Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

One of my favs

[Images: September 2009 Marie Claire]

"I think you're either born with a sense of style or you're not. Either you care or you don't."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


"Do you know why people become buyers? Because they're compulsive shoppers! They can't help themselves!"
-Kelly Cutrone

Um, do I need to tell you this a career path I'm seriously considering?

Monday, June 21, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Ahh summer....doesn't this season just feel like the world just exhaled? Like everything is so much more relaxed and carefree. Here's a few of my favorite things about summer:

-BBQing. In my household, turning on the oven from now until late September is just not allowed. My dad has taken to cooking everything in the BBQ. Frozen pizza? Sure! French fries? Why not?
-Beach. In my mind, there's nothing better than soaking up the sun until the heat becomes almost too much to bear, and then diving into that cold, cold water. It's the definition of refreshing.
-Fresh produce. Everything just seems to taste better in summer. A ripe tomato sprinkled with a little kosher salt is kind of perfection for me right now. My other favs: watermelon (that you have to eat outside since the juice is dripping down your arm), berries (on everything), frozen grapes and corn on the cob.
-Slurpees. Or any other member of the icee family.
-Day and weekend trips.
-Naps with the windows open and a breeze blowing in.
-Reading outside.
-Ice cream.
-That first blast of AC when you come in from outside.
-Driving with the windows down and the music up.
-Margaritas. Enough said.

Anything you love about summer?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


You know I love to read, and beautiful libraries and bookstores always make my heart skip a beat. Top photo, Porto, bottom photo, Buenos Aires.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crystal Renn

[Image: garance dore]

Just got done reading Hungry, the memoir by Crystal Renn. If you've never heard of her, or haven't picked up a magazine in the past few years, she's arguably of the most famous "plus-sized" models out there (and in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous models period). Her book talks about her start in the business, when she dropped 70 pounds to become a teenage model. The pictures from that time are pretty shocking. She looks completely different, you wouldn't be able to tell it was her just by looking at the picture. She struggled with modeling and almost quit, but it was only when she got over her eating disorder and became a normal weight that she really found success in the fashion industry. Now, she's blowing up! (Most recently seen on the June cover of Glamour). Definitely an interesting, eye-opening book and she writes in a relatable, down-to-earth way.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Say whatttt


Just heard that Mulberry is doing a low-price line for Target. Eeee! It'll be released October 10th. Oh man, Target, if you let me down on this designer collab, we are over!

(Just kidding Target, you and I both know that was an empty threat. I could never give up my bi-weekly visits. But still.)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

J Crew

[Images: J. Crew]

Ahh, the J. Crew summer catalog. LOVE the French/Audrey Hepburn feel of the first picture, and NEED the mini in the second picture (but had a mini heart attack when I saw the price).

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Savers vs. Purgers

In my mind, there are two kinds of fashion-obsessed people: the savers (keep every item, never throw anything away) and the purgers (when a new item comes in, another one has to go).

I fall much closer to the saver end of the spectrum (as in every time I try to clean out my closet, here is the conversation I have with myself: "you don't need it" I put it in the donate pile. Stare longingly at it. "but what if I do? what if I suddenly have a formal ball or (fill in other activity I will probably never do here) to go to? you never know!" put it back in the keep pile.)

So my closet is filled to bursting (see: the scene in Confessions of a Shopholic where the spacebags closet is dangerously close to that) with clothes from high school to now. Stuff I haven't worn in years. If I'm not busy convincing myself that it may come back into style/I may need it someday, I'm too busy reliving all the sentimental memories attached to that item. "Aww, I wore this to my birthday party freshman year of college" Etc. I tend to view my clothes as the memories, instead of just the physical reminders of them.

So while I will never be one of those people that donates their clothes with abandon, hopefully I can learn to better calm the "what if?" voice in my head. Or maybe I'll just move to some place with a walk-in closet.

Thursday, June 3, 2010




I love the idea of decorating with vintage luggage (especially vintage LV). Doesn't a steamer trunk seem so old-fashioned and romantic? Back when travel meant month-long ocean voyages and cross-country road trips. A casual stack of old luggage would bring a little bit of that glamour to your living room or bedroom (especially if the luggage still had all those cool travel stickers on it!)