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//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


alexander mcqueen

olive manna

eryn brinie



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



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:


//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

//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

//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