03/01/2012 - 04/01/2012Bostonista: 03/01/2012 - 04/01/2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tough Times 2012

Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller photographed by Richard Avedon

I try not to use Bostonista as a place to vent or to talk about my personal life.
It's a fashion blog, this is (obviously) not a personal style blog or a dating blog or my private journal, and I assume most readers come to see pretty pictures or enter contests.
I try to respect that.

At the same time, I don't really have any other outlet for my frustrations.
And I've been frustrated a lot recently.

A lot of things have changed in my life since the beginning of the year.
One of them excellent; Most of them life changing.

Around the end of February the man I thought I'd be with for the rest of my life, who I have waited (not always so) patiently for for the past 7 years, dropped a bombshell. It still, all these weeks later, feels like a twisting knife in my gut. 

Then, said man, dropped back in to my life for a brief, incredibly painful hour with yet another revelation.
That afternoon, as he broke my heart over and over, my mom kept calling my cell. 
When I had finally composed myself enough to use the phone I called her back and found out that my Nana had been taken to the hospital but seemed to be okay.

In a fit of fury at man #1 I went on a date with a new guy and over a few weeks we fell into an easy rhythm and I thought he'd be a good summer fling to help take my mind off of man #1.

Two weeks later my Nana, an ever present voice in my head, passed away.

Bostonista turned 4 and I forgot to celebrate or acknowledge it.
Happy Belated Fourth Birthday, blog! 

Since the funeral I've been stressed out, prone to cry at anything, and somehow even more resentful towards man #1. You can't even send a sympathy card, you bastard?!
But at least I had man #2 to hang out with, right?

Today he decided that I want something more serious then he is willing to ever be (which I really, really don't) and so we should just be friends. The last thing I want after what man #1 did is a relationship.
Maybe I was too comfortable too quickly? Apparently, I'm not "fling" material to him, which is odd because every other guy I've ever met has always thought I was only "fling" material. I guess I could argue and try to change his mind but I don't care enough. 
I'm honestly just bummed to not have a guy to hang out with.

I realize that the last paragraph doesn't help me come across as very sympathetic, or even very likable, but I'm bitter. 

At least my hair looks really blond today.

Some pretty pictures so I'm not entirely off topic:
(For more gorgeous pictures, outfit inspiration, and visual candy check out Bostonista's Pinterest. It has 100% less self-pity. I promise)

I actually feel a little better. 
Thanks for listening.

Maybe I should change the name of my blog to Bitter Blond!

Confabulous Cases Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of my Confabulous Cases give-a-way is...

Congratulations Carolyn!

If you're so sad that you didn't win remember that you always can shop Confabulous online AND if you prefer to shop them in person Confabulous Cases will be at StyleFixx Boston 2012 on May 9th and 10th!
Now that I'm working at Stylefixx as a fashion editor I hope I'll be seeing you all at the event!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Bostonista Give-a-Way: Confabulous iPhone Case!

I don't know about you but when I finally got an iPhone last summer one of the things I was most excited about was all the case options!
Unfortunately, I've found the most stylish cases to also be the most expensive.

So I was incredibly excited to hear about Boston-based Confabulous Cases! The genius idea uses a clear backed Griffin iPhone 4 case with original designs on thin inserts. You can slip the case off and change the insert as often as you like! Once you have the clear case inserts are only $1.95-$3.95 each and at those prices your iPhone could have a different look every day of the month!

I'm excited to team up with Confabulous to offer my fabulous readers a chance to win a Confabulous Cases cluster!
If you win you'll receive a clear backed Griffin iPhone 4 case (fits iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S), 3 inserts of your choice and 1 deluxe insert. 

To enter follow both @thebostonista & @confabcases on Twitter.
For an extra entry "like" both Bostonista and Confabulous on Facebook.
For a THIRD entry follow Bostonista on Bloglovin.
Make sure to comment on this post with your email & facebook/twitter info so I can verify your entries!

The winner will be announced on Tuesday April 17th!
Good luck!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Family Photos

(My Papa & Nana in the 60s)

As I shared with you all last week my Nana passed away on March 24th.
Even though she was 93 years old- I was shocked and am still completely devastated.

Today, I stopped by the Longchamp store on Newbury St., to find something to lug my laptop around in.
I bought a Le Pliage (I know, I know, I remember my rampage about them too) and then started driving back to the 'burbs. On the way I thought, "Oh good! I have time to stop by Nana's to show her my new bag before I go to work!" I was almost completely home before I remembered. It hit me so hard I had to pull over. 

I guess you think it's weird that I was anxious to show my grandmother what I'd just bought- but since my love of all things fashion emerged I've shown Nana every new purchase immediately. She always wants to see my bags, boots, shoes, dresses, etc. Then she'd tell me about how she used to wear spikes every day, never wore "dungarees" and was always "dressed". Nana always had impeccable but expensive taste in jewelry so I'd always present my wrists and ears for inspection as well.

While we were pulling together old snapshots for a slide show at the wake I saw for myself the fashionable side of Nana that I had only glimpsed in the past. 
One of my cousins even remarked, "I guess we know where you get your style!"

I just wanted to share some pictures of my beautiful Nana because she's still inspiring me.

My brother kept calling this one an album cover because of the pose and the wind in her hair.

Nana and my mom at the beach.
At my uncle's high school graduation.

A photo Nana took for my Papa, who was in the Navy, to wake with him during WWII- and the love note she wrote on the back.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence Covers Interview Germany

Sorry that my Hunger Games count down was cut short. A lot of things have been going on in my life, most recently the passing of my grandmother on Saturday and I haven't been in much of a fashion mood.
To get a bit more Katniss in your life I decided to post her cover for Interview's Germany edition.

Can I look exactly like that please?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Hunger Games Day 3 Cinna

Day 3 of my Hunger Games countdown and it's time to take a look at fan favorite, Cinna!
He's being portrayed by rocker/actor Lenny Kravitz and I think the casting was spot on.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hunger Games Day 4 Peeta Mellark

I've already got my tickets for The Hunger Games on Friday night- do you?
Four days to go and today I thought we'd look at District 12's best artist, Peeta Mellark.

So which real life designer do I think is the most like Peeta? 
Only Lanvin's Alber Elbaz could come close.
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