Thursday, March 1, 2012

Redecoration Inspiration: Bed Edition

When I decided to redo my room, I  had two goals in mind.  One was to have all white beddings.  I'd been living in the land of ivory for far too long and I drastically needed something fresher.  The second was to update my style in a more grown up way but still holding on to that fun girly aspect I had before.  I had done "shabby chic" for years and was hoping for something a little more clean.

So when I saw this...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Safe & Sound (The Hunger Games) by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars

Alright, so I am incredibly psyched about The Hunger Games (tickets on sale TODAY) and this is the first video! I love Taylor Swift and have recently been getting into The Civil Wars and I think this video is amazing!
I went to college in Appalachia (where District 12 is) and one of the things I miss most about living in the area are the valleys and the open spaces. The fog in the mornings was always my favorite part, it was very eerie but also incredibly comforting. I remember driving down to Athens, Ohio in the very early morning with my dad and this is exactly what it always looked like, just without a girl in a white dress wandering around singing.

So now that you just completed Reminiscing 101, enjoy the video.

Metropolitan Redecoration

So, I'm not exactly razing a building, but I am doing some pretty hardcore redecorating in my bedroom.  Get ready ladies and gentleman, I haven't changed it up since like 2004 so things are about to get real. Well, not too real, I'm not painting walls or anything but I am PAINTING like and artist, on canvas.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

On Openings

"I wouldn't miss the opening of a door."
- Nan Kempner

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Magical Weekend in NOLA

What happens when your employer is having a reception in a city you've been dying to go to since forever? You weasel your way in until they feel there is absolutely no other option but to send you! That ladies and gentleman, is how I was able to spend a really magical weekend in New Orleans.

We Are Young by Fun. ft. Janelle MonĂ¡e

Thanks to my awesome roommate for telling be how awesome Fun. is. I can't stop listening to this song and thinking, is 28 still considered young?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sale Watch: Neon Edition

Adia Kibur Multi-Strand Neon Bead & Crystal Necklace 
So, it's a very neon Friday here at Metropolitan Fairytale.  As I mentioned earlier, neon is HUGE this spring.  Seriously, it's everywhere.

As a child of the nineties, I totally dig it.  I also love how you can pair it with more brights, or as I prefer, with nudes.

Last winter I bought a beautiful, flowing nude dress for a wedding in Mexico and at the time paired it with an Indian-inspired gold necklace.  This year, I'll be heading to Costa Rica for a little vaca and hope to dress down the frock for a nice, romantic dinner. 

Ideally, I'll be wearing this bright little number to the left.  It's currently on Shopbop for $174, which is just a little too steep for a trend piece as far as I'm concerned. 

I'm all for neon, but it's going to be short lived I believe. Our eyes can only take it for a season and it's going to be blinding Forever 21 shoppers for at least the next six months.  When it comes to trends, focus on the accessories and keep your big purchases classics.

Has anyone seen any great neon necklaces similar to the one here?  If not, I'll have my eye on this one for the next few months.

P.S. This is a great neon piece that's a good price and tons of fun.  It can add color to your everyday wardrobe! Love!

On Love...and Chocolate

"All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

- Charles M. Schulz

Neons and Nudes

A great thing happened this weekend!

New Year, New Me?

I love a New Year.  I also love, that due to my birthday being on the 4th, that I extend all New Years Resolutions until right about now.

As of right now, I feel icky and full.  I've been eating for 4 days straight and not depriving myself one bit.  It's easy to immediately jump on the "workout more" bandwagon, but I find that every year I do that, I just fail.

I will continue to work out and keep active but it's not a resolution, it just needs to stay part of my life.

I do have a few resolutions, however.  I figured that if I posted them online I would feel more inclined to follow through on them.  Some are vague, some are specific.  So here goes...