Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Peignoirs & Petticoats

Meghan Collison for Vogue Russia-January
By Ben Toms
Styled by Katie Shillingford

This is perfect in every way.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wait a Mint-ute!

Wait a Mint-ute!

Since winter hasn't really truly hit us this year, I'm thinking about Spring extra early. I'm definitely the kind of girl that can wear black from head to toe everyday. The only way color appeals to me is in a very organized manner. This mint monochromatic blouse and pants combo hits the spot. I needed a few extra pieces to make it more me. So, I added the following:
  • Belt in a deeper but complimentry hue---I like the chevron pattern and simple clasp.
  • Pastel pink leather shell---tough and dainty at the same time.
  • Platform wedges that include all the colors above in a not so obvious yet cheeky way.
  • Denim jacket---cut and styled like a classic Chanel jacket.
  • Snow Leopard clutch---I wanted to add something that would completely break up the overall look and stand out. I really don't like "planning" purses with outfits. That's one matchy matchy things I don't get or like at all.
  • Sunglasses---the frames are the perfect shape and the blue lenses go really well with the whole light and bright Spring color palette.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


These are the shit!
A lil' cateye...a lil' clubmaster.

via asos

Monday, January 23, 2012

knife to meet you

I've been looking for interesting coat hooks for my home.
The combination of almost inappropriate and modern simplicity make these perfect for me.

Almost Ladylike

Almost Ladylike

This is a semi-uniform of mine. Like I said before, I can't wear a completely cohesive outfit. Its got to have hard and soft elements to it. I don't have the UNIF "Morrison" pants yet but aren't they great? Its nice to find a pair with 5 pocket styling and a higher rise. I just hope they fit me as great as I think they will! *fingers crossed*

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just do it. Duhh.

Nike Dual Fusion ST

I'm a runner. These are my new sneakers.

I never in my life thought I would consider myself a runner. It all started with a new job at a restaurant and realizing I was in my late twenties. Last February, I realized that when I wasn't in my work uniform or sweatpants...my clothes did not fit comfortably. That was not okay.
Not only was I unhappy with gaining weight(what girl is!?) but I had a new boyfriend that I wanted to hang out with sans clothes!
So, I did what every other girl that just gained 5-10 pounds do and joined a gym!
At first, I did the elliptical and....yup..that's pretty much it.
Hey! It worked when I was 22...wouldn't it work when I was pushing 30!?..yeahhh..nope.
On the days I didn't go to the gym I started running in my neighborhood. I thought it was really far but alas...it was not...
It gave me this weird confidence of running.
 So, I became a runner.
Thats the best part of running. You don't need gobs of money or a real sense of hand-eye corrdination. Anyone can do it!!

**Side Note**
I was running outside one glorious spring day, and a car drove past me and yelled to me "Run Forest Run!" ...yup! uber-embarressing but Whatever! They can suck it!

Some days I run 4+ miles and don't won't to stop and then other days I can hardly run 2 miles.
The other day, after a retarded amount of non-running, I was on the treadmill and forgot my Ipod(which made me listen to the horrible soundtrack that is my gym radio and the lady on the treadmill beside me speedwalking and talking on her bluetooth) and realized running is a much more mental activity than physical.
Anyone can run but can you beat that conversation in your head of stopping because it's gotten kind of hard?
I've found that I break through at least 2 mentals barriers of wanting to stop when running at least 3 miles. And that's the best part..not stopping and realizing that it wasn't so bad.
Being almost 30 turned me onto running but it didn't make me stick with it.
Yes, I care about staying in shape but the time I have with myself, with my thoughts can't compare to any other "activity" I know.
And by that, I mean...blogging, surfin' the interwebz, shopping, internet shopping, talking with friends, having a drink, taking a bath, etc...
If I dare say....uhhhh..I'm scared and a lil' embarressed..but it's chicken soup for your soul.

P.S. The new sneakers rule. Not only for the lightness and the ankle support but for the subtle gothness. I can not for the life of me wear white and/or colorful sneakers...no matter the physical activity. Who knows!? maybe I'll come out with a goth fitness line!?? but for now, it's refreshing to find a great running shoe in black!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Current inspiration for my new living space.

If the color teal was velvet and I was George Costanza, I would drape myself in it!

Also, chalkboard paint, arranging my books by color, and DIY storage ideas have been at the top of my list.

All images from my Pinterest...follow me for all links and more home decor inspiration!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012


See through "Chanel" style suit. Her underpinnings were black pleather dominatrix style.
I immediately fell for this combo!

Cutout bandage dresses.
*Also I loved in order to make the military tank top futuristic..they just wore a black racerback tank top backwards..and TADA! Its a future outfit!

Check out "Number Six's" shoes! They look familiar!

Another cutout bandage dress--midi-length.

Check out the high-low hem! and yet another cutout dress.

Lazer cut leather top with matching skirt with sequin hologram panels.
This seems like a combination of looks from past seasons from Chanel.

Battlestar Galactica
Tricia Helfer as "Number Six"

I've always been a fan of period(i.e., historical..not the romantic comedies that get you through the day of debilitating cramps in bed) TV shows and/or movies. Usually I go for victorian/edwardian/elizabethan era. I adore all the work that goes into period pieces. I always look for the authenticity of the costumes...making sure closures are accurate(NO ZIPPERS!), the underpinnings are correct for the time portrayed, etc etc.
I recently started watching Battlestar Galactica. I'm not a science fiction fan at all but heard good things about the show.
From the first episode, I realized the costumes were just as much fun to dissect.
And..realized how much fun it would be to have such creative freedom to predict the way people dress in the future.
I also saw many details that lead me to believe that some of our most beloved fashion designers are currently inspired by this show as well.
I'm only on the third episode and have seen so many correlations to modern trends.
I can't wait for what I see next.

Sorry for the rant.
I won't be doing that much on this blog but I thought it was really interesting.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

I don't even know her

Aldo "Flicker" $80 (also available in nude)

If you missed the boat(like me) on the Zara pumps everybody and their mom in the blogger world has then these are a great variation.
I actually like the patent leather better...a little more naughty for such a classic shoe style.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Good Things

Just a few of the ever rotating vintage gems at Bustown Modern.
They have been one of my favorite vintage stores on Ebay for a while now.
A few things I look for when searching for the best of the best in vintage on Ebay:

Proper lighting and photographs of the pieces for sale.
Great styling.
Vintage that is on trend currently.
Pieces that I could never find(I'm an amazing thrifter..so that means a lot)

Bustown Modern is all of the above.
I highly recommend a visit to their Ebay store...Now!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

taupe into it

I still think about these BCBG Edmund Marni knockoffs.

I recently saw the Report Bruner(below) on the Nasty Gal site and got that funny feeling all over again.
I need them in my life and they will help with my New Year of wearing more color on my feet other than black....even if it's just one strap of taupe leather.
Baby steps, kids...baby steps.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Happy Birthday Elvis!
I can never and will never be able to get enough of Elvis.

Friday, January 6, 2012

breakin bread

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Decorate DIY

I made pillows from vintage scarves this Christmas for my friends.
I'm now super obsessed.
Such an easy and effective way to personalize your space.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

its a mad mad mad world


My style has always been inspired by ladylike vintage pieces mixed with rock n roll menswear.
I'm pretty sure its physically impossible for me to have a truly "cohesive" ensemble. I have to break it up somehow and make it more me...which is where the peplum belt and motorcycle jacket come into play.

on top

TopShop is killin' it with their jewelry.
I'm hard to please, accessories-wise....wait...who am I kidding!?
I'm just hard to please!!
Anywho, I like these..a lot.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Enjoying the New Year.
So many exciting things to come this year.
Including a lot more on this blog.
Get Ready.