June, 2010

Don’t ruffle her feathers

18 Jun

I am a huge Emma Watson fan. Not because I like Harry Potter, or because I love Burberry, but because she’s drop dead gorgeous with impeccable style. Blake likes her too (surprise, surprise).

Who are your celebrity crushes?

*Emma Watson by Patrick Demarchelier via Fashionising

Links a la Mode

17 Jun

You, Only Better

Edited by: Ann Colville Somma of Holier than Now

It’s a strange culture we live in: we’re always told Just be yourself!, yet the bestseller list is chock-full of self-help books and memoirs depicting radical change.  Finding the balance between total transformation and chilling in our pajamas is difficult, but that’s why I love the blogosphere.  Here, inspiration is served up one manageable bite at a time.  Want to save the world?  Start with vintage beachwear – the purchase benefits disaster victims.  Hoping your man evolves into a sharp-dressed diaper-changer?  Let’s begin with a chic- and sustainable- Dad’s day gift.  Looking for your dream job?  Take baby steps by revamping your work wardrobe and taking notes from inspiring entrepreneurs.

Links a la Mode: June 17th

Knotty girl

15 Jun

Knotty girl

There are more motels than I can count on one hand within 5 square blocks of our house. Isn’t that weird? One of which even had the tremendous honor of being named the #1 Dirtiest Hotel in America. These photos were taken at one of the less roachy-looking lodging options just down the street. Sort of charming in a gritty kind of way if you ask me.

Been debating whether or not to keep these shoes after picking them up at the Nordstrom sale with Jennie a couple weeks back. They are very red, and I already have two pairs of clogs that are quite similar. After wearing them all day, however, I have no regrets. They’re unbelievably comfortable considering their height! 

I tried to jazz up an otherwise basic outfit  by tying up my blouse and adding a knotted head scarf to the mix. Oh… and, of course, loads of jewelry.

Speaking of jewelry, I think I need to make some additions to my collection soon. Any recommendations for kick-ass, affordable accessories?

*wearing: Imitation of Christ skinnies, Lucyd Acyd blouse, vintage knotted head scarf, Jeffrey Campbell platform sandals, St. Eve dangle bangle, misc. accessories

Ole! Ole, ole, ole.

12 Jun

It’s sweltering in the city (and when I say sweltering, I mean over 70 degrees). If that’s not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is!

We are dedicating this lovely Saturday to World Cup-watching… Soccer, shmoccer — I am really just there for the booze.

Who’s watching, and what team should I be cheering on?!

*images: Giselle Budchen for Vogue, September 2005

Cotton candy cupcake

10 Jun

Cotton candy cupcake

Clearly I cannot make up my mind. My last post was all about my infatuation with polished grunge, and today I just felt like being a girly-girl. To be honest, while I was getting ready this morning, all I could think about was cotton candy cupcakes.

American Cupcake – a new cupcake shop/champagne bar – just opened up the street from us. Taste-wise, the cupcakes aren’t the best I’ve had (we’re a little spoiled here), but the way they’re decorated is picture perfect! Cotton candy seems like a funny flavor for a cupcake to me, but you seriously wouldn’t believe how adorable they are. Baby blue frosting, with a mini cotton candy puff stuck right in the middle (they have a legit machine where they make it). So, so cute.

I have been wanting to go in there for a glass of bubbles with Blake, but he simply refuses. I guess it’s reasonable… one spot best saved for a girl’s night out. Until then, I’ll just keep dressing like a cupcake!

*wearing: Topshop wedges, Zara trousers, LF tank, Barney’s Co-Op sweater, Betsey Johnson safari earrings, Forever21 pearl headband

Smokin hot

9 Jun

Sometimes the best way to do “girly” is to infuse a little grunge.  Nude lips with a cigarette, torn stockings, grey lace, and messy hair.

Finding a great deal of inspiration in these photos… thinking I might boycott shampoo for a few days.

*images via Holy Relics, DIRTYLITTLESTYLEWHORE, Bear

Go upstairs and put something over it

7 Jun

Go upstairs and put something over it

In order to fully understand the title, you have to listen to this quick sound clip.  While I realize this is my second time using a Clueless reference for one of my titles, I thought it appropriate given the circumstances…

I’ve recently been contemplating how to wear my new T by Alexander Wang dress without looking like a total hoebag. Blake asked me if it was underwear upon excitedly trying it on last week. I decided the solution to a see through dress, among other things, is layers-galore… so I paired it with my trusty pleated skirt!

Since returning to SF last night I have been struggling to re-adjust to my laziness-free life, nurse my flaming sunburn, and get used to my newly lightened hair. But it’s all downhill after Monday, right?!

Apologies for the less than radical pictures lately. Working 8 to 5 (or 6 or 7) does not always allow for prime sunlight, but Blake and I are doing our best! Hope everyone had a sunshine-filled, joyous weekend, and here’s to an even better week! xx

p.s. SO excited to discover that I was the Weardrobe featured blogger today! Wee! Check it out here.

*wearing: T by Alexander Wang dress, Seneca Rising skirt, H&M denim vest, Jeffrey Campbell cage boots, H&M thigh-high socks, vintage necklace, Alexander Wang bag

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