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.

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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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never never land

October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

sometimes the sweetest part of a day is finding an outdoor patch with just the right amount of sunshine pouring in through the (still green) trees.

[finally, a peter pan collar that doesn’t make me look five]

it’s kind of like when dogs pace around until they find the sunniest spot in the house, and promptly settle down for a snooze, you know? pure bliss.

oook. as long as there are days like this, i can wait a little longer for chilly weather.. except i wasted no time in scooping up the moccasins from that post where all i wanted to do was snuggle up with tea, cookies and a fox pillow. oops.

[plaid shirt, madewell. sunglasses, fred flare. jeans, free people. shoes, minnetonka]

that’s all for now. just wanted to share some sunshine before the fog rolls back in. have a lovely day, wherever you are!

shoe shopping on a monday

October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

i’m going shoe shopping, and you’re coming with me. ready.. set.. let’s go!

first stop: american eagle. i know, i know. these shoes are far too cute for a retailer whose customer base is primarily teenagers and college students! i don’t know about you, but i spent those years in flip flops and skating boots, not runway-inspired ankle booties.

…like this pair, which i’d wear with tights and a silky dress (how fun would it be to replace the laces with colorful ones?)

or these swedish hasbeens-inspired clogs, with skinny jeans and a casual jacket…

..or these cuffed and cozy booties, which would be perfect paired with plaid tops and grey jeans, don’t you think?

can you believe they’re each under $70 (whee!) and seem to be void of incriminating logos? i suppose if you got close enough to a pair you might find one… but that would be weird.

so… should i spring for these cheapy chic booties, or are they best left to the teenage set? i’d love to hear your thoughts!

creature comforts

October 9, 2011 § 3 Comments

dreaming of chilly weather, if only to have a reason for indulging in these fall and winter-friendly delights…

get cozy

an oversized cashmere sweater that’s cute with leggings, boots, or last night’s pajamas…

cable knit socks, because you’ve been wearing sport socks under your boots and you’ve been told it’s weird.

mini (and deliverable!) black and white cookies for snacking, so you don’t have to steal them from the dessert table at your cousin’s wedding.

a childlike critter hat, because at $9.95 you can afford an “indoor” hat (if you’re not sure about wearing it out)!

a mug with a wise friend inside, so you don’t have to sip alone.

moccasins, because they were cool when you were a kid and they’ve made a comeback.

a sleeping fox pillow, for a bit of wilderness indoors.

and a striped throw, because your roomie/boyfriend wouldn’t let you get the striped sheets. humph.

anyway… what’s your favorite creature comfort this time of year? 🙂

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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