Happy Trend Watch Wednesday, girls and guys! The sun is shining in Northwest Arkansas today and we are being told, (fingers crossed), that it might hit 58 degrees this weekend. That's almost 60, which seems like 90 compared to recent temps.
Bring on the T-shirts and flip flops, please!
So, as always, something random before we get started:
I finally worked up the nerve to watch Paranormal Activity last night after, (I kid you not), months of debating. I'm the biggest weenie when it comes to scary movies, even though I love them and the adrenaline rush they provide. I admit, I'm a little afraid of the dark and already have problems sleeping steadily through the night, so I wasn't sure this would be the best choice of film for little Miss Leslie.
In the words of my friend Lisa, "I wanted to be able to sleep again before next Christmas."
One of my guy friends who'd already seen it and promised it wasn't "that bad" brought over the DVD last night. I turned on every light in the house, made sure my door was locked and prepared to be petrified.
And was I petrified? Ehhhhh...not so much.
I gotta say, even though it was definitely creepy, I slept like a baby last night. I think it would have been much scarier in a darkened movie theater with better sound quality than my TV. The only part that really "got" me, was when the chick's face morphs during the final shot. Now that, my friends, was disturbing.
But yeah, it wasn't quite the life-changing horror movie experience I was expecting. Still a great movie though and the actor's do an amazing job building tension and telling a believable, well-crafted story. So even if you're a big wimp like me, you can still watch this and sleep soundly.
Now for TWW. Let's talk about military-inspired trends.
I recently (recently as in, like today), signed up for Vogue's Gilt Groupe, which is a terrific shopping website sponsored by the mag. Just what I need, more shopping inspiration, haha!
The military look seems to drift in and out from season to season, but I've always LURVED this style, so I'm glad it's making a comeback. The key this spring is to pair the structured military pieces with softer more feminine pieces to balance the outfit.
What do you think? Kind of like G.I. Jane meets Ralph Lauren, huh?
Photo credits: Vogue Gilt Groupe