March 30, 2012

Let It Sway

"Head low but you gotta let it sway / no miracle gonna happen when you feel that way / bent up but you gotta let is way / no firecracker in the dark gonna light your way / blow own but you gotta let it sway / c'mon now c'mon c'mon," excerpt from Let it Sway by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

For years I've looked to music to act as a healing tool. The right song can totally uplift my mood, and the wrong song (for the time) can totally bring me down. Lately I've been really loving singing along to lots of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Jack's Mannequin (as mentioned the other day), Stars (when am I not obsessed with Stars though?), and The Strokes (Room on Fire came on in Urban the other day and I might have belted out the whole song while standing in the sale section). In my moments of darkness, I'm truly thankful for those sweet songs that really know how to turn my mood around.

My passion for makeup and pretty eyeshadows has also been adding some brightness to my days lately. This olive color from M.A.C. is among some of my recent favorites. I wasn't too sure at first that the color olive would go good with my skin tone, but I'm really loving the pop it brings to my eyes.

I've also been finding comfort in simple, yet chic ensembles. Nothing makes me feel more like myself then a sweet scarf, my favorite skinnies, and a darling pair of clog sandals to round it off. I swear, I'm a creature of habit.

I'm super excited to be getting lunch with my sweet cousin and aunt this afternoon. I might have to also treat myself to an iced coffee, and I plan on continuing with my productivity streak (that is, if I don't get sidetracked from watching more makeup videos, and taking in the fact that I need to make some big decisions regarding my grad school program SOON).

What are you up to today? What's your favorite uplifting, or even sad music? XO

Outfit details:
Shirt: Target
Jeans: Levi's
Bracelets: Kate Spade & vintage


  1. Beautiful outfit and make-up! You really rock. <3 I know exactly what you mean about music... When I'm happy and/or wanna relax, I listen to Inkubus Sukkubus. They are SO energetic and yet relaxing in one and definitely feel good music. If I'm mad, or just need a good head-bangin' I listen to something like Green Day, Avril Lavigne and a whole playlist of random songs that I like. I also call them party music... They can go either way. :P

    I also have romantic songs, songs that just make me smile (many are often Disney...) and a very few sad songs that I listen to when I need to remember something or wallow.

  2. I love Stars! I discovered them while listening to "All Songs Considered" on NPR. Their newest album is my favorite; "Changes" in particular.