04 November 2013

Attention Catching

amelie stripes

So I have this weird habit of wanting the "full immersion" of things when something shiny-new attracts my (apparently short-term) attention.

It can be almost anything - I've gone through phases of All-Things [insert randonmess of choice here] such as ... ramen, Pride and Prejudice (recent), that weirdly named J.Crew color "modern red" (here or here), French, Pinterest or rather, my new social media addiction Instagram (and I finally have page up), Hart of Dixie, apple fritters, party rocking ... you get the point.

My current thing? Well, I spent a better part of this past Sunday Netflixing Julie & Julia, whilst re-reading Julie Powell's book Julie and Julia and Julia Child's My Life in France, whilst perusing The Julie/Julia Project blog. And I am about two clicks from purchasing a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I just need to poach an egg and I'll be done.

Edit: Since this post went up, I have actually poached four eggs and eaten them all and they are delicious!

But it's a new week and by tomorrow I'll probably be on to my next "big" thing to be occupied with. Maybe I should get some new batteries for that Wii Fit.

So, it's a new month. What do you find yourself currently engrossed in?

amelie stripes  amelie stripes

Dress: Boden amelie (this season's version, sim sleeveless, pricey)
Top: F21 bejeweled georgette (worn here - sim, sim)
Belt: F21 (taken from these shorts - sim, pricey)
Bracelets: Tiffany 1837 (same as bangle or wider, steal), Sage K and Co (sim), Tag Heuer
Shoes: Jessica Simpson jaide (worn here - sim)
Bag: Furla martha (with a twilly wrap, worn here - same larger, sim)

amelie stripes

65 comments:

  1. Chocolate covered almonds, that's what I'm into lately. Hope that won't last all month!! I know what you mean though, I tend to go whole hog into something and I may become a wee bit obsessed. Curious, what did you think of Julie & Julia? I liked the book, but Julie Powell is not a very likable person...
    Love the stripes and the leopard!

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    1. I definitely like Amy Adams as Julie Powell the character, and I am enjoying reading the original blog by Julie Powell. I don't mind the book version, I think Julie has a great way of putting words together but she can make a mountain out of a mole hill. Though I guess that's what you need to be to be a good storyteller? I don't know much more about Julie Powell honestly, though reviews for her second book haven't been the most awesome.

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  2. Yay for joining Instagram! It's my favorite social media app. Twitter gives me a headache sometimes!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Ad Space Giveaway!

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  3. I totally went on a Julia Child bender for a while, including finding a used copy of her two-tome "The Art of French Cooking" and buying it immediately!

    Also? That dress is fab!

    xox

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    1. I think I may need to Ebay myself a copy of her book, just seems like something I should have - plus there are already a few recipes I'd like to try, like the bacon and leek quiche and the braised cucumbers.

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  4. LOL I love that movie! I can be the same obsessive way too. I think it's a sign of passion personally. You look great in this dress!

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    1. I must be very passionate about ramen then! ;o)

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  5. cute! love the print of your dress.. very eye catching! love it paired w/ your leopard pumps!

    oh thank you so sweet.. no not doing anything different w/ my skincare/makeup.. i think it's the earrings... i swear it gives my face a "glow" from the sparkle lol!!

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    1. I'm jealous of your naturally fantastic complexion, girl! You honestly have the best skin.

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  6. Obsession is my middle name. Recently, it's been flower statement necklaces. Thank goodness for eBay!

    Oh, and I'm finally gonna buckle and buy that F21 top, Lisa. I'd been admiring it from afar and now that I've seen you remix it so many innovative ways, it has to be mine! Mwahahahaha!

    M @ http://myclosetcatalogue.com

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    1. This top is awesome, it has been my go-to for the jewel collared anything trend that is going on right now. Plus it's sleeveless and lightweight, so it is easy to layer.

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  7. Love this look! And I like your "full immersion" idea. Although I am so scattered I don't have a lot of time to focus on one thing. I can barely get my necessary to do list done!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. I wish I could be all "full immersion" on diet and exercise!

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  8. A huge YAY to you finally joining Instagram!! Come find me (mrscairel) - I just followed you.

    You can probably guess what I've been engrossed with these last several months....pregnancy, pregnancy, pregnancy. I'm ready to be obsessed with my baby & NOT being pregnant ;-)

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  9. I love how preppy this is! Let's see..I'm engrossed in reading since it's too cold to do anything else. Visiting old friends aka Harry Potter/The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo/Hunger Games and more. I'll never get tired of them though.
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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    1. I loved the first two books of Hunger Games so much I reread them as soon as I was done with the series. The third book? Honestly it was kind of depressing ... and poor Peeta ...

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  10. currently obsessed with workout clothes. i want more and more!

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  11. Sweatshirts; the fancy kind. And I often get stuck on a single author; I've been reading quite a lot of Margaret Atwood. And pumplin ale. If a brewery is offering it, I'm drinking it.

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    1. I did that with Edward Rutherford for a while - just read his novels back-to-back-to-back. Except his novels are really long with a long cast of characters, it was difficult to have to concentrate so much for so long!

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  12. Love this dress! I'm currently engrossed in trying to find he perfect mixed media moto jacket. The hunt is on.

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    1. I know F21 currently has a lot of moto jackets to choose from!

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  13. I do adore Hart of Dixie. So cheesy and wonderful! I keep buying stripes.It is beginning to be a problem, not sure if I would label it an obsession...it just happens:) I keep eating and thinking about eating candy corn and the little candy pumpkins. I used to not like them...i wish that was the case now. Yay for you being on Insta...will add you!

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    1. Hart of Dixie is totally cheesy but that's why I like it - plus it's fun to see what the cute girls on the show wear. And all the characters on the show are supposed to be around my age - yay, cheesy adults like myself!

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  14. Coats. I bought 5 coats in the past couple of month (got the Pinwheel Blossom coat from Anthro today). I seriously need to stop! How many coats does one person need?!

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  15. Cute dress! I've been on a bit of a Julia Child kick myself :)

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    1. I like French food too, maybe I should learn how to cook some of that myself!

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  16. Such a pretty dress! I love it layered with your collared top!

    xo,
    Angela

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  17. Oh wow! I absolutely am in love with your dress! :D And speaking of "engrossing things" I'm currently hooked on reading poetry, writing poetry and coming up with romantic scenes in my head. My writing muse is in overdrive. Haha! I sound like a nutcase. :)

    Abi
    aka The Belated Bloomer

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    1. I think as I've gotten older, poetry is becoming more difficult for me to understand. In my old age, I'm getting to being more of a "tell it straight already" person, haha.

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  18. I had a Julie and Julia phase too! I actually cooked my way through an entire cookbook (not one of Julia Child's) during that phase.
    Loving your cute red bag here!

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    1. I don't think I've ever cooked my way through anything before, that could be fun!

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  19. Ya for instagram!

    I'm currently into ice cream... or just food in general. And Homeland!

    Choo Choo
    http://choochooli.blogspot.com

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  20. You always have on the most unique pieces. This dress is no exception. Love how to paired it with a red bag.

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  21. What a great dress!! I loving mixing stripes and leopard :)

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  22. i'm loving your embellished collar on that shirt lisa! i'm into embellishments at the moment. from my head to shoes. hahaha i have an eye on a pair of miu miu loafers but hell they're over $600. does miu miu go on sale? LOL even then! LOL you look beautiful.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I know what Miu Miu loafers you're talking about - the ones with the sparkly heels, right? They are gorge!

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  23. Gorgeous stripes! I totally go through these thematic obsessions- for me it's plants right now- drawings and paintings of, as well as actual. I now have one. We'll see how long it lives.
    And I am always and forever obsessed with dresses. Particularly this one!!

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    1. I've realized that my houseplants do better the more I leave them alone. The ones that sit on my home office desk (i.e., the ones I mess with the most often) usually don't do well!

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  24. Love the look!!! Especially the pumps~~~!!!! As my current obsession is shoes!!! (boots especially :)
    xo
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  25. I love stripes! and leopard shoes are classic :) I am currently into hiking and outdoor activities. I needed more sunshine lol. Good thing you're in Instagram now. Followed you :D

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    1. I need to be more into outdoor activities - especially before it gets too cold!

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  26. Such a lovely striped dress! I like it with the leopard print shoes :)

    Now that we are in November I'm obsessed with trying to organise Christmas presents - I guess that's my thing this month! Want to get a good head start.

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Someone told me today that they are already done Xmas shopping - that's crazy talk!

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  27. Okay, this dress is gorgeous! Love it on you Lisa!

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  28. That dress is just beautiful on you, Lisa; and I LOVE those leopard print pumps. Right now I'm obsessing over 'Witches of East End'. The books, the show...love!!

    xx

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    1. Ooh, that reminds me that I missed last week's episode, and American Horror Story too.

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  29. You are wonderful wearing that dress. I am glad to meet you! ( I have the same bag in black. I love it also in red!! )

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  30. Vintage clothing has me obsessed.

    We just started watching the Master's of Sex and I'm crazy about their costumes, the sets…everything.

    We've also started shopping at Estate sales and that is addictive.

    The dress is very unique with an inspired shoe choice.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Oh I don't have Showtime, but I did see the first episode of that show online - it's really good, and I adore Lizzy Caplan!

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  31. Your dress is so elegant, love the pairing with the leopard print shoes, you look lovely!

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  32. You look so chic! I adore how you mixed prints with your amazing leopard heels!

    ~Jacy
    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm on a vintage clothing bender... that is all that is on my eBay watch list. I have also been thrifting like mad. I know I'll get sick of it soon enough! Hehe. Julia Child is awesome, I love it when they show her old shows on PBS!

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    1. I love Julia Child's attitude - like I am who I am, like it or leave it!

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  34. Wow, so vintage look c: Lovely dress and
    love the fact that you wear a blouse inside
    your dress! Xx

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  35. Such a perfect and cute dress <3 I follow you now on gfc and bloglovin :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  36. Absolutely love this striped dress! It's such a unique spin on the trend.

    Lately, I've been completely engrossed in graphic novels! I started reading one series, and now I can't stop! I definitely get what you mean :)

    www.room-334.blogspot.com

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  37. Currently obsessed with the show Running Man - its a korean series - reminds me of a mix between survivor amazing race and japanese game show :) and also loving doing my nails constantly!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  38. I have a friend who is obsessed with Julia Child! Love this look

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  39. What a lovely dress. I have been contemplating an almost identical dress in yellow with blue stripes. But left it (have bought too much anyway). It looks very nice on you. So it was probably a good thing I did not order it as we are quite different in figure. LOL
    Greetje

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  40. Home decorating. It's like I caught a bug or something. And yes, Instagram is awesome!

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  41. HA! this sounds too much like me :)
    Right now, I am "focused" on nail polishes.

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  42. I love how this dress directs your attention. You also have my attention at apple fritters. ...Yum!

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