Thursday, February 5, 2009

Being Blair Waldorf

Shirt: New York & Co., Skirt: Old Navy, Belt: New York & Co.,
Necktie: French Toast, Headband: Yea, I made it :P

Brittany as Blair Waldorf @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

I'm channeling my inner-Blair this morning:
from the (homemade) bow headband, white oxford, cross tie, flair skirt and Mary Janes.

Loving it! I was really wishing I could take a picture of myself today to post it on here, but my camera charger (along with my battery inside of it) is currently MIA...and then I remembered that I can take a picture with my iphone and email it! The quality of the picture is obviously not very good (to my bane, the iphone is not made for taking self-portraits! If you know me, you know that's a problem for me!) but I've used my vast mental superiority and come up with a solution--I'll take a picture of myself using the bathroom mirror!

So, for the record...Brittany as Blair:
Brittany as Blair Waldorf @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I know this is my third post of the day, but I just had to.  I'm brimming with ideas!

I've recently heard about this new thing 
called "Mom cards" which are basically contact cards for mommies.  What they really are is just a chic version of a business card, withou
t busin
essy.  Think Victorian era calling cards, back when it was the ubercool society lady's trend to whip a calling card out of her handbag, hand it casually to another woman (or man!) and say, "
Call me!"  What a great idea for moms, whether it is setting up a playdate, meeting new friends, or just trying to give someone your contact information while trying to juggle a newborn.

That being said, I don't think these new calling cards are only great for parents.  I think the calling card trend should come back full scale.  I'm employed full time, but I don't really need a business card for the line of work I'm in.  Many times when I'm meeting new people though, I find myself longing for the convenience that my husband has when he pulls out his wallet and flicks a business card at a new friend.

I want a calling card!  The biggest difference between these new calling cards a
nd boring old business cards are that they are creative!  They're colorful!  The
y stand out!  They are not meant to be used in a professional setting, and they don't want to.  Calling cards also have different contact information--meanin
g your home address and your personal email and your cell phone number.  The point is that these cards are meant to be given to new and old friends not business associates you don't want to call you after hours.

Below are just a few examples of some FUN and useful calling cards sites I've seen online.  I swear, I'm going to help bring this trend back, before I even have kids.  I'm all about being (or at least attempting) ladylike, and I can't wait for the opportunity to say, "Here's my calling card.  Give me a ring and we'll set that up, darling."  (Because naturally, my tone has to regress back fifty years.)

Looking pretty in the rain!!

The Limited Pretty in the Rain @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
I vow to look THIS put together next time it rains.
From The Limited Spring Fling collection.
Her freaking umbrella matches her dress.
I'd have to do this dress in pink, since I have a pink umbrella. In fact, I probably have a similar dress in pink. Its my go-to bright color.
I'm more impressed, however, in how pretty she looks, despite the non-existant rain. I might get some odd looks if I was carrying this umbrella and bundled up in this rain trench without a gray cloud in the matter how dang cute I look. :)

Still the Definition of Style.

Audrey Hepburn Definition of Style HOW TO DEFINE HERSELF:

"Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them."

"My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses."

"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion."

"It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it."

"You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you." –as Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffanys

"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated." –as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

"If I'm honest, I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all."


"After so many drive-in waitresses becoming movie stars, there has been this real drought, when along come class; somebody who actually went to school, can spell, maybe even plays the piano. She may be a wispy, thin little thing, but when you see that girl, you know you're really in the presence of something. In that league there's only ever been Garbo, and the other Hepburn, and maybe Bergman. It's a rare quality, but boy, do you know when you've found it." - Billy Wilder, director Breakfast at Tiffany's

"One got a sense that Audrey Hepburn didn't know how beautiful she was. There was never another movie star like her." - Issac Mizrahi, designer

"What a burden she lifted from women. There was proof that looking good need not be synonymous with looking bimbo. Thanks to their first glimpse of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, half a generation of young females stopped stuffing their bras and teetering on stiletto heels." - The New York Times

"She's a lady. When she participates in the academy awards, she makes all those starlets look like tramps. Thank you for your class, Audrey... If any one ever said anything derogatory about her, I'd push them in the river!" - Van Johnson

"Style is a word we use often and for a multitude of purposes. In the case of my mother, Audrey Hepburn, it was the extension of an inner beauty held up by a life of discipline, respect for the other and hope in humanity. lf the lines were pure and elegant it was because she believed in the power of simplicity. If there was timelessness it was because she believed in quality and if she still is an icon of style today, it is because once she found her look she stayed with it throughout her life. She didn't go with the trends, didn't reinvent herself every season. She loved fashion but kept it as a tool to compliment her look." - Sean H. Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn
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