Monday, December 17, 2012

The Road Less Traveled

All images via Free People Lookbook

Paisley perfection. 

I look forward to seeing Free People's look books every few weeks, as they always have great styling and cool motifs. This theme,"The Road Less Traveled," reminds me of old European exploration and a romantic notion of new discoveries. 

I really like the way the baroque trend has translated into this bohemian/gypsy style with rich colors and intricate patterns. 

I think I see paisley printed leggings in my future. 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012



So I've been taking notice of this new trend for awhile now, where everything seems to have some kind of triangle integrated into it. Photos, prints, illustrations, typography-- no medium can escape the simple white silhouette of an equilateral triangle. 

Maybe it's the OCD monster inside me that appreciates the symmetry, the clean lines, and the simplicity of perfect geometry, but whatever it is, I approve.

On the note of trends, I've also noticed the immense popularity of the plain white t-shirt with some kind of statement written in helvetica. Usually there's an overuse of ampersands and a lack of proper capitalization, and it seems to be more popular if the statement is written in French (regardless of the wearer's ability to pronounce/ understand the words).

For my next project I think I'm going to make my own shirt that reads, "this is my trendy helvetica t-shirt." Still working on how to throw in an ampersand. I do love ampersands (& t-shirts). 


Anyway, have a lovely Wednesday.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Winter Blues (and Pale Pinks and Greens)

images via tumblr and fp blog

As the weather finally dips beneath 75 degrees here in LA, it's been a little easier to imagine wearing sweaters and sipping my favorite seasonal Starbucks drinks (which, if you were wondering, are peppermint mochas and creme brulee lattes). 

Rather surprisingly however I haven't been craving fair isle prints and chunky knits typical of the season; instead, I've been very inspired by frosty pinks and pale greens. I realize that these colors are much more reminiscent of late February than of early November, but I guess I'm just thinking ahead. 

There's a kind of magical quality in the above photos that reminds me why I love winter so much.



Monday, November 5, 2012

1. My eyesight is not that bad, but I wear my glasses often because they're cute.

2. When I bring my computer to class, it's not because I'm being a good student but because I want to do some online shopping.

3. If I don't see anybody important when I'm wearing a cute outfit, I'll probably wear it again within the week. 

4. A fault of working in retail: many of my paychecks go straight back to my employer.

5. Sometimes when I'm wearing an outfit that I'm not 100% sure about, I will return to my dorm midday and change. 

6. Any reflective surface can and will be used as a mirror.

7. Nothing feels as good as wearing a twirly dress on a sunny day.

8. Coffee is also an accessory.

9. I am guilty of buying clothes and then not wearing them.

10. Fashion has given me more confidence about myself than anything else could have.

Today, I made this list (and figured out how to scan and Photoshop this sketch).

Today, I did not do my statistics homework.

This still counts as being productive, right?

Cheers to Monday!


Sunday, October 28, 2012



Because I'm up late.
Because I just finished midterms.
Because I'm craving a Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks.
Because I've been feeling sassy lately and for some reason leather pants seem like a great idea.
Because sweaters.

Because I like it, that's why.

I realize that this post lacks the artistic energy I generally try to bring forth in my posts, but as I debated whether or not I was going to click "publish" I remembered this a personal space for personal things, and this is how I feel right now.

Inspired by my mother, the phrase "because" seemed suddenly to be the only justification I needed.

Also, I realize that the frame, the glasses, and the Starbucks cup are cliche, but all I have to say to that is:



Have a lovely Monday, blogosphere.


Monday, October 1, 2012

"Meet Me Where the Sidewalk Ends"

images via ThreadSence

I know that I've posted many ThreadSence lookbooks in the past, but I when I saw the Fall 2012 lookbook, I couldn't resist reposting some of their gorgeous photos.

Call me a hipster, but I'm a sucker for dark moody colors and misty-looking photos reminiscent of 90's  grunge and mystery. When I saw the vintage sets that the photo shoot took place in, I pretty much saw where I envision myself five years from now: living in a small apartment in a big city and channeling all of my creative energy into transforming a small budget into beautiful decor and boho-chic outfits. The only thing missing is my well-dressed, intelligent, funny, and HOT boyfriend (obviously).

If you can't tell, I'm a dreamer. If I ever had the opportunity to work as a stylist on a shoot such as this one, or even as a graphic designer, photo editor, mood board artist (is that even a thing?), anything, I think I would die of happiness. 

Anyway, this was too good to not post.

Cheers and happy Monday!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Watercolor Magic

Within the next week, I will finally be moving into my dorm room. I'm really excited to decorate my room this year, seeing as last year I pretty much had the bare minimum of college essentials. It was a snooze fest. 

Rather than purchase the standard posters of Audrey and Marilyn, I really want to purchase some original artwork (okay, copies of original artwork) to display. Etsy has been my go to website for nifty one-of-a-kind items for awhile now, and I was blown away when I stumbled upon artist Jessica Durant's amazing watercolors. They're simple yet elegant and right up my alley. 

My favorites are the fashion watercolors and the NYC landscapes. I can't get enough. 

No but really I'm gonna buy everyone of them.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Everybody Loves Madewell

 images via Madewell

Given my SoCal roots, I tend to shy away from anything that's too preppy or polished looking in favor of looser fitting, more bohemian looks. (I'll take Free People over J.Crew pretty much every day of the week.)
That being said, I fell in love with the quirky twist on classic prep that Madewell took with its Fall 2012  lookbook. It's the perfect combination of boy meets girl, meets Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl."