Saturday, April 30, 2011

closet doors

listening to: When I'm Alone- Lissie
I am bowing down to sites like The Coveteur and Closet Visit for giving me endless inspiration (and fueling my procrastination). Both sites enter the homes of fashion's most influential people and give us a peep at their home decor and prized possessions. The pictures are a delicious mix of beautiful clothes and quirky decorating and I often leave with an overwhelming desire to go to the nearest garage sale to find interesting items for my house.
Feast your eyes.

all images from the coveteur and closet visit

ultimate spring combo

All white + tough jewelry + Ann Demeulemeester shoes
Too bad i can only afford the first two..
listening to: Drinking in L.A.- Bran Van 3000

pics from hanneli5inchandupfashiongonerogueurban outfittersluvajchris habanagiles & brotherjeanasohngarance doresea of shoesgoogle images

What are you most looking forward to wear in the spring?

Monday, April 18, 2011


listening to: high for this- the weeknd
I was so impressed that they streamed Coachella live on YouTube this year, what a smart move. I was able to catch The National, Ellie Goulding, Ratatat and Mumford & Sons from 3000 miles away while studying for finals.
I usually look forward to Coachella every year because it's a guaranteed mecca for fashionistas, but so far I'm a little disappointed with the looks that have cropped up on the internet. It seems that all the outfits are a variation of the same trend: boho hipster chic. I actually like some of the aspects of this look but it can look really bad if you're trying to emulate it from all angles. The best example of this would be none other than Vanessa Hudgens, who is clearly still trying to shed her Disney image (as if the nudie pix weren't enough).

The feathers in her hair, that chain leg harness, that weird leather pouch with the hamsa's way too much. Avoid at all costs.
Here are some looks I didn't mind. It seems perfect to wear something sheer in that heat.
EDIT: just found some more great pics, so I added them!

I'm definitely going to be bringing shoes that cover my toes to Bonnaroo, but these sandals just look so music festival appropriate. They're also a great price for genuine leather.
get them here

Friday, April 8, 2011

bright bags bigger city

A bright bag for spring, please.
listening to: Only Love- Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

pics from streetfsn and fashionsquad

On another note, I finally bought my Bonnaroo ticket and I'm starting to get really excited! While trying to brush up on some of the acts, I came across Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Cannot get them out of my mind. Grace Potter has now entered girl-crush territory!
Here's a stripped down version of their amazing song "Low Road":

Monday, April 4, 2011

rain, rain, go away

It's always miserable when you wake up and can immediately tell that it's dark outside despite the fact that you slept in until 10 am. And to add insult to injury, you walk over to the window to see umbrella-covered people trudging along the sidewalks. Here are some ideas to combat those dark and gloomy days where you just don't want to leave the comfort of your own home:

1. Cook a meal that is extra generous on the cheese...
There is just something comforting about cheese. Especially warm cheese. To me, it even beats chocolate in the rainy-day food category.
the best cheesy garlic bread your mouth will ever taste

meatball sub on crispy parmesan-oregano bread with caramelized onions, garlic tomato sauce, and heaps of mozzarella

2. Have your rainy-day playlist ready.
Playing peppy or top 40 music on rainy days is completely obnoxious and unwelcome. Nobody wants to hear Britney Spears' latest club track or upbeat Beach Boys tunes that just increase your resentment for the weather. An ugly day deserves its own playlist of introspective tunes that make you itch for a cup of scorching tea and have you reaching for your fleece blanket. Some of my soggy weather faves:
1. A Case of You- Joni Mitchell
2. Down by the Water- The Drums

3. Arts & Crafts
Take a break from studying and do something relaxing and creative. You can start small, such as making a friendship bracelet (which is what I did) or if you're the adventurous type, paint a wall in your apartment a fresh new colour (make sure to get your roommates' approval)!!