Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Everybody's having fun out here. They drinking, they fighting, they pissing on the streets. It's New Year's Eve!"

Another year has come and (almost) gone. Like most years, there has been good and there has been bad. I'm just going to focus on the good, though! As I'm sure you've all been inundated with a million "Best of 2010" lists over the past few weeks, I figured I'd add another into the mix. I'll keep it simple though. How about a top 3...or 2 or 4... (MY top 3...don't judge me, please!) of all my favorite subjects of the year? Sounds good to me! Here we go....

Top 4 Albums - the albums that have been in HEAVY rotation on my iTunes and iPod.
Miike Snow, "Miike Snow"

Click HERE to listen to the full album.

Robyn, "Body Talk"

Click HERE to listen to the full album.

Vampire Weekend, "Contra"

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Soundtrack

Top 2 New (for me, at least) Artists - a couple singers I haven't been able to get enough of since I learned of their existence.
Erik Hassle


Top 1 Movie - now, I'm not a big "movie-goer" so I have to admit this is kind of lacking. Had I seen Inception, Black Swan, the Town or Social Network, those may be among my choices.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Top 4 TV Shows - the shows that have been filling up my DVR and helping me get through each week.
The Walking Dead

Vampire Diaries

Friday Night Lights

Party Down

Top 1 Book - I've done a lot of reading this year, but there was only 1 book that I really couldn't put down this year.
The Girl Who Played With Fire

Top 3 Fashion Week Shows - a fashionista's dream, FASHION WEEK! I loved so many of the collections this year, but a few really stood out.
Paul & Joe - Paris S/S 11

Click HERE to see the entire collection.

Burberry Prorsum - London S/S 2011

Click HERE to see the entire collection.

J. Mendel - NY S/S 2011

Click HERE to see the entire collection.

Top 4 Celeb Red Carpet Looks - some of the most stunning gowns show up on the red carpet on our favorite movie stars. With award season just around the corner, I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring.
Rachel McAdams at the Oscars in Elie Saab

Anne Hathaway at the Met Ball in Valentino

Emma Watson at the Met Ball in Burberry

Jayma Mayes at the Emmy's in Burberry Prorsum

Now that I've sufficiently bored you all with my picks, I will leave you for the year.

2010 was a great year and here's hoping that 2011 will be even better. Happy New Year everyone!!!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Disco Cabbie, "200 Cigarettes"

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Well, I have them at home but they won't fit in my Kate Spade purse."

While doing Christmas shopping over the past few weeks, I've spent a lot of time perusing a website that is a favorite among the women in my family: KateSpade.com.

Now, since I did a Fall accessories post a few months back, I figured I would do a (sort of) winter accessories post, dedicated to Ms. Spade. While these aren't entirely "winter specific," I feel as though all of these items would incorporate wonderfully into my Holiday wardrobe. And, since I like to do things in groups of 5, here are my top 5 favorites right now!

Twirl Karolina Pumps.
Who doesn't love a sequins in winter?? These pumps would be the perfect addition to any LBD, or even a pair of skinny jeans. Do these scream New Years Eve or what?!
Click HERE to buy!

Galleria Lynda Fur Chubbie.
Everyone needs animal print in their wardrobe. According to my friend Mandy, you can spot (pun intended) it in every scene of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Plus, like the gold pumps, throw this on over jeans and a tee to spice up any outfit, or complete a formal look over a cocktail dress.

Click HERE to buy!

Gumdrop Stud Earrings.
A beautiful, wallet friendly way to add a some pizazz to any everyday look. Plus, jewel tones are always in, and these come in a variety of fantastic colors. Isn't the green beautiful, though? Would really bring out the green in my eyes...and they'd be perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
Click HERE to buy!

Gold Coast Maryann Handbag.
Since there's no way I'll be able to afford the quilted Chanel anytime in the near future, Kate Spade has the next best thing! The timeless, beautiful leather bag would be ideal for an everyday purse. Plus, it's the perfect size to fit a wallet, day planner, makeup bag and Kindle (with a Kate Spade case, of course).

Click HERE to buy!

Metallic MacDougal Alley Melody Crossbody.
One of the most practical bags I've seen, this cute, metallic crossbody is the perfect size for a night out. Not too big that it would get in the way, and not too small that it would fit everything you need. Plus, the subtle sparkly silver is the perfect way to add a little spice to any outfit.
Click HERE to buy!

There you have it. My 2010 Kate Spade wish list. I'm more than happy to accept any or all of these as gifts from any of you out there in the blogosphere!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Charlotte York, "Sex and the City"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"I love that you did all this work, and it'll serve you well - but not on this movie."

Today was a pretty big news day in the world of entertainment and celebrity gossip. Not only were the nominations announced for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards (more on that later), but there were also 3 pretty high profile celeb couple break ups.

Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are divorcing after 2 years of marriage. I wonder if that will make their brother/sister relationship on the show a bit more awkward...I guess it worked out OK for Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray on One Tree Hill back in 2005. But, in more exciting news (for me, anyway) Ryan Reynolds and Zac Efron are now back on the market, as well! Ryan and Scarlett Johansson are divorcing, also after 2 years of marriage (I thought it was the "7-year itch" not the 2 year??) and Zac and Vanessa Hudgens have FINALLY split after 4 years. I would be more than happy to help each of them through this tough time.

Enough about that, let's get back to business, shall we? Early this morning Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood pulled themselves out of bed to announce the nominees for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

Click HERE for the full list of nominees.

As per usual, there were a snubs and surprises. What I think most people are wondering now is how the heck is The Tourist a comedy/musical? When has an Angelina Jolie ever been funny or musical? I'm dying to see Black Swan and Blue Valentine and, from what I've heard, they definitely deserved their nominations. What most surprised me about the movie nominations is that Burlesque was nominated for best comedy/musical. While I absolutely loved it, a friend and I were discussing recently whether or not it would get any award show love, beyond music, costumes and make up (which were all INCREDIBLE) and I am beyond excited that it has. Plus, the Christina Aguilera ballad "Bound to You" gave me chills while watching the movie (and every one of the 100 times I've listened to it since) and it better walk away with the award for best song.

Moving along to television, I am thrilled that the brand spankin' new The Walking Dead was nominated for best TV drama, but I'm still saddened that no CW shows are ever recognized. I know, I know. The CW is not exactly prime real estate according to the award voters, but Vampire Diaries and Nikita have been incredible this season and deserve some recognition! Of course Glee was given lots of love, with best actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress nominations (Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, respectively). I have to admit, however, that I am a little surprised that anyone besides Chris Colfer was nominated. He's had an amazing season so far, whereas we've seen much less of the other 3 this year. And, like I said after the Emmys, I suppose I should give Modern Family a try one of these days.

I'm excited for the show January 16 and of course, super excited to see all the amazing fashions that the stars will show up in for the occasion. Plus, I'm really hoping that we'll get to see Christina Aguilera perform "Bound to You" live.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Jay Berman, "For Your Consideration"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Any zombies out there?" "Don't say that!" "What?" "The zed word, don't say that!" "Why?" "Because it's ridiculous!"

The zombie genre has never been something I've been in to. Don't get me wrong, Shaun of the Dead is one of the funniest movies ever made, but there's just something about zombies that never really won me over. You know that phenomenon where you pretty much have never heard about something and then one person says something about and then you start hearing about it all the time? That's what happened to me with the new AMC show The Walking Dead.

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me why I'd never written about The Walking Dead in any of my blog posts. The reason was, I told him, that I never really had any interest in watching the show, in which case he then told me that I immediately needed to get on my On Demand and start watching. I thought, OK, maybe if I happen to be home with nothing to do and nothing good saved on my DVR, I'll give it a try. THEN, a few days later, a different friend was over and while I was in the other room, he happened to head over to my On Demand and turn it on. At that point I thought to myself, well shoot. I suppose I should actually give it a try. And am I glad I did (even though pretty much every episode gave me nightmares)!

UPDATE: A reader pointed out to me that I should include a spoiler alert, so here it is: SPOILER ALERT!! Stop reading here if you don't want to know what happens. Thank you.

Luckily for me, I started watching the show with only one episode left in the very short, 6 episode, first season, so I didn't have to wait long between episodes (on of the best ways to watch a series, if you ask me). The season finale, although at times reminded me a bit of Lost, made sure to keep me very interested in seeing what will come next. Cliffhangers can be stressful sometimes, but they keep you interested and questioning what will come next. I, myself, was left with the following 5 questions (hopefully for those wanting to watch the show, but haven't yet, these won't give away too much):

1. How did the outbreak happen in the first place? Did it start in Georgia and somehow spread through the whole country then continent then planet?

2. What happened to Morgan and Duane? Did they end up in Atlanta? What happened to Merle?

3. Is Lori going to end up pregnant with Shane's baby? How is that going to affect Lori and Rick's relationship? How will that affect Shane and Rick's relationship? Will they all end up turning on each other?

4. What's going on in Atlanta with the other group of survivors? Are they still holed up in the old-folks' home? Or have the "walkers" overtaken them?

5. After leaving the CDC in the final moments of the season finale, where will the group end up going? Are they just going to aimlessly drive until they run out of gas?

I guess we'll have to wait until next year when The Walking Dead returns for season 2, whenever that ends up being, for answers to many of these. Or maybe, if I can't wait that long, I'll go out and buy the comic books and see what happens.

These kinds of shows and movies always leave me with one(ish) remaining question: If I were in this situation, what would I do? Would I try and survive or would I just give up? What would YOU do???

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Ed and Shaun, "Shaun of the Dead"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Harry Potter... The boy who lived... Come to die..."

The time has come that our dear friends over at Hogwarts will soon bid us adieu. Part 1 of the 2 part movie for the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, opens tonight at midnight! I, for one, am so excited to see the movie, but sad at the same time to see it come to an end. I can't even watch the trailer without getting chills!

Over the past few weeks I've spent some time remembering the last 6 movies, and how much the cast has grown over the decade since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone premiered.

Back in 2001, we were introduced to the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And all the wonderful characters that come along with it. We also met teeny, tiny Harry, Ron and Hermione. Let's take a look at how much these three have grown up since then, shall we?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2007

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2010

Seven movies later and Harry, Ron and Hermione (not to mention Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) have become young adults before our eyes. I wish the three of them many more years of success post-Harry Potter. My tickets have already been purchased (WEEKS ago, of course) to see the first part of the final chapter brought to life. I'm very curious to see how they've split it up.

Happy Harry Potter Day everyone!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Lord Voldemort, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"You're looking for trouble. I'm watching you make no mistake."

I pretty much always love the music that I learn about reading my lovely friend Melissa's blog, so it came as no surprise that I loved a song by a British singer/drummer named Florrie, remixed by the always impressive Fred Falke, she posted a couple of weeks ago.

We all know how much I love Euro-pop and every track I've listen to thus far I have been listening to on repeat excessively since I learned about her. Plus, you have to respect an artist who just wants to get their music heard! Head over to her website (click HERE) to download all her songs for free. All she asks is that you spread the word about her music.

Check out her just released debut EP, Introduction here (plus, my favorite track, "Panic Attack" remixed by Fred Falke)!

Please come to SF, Florrie! I will be there front row ready to dance my butt off!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Florrie, "Panic Attack"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Now all I can see. It's just you and me, 'till, we somehow find relief."

Quick post to start the day!

We all know how big of a Robotanists fan I am. Not just because they're my brother's band, but because they are extremely talented and amazing musicians. This past Sunday we were treated to a brand new dream-like video for one of my favorite tracks, Wait A Minute Here. Check it out!

I love the artfulness of the Picasso's Blue Period-inspired video and the eerie qualities it possesses. Plus, I have to say, the styling is perfection! It's no wonder why the always lovely Sarah (the lead singer) was featured in Ragged magazine over the summer because of her great fashion sense.

Click HERE to "like" the Robotanists on Facebook!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Robotanists, "Wait A Minute Here"

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Why do we blog? We blog to exist, therefore we are... idiots."

Today is kind of a big deal for me. This post marks the 100th blog post for Until Next Time!! Due to this, I decided it would be fun to go back and look at my first post. After re-reading those words I wrote on March 9 of this year, I am pretty proud of where I have taken this little blog of mine. I love that I am able to entertain my friends, and even people I've never met, for a few minutes as they read what I've written. I love the feedback that I've received from everyone and the fact that they refer my blog to their friends, too!

I figured that since TV is a big topic on Until Next Time, why not highlight some 100th episodes of my favorite TV shows. Making it that far is a big deal and they always seem to make them special.

Gilmore Girls - Season 5, "Wedding Bell Blues"
A grand affair is the center piece of this very special 100th episode. Emily and Richard are back together and renewing their vows in a huge ceremony with no lack of drama. Everything starts off all hunky dory but what would a Gilmore even be without it! Rory and Logan finally get together, only to be walked in on by Lorelai, which then in turn leads to a fight between Christopher and Luke, which then leads to a fight between Christopher and Lorelai, which then leads to a fight between Luke and Lorelai, which then leads to a fight between Lorelai and Emily. Ending with Lorelai and Luke broken up and Lorelai and her mother not on speaking terms. How cute does Rory look in her tux, though!

Friends - Season 5, "The One Hundredth"
The 100th episode of Friends revolves around Phoebe's giving birth to her brother's triplets. Not to be outdone, though, the rest of the gang has plenty going on around them while at the hospital. Ross and Joey sharing quality time while Joey passes a kidney stone. Rachel trying to get Monica to flirt with some hot male nurses, while Monica is hiding the fact that she's actually dating Chandler. While Chandler almost blows it with Monica by telling her they're just "messing around". Oops! Alls well that ends well, though and Phoebe successfully gives birth to the babies, Joey successfully passes his kidney stone and Monica and Chandler remain together. And lucky Chandler even gets a baby named after him!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5, "The Gift"
The fifth season of Buffy was particularly heartbreaking, mainly with the illness and death of Buffy's mother, but the 100th episode was especially gut wrenching. Knowing that Dawn is the key to opening all the Hell dimensions on Earth, the evil god Glory catches up to the Scoobies and kidnaps her. In order to prevent apocalypse Buffy must make the ultimate sacrifice by ending her own life in order to save everyone else's. Even though Buffy's the world is saved in the end, you can't help but shed a tear when you see Buffy's dead body at the end of the episode.

Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 4, "Scared Very Straight"
Valentine's Day is the backdrop for the 100th episode of 90210. David's drug use finally catches up to him, but luckily Dylan is there to save the day. Too bad he wasn't able to save his relationship with Donna. Andrea and Jesse finally get the approval of her family and get married, with a small reception at, where else, the Peach Pit. Brandon, tired of being the good guy, starts a scandalous affair with his professors wife. Plus, Brenda is reunited (albeit for a very short time) with her one-time fiance Stuart. What a great way to spend Hallmark's favorite holiday! Hey, maybe I'll talk about 90210 again when I hit my 200th post!

Angel - Season 5, "You're Welcome"
The 100th episode of Angel is the turning point for Angel which eventually leads to the dramatic conclusion of the series. Cordelia, who was GREATLY missed, awakens from her coma to help remind Angel what his purpose is: to protect the world from evil. Coincidentally, when she walks in to his office, she finds him watching a video she and Doyle had created when Angel Investigations was first created (right before Doyle's death) which makes helps her prove her point. She is also able to apologize to Wesley for killing Lyla while she was possessed by the demon Jasmine. Who knew you could be so productive after waking up from a coma! Plus, we finally get to see what we had been waiting for for 2 seasons. Angel and Cordelia finally share a kiss! Too bad seconds later we find out that Cordelia never actually woke up from her coma. At least her spirit was able to do good!

I want to finish this up by thanking all my loyal readers for encouraging me to keep going and making Until Next Time an important part of my life. Who knew back in March when I started this little blog that I'd actually make it to 100? Here's to hundreds more!!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Dylan Krieger, "Quarterlife"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"I'm a World Series MVP!"

It's been a crazy few weeks for those of us lucky enough to live in San Francisco! We've learned to Fear the Beard and that Torture does indeed pay off in the end. THE GIANTS ARE THE 2010 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!!!!!!!

Unfortunately for me, my bank account did not allow me to make it to see any of the playoff or World Series games at the ballpark, but I did discover the fun of watching games at a sports bar full of hundreds of former strangers, now new best friends. I never in my life thought I would enjoy high fives as much as I have over the past few weeks!

I was, however, lucky enough to share in the celebrations down by the ballpark immediately after that final out Monday night AND the homecoming parade (even though I couldn't really see anything) this morning. I feel so lucky to have been able to participate in such an amazing, city wide love fest. And I don't even think I had my toes stepped on once!

I of course cannot fail to give my lovely, very lucky friend Shawna a shout-out for her fabulous performance at the ceremony this afternoon.

Let's not wait another 50 years, Giants! I can't wait for next year spending spring and summer afternoons and evenings out in the bleachers (since I'm sure that's all I'll be able to afford now) cheering you on beer in hand, surrounded by friends!

I'm pretty sure today will be a day that most of us will never forget.

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Jack Eliot, "Mr. Baseball"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"They don't know who they are, everyone's turned into a monster, it's a whole big thing. How are you?"

As I've mentioned before, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday of the year. So when Halloween and television combine, I am one happy camper! Over the past week or so I've been trying to catch up on my favorite Halloween episodes of TV shows past and remembering why Iloved them so much in the first place.

Here's a list of my 5 favorites, thus far:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2, "Halloween"
Buffy as a damsel in distress, Xander as a heroic officer and Willow as a scantily clad ghost. What's so great about this episode is that we get to see each of the characters in a completely different way. Because of Giles' arch nemisis Ethan Rayne, the residents of Sunnydale literally become what their halloween costumes are, causing all kinds of mayhem. Who needs vampires and other demons to run a muck when you have trick or treaters becoming their costumes?!

Angel - Season 5, "Life of the Party"
One of my favorite characters on Angel, Lorne, gets the opportunity to shine in this Halloween episode. Tasked with throwing the Wolfram & Hart Halloween party, all hell breaks loose when his power of suggestion becomes a little too powerful (Angel and Eve, Gunn marking his territory, Wesley and Fred getting wasted after a single drink). Plus, it's always fun to see Angel not so wound up and broody for a change!

My So-Called Life - Season 1, "Halloween"
As I said last week, this is one of my all time favorite episodes of TV, not just Halloween episodes. I've probably watched it about 100 times a year since I got the DVDs a few years back and I still love every second of it. Ghosts, attempted seances, bewitched costumes, trick or treating and awkward teenage interaction. What more could you possibly ask for?

90210 - Season 2, "Halloween"
Leave it to the kids at West Beverly to find themselves in all kinds of crazy situations on Halloween. Donna in her classic mermaid costume, unable to move. Kelly in her risque witch costume, almost being date raped. Brandon and Emily Valentine almost losing the kids they're babysitting while trick or treating. Plus, how amazing were Brenda and Dylan's Bonnie and Clyde costumes?!

Felicity - Season 1, "Spooked"
I've always been a Ben Covington fan and this episode is great because it's one of the first times we get to see some great Felicity/Ben interaction. Even though he pulls some pretty a-hole moves throughout the majority of the episode (not showing up at the police station, telling Felicity he'd be Frankenstein to her Bride of Frankenstein at the party, making out with the pink Power Ranger in front of her), he finds a way to redeem himself in the end. How hilarious was is it when Noel tried to talk to Felicity with her make up running down her face, false lashes falling off and then puking in his lap? Good thing he was a Subway employee and had his gloves on!

I'm looking forward to more great Halloween episodes from new shows. I can only imagine how creative some of these costumes will be!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Cordelia Chase, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"I know you're lonely, but you're not alone."

I wanted to post a quick update to last week's Glee wrap up. Thanks to my dear friend Shawna, I was shown the inspiration of the amazing duet by Lea Michele's Rachel Berry and Chris Colfer's Kurt Hummel.

It is amazing to me how perfectly they were able to recreate this magical moment that took place almost 50 years ago. They can sing Barbara and Judy every week from now on and I'll be happy!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Rachel Berry, "Glee"

"When I was little I, like, worshipped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. 'Cause it's your one chance all year to be someone else."

One of the best holidays has crept up on us quickly this year. Halloween! While I'm usually way ahead of schedule in my Halloween preparations, this year I apparently dropped the ball and I'm just starting to think about it now. The past few years I already knew what I wanted to be next year before that year's Halloween even happened! I guess that's pretty standard for 2010, though. Everything seems to be going by SO quickly.

So due to the fact that up until about noon today I had no clue what I wanted to be for Halloween, I've been doing a lot of research on the subject. As a huge fan of the 90s I have been doing a lot of Google image searches on many of my favorite TV shows and movies from that decade. Since I'm pretty sure I already know what I'm going to be (and no, it's not from the 90s...but the 80s!) I figured I'd go ahead and share my findings. Plus, I've already been a few of these so I can attest to their success!

My So-Called Life
Not only did MSCL have an amazing Halloween episode, which inspired my 2007 vampire/Rayanne Graff costume, Angela and Rayanne had such distinct style that it would be easy to tell the Angela Chase's from a simple grunge costume. So much so that they even had Danielle Chase, her little sister, dress up as her in their Halloween episode.

Empire Records
This movie really was the epitome of 90s style. Each character had such distinctive fashion choices and anyone who has seen the movie, or the poster for that matter, would know immediately who you were being. Again, my 2008 costume was inspired by Renee Zellweger's daring Music Town "uniform".

Dazed and Confused
Now, I realize that Dazed and Confused is supposed to take place in the 70s, but it was MADE in the 90s so it counts! This movie introduced me to something I've wanted to be since I was in high school, and tried to make happen my senior year of high school, and maybe will have an opportunity to be one day. I mean, let's be honest. What girl doesn't want to be in the in-crowd, hazing the younger girls into their group? Plus, even the guys in this movie had great style. They would totally fit in now, based on what we saw during fashion month.

Baywatch was one of the most quintessential shows of the 90s, and probably one of the easiest to make a costume out of. Whether you're a man or a woman, throw on a red swimsuit and jacket and you're ready for Halloween. Ladies, maybe throw some balloons in there just to make it a bit more authentic.

Wayne's World
A simple costume choice for the guys out there, and one a few friends pulled off quite well Halloween 2008: Wayne and Garth. Most guys probably have all the elements for these costumes already. May just mean a trip to a silkscreen shop to get the Wayne's World hat made.

Spice Girls
Another costume I've wanted to be since high school is any of the Spice Girls, ideally Posh. Talk about a fun, colorful costume for a group of girlfriends! Plus, any reason to listen to Spice Girls all night is a reason for me. Yes, I'm admitting I'm a Spice Girls fan. Yes, I was there at Staples Center rocking out and singing every song during their reunion tour in 2007.

Pulp Fiction
Ladies. Do you have black pants and a white button up? Guys. Do you have a black suit? Then you can easily be Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace. Yet again, another costume I've always wanted to be, and hopefully someday will. My dear friend Mandy does keep hinting at a Tarantino themed party, so maybe I'll have my chance. And, how cute is Uma's banged bob?

Britney Spears
The one and only Miss Britney Spears has been a joke costume over the past few years, but back in the 90s, let's call this pre-K Fed, she had a little video that changed the easy Halloween costume for everyone. I'm going to be bold and say the Baby One More Time video brought the slutty schoolgirl costume to the masses, and I have to admit, won me over Halloween 2002. But not only that outfit, but every other in that same video ALMOST inspired my costume for this year, but alas, that may have to wait.

I could go on and on and on about pop culture Halloween costumes, but I'll leave it at that. I can't wait to see what people come up with this year. I'm sure there will be a lot of Jersey Shore, maybe some Glee, maybe some Gaga...guess I'll just have to wait.

As Britney would say, Have a Happy Halloween, y'all!!

Until next time... xo

Title quote: Angela Chase, "My So-Called Life"