Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Minimarket Lace-Up Cutout Oxford; $250.00

A sneak peek at one of Urban Outfitter's featured shoes for summer. Do I even need to tell you how much I love this shoe? I have not caved and purchased a pair of oxfords yet, but I think I need to. Those fucking Swedes know how to do this trend right.

To see more of UO's exclusive first look at summer, click here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Brandy Melville "Ruth" top; $56.00
Opening Ceremony "Jean" shorts; $210.00
K/ller Collection quill necklace; $265.00

All available at Need Supply [dot] com

Note: This is not me, guys! Although I wish it was, this model has wicked tattoos. I just liked the photo. I'll be making an outfit post, soon. I apologize for any tomfoolery :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Utility jacket + LWD

Who What Wear styling tip #2: "Transition a LWD with an army jacket."

Okay, pretty basic common knowledge. White lace dress plus army-style jacket, I got it. Now I'm good for summer.

All sarcasm aside, this is a great look. I love white for spring and summer, contrasting against bronze skin, and a lightweight utilitarian jacket is the perfect cover-up for chilly nights. WWW used Kate Bosworth's Nylon cover party ensemble as an example, and I think it looks awesome. Except for one thing... those fucking boots. I guess maybe this was okay for the specific event, but definitely not for everyday. I personally would style this look with sandals, wedges, or even classic tennis whites. Perhaps the boots wouldn't be so bad if they weren't so pointy. If you must go with boots, go for biker or combat style boots, à la Doc Martins or something. Keeps up with the utilitarian theme...

AE smocked maxi skirt dress; $49.50

Abercrombie & Fitch "Kylie" dress; $68.00

Abercrombie & Fitch "Leigh" dress; $190.00

Staring at Stars chiffon maxi dress; $79.00

Nasty Gal Daisy lace dress; $58.00

Abercrombie & Fitch "Codie" jacket; $98.00

Abercrombie & Fitch "Natasha" jacket; $120.00

Nasty Gal Hooded field jacket; $88.00

Gap lightweight utility jacket; $79.95

AE woven flat; $39.50

AE suede ring t-strap sandal; $29.50

Kork-Ease "Ava" sandal; $135.00

Vans Authentic Lo Pro Ca sneakers; $55.00

For more styling tips, visit Who What Wear [dot] com

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Wedding Inspiration: 4/17/11

So in just over a year I'm getting married; we've settled on May 5, 2012 as our date (inadvertently planning a Cinco de Mayo wedding, which I didn't realize at first until someone said something haha). So as I'm starting to plan I've been browsing various wedding magazines and websites, including Martha Stewart Weddings. I love Martha Stewart anyway, so drawing much inspiration from hers seemed appropriate. I guess there is a budding domestic diva in me after all.

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Image source: Martha Stewart Weddings

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Most Intriguing Part of The King's Speech...

...was this damn room. I am obsessed with the wall, for one thing, it's almost as if the wall is decaying. As soon as we saw this in the film, the fiancé and I knew we wanted to do this whenever we decide to buy a house. How to reproduce layers and layers of wallpaper and years of distress will be another issue altogether, but I'm sure our collective artistic minds will figure it out.

This room and its décor, at the historical 33 Portland Place, was not built for the film, and (as I'm sure most people know by now) it has been used for various other projects, including the gay porn film Snookered which was released in 2008. I'm pretty sure this is what makes me love this room even more, given my love of all things gay and pornographic.

Wouldn't it have been hysterical if The King's Speech had beat out Alice in Wonderland for art direction at this year's Academy Awards?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PS1 vs. Mossimo

Okay, so it's not secret that Proenza Schouler is my favorite designer label. Ever. And that I've been lusting over the PS1 series of handbags. If I ever get the chance to meet Lazaro and/or Jack I will seriously lick them. I am completely in love with this punchy, citrusy "maize" color, perfect for Spring and to compliment my never-ending wardrobe of neutrals. But, unfortunately, I can't stomach the price tag.

Proenza Schouler Medium PS1 bag in Maize; $1,595.00

Luckily (or perhaps unluckily), Target has a new set of messenger bags out right now, and they look startlingly similar to the PS bags. This Mossimo version comes in a variety of colors, including olive and grey, and an unfortunate cognac color that emphasizes its faux-leather quality. But I do like this off-white color a lot. It won't make me feel better about the PS1, and it might actually make me feel worse, but I could probably drop $30-some bucks on this.

Mossimo Messenger bag; $39.99*

*Note: Don't quote me on the price, as these bags are sold on online and Target does not show the price when something is out of stock. But it is somewhere around $39