Hello, my lovelies! Happy Monday! How are all of you? Let’s chat.
On Saturday, I was fortunate enough to meet the lovely Kiersten White, who graced us with her magnanimous presence in celebration of the recent release of her book, And I Darken (which you can read my review of here). And I Darken is my top book of the year so far, so if you haven’t read it, please go out and get a copy of it. I love this book with my whole heart.
And meeting the author was such a delight! Continue reading “Book Signing with Kiersten White”
Once upon a time, when I was President of the Honors Program to be exact, I was sitting during in a fascinating, Honors-exclusive lecture by a psychology professor on the psychology of scent. Apparently, scent is a more powerful factor than I had ever realized. It was during this lecture that I learned:
- Aside from lifestyle factors, scent is the number one indicator of compatibility in romantic relationships.
- If someone of the opposite sex smells bad to you, it may just be because your immune systems are too similar. Genetic diversity is a good thing so your body is saying, “Hey there! Don’t fornicate with this individual because you’ll probably produce immunity compromised babies!”
- Birth control, however, negates this bodily function. So often times, when women go off birth control to get pregnant and are having fertility issues, their partner suddenly smells bad to them.
- The amount of tips a stripper or pole dancer receives when she is ovulating usually goes up by 200% because of the pheromones she’s giving off and entering the noses of on lookers. On the flip side, they go down when she is menstruating. For the record, I don’t endorse this kind of behavior but I do find it to be an interesting statistic.
Continue reading “Bookish Candles and the Power of Scent”
The Grisha trilogy was one of the more intriguing series I read this year. My favorite book was by far the first, Shadow and Bone, which is where I drew inspiration for this outfit. I want this one super bad! I have a strange obsession with antlers (I collect antler sheds), and this outfit is full of them! Continue reading “Fictional Fashion: Alina from Shadow and Bone”
Confession: I love to create outfits inspired by characters or stories that I love. Some I own, some I don’t, but I figured I would share some of my ideas here a few times a month.
This first outfit is inspired by Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Everyone loves Lizzy. She’s smart, strong and independent, but also a bit of a country bumpkin and tomboy. Continue reading “Fictional Fashion: Elizabeth Bennet”