Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sweet Pea

Pixie Market (dress) Urban Outfitters (shoes) Talbots (sweater) 

Just taking some fall clothes for a test run. I can't get enough of this dress and these shoes (despite the fact that I can hardly move in them), and I love the cutesyness (I definitely just made that word up) that the sweater gives the whole look, especially with that leather collar! I feel so ready for a tea party. Or a visit to the nursing home. You can choose. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vintage Dot

Happy Tuesday! This one's all vintage, except the scarf, which I got at a street fair this weekend. (Anybody notice that lion...? That's strange. It's certainly not there because I get way too entertained by the "sticker" section of Picnik...nope. That can't be it.) Anyway, this is quite the strange pattern clash, and way out of my usual comfort zone (solids!) but I was looking through some of the hidden - literally hidden, by all the stuff I have in there - gems of my closet and happened upon this romper. Hope you guys like it!
Also, be sure to check out my guest post on The Basis NYC about this weekends fun at Coachella!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Festival Creature - Coachella/GUEST POST TONIGHT

(tUne - yArDs Merrill Garbus in literally the coolest dress I've ever seen, worn during her set at Coachella )
THE COACHELLA LINE UP IS FANTASTIC. Next year I'm going. There's no holding me back.  I'll walk to California if I have to (although, I think from New York it'd be quite the trek).
 Last night, some of my favorite bands (tUne - yArDs, The Vaccines, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Miike Snow, Radiohead, Boniver) were on, and on Friday, the Arctic Monkeys (my all time favorite band) went on twice. Holy cheesus. I think I'd die of happiness right then and there.
Yes, I just said cheesus.
Anyway, I've been tuning in here on and off all day to watch it via Coachella's YouTube channel. And...a very exciting announcement: I'll be guest posting all the juicy details about Coachella, the style, the bands, the bananas (okay, not bananas) on my best friend Natalie's blog, The Basis NYC tonight! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Robots & Progress

Me trying on a lovely spring dress. It's not like I have an essay to write or anything. Procrastinating? Nope.
Anyway, the dress is vintage and paired with my lovely Jeffrey Campbell leopard and patent leather loafers and some obnoxiously purple socks. And I really don't know why there's a robot by my feet. It has nothing to do with me procrastinating. Because I'm not. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Premature Spring Fever!

It's days like today that get me SO ecstatic for spring. Between the sun, the blue sky, the crisp air and that spring smell that peeks through the chilly end-of-winter breeze, it all gets me incredibly excited. And, despite the pastel and statement color trend, I always seem to get most excited about the "classic" spring essentials that you can count on being in style every spring.

1. The Colored Leather Jacket - After a while, I just get sick of black leather jackets. Thankfully, I can always count on a colored leather jacket, this year I'm scouting a pink-pastel leather jacket, or an rusty orange one, like this IRO jacket above.
2. Crochet Denim Shorts - I think this one goes without saying, but I'll say it any way: denim shorts are an essential for spring, to anyone. The crochet  is a nice little touch to spice up the old denim short/cotton tee/sandals look. (Topshop)
3. White Cotton Mini Dress - This essential has got to be my favorite. The white cotton dress looks good on all ages and embodies that spring/summer look we love. It's clean, crisp, and comes in all shapes and sizes. Each year I get a new one that has a different touch. Perhaps a little crochet, or some layering, or like this MIH Jeans dress, a nice collar.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sleepy Saturdays

I'm not sure about you guys, but by the time the weekend rolls around, I'm exhausted, and fashion wise, completely out of ideas. So, when I'm about to fall asleep at 1 (PM...a little pathetic, I'll admit) I can usually find just enough energy to throw on something, get myself out of the house and to lunch with friends. In the winter I usually resort to patterned leggings, a chunky sweater and Doc Martens or combat boots, but as the weather changes, I find myself needing a bit of a change, as well.  Slouchy jeans, a white button-down or a denim shirt, and booties seem like a perfect go-to. Do you have a "go-to" outfit?

(All items via www.Madewell1937.com) 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Reblogging: The Sartorialist/Michael Kors

Make a more elegant, beautiful skirt, Michael Kors, I dare you.
UGH, I'm in love.

(via thesartorialist.blogspot.com "Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2012) 

Wishing: Black, White and Silver

Feeling like my spring wish list is a little out of season, but come on. That Topshop sequin dress is godly. So is that Nasty Gal skirt. As for the creepers, I'll always drool a bit when I see them. It's inevitable. The shorts are a must have for this spring, though it's nothing new. Last spring I was anti-lace/fabric shorts and lived in denim ones, but this spring I suppose I'll try something a little different. And wear some colors, too, considering I tend to live in neutrals and apparently, silver.

Skirt (Nasty Gal) Dress (Topshop) Creepers (ASOS) Shorts (Free People) 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Closet Dilemmas

So, my closet is a disaster. 
And now you're like "Blah. The woes of a fashion blogger. Shut up." 
No, actually I'm serious: my closet is a horrible, messy conglomeration of cheetah print, lace, tulle and knit scarfs. If I had to relate it to anything, I'd probably say it's reminiscent of  that random October snow storm...three days after it stopped snowing.

My usual routine is to organize it every other week: refold the jeans, match the shoes I lazily kick off after school, pick up what fell off the hangers, and whatever else needs tending to. But with midterms dangerously close (ah!) and my winter-induced hibernation/perpetual laziness mode kicked into high gear, I have no time for this. I'm realizing now that I can't live with this routine forever. 
I plan on adding more pictures so you can get a better visual of my closet, but here's the problem(s): I have no proper place to store my shoes. They're a jumble at the bottom of my closest's floor, and inhabit shelves I could use for clothes. What I could use to hang my shoes (on my closet door) is occupied by my scarves, which hang on a skirt hanger, frequently sliding to the floor. 

Any ideas? Where do you store your scarves and shoes? What's your closet-cleaning routine like?