Mad World

Mad World

Music and movies are really big in my life. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t have a song stuck in my head (often just a particular verse).

But sometimes my love of movies butts in and decides to give me a single movie quote, which gets stuck in my head.

A movie quote stuck in my head?! Does this ever happen to you?

This entire weekend has been dominated by a song for me. It’s called “Mad World”, originally by Tears for Fears, but the version I can’t get out of my brain is the one by Adam Lambert during the 8th season of American Idol.

Outfit Philosophy

Sometimes I literally get dressed piece by piece in my closet. Other times (often only when I have time), I will methodically pick out pieces and lay it out on my bed for a visual (here’s a pic I tweeted before wearing this outfit).

How do you get ready?

P.S. – Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans out there! Never prouder to be an American than I am on a day like today, when we are free to pursue our dreams and make our own way.

P.P.S. – Thank you to England, for losing. Love ya.

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  1. 07.04.2011 / 12:27 am

    I love the stripe tee. You look incredible in this simple outfit! I see that you just colored your hair and your really spp pretty! The blonde color suites you to perfection!

    I get ready by preparing the day before. I normally get inspired by some look/s I saw and stick to that particular image and try to recreate it in my head and do the outfit the next day. -Mar

  2. 07.04.2011 / 12:46 am

    Knew that outfit would be cute when I saw the preview pic on facebook! Yes, I get those songs stuck in my head (and now I have 'Mad World' stuck in my head, thanks 😉

    I typically take some time on Sunday and put out an entire week's worth of clothes. No, not because I'm that organized. Because I'm NOT a morning person – and if I decide after I wake up I would end up in barely-meeting-the-corporate-dress-code-but-as-much-like-pajamas-as-possible look. every. day. So I prepare in advance for the weekdays. On weekends, I usually pick one piece and then layer on to it to make the perfect look.

    Have a fab 4th of July!!


  3. 07.04.2011 / 12:51 am

    Nice outfit! Love the top and the necklace of course!! Good job girl!

  4. 07.04.2011 / 2:18 am

    i have an obsession with much that i minored in this outfit..most often it is by opening the closet and staring at stuff for a few minutes

  5. 07.04.2011 / 2:21 am

    so simple and pretty
    I like that

  6. 07.04.2011 / 3:09 am

    I usually combine outfits in my head (usually before I fall a sleep)…. So, often, when I put them on they look different than I imagined 🙂 Sometimes worst, sometimes better… You never know 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  7. 07.04.2011 / 4:00 am

    great jumper 🙂 I usually get my outfit ready the night before and put it all on one hanger and hang it on the wall in the bedroom. I have always been like this, a virgo and a perfectionist :-s

  8. 07.04.2011 / 5:10 am

    The first photo is magical.. you ought to frame it for keepsakes.. ur complexion and hair is perfect.. and good choice with the lip colour…

  9. 07.04.2011 / 5:45 am

    I am the same way – sometimes I know exactly what I want to wear and will plan around one piece. And other times, I have to pull different pieces out and lay them on the bed before I can figure it out!

  10. 07.04.2011 / 6:22 am

    Happy July 4th!!! I try and be organised and lay pieces out the night before otherwise it can all go badly wrong in the morning rush! If I haven't done that I have been known to lie in bed awake thinking about one particular thing and what should go with it!
    Think I may have already congratulated you on your engagement but if not… Congratulations! That ring is stunning… and goes SO well with everything! xxx

  11. 07.04.2011 / 7:19 am

    The stripes and pearls look super cute together! (That color green looks AMAZING on you!)

  12. 07.04.2011 / 7:29 am

    Love that top! You look great, and the song Mad World is a good song to have stuck in your head. Adam's performance of that song on American Idol is the best. He did such a great job with that song, and today I'll probably have it stuck in my head too!

    Hope you have a great holiday today!

  13. 07.04.2011 / 9:08 am

    My husband and I both love media and often find ourselves quoting it in conversation but we are the only two that seem to notice so it is almost like a secret code… we love it. But I am not as big of a fan when they just keep playing over and over…

    I generally pick out one thing I really want to wear and then go from there

  14. 07.04.2011 / 9:09 am

    Love your hair catching the wind! Also, the stripes are lovely 🙂

  15. Jenny N.
    07.04.2011 / 9:18 am

    Movie quotes get stuck in my head too! So glad I'm not the only one! Also LOVE the necklaces!

  16. 07.04.2011 / 10:09 am

    Love this outfit…I just bought the same top at H&M but in pink and white. Your outfits are always great but that rock on your left just makes you shine. Can't have a bad outfit with something so beautiful to wear with it. The perfect accessory for such a beautiful girl:) You're glowing:)

    I listen to music all the time. As I'm getting ready for the day I always have something playing. It really affects the rest of my day. Just got a thing for my ipod so I can listen to it on the car radio and love. Had some pretty great playlists going on a recent road trip.

    ps Did you get my email? I sent it last wednesday I believe…hope you did:)

  17. 07.04.2011 / 10:27 am

    Love the easiness of this outfit.

    I usually walk into my closet, stare and after 15 minutes of whining I put something together. When I'm lucky though, I wake up knowing exactly what I'm going to wear and surprisingly it works out well. That doesn't happen very often though, so there's a lot of whining usually.

    I love your new header (sorry if that's been up for a while and I just noticed it)!

  18. 07.04.2011 / 11:03 am

    i've never thought about my dressing process… i guess most of the times i already have a look in my mind and i know it will work. other times, when i'm not inspired, i lay pieces on the bed to see if it's a good choice!
    i do get movies quotes stuck in my head, but only those i've watched more than once, like lord of the rings and gladiator!

  19. 07.04.2011 / 1:38 pm

    Mad World always reminds me of the movie Donnie Darko, but the version there is so, so depressing!

    I think I need to start outfit planning. It might help me out in the morning!

  20. 07.04.2011 / 1:41 pm

    I usually just grab random pieces that match and throw them on but when I have time I like to lay them out and leave them all on a hanger until after I shower once I chose them. Love your top!

  21. 07.04.2011 / 3:02 pm

    Mad World Mad World Music and movies are really big in my life. There ’s not a day that goes by that I don ’t ha …

  22. 07.04.2011 / 8:53 pm

    Hi Kristina! As a member of IFB I came across your blog and it is truly amazing! I really enjoyed reading your tips on building a successful fashion blog! I am relatively new to the blogosphere and found your advice to be extremely insightful! I am following your blog and look forward your future posts! PS…Love the LV Speedy!

  23. 07.04.2011 / 9:11 pm

    Ohhh! Like the Site Redesign! The "Sparkly" at the top! When did that happen? Cool!

    My Fav is the last picture.

    The Chief Blonde!

  24. 07.05.2011 / 12:13 am

    I love that striped top! I'm definitely feeling the green and navy stripes. When I get dressed, I usually think about what color I'm feeling drawn to… maybe it's mood based? Every day I have a different mood I might want to convey with my clothing… fun and flirty… cool and casual… so then I choose a pattern or color that might work.

    Sadly, my closet could use an overhaul right now. I'm feeling really limited by my clothes. I love accessories right now though! Colorful accessories are helping to lift my mood. Your layered necklaces are great too! I've been missing BDIB… when is the next challenge?! (:

  25. 07.05.2011 / 5:31 am

    Mad World Mad World Music and movies are really big in my life. There ’s not a day that goes by that I don ’t ha …

  26. 07.05.2011 / 10:06 am

    Very pretty, simple outfit. Sometimes they're the best, no? And of course, you have some really great accessories that make it pop!

    My life is very heavily influenced by media as well, specifically, music and books. I really love music – except when i get an earworm and some redic tune by Avril Levine gets stuck in there. ♥

  27. 07.05.2011 / 10:47 am

    i just found your blog and you are absolutely gorgeous. i love all your posts–following 🙂

  28. 07.05.2011 / 7:52 pm

    You look exactly like January Jones in the first photo. I really thought it was her! Smokin' hot look here, love love love your LV Dentelle Speedy, such a great bag, and I also like the surprise of the ladylike jewelry mix over such a bold striped tee. Perfection!

    I love both versions of "Mad World" btw. Adam Lambert's was so great but I am a child of the 80's so I like the original too. The song stuck in my head today is "This Love" by Maroon 5. I'm following you, starting now.

  29. Alicia (Leslie'
    07.05.2011 / 9:11 pm

    How do I get ready? Ideas POP into my head at all times…in the shower, driving down I-10 & inspiration from bloggers. Sometimes the outfits are terribly wrong, but a lot of times they work. I never plan. I've actually tried this & I don't like it as much. I dress based on mood & what I have going on that day (changes daily–pedi home health marketing). Thanks for being an inspiration for myself (and Leslie).

  30. 07.05.2011 / 9:36 pm

    I'm a piece by piecer too. If I'm doing something special and I have plan-ahead time I'll try a few different outfits first and movie quotes get stuck in my head too along with parodies of songs. I can't hear Adam Lambert's what do you want from me without singing Barely Political (The Key of Awesome's) version of it. "When I hang around my house, I do it theatrically, is somebody watching me…" I heard it last night the original and the parody has been stuck in my head again ever since.

  31. 07.05.2011 / 9:38 pm

    Wow! I have horrible grammar! *blushes* Sometimes I type the same way that I talk.

  32. 07.06.2011 / 10:14 am

    I think this is the first time I have seen you dressed down. You look beautiful none-the-less! ^_^

  33. 07.08.2011 / 9:02 pm

    I am a new reader of PSS, but am totally devoted now 😉 I am a fellow petite gal, so I love finding fellow shorties to follow!


  34. 07.08.2011 / 10:17 pm

    that bag is so unique! I love it

  35. Sarah
    07.17.2011 / 8:08 pm

    I am in love with that bag! I just found this blog and I know this is for me =D I am only 13 but I love love LOVE fashion! this will be such and inspiration for me!

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