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This or That: The Blogger Pose

 

I didn’t know it at the time when I was taking this shot, but I was totally following in the footsteps of my blogging icon Joy Cho of Oh Joy! 

It has been several years since I read her blog for the first time, but I am still such a huge fan of hers and her daughter Ruby of course! I also had the pleasure of meeting Joy last year at Anthropologie in Seattle when she was helping them launch their Petites collection. Joy really is such a great role model for women everywhere and I’m having a great time enjoying reading Blog Inc. Even though I’ve been doing this for some time, everything that I’ve learned, I’ve learned by doing and by intuition so it’s refreshing to really dig in and learn from an expert!

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(We’re twins here too!)

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A Collection Part 40

As the years go on, the “A Collection” posts get farther and farther apart from each other! When it comes to the end of summer, I always feel like it’s the most appropriate time to wrap things up. I started this post back in April, can you believe it? It’s about time we got this published!

Goodbye summer. Hello fall! We’re so excited to be in you!

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Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer

Well what kind of blog would we be if we didn’t post this trailer as it was released today? I don’t really understand the hype around this movie or these books. Though I haven’t read the books myself, I had a number of people tell me that it wasn’t well written and that they didn’t enjoy reading it. That’s what my friends said about Twilight too, but there were still so many people watching that. I had to watch the trailer because I was intrigued. I figured if it was being released on The Today Show that this had to be a big deal. After watching the trailer, my views on it haven’t really changed. The film is being released on Valentine’s Day of next year – nearly 7 months from now! This was just a 2:25 minute trailer and everyone went nuts. There’s not much else to say about the weird sounds at the end… didn’t that just remind you of some kind of a horror movie?

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Snowpiercer As A Children’s Book

Well, the cover of this book definitely looks a lot happier than what the movie actually was.

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Blog Roundup

- J.K. Rowling gives us a summer read by continuing Harry Potter’s story [Source] / I can’t see it because I refuse to make an account

- 70 of the most useful websites on the internet / oh man all in one place!

- The best music of 2014 so farreally not a bad list to be listening to right now

- The 12 best monthly deliveries / for guys I guess

- A running of the bulls is coming to the Bay Area / wut

- Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are apparently expecting a child together / so…no hope for Ryan and Rachel then?

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The Chosen One

I promised I would let you all know when I decided on the book that would go into my office’s library soon and I finally picked one. However, it was by no means, an easy task. In fact, there was quite a bit of pressure because I also found out each book chosen by an employee would have a printed bookplate pasted into it with our names and the reason why we chose it.

So basically I couldn’t choose an inappropriate book like “Go the F*ck to Sleep.”

It was a tough decision for me because since I started blogging, I pretty much gave up books for good. Seriously, I’ve been reading “Lean In” for three months. I can’t even finish the thing yet because I, myself, just don’t want to make time for it. So I knew early on that I was going to pick a book that I haven’t read before. I chose Blog, Inc by Joy Cho not only because she is one of my favorite bloggers and blogging role models, but because I get asked often what it’s like to have a blog. How do you keep up with it alongside a full-time job? How did you get started? How do you stay motivated to write every day? I have answers to these questions, but gosh – Joy probably does it so much better. So I haven’t read the book, but someday I will. At my workplace, we really value learning and knowledge so I figured a how-to book would be useful to the collection. I’m excited to see what all my other co-workers will contribute to the shelves!

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Book Submission

My workplace recently opened the doors to a new conference room called The Library and they’ve allowed every person on the team to contribute a book to it. I’m not much of a reader of books as I am a reader of blogs, but I actually thought it would’ve been easier for me to figure out which book to select.

A week has gone by and I’m not very proud to say that I have pretty much gotten nowhere. Our limit is $25 so if anyone has any suggestions for books they’ve been reading lately, feel free to share!

I may not have any idea of what book to contribute to The Library just yet, but my heart is kind of leaning towards something having to do with the music industry. When I figured out which one I selected, I’ll be sure to share!

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Cat Person

I find the cover of this book to be very entertaining for so many reasons. I want to know more about this story.

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3rd “Sisterhood” Film Announced

I nearly squealed like a young pre-teen when I found out today that there would be a third “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” film. These books were my youth. I remember flying through these books in a matter of days and even though I had never gone through any of the experiences that the four friends went through, I somehow felt I could relate. I cried, laughed, and nodded in agreement to just about every situation as I read them and when I watched the two films that were created based off of the books, I did the same thing.

“Sisterhood Everlasting” was the last book in the series to be written and it fast forwards to 10 years later where we learn what the young women have been up to. The third film will capture that bringing the four actresses and real-life friends back together again.

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The Maze Runner

Though I’ve never read the book, I’ve been hearing about this film for months and I’m really excited for it because Kaya Scodelario and Dylan O’Brien are in it. 

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Happy Belated Birthday!

We usually never do this, but for Alexa Chung, it’s a MUST.

Alexa celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday and continues to pave the way as an inspiring style icon for girls everywhere. We’re so excited for everything that is to come for her and especially her new book.

Happy Birthday A!

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The Art of Cleanup by Ursus Wehrli

I’ve never considered myself to be a person with OCD, but I will admit that I love things that are “put together.” I may not practice it all the time, but cleanliness in a home and order are two very attractive qualities to me. In Ursus Wehrli’s book “The Art of Cleanup” you can easily get sucked into these photographs of everyday things organized. So yes, while it is time consuming and can often control a person’s life, I guess I can understand a little bit of how those with OCD see things or want to see things.

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Ada’s Technical Books 2.0

For years now I’ve hopped in and out of bookstores on epic reading adventures. Whenever I see a new bookstore, I always feel compelled to go in and explore. This time last year I discovered a cute space known as Ada’s Technical Books at the end of Broadway on Capitol Hill.

I’ve been fortunate to become friends with the owners and folks who dedicate their time to providing the neighborhood with a space for the tech community. Offering happy hours, author readings, and many other types of events, I couldn’t recommend Ada’s enough.

Soon,they’ll be moving to a new space up on 15th next to Coastal Kitchen (I also heavily recommend this place) in the next couple of months. If you find yourself hankering for a fire place, good book to read, coffee, and good company, check out Ada’s.

For more details about the move and Ada’s in general,  check out their blog here.

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The World According to Karl

When Karl Lagerfeld opens his mouth, no one is ever really surprised by what is going to come out of it. Chances are, it’s going to be downright ridiculous, witty, and sometimes a little bit condescending. We love it, naturally. He’s Karl Lagerfeld; he can do whatever he wants.

So we’re a little excited to learn that a book of his quotes is now being published. Can you imagine how entertaining this would be as a coffee table read? The book of Lagerfeld quotes was compiled by editors Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias. The fashion quotes are to be expected, but you’ll also find quotes about life and the designer himself.

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A Collection Part 38

Happy Mid-September everyone!

It’s amazing how quickly this year has flown by. Even though I’m about to embark on my second year out of school, there’s a part of me that still wants to follow suit in that pattern. I started my first job at the start of fall one year ago and now one year later, I’m doing the same thing again. There was something about the new school year that I loved and it wasn’t just that I had a new set of classes, a new wardrobe, or that I was one step closer to starting THIS current life, but it was the idea of starting the year with a fresh slate – wiping everything clean, getting rid of the old and progressing towards the new. That might be one of the reasons why September is considered more of my new year than January. I always like to start Mondays with reflective posts (besides Wedding Mondays!) so here’s A Collection for you :)

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