Thursday, May 26, 2011

Books, Bags, Body

I am just going to warn you... this post is random.

Is it 5:30 yet? Goodness gracious. :) I hope everyone has had a lovely day... I have had a fairly fair one... its going to get even better with a night of laundry, packing, and Jazzing it up Under the Stars at the Dallas Museum of Art. Bring on the nice weather, live jazz, blankets, vino and cheese! 

While I was home for lunch I was looking at a few books I have lying around and I thought I would share - these are some of my most favorite "informative" books. And if you are making fun of me because I have "Influence" by MK&A, I do not approve of the mockery, haha...:) It's a really neat book - it's full of interviews with some of the most influential fashion designers and photographers of all time. You would enjoy it. Beyond Trend is also a REALLY cool, interesting book. Click the links to read about them if you'd like. Crazy / Sexy / Diet is a book created by Kris Carr - it's not your typical diet book to lose weight... it's just about the actual word... DIET as in the sum of the food consumed by an organism or group. My friend Jenn turned me on to Kris Carr by letting me borrow her DVD " Crazy Sexy Cancer " - This Kris chick is totally amazing. And the rest - you may or may not be interested in since they are graphic design books. 

So, I got a SUPER AMAZINGLY AMAZING Leather fringe purse from Dolly Python the other week -- I've been searching for one for a while - but I didn't want to drop mucho dinero on a real nice leather one. Urban has one smaller than this for $129ish... and yeah.. thats nice for a bag - but LUCKILY I found this treasure a week before I saw that one and it was only $40... and its vintage-y-er looking!!! JACKPOT. 

These items below are DIVINE. Separately... but even better together. Have you all heard of dry brushing? This is another knowledgeable gem that my gal Jenn told me about. Kris Carr talks about it in her book. Look at the list of benefits below. I do this almost everyday and it has TRULY improved my skin. I am OBSESSED. You can get a dry brush at walmart, target, cvs... wherever bath stuff is sold really. A dry brush is a wooden paddle brush with the white bristles. Like you see below... You are "supposed" to brush your whole BODY before you take a shower or bath and then once you pop in the shower it removes all the dead skin and toxins... You may think I'm crazy - but you go buy one and see for yourself. 

1.    Removes cellulite
2.    Cleanses the lymphatic system
3.    Removes dead skin layers
4.    Strengthens the immune system
5.     Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
6.    Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
7.    Tones the muscles
8.    Stimulates circulation
9.    Improves the function of the nervous system
10.  Helps digestion
11. AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating! 

I also LOOOOOVE Palmer's Coconut Butter Skin Therapy Oil - I use it instead of body lotion. If you're interested, target sells it - it comes in a white box, so don't look for the bottle. The "Now" Coconut Oil I got for my hair - my friend KK told me about it. I haven't used it yet though =/ 

This post has been super random. I think it's a direct reflection of my ADD... :) Before I say goodbye for the day, I wanted to share this quote with you I had written in my quote book from high school. It's from one of my favorite books.... Tuesday's with Morrie.  

Alright-y, that's all for today. 4 down... 1 to go. IT'S ALMOST FRIDAY!!! Have a fabulous one. I hope its pretty wherever you are... :) Goodnight!!



  1. You will love the coconut oil! Just put it in your hair before bed... keep away from the roots, and put it in a bun and sleep in it!

  2. OKAY!! I am doing it this weekend :) Thanks kk!