Thursday, June 27, 2013


Catching up with the times:

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A real post coming soon but in the mean time I'm organizing to prepare for the demise of google reader!

Much Love,

Miss Amber Lane

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summertime Weekend

It's officially summertime ya'll!

My very favorite time of year!

I love the heat, I love the sunshine, I love the extra time outside...

I love the over-all more relaxed pace....

I love corn on the cob, fat, juicy tomatoes, and grilling out ...

I love sun-kissed, tan skin ....

I love that my birthday is in August and I don't even mind that this year
I'm turning twenty-nine fine.

I look damn good for pushing 30 ...


gratuitous sunglass pic before our open jam last Wednesday

I also love that because I'm a part of The Rockstar's life and the his girl's lives that I get to see summertime through the eyes of children again. Usually when I go to the pool solo its loung time, listening to music and reading with occasional dip to cool off. With the girls its Marco Polo, and diving contests, and hand stands...
the activity wears me out by the end of our pool time but its also cathartic in a way and so refreshing!

Ok on to my weekend!

This weekend was busy but awesome.

Friday night we played a benefit with some friends of ours. It was for victims of a fire in a local apartment complex. Turns out it was like the 4th benefit for this family and they didn't even bother to show up or acknowledge the organizers after the initial arrangements. Rumor has it they are milking this for all its worth. Rumor also has it that the organizers have since re-directed the funds to Oklahoma tornado relief instead.

We left the benefit at around 10:30 and drove across town to see my cousin sing with her band Hollywood Tragedy which was amazing. We stayed long enough to hear one set and fill our bellies with oh-so-yummy but oh-so-bad-for-us fried mushrooms and jalepeno poppers then we drove back towards home and stopped by our local bar to see The Rockstar's cousin dj.

The next morning we had to be up bright and early to play a couple of hours at a local farmers market. We were afraid it would be too darn hot but it was warm and breezy and actually very comfortable.

Double Tap rocking the court house steps!
Since it was so close to my mom's and the senior community where I used to work, I had mom pick-up my favorite little lady Wilma and bring her to hear us play.

Ma Mere, Moi, and my bff/surrogate grandma Wilma
We partook in some serious r&r after our show. The Rockstar enjoyed comfy pants and the ac while I bikinied up and parked in the backyard to catch some rays.

We ate big summer salads for lunch and then got ready to go hear another friend play (singing, acoustic, keyboard) on the patio of another local bar/restraunt.
He asked us to play a couple songs so of course we happily obliged!

Our friend Danielle met us there and we drove across town for a joint b-day bash for our friends Dawn and Amanda. Our friends in Caffeine provided the party music!

Me, Danielle, and Dawn

I ran into my old friend, "The Most Interesting Man on Earth" and offered him a little love which he was glad to accept.

we go way back

Sunday I worked until 4:30 then The Rockstar and I spent some time with our friend Junior at his house and then hit up karaoke night. We ended the night with an hour or so of practice and a good night's sleep.

I shot this picture before we headed to Juniors - if I wasn't so attached to the length of my hair I would totally chop it to the length that it looks like it is in this picture.... but I would miss my hair too darn much!

My new work schedule started today meaning I didn't have to come in until 11am which so far has been wonderful, I am so much better rested and amicable. Waking up at 6am for this job was killing me. Its not the type of work I can do that early. Once I'm back in a career position I'm sure I'll have no trouble adapting back but for now I'm so happy to be working 11-7:30!

One week from today will be my last day of work for 9 days. 9 blissful days off ...happy sigh. We may be headed to North Carolina for the better part of the week, or we may just stay in town and find fun things to do - including celebrating his 38th birthday!

This week is looking like it will for the most part be pretty chill. The only gig we have is our weekly acoustic jam on Wednesday. We have the girls this weekend so I'm forcasting movies, pool time, and a cook out Sunday with Junior and his daughter.

Did I mention how much I love summertime?


Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Apparently I Like Designers Named Christian

Linking up with Neely for Sunday Social today!

What is your favorite store to shop at?

If you could afford anything and everything, which designer brand would you covet?

 Oh, how long I've lusted after my very own Louis V....their timeless and so luxe but even when I had a great job with good money I couldn't bring myself to drop that much on a bag - that's a good chunk of vacation or several months of a new car payment ... maybe I'll never get there, maybe I will but I will always LOOOOOOVE!
Christian Loubitans are Ah-mazing shoes. They are sky high and come in styles that are completely timeless as well as over-the-top extravagant like the ones above. If I ever own a pair I'm sure they will be a pair I can wear with anything like the black peep toe pumps featured later in this post. I sure would kill for some blinging Loubitans though!

Speaking of Christians.....

If money were no issue I would have Christian Siriano dress me every single day! Of course I probably wouldn't wear a ball gown everyday so we would have to work on some sportswear for sure! I love his use of color and drama. You never look at a Siriano and think *yawn* whether its your personal aesthetic or not, anyone can admit the designs are breathtaking. I mean seriously.....

Not only do I love the style of the dress but that color has to be the most perfect shade of pink I've ever seen so rosy and feminine!

Reminds me of my childhood favorite:

What girl doesn't want to sleep a long, long time only to be awakend by the kiss of some handsome,hottie who also happens to be royal?
Must have closet staple?

 I live in my knee high leather boots from late September through March. I wear a lot of dresses and skirts so when the weather turns chilly they help me remain stylish without freezing my little chicken legs off!

 Again, in the fall/winter months I live in a fitted leather jacket. I lost mine this past spring (it was falling apart anyway but I still loved it ): )  so I will be on the hunt for a new one when fall begins.

 I just mentioned how I wear a lot of skirts and dresses this is double-true in the summer. I'm partial to punchy colors and fitted waists with full skirts... I am much bigger on top with narrow hips, no butt, and very thin legs. I find when I wear this particular shape it compliments my figure more than straight silhouettes which have a tendancy to make my boobs dominate the shape and make the dress hang mis-shapen everywhere else.

I love my black pencil skirts they go with anything. Matter of fact I like the whole look from above. Simple, timeless, very well put together but not fussy!
Favorite kind of shoes? (brand or type)

Black, peep toe pumps...also nude. Consider these a staple as well.

Best clothing deal you’ve ever gotten? (sale or amazing find)

I'm a notorious consignment shop, shopper. I find amazing deals all the time!

Style you’d love to try?

My look is generally pretty structured. I wear a lot of garments with clean lines. Shirts that tuck in to pencil skirts. Dresses that nip in at the waist and flare out at the hips. I really like the organic, boho look here:
 I'm dying for a pair of cute cowby boots to wear with sundresses, shorts, and short skirts. It typically isn't my look but I'm gonna be honest... Though they're thin and not incredibly long I have pretty nice legs and I've seen the look on other girls and think cowboy boots on bare legs look damn sexy!

Case in point...

I call this picture glamour and grit ...I think its lovely I would frame it and hang it in my house.

Alright ya'll Happy Sunday. Time to read some more of Revenge Wears Prada while I chug along through a boring Sunday work day (please have early outs today, please have early outs today!)

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Much Love,

Miss Amber Lane