Sunday, September 26, 2010

from awhile ago...

My computer has not treated me well the past few hours. Everything (including iPhoto) keeps experiencing an "unexpected shutdown" and all (45) of my pictures from the past week or so have been lost. I'm having that thumbnail problem, where I can see the thumbnail photos in iPhoto, but then when I click to enlarge, the screen goes black. I'm annoyed, to say the least.  

Anyways, this was from a week or so ago; I've just been too busy to post. I had a bunch of other looks to show too, but it looks like those won't be blogged about :( ugh. 

I'm gonna go play around with it a bit. If ANYONE has any suggestions, PLEASE comment and let me know. Girl's desperate. (and don't tell me re-upload the pics, please; I already clicked "yes" on the "would you like to delete originals?" button)

woods :)

top, UO  jeans, LF flats, Tory Burch

Friday, September 24, 2010


" One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art" - Oscar Wilde

Thursday, September 23, 2010

obsession: evening shorts

obsession: evening shorts
i don't have time to write a full post :( but here is this! new look I'm loving : evening shorts! the sequin ones from topshop are sold out, though :( sad.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

rebecca taylor spring 2011

There are SO many looks from this collection that I'm currently lusting over. And when I say so many, I mean that I loved 36 out of 36 of Rebecca Taylor's Spring looks posted on Rather than swoon over the intricate details of all 36 pieces via writing, I'll just  blog the maxi looks and internally digest the wonders of the other 30 or so pieces... (though I may have to blog about the others later...) 

First of all, I'm very into the high bun. It's a breath of fresh air compared to the traditional runway hair -- though it still has an element of luxe that only models on the catwalk could truly pull off. Agreed? I don't think I could flaunt this do nearly as well...

Can we agree that this look is just STUNNING? I don't know where to begin. The buttery tone paired with the flouncy, daring shape of the skirt along with the "barely there" draping sleeves make for an extraordinarily classy statement; allowing the wearer to encapsulate the minimalist trend while not feeling too conservative. This one is a winner in my book.
Loving the pop of color. A great dress to flaunt your collar bones in, if you're into that kind of look (which I totally am). I'm not usually a big fan of the mid-calf dresses, but this maxi inspired dress pulls off the short look brilliantly. Perhaps it is the camel colored skinny belt that slims the waist so wonderfully. The pattern sort of reminds of Marc Jacobs, no?
GASP. this one is such a beauty. I feel like I'm staring into a beautifully lit sky with thousands and millions of stars and I'm laying next to the boy of my dreams and am just floating and wild with happiness. Do you not get this feeling too? I love the deep V cut and slinky straps, so sexy. Also, the cinched bottom, I believe it is, is a great alternative to the usual cascading bottom of other maxis.
This one is similar to the first look. If mermaids existed, this skirt would remind me of one. Whatevs, it DOES remind me of one. Love the royal blue paired with muted khaki green. Great and unexpected combo.
Body skimming and sexy. Perfection.
WAIT. I think the model is bare foot. Ahhh, if so, this makes the look even better. It adds to the, "walking on the beach after hours--look at my hair blowing in the wind--oh stop it, I know I'm beautiful", kind of look.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010


basically, preen got it right. goodness, let's greet menswear more femininely, shall we? 

Peter Som Spring 2011

Never has a "break" from work been so delightful, and so serving of its purpose. After hours spent on SAT prep and English homework, I splurged myself with a mug of hazelnut coffee and a what was supposed to be brief "getaway" to my favorite site, It was there, on the home page, that I found my match (Peter Som and I really need to get together; or rather, his collection and I)

This eclectic collection is sheer perfection (really? did I just rhyme? so corny.)  I have never been so enamored with a runway look. Outfits on the runways, after all, are works of art and therefore can be difficult to relate with; on the other hand, these pieces are so street-style with a mix of luxe that I can vividly see myself hand picking new pieces directly from the catwalk to add to my closet....hmmmm.... [insert girl drooling, here]. 

Out of 32, I narrowed it down to my 12 favorite looks (as not to bore you; but then again, if you're bored, you probably won't be reading this blog...)

Anyhooo, if you do in fact decide that you like these looks, do yourself a favor and view the rest of Som's genius collection, here. It truly is magnificent. 

Yesterday, Hannah (of Mademoiselle Hannah) and I were discussing the tenuous line between edgy and inappropriate. Walking through Boston, we giggled at some of the absurd outfits that were confidently strutting themselves through the city. There is nothing wrong with being edgy, in fact, I LOVE edginess - just not when I'm getting edgy with a side of boob. Now for the segue; as I said, I am a huge supporter of being appropriately daring, which is why I adore this Spring line. Each look flirts with edginess, creating the perfect balance between lust and elegance. These pieces are designed for the confident fashionista who seeks innovation without being too blunt. 

A friend, Monica, tweeted the other day that Som's new collection is reminiscent of Barbie; looks like I'll be dipping back into my younger days for the next season...or two.

Friday, September 10, 2010

all she wanted was a kiss

Happy New Year, to my fellow Jews! I hope everyone had a fabulous day off yesterday, either at temple or just relaxing at home. I went to temple both yesterday and today; usually I just attend the typical Thursday morning service along with the rest of the reform community, but this year I decided to go for the lesser day, as well. I'm not sure what inspired me to attend the second day; perhaps it was the lovely women sitting next to me Thursday morning. The woman who just wanted a kiss. Where am I going with this?
Sitting next to me at services was a lively 83 year old woman (clad in an adorable matching suit outfit, mind you). She represented the sort of woman I wish to be when I grow old; the sort that doesn't dream of letting her age steal her vitality. I'd like to think of myself as quite an amicable person, so of course, I greeted her right when she sat down and wished her a "L'shana Tovah", or a Happy New Year. I felt like I knew this women for years, she told me of her 11 grandchildren and her husband's passing 4 years prior, while I told her stories of my 93 year old great grandfather and other rantings.
Back to the kiss. If you're jewish, you'll recognize what I'm talking about next. If you're not, no worries, I'll explain! There comes a time in the service where the Rabbi parades the Torah around the sanctuary, while all the praying people in the room approach the migrating rabbi as s/he nears their seat. Once the Rabbi and Torah are in reach, the pray-er kisses their siddur and then touches it to the Torah. I am not entirely sure what the point of this is (bad Jew!), but I know it is tradition. When the Torah came around, the woman next to me PUSHED to get to the end of the aisle, for she was actually FRIGHTENED that she was going to miss the rabbi passing by. Of course, her pushing didn't upset me, but upon her arrival back to the seat, she told me that another elderly woman towards the end of the aisle was upset. She said to me, "I didn't mean to push! I feel terrible I upset her. All I wanted was a little kiss".
Moments after this was said, I felt an immense connection to her words. I thought, how many times have I wanted something so badly that I didn't realize I may have been "pushing" someone else in order to get there? I think we all can connect with this. We all know and understand desire. We all especially know what it is like to feel that we would do ANYTHING to achieve that desire. This got me thinking for the rest of the day, have I done anything recently where I may have unintentionally hurt someone in order to achieve something for myself? Obviously, I have. At this rate, I'm sending out plenty of "I'm sorry" letters. Repentance starts....NOW!

don't feel like writing any sort of segue into the next bit, so, this is it. [insert intelligent segue, here]

This is what I wore to a family brunch on Friday in honor of the new year. I incorporated two of my favorite fall colors: camel, and sea foam greeny/blue. I need more of this pale blue color. Too bad I'm completely broke.

Look at all the pretty flowers in our pretty pots! NAHT. Oh flloooweeerrrssssss, where are yooooooouuuuu

Blazer, Gap
Top, LF
Jeans, Gap
Boots, vintage
Bag, vintage Fendi (used to be my grandmother's)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

i will forever hold a grudge against iphoto

I am so upset about this topic I don't even know where to begin. I took 48 pictures with my sister yesterday, and when I uploaded them to iphoto, ONLY 18 of them worked. The rest showed up completely black. Well, the thumbnails on iphoto weren't black- those (the thumbnails) worked fine. but the moment I double click to enlarge the photo the screen immediately turns black. AND when I tried uploading them to blogger, the blogger uploader thingy tells me no such picture exists. and I really liked these ones too.

At first I wasn't going to post the pics that did work, because of course, with my luck, those 18 were the worst of the 48. but whatever. I'll show you a few. Sorry for the bitterness, I'm just really pissed. And my BELOVED maxi deserves more. Expect a post coming soon with the same dress styled in a different way. this baby needs to feel loved.

Dress, LF

Monday, September 6, 2010


OK, I am having SERIOUS blogging troubles right now. I just went to post all new pics and the stubborn photo uploader thingymabob IS NOT cooperating. Stay tuned. I haven't forgotten about you

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Do you know that feeling, once the shades of summer have begun to close (or not so much, considering it was 97 degrees today), and you start daydreaming about the upcoming days when donning a lightweight jacket won’t make you sweat? The dreamer in me has been off in a far away land where only fall exists, and I am uber happy now that this sticky season is almost over. (oh god, did I just say, “uber”?) Perhaps this feeling is the same as every season comes to a close, but bear with me. I have been delving into the September magazines, becoming mesmerized by the glossy photos of fall's newest trends. Rest assured, within a week, I had re-read each magazine multiple times. So, when Bergdorf Goodman’s Fall Collection Magazine came in the mail, I prepared to be blown away; and oh was I. The Magazine was a breath of fresh air.

First and foremost: the eveningwear. The dresses that brandished the pages were truly breathtaking. If only I had the cash to support my taste. Some of my favorites? There was a beautiful black chiffon Oscar de la Renta, adorned with embroidery that covered the entire color palette. I’d be sure to feel like Carrie Bradshaw clad in this splendor. The black tulle dress made by Marchesa, also caught my eye. I don’t think I’ve ever told my Marchesa dress story. Hmm, for another time.

In the “Vanguard” editorial, the model’s look was oh so glamorous. Her hair was slicked back into a perfect bun, and her face was done with barely any makeup other than the occasional dark lip. And man, was the lip dark. She donned a dark purple (very Lincoln Park After Dark-esque), and a beautiful mahogany. This is the kind of lip color I wish I could pull off, but am too scared to try. Aside from her makeup, the model arrayed simple looks in each shot. She mostly wore dark ensembles; I saw lots of charcoal gray and navy. She showcased a great black merino wool sweater with matte sequins by Tory Burch, paired with tailored dress pants to dress down the flashy look. Overall, an A+.

My favorite section of the Fall Mag was Beau Greely’s photos featured in, “Easy Does It”. Each shot was utter perfection. The feature showcased many outfits incorporating the camel tone trend; my favorite aspect was that the looks seemed appropriate not just for the runways, but for us, too. My favorite was a buttery looking Stella McCartney cashmere sweater dress paired with a twill jacket. The coat falls just below the dress, and when worn open, reveals the perfect amount of leg.

Let’s just say BG’s Fall Collection was a smashing hit.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010