Whats The Coolest Thing A Stranger has Ever Given You!?

Okay go!

Well let me share mine first, though it’s kind of my husband’s, but I was there too 🙂 It was about a year ago, this time of year, or maybe last spring. Sam and I were walking home from work, when a complete stranger gave us a hand-made CD case ( get the inspiration for your future DIYs 🙂 ) And the only thing he said was –

“Take it man, it’s good music, you’ll like it!”

I love how complete strangers make those assumptions about you!


Here is the close up on the clasp – I was going to take it off and turn into some piece of hipster jewelry, but since I’m keeping the case, I am keeping my hands off of it at the same time!

I’ve never heard of any of those bands before, but took time to research some of them. And even though not all of them are something I would listen to, I love the way it’s all made:


I picked some songs for you, randomly, if you know anything about these bands, feel free to fill me in!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! And make sure to share your gifts from strangers stories in the comments below!



PS. Also why do you think this stranger guy was getting rid of the CD case?


Earth Day Outfit

Happy Earth Day everyone, I hope you had a great day and reduced, reused or recycled! Here is what I got out of this day:

I recycled an almost empty tinted moisturizer at the Origins counter at Macy’s and got a full size Age Defense Moisturizer with SPF 25 – it usually comes in a jar, so don’t be confused by the packaging 😉

I also scored a free reusable bag at Target, don’t know what I am going to use it for yet, but it’s good to have!

The L’oreal sample came from the May issue of Vogue magazine.

And finally – free coffee in my reusable RBC mug from Caribou 🙂

I had to work today, which meant wearing black for the 4 hours that I spent at Macy’s, but then Sam and I went to a concert, and I went all out for that:

Shoes: Nine West Vintage America

Jeans: Ragstock

Shirt: Old Navy

Sheer Blouse: Ragstock

Jacket: BCBG Max Azria

Bag: Coach

Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

The show we saw was pretty good, we only stayed for one band (Step in Clouds), but they were giving away free CDs. I personally thought they sounded something like Augustana.

Earth Day is now one of my favorite holidays 😉 What did you do today?



Поздравляю всех с Днем Земли, я надеюсь что у вас был отличный день и вы каким-то образом помогли нашей чудесной планете! Вот что я вынесла для себя из этого дня:

Увлажняющий крем от Origins с SPF 25 – я сдала почти пустую бакну от tinted moisturizer фирмы Physicians Formula и получила полноразмерный крем бесплатно! Обычно он выпускается в банке, а не тубе, так что если вы пользуетесь фирмой Origins, не думайте, что я вас путаю!

В магазине Target мне дали сумку для продуктов многоразового использования, такие очень популярны в Америке! Я еще не знаю как буду ее использовать, потому что она небольшая по размеру, но в хозяйстве пригодиться!

Пробники от Л’Ореаль были в Майском номере журнала Vogue.

И наконец – бесплатный кофе из кофейни Caribou – я просто принесла термо кружку и все!

Я работала сегодня, так что в течение 4х часов я была одета во все черное, но вечером мы с Сэмом пошли на концерт, и я разрядилась на славу 😉

Ботильоны на танкетке: Nine West Vintage America

Джинсы: Ragstock

Розовая футболка: Old Navy

Прозрачная белая блузка: Ragstock

Пиджак: BCBG Max Azria

Сумка: Coach

Часы: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Концерт был неплохой, мы послушали только одну группу (Step in Clouds), они также раздавали бесплатные диски! Они чем-то напомнили мне группу Augustana.

С сегодняшнего дня – День Земли – мой любимый праздник! А чем вы занимались сегодня?



Songs that help me get off my A**, I mean Butt!

1. Paris by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


2. Strip Me by Natasha Bedingfield


3. The dog days are over by Florence and the Machine


4. Ne Me Quitte Pas by Regina Spektor


5. We are golden by Mika


Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! I am starting an exciting process this week, which is going to bring complete changes into my life, and I couldn’t be more excited!



Remembering the fall of 2009! One of the concerts I went to in NYC. I have the actual video on FB, and not on my Mac. I will post that video once I get it off my other computer. Enjoy this one now! The song is called A Hundred Hearts, by Swimmers, from Philly! What more can I say, it’s is LOVE!

Remember, “You only got one heart, but a hundred people want it!” So pay attention who you give your heart to!