Filed under: FASHION | Tags: sunglasses, shades, men's sunglasses, men's shades, women's sunglasses
I rarely invest in quality sunglasses because I lose and abuse them, but warm weather has arrived (in Arizona) and nothing says summer like protecting the eyes from the way harsh sun. I personally prefer round lenses and quirky frames.
Ladies looking to stock up on some cheap-but-chic shades might prefer my picks for under $20: Opie Tortoise ($13), Black/Clear Circle ($15), Hollow-Out Silver-Tone Shades ($15.90), Maddie Sunglasses ($18).
Hi, friends. I’ve been so busy working, running my music website The Spec, helping mum with her cooking blog (coming soon), and enjoying life that I’ve neglected this blog. But, I’m happy to say: I’m back! Expect at least one post per week, from this point forward.
Filed under: INSPIRATION | Tags: inspiration quotes, jack kerouac, jack kerouac quotes, new years resolutions
I have a lot planned for the new year. The above Jack Kerouac quote says it all. If you’ve remained a follower of this blog despite its sporadic nature: thank you and stay tuned. I am sure 2013 will bring a much-needed consistency to WHAT SHE SAID. Until then, enjoy the holiday season, and take on 2013 with enthusiasm because a new years always feels like a fresh start, no?
Filed under: MUSIC | Tags: frenchkiss records, frenchkiss records bands, generationals, indie rock music, los angeles music, MUSIC, music documentaries, music journalism, races, races band, races interview, races the band, races the band interview, spectatour, the spec blog
A few weeks ago, myself and a couple ladies from my music website The Spec had the opportunity to spend time with the Los Angeles band Races as it toured with Generationals. We met with the band members after their Phoenix show at Crescent Ballroom and then followed (and rode in the van) with them to Tucson where they played at Club Congress.
Yes, it was as Almost Famous as it sounds.
Of course we documented the entire adventure and the result: SPECTATOUR, a five-part video series including one-on-one interviews, live show footage and a behind-the-scene look at life on the road.
CHECK IT OUT:
Filed under: FASHION | Tags: 90's fashion, etsy, grunge, hair clips, handmade, knit tanks, Napkin, pop culture fashion, retro, simpsons, Steve buscemi candle, sweaters, tote bags, vintage
I’ll admit it — I’m not adventurous when it comes to fashion. While I enjoy watching the coming and going of trends, I don’t normally participate. I love my basics. I cling to my neutrals. I shy away from most patterned clothing, despite my inclination toward straight lines (plaid, stripes – I love you).
With all that said, I raised an eyebrow when I came across NAPKIN on Etsy. The shop is filled with clothing and accessories that scream for attention. They are statement pieces with bright colors, prints, textures and several nods to pop culture. I’m not for all of the items, but even I could see myself sporting NAPKIN’s one-of-a-kind pieces.
Check out some of my favorites below…
Filed under: MUSIC | Tags: bbc, bombay bicycle club, bombay bicycle club live
I won tickets to a sold-out Vacationer / Bombay Bicycle Club show last week. It was amazing.
My music website The Spec has given me the opportunity to do a lot of cool things. With that said, I sometimes get so consumed with music for work that I miss out on listening to artists I know and love. Hence my tardy infatuation with Bombay’s 2011 release A Different Kind of Fix.
Any way, I saw BBC live and it’s worth mentioning that Jack Steadman is a joy to watch. I’ve never seen a musician so happy to be on stage. It’s refreshing. I have been listening to the band nonstop since the show. It’s to the point where I have trouble falling asleep because “Shuffle” is stuck in my head and I’ve had a few “private sessions” with Spotify because if people knew how much I listened to some of the songs on repeat, they’d legitimately be concerned.
The days since the show last week are a testament to the power of music. It can be uplifting.
Watch this, you might like it:
What music are you really into at the moment? Any recommendations?
Filed under: FASHION | Tags: ASOS, FASHION, FREE PEOPLE, J.Crew, lulus, modern vice jett boots, oak nyc, oxblood, oxblood is the new black, oxblood products
I don’t normally go crazy for trends, but I have to admit that I love the oxblood-is-the-new-black trend that seems to be leading us into the fall (hence my new blog background color). I love dark, rich red, purple and burgundy shades for lips, nails and clothes – très chic.
Are you diggin’ the oxblood season?
Read on to see examples of this trend in the form of products I love/want/NEED…