Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mockingjay Part 1

Last Thursday, the twentieth, I saw Mockingjay and was super ecstatic, of course, to view the film I'd waited so long for! I enjoyed it immensely, because you always do when it's your favorite book being portrayed on screen since a movie is such a different, crazy transformation. I thought it was good in a different way than Catching Fire- it was more emotionally rich, very intense and beautiful and dramatic. It wasn't on-the-surface-dumb-enjoyment; you had to actually be into the series/pay attention to the movie to grasp it all. And because it was so special, my outfit had to be, too, right?!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Warmest Time of the Year

It is a window clouded over
with the breath of a thousand
hopeless romantics 
tracing initials off of
their hearts
and onto the glass

It is a mug of hot chocolate warming
snow cold, red rimmed fingertips
and filling up your insides like
a batch of lava poured straight
to your soul, right there
to fill you like a cake
that isn't as good without its filling

It is a pair of fuzzy, striped toe socks
and matching pajamas
so that during your sleepy, messy
movie nights you can brush
popcorn crumbs off your lap
as an excuse to finger the material
that takes the form of a caterpillar's cocoon, 
a second layer of skin
much more effective than the first

It is the warmest time of the year,
where we are so cold our breath leaves
our dark, chapped red lips in
clouds of white 
and even cars, who are so
keen to hide their life from the world,
allow themselves to exhibit the simple
motion of breathing 
with the rest of the beings
as they emit their own puffy clouds,
chugging down the road 
and breathing the kind of
breaths that really, truly, literally
makes the world a warmer place

It is when magical white powder
falls down from the heavens
like God Himself is enjoying
a slice of cake
and when he blew out the candle
some of the sifted powder fell down
so that on His birthday we all
could partake in His celebration

It is when the sun sleeps early 
so the moon can have his fair share
of time in the spotlight

It is when dark lipsticks reappear
and fresh changes, too
as we decide long hair is good
for the time being
for it is good at it's job
of serving as a built-in scarf

It is a thousand books reopened and reread and relived
and a thousand worlds and characters and lives
who willingly lend their lives for us to borrow
while ours are put on hold as the blizzard rages

It is when we are alone 
and forced to seek out the 
warmth hidden in the cold
and it is when we are shown
just how much warmth
can be found during
even the coldest time 
of the year

It is winter


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Silver Snow-Dotted Pine Trees

Oh, who doesn't love matte black nail polish? Such a classy twist on a more "teenage trashy" color. I think the days of "You can wear nail polish now, but no black, alright?" are slowly coming to an end. I've added the "keep reading" tab because I blab on and on and on and some of my posts can get pretty crazy so if you're interested in seeing more of this outfit, hit that button and read (look?) away!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Greek Goddess

Last Thursday I had the spontaneous urge to be a Greek goddess for the day. (Hard to find outfits that go with the flower crown.) The outfit made it a good day, which was needed after a rough week. Wanted to title this by an acual name of a Greek godess but couldn't decide on one; they're all so strong and unique. So happy with these pictures- I can't get over how real they look! I look so genuinely happy and alive, and I'm exuberant to share my most favorite dress of all eternity with you (probably the most angelic and elegant gift I've ever received).

Monday, November 3, 2014

2014 Chicago Halal Food Festival


Hello and Salam to all! Hope your past few weekends have been treating you well. Mine have been absolutely nuts these past couple weeks and this post is about the 2nd Annual Chicago Halal Food Festival last weekend. I went last Saturday, the twenty-fifth (it was a two day event Oct. 25&26), and had myself a wonderful time with my older brother and father. [Props to my mom for staying home with my little sister, whose tummy was hurting. She got better just in time for her birthday the 27th, though ;)]