Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Decades of Fashion....

I just love fashion...so many era's and trends over the years.  It amazes me how often trends come back and reinvent themselves amongst people.

All these fashion iconic women kick ass and their style will continue to inspire and challenge me daily.

Dinah xo

Monday, April 29, 2013

A few random facts about yours truly.....

Hey hey!!!!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I feel so refreshed and ready to tackle on the week!

I wanted to do a post today that shares a little more about myself.  I have a lot of quirky ways about me and I thought sharing would be a fun way to get to know me a little.

 I have to smell everything I eat or drink beforehand.  I have been doing this since I was little and it's a habit that I will never break.  Sometimes if I love a certain food and it smells weird or different, I will not eat it.

 I have super crazy anxiety.  A lot of my dearest and closest know this about me.  I get super stressed if plans do not turn out how I imagined, if I am not on time somewhere (which means early for me)... You would think my house burned down with how I react....I get cray cray, but it's how I have always been.  
 I never wash my jeans...especially my designer ones.  I mean, if I had some spillage or a disaster I would of course clean them, but otherwise I don't because it always compromises the fabric.  You can judge me all you want. 

 I am TERRIFIED of praying mantis's....They are harmless lil' creatures but I cannot handle them.  I once was at a park reading on the grass and one just showed up next to me and I started running around and screaming like I was being chased by an axe murderer.  HAHA.... (It took every ounce of courage to post this picture).....
 I am HUGE fan of Alfred Hitchcock.  I recently watched the new movie starring Sir Anthony Hopkins who portrayed Hitch during the creation of "Psycho" and it blew me away.   I love how peculiar he was, and I LOVE all his old movies and especially "Alfred Hitchcock presents"  

 I don't mean to be mean about this one but....I always laugh when people fall in public.  I mean, OF COURSE if the person was hurt badly I would never make fun. I would do all I could to help....but let's be honest here, if I see someone fall and then the person looks around like "I hope no one saw me"  I WOULD DIE!!!!!!  I even laugh at myself when I fall in public....

 I have a weird soft spot for certain songs....meaning if I hear them I immediately get choked up and start crying for no reason.  Not sure if the songs are related to an unidentified memory that was painful for me, but one song in particular that I have to turn off if I hear is this.....maybe it's the lyrics...I have no idea.

 I cannot stand it when someone in the car is a "backseat driver".....It makes my blood boil!

Do any of you have any weird or quirky things about you that you would like to share?  I am so interested!!

xo Dinah

Friday, April 26, 2013

Never skip a beat...My Friday jam list!

My heart is skipping a beat for sure cause it's Friday!!!  Time to crank up the jams my friends.  Let's kick this shit into gear and get ready to dance shall we?

1. The Rolling Stones- Mixed Emotions
This is truly what "Moves like Jagger" look like....

2. MGMT- Electric Feel
This song always gives me electricity....

3. Neneh Cherry-Buffalo Stance
This is way old school and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

4. Nada Surf- Popular
This song always made me laugh, and its just a typical bad ass 90's grunge song!

5. Daft Punk-Voyager
This song is my ultimate favorite running jam

6. Kid Cudi- Pursuit of Happiness
Love the hell outta this song....

7. The Cure- Lullaby
I love the strange and obscure lyrics to this song...gives me the chills.

8. The Police-Every Breath You Take
I'll be watching you....sigh

9. A Perfect Circle- Judith
Damn straight....

10. The Smiths-How Soon Is Now?
Love blaring this in my car....

Have an amazing weekend my peeps!!

xo Dinah

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oh Jeffrey Campbell...will you marry me?

Just kidding, I am a happily married woman....however, Jeffrey Campbell shoes are my obsession....I cannot get enough.  If I could afford it, I would have every pair of JC's in my closet.

Here are my current obsessions (sigh) hehe.

Jeffrey Campbell

Today is my Friday because tomorrow I am taking the day off to do my friend Anne's hair and makeup for her BIG day!! She is getting married and I am so excited for her.... Check y'all later!!! xo Dinah

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Messy Project reveal....

I am so stoked to reveal this stellar and kick ass project!  I was so freaking excited when I was given the opportunity to be involved in this month's Messy Project!  It's an amazing way for each of us to express ourselves fashion wise.  I don't follow every trend, and I tend to dress like a punk rocker and when I discovered the super beautiful Kelly I just had to get a spot on this project...she is amazing!

I know from my personal styling experience that a lot of people have trouble styling certain items. They may look at a top and instantly think "I can't wear that...what would I do with that"?  So I wanted to find a fun way to interact with other bloggers incorporating fashion help. Something to convey who we are and show our style. To put our creative minds to work. To challenge us to step outside the box.  To express our inner fashionista. To show people the different ways to style an item depending on your body type and you.
                                                      -Kelly @ MessyDirtyHair 

The Deal:
1 Item
5 Girls
5 Different Looks
1 Major Blog Post Day

My talented hubby was able to capture these images for me.  We just drove around downtown Richmond and he had the "eye" to pick the spots to show off my Messy piece :).  

I chose to pair my tunic with:
Distressed black jeggings 
Black wedges
triple layer bib necklace
Ottoman Rib Tube Top

Take a look friends and let me know your thoughts.....

I cannot express how much fun this project this was.  I am very happy and feel so fortunate to have been joined with the other fabulous ladies who are dressing up this piece in their own way, everyone's individual take on styling this piece just gives me such a great feeling of happiness! 

Be sure to check out the other fantastic ladies's on how they chose to style up this piece and what accessories they chose to express themselves. 

And of course the bad ass Kelly @MessyDirtyHair

Hope you enjoyed loves!!!   Kelly is continually keeping this project going and she also has other mini projects that she features on her blog as well....if you are interested, please check it out and put yourself out there!

We all can express ourselves in our own way and be beautiful!  This is a great example that we  all have a different, and cool sense of style!

Dinah xo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Everything has beauty.....

We all have so much beauty because of our differences :-)
So many people have inspired me to be creative today....I only hope one day I can instill inspiration to another person.
Being a hair designer, this is such a cool quote and opens up so many doors of being an artist.
Such truth to this......

Happy Tuesday loves....and remember, stay tuned for tomorrow's big project reveal and for more info check out the amazing Kelly @ MessyDirtyHair

Dinah xo

Monday, April 22, 2013

Feeling inspired...Great Gatsby style

I am freaking ecstatic for this version to come out....the music, the costumes, THE HAIR AND MAKEUP (swoon) everything about this is giving me goosebumps!!!!  

Hope you all had a fab weekend!!!!!!

xo Dinah

Friday, April 19, 2013

Crash into me...celebrating 5 years of marriage with my love.....

Hi lovers and Happy weekend xoxo

I am interrupting this regularly scheduled Friday music jams list.  Today is a special day!  It marks my husband Eric and I's 5 year wedding anniversary.  I love this man unconditionally and he is the best friend I could ever ask for.  Marriage can definitely have its ups and downs, but we have come so far in our relationship and honestly I cannot imagine my life with out him in it!  Our song that meant the most to us and gave me goosebumps will always be......

1. Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me

This was our "Vogue" serious pose....hehe!

This was the best day of our lives....I get teary eyed just thinking on how much happiness and love were surrounding us that day.  We had our close families and a few close friends witness and it was so simple but perfect!

We married in Savannah, Georgia and that magical place will always be so close to our hearts.

Happy Anniversary babe, I love you!

xo Dinah

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I am excited to get messy with The Messy Project!!!!

Happy Thursday friends, almost the weekend again and I ain't complaining!!!

I am stoked to be part of a project called "The Messy Project".  It's a monthly project that is featured each month at the amazing Kelly from MessyDirtyHair's blog.  It features 4 other bloggers (5 if you include Kelly) and she chooses an article of clothing whether it'd be a blouse, a dress, a pair of pants and she does not tell you what she chooses.  You receive the item of her choice and it's up to each of us to step outside of our comfort zones and challenge ourselves "fashion" wise.  A chance to eliminate the normalcy of what we normally wear and just have fun with something new and exciting.  The BIG REVEAL is next Wednesday, April 24th!!!  I cannot wait for you all to see.   My lips are sealed right now so if you ask for any hints, nice try ain't happening!

I am really happy to be a part of this month's MESSY project with these lovely ladies!  Mia from http://www.thechroniclesofchaos.com,  Ashley from http://www.ohwellsinstead.com, Kelsey from http://amuseinpurple.blogspot.com,  and of course Kelly from Messy Dirty Hair!!!!

Stay tuned friends!!!

xo Dinah

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oh the HORROR.....

"Their all gonna laugh at you".....

1, 2 Freddy's comin' for you...
So I would like to share a little piece of info about me that many people find surprising.....I am a HORROR movie freak.  Yep, it is true.  I would rather watch a horror film over a romantic comedy hands down.  It all started when I was little (probably too little I might add).  My dad would allow my brother and I to watch them and even though I would have nightmares every night I just became so drawn to the thrill so to speak!!!  My cousin Jess and I would watch marathons of horror films and would have to sleep with the light on sometimes, LOL

I like the idea of being at home and eating endless amount of snackies and being scared shit less when I watch a movie.  I am a fan of just about everything you can imagine.  Stalkers and psychopaths, vampires, witches, werewolves, clowns, etc...you name it!!!!   Sometimes I even appreciate the super cheesy films so I can get a good laugh out of it.  Most of my family and friends cannot understand why I am obsessed.

This is probably my most favorite scary movie scene ever.....scares me the same way every time I watch......

Call me a weirdo, but I am a fanatic of the HORROR......read and watch "If you dare"....hehe

xo Dinah

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pure nature and love.....

Pure nature and hiking with my hubby Eric.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time.

We were trying to see if our tree climbing skills were legit...hehe

We drove about 1.5 west of Richmond to the beautiful Crabtree Falls located in the George Washington National Forest in Nelson County, Virginia.  Crabtree Falls is also one of the tallest sets of waterfalls in the US east of the Mississippi River.  The hike was about 1.7 miles up the mountain and the view once you got to the top was incredible!!!  We took our time and enjoyed the scenery and the weather.  It's so nice to know that we have so much beauty and nature so close to where we live....

Love ya's
Dinah xo

Monday, April 15, 2013

Do you like Pina Coladas and gettin caught in the rain??

It's that time of year again peeps!  Warmer weather, yummy and refreshing cocktails, longer days, the beach, the pool and swimsuits....OMG it's almost swimsuit season!!   I am no longer a sun goddess but I always love getting a new bathing suit for the season, I mean come on why not??!!!!  I always imagine the song "Escape" (Pina Colada Song) in my head when I am looking for a new suit...haha!!!!   I am always looking for something bold and edgy and these are definitely my favorite picks for the season!!!   All of these are available at Urban Outfitters.

I am a life long lover of my black Ray Ban Wayfarers....but these are hot!!!!!!!

Hope all of you had an amazing weekend!!!!

Dinah xo