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//another one bites the dust

15 Apr

this morning i woke up not feeling so hot. i went to my morning work out anyway. and then i had to leave early! i was so terribly sick. with the worst stomach cramping i have ever experienced. in fact, i’m not sure i’ve even had a real stomach cramp before today. so i went home and laid down, eventually fell asleep to awake 4 hours later. and felt a little better. (except that i still haven’t eaten, and usually i’ll have had 3 meals by now.)

so anyway, i have a birthday party tonight, which i was looking forward to because this is my first outside-school-folk, outside-internship-folk faces i’ll have seen in like a week. not to mention i’d like to celebrate becca! which brings me to the

next thing, i tried on 3 pairs of tights and had to throw them all away. all of them. which made me sad. it feels like i just bought new tights recently, couldn’t find any (and i can always find everything in my room-messy or not) and then once i did they all had snags in them. i will have to make a trip to nordstrom‘s to go get some more, they are my favorite tights because 1. they are “comfort top” which means there is not an elastic band that is uncomfortable 2. they’re the perfect mix of sheer and opaque 3. they’re only $14.50.

since i didn’t know what to wear, and i was feeling under the weather (physically and emotionally) i put on the one thing that will always make me happy.

what is it? a bodysuit.

i LOVE bodysuits. the one thing that will lift my spirits. i think it’s my inner ballerina. (my dream, if i could start life over again would have been to be a ballerina…it’s sad that at 23 it’s too late for that.)

“a bodysuit, feels like a never ending hug.” that’s my slogan for when my friends make fun of me. but that’s okay, and one of those friends, is becca, though in all honesty i think the idea has grown on her.

ok, i realize a crochet bodysuit goes against the grain, but i loved the photo (from late afternoon) other body suits from free people, urban outfitters and modcloth.

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//feelin’ green

17 Mar

happy st. patty’s.

first things first, i seriously love this photo. it could be that ireland is in my top 3 dream destinations (sitting next to new zealand and russia.) it could be her impeccable style, striped tunic, with a neutral sweater on top and some bold mary janes, over some tall wool socks. but mostly, it’s because the girl is a badass. from this day forward, every viewer she shares this with, will give her respect. i played with barbies… she held down beasts with horns.

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next things, next…

i’m going to be real honest. it’s that time of the year i hate working with kids. ok, that’s a bit strong. not hate. but really… pinching, any touching, crossing boundaries, ugh. i would like to picture myself, on my high and mighty horse, opposing green, making a stand because it is such a silly tradition. but i’m a coward. to conform is my only safeguard. i need the assurance, no mischievous elementary school kids will be acting like leprechauns. not on my watch.

if you could see me this morning:

plushpalate.blogspot.com

i think this is better than dorothy:

parishotelboutique.blogspot.com

mmm…window shutters with a green pop. yes please.

pinterest

i normally consider myself someone who dislikes hair clips of the floral nature. but i find these rather pleasant.

etsy.com

i love the parisian influence; especially the chair but the bold green dresser definitely makes the vision complete.

thewhiteshed.com.au

everything about this photo reminds me of my friend brittany. and if you know her, you definitely agree.

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good luck to you!

may we have pinch free days

//to dream, or not to dream

11 Mar

that is the question.

this was too beautiful, i couldn’t not share it! from the wonderful artist priscilla ahn. if you haven’t heard of her (slash: fell head over heals in love with her) then check her out. plus she has a new album coming out May 3 and her website has a free download.

aghhghh such a beautiful voice..

 

other dream-like things:

from graphic-exchange found on pinterest

from the coveted found on ruby press

doodle everyday tumblr

happy friday

 

//el presidenté

21 Feb

“Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.” -George Washington [1974] I take for granted on a daily (probably minute-ly) basis of what it means to be an American citizen, to live in a free country that was fought for, paid for with a price of great sacrifice, steered by leaders whose vision had consequences on the line that determined my existence.

“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection; that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large; and, particularly, for their brethren who have served in the Geld; and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacifick temper of the mind, which were the characteristicks of the divine Author of our blessed religion ; without an humble imitation of whose example, in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.” -Circular Letter to the Governours [1783].

Ryan Brenizer

“The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.
May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.” [1790]

Happy Birthday George Washington!

& thank you.

pottery barn

anthropologie

alexander mcqueen

olive manna

eryn brinie

terrain

zukas

Hope you enjoy  somewhat trivial finds in the grand scheme of America and Your Day Off (or your time and a half)!

//you’re the inspiration

18 Feb

Happy Friday weekenders! For your viewing pleasure, I give you my latest obsession. And by obsession I mean I may need to cancel my account because it is becoming an addiction. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people with great taste. I am someone who always saves images I find, prints them out, puts them into a scrapbook of things I love; now I am saving a whole bunch of time because this site stores things for me and allows me to find them later.

I introduce to you, pinterest. Here is a sneak peek at some of my boards, the things that inspire me. But viewer be warned, you too could develop a dependency.

//gold-digger

16 Feb

Remember when silver was really cool and the dominant metal in the fashion world? I can vaguely remember refusing to wear gold accessories. Now, that is a time I can barely comprehend; suppressed memories, if you will. Over recent years, now in this moment more than ever, I love the complete and perfect combo of things black and gold. Not too long ago I bought a gold ring with a little black onyx because it was on sale, but the size is far too big and every time I try to wear it I find myself disappointed. Today in the midst of disappointment, I am finding the strength to look forward, and lusting after these:

my first favorite by bario-neal

the beautiful bracelet watch by movado

incredibly unique double leaf black diamond by cathy waterman

very classy kat bone and black diamond by andrea fohrman

fun band black moghul diamond again by cathy waterman

splendid cat-eye sunglasses by gucci

//over the mountain and through the woods, to lincoln center

10 Feb

Drumrollllllll please . . . . . . . .

Today officially commences fashion week. There is no where I’d rather be this week than NY. In weeks to come that destination will change to London, Paris, Milan. And while I’m dreaming, on this day, I would wear Elizabeth and James. I love how cohesive all the pieces are.

Photographs by Roderick Angle

My favorites include:

 

//summer lovin’

9 Feb

I know it is ages away. I know. And as unfortunate as that is, Anthropologie is really warming this season up with a great swimwear collection. These are my summer fantasies, secondary to the sunshine.

//wood you be mine

7 Feb

[wood]: the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches. best used for the following…

large stained wood tags $6 from olive manna

wood grained pitcher $58 from terrain

ordinal dresser $998 from anthropologie

‘italian cypress’ by tom ford $190 from nordstrom

seascape stamp set $30 by yellow owl workshop

aviator sunglasses by alexander mcqueen $480 from nordstrom

//silly rabbit

3 Feb

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the year of the rabbit. In honor of the celebration, I will take this time to introduce to you, the most stylish bunny I know, Fifi Lapin. Fifi is a fashion icon.

Outfits from real designers. Images from her blog.

//love it, covet

1 Feb

The Coveted is one of my favorite places for fashion inspiration.  They take you “inside the closets of internationally influential cultural forecasters, showing us what culminates in their personal style – one item at a time.”  These are some of my favorite pieces from Karla Martinez, the current Fashion Market and Accessories Director at W Magazine.

shoes, Chanel

bracelet, Bess

photos by Jake Rosenburg

//raise your glasses

29 Jan

Going with friends and trying on glasses is by far one of my most favorite forms of entertainment. It’s probably the childlike innocence of costumes, and putting on different faces. Not to mention they make a great accessory. BUT anyone who has bad eyes knows how ridiculously expensive it costs with insurance, let alone without, to get new frames & lenses.

Worry no more! Thanks to the wonderful people at Warby Parker a new age has come:

  • Only $95, For high quality prescription glasses
  • Free Shipping/Free Returns, no hassle to buy online
  • The best part: Buy a pair, GIVE a pair!  to people in need.

top photo from Warby Parker lookbook, bottom photo the Roosevelt Frame in tortoise

//acrossbodybag

28 Jan

About once a year I get an uncontrollable itch to not just “look” at handbags but set out on a mission for one. Nordstrom.com featured this Vince Camuto Flap Front Crossbody Bag. The urge could be coming up quick…

//forget me [k]not

26 Jan

This innovative design is one of my favorite things I’ve found so far this year:

If someone would have explained this concept to me, I think I would have been turned off by it. But seeing it… wonderful. Hand assembled & hand knotted into perfection. This streamlined experiment of pearls and metal is pristine & prominent. Find the necklace $98 and bracelet $75 at J. Crew. As if there needed to be a reason to shop there more.

pictures taken from jcrew.com