Thursday, August 23, 2012


I love the medieval inspiration in these looks. The metal detailing and the dark, moody colors give the whole look a very rich and glamorous feel. 

This is the right way to do sparkle.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Before I Was Born

I went digging through the hall closets in my house yesterday (seems to be a theme), and I came across some yellowing photo envelopes with these lovely photos inside. Unfortunately there wasn't a year listed on the package, but I'm guessing the photos were taken sometime in the seventies. 

The flowers were photographed by my mom, who at the time was an art major. Even with a disposable  camera she took better photos than I can with my fancy digital one. It figures that I got skipped over when it came to inheriting the art gene. The dog also belonged to my mom; it's where the dachshund obsession began. 

The last photo is my mom and dad. So seventies I can't even stand it. 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Artsy Fartsy

I finally got a Pinterest account the other day and was browsing the art section when I came across these beautiful threaded photos. And I like them. A lot.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Good as New

I've always appreciated the idea of thrifting and transforming old pieces into modern staples, however being a germaphobe tends to complicate things a bit. In fact, the only used purse I ever purchased I ended up ruining from a lysol overdose.

However, this past weekend I ended up stumbling into my mother's closet and, low and behold, I found these gems. My mother and I have never been that mom and daughter pair that shares all of their clothing, mostly because my mom is 4 inches shorter than me, and has a taste for pieces with a Southwestern flair that don't exactly fit my style. But, these two jackets, the sweater, and scarf, untouched since the mid nineties, will be the perfect additions to my fall wardrobe (no lysol needed).


Friday, August 17, 2012

En Route for Fall

fall stuffs

1. Warby Parker, Preston in Sandalwood Matte
2. John Galt by Brandy Melville, Cassidy Sweater
3. Free People, Voile Trapeze Slip in Copper
4. Free People, Printed Cord in Burgundy
5. Free People, English Garden Mini Dress in Black
6. Urban Outfitters, Staring at Stars Crepe Open-Back Romper
7. John Galt by Brandy Melville, Angelica Sweater
8. Urban Outfitters, Sparkle and Fade Scenic Vest
9. Urban Outfitters, Ecote Kyle Stud Boot in Black

All of these items are currently en route to my house thanks to the convenience of online shopping (and my handy-dandy URBN inc. employee discount). The only downside to online shopping is the wait. Five to seven business days is a long time for a shopping addict to sit in suspense. And there's also the fact that I have to stealthily sneak the items into my house without my parents knowing I've made the purchases. They don't necessarily approve of my spending all of the money I earned working two jobs this summer on clothing, but hey, better clothes than drugs, right? (too far?)

If there's one thing I learned from my first year of college in LA, it's that during the fall quarter it is H-O-T. I'll probably pair the sweaters with my denim cutoffs and ankle boots or sandals, even though I'd really love to layer them with scarves or collars or heavy moto jackets.

Can't wait to make room in my closet for my new goodies!

Happy weekend!


Monday, August 13, 2012

FALLin' for TS

All images via ThreadSence

In love with the Back to Business look book from ThreadSence. They always have such inspiring ensembles andI love the details in their styling! The first look is my favorite by far-- the mustard yellow suede skirt is a must for my fall wardrobe.

All of the back to school previews are driving me nuts. I can't wait for fall, the best season of the year by far!

Happy Monday!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

The 60's are coming!

Edie & Andy, Twiggy (The original icons)

images via ThreadSence and tumblr

I've been loving all of the 60's mod inspiration that has been popping up as of late. There have been subtle hints of 60's chic around for a while now, with cool geometric prints, peter-pan collars, and graphic eyeliner, but it seems as if the cool graphic details and simplistic silhouettes that I love are making a comeback. No complaints here. Can't wait to go out and by a sleek sheath dress and style it with some boho hair and makeup for a modern update. 

The 60's have always been one of my favorite decades of American culture; they had the best music, the best art, the best fashion. The British Invasion contributed heavily to my infatuation with the times, so maybe I was born in the wrong decade and the wrong country. If I could go back to any era it would be a tie between the 60's and the 20's. Although in hindsight I realize that I would be facing either the Great Depression or the Viet Nam war, so that does complicate my fantasy a little bit. 

Long live Sgt. Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band.



Friday, August 3, 2012

Frye Oh My

Boots- Frye Veronica Short

Just picked these babies up from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! So stoked to finally have a nice, versatile and (most importantly) comfortable pair of boots. 

I'm also happy that shorter boots and booties are back in style, considering that I have sprinter's calves that aren't quite dainty enough to fit into designer over-the-knee styles. 

Can't wait to break these in! 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Album Love

Tourist History, Two Door Cinema Club

The Only Place, Best Coast

Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins

Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs

Ode to Sunshine, Delta Spirit

Gorilla Manor, Local Natives

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming., M83

The White Album, The Beatles

W H O K I L L, tune-yards. 

Wilco (The Album), Wilco

Since I've had so much time on my hands this summer, I've been rediscovering the best albums in my iTunes library and listening to music pretty much 24/7 (it goes hand in hand with an online shopping addiction).

While these aren't necessarily my favorite albums of all time, they are definitely some of my favorite album covers. If I had to choose a favorite, it'd probably be Delta Spirit's album cover for Ode to Sunshine. I read somewhere that the man in the photo was an uncle of one of the band members, however that could just be urban legend. 

Either way, Delta Spirit remains one of my favorite bands of all time (coming in right behind The Shins), and the album cover is a gem. 

Also, I want to turn Best Coast's album cover for The Only Place into a giant poster and hang it on my wall. Guess that's the California girl in me.