It seems like Brittany Hampton was just announced as DVF’s newest brand ambassador yesterday, but already, it looks like the fashion designer is on her way to find her second brand ambassador and hosting the second season of her show on E! once again. Initially, I didn’t think that I would enjoy this reality show as much as I would, but from the very first episode I was hooked. I think it was impossible for me to miss an episode of it every Sunday so I always had to make sure I was home to catch it. What I loved the most? That the audience gets an inside look at what it’s really like to be in the fashion industry and that these girls aren’t perfect. In fact, there’s something wrong with all of them as they all have flaws and that there isn’t a clear winner. Diane surprised me the most! You never know who she’s going to send home and how she’s going to send them home including inviting a girl into her car with her and telling her the bad news while Diane herself, is on her way to another event. Ruthless. I’ve since followed Brittany on Instagram just to get a glimpse of what she’s been up to her in her job and already she’s been busy at work styling, making appearances, and traveling to DVF store locations across the country.
Sounds like the gig is just as awesome as it sounds! Andddd we’re jealous.
My co-worker asked me yesterday if this music video was staged before I even watched it, but after peeking my curiosity, I obviously had to. And the verdict? Well, it’s not staged actually. They really did crash all of these weddings, but my guess is that there had to be someone in the wedding party or someone close to the bride and groom that knew that this was going to happen. I mean… look at that production! How could you not know? Fun fact though – the director of “Wedding Crashers” also directed this music video. Someone clearly knows what they are doing.
Also, I have not listened to anything else, but this song since yesterday. Maybe we love it more because of the weddings aspect.
There are plenty of ways to get back at an enemy. A one-liner that cuts deep. Resorting to high school tactics like toilet papering the…outside of their SF apartment, prank calls that really don’t do anything for you. Okay these are bad ideas. The best way to get revenge on someone is to pay this company to ship your enemy glitter because as pretty as it is, there is no one that loves glitter or rather cleaning up the mess that glitter makes. Also, how GOOD is this tagline?
I’m in love with this company’s website though. Readers, do you have someone you’d like to send this too? Will you do it and let us know how it turns out?! We’re dying to know. Apparently, they’re getting so many requests right now. Understandable because everyone hates someone in this world and we’re sure everyone found this website all at once, but hopefully they’ll be up and running again soon.
Being in an elevator with a bunch of strangers is already awkward enough. You’re confined to a small space and if you are on the top floor you have to make a stop each time to let more and more people off. You also have to watch people get on the elevator to go up one floor when they easily could’ve walked up the stairs and get there faster.
Today, I experienced my first instance of what I call “Elevator Bullying.” Unless I’m doing something after work, I typically just arrive without a jacket since I’m indoors the entire day. And whatever, I keep a hoodie and a blanket at my desk if I’m ever cold. Normal, okay? So when I arrived this morning to the parking garage walking towards the elevator and wearing my sleeveless blouse, I get called out by a random woman who asks me where my jacket is followed by a series of questions and comments about herself.
“Aren’t you freezing?” “I always wear a jacket even in the parking garage.” “Are you really not cold?”
Lady, there’s a heater in my car. Can you relax?
While we’re waiting for the elevator, two more of her co-workers join us and continue to berrate me.
“Where’s your jacket? “Do you know how cold it is out there?” “I’m wearing my long coat right now and I’m still freezing.”
Jesus christ, sir, I came from Seattle. This is California; it’s not that cold, okay?
At this point, I’m just dying to get off on my floor, but instead we go up to level 1 where a fourth co-worker joins us and good god – he’s wearing a puffer jacket (to make my situation even worse.) The guy already in the elevator with me goes, “See! This is appropriate attire for the weather we’re having.” They all chuckle to themselves and puffer jacket has no idea what’s going on so they tell him, “It’s okay, we’ll tell you later” because after they get off the elevator, they’re going to continue talking about me – the girl who showed up to her office without a jacket.
First off, I’m an adult. We aren’t co-workers and you don’t know me. You don’t get to talk to me like that. I can wear whatever I want. I wish in that moment that I would have been brave enough or quick enough to stand up for myself, but I know myself, and sometimes I don’t do well in situations like that and shrink to the back of the elevator embarassed. I realized though that it ended up bothering me all day because going to work and dressing the way that I do makes me feel happy and in this quick moment, a bunch of strangers had wanted to tear me down for something that had no relation to their life, but because they wanted to feel better about themselves – being older than me, being…I don’t know wiser than me and conscious about the temperature outside.
So readers, I’m telling you this story because it can be so quick to judge other people whether it’s in the elevator or out in public (yes, I’m guilty of this too,) but don’t think for a second that you know someone’s situation or anything about them. Just keep your comments to yourself, k? Adults are bullies too and you don’t want to be one of them. Ugh. Wednesdays, man.
I’m pretty sure that Ben Gibbard could cover anything – any song on the planet – and I would still be in love with it. I’ve been listening to “Archie, Marry Me” for a couple months now so when I heard that Ben had covered this song, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.
I may have missed the awards show, but I did get to catch Gina Rodriguez winning her Golden Globe for Jane the Virgin and it was amazing! I had heard that her speech was one of the best and lucky for me, it just happened to be the one I caught before I left. I also heard that George Clooney gave a great speech as well which I caught yesterday. Since they were the two that stood out to me the most, I thought that it would make sense to share them again with you all here just in case you missed it! Also, if you haven’t had a chance to watch Jane the Virgin yet, you should! CW made a great decision in picking that series up.
Dakota Johnson in Chanel Haute Couture
On Golden Globe night, I had a very difficult decision to make. I could either watch the award show or grab dinner with some friends and watch Selma. In the end, I chose to let the show go, but only because I was able to watch the red carpet and felt like I got what I needed. Within the first 30 minutes of the E! Live Red Carpet show, I wasn’t impressed with any of the looks, but as the program went on, I felt like I had something positive to say about nearly every look. This morning, we’re kicking things off with Dakota Johnson. I never read 50 Shades of Grey, but now that I’ve been seeing more ads, I’m becoming much more curious about the film. I love that she chose this gown because she looks fantastic in it, but if I could change anything about this look, I would’ve wanted her to go completely sleek with her hair just to make it look like she didn’t walk straight out of the movie trailer we’ve been seeing for the past month.
I was woken up by this song as my alarm the other day and didn’t think too much of it, but when I was woken up by it a second time this morning, it was all I could think about. I repeated the song six times in a row today at the office. I thought it was a little bit too sweet for 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack given what I know about the film, but that only makes me a little bit more curious that it won’t be as rough as it sounds.
It is sometimes still crazy to me that Alabama has music festivals. What else goes down in Alabama? I need to know.
Every Sunday, I spend a small chunk of my day catching up on the wedding videos from the week so that I have something for you on Monday. Prior to any video watching though, I met up with a friend this morning for brunch – a friend of mine who just happens to be on the road to getting engaged. And wow, I couldn’t be happier for her! There was never any doubt in my mind that they wouldn’t end up together and I think the reason why everyone already feels like this is the right thing for them is because we kind of already consider them married. During our chat we must’ve covered everything under the sun – her relationship, my relationships, what it means to settle, and how so many people can be the same age, but be at varying stages in their lives. At one point, she looked at me and just said, “I can’t wait for you to have what we have. You deserve it.” Andddd what happened next was that my eyes welled up and I cried, “I want that too!” Sometimes we forget that we’re in public places, but the best friends to have are the ones that will talk to you about anything – no matter where you are. I’m pretty lucky to have her.
So long story short, watching wedding videos today was a little bit more emotionally charged than usual. I was hooked on Leah and Mikey’s wedding the minute I heard the song. I hadn’t heard it before, but sometimes when you know, you know. I had to keep watching. I had to finish this video and I just knew that there was no part of it that was going to disappoint me.
First off, I love videos by Flora + Fauna. Secondly, how gorgeous is this J. Mendel gown? I am really hoping you all love this video as much as I do! For the full wedding feature, view it here at Green Wedding Shoes.
Just in case you missed Saturday’s game, here are the only GIFs worth watching that will tell you all you need to know about our game against the Panthers:
This… and then this incredible 90-yard run. Kam Bam, you had quite the game on Saturday and now I’m even more excited for us to go against the Packers!