Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weekend Wear: Sunday

Mommy and Me Apron Set:

Have a beautiful day! ~jess!e

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sunshine & Melodies - David Bowie

Hi! Happy Friday!!!!

Tonight I'm going to the Alamo Drafthouse to watch a sing-along of Labyrinth - one of my all time favorite movies! I am ridiculously excited about this!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Reading! - The Princess Bride

I just finished reading The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern. I hadn't read this since high school, and while I still prefer the movie (What a great movie!!!!), the book is not too shabby either.

I don't need to tell you the plot, right? You've watched The Princess Bride, right? Right?

It's always amazing to me when people start quoting random lines from the movie. It is such a quotable movie!

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Or, my personal favorite:

"You keep using that word. I do no think it means what you think it means." Try reading that without Inigo's accent - impossible!

I could go on and on.

Here's a clip:

Ah, Westley!

EW had a cast reunion special last month. Check it out here.

What's your favorite line from The Princess Bride?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend!

 I've been away for almost two weeks now. Sorry! I've been a bit distracted, but today I was watching the movie Volver and decided to share with you.

Such a great movie!

This is my favorite scene from the movie: Penelope Cruz singing Volver. 
I adore this song! It always makes me a little emotional. 

Volver is a tango by Carlos Gardel; just gorgeous! 
Here's the original version:

Doesn't it make you want to know how to dance tango?
If that wasn't enough, here's the version sung in the movie by Estrella Morente:

Which one do you like?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sunshine & Melodies - Mumford and Sons

You've heard of these guys, right? 

If not, you're in for a treat! This British band has a country, folk rock, bluegrass feel that is quite unique. 

Watch them in action:

Good, huh?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend Wear: Sunday

For a lazy-kind of day...

3.a Target...$14.99
3.b Target...$14.99
4. Old Navy...*on sale $12.00

Have a beautiful day! ~jess!e

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

100 Years of Style

Check out this video:

I've gone through many of these styles - lots of which I'd rather not remember... especially the 80s and early 90s! What were we thinking?!?

 How many of these styles have you worn?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunny Tidbits

Good morning!

I woke up this morning wishing I was back here:
At South Padre Island.

For those of you in Austin; it's about a 5 or 6 hour drive.'s totally worth it! 

For a long weekend. 

Or a short weekend. 

This is my favorite time of year to spend a weekend out there too- it's still very warm and the tourists have all gone home.


You should go!

Now, back to work.

- I really don't need another opportunity to shop online, but I like the happy patterns! (Decor8)

 - A little color never hurts: (loving living small)

 - Lavender!!! (This is Glamorous)

 - This was someone's birthday party? (Camille Styles)

 - Woke up singing "Be our Guest" yesterday so this seems appropriate: (Hello Giggles)

 - Really, really want to watch this: (Lainey Gossip)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunny Tidbits

 - Johnny! (Lainey Gossip)

 - Trippy: (Austin Eavesdropper)

 - Mastering the art of the small talk: (Hello Giggles)

 - I like the pencil skirts: (CamilleStyles)

 - Really like the pleated dress: (m loves m)

 - Bright happy colors for fall: (Decor8)

 - Perfume: (this is glamorous)

 - Chocolate pavlova: (fork spoon knife)

 - Chocolate pecan pie bars: (jam hands)

 - Not a dessert, but looks very yummy: (for the love of cooking)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekend Wear: Sunday

Happy Sunday Mi Solecito readers! Here are a few of my favorite things for Fall...



Nine West...$189.00
Have a beautiful day! ~jess!e

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Fall Fashion Wishlist

It's almost fall!!! Can you believe it? My favorite season! Austin is still incredibly hot, but as I sit here with my air condition on full blast, I can almost convince myself that a cool breeze is blowing outside. It's this time of year that I miss living in Boston, with its perfect sweater weather and beautiful changing leaves.

My fall/ winter uniform usually consists of jeans, boots, cardigans, and scarves. I probably won't go too far away from the usual, but it's always good to expand your options.

Here are a couple of things that I want:

This isn't different from what I usually wear, 
but I don't have a scarf with these colors.

I haven't worn a watch in years, but I'd happily wear this one.

inspired by this look:

I just realized that I don't have any blazers! Inconceivable!
 I need some basic ones, but this one made me happy. 

Maybe a tad bit out of my budget but I'm in love!

Speaking of items that I want but probably shouldn't attempt:

I'm also on the lookout for a cute southwestern print dress, a polka dot shirt, and lots of orange! 

What's on your wish list for fall?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sunny Tidbits

Good Morning! I hope you're having a great week so far. Mine's been a bit hectic, but I much prefer that to slow and quiet.

Here's some more for you to read:

- Austin fashion week: (Adored Austin)

 - Monochromatic fashion? (Free People)

 - I LOVE this skirt: (a well traveled woman)

 - Sweet tea cocktails: (Camille Styles)

 - Sake Champagne Mojito: (Marcus Samuelson)

 - Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake: (Martha Stewart)

 - Almost time for Halloween parties: (My Sweet and Saucy)

 - I miss Boston! (Decor8)

 - I've never read the Jessica Darling series, but now I'm tempted. Have you read it? (Lainey Gossip)

 - I don't think that I have any of these songs. Is that bad? (Hello Giggles)

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekend Wear: Sunday

Hello Sunny Readers! Hope you enjoy today's outfit...
1. Urban Outfitters...$24.00
2. Urban Outfitters...$79.00

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Book List - The Classics Part 1

I got lost in the classics section of BookPeople this past weekend and thought about how there are so many good books that we forget about once we're out of school. It's also amazing how our understanding and appreciation of these books changes as we grow older, so we should really reread everything as adults.

With that thought in mind, I decided to do a list of the classic novels we must read (or reread). While I was trying to make the list though, I realized that there are way too many to list! How do you decide which are the best novels of all time?! 

So, I figured that I'd write a list of {some} classic novels that I love on this post, and follow that up with a post on classic novels that I haven't read but I really really want to read. Does that work for you?

Here it is! My tried and true classics list (so far):

 - "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
This is one of my favorite books. The first couple of pages are a tough read, but if you get through those the rest is magic!

- "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.
Love, love, love. 

 - "The Sun also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway is great; always. I don't agree with bullfighting, but don't let that put you off this amazing book.

 - "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. 
I think I have three or four copies of this novel; including an illustrated version my mom bought for her future grandchildren.  

 - "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.
Dark, funny, sarcastic and so very good.

 - "The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliott.
This one is a poem not a novel but the imagery is amazing. Let it "show you fear in a handful of dust".

 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I group these together because I couldn't decide on just one.

 - "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman.
Yes, the movie is awesome. Read the book.

    I could also add to this list anything and everything by Shakespeare, plus all the ancients like Homer and Chaucer, and poets like Keats and Frost, but then the list would be never ending! 

    What are your favorite classic novels?

    Image from i can read

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Sunny Tidbits

     - Fun Fun Fun Fest! Who wouldn't want to go to a festival with that name? Plus, this playlist is pretty awesome! (Austin Eavesdropper)

     - What are your songs? I'll have to think about mine and get back to you: (Hello Giggles)

     - Classic Britney: (Lainey Gossip)

     - It's almost fall!!!! (Camille Styles)

     - Interesting: (Decor8)

     - This makes me want to throw a garden party... if only I had a garden: (this is glamorous)

     - I think my apartment is a little boring in comparison: (the glamourai)

     - Gelato recipe: (Free People)

     - The Dulce de Leche cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory is my favorite! I wonder if this one compares? (becky bakes)

     - Mango Lassi and strawberry-honey yogurt popsicles. Yum! (desserts for breakfast)

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    I'm reading! - "Graceling"

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore is a young adult (YA) fiction novel. I really, really liked this book. I liked it so much that I read it through twice back-to-back and still wanted more. It's definitely how I felt about The Hunger Games, although when I read that, I already had the whole series so there was not waiting for the following book. I know that there is a prequel to this novel called Fire, but I think it spends a lot of time with the antagonist of Graceling - one that I'd rather not think about again. Instead I'll wait for Bitterblue; whenever that comes out.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Sunny Tidbits

    Good morning!

    - Now I want to watch A Woman is a Woman: (here's looking at me kid)

     - Pretty good advice - ditto: (Hello Giggles)

     - I need more yellow in my life!: (Camille Styles)

     - I think that I've linked to this store before, but I really really really want to go! (Decor8)

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    Sunny Tidbits

    Good morning! I hope you're enjoying August. Can you believe that the summer is almost over? I'm always thrilled for fall, but it still seems too sudden! Here are a couple of links to take your mind off the beginning of another month.

    - "Do you have a flag?" Really, if you haven't watched Eddie Izzard's Dressed to Kill, you must! (Austin Eavesdropper)

     - Ch-ch-ch-changes: (Free People Blog)

     - I'm a sucker for mindless action movies so I'll watch Battleship. You couldn't pay me to watch New Year's Eve, though! (Lainey Gossip)

    Monday, August 1, 2011

    I'm reading! - "Lonesome Dove"

    Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is long! 858 pages long to be exact. I'll admit that I was a little overwhelmed when my Amazon order came in; not necessarily because of the length - I love to read; long books mean I can stay in that world for longer - but because of the genre: it is a long Western novel. The closest that I've been to reading a Western before was the Dark Tower series by Stephen King - not exactly your typical Western story. I'm not even a fan of Western movies; although I admit to being a fan of real-life cowboys!

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Weekend Workout Wear: Sunday

    {Guest Post}: Jessie

    1. Old Navy...$24.94
    2. Athleta...$44.00
    3. Gap...$44.95
    4. Lady Foot Locker...Nike $89.99
    5. Dick's Sporting Goods...Timex $49.99

    Have a beautiful day!

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Sunny Tidbits

    Hi! My posting schedule has been a little off. I've had a busy couple of days! I should be back on track starting tomorrow.... or next week. Sorry for the delay!

    Here's some extra credit reading to keep you entertained!

     - Snapshot of Austin: (Free People Blog)

     - Austin Style in a nutshell: (Austin Eavesdropper)

     - I'm doing my hair like this as I type: (m loves m)

     - 10 design essentials: (Camille Styles)

     - I LOVE the big blue lamps and candlesticks: (Decor8)

     - Ready for a beach get-away: (this is glamorous)

     - I don't really watch the Emmy's, but I guess all awards shows are predictable: (Lainey Gossip)

     - The Neverending Story!!! I have a snake necklace that looks just like the pendant in this movie: (Hello Giggles)

     - Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops; in honor of the last Harry Potter movie! (Amy Bites)

     - Carrot Cake Cookies: (Hungry Meets Healthy)

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    The Bright Side - Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary

    I don't usually like the zoo - or Sea World for that matter. It's always made me sad to see animals shut in little spaces or mistreated. I also know, though, that many animals couldn't survive on their own in the wild so there is really nothing to complain about if they're being treated well. I bring this up because the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is exactly that - an animal sanctuary, and I really enjoyed my visit! 

    Granted, it was ridiculously hot outside so most of the animals were sleeping. There was a grey wolf that I waited around for that never woke up. I was a little bummed about that, but what we did see was really nice.

    There were lots of birds! I guess many people buy exotic birds and then decide they're too difficult to maintain.

    I love this picture! Aren't the colors beautiful?

    This one was too busy eating and never looked up.

    This red bird was in it's house when I got there, but I think it liked my humming. It came out to say 'hello' right away!

    Giant turtles! There were so many of them!

    I don't know that a pig would be considered a rescue animal but, I guess, this one did save itself from becoming bacon. He was just so big that I needed to include the picture.

    One of my favorite things about the Austin Zoo is that the animals are fairly close. This big lion was only a few feet away. That sounds like it might be scary but, surprisingly, it wasn't. That might be because many of these animals were kept as pets and are used to people. In addition to lions, the zoo has tigers, leopards and jaguars.

    This bear had the nicest area out of all the animals. He had his own swimming pool and plenty of shade - perfect for the hot Texas summer!

    The Austin Zoo is small. We went around the whole area in an hour and a half. It would have taken longer, but we didn't linger too much - did I mention it was hot?

    We loved the zoo and will probably go back soon. I think it's great that they're providing a safe and natural environment for these animals - no concrete! If you're in Austin and have a couple of hours to spare, you should really stop by and visit.