Ok, so now school’s started, so I might actually have time to update my blog (seems backwards, I know, but school is much less exhausting than work.).

I actually have a bi-weekly column in one of the school papers about fashion, so that’ll force me to do more.  Hopefully it works out well.  I’m also going to try and accomplish some DIY stuff, like studding and bead embellishments… we’ll see how it goes.

Let’s lust after the Olsen twins a little.  Pictures from my new favorite blog Olsens Anonymous



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What I Wish I Were Wearing

Unfortunately, I’ve been working so many hours recently that I never have time to post here, wear fun things or really do anything other than sleep and work.

So here are some things I’d like to wear if I weren’t working all the time.

Marie Claire Brazil

Marie Claire Brazil (not sure when)

Matthew Williamson s09 4

Matthew Williamson s/s 09

Shipley & Halmos s09 3

Shipley & Halmos s/s 09

Yigal Azrouël s09 2

Yigal Azrouël s/s 09

leflassh leighton jessica

Leighton Meester and Jessica Szohr picture from le flassh

Cute vs. Too Sexy?

So I saw this look on and I was immediately in love.


I love the skirt, the blouse, and most of all the stockings.  Which brought me to my conundrum.  I usually think of thigh-highs as ultra-sexy bedroom attire, not casual street-wear, but I think it works.  Still part of me fears that it’s far too sexy.

However, why is it sexier than some of these looks (after the jump): Continue reading

Les Ongles

So I’m not the biggest nail-polish person, especially in the summer, but I’ve recently found myself obsessed.  As in, I spent far too long combing looking for the perfect shades.

I like painting my nails in the winter because I’m a huge fan of the dark colors – deep reds, blues and purples – the almost blacks and gunmetal grays.

So after all my searching, I wound up with the following:

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Resort 2010

So the resort shows are kind of old news, but I’ve been slowly making my way through them.  I know everyone’s talking about the couture shows, but since couture isn’t in my budget (although resort isn’t really, either) I thought I’d go for the looks I could actually try and replicate or lust after.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim resort 2010 3

Chris Benz

Chris Benz resort 2010 3

Costume National

Costume National resort 2010 5


Erdem resort 2010


Gucci resort 2010 3

Gucci resort 2010 5

Lela Rose

Lela Rose resort 2010

Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson resort 2010 4

Matthew Williamson resort 2010 2

Matthew Williamson resort 2010

Max Azria

Max Azria resort 2010

Moschino Cheap And Chic

Moschino Cheap & Chic resort 2010 5

just absolute lust.  I’ll post more another time. More specific comments after the jump. Continue reading


So I was browsing Etsy looking for journals, and then jewelry and I found some nice things.

Portobello makes beautiful hair accessories, here’s one I like.

PORTOBELLO Yasmin rhinestone cream fascinator head piece

So here are two cool necklaces from Turtila.  I love the fabric and the wire.  Plus the size, it kind of goes with the statement necklaces that are big right now.

turtila black necklace

Turtila red knot necklace

TheBeside – a great collection of tough jewelry.  The store says they sell “one of a kind proto samples” for the Macha Jewelry brand.

thebeside bracelet

TheBeside Macha necklace

TheBeside black bear tooth necklace

As always, I love the skulls… from MiniCyn

MiniCyn skull it necklace

visual notes

Visual notes/thoughts on clothes/looks/styles for summer.  AKA my thoughts on getting dressed these days.  Also a wish-list of sorts

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(I scanned, but I’m not sure from where, sorry) great basics for summer – simple shapes, light colors.  Looks great.  The bottom could be pants, shorts or a skirt and it would be equally as wonderful.

unknown 4

(again I scanned this from a French magazine, but I’m not sure which one) A more complicated summer look – the blazer is definitely too much for where I live, but still cute. I’m closer to embracing athletic apparel in non-athletic situations, but it’s been slow.


(from’s lookbook) very nice and simple.  Ever since I saw Coco avant Chanel I’ve been searching for a great striped shirt.  This one from Rag & Bone on is $115 – more than I’d like to spend on a basic piece like that.  Pretty, though.  Shorts are great too.

3.1 Phillip Lim resort 2010 3

(from 3.1 Phillip Lim 2010 resort – I looooooove the jacket, and the skirt, and the shirt… ok, I just love.

jenni kayne resort 2010

(also from Jenni Kayne resort 2010 – great colors and a great way to toughen up a sweet little dress/skirt.  I’m not sure how I feel about the lack of collar on the jacket, but I definitely like the general idea.

It’s nice to dream, but mostly it’s too hot to wear anything interesting.  My first concern is not melting and the second is looking good, and the third is not freezing in air conditioning.  Oh well, soon it will be winter and I’ll be wishing it were summer…

Mr. Jacobs, my love

I’m thinking about investing in a nice new bag, and this lovely style by Mr. Marc Jacobs caught my eye.  I’m still not sure if I want it or not, but I’m more torn between whether I like the green or the white.  It’s called the Croc of Q Lil’ Riz bag.

Croc of Q white

Croc of Q

and it has the most adorable lining:

Croc of Q2

I really like both colors.  The turquoise reminds me of a bag I had and loved a few years ago and I think it would be more versatile/I could wear it year round.  But the white looks so pretty too.

(I’m not 100% sure where the pictures came from, but the bag can be found on, nordstroms, zappos, etc)

to steal a phrase…

…I die…

I don’t know how I feel about Rachel Zoe, but the phrase just works with some things, like these amaaaazing Chloe boots for fall.  I waaaaant….




They are so beautiful… if only I had the $1,000+ they’re so amazing…

(pictures from Intermix)

a few thousand words (or their equivalent in pictures)


Vogue UK July ’09

elle paris sparkles sandals

from French Elle sometime in the past year

unknown 3 summer

Torn out of a magazine, but I don’t remember which one… sorry – if you know, please comment and let me know

elle drew barrymore

Elle US – either this month’s or last month, the one with Drew Barrymore on the cover…


Again, sorry, tore it out and didn’t note where it’s from. Basically I wish I were her, she looks like she’s enjoying being at the beach (plus she has great hair) and I’m stuck in a hot sweaty city…