outfit obsessed.

December 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

what do i love more than gift guides? lookbooks! well, that and the already-styled outfits that can be found on most of my favorite window-shopping sites. i’m not one to plan out an outfit completely but i do like having a bank of inspiration at my disposal so my mornings don’t involve a pile of reject outfits left on the bed… not that i’ve ever done before…

tangent: now that i’m working again, getting dressed in the mornings has been kind of fun – it reminds me of when i started my first job here in sf, and i was really obsessed with gossip girl and wore skirts, tights, heels and blazers every day… seems like so long ago! i don’t know what it is, but strolling down maiden lane (where my office is located) in shoes that only sort of hurt my feet makes me feel like… me again. it’s nice.

anyway, here are some looks i’m loving these days… nothing too trendy, mostly really good basics with some stripes for good measure… keep in mind necklines/hemlines can be adjusted for workplace appropriateness 🙂

where do you get outfit inspiration? celebrities? blogs? window shopping? any favorite sites? do tell 🙂

photo credits: shopbop/j.crew/olsens anonymous/alice + olivia/mtv

my favorite gifts under $50

November 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

a few reasons to love this time of year:

-dogs wearing antlers 🙂

-pumpkin frozen yogurt, especially with crushed graham crackers on top..

-trips back home, puppy snuggles and parties

-and… gift guides!

my j.crew catalog came in the mail today and as expected, it’s pure eye candy. i know it’s planned this way but seeing everything styled and photographed just so makes me want it all. (also, i had no idea i needed a gift for my personal assistant, manicurist and aunt gertrude… thanks, j.crew.)

anyway, in the spirit of artfully arranged gift suggestions, here are some of my own! i’m keeping it under $50, just for fun (and practicality).

gifts under $50

1. j.crew striped thermal henley, $42

2. tocca beauty eau de parfum viaggio, $45

3. kate spade new york iphone case, $40

4. marc by marc jacobs brass doe earrings, $48

5. ban.do chiffon shoe clips, $25

6. anthropologie passport case, $28

7. madewell snow-dot shorts, $48

8. home made by yvette van boven, $25.50

9. mor cosmetics basil & grape gift set, $22

hope you like!

a zara find

November 7, 2011 § 2 Comments

…or something like that.

i wouldn’t exactly call myself a handbag person – sure, the occasional carryall might capture my attention for a moment but my gaze is usually deflected to the nearest pair of shoes or sparkly object. what can i say. then i saw this bag at zara, and it seemed to stick in my mind for longer than usual. something about the randomly placed neon pink elastic called out to me, which is completely and admittedly weird but makes enough sense in my head. it arrived today (free shipping, so dangerous!) and the quality is surprisingly good for a $26 clutch. it’s soft, slightly slouchy and can be carried with or without the adjustable strap, and the pop of pink provides a satisfying contrast. in other words, i’m impressed.

and now… i really need to clean off my nightstand.

let’s talk about… socks!

November 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

socks – at least for me – tend to be a sartorial afterthought, an accessory borne of necessity, a layer between my feet and my flats – and that’s it. yeah, the socks i wear with my frye boots are the same kind i begrudgingly stuff into my nikes. weird? who knows.

um.. hello polka dots and stripes! turns out, when socks look like this, the stuff i said before becomes kind of irrelevant. i found these at h&m and quickly scooped them up, conveniently ignoring the fact that i have no clue what to wear them with, beyond pajamas..

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confetti love

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

i really, really love confetti.


(photo by dh kong)

like.. a lot. the above photo was taken at a job i had a few years ago, when we were filming a quick video… a clown was involved. and a bounce house. we were all standing around at the end of the day, surveying the confetti explosion that had happened, and i sort of… jumped into it. with the office dog. for no reason.

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for fall

October 4, 2011 § 1 Comment

i’m pret-ty sure i could wear this outfit every day until next spring…

fall textures

waffle knit sweater, isabel marant. sherpa-lined parka, marc new york. almanac boots, madewell. thigh high wool socks, hansel from basel. matte lip pencil in ‘dragon girl’, nars. leather skirt, oasis.

what’s on your must-have list for fall? fantasy items, realistic substitutions.. i’d love to hear both!

hello sparkle

September 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

burberry trench, mini ban.do heart pin

as much as i love my trusty trench coat, there are days when it just looks old and outdated. i should really just have it dry-cleaned as that would probably help immensely, but in the meantime, i think this bedazzled brooch will do the trick…

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