Monday, October 31, 2011

Music Monday Halloween edition

Happy Halloween everyone! And a belated Happy Birthday to myself(it was yesterday). Halloween has definitely always been my favorite holiday. This year I celebrated at a party on Saturday, dressed as a panda. I didn't get any pictures, but trust me, I was adorable.

So for this week's installment of Music Monday, I of course had to pick a Halloween song. I chose a song from Nightmare before Christmas(how could I not?), but this one has a twist. There is a CD called Nightmare Revisited which features famous rock groups performing the NBC soundtrack with their own personal touch, and the results are pretty flippin' awesome.

Nightmare Revisited- Sally's Song by Amy Lee

Monday, October 24, 2011

Music Monday/When I believe in you, I believe in me

For the past few days I've been rehearsing a dance for my friend's choreography class assignment. It's a really cool piece with a slightly creepy, avant-garde feel. It's short, but I really like it. And since the song has been stuck in my head all weekend, I thought I would share it with you all.

Inner- My Philosophy

I also found a different version of the song here if you want to check that out too.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Music Monday/On the floor with the great divide

This song was brought to my attention by my wonderful boyfriend. I absolutely love it, and I have found a new favorite singer/songwriter.

Sufjan Stevens- Casimir Pulaski Day

Saturday, October 15, 2011

[Insert sarcastic alcohol fueled tittle here]

So I look extremely out of it in all of these pictures, but there is a good reason for that. I was a bit hungover today. My boyfriend was in town Friday so we went with friends to Avila Valley Barn(pics to come soon). After that we went to my college dance department's semester show(I get so sad when I'm not in them), and spent the rest of the night drunk bowling and causing a riot in Denny's 'til 3am. Good times.

My sister was in town for the weekend so we made a trip to SLO to do some shopping, and eat yummy food that cannot be found in crap town Santa Maria. Other than the fact that I'm running on 2 hours of sleep, it was a pretty good day.

                             Blouse: French Connection Cords: TJ Maxx Boots: Steve Madden 
                                  Purse: Crossroads Trading Panda Necklace: Betsey Johnson

 P.S. My sister has a weird thing with taking sitting down pictures.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Music Monday/It doesn't get better than home now does it?

Like most female 20-something's with an affinity for vintage fashion, I too have a major girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. I actually have a strange, unnatural obsession with both of the Deschanel sisters, but I'm not gonna get into that right now. Anyways, this song is by Zooey's band She & Him, a very quirky, retro-pop* sounding duo. It's a very cute song.

She & Him- Home

 * Why yes, I did just make up retro-pop specifically for the sake of this post. But I believe it aptly describes their sound, so suck it.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A is for Apple

I want to go apple picking so badly! I want to run through the rows of trees in the crisp Autumn air, and listen to the orange leaves crunch under my feet. And I want to drink apple cider and eat freshly picked apples next to an open fire while watching a beautiful fall sunset. That sounds like the perfect afternoon. I believe a trip to Avila Valley Barn is in my near future.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Music Monday/Can you get hip to what I'm saying?

I don't care what anybody says, Ska music f@cking rocks! The world needs more of it. Enjoy this little ditty from one of my most favorite bands, The Aquabats.

The Aquabats- Fashion Zombies