Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: THAT Acne Jacket

what I'd like to be wearing

Jacket - Acne, Sweater - Boy by Band of Outsiders, Shorts - Denim & Supply, Boots - Frye, Tights - Armani Exchange, Beanie - Asos, Bag - Jerome Dreyfuss I've been wishing I had this Acne jacket pretty much since the first time I saw it. I mean isn't it just the best urban chic jacket you've ever seen? I was so excited to find one fairly similar to it at Zara...too bad it's sold out so I can't show you guys :(

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

077: Back and Back in Black

Dress worn as top - Audrey, Pants - BCBGMaxazria, Turtleneck - Mossimo, Jacket - Can't remember, Sunglasses - Chloe 2145, Boots - Ugg, Necklace - House of Harlow 1960, Bag - Ted Baker 

Sorry for the crappy photo quality on this meh outfit post. I was intent on doing an outfit post this week but I realized I forgot my camera upon getting ready to take pictures, so I borrowed my mom's...which is awful. To be perfectly honest, during my week in Socotra, I didn't even see a mirror to see my own face, so getting back into dressing is taking a little time, but I'm almost back in it. Ha, it was like the opposite effect of being in NYC.

The new year brings on a lot of reflection. I've been thinking a lot about the things I do and why I do them, what is wise to keep doing and what isn't. I hope I figure it all out in due time.

So one thing I've been thinking of are these outfit posts...if anyone is reading this, do I need to be doing this? Or should I do away with this portion and keep this as an inspiration/curation blog? Let me know your thoughts!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Muisc Monday: Fortune Teller


I found this song by Forest Fire randomly on my iPod last week (FINALLY got a new one) and was shocked at its simple and haunting beauty, considering it was a track that somehow got overlooked every time I touched my iPod. Do yourself a favor and click play and...enjoy!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Currently Coveting: NARS Schiap Lipstick


I took this photo of models Kyla and Nicole a couple years ago (I'm a photographer, remember?), and I'll always remember that shoot as one of my best shoots ever, with the best team ever. It was the first time I worked with my stylist, Ashley, and she really pulled out the big guns - then and always until I lost her to New York. The makeup artist, now a good friend named Noel, pulled out this lipstick without any warning and...wow, what an amazing selection. It's literally been years since this shoot and the beginning of my obsession with NARS Schiap lipstick and I still haven't purchased it, but I think I am going to use my upcoming trip to NY as an excuse to buy it. I also just caved and bought these babies, which I've been craving for almost a year. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: Black, Gold, and White Chucks

Black, Gold, and White Chucks

Wildfox Couture jumper sweater, $340 / Lipsy gold shorts, $30 / Trasparenze lace stocking, $26 / Converse star shoes / Black satchel, $2,910 / ASOS round frame sunglasses

It really was Chantal who convinced me that white chucks pretty much go with everything.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Music Monday: If Rap Gets Jealous

As I am still adjusting back to normal life right now, here's an old song I've always loved, "If Rap Gets Jealous" by K'naan. It's currently my jam :) On another note, thanks so much for being patient with me while I was on vacation and as I slowly get back into things!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: Because It's So Cold

it's so cold

Sheer shirt / Band of Outsiders long leather coat / J Brand / Falke wool blend socks, $14 / Dr. Martens dr marten, $190 / Mango crocodile handbag / Ray-Ban logo sunglasses, $295 / Nike Fisherman Beanie / Deborah Lippmann nail polish

I'm sure if you have any friends in California, you've probably heard how cold it is here right now. I got back to the states a week ago and it's been freezing ever since. Okay, so there are colder places in the world and even in America, but Californians are not used to this and we don't have the clothes for it either as a result. I wish I were wearing a beanie, a heavy camel coat, and some heavy duty boots today.

Anyway, real posts coming eventually!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Socotra


A few images from my trip to Socotra. It's hard to believe I was there just a little over a week ago. What an incredible adventure my friends and I had. We will never, ever forget this beautiful island and the friends we made there.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Current Obsession: Matching Sock-Shoe Action


I just noticed that one thing I'm into right now is matching shoes to socks or tights. Obviously it's not so exciting if the color is black, but it is otherwise! These are both past what I'd like to be wearing posts. I didn't even realize I was doing this consciously.

Monday, January 7, 2013

(Not) Music Monday: The Infinite Abyss


Some people really hate the movie Garden State, but for me, there will never be a replacement for it - it is most certainly my favorite movie. And that makes this scene my favorite scene from my favorite movie. I think it came to me at a time when I really needed it in my life. I love the part when Andrew goes up, alone, and just screams. It may seem silly but I get it. It's so amazing to be alive.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: Chanel Bag

spring pattern mixing

Bag - Chanel (sold out but similar here), Sunglasses - Ray-Ban Clubmaster, Top - Tibi, Skirt - Derek Lam, Heels - Tibi, Cuff - House of Harlow 1960

God, like I'm the first girl in the world to wish for a quilted Chanel bag