Marie Claire

The September Issue(s)

I’ve been receiving my September issues recently and have excitedly scanned the pages full of fall’s latest trends.

But today, “The Bible” finally arrived! I posted this little quadra-pic on Instagram earlier of me and “my precious”!

I’m so looking forward to NYC’s Fashion Week!! Gotta love the September Issue!!

Love, GK


I.Q. [S]! T.2 – Day #4

Ok. I’m bored with the quitting smoking coverage.

I guess I thought it would be more painful and therefore make for better inspiration and better blog material. It wasn’t very hard at all. I wore a patch for 2 full days. On the 3rd day I had one that wasn’t even my brand after a particularly horrid morning. That 1 cig did not send me into a downward nicotine fueled spiral. In fact, in situations like driving, after a meal, while others are smoking, I decidedly do not smoke. I chug water, work out, write, etc. Today, I did not wear a patch again and again, I was fine. In celebration of how awesome I am, I will have a smoke following the completion of this post. I’ve achieved what I wanted, control. If I want one, I can have one. I just will not allow myself to incorporate smoking cigarettes in my everyday routine. Now, I might be talking some crazy, Charlie Sheen sized B.S., but that’s yet to be determined. I really believe this is a mind over matter thing and my best friend Kacie told me so before I tried the patches. I swear she knows me better than myself sometimes.

My next mission is eating better. Yesterday I bought some fruit to snack on. I do not eat enough and when I eat it’s total crap food. I’ve inspired myself to take control over this area of my life next. I wanted to try and eat 5-6 times a day, 3 meals and snacks.
Morning: Large Orange
Mid-Morning: Banana
Lunch: 1/2 Publix Sub
Dinner: Totally Amazing Salad
Evening: Cheez-Its (I know this isn’t healthy, but just love Cheez-Its!)
Late Night: Pineapple (Come on, I have the day off tomorrow… I’m allowed to get a little crazy with a late night snack)

I promise I won’t post about every flippin’ thing I eat from here on out, I’m just really proud of myself and making all these positive changes. But seriously, check out the beautiful and delicious salad I made myself for dinner tonight: Iceberg Lettuce & Spinach with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Chicken and Raspberry Vinaigrette… it was amazing.

 (No, I wasn’t eating on a bathroom floor. The kitchen counters are tiled, and I hate it.)

I love when I have the time to cook. Even if it’s only a salad for myself, it just feels good. I also bought myself two pairs of workout shorts and a workout top!

For the rest of the evening I’ll be relaxing with three of my favorite mags. Tomorrow I’m buying that purple bathing suit I’ve been obsessing over. I hesitated buying it because I just bought the white with “yellow polka dot”s bikini (and I spent a little more than I usually like to spend on a bathing suit) but I can’t stop thinking about the adorable purple one I saw at target last week. I saw it again the other night and I have to have it. I’m waking up and going to get my purple bikini!

I wasn’t particularly excited about any of the covers…

Recent Reads & Trend Spotting

Today I picked up the December issues of both Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. I was SO excited to see two of my favorite girls on the covers: Emma Watson and Katy Perry.

The Emma Watson article in Marie Claire was fantastic! (girl crush alert!) Emma discussed studying at Brown University and life beyond Hermione Granger. She also talked fashion, and when this gorgeous fashionista talks fashion, I listen. One quote I particularly loved:

“… In this day and age, the way you present yourself to the world is a big deal. … I love fashion, but that’s not going to be the most important thing about my day. I’m never going to look perfect all the time. …” -♥ her!

Emma Watson, Marie Claire December 2010

I definitely suggest picking up the issue if you havn’t already. In addition to the fabulous Emma…

There were some really great reads and trend-spotting reports:

Neutrals are obviously in.
Lots of soft creams and off-whites.

As if it were any secret… Metallics. Especially Golds.
Goes along with the Neutrals, but with glitz.

Also, something I need more of, are laces
and whimsical textures.
(I’d love, and desperately want, a feather skirt!)

And over all, lots of sparkle!

Check out these totally amazing Chanel Earrings featured on the Horoscope page of
December’s Harper’s Bazaar.

♥ I’m in love. ♥
I would totally wear them any and every time I did a Tarot read, Palm read or
Astrology chart for someone.