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Made to Dance

I like the idea of clothing that requires a wearer. Tulle ballgowns and sharply tailored suites look stunning on a hanger, but there are lots of clothing that look like a lumpy mess until they find someone to “activate” them. More of a symbiotic relationship than a partnership. This gorgeous wedding dress is one of those items.

Dress 1 Dress 3 Dress 4 Dress 5 Dress 8 Dress 7 Dress 6 Dress 2 Dress 9

It reminds me of a quote from the Secret Lives of Dresses:

“I didn’t really didn’t know that I was a dress built for dancing, though, until she started dancing by herself. She’d put me and the music on and just spin and spin…A knife cuts and a hose waters and I help her dance. That’s how it is”

And yes, like I said, I know this is supposed to be a wedding dress, but it would be shamefully limiting – that dress was made to dance.

 

All images from oncewed.


Books!

I need more books! Not Nook or Kindle ebooks, real live actual tangible books, with new book smell. There are two books coming out later this year that I am completely jazzed about. They are currently on my Amazon wish list and will be pre-ordered shortly.

Book 1

The first is Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, by the guys of the website (you guessed it) Thug Kitchen. I loved this site before I became a vegetarian, because it shows you make healthy and delicious food like a bad-ass. Since their book promises to be full of new recipes and B.A.M.F-ness. it is a must have for the Bucior household. Andy is as excited as I am,  I may be able to get out of making dinner another night a week.

Book 2

The second is My Drink Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking and Going with Your Gut by the amazing and completely adorable Hannah Hart. Hannah started the wildly popular You Tube show My Dunk Kitchen on MyHarto a few years ago, and as her fan base grew she also created YourHarto which contained more personal footage, like answering questions about her personal life, sexuality and her coming out story. It’s been really incredible to see someone be so open about their life and use their notoriety to help others, I can’t wait to see what will be in the book, and on a lighter note, considering her misadventures in the kitchen, the recipes are going to be hilarious.

I love new books!


A Little Library Love

The best job I ever had was working for the “lost books” department at the Strozier Library at FSU. The pay was crap and due to numerous budget cuts by the university, my hours had been cut in half (ultimately why I had to leave), but I loved it. Basically, my job was to do a final shelf search and make sure that the books that were listed as overdue or lost were in fact overdue or lost and not just incorrectly logged in. Not the most glamorous job, but I got to spend hours wondering through the stacks surrounded by the smell of old books. Bonus, I also had an almost endless supply of reading material for my break time. I recently discovered a book called The Library: A World History,and man would I love to search for books in one of these places!

Library 1

Library 2

Library 3

Library 4

Library 5

Library 6

Images from here.


Book Worm

It rained all weekend. It was wonderful. Well, with the exception of being stranded in the craft store for an extra half an hour. I didn’t really mind, but I could see Andy eying the distance between the door in the car.  Finally, it let up enough for us to make a break for it and bonus, it held off long enough for us to get groceries and get them inside before it kicked up again. The rest of the weekend was spent reading and doing some minor house cleaning. The only thing that would have made it better was weather cool enough to necessitate a hot mug of tea.

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 6

I want it to be Autumn so badly, but  Florida is the sunshine state and we’ll be lucky if things have cooled off by the end of October. So for now I’ll just have to settle for iced tea and the breeze created by the AC.

All images from here.


Friday Link Love

Friday Link Love 1

It’s a rainy Norah Jones song kind of day, but that’s okay because it’s Friday. That means I don’t have to go to work tomorrow, or wake up early. Really, that’s all I need to make it a good day. To sweeten the end of the week buzz here are the links.

I’ve always found the idea of basil ice cream interesting, but I’ve not been brave enough to try it.

The most recent Living In by Design Sponge is for the Babysitter’s Club movie, I honestly didn’t care much for the movie itself, but I couldn’t get enough of the books when I was growing up.

One of my favorite Pinterest boards of the week.

The July Catalog for Free People.

These beautiful covered books are now at the top of my Etsy favorites list.

For those of you who don’t understand how bad-ass being a vegan can be, check out Thug Kitchen.*

A great DIY for making cute custom envelopes for pretty much any occasion.

And to wrap it up, a look at Amanda’s sketchbook and the upcoming designs for Wit & Whistle.

 

Image from here.
*contains language some my find offensive