Wednesday, July 29, 2015

videos/pics: crashing a backyard with mkto

By now it should be pretty obvious how much I love Malcolm and Tony of MKTO. We have allll the fun together whenever they come, which seems to be pretty often.

This time we switched it up AGAIN by crashing the backyard of one of their biggest fans instead of just doing something here in the studio.

It was pretty awesome being able to make it so intimate for such a big fan, and they're so fun that it was easy. How many people get to say they sat down in their backyard and just chatted in the grass with their favorite band?!?

I love being opinionated and ridiculous, but it's even more fun seeing someone's eyes light up when dreams come true. It's incredible to know I was a part of a moment she is definitely going to remember for the rest of her life. She'll be telling her grandkids that some chic from the machine that played music in your vehicle had purple hair and brought her dreamboats to her home. That's neat.

More pics:




Our amazing team!

Thanks again to MKTO for always being the best, and CONGRATS to them for being the latest "Swift Squad" members and joining her on stage in Boston!

love,
elizabethany

PS Some outfit details [with this damn skirt that WON'T STAY DOWN... I didn't realize it looked so short.]:


-crop tank from Charlotte Russe
-basic black skirt from F21
-flannel from Target
-fake me out Keds also from Target
-amazing hair from Ruby Devine at Frizzles in Alexandria, VA


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

poll: what should I do with my living room?

Decisions are my enemy, and you're my best friend... so I'm glad we have developed this fantastic relationship where you can help me decide REALLY EXTRA LIFE CHANGING decisions.... like which dining room table/chairs I should get. 

Every night for at least two months, I lay in my bed [during my only "me time"] and try to find the perfect set and I don't think "perfect" is going to happen in my budget. So here's what we're looking at. 

You know my living room is purple and turquoise, but my kitchen is green, and the dining room is inbetween. I've decided I definitely want a black table of some sort and green chairs, but I can't decide which shade or which height. This is where you come in. [I put a vase that is similar to one I just got so you can see how the colors will hopefully flow, along with other artwork etc.]

This is your typical dining height table [this one expands to get longer] with a really light "celery green" leather chair or a lime green microfiber one.

This is "counter height" which is really only a couple inches higher, but to me it seems cooler. Again, a cloth true-green option, and leather lighter option. 

In my head, the lighter colors would be an easier, more fun transition with colors, but now that I put these together I'm not sure if that's entirely true. Also, it's impossible to find a green chair with black legs. The C option is the only one I wouldn't have to paint to match the table. 

I'm trying to class up my apartment so which option do you think best does that? 




I know the tables are plain, but a girl's gotta save SOME kind of money! I figure the chairs make more of an impact... right or wrong?

Have I told you lately that I love you?

love,
elizabethany

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

watch etv: mom learns to whip and nae nae, silento learns the white girl

By now you know how to Whip and Nae Nae [and in a couple weeks the song will disappear for a while until we're reminiscing]. He came into the studio one night to host the countdown with me and do some dancing.

Yes, of course we did the full dance together, but more importantly- I taught him how to do THE White Girl. [I should probably trademark that ish and come up with a song so I'm rich, bitch.]

[If no one on the Internet finds this funny, at least someone from his entourage who was filming did! Win.]

The face on his producer/friend on the left is priceless the entire time. That 16 year old is so not impressed with me.

Silento was awesome, by the way. Typical high school kid-hustler who said he knew this song was going to be a hit right away, even though everyone else in the room disagreed. He's also hella attractive, but I probably shouldn't say that in public since it'd be illegal.

Maybe they'd be impressed with Mama Plog, though. Each year we try to teach her a new dance [until one time she told me it felt like she was trying to achieve an O, which made me immediately run, cry, and hide for a couple years]. This year it was all about the "Watch Me" dance and a side of Stanky Leg.

[For the record, we could barely hear the music which is why I seem confused. Somehow it was loud enough on this here video.]

Now you know why it's so easy for me to get my White Girl on. Thanks, Mom. Your Stanky Leg is spot on.

love,
elizabethany

PS She can't be mad at me for this... it's still nothing compared to Papa Plog's dance moves.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

video/interview: max [schneider] stops in the studio

If you're a fanatic of YouTube covers like I am, you have definitely watched some from Kurt Hugo Schneider, which likely means you've seen MAX as well.

I was really pumped to have him in one Saturday morning. We had a super fun chat...



And he also performed his latest single "Gibberish." [Give it like 30 seconds to load... our stupid player is stupid slow. NOT mah bad.]


He's easily one of the best vocalists I've had in this here studio. SO good.

He also did his version of "See You Again," which I could post... but might as well just post his video for the best effect.



INCREDIBLE, RIGHT?! Gah.

I'm also incredibly honored to have so much of this here promo video be from his visit with us. I may not be SHOWN in it, but I'm heard, starting around the 1:12 mark.



There's no pretending that having someone come in on a Saturday isn't a little difficult, but this was totally worth it. Dude is not only crazy talented but just so grounded and easy to talk to.

Here's to hoping he comes back more often!

love,
elizabethany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

subscription box review: RocksBox!

As I said when I tried the Bulu Box, I've been looking for new subscription services. RocksBox approached me and I immediately wanted to try it. 


Each month for $19, they send you three pieces of jewelry for you to wear as much as you want. When you're done with them, you can send them back, or you can purchase them forever. Then they send you new pieces!



My pieces were $30-40 each, which is more than I'd normally spend, but I should probably start investing in some good pieces. I actually picked two of these and put them on my "wish list," so a lot of times you're picking what you want, but you get a surprise too!

First piece: Slate Beyond the Horizon Necklace, $44


I've been changing my style quite a bit over the past couple months into something a bit more edgy, and this totally fit that. I wore it on my birthday night with this black crop top from Forever21, asymmetrical skirt from ASOS, and booties from Target. [I think the necklace is more than the combined outfit, but whatever!]



I also wore the second piece: Sophie Harper Pave X Ring, $38


The way it looks and fits is perfect. I was in love. It has tiny diamonds, and I was ready to drop the dough for this piece.... until I woke up the next morning with a green X on my finger from where the ring was. Not a good look, especially for that price. 

Finally, my favorite and most expensive piece: Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace. 


[lol I should be better about white balancing my photos before uploading. I ain't got time for that right now.]


How gorgeous is it?!? Plus it's really great for stacking if that's your thing. I'm really trying to convince myself to just wear it a bunch of times and then send it back, but this might become a permanent staple in my jewelry mirror. 


Wanna try it?!? They're letting all my besties try it for free for a month! Just use the code elizabethanyxoxo and you'll be shining beautiful too! FREE. MONTH. Seriously. It's a pretty neat thing, right?!

When you get it, tag me in your pics or send them to me! I wanna see what you get because I'm nosey, duh. 

love,
elizabethany

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