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Anne of Green Gables 2.0

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE the Anne of Green Gables series!  I pretty much wore out my old VCR taped copies of these movies as a child.  And still till this day I love to quote me some “Anne Shirley” every once and awhile. ;)

Recently, I was scouring the internet for some fashion inspiration and came across this image on We Heart It…

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How Anne of Green Gables are these girls?!  I love all the detailed lace on the dresses…the cute straw hats with the black bow ribbon…and that lace parasol!!  I just love this image and just had to share!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

“It’s not what the world holds for you. It’s what you bring to it.”  -Anne Shirley

Cheers!

-Michelle

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Hawaii 3.0

I can hardly believe it, but I am actually headed back to Hawaii in a few short days!

I hadn’t even made it completely back home from my last Maui trip (technically I was in the Portland airport catching my connecting flight up to Seattle) when my best friend called to tell me that she just got engaged and that I would be headed back to Maui just a few short months later for her wedding!

Now I have been looking forward to this vacation, but I really haven’t been thinking about it nonstop. So when I looked at my calendar today and realized that I will be leaving in a matter of days…I kinda freaked out for a second.

There are so many last minute things still left to do…like getting a new pair of sunglasses and replenishing all my travel sized toiletries. Oh, and I still need to firm up the travel itinerary and then there is the dreaded packing…ugh!

But when all is said and done…I will get to see my beautiful best friend get married, many tropical cocktails will be consumed, and there will definitely be some much needed one on one time with me and the beach. I am so excited! Mahalo!

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Cheers!

-Michelle

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Early Bird

I am nearly done with all of my Christmas shopping and let me just say…it feels so good!

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I was able to knock out most of my gift list.  I think with a little preparation before Thanksgiving…creating a list with presents I planned on buying and where I was going to get them, and many hours checking online deals…I was able to stay within budget and get everyone gifts I think they will all love!

So with that said, I now only have a few more “food” gifts that will need to be picked up right before Christmas , but besides those I am done!!  Woot!

Now come the challenging part…gift wrapping and figuring out how I am going to pack everything in my suitcase! >_<

Can’t wait to be home to place everything under a sparkly, orby lighted tree!

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 Cheers!

Michelle

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It’s December Already!

Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  It’s already December and Christmas is just around the corner!!!  No joke, kind of freaking out here…but in a good way!! :)

There is something so magical about the whole Christmas season!  From meeting up with friends for holiday parties to bundling up and venturing into the city to find the most perfect present for a family member…I truly love it all!

But perhaps one of my most favorite things about the holidays is the simple act of walking downtown in the evening, looking at all of the lovely Christmas lights strung about in the trees.  It’s like you’re walking in a movie or something.  I love those soft orbs of light that can be seen from blocks away.

Here is what I am talking about…..

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Ah, perfection!  Can’t wait for Christmas!!

 On a side note…I am truly sorry for not blogging lately.  I have been a little crazed with work and social activities, so I really haven’t turned on my laptop in a couple of weeks.  But thank you all for your emails and messages asking when I would return with a new post!  I will try and be more on the ball! :)

 Cheers!

-Michelle

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Well ain’t she fancy!

Ok, so I need EVERYTHING in this picture!!

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 I need the bunny, the leather gloves, and the embellished jacket!

I would also like for someone to come by and set my hair in soft romantic waves…all while standing by some body of water looking all model-like.

Now if I had ALL that going on…I could officially classify myself as “fancy.”

 Well I hope you all are having a fabulous and fancy Saturday!

 Cheers!

-Michelle

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Straight Backpack Stuntin’

Check out my cute new pink backpack!!

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Doesn’t it look like I am ready to go back to school? :)

I have actually been on the lookout for a backpack that is small and light enough to pack into my suitcase for my upcoming Hawaii trip.  So when I spotted this bag at Urban Outfitters, I knew that it would work well for hikes but would be large enough to use as a beach bag as well.  Plus I love the super whimsical bird and floral print!!!

And check out how neatly it folds up into the front pouch!!

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 Now, get this…this bag was on sale for $10.00, but they were having a 30% Labor Day Sale.  So I only paid $7.00.  Loves it!!!!!!

 Cheers!

-Michelle

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Maui Bound!

In less than a week I will be laying on the sandy beaches of Maui, soaking in the sun, and drinking many-many tropical cocktails.  I can hardly wait!

And honestly, this vacation couldn’t come at a better time.  I’ve been feeling so burnt out due to work and my busy schedule that I am in dire need of some rest and relaxation! :)

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I have never been to Maui, so I am really excited to explore the island and see what it has to offer.  I am traveling with my whole family and we have numerous fun adventures in store.  I will try and blog about what we are up to and whatnot…but until then…

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Cheers!

-Michelle

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City View

Now we all have some sort of picture in our head of what our dream home may look like.  For some it maybe a beautiful two story home with a white picket fence out in the suburbs; or it might even be a peaceful cottage in the country with a wrap around porch.

But for me, I have always gotten the “warm and fuzzy’s” over the thought of living in a high rise condo in the heart of some big metropolitan city.  Someplace that has large windows to gaze out onto the streets to see people coming and going during the day and to watch the little light orbs of street traffic moving at night.

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(All pictures are from We Heart It.)

There is something so awesome about city living…I think it has to do with all of the “life” that you are constantly surrounded by.  People constantly coming in, and people constantly going out…

Cheers!

-Michelle

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