Monday, June 25, 2012

A Spiky Situation

Curtis and I had another lunch date Friday afternoon. We met up to refinance our mortgage- romantic I know. While we were waiting for the appointed time to head to the bank, we browsed through the sales racks at Urban Outfitters (I was surprised he was willing to go in since we know how he feels about Anthropologie), and I picked up a couple of headbands, including the one in today's pictures, and the awesome spiked bracelet I've got on.



I know spiked accessories are super-trendy (were super-trendy? Usually by the time I get to a trend, it's passe), so I was really happy to find it on sale relatively cheap. What can I say? I'm easily swayed. As soon as I got to the car, I ripped the tags off and put it on. So shiny. Sitting next to Curtis in the bank, I was bored, so I started playing Fruit Ninja on my phone. Boom! I slice into a bomb! Dang it! I can't yell out because we are waiting. In a bank. So I smack Curtis in the arm. With my spiked bracelet.



Glad to know that in a pinch I could use my accessories as weapons. That will be especially handy when school starts back ;) (I kid, I kid). Anyway, after we signed our lives away again, we decided to go see Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. As fans of the book, and if you haven't read it then I highly recommend it, we had super high expectations for the movie. We were really excited because the writer of the novel also wrote the screen play, so we thought it would be true to the original. Sadly, that was not the case. I am such a nerd that the movie has literally been the last thing I've thought about before I go to sleep and the first thing I think about when I wake up. I have Googled and Wiki'ed so many people,comparing their characters to the real person. I really geeked out over the whole thing.




While the movie wasn't as good as the book, I did enjoy it. However, I get the feeling that lots of people don't "get" it and think the premise is stupid. This is a real shame because it is so clever and interesting and fun. What's wrong with fun? Everyone acts like the movies are supposed to be so serious and artsy. What's wrong with something just being a good time? What movies haven't lived up to your expectations? Will you go see Abe Lincoln?


A Spiky Situation


Knit dress
$9 - walmart.com

Circle jewelry
$30 - inpink.com

Studded jewelry
$16 - urbanoutfitters.com

Ann Harvey crinkle scarve
£15 - debenhams.com

Tubular Beaded Headwrap
$13 - urbanoutfitters.com

41 comments:

Annie said...

Love love love those sandals - such a fun color! And your new spiky bracelet is fabulous :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Feathers & Freckles said...

Love that headband! I've been looking for some new colorful headbands, I will have to check out U.O. :) This color combo is great.

Sorry to hear Abe Lincoln disappointed, but it sounds like it's kept you busy since :D

Alice said...

Love these colours on you, that turquoise is so summery! I think I would definitely want to read the book before seeing Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, maybe it is a British thing but I just don't quite get the idea of a historical figure killing vampires. Maybe it is just a bit too far away from British humour for me to get it xo

Tara_St said...

I just got a spikey bracelet too! So, I bet it is time for them to go out of style. I haven't read the Abe Lincoln book, but I did love Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Always Maylee said...

Ok, first, you look SO pretty. I love the teal color on you. Love the new accessories! Second, I am DYING to see Abe Lincoln. I have this weird obsession with history related shows/movies and even more, I love anything vampires related (well minus Twilight, that's a whole other subject). I always wiki/google things after I watch a movie or show to find out the historical facts - I guess I'm a nerd too! Anyway, I never read the book though... do you think I'll still love the movie??

xo, Yi-chia

tashia graham said...

I love teal and black together. Your accessories really make the outfit on this one!

Selah said...

I see you're wearing another Walmart Dress. Inspired by your "Hot as Fire" post http://www.hemsforher.com/2012/06/hot-as-fire.html a few weeks ago, I bought this dress from Walmart.com:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/No-Boundaries-Ruffle-Dress/19765517
I wore it to church on Sunday and got lots of compliments. When we got home B asked if I was going to change (I usually do) and I told him that the dress was just as comfy as a tank and cotton shorts :)
I'm pretty sure the last dress I wore was my wedding dress (almost 12 years ago)! I've always felt like separates were more versatile but I've been loving all of your dresses and it was only $12 with shipping & tax so I went for it. Thanks for the inspiration!
Also, I love this look! It's a fantastic way to dress up a simple LBD.

Sharon S said...

Haha, I love that your bracelet is also a weapon! The teal accessories look so cute paired with black. I hate when a movie doesn't live up to the book, it's always so disappointing.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

CurrentlyCoveting said...

Speaking of great minds (with the awesome spikey accessories) I just bought those flats in neon pink! You look fabulous.

xx,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Catie said...

Cute dress/outfit/accessories! That dress is really $9 at Wal-Mart? Wow!

I don't know about seeing Abe Lincoln, haven't read the books and the premiss seems a little odd and I wouldn't pay $13 to see it. But after saying that, I would watch it at home. =) Saturday night a small groups of friends and I saw Rock of Ages. Soo good!! It was hilarious! You should see it.

Have a great week, Katie! =)

Keesha said...

Love your sandals! My hubby loves urban outfitters so I dont have to fight him to go with me. Congrats on your new accessories/weapons lol. I probably wont go see Abe until it his the $1 theater. Just cuz im cheap :)

Kacie Ellis said...

I am loving the studded bracelet!

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Jessica said...

Love your black + teal outfit! Lovely my dear... and that spike bracelet... phenom!
xx
Here&Now

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Annie. I'm excited about both of them. I think I will get a lot of wear out of them!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Do it now! They have tons on sale for $4.99 plus 30 % off!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I completely understand the American humor/British humor thing!! It's really hard to explain. It's written by the guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and it's totally fake, but it takes itself very seriously. If that makes any sense at all.... Lincoln as a vampire hunter was such a bad ass character that I am thinking about deciding that is the actual history of the country because it's so much cooler! ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Same author, so I bet you would love it! Curtis is reading PPZ right now, so I have to what my turn. I loved the book. It was written like a real biography of Lincoln and talks about his childhood and his time as a young lawyer and it has pictures. It's so well done and the vampire stuff mixed in is so plausible. I want it to be real!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Yi-chia! You definitely need to go see the movie so we can discuss it! I am driving my husband crazy with all my factoids! It's so believable a story- that vampires were in America and tried to take over. You will love it!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I think so too. I was afraid it was going to be too much gold, but I loved it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I love that dress! I might have to buy to myself!! I always felt really out of place in dresses, but now, like you said, I prefer to be in them. I feel sorry for men who have to wear pants every day! Too too hot :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Seriously, the school probably won't let me wear it. I wouldn't let a student wear one because it could do some damage!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Love it! We are on a roll!!! I love these shoes- the gold really dresses them up! We are too awesome :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It is! I mean for $9 I don't mind buying two or three ;)
Definitely watch the movie at home. It's probably not worth full price, but definitely worth watching. My husband wants to see Rock of Ages, so we'll have to make time for it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's worth the trip (and the wait)! I completely understand being cheap- trust me!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks! Me too :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Jessica!!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

darling look! Love it!

Selah said...

OMG, I would love it if you bought that dress! I love the lower back, it kept me nice and cool but still covered my bra. I'm seriously considering wearing it backwards with a lacy cami underneath (and probably a cardigan to disguise the fact that I'm wearing my dress backwards) for a different look :)

Chris Williams said...

Headbands are so cute on you! Sad... they never stay on my head. I'll leave them to you to look fabulous in!

Atthepinkofperfection said...

Oh you are so freaking adorable I can't stand it! I love that dress! I'm so self conscious about my legs and I need to let it go. I wish we lived closer, I'd break the bank at Anthropologie with you! ;)

Ashley Vazquez said...

Glad to hear someone who's seen the movie with a positive review. I told my husband I have to read the book first, I'm just weird that way, but I know he really wants to see it too. Your accessories make that outfit, so awesome!

Legomom said...

Love the look!! and I enjoyed the Abe Lincoln movie. My husband thought it was lame but I really liked it overall. I have not read the books and would love to know more about them. Have you read the other zombie books and the George Washington Werewolf one? After seeing the movie would it be worth it to still read the book?

Iliyana Licheva said...

so cuuuteee :)

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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Nancy!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes! Something for me! ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

If we lived closer, it would be non-stop mani-pedi-margarita parties!! Show those legs!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am definitely a fan of reading the book then watching the movie. It was a fun movie, but I think you'll like the book more!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I haven't read the other books, though I am definitely intrigued by the Washington one! I thought the book was fantastic, and VERY VERY different from the movie- so I definitely recommend it. It was so well-written and believable!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Marie_McGrath said...

Hahaha love how you used your bracelet as a weapon!! I'l keep that in mind next time I use spiked accesories. Sounds like you both had a wonderful time together! Abe Lincoln hasn't arrived to Panama yet, but I will probably see it when it does. Sorry it didn't live up to your expectations, but I'm glad to see you enjoyed it nonetheless.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Virginia said...

you look great dear!
I just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!
Like to follow back? It would be great, we can stay in contact!
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