17 February 2014

Shine On Randomness

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Many thanks to Maricel from My Closet Catalogue for the nod with the Shine On Award - I'm flattered! As part of the award, here are seven bits of randomness about me -

1 - I have no rhythm and any pretty sure I am tone deaf. But that's didn't prevent my high school geek self from trying out to chorus and dance team. Funny, I still don't know why I didn't make either club ...

2 - You'd think once you're well into adulthood that the skin gods would find other people with oilier skin to mess with - nope! Apparently I'm fated to continue dealing with pimples. Nothing like quietly freaking out about the fine crinkles around the eyes and red bumps in the chin area - frustrating and embarassing!

3 - I have a serious love for macarons. Sure, they're on-trend circa 2012, but I will seriously hunt down a fresh macaron, buy a dozen and proceed to eat them all. Raspberry and caramel, you're my classic faves.

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4- Every morning I drink a mugful of hot water with two tablespoons of Bragg's apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey. I think it's pretty terrible but consider it a "healthy" way to start each day. Now granted I have long since forgotten all the health benefits of this but I think the vinegar is supposed to stop bloating or something - beats me! Yeah, this is how I do healthy, haha.

5 - I can mirror write pretty naturally, which is a fantastic skill that has no use in real life. Good to have pointless talents.

6 - I'm a huge fan of the Olympics and have been watching pretty much every bit of the Sochi Games that has been on TV - except any of the figure skating activities. File this under "weird Lisa" but there's something really grating about commentator [edit: Scott Hamilton, not Kurt Browning - d'oh] that makes me have to flip away whenever I hear him on!

7 - Part of the reason why I paint my nails? To keep from biting them!

Want to share a bit of randomness about yourself today?

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Jacket: Rhyme LA via Piperlime monroe tweed (sim bolder)
Shirt: Lands' End Canvas gingham poplin (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart distressed (worn here - sim)
Belt: J.Crew embossed (sim, sim)
Necklace: Etsy (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Ring: F21 (sim, bigger)
Shoes: Vince Camuto bronco (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Bag: J.Crew claremont (worn here - same mini or clutch, sim)

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60 comments:

  1. I've heard of #4 but never have actually tried it. I have a hard time already wanting to do healthy things so knowing it won't taste good scares me!

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    1. If you decide to try it, don't do what I did at first and try to drink the vinegar straight. Talk about a chokefest! ;oP

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  2. Wow, I´m impressed about #5, I´m even not able to write really good and readable in a normal way :) And I did already #4 for a while in my life, too :) Such a cute outfit, I like it <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks, re: the writing - but it's one of those "talents" that nothing useful can be done with, haha.

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  3. Such a pretty jacket. It's so spring-like. It's always fun to learn more about other bloggers. Great post.

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  4. That cardigan! I love it! Especially with your new pretty necklace. So cute for everyday!

    Um, randomness? I have so much to choose from, hah, but how about this: I like to collect strange drinks bottles from my travels. We have so many that I've had to pack most of them away. My favourite is still on display though - it's a "White Water for Men" bottle we got from an ancient vending machine in Osaka. The contents were very thick and white, and in the end, Victor couldn't make himself drink it. I did, and it was just Calpis! ;)

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    1. How cool! However, I don't think I would ever have enough luggage room for that - I like buying teeny tiny souvenirs, hehe.

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  5. I love the Olympics and have been watching as much as I can. I love figure skating, but can't tolerate ice dancing. And why the hell is curling a sport? I still don't get it.

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    1. CNBC is all about the curling - all curling, all the time!

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  6. I've heard about the cider vinegar trick. Supposed to make you body more ph balanced I think. I've never done it, although I do drink 2 cups of hot water every morning so I could start. You never look bloated so it must work!

    Loved the bits of info. : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Hm, maybe this means I can eat more fluffy white carbs (like the entire inside of a loaf of bread - oh it's been done) and not get the stomach bloat if I keep drinking the vinegar ...

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  7. Huzzah for randomness!!! Your bits are far more interesting than mine. I have to get my hands on some macarons. I've had macaroons but I hear they aren't the same thing? Also, growing up, my mom had us sisters swallow down two tablespoonsfull of honey before bed every darned night until we rebelled - two years later. Heinous. But I guess healthy? Thanks for sharing and btw, my skirt from ASOS? The one you wore in your last post and made me break my spending moratorium to buy, it was THAT cute? Yeah. Coming in the mail to be delivered this week. ;p

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    1. Yay, on the Asos skirt!

      I think you'll like the macarons - like two flavored meringue cookies with a jammy or creamy filling. Thinking of them makes me want some now ...

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  8. This is such a pretty, casual outfit. Loving that jacket, because it's so unique, and I love the booties! Also, it's so fun reading your random facts!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  9. Thanks for your bits of randomness! I've tried to not watch the Olympics, but they keep pulling me in! Unfortunately, I seem to turn it on just when an athlete bites it on the snow or ice. Which is a lot . . . I'm looking at you Jeremy Abbott (-: I also think NBC has done something sadistic by broadcasting via mics in some of the athletes helmets? I watched 2 downhill snowboarders take massive falls, and their yelling was really audible, and clear. Having had some knee issues, I really felt for them. And for Bode Miller who couldn't seem to get away from the camera after his Super G run. My antidote is Vanity Fair's daily Olympic recaps by Michelle Collins - I've never laughed harder.

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    1. Ooh, I need to check out the VF recaps, sounds interesting!

      What bugs me a bit is that some of the commentators clearly have faves and you can tell pretty quickly by how they talk about certain athletes over others when they're performing (Kurt Browning, Peggy Fleming, uh huh).

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    2. I found the Michelle Collins articles when she recapped the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. If you search her on the VF website, you'll find some other recaps she has done for Wimbledon, the 2013 Oscars, etc. I swear, I just laugh out loud.

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    3. BTW, I mean Scott Hamilton - I have nothing against you, Kurt Browning. Woops!

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  10. Nice random facts to know about you! I am into Olympic too and I love curling, bob sledge and of course figure skating! Well the commentator (what his name is) failed to do much as I was mostly hypnotized by the skaters!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai UAE

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  11. I've been getting frustrated that I want to watch the Olympics but everytime I sit down to watch them they are between events, doing a million interviews, or curling is on AGAIN. And I feel ya on the pimples. I just got a major one today and kept thinking, "NO, I'm 30!"

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    1. I know! At some point, am I not too old for some of that stuff?! ;o}

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  12. So nice to read a little more about you! :) Although I have to disagree with the Olympics - I'm not a big sports fan so I don't see the appeal of watching it. Each to their own though! :)
    I really like that statement necklace with the gingham shirt :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. I personally really like the Olympics, though when you really think about some of the individual sports, you can't help but to think - who came up with this and why did this catch on?!

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  13. Randomness makes life so much more interesting! This is such a cute outfit on you Lisa. I really love that gorgeous sparkly necklace too!

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  14. What a gorgeous necklace, Lisa! I really love it. I am a huge fan of Olympics as well. I've been watching it non-stop. Have a great rest of the week!

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  15. For those of you fashionistas who can't tear themselves away from the crazies who seem to defy death while racing, spinning, and flying through the air . . . I'm including a few links to Johnny Weir, who really is putting us all to shame. First is his best-ever on-ice costumes http://racked.com/archives/2014/02/17/johnny-weirs-fabulous-ice-fashion-see-his-bestever-costumes.php. Second is a great interview from Pret-a-Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/johnny-weir-his-sochi-outfits-680439. I watched the men's singles final a few days ago and wondered if Yuzuru Hanyu raided JW's closet for his Romeo and Juliet costume . . . turned out JW actually designed it. Can't believe I called that.

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    1. I honestly didn't give him much attention when he was competing actively, but I'm a huge fan of Johnny Weir right now. I follow his IG account - he's got some fierce style! I wish his and Tara's commentaries were aired more often.

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    2. I do too. The only segment I've seen was one where he and Billy Bush from Access Hollywood (huh?) went fishing. Because that has so much to do with ice skating. At least he was in a fur coat :-)

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    3. I don't know why he and Tara don't get the primetime commentating gigs - I think they'd be more fun to listen to!

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  16. That is such a great jacket! I love it with the gingham. I feel like I am pinning all your outfits to be recreated at a later date! ;) And sadly I hear you about #2. It's bad enough as a teenager, but if you survived with it until 20 you should just automatically never get them again!

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  17. If it makes you feel any better, I still deal with pimples on a daily basis. It's frustrating to say the least!

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  18. Wow, that is the coolest bomber jacket ever! And you're such a unique person :) Mirror writing naturally! It sounds too hard for me, haha.

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    1. Mirror writing is not really a career builder though, hehe.

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  19. First, gorgeous outfit! I love the jacket!

    Oh my gosh, your morning concoction gave me shivers. Aaaahhhh! I do not think I could do that even one day. And I have an unlimited supply of honey as a beekeeper's daughter. The older I get, the more I break out. You are not alone!

    Jenni

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    1. Well for sure never try to drink the vinegar straight - gag, hack, cough, choke!

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  20. I love your tweed jacket, it's such a unique piece. I just learned how to make macarons, and now I'm excited to experiment with other flavors and variations.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  21. I can mirror write (write backwards), too! I taught myself how to do when I was in 4th grade, just because. Weird talents unite! ;)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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    1. Oh cool, we can write weird things to each other through a plate of glass!

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  22. Since I did my detox, I have been having the same apple cider vinegar drink every morning. I add freshly squeezed juice of a lemon in it as well. I have really learned to love the taste of it and miss it when I don't have it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. You are braver than I, girl. I still don't like it - though when mixed in with some apple cinnamon tea, it is actually tolerable!

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  23. Pimples haven't ended for me either lol...it sucks! Your jacket is so cute!

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  24. Cute jacket! And yes, caramel and raspberry macarons are the best!

    Kendra
    Closet Confections - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  25. I can't take Kurt Browning seriously anymore, ever since he set fire to his house trying to dry out his Porsche with a leaf blower (article here). Dude may have been a great skater, but he's dummm. ;)

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    1. Haha, that's fantastic! Filing that under my "reasons why I dislike Kurt Browning" folder.

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  26. i tried to do the whole apple cider vinegar thing for about a week, and i hated every minute of it!!

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  27. Lisa, I went through the same thing for a period of time with my skin. I was like, how can I be going through this? My teenage years are long gone. HAHAHA I ended up going to the dermatologist. Doubt you need to do that though. She prescribed some pills. I washed with Cetaphil for a couple of years and now I just get an occasional pimple somewhere on my face (a pop up). It could be stress, diet or skin care products.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yeah, I am hoping it will just go away after a bit - we'll see!

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  28. I absolutely adore your necklace! It's so pretty! And now I'm really craving macarons, haha!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  29. I want to see you mirror write! That is incredible!
    xo,cynthia

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  30. lol I can relate to items 2 and 7. hmmm hot water and vinegar...

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  31. very polished look! love

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    dawn

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  32. I used to drink Bragg's with water and honey. The lemon and water mix is more bearable tho :) Tweed jackets gives more of a classic feeling. Love that you paired it with a neutral bag :) Fab!

    New blog http://2four7blog.blogspot.com/

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  33. Lisa, Congrats on the award! it is nice to know those things about you. Your complexion looks flawless to me, for what it is worth, and I love this outfit today. The check with that great almost flier de Lis pattern is gorgeous and y are the queen of statement necklaces, always adding a bit if polish to a pretty outfit,. greet style !,
    XX, Ells
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  34. I love the olympics as well. I just mute the TV when people I dislike commentate.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  35. The orange in the outfit is a nice pop of colour. I would have liked some more colour near your face too. Other than that, it is a great outfit.
    Little thing about myself: I hate sport, don't even want to watch it. Would have missed the Olympics entirely if it wasn't for all the medals the Dutch won. Though that still did not tempt me to watch TV. Which is why it is a miracle that I go to fitness class twice a week. For ten years now. Hating every minute of it. My health thing.
    Greetje
    PS congratulations with the Shine on Award nod.

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