Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm not dead, I promise

Sorry I haven't been around much guys. It's been a busy summer with my internship (which is over now, yay!) plus preparing for my final semester (I graduate in December now, bitches, yay!) Besides, I just haven't been that inspired to blog, unfortunately. But now my favorite season is coming up: fall weather=fall clothes! Nothing inspires me more than perusing the web for fall staples and stand-outs. So, naturally, I had to polyvore it up.

Fall 2010

I loved this dress as soon as I saw it in my net-a-porter email. There is something so cozy about this update on her standard wrap dress. Plus, at $465? That's a steal!

Their lotions and body creams may be too strong for sensitive nose, but I love B&BW shower gels. When I first saw their new fragrance "Forever Sunshine" the cheery colors sort of scared me- usually it means "too flowery" or "too sweet" for my taste, but this one was a lovely blend of apricot, peonies, and praline? I was intrigued. And the "Deep Aqua" scent is definitely my new favorite.

Winter for me always begins with autumn dry skin, ironically on my T-zone. I started using this balm in place of or in addition to my daily moisturizer, especially when my skin feels chapped and sensitive due to windy walks across campus.

Anything draped is perfect for fall, and this is just a stand-out piece. The color is a perfect, rich brown and is so versatile it could be dressed up with killer heels, or dressed down with tights and a cardigan. Love.

What's great about this version of the iconic handbag is that it is NYLON! I'm ecstatic because 1) even though I will probably never own this bag, it's substantially less expensive, and 2) I love fabric bags as opposed to leather. Being a current resident of snowy Ohio, I know how hard I can be on handbags and I feel the nylon version would be much easier to take care of.

I've been lusting over exposed zippers for a couple seasons now, and these are only fueling my obsession. I love that the zipper is somewhat indistinguishable at first glance, such a lovely architectural detail. I'll have to disregard the fact that they are suede and will most surely become destroyed walking through the streets of snowy Kent, but I have a few months until then.

7. Whiskey sours
Nothing warms you up quite like whiskey. And since drinking it straight reminds me of New Years Eve 2008 I like to take it in a more diluted form. Sours are a great way to go to make a kiss-ass drink that isn't so girly. But none of that pre-made sour mix shit. Boyfriend and I make our own with lemon juice and simple syrup. We also add grenadine for a nice splash of flavor- plus it makes our drinks pink!

Edit: Sorry if this post seems so random. I've been reading the humor blog Hyperbole and a Half a lot lately and it seems to put me in a silly mood. Especially when mixed with aforementioned whiskey sours- I'm quite tipsy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


That is exactly what this is. And no, I couldn't believe it either, but 'tis true. Diane von Furstenberg has outdone herself with this one. I'm so excited I can't even think/type straight! It literally took me 82354031975 attempts to type this short little paragraph!

Saks describes this as "Your favorite tee look- this time in smooth leather and finely tailored with gathered sleeves and chest patch pocket." 100% Italian lamb leather, with silk/lycra lining so you don't sweat your tits off. I'm not sure how I feel about wearing leather that isn't a jacket or boots, but judging from the photos it looks supple and soft, comfortable and breathable enough to be a jersey. I'd so be willing to try this.

In other news, I'm driving up (or is it over?) to Michigan tomorrow to train for my internship. At Kohl's, which should be interesting. I'm rather excited of the fact that not only is this internship paid, (and paid A LOT) but I get to do some traveling. More updates to follow on my journey into adulthood.

*So this gets labeled as a WTF but this time in a good way.

Monday, May 31, 2010

White Lights

Relaxing tee; $44.00

Pearly pins; $10.00

"Cloudfish" skirt; $79.95 (was $148)

This selection is from Anthropologie's Color & Light collection. Most of these come in different colors (the dress comes in a lovely navy blue) but I love the way head-to-toe shades of white and cream look in the summer, especially against bronzed skin.

Happy Memorial Day everyone. It's stormy in Cleveland but hopefully some of you will get the chance to be outside =)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gimme gimme gimme

One day I will own a pair of shiny shiny Louboutins (I swear!) But right now I just don't have the cash to drop on a $700+ pair of shoes. No matter how shiny and delicious they are. I've always coveted a nude peep-toe or classic black pump, but in my "What's New For You" email on Monday arrived these babies. Damn you net-a-porter, damn you! *shakes fist* Now I have my heart set on these peacock blue gems. Even the color, "peacock blue," sounds ever the more inviting that just a blah black.

I do, however, have graduation coming up in December. Hence, graduation PRESENTS. I've already told my mom that (out of necessity) I need a new Macbook because this one is 5 years old and always about to crash. But a pair of Loub's is a tad cheaper than a Mac. Hmmm...

The (former) graphic designer in me flipped over the contrast of the deep blue/bright red combo. Ugh, looking at the back of these shoes... luscious. I could just lick them... okay maybe I just licked the screen...

OPI nail polish in "Russian Navy" & "Yoga-ta Get This Blue"

Would it be too matchy-matchy if I painted my nails in the same color? Although it may just be my monitor but now that I've uploaded this photo these colors really don't match at all. So I guess it would be fine =P

photos: & me

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Handbag Love ♥

Okay, wow guys. I'm really sorry I haven't updated in over a month. So much has been going on, lots of classwork and interviews... and THEN I got an executive management internship with Kohl's! It starts in June and I still have no idea where I will be located. But it's still exciting, especially since I only have a semester left of school!

Anyway, time for HANDBAG PORN- who knew Abercrombie & Fitch even made handbags?? Let alone such lovely handbags. I don't know what I'm in love with more, the handbag or the photography, but damn do A&F know how to make me really want this bag.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Madness ~ 3.1 Philip Lim

I think I'm in love.

And yes, I'm aware how loosely I use that L-word, but I mean it this time. This 3.1 Philip Lim gem is everything I want out of a summer dress. Pale pink silk skirt, black tulle, hand-placed sequins in a croc-pattern. The colors are gorgeous. And when it comes to sequins and embellishments, nobody does them quite as elegantly as Philip Lim. Ugh, if only I could splurge!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Amateur Modeling at its Finest

And no, for once I'm not talking about America's Next Top "Model." I'm talking about this lovely thing over at I was cracking up and the girl's "posing," or lack thereof. I mean seriously, who okayed these photos?!

I'll break this failure down for you guys:

1. The Generic Catalog Pose: There is, quite literally, no life in this arm. There are no angles, no interest, no posing really. Last time I checked, the point of catalog modeling is not to make garments look shapeless. This does nothing to make me want to buy this dress.

2. The Over-Exaggerated Shoulder Hunch: Clearly, someone has been doing her homework and reading Vogue and W, and has equated that a hunched shoulder equals high fashion. But, when you only lift one shoulder with the rest of your body erect, you only look rather lopsided.

3. And finally, whatever the hell this is. I mean COME ON what is going on with that right arm?! Who directed this photoshoot? Who told this girl that this was a good idea?!!

However, this dress is hella cute [I will link it here]. I just get too distracted by the crazy arms and deer-in-headlights, trying-too-hard expression. She's a pretty girl, but LORD please give her some guidance in the modeling department.

I've come to the conclusion that the girl's right arm is just dead.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

OBSESSING Over Proenza Schouler

Perhaps it's because I'm extremely biased, and I think Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough can do no wrong, but I am in LOVE with Proenza Schouler's Fall 2010 RTW collection. I think it is a perfect transition from their Spring 2010 collection. It still has those bright cobalt blues that I loved from Spring, only now intertwined with more muted teals and plums, ditzy florals, and cozy knits. And their awesome graffiti-printed jeans? They collaborated with J Brand, and to quote "Try keeping those on shelves."

The accessories were rather splendid as well. I'm loving these shoes with the quirky heels, and of course their bags are making me drool all over my keyboard.