Simply Sinova

Friday, May 22, 2015

This Place 13: Laurie's Planet of Sound + Disneyland TODAY

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It's been a few months since I've shared a 'This Place' post and it's been six months (yikes) since I've posted a vinyl hunt, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone today! Although I haven't shared a vinyl hunt recently, I still go record shopping at least twice a month. I used to go once a week but work and other commitments got in the way. Last week, while I was helping my sister move into her new place, I discovered the cutest little record store: Laurie's Planet of Sound (it's literally 2 minutes from her apartment!) I love finding new (well, new to me anyway) record stores in Chicago! Last month (on my birthday) marked two years since I started collecting records! My collection isn't halfway where I'd hoped it would be by now but it is coming along slowly but surly. Hence all the vinyl hunting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Favorite Fashion Finds 42. (ft. Olivia Williams)

 Who? Olivia Williams of Olivia Cheryl

What She’s Wearing: Vintage (with custom collar) Top, Vintage Skirt, New Look Coat, River Island Shoes and Primark Bag.

Fashion Icons: “I actually don't have one! I do love Emma Watson and Taylor Swift though. They dress so elegant and chic yet sometimes quite vintage styled!”

What fashion means to her: “Fashion is a way to express yourself. I am a plus size women so for me, fashion is hard but I embrace [my] plus size and make my clothes show my personality and happiness!”

Monday, May 18, 2015

Disney Tag + Disneyland 60th Anniversary Countdown

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This Friday I'm heading to DISNEYLAND for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration! I'm so EXCITED because if you couldn't already tell, Disney is my LIFE and it has been ever since I was a kid! I have so many fond memories of going to Disney World (basically every year) as a kid and getting to meet Mickey and Minnie. Disney was such a huge part of my childhood and I'm so happy it's still such a huge part of my adult life! Not only am I going to Disneyland this week, while I'm there I'll be getting a Disney Premier Passport (which is an annual pass to both Disneyland AND Disney World!) Since I'll have free admission to both parks for one year, I plan to visit Disney at least once every other month (yes, I'm that serious about my Disney love affair!) To celebrate my upcoming Disneyland trip, I've decided to do a 'Disney Tag.' Some of these questions I found on Tumblr but most of them I just made up! (Side note: I LOVE this picture I took of my Cinderella Funko in front of Cinderella's castle at Disney World last Christmas! It was hard to get a great shot since it was so crowded but I'm happy with how it turned out!)

Friday, May 15, 2015

'Iris' Film Review

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        Iris, 1 hr. 23 min   
        Genre: Documentary
Staring: Iris Apfel and Carl Apfel

Looking for something inspirational, fun, hilarious AND heartwarming? Look no further than Iris, a documentary about interior design legend and fashion icon Iris Apfel! This is more than just a mere "fashion film", this documentary is a story about creativity and the importance of being yourself. I highly recommend this film for everyone! Regardless if you want to get into the fashion industry or not, the message behind Iris is universal: Be yourself because everyone else is taken!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday's Music 15 [Disney Golden Age (1938 - 1967) Edition]

Happy Monday everyone! To celebrate the fact that I'll be at DISNEYLAND next week for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, this weeks 'Monday's Music' is dedicated to, of course, DISNEY! Since I had such a blast doing the different decade countdown playlists, I thought I'd do the same thing but with Disney. Similar to the decade playlists, I will breakdown Disney films into different era's (since it would be IMPOSSIBLE to choose only 9 favorite Disney songs in general!) For the first Disney Monday's Music playlist, I'll be focusing on the Golden Age of Disney (aka everything before 1970.) With that being said, here are my favorite songs from Disney's Golden Age:
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In a World of My Own - Alice in Wonderland // Second Star to the Right - Peter Pan // When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio // The Bare Necessities - The Jungle Book // Little April Shower - Bambi // A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella // Bella Notte - Lady and the Tramp // Baby Mine - Dumbo // Once Upon a Dream - Sleeping Beauty