October 2, 2012

Alexander McQueen & Chanel

Straight from Paris Fashion Week, it's my favorites from Chanel & Alexander McQueen SS13 collections.

First up, Chanel.  The dress on the left, I'd wear it.  I just really like it, and that's all I have to say about that.  The pantsuit in the middle - oh em gee.  The color!  The exposed bra!  Is this the new business wear?  Can I get away with just a blazer at work?  Does this show of power AND femininity?  As much as I want to wear a Barney purple suit without a shirt, I don't know if it would pass at a job interview.  But those shoes....unf.  To the right, there is so much right with that hat.  The classic floppy hate gets a chic plastic update.  That's right, chic plastic. I wonder if it has SPF? 

Meanwhile, in the mind of Sarah Burton, we get these fabulous four pieces from Alexander McQueen. Let me just say, the hats are SO distracting.  Yeah they're funky, but they really take away from the intricacies of each piece.  The outfit on the left, I DIE.  LOOK AT IT.  Fishnets seem to be a common theme, even the delicate dress second from the left has hints of fishnet.  View the whole collection at www.style.com.

All photos from www.style.com

September 29, 2012

NYFW: Angelina Jolie Leg Moments

Remember the 2012 Oscars?   Remember Angelina's leg?  Oh, you need a refresher?  Here you go.
Photo from www.instyle.com

In the Spring, everyone will be able to embody Angelina's pose.  Leg slits seemed to pop up in long dresses on runway after runway.  Sex appeal and parody Twitter accounts are in our fashion futures.  Leg slits are hot, there is no denying that one.  Angelina Jolie's pose is questionable.  I can picture many girls posing for their senior prom portraits like her, and that's not a photo your mom wants to frame.  Here are examples of the leg slit done right. 

Left to Right: Tory Burch, Rodarte and DKNY

Is there a term I'm missing or is it just called a leg slit?  Can we think of a better word for a thigh grazing slash in a dress?  I'm at a loss here.  Help me out in the comments, people! 

Photos from dkny.com, style.com

September 21, 2012

Fashion Week Recap: White on White

on White.  Instead of doing an everyday/this is what happened/this is what I think post, I decided to pick out my favorite looks from NYFW and share them.  My first favorite trend is white on white.

Enter in (L to R): Rachel Zoe, Kimberly Ovitz, BCBG Max Azria, DKNY, Alexander Wang
Why do I like white on white?  It's easy to match.  White pants? Boom. Match those babies with a white v-neck.  White dress? Why not throw on some white shoes? By the end of the day, everyone will know what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner! .... OK maybe just if you have a problem spilling things on yourself (like me). To be honest, I just spilled coffee down my shirt after I typed that line. While the white on white trend not be for me, it definitely could work for literally anyone else. Photos from style.com, DKNY.com

May 21, 2012

Monday Updates

I've been a little absent from my blog lately.  Ok, very absent.  I've been busy working at my internship, packing up my apartment (I'm moving into a house June 1), seeing friends and being very, very lazy.  

That being said, I'm trying to be less lazy when it comes to blogging.  I may be absent for a few more weeks, but that's because I need to figure out what I'm going to be blogging about.  It's for your benefit - I promise.

Be back soon. :)

xo Dana

May 7, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up: Making Me Laugh Currently

On this Monday, I bring to you 3 videos close to my heart.  Not really, but these are 3 videos I have been watching repeatedly for the past week.

This first video I made my friends watch 5 times before starting a movie.  After the movie, I proceeded to watch it ten more times and have watched it everyday this past week.  I can't not laugh at it, the guy nails it.

On the continuing theme of recorder renditions of themes, here is "My Heart Will Go On".  You have 4 minutes, I promise.  

This last video was shared with me by my friend Mike.  There is an entire channel of videos like this one. Subscribe.  Watch all of them.  Don't ask questions.  Just watch.

April 30, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up: Dirty Jersey Style

This Monday, I bring you Jersey's finest, in the form of a review on Yelp:

I was on Yelp looking at reviews of Club Providence, which is located in the Tropicana at Atlantic City.  Why was I looking at reviews of night clubs in Atlantic City?  Well, it just so happens my 21st birthday is in July and I live in the Garden State.  Las Vegas is a plane ride away, while Atlantic City is 40 minutes away and there is a beach.  I don't know, it's a thought.

This review convinced me to go to Club Providence....to watch the disaster that is the sleaze of the Jersey Shore also known as tourists:

our most famous tourists....

The people located above are who you stay away from.  The guido Long Islanders that make everyone think that our pristine beaches are filled with orange people and fist pumping.  They exist, but they're not from Jersey.  Don't lump us all in the same group as them.

That being said, I do like to get my dance on.  I want to see this guy and his hungry lion boys in the club that is now being referred to as Africa....with tanned fake-boobed gazelles ready to be tore up.  I've never been to Atlantic City (edit: as a 21 year old), but I have heard good things from my college-aged friends and old people who like to gamble.  What I'm trying to say is, I don't know what I want to do for my birthday that's 2 months away, but this is a start.  That review was too good not to share.

April 26, 2012

Mom, Cook My Dinner

Recently my diet has had an overhaul.  In March, my roommate got really sick and had to go home to get a bunch of horrible sounding tests done.  When she returned to school she said she needed to change her diet.  Looking in my fridge in March you would find: chicken nuggets, hot dogs, microwave burritos, pizza, carrots and maybe some leftovers.  We both did not eat well - choosing convenience over health.

Making food for yourself is soooooo annoying.  I do enjoy cooking, when I have the time and all the ingredients on hand.  But normally I'm too busy watching Archer to make a well balanced meal or I only have a few ingredients and I want to make something super complex.  Into the microwave goes a burrito...with some carrot sticks on the side (not microwaved).

Then my roommate got sick.  And then I wrote a nutritional analysis on what I ate for a week for my nutrition class.  Here is the opening paragraph to my paper:

"After analyzing my diet for a week, I have come to the conclusion that I must hate my body.  The amount of fruit and vegetables I don’t eat is appalling, and that’s definitely the worst aspect of my diet.  I know why I do this - and it’s because it’s not convenient.  I do no have a car, so getting to the grocery store when I run out of fresh vegetables is not an easy feat.  Generally I stock up on vegetables when I go shopping and then run out sooner than anticipated.  Fresh things also go bad if left in the refrigerator for extended amounts of time.  Fruit, on the other hand, is something I just entirely omit from my diet.  I never think to buy any when I’m shopping.  On occasion, I will eat an apple that I got from the cafeteria.  But since I eat almost all of my meals at home, fruit is not something I eat a lot.  For the week I analyzed, the only trace of fruit in my diet was when I mixed vodka with orange juice.  Ideal way to get the benefits of fruit into my diet?  Probably not. "

Sadly the above is all true.  But not anymore.  Now our fridge is filled with fresh vegetables and home-cooked meals.  If you make a lot of healthy food, you have a lot of healthy leftovers for lunches and other dinners.  Take an hour or so and make a well-balanced meal.  Your body will thank you.  Now, back to your mac 'n cheese.

Here is some more inspiration to cook for yourself.

April 23, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

If you've seen Rocky, you know this scene.  If you haven't seen Rocky, you know this scene.  This weekend I was in Philadelphia with friends and we decided to check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art.    We didn't originally plan to go to the museum, we actually got lost and decided to just park and look around.

The museum was closing when we got there, but I couldn't resist running up the steps.  In a dress and sandals.  It was worth it.  I would've taken a photo with the statue, but there was a wedding party getting their photos taken in front of it.

look at all those steps

my friend Tracey (on the left) and myself!

April 16, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

I recently Googled "things to do before you die" because I was working on my bucket list.  This Esquire article was the first result.  I flipped through the slides trying to find some inspirations.  I got to #61 when I found a great idea that I needed to share with you dear readers.

"No. 61-63: Go to the desert. Take long-lasting drugs. Drink water.
Not talking about Vegas. Not talking about Lunesta, either."

How life changing could that experience possibly be?  You will probably either find God or die. I guess this isn't something you should do alone.  I took this suggestion to heart and wrote down "Go to Burning Man" on my bucket list (My boyfriend went this past summer and said it was amazing).

What's on your bucket list? 

April 13, 2012

Social Experiments via Facebook

I recently conducted a social experiment via my Facebook status.  If you are friends on Facebook with any girls in high school, you are familiar with the "Like my status for a truth!" status or some variety of that.  If you are unfamiliar, someone who thinks their opinions are valued by others posts a status along the lines of "like my status for an opinion/truth" and who ever likes the posters status will get a short opinion written on their facebook wall.  Usually it's something the response is something like "truth is: I don't know you."

I decided to change the game and made my status this:

Insulting people would be more fun for me, and if you asked my opinion of you I would probably insult you anyway.  Honestly, I didn't think anyone would like this status.  I had a few (all male) facebook friends like this status.  Some I knew well, others were acquaintances.  

Turns out insulting my friends really wasn't that fun.  I felt compelled to insult them since they went through the effort of clicking the like button on my status, but I felt weird trying to think of some clever insult.  Ok none of my insults were clever.  I didn't want to be really mean and actually insult people.  

This was to a good friend of mine.  Good friend meaning I see him frequently and we hang out a lot.  His comeback was a lot better than my insult.  

This was to just a general friend.  You know the type.  I say hi to him if i see him places, but I don't think to call him if I am looking for a chill sesh.  I knew he would catch my sarcasm so I didn't mind being a little meaner than I would be to an acquaintance.  He's not really a douche or pretentious, he's actually really talented and modest.  My insult was commentary on a recent status he made (his status in quotes).  

I liked his response by rating my insult.  He got what I was doing - just being snarky.  

Then there was this.  I met this kid once, and honestly I could've been a lot meaner, but I want my $20. I'm pretty sure he was offended.  On the other hand, I was flattered.  I don't really think I'm pretty so I decided to take it as a compliment.  

I think EMT's are wonderful and do things I could never do.  I just can't stand the people who are obsessed with their radios and how they get to have blue lights in their cars.  

Different people responded in different ways.  Most took it for what it was - a joke.  I did learn one thing, I get really uncomfortable insulting people I like.  It just felt wrong.  Post your best insults in the comments, so I have material to use next time I try to spit game.

April 9, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

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Penguin cam, brought to you by Discovery and Sea World San Diego.  Aren't they so adorable?!

April 8, 2012


Interviewing is awkward.  You don't know the people you're talking to, and here they are with your career/job/monetary future in their hands.  You're sitting there trying not to sweat too much and using all your strength to not indulge in your nervous tic.

The interviewer makes you describe yourself in 3 words, list your weaknesses and somehow uses mind control so you forget your native language.  Every word that comes out of your mouth is foreign and you're just on auto pilot.  You've rehearsed what you wanted to say a million times, but that section of your brain is shut off.

Did I shake her hand too hard?  Too lightly?  What's his name again?  Am I staring?  Are my eyes closed?  Am I wearing pants?  These questions take over your mind when you are stuttering over your response to "so why did you leave your previous job?"

Finally it's time to leave and when you get back to your car you feel like you could cry or high five someone.  Maybe both.  So you high five yourself and hold back tears because you don't want your vision blurred on your drive home.  All the way home you think "sweet baby Jesus I need this job if I don't get it I'm doomed because no one else will hire me probably and I have no time to look for a job and I can't do this interview thing again and oh my gosh these shoes are SO uncomfortable"

Or maybe it's just me?

April 4, 2012

Han Solo + Leia Dance Off

The thought of Han Solo dancing to pop songs makes me cry a little bit.  Oh, the humiliation!  This is the man with a ship who can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.  Now he is dancing to "I'm Han Solo".  Catchy?  Well of course.  Upsetting to Star Wars fans everywhere?  Definitely.

Fortunately, my tears are silenced when I realized the Xbox 360 Star Wars game uses Kinect.  You can USE THE FORCE....LIKE A REAL JEDI.  Wave your hand and enemies are flown across the room!  Be still, my childhood.

What's even more glorious than Jedi mind tricks are these babies.  A R2-D2 themed Xbox360 and a C3-PO controller.  I have never needed anything more in my life.  I need these things.  Because of reasons.  I'm really into Star Wars, okay?  I have been for the better part of my life.  They were my favorite (still are some of my favorite) childhood movies.  Next to Aladdin and the Lion King, Star Wars were what my brothers and I were really into.  

April 2, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

Coral has herpes because it gets around.  I love SourceFed.  They produce 5 short videos a day, all about news 'as it happens or matters to them.'  They're funny and succinct, two things anyone with attention problems will enjoy.  

March 30, 2012

An Open Letter to my Right Wrist

Dear Right Wrist-
         I'm sorry I use you so much.  That cyst you gave me hurt, but this is just ridiculous.  Flipping eggs is hard, opening jars is difficult, my handwriting has gone down the drain.... I know this splint is supposed to help me, but it's really making things difficult for me.  Yes, it's just 'hook-and-loop'-ed on, but once your little splint is removed you hurt.
        I know other people have it worse so I feel bad complaining.  Some people don't even HAVE hands.  Telling people I had a cyst drained when they ask why I have a splint on is the most uncool thing ever.  Also, the the hook and loop gets stuck on everything.  I went shopping and got attached to every piece of clothing I looked at.  I know, my life is so hard.  OH, and it's loud.  If it's too tight and I have to readjust during class, people turn around and look at me because I'm that person.
        You better be back to normal in 3 weeks when I don't have to wear this dumb splint anymore.  I'll treat you better.  I promise.



March 28, 2012


Neoprene, also known as the fabric wetsuits are made out of, is having a moment.  The fabric has recently hit the shelves of department stores as skirts and bags.  That's right.  Move over O'Neil, Net-A-Porter has a great selection of neoprene wares, including a Stella McCartney wetsuit.  Surfer girl meets 5th Avenue.

The ultimate transition pieces.  Go right from your scuba lesson to the club.  You'll stay warm in the water plus post-swim while you're waiting in line for a drink.  

At left, yellow ASOS shift dress makes scuba diving sexy, while the McQAlexander McQueen dress below it makes you look like a shark.  Check out those side fins- we're gonna need a bigger boat.  Tablet case from Marc by Marc Jacobs, bring your electronics to the beach!  iPads and iPhones are best nestled in the safety of a bright orange Juicy Couture tote.  Neoprene shoes, why not?  Jimmy Choo to the rescue.  Wear them instead of flippers while scuba diving for a chic edge.  Skirt and dress on the right by Linda Marie Fernandez.  The blue and black neoprene with a thick, black plastic zipper remind the wearer of a classic wetsuit.  Upside of wearing neoprene?  It's so tight you can't breathe.  Who needs air? 

March 26, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

It's Monday!  Here is a video to make you:
1. question my sanity
2. giggle (maybe)
3. want Jell-O
4. get grossed out by the noise Jell-O makes when shaken

This is my roommate Kate shaking a plate of Jell-O.  You're welcome, internet.

March 24, 2012

Weekend Update

Sorry I was m.i.a this week.  My boyfriend was visiting me for the week and he's more important than my blog readers.  Except he is my only reader so sorry I'm not sorry.  Here is what happened this week:

1. My boyfriend stayed with me for his spring break.  He lives 3,000 miles away so this made me very happy.

2. We had beautiful weather all week.  Upper 70's & sunshine.  Flowers are blooming.  it is SPRING!

3. I had a cyst on my wrist removed.  Now I get to wear a splint for 4 weeks.
at least it's totally cute, right?  

4.  My boyfriend gave up meat for Lent, so I ate and cooked vegetarian all week.  It was super tasty.

5.  He is currently at the airport waiting for his flight back to California and I'm really sad.  

March 15, 2012

March Madness

It's that time of year again.  That time of year when everyone is into college basketball.  Brackets are made, choices are carefully picked and TV's are turned on.  I like making a bracket for the tournament.  Not because I like basketball, just because I like to see how well I can do with no knowledge of the teams other than their names and how they are ranked.

Usually I don't do to well.  I also don't watch the games.  I might watch one or two really important ones, like the final game.  I just go along pretending I care.  I just want to be able to tell people who I think will be the final 2.  I just wanna fit in.

It's gonna be UNC v. Kansas, UNC is gonna win.  That's my prediction.  Kansas is good with 3-pointers. (There's the one fun fact I know.)

March 12, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

Sorry this post is kinda late.  I'm on vacation, haters.  By "vacation" I mean I was out running various errands all day.  I got to drive my mom's new whip.  Whip probably isn't a good word for it, sedan works better.  Well, onto the post.  This Monday I have two things for you:
This photo sums up how I feel most of the time.

This GIF cracks me up. 

Ok that's all.  Sorry if this was a disappointing post, it was fun for me.  

March 9, 2012

Spring Break '12

SPRING BREAK!!!!! It's true, it's spring break for myself and many other college students across the country.  I'm not in Punta Cana, Mexico or the Bahamas.  I'm at my house.  It's not hot outside but it is supposed to be in the upper 60s all this week.  That's super exciting because it means winter is over.   Today was my first full day home and I spent the day reading magazines, unpacking and hanging out with my dog.

I miss my dog while I'm at school way too much.  She's just so cute and cuddly I can't help but miss her.  I'm a dog lady, whatever.

I'm really bad at making plans so I have absolutely nothing fun planned while I'm home.  Usually the excitement of being home wears off by Wednesday, and you're ready to go back to school as soon as possible.  I guess I could see friends who are home as well and spend quality time with my family.  Or I could blog about how lame I am.  Yeah....lets go with that one.

March 7, 2012

Just Stop

I've had a terrible mail biting habit for as long as I can remember.  I never had nice, long nails painted pretty colors.  I've never gotten a manicure.  My nails were tiny, chewed stubs on the ends on my fingers.  They looked gross.  They hurt.  My friends would paint their nails together and I would just sit there uncomfortably with my stubs.  I wanted to stop my habit but all my efforts were futile.  Gross flavored nail polishes didn't stop me, keeping my hands busy didn't keep them out of my mouth and no matter what anyone said I couldn't just stop.  

I hate that phrase.... just stop.  If I could just stop, don't you think I would've just stopped years ago?  

One day I got fed up with that phrase and not having nails.  So I coated my stubs in clear nail polish and made sure this would be the last time I tried to stop, because this time I would succeed.  And you know what?  I did!  Everyday was hard.  It's still hard.  Instead of nervously biting my nails I would just look at them.  It sounds weird but if I wanted to bite them I just stared at them instead until the feeling left.  

It's been about a month since I first said I needed to stop, and I have learned one thing - nails grow so slowly.  But I can paint them now!  They are finally pretty colors and not gross to look at!  I do have my moments of weakness (for example, I bit my thumb a little bit while I was writing this).  Oh, and I can't seem to stop biting two of my fingers-  my pointer fingers on each hand.   They'll stop being my vices soon, though.  My nails are painted a pretty shimmery white and I'm so thrilled.  Maybe I'll get a manicure.  

March 5, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

Aaaaaand this is real.  This will either make your Monday better, or will make you lose all faith in the future of music.  Andy Milonakis...remember him from that MTV show?  You're welcome....?

March 1, 2012

Worst 40 Days Ever

As most white people know, it's Lent.  I am not Catholic, my roommate is not Catholic.  Lent is a Catholic thing.  Long story short Jesus gave up food and water for 40 days while he was in a desert.  No easy task by any means.  AND he was tempted by Satan.

Because I live in the 21st Century and fall to Satan's temptations daily (kind of joking), I decided to give up something just to see if I could do it.

After a conversation with my roommate we decided to both give up our food vice, ranch dressing.  The holy grail of salad dressings.  It's good on everything from pizza to chicken nuggets to vegetables.   After evaluating our sad diets of processed food, we realized we needed to make a change.  So we're starting small with ranch.

 It's actually not a small step because we literally eat it everyday with at least one meal.  We're about a week in and so far we have stayed strong.  The notes on our fridge that command "NO RANCH" are definitely helping.

I have tried to find something else to dip my chicken nuggets in,  when I asked my roommate what I should use she said "my tears."  I contemplated barbeque sauce and honey mustard but my roommate said we really should avoid viscous sauces because it would be like "replacing cocaine with heroin."

So I have moved on.  I've moved on to Sriracha.  What is Sriracha?  Click here and learn my young grasshopper.  My acid reflux is really thanking me for this one.

February 27, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up

Here is your Monday pick me up ~

I can't get over the top comment.  Or the music.  

Don't ask why I was searching YouTube for how to crush garlic.  I have white girl problems, ok? 

February 25, 2012

All Mint Everything

I love spring.  It gets warmer outside, flowers bloom, birds return, it rains a lot....

Anyway.... I mostly like spring for the flowers and sunshine.  The return of spring also means the return of floral prints and pastels!  I love florals, and we'll get into that later.

Today the spotlight is on the color I'm currently obsessed with: MINT GREEN.  The walls in my bedroom are this color.  I want to wear pants, shirts, shoes and dresses in this color.  I want to be this color, to put it lightly.

It's a trendy color so I don't want to saturate my wardrobe with it, but one or two pieces might work their way into my closet.  Being that it's trendy, I also can't justify spending much money on something I might not want to wear next season.

For your (ok mostly mine) minty pleasure I have picked out a few pieces you might want to be seen in.  Wear them all together and go get some chocolate chip mint ice cream, let everyone know spring is coming.

Clockwise starting at the top:

February 22, 2012

College Life: Finding a House

Yesterday, I signed a lease on a house with 3 of my friends.  It was a long, disappointing search.  We would go look at houses up for rent in our college town, only to walk out of one house and find out someone just signed for it.  Some houses were extremely run down or not what we were looking for at all.

When our search seemed fruitless, we stumbled upon one house on Craiglist that seemed promising.  We looked at the house on Saturday, and when we walked in we all kinda sighed with relief.  It was perfect.  A good size, walking distance to school, a nice backyard, and 2.5 bathrooms (an important element for girls).  It also had a fridge (one house didn't have a fridge!) and a washer and dryer in the basement (some houses didn't have those either). 

When we left our tour and talked to the landlord we knew we needed it.  Immediately we were all on the phone with our parents and about an hour later we called the realtor.  She told us if we came in on Tuesday and signed the lease, it'd be ours.

Now it's ours.  Perseverance and the power of the internet have made my realities of having a house with my best friends a reality.  Hopefully we don't all hate each other or burn the house down by the years end. 

Did I mention the house has a yellow bathroom?  The floor, tub, sink, counter, walls and toilet are yellow.  Tacky?  What's that?

February 19, 2012

Wear the Runway: Felder Felder 2012

Felder Felder 2012 consisted of:
1. more gold lamé
2. more underwear as pants
3. nebula tights
4. nebula dresses

All things I highly approve of.  Do you think the model wearing the underwear ever thought "one day, I'll walk down a runway in a sweater and underwear with gold accents?" I like to believe that was a childhood dream for her. View the whole collection here.

I know what you're thinking right now - "where can I get a pair of space tights/a space dress Dana?"  Fear not, dear reader.  I have scoured the bowels of the internet to bring you these fabulous tights AND galaxy dresses by Black Milk Clothing

As for gold lamé skirts...this was too easy.  I happened to own a couple pieces of lamé clothing and American Apparel has more lamé than a rave. 

Buy these articles of clothing and wear them to church, class, parties and your performance review.  Thank me later. 

Photos from www.stylebistro.com

February 17, 2012

NY Fashion Week Recap

For your sartorial pleasure I have created a mini-New York Fashion Week recap.  I picked out my top 3 collections and 3 of my favorite looks.  If you're not that into fashion, scroll to the bottom of the post and you'll change your mind.  Click the photos to enlarge them.

J. Mendel blew me away.  The deep-v dresses, gold shoes, lamé accents, sequins and furry bear coats combined to make one kick-ass collection in my opinion. I'll sell my soul for those gold shoes (kind of kidding).  I will let these photos and extremely unhappy looking models speak for themselves. 

Next is Marc Jacobs.  I don't think I could ever come up with an adjective to properly describe this collection.  The hats that donned the models were ah-maze-ing.  It's like the Mad Hatter got angry with the White Rabbit and turned him into some kind of magical furry hat.  If you can get past those hats on the modes and look at the individual elements, the attention to detail is incredible.  The patterns and colors are perfect for fall/winter, and the pilgrim shoes...someone get me a pair?

Last up is the one and only Jeremy Scott.  I honestly don't have words for what this man created.  It's like all my dreams come true.  Rainbow sequins and lame overalls and unicorns.  UNICORNS! I never thought I could get behind the underwear as pants trend until I saw these not-pants with the Bartman on them.  If you're wondering who would wear something from this collection, we should get to know each other better.  Because I would.  A rainbow hair dress?  Sign me up, I'm sure it's warm.  View his whole collection here.
Photos from vogue.com

February 15, 2012

Unsolicited Opinion: Valentine's Day

My friend has a theory about Valentine's Day.  Her theory is that it's dumb.  It's dumb because everyone else in a relationship is buying chocolate and flowers for their love too.   How romantic is it for everyone to get flowers and you get flowers too?  All of the people in love decide to go out to dinner on the same night and be super mushy.  Why should you be super nice to your love the one day everyone else is doing the same?

I’ll tell you why - because it’s tradition.  It’s been the same thing for years: flowers, chocolate, teddy bear, candles, dinner.... It’s just what you do on Valentine’s Day.  Why do we put trees in our living rooms and decorate them in December?  Because that’s what you do on Christmas.  Most people I know aren’t even Christian, but they celebrate Christmas.  You give gifts to your friends and family on Christmas, even though everyone else is doing the exact same thing.  It’s just what you do.

Sure, it sucks to be single on Valentine’s Day.  Buy your best friend some chocolates and watch a movie and stop being bitter about it.  Surround yourself with those who love you, and let them know you love them too.  Or do nothing and pretend you don’t want a box of chocolates. 

February 14, 2012

Doin' It Dana Style

I'm Dana, and I don't always do it myself.  It being anything - college, cooking, living, having fun, working out, sleeping. 

Lots of sleeping....

....and usually by myself.

But I digress.  This is a blog that will chronicle the things I'm doing and thinking or done and thought.  I hope you're ready for this weird little adventure in the blogosphere.