Weekend Round-Up #57

I’ll make this quick, because I have a date with Doctor Who on my computer.


It’s wedding season (it is, isn’t it? I’m not so sure about it here, since in Vietnam our wedding season is from November to February. I can’t imagine why, it’s absolutely the most miserable time of the year to get married), so bridal collections and wedding inspirations are everywhere. Only two jumps out at me though:

– First is this Vera Wang all-red bridal collection. I love that the more traditional white is completely absent – after all, red is a traditional bridal color in China and Vietnam (though usually only if you’re getting married in áo dài, our national costume.)

– The second is this insanely gorgeous 18th-century themed wedding. If I had the money (and a willing fiancé, of course), that would be how I wanted to get married.

– It looks like colored denims are here to stay, so if you’re still unsure how to wear them, College Fashion has some tips for you.

– 8 trends from our childhood are making a comeback… I don’t think I can get on board with the jellies or platform sneakers.

– Helpful tips from Refinery29 on how to find the right dresses for your body type, and the right glasses for your face shape.

– These map pendants are cute, easy to make, and a great way to keep the memories of places you’ve visited.

– How funny are these vintage postcards?

– I saw this on one of Cracked’s “Images You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped” articles: a photographer built tiny sets for ants to interact with and took photos of them. The results are like something right out of A Bug’s Life. How freaking cute and amazing is this?

– Finally, State Home for Manic Pixie Dream Girls. “They all listen to the Smiths.” ‘Nuff said.

BLOG OF THE WEEK: Putting Me Together by Audrey. Audrey has a simple, but very relatable style – and by that I mean I wish I could rob her closet :D Her features on “One Piece Many Ways“, and how to build a remixable wardrobe are also extremely helpful.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: “Ender’s Shadow” by Orson Scott Card. This is a companion novel to Ender’s Game, told from the point of view of Ender’s right-hand man, Bean. I thoroughly enjoy this (it’s also a good thing that I read Ender’s Game a while ago, so I don’t remember a lot of the details); I also got another reason why I was so disappointed with Orson Scott Card’s other book, Enchanted. Enchanted is a fairy tale, and his writing is too coldly analytical for it. No, stay with soul-crushing psychological books about children, OSC. You’re good at that.

SONG OF THE WEEK: “Run” by Snow Patrol. Solely because I’M GOING TO SEE THEM IN TEN DAYS!!! SO EXCITED!!! Also, I get really annoyed when people think Leona Lewis was the first to sing this song.

3 Comments on “Weekend Round-Up #57”

  1. Megan says:

    So jealous that you’ll be seeing Snow Patrol! I love them :)

    Oh goodness, I remember Jelly sandals… I used to love those.

  2. Mara says:

    The ants= so amazing! I am going to have to steal that link for my next Friday Links post. So cool!

  3. Audrey says:

    Wow, thank you, Duc! I’m super duper honored to be mentioned on your blog!

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