Friday, July 31, 2009
I'm "charmed" by these necklaces from Lanvin and Mended Veil
(via the Pipeline)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I know the quality kind of sucks, but it's worth it, I promise
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Ice Storm cardigan via Anthropologie
J.Crew dulce sequin skirt (already sold out!)
I would probably wear the cardigan and skirt together because I'm a crazy person (who is thirsting for a mojito right now!). And we already established the fact that I think cockiness can be very funny. (And Steve Martin rocks!)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"'I'm pretty good at sex. And pretty good at picture taking. That's about it.' -- Sex machine/photog Scott 'the Sartorialist' Schuman." (Twitter via Refinery 29)
Men are so cocky (in addition to being funny and adorable) ... maybe we should ask his girlfriend, Garance!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
oh, and I'll reignite with you under my feet,
like a palm to my soles, making me
feel a little soulful when revisiting
your streets, those rechartered grounds
my heart's already traced, like
the cheeks of my future baby's face:
half mine, mostly yours, dear City.
If there's any love left undoubted,
unquestioned, and beyond ambivalence,
it's for you, and no matter where I am,
your hands will keep holding my feet,
bringing me right back to you.
Marion Cotillard's looks are so "daring chic," and with a new Dior ad campaign under her belt, she's the newest addition to my style file, which includes Kate Bosworth, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway. Loved La Vie En Rose, too. Bravo, girl.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
In my entrepreneurship class last semester, we watched a couple episodes of "Dragon's Den," a BBC series about a group of vicious angel investors from various industries who judge the elevator pitches of entrepreneurial hopefuls. Most of the time, they rip the ideas apart (great entertaining stuff), but sometimes, they'll invest their own money in a promising venture.
On the treadmill tonight (I love watching TV at the gym!), I learned ABC is producing an American version of the show called "Shark Tank." I doubt it'll be as good as its British counterpart -- no accent! Nonetheless, I hope this show is here to stay. People need to start thinking about alternative careers and taking action! Would you watch this? (Or youtube?)
A coworker today was wearing cute Jeffrey Campbell flats, and I was reminded of these sweet, nude wedges I had admired from way back when. Unlike his other crazy, studded, S&M-y shoes that you can find at Urban Outfitters or Free People, they're sophisticated and ladylike, with a touch of vintage. Darling.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I've kissed lightning
in a sunny tent,
from an open door,
on a creaky swing,
a smoky, pine scent:
I almost died --
gasping like a
a warm storm
yet, I can't help
but bite my own
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I'm feeling overwhelmed and down today. You know those days when your heart feels really heavy, but it also feels hollow? (Contradictory, I know.) I think I need a good, long hug (and I am a strong believer in the power of hugs). Some sleep would work too... But these photos by Susannah Conway are helping me find some peace and calm. So pretty.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
My internship ends August 7th, a date that makes me very nervous. I hate being unemployed and unproductive, even for a short while. What am I going to do for those two weeks before Prague? (Any suggestions?) Hopefully, I'll find some sort of income and keep busy with a creative project. I bought a bunch of ribbon from Michael's last month on a whim. Maybe I'll make some jewelry? I like these Vera Wang necklaces...
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Good morning, my dears! What are your plans for this weekend? I'm excited to do some quality reading and relaxing by my friend's pool while drinking wine and partaking in the usual girl talk (sweeet!). Some fun links to leave you with:
Friday, July 10, 2009
I'm feeling so inspired and passionate today. Wonderful, sweet people (and pretty blogs) make my heart swell. I'm also dreaming up another blog for my adventures in Prague. Would you be interested in reading about my travels? Still trying to find the perfect name ... any suggestions?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Today was one of those days where I felt like all I could do was hang along for the ride. Frustrating. I am in dire need of snuggling in bed for hours with a good book and a latte, but weekdays after work are always so short, don't you think? There's dinner, hitting the gym, chatting with a friend, and then sleep. Maybe we should all go on more weekend holidays (with this lovely weekender bag) to take our mind off of stressful things? I'm looking forward to heading back to visit NYC soon!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I know we just talked about dresses, but I couldn't resist sharing these classic shirt-dresses with you. I've been browsing Liz Claiborne since I saw this sweet pair of sunglasses in InStyle -- and lo and behold! A brand that I had once considered more suitable for my mother actually has some great pieces for me! I just love these cool, fresh looks. Who said dressing for work has to be boring? Feminine + Professional = Perfect.
PS: More shirt-dresses from Toast. xoxo
Monday, July 6, 2009
This quirky photo makes me happy. And I love the black and white. In fact, I've been wearing this combination for the past few weeks as of late, for example: black dress by John Varvatos for Converse with a thin Hanes white t-shirt. (A new uniform?) Wish I had those Louis Vuitton bunny ears! Ah, simple extravagances!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy 4th, my dears! What are you up to today? I'm decked out in color-appropriate gear (red plaid dress worn here by my friend Emily and blue pf flyers!) and looking at recipes, since I promised my mom I would cook/bake every weekend. I started out with corn bread, so I'm thinking this time maybe something with fruit? (We have lots of cherries right now, so delicious!) Too bad mixing drinks isn't considered cooking. That raspberry fizz looks tasty.