A Tulle Skirt

Tulle and Trinkets

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What I wore: Target Tee, A’reve Tulle Skirt, Sam Edelman Flats, Handbag Heaven Bag

For having a blog called “Tulle and Trinkets,” I have surprisingly little tulle in my closet. Trinkets, yes, those are sitting all over our house, but I was seriously lacking in the tulle department … until I finally found my perfect tulle skirt during the girls’ getaway with Karin. I found the skirt at a really cute boutique called Mulberry Cottage, which reminds me of Ruche, clothes-wise, but has a storefront (in other words, it’s awesome).

I love how the skirt sits at my waistline (always flattering on a pear-shape figure like mine), and I like the tea-length of it. For the skirt’s debut night out, I went really casual with the rest of my outfit with a long-sleeved tee, nude ballet flats, and a bun, naturally.

The only problem is, I need fancy…

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Heart, by Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon

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heartI am the first to flee at the sight of blood. As such, I don’t watch boxing and I quickly switch the channel when watching football if the station decides there is a need to show slow motion replays of a player’s injury from EVERY ANGLE. But for whatever reason, I can stomach violence in graphic novels, as the images can be processed as art by my brain, conveniently disconnected from reality.

Browsing our shelves, I picked up a copy of Heart but almost put it back again when I realized that the story revolved around an MMA (mixed-martial arts) fighter. I ended up holding on to the volume, deciding that since I had been in a reading rut recently, something so far out of my normal comfort zone might be just what I needed.

The story throws you right into the middle of the octagon at the beginning of…

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Pumpkin Pie Macarons

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I made these deee-lish pumpkin pie macarons on Sunday, and they were gone by Monday afternoon. They were that good. For these, I decided to leave the shells plain white to let the orange filling “pop!” Plus, I think the white is a little ghoste-like, in the spirit of Halloween! These would be a great sweet for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner.

I used my trusty macaron recipe, adapted from Martha Stewart, with an amazing pumpkin pie extract that I purchased off Amazon. I’ve been told this macaron shell recipe is “foolproof,” so give it a shot! Making macarons is easier than you think, trust me.

Pumpkin Pie Macaron Shells

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour ran through food processor
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 large egg whites at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie extract (This is what I…

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James Franco for ’50 Shades,’ and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • James Franco stars in just about everything else, so why not “Fifty Shades of Grey”? Britney Spears, for one, would buy a ticket to that movie. “I love James Franco,” she cooed to London’s KISS FM. “I think he’s really cool.” But the more we think about it, the more Britney Spears’ casting suggestion makes perfect sense. EL James and Sam Taylor-Johnson, get on that. [HuffPost]
  • As if “Toy Story 3” wasn’t horrifying enough — we can’t be the only ones who covered our eyes during that furnace scene! — Pixar aired a Halloween special called “Toy Story of Terror” on ABC Wednesday night. We didn’t watch it, but a lot of you did: The half-hour special tied for top ratings with Fox’s coverage of the American League Championship Series. [Zap2It]
  • And if “Toy Story of Terror” wasn’t sufficiently horrifying, try…

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Don’t Make These 5 Writing Mistakes

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Okay, “mistakes” might be a little harsh. Some of this is subjective.

And I’ll admit that, when it comes to writing and words, I’m easily annoyed.

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you might remember my lists of annoying and disgusting words.

Maybe I respect the English language in some weird way, which leads to projecting my expectations on to other writers. I don’t know. This isn’t a therapy session, though, so I’ll get on with today’s post, which, of course, is about writing techniques that annoy me.

I know you didn’t ask, and you probably don’t even care, but here I am sharing anyway.

Don’t do this stuff:

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Alexander Skarsgard might take a bite out of Christian Grey and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • As rumors swirl about who will replace Charlie Hunnam in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the latest names tossed into the rumor mill are Vampire hotties, Alexander Skarsgard and Robert Pattinson. [EW.com]
  • Kelly Clarkson seems to be gearing up for the ultimate Moment Like This. She is reportedly tying the knot with fiancé Brandon Blackstock this weekend. [People]
  • “Once Upon a Time” just added a dark force to their fractured fairytales by casting Marilyn Manson as the voice of The Shadow. The show creators said, “We wanted to cast someone with the vocal ability to make our skin crawl.” [THR]
  • Get ready to return to Pandora. “Avatar” actor Sam Worthington reveals that the sequels – parts 2, 3 and 4 – will start filming in October 2014. [Variety]

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Classic Rock Star Photos From The 70s.

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Photographer Brad Elterman was only 16 when he’d sneak out of his parents house and borrow their car to drive to the sunset strip. His goal? To party with rock stars, naturally. Luckily, he also happened to have a camera around his neck. What came next was a goldmine of candid snapshots from some of the biggest rock stars at the time. Check out some of the stunning results below, and go here for more.

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Classic Old School 70s Skateboarding Photos
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Gatsby For Nintendo, Old Sport!

The link isn’t working anymore D:

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Hey, did you know that The Great Gatsby comes out on Friday? Have I mentioned that before? Did you know I’m a Gatsby fan? I haven’t talked about that before, have I?

You know I’ll have to review the movie after I watch it (going on Sunday). I might do that next week.

In the meantime, here’s a great way to kill a few hours while you are at work today. Don’t blame me, though.

It’s a 100% fully functional, fully playable online version of The Great Gatsby NES video game from the 1980s.

This is what the internet was made for, my friends.

Gatsby in a video game? Weird. But crazy cool weird. Here’s how it works, according to the Gatsby game website that hosts it.

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Just Kids, by Patti Smith

reblogging so I can show my friend later

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Just KidsPatti Smith is the proto-punk goddess whose music is fierce, but hardly every listener’s cup of tea. Robert Mapplethorpe was a photographer whose most famous works were pictures of nude men, often depicted in sexually explicit poses and masochistic acts. I like some edgy things, but neither of these artists really do much for me, and a more conservative person might run the other way. I’m not even a huge fan of their scene, where style and innovation seem to matter more than substance, but I’ve always been curious about those magical moments in history where a group of creative people find each other and use the energy of their meeting to create something new.

Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, captures just such a time perfectly. Smith came to New  York in 1967 after giving up a baby to adoption upstate. She was young and looking for a fresh…

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well I guess this is my first real blog. Because let’s be serious, Tumblr doesn’t count. But you should totally follow me on there anyway: sexy-dalek.tumblr.com. I guess I’ll post some stuff. Not sure what yet. okay bye

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