Saturday, May 30, 2009

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...

So I'll get to the point: the boots and leggings are old, the boot bling is from a neato western store B and I stopped at last weekend, and the top is from the Weardrobe Closet - a fabulous idea that allows members to borrow items for a week. It's a great opportunity to "try it before you buy it" and I think I might be needing one of these tops in gray...

Urban Outfitters top
Costume Department Leggings
Zara booties
boot bling from some western store

Friday, May 29, 2009

Land of the Pine

Land of the Pine

One more of the shoes before they go back in the closet so another pair gets a turn. They just seem to spruce up the most simple outfits so nicely! A few of you asked where I got them - Urban Outfitters, my friends. Best place to find interesting, but cheap sandals. Here they are online.

We spent this past weekend at a friend's farmhouse near Boone, NC. Here are a few pics from the weekend...

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Irises

totally safe

yum!

not so much functional anymore

dusk

Sunner dress
Urban Outfitters belt
Sweet Life sandals

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bob Lablah



Bob Lablah

Bob Lablah

Bob Lablah
I love this pretty jade necklace that R got for me in China.

I'm not sure what summer days were like before I had a long, comfy skirt like this one, but I'm pretty sure they were missing something. I think I might be living in this skirt this summer, for serious.

Other things I need to make my summer complete: a kite, at least one camping excursion, and a dog...

...preferably this one:

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jade necklace R got for me in China
Cherry Tee tank
vintage skirt
Sweet Life sandals

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gettin' Warmer

Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show

I'm back from a relatively adventurous weekend in western Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina (we were busy). I have tons of photos sort go through, but here's a start...

Gettin' Warmer

Gettin' Warmer

Gettin' Warmer

I'm kind of loving my sad little faux Givenchys. I've been wanting a new pair of flat-ish sandals and haven't been too enthused about many, until now. I don't even mind the bizarre half heel as much as I would have thought.

Did all of you have a nice weekend?

AA v-neck
vintage belt
vintage skirt
Urban Outfitters bag
Sweet Life sandals

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Few Things...

So B and I are heading out today for a nice long summery weekend, which gets my mind mulling over a few beautiful summery things...

Zipped Suits
I really want a Bond-girl-style zipped bathing suit.
(l to r) Loeffler Randall zipper bandeau bikini, American Apparel shiny zipper-front bodysuit, Lisa Marie Fernandez bustier bikini, Cheap Monday bea bikini

Grey Ant Sunglasses
I've been thinking about buying these super-thick Grey Ant wayfarers for almost a year now. Maybe this summer I'll actually buy them.

Flower zip skirt
I might actually purchase this floral zip skirt today, for fear it will sell out and my life will never be whole again.

Have a nice weekend all!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Turandot

opera outfit

Sorry for the lapse in blogging. B and I are going out of town for the long weekend and things have been a little hectic. Last night we saw Turandot at the Kennedy Center, which was quite the spectacle. It's kind of a bizarre, sinister love story and the set design was wonderfully disconcerting. My favorite part was these giant masks of Turandot's beheaded suitors that streamed with red yarn to symbolize blood - deliciously morbid. I was disappointed I couldn't find more pics online to share with you.

Turandot

Turandot

Turandot
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As for my opera-going outfit, I was feeling a bit opulent, I suppose. I've had this blouse in my closet for a while and lord knows why I haven't worn it sooner. Better late than never, right?

Forever 21 blouse
Target skirt
Proenza Schouler shoes

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

I appreciate cool weather, but this is starting to get ridiculous. I should not be wearing pants and a jacket in May and still feeling chilly. The only upside is it provided a nice excuse to bust out this ridiculously preppy old school Ralph Lauren jacket I've been storing for a while. It feels so wrong, but sooo right.

Another twisted love affair I'm having is with these shoes. If I add one more impractical pair of shoes to my closet, I will be teetering on Imelda Marcos levels. (but it doesn't make me love them any less)

vintage Ralph Lauren jacket
Mango white jeans
divine Topshop shoes

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Must Be a Sucker for It



must be a sucker for it

must be a sucker for it

I couldn't pass this fringed beauty up when I saw it was on sale for a mere $20. I'm pretty excited suede is making a comeback. Granted it can be hard to clean, but I love richness it adds to a garment. Another random musing: I need to wear these shoes more often...

vintage t-shirt
Urban Outfitters bag
silver turquoise bracelet
Jenny Jen jeans
Report Signature shoes

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cupcake

California Stars (LP Version) - Billy Bragg and Wilco

Cupcake

Cupcake

Cupcake

B and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Komi, which was a truly divine experience. I was pleasantly surprised how much the atmosphere lent itself towards conversation. I feel like that's an exception, not the norm for "fancy" restaurants. Kind of refreshing to have good food in a low key environment. Even so, that didn't mean I passed up an opportunity to dress up! I'm not gonna lie, I'm stoked skirt suits are back. I feel all 90s-SJP-ish :-)

Topshop top
Reiss skirt
Pour la Victoire shoes
Lauren Merkin clutch
Hermes bracelet

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Critter Boil

Friends A and S joined me at a friendly neighborhood crawfish boil this weekend...

sweet sunglasses
I want to steal these Missoni sunglasses right off A's cute little face.

side view
Side view of S's outfit. I'm pretty obsessed with the shoes.

critter
I am Cornholio!!

Crawfish poses
S and A's crawfish poses.

boil buddies
Dinner is served.

Roof Hack Posin'
My hack posin' under A's great tutelage.

A Portrait
A shows us how it's done.

S's awesome shoes
Want them.

legs
One last shot of the boots before they retire for a bit - I'm in danger of OD-ing.

S is wearing: Report shoes, DKNY top, Express jeans, Melie Bianco bag, NY&Co necklace, Chanel sunglasses
A is wearing: Missoni sunglasses, Mango top, belt stolen from my closet
I am wearing: necklace I found at a boutique in Nantucket, Cherry Tee Tank top, Forever 21 vest, Abercrombie jean shorts, Urban Outfitters boots

A Year Ago...

...I got married!

Since I have yet to find another use for my wedding dress (except for wearing it around the house, which I plan to do one day), I thought I'd put it to work on z blog. As I sit here eating my unfrozen wedding cake topper with my lovely husband, I can think of a lot of things I loved about my wedding, because it was pretty damn perfect, but top of the list would definitely be all the people that were there. If there was one thing I learned from the whole experience, it's that weddings are the best excuse to have everyone you love all in one place!

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I love this dress so damn much. It is Carolina Herrera-designed and the overlay is Spanish mesh, which I love because it is very soft and gives a vintage feel.

Wedding
I love Dusty Miller.

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Note to future brides: long veils are great UNLESS faced with gale-force winds on wedding day.

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There are a lot of funny things going on in this pic.

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We had a pretty hott wedding party.

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FYI, I have no idea where or how they got these beers so quickly.

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Best group photo ever.

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Matador.

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Fragrance ad, right?

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This never would have been so beautiful without the magic of Allison Jackson of Pineapple Productions. Best wedding planner in existence, as far as I'm concerned. She was so helpful and amazing, I can't even imagine having such an incredible event without her hand in it. And all photos are by the most talented Holland Photo Arts.