Listening to She & Him – Volume 3

One time during a family gathering my daddy and I hopped in my car to run an errand – typical.  Naturally, being my car I chose our tunes – also typical.  My dad made some comments like, “Why do you only listen to old music?”  To which I replied, “Is there a problem with that?”  Now the band in question wasn’t actually oldies, it was a little Black Keys but since then I have been contemplating the music I enjoy… it all does seem to have a bit of a retro-vibe to it.  In answer to my own question.. No, there is nothing wrong with that.

I have a few songs from She & Him‘s earlier albums but I’ve never listened to their latest one which was released last year.  If you’re not familiar with She & Him that’s them below.  You may recognize the she part of She & Him, Zooey Deschanel, as she’s on a top rated Fox Network Sitcom that I also adore… New Girl.  If you’re into the retro-vibe like me this is good feeling music that will have you toe-tapping and trying to sing along while you surf the web or in my case answer emails and grade papers… so many papers!!!!  Enjoy!


Click to purchase Volume 3 on iTunes.

P.S. If you can’t use the Spotify link… sorry! 1) You should definitely find some youtube videos of She & Him like this one or this one…. and 2) You should most definitely download Spotify because it is the best!


Golden Globes Style

Okay so last night was the Golden Globes and though I gave up halfway through watching the show I saw all I wanted to see. The only reason I enjoy watching awards shows is to see all the beautiful dresses and styles.

My favorite makeup was Lea Michele‘s smokey eye makeup. For some reason to me a special event always calls for a smokey eye. But that’s about the only part of her look I enjoyed.

I saw a few nude colored dresses at the event but most really drowned out the wearer (see both funny ladies Amy Poehler and Kristin Wiig). The one and only nude colored ensemble that I did like was Heidi Klum‘s. I think the trick was pairing the tan colored dress with a vibrant turquoise necklace. And with the bright color so close to her face, her natural makeup looked fresh not drab.

Hair is often hit or miss. Sometimes hair is done so “just so” that all that product makes it look stiff and kinda gross. I thought Reese Witherspoon‘s hair looked perfectly undone. It was natural feeling. The ease of her do really made me visualize her as the southern bell she claims to be.

Favorite Head to Toe: Michelle Williams because she’s cute as a button and totally embraces her own vintage hipster style.  I love when she does the glam version of her personal style.  It means she wears things other celebs might wear but makes it her own.  Also on the list is Zooey Deschanel.  I absolutely love her in New Girl.  I at time’s think that if I had a celebrity personality twin it would be her… or at least I’d like to think so.  You look at her and you think wow she’s gorgeous then she’s speaks and she’s really nice and funny in a kind of dorky way.  I call it being adorkable.  Anyway her dress is a one of a kind stunner and though it’s a little weird and futuristic-ee, I applaud her for not sticking to her comfort zone which is vintage all the way.  Also she had tiny tuxedo’s on each of her nails.  So cute!!!  The only complaint is I think her bangs need a trim.  I hate that you can’t really see her beautiful eyes.  And third on my list is Laura Dern.  I am a sucker for emerald green.  It might be the absolute ugliest dress you’ve ever seen, make it in green and I’m all over it.  But this dress is really great.  I love that it has a slight train.  It’s tight and sparkly and makes her seem leaner and taller.  And I think the color looks beautiful against fairer skin.

My least favorite look at the event was Sarah Michelle Gellar.  The dress just was not my cup of tea.  SMG hasn’t been on a red carpet in a while but it looked like she really wanted to do it big and that means big dress.  It looked to voluminous and not in a flattering way.  However, I did kind of like the print.

Honorable Mention goes to Helen Mirren for being beautiful and sexy at 66.  I’m also a sucker for navy blue.  I don’t think I’ve ever considered it my favorite color but if you looked in my closet that would likely be your first guess.

And finally, the two that puzzled me the most were Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman.  Yes they looked stunning.  Yes their dresses were interesting and nice but I’m still not sure if I like their overall look.  Angie’s dress was so structural her severe hair and makeup maker her look like an ice queen.  And Nicole Kidman is so beautiful and pale skinned so her silvery taupe dress, I thought, washed her out.  However, it did have interesting detail and I’m sure it was stunning in person.