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New Mad Men Promos! Eeeee!


Lesley Gore, Teenage Voice of Heartbreak, Dies at 68

Leslie Gore was one of the girl group greats and a strong feminist. I feel so lucky to have seen her in 2011 and will always cherish that memory. My go-to karaoke song has always been "You Don't Own Me" and I'm sure it'll stay that way. As my favorite singers get older, it breaks my heart to see them go. 

How to Wear Vintage Clothing Without Looking Like You're Wearing a Costume

Brittany shows us how to make a lovely flower broach. It's such a fantastic DIY!

Pro Tips: How To Keep Your Shoes In Tip-Top Shape

Dress My Age? Hell No, Say These Inspiring Senior Women

I also adore this DIY!

Can we travel the country in one of these please?

How Sia’s Videos and Performances Got Choreographed

It takes an imaginative person to create those dances.

21 Times Katy Perry Dressed As Food

My friend created a few of these amazing food designs!

This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries

Painter immortalizes last meals of 600 prisoners put to death

This was beautiful and fascinating.

48 Times Tumblr Was Funny About Animals

I laughed ridiculously hard at this on a day I really needed it.

The Definitive Ranking Of Dog Breeds

Meet Some Of The Hardest Working Dogs In The World

If “Friends” Had Been Set In 2015

Relatable: 12 Problem All Latinos Who Don't Speak English Will Understand

8 Steps on How to Choose to be Happier

Parks and Recreation ended recently and we all know how I feel about that so here's a slew of articles, homages and positive think pieces (who knew that existed?!) about the show.
I was super saddened to hear about the death of Parks and Recreation writer Harris Wittels. A friend of mine recommended I listen to this podcast he did, which was pretty great.

This is a great recap that emphasizes the touching importance of this show. 

I also really enjoyed this article about the idealism the show leaves behind. 

The cast reunited on Late Night and the interview is amazing. It definitely made me shed a few tears. I'm not sure if there's ever been a more positive cast. 

Lastly, I leave you with this amazing article: A Leslie Knope in a World Full of Liz Lemons. We should all strive to be more like Leslie Knope, someone passionate about their job and an amazing friend.

Outtakes From My Photo Shoot For BUST Magazine!

Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
If you follow my instagram, you might've seen that I'm in this month's BUST Magazine. Yay! Here are some of my favorite outtakes from the photo shoot by Arden Wray. Pick up the issue at your nearest bookstore to read my interview for "Fashion Nation" and shop similar style items!

Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray

Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray
Twee Vally High, BUST Magazine, Photos by Arden Wray

Photos by Arden Wray

Happy (Super Duper Belated) Valentine's Day

Twee Valley High // Happy Valentine's Day!
I had a doggie emergency that day so Valentine's Day was put on hold. Since then, we've celebrated by switching food duties for a night. I made the main course, lasanga, and Jason made a giant no-bake peanut butter cup (yum!).  We also went to dinner at Hotel Chantelle, which has some super delicious appetizers fyi. I comissioned this amazing illustration by Morgane Carlier, who came highly recommended by a variety of bloggers. It came out so amazing!

Twee Valley High // Happy Valentine's Day!
Twee Valley High // Happy Valentine's Day!

The Stages of Grief As I Watched Parks and Recreation's Series Finale

"I'm ready, let's watch this!"

"Aww this is fun...hi Ann! It's Ann!!!"

"Let's be dignified about this..."

"Here's to a show that made me laugh more times than I can count. Goodbye Pawnee, you will be missed."

"Hold me."

A Snowy Day in Brooklyn

Weather is crazy in NYC. Temperatures are lower than ever, yet here I am, a crazy person staging a snowy photo shoot. Despite the cold, I'm really happy with these photos. It was gorgeous on my roof and the snow, untouched, kept falling in such a whimsical fashion. 

These dresses come courtesy of Unique Vintage. I'm especially in love with the polka dot dress, which I wore to a fashion week show. I was wary of cap sleeves and possible waist pleats, but turns out the dress is super flattering and surprisingly floaty. It made me want to spin about, which you can see from the photos below. It's also really comfortable, which is fairly important to me. 

The hat is one of my favorite things I own. Jason gave it to me when we first started dating. I mentioned in passing that I always wanted one and he set out to find the best leopard pill-box. It was a darling surprise that I have yet to forget. It's also the perfect statement piece and wonderful in winter weather. 

My second look has adorable hearts all over. I'm not a huge fan of the stretchy fabric, but the print more than makes up for it, plus the front has some flattering ruching. It's great for the winter season when I can pair a dress with a cardigan and tights.

This is my second entry as part of the Unique Vintage Style Society. I'm still honored they asked and I'm glad to be part of such a positive campaign. Some of my favorite bloggers have also partnered with UV, like Chronically Vintage and The Soubrette Brunette. Definitely check out their posts and follow the #iamunique hashtag on Instagram. 

What I Wore
Hat: Vintage
Tights: HUE via Macy's
Bangle: Salvation Army
Coat: Vintage via Goodwill
Coat Broach: Modern Girl Blitz
Heart Broach: Handmade by me
Shoes: Rachel Antonoff for BASS 
Purse: Erin Fetherston for Target
Polka dot dress: c/o Unique Vintage
Heart dress: c/o Unique Vintage

This post has been sponsored. All opinions are my own.