Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Champagne, Caviar & Socks ♥

I've never been a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor, nor did I dislike her, she was just kinda there to me. However, looking at her glamorous, provocative young life in images never, ever, ever gets old. She truly was a classic beauty and a wonderful embodiment of Old Hollywood.
 I love the image above- her stunning dress, her flawless face, the cigarette nestled between her elegant fingers, her raven hair, the champagne chilling... all this while being accompanied by the lover from her torrid affair. In this one little moment captured innocently on camera, we catch a glimpse into what was a memorable, passionate life which seemed to be as full of sin as it was vitality. RIP Elizabeth Taylor, your beauty will be sorely missed.

In contrast to a life of caviar and reckless affairs, I have been housesitting for my Dad this week as he's out of town. As I'm still very sick (truly), spending time with the family Dog has proven to be all the excitement that I need- well that and plenty of DVDs, Tea and blankets.

Illness lifesaver: American Apparel Chain-Link Solid Thigh-High Socks in black. As I continue to get chills and then get hot (so fun), a nightie with the thigh-highs keeps my temperature in check. They are so well constructed and the best socks in the world. I am forever impressed by AA, I really enjoy their items.

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday (Jersey Shore finale, woohoo) and selfishly hoping that I feel better soon... words can't explain how frustrating this is.

Too-da-loo friends



Anonymous said...

Oh no :( Hope youre getting plenty of rest and feel better soon!

Amy Z. said...

Those socks look so warm and cozy! American Apparel definitely has some of the best basics! Feel better!

Anonymous said...

ugh. being sick is awful. especially when it's been soo long.

like you, i was never a fan of liz taylor but she'll always be an american icon. she'll always be timeless.

Claire said...

Elizabeth Taylor was so very beautiful.

love that you're wearing knee high socks. so cute.

hope you feel better soon!

carrie1 said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Julie and Lauren said...

Hope you feel better! I loved Elizabeth Taylor for her work with AIDS charities and she's beyond beautiful : ) Love the pic you chose.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

beautiful pic of Ms. icon who will be missed!

hope you feel better soon! :)

Kim Axani said...

I didn't really know much about her either, but she was STUNNING in her day.
Hope you feel better soon! The doggy looks so cute.
I love AA too, you can build there stuff so well together. Can't wait for the Jersey finale!

The girl with the pretend crown said...

Hope you feel better soon chick :)
Elizabeth looked stunning in that pic. How very fitting :)

To cheer you up I popped by to tell you that I've tagged you for an award as I love reading your blog so much as it makes me giggle :) xxx

erika sorocco said...

Even sick you look gorgeous! And I am so with you on the AA socks - they are incredible (then again, all things AA are incredible in my book!).

Get well soon, Caitlin!! :)

Kristen said...

She was such an elegant lady, and that photo of her is gorgeous!

And your doggie is toooo cute!
Ps. I mentioned you in my blog ♥

Anonymous said...

I agree w/ you about Liz. I don't necessarily like or dislike her. She was a husband stealer, but she also did a lot of excellent charity work. She was gorgeous though!

P.S. Hope you get to feeling better! I'm sick too and it's awful!!! :p

Unknown said...

hehe your dogs head looks funny! cute outfit :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

drollgirl said...

um, your introductory sentence made me LAUGH!!! lol! just kinda there to me. BAH!

this free bird said...

I hope you feel better soon girl. I feel the same way about Elizabeth Taylor. Then I look at the old pictures and realize she was a gem of Old Hollywood that just doesn't exist anymore. Instead we get Lohan. Ugh


Kori said...

So sad about Liz. Another legend gone. Have a great day honey!

Did you hear my good news yesterday? Kori xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

feel better my dear... the weekend is coming!

BlackLOG said...

I love the image above- her stunning dress, her flawless face, the cigarette nestled between her elegant fingers
I’m thinking elegant yellowing fingers, prematurely aging and the wiff of stale cigarette’s, mixed no doubt with moth balls in the later years. How I envy this level of glamour…..

PorkStar said...

I hope by now you are feeling much better. It's going around here too, and selfishly I can say, I am being spared hehe

Nice images too.

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Sierra said...

Oh girl I hope you feel better! You look so cute in your pics with your sweet pup!

Scrummys said...

My Lord, you've been sick for a long time! Take care of yourself and feel better fast :)

Anonymous said...

i wish i looked like u when i was sick! LOL!

and why do animals always have green alien-esque eyes in photos!? mine always look like aliens in photos.

i was never a huge elizabeth taylor fan because i think she was more magical before my time...but i love seeing old photos of her and she was truly a star :-)