Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Home Deco


Pictures from studded hearts

The home of Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J.Crew, is the epitome of minimalistic chic. The walls of my new room is a shade of grey a tad bit lighter than this, and these pictures are totally inspiring my interior decorating juices churning in my brain right now. I can't wait to start fixing up my new space.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Frivolous and Chill


Coat - Anthropologie, Sweater - Urban Outfitters, Jeans - Hudson, Shoes - Via Spiga, Bag - Moni Moni

Sorry, I feel like I've abandoned the blog for forever, but really it was just for the Thanksgiving weekend. My sister came into town the day after Thanksgiving and we chilled in the suburbs and had an all around rad time chilling on the couch consumed by the wonders of cable, and frolicking around the local mall where they were giving out free cups of bad-ass coffee. We even made our way into central New Jersey for a show. Oh, how I miss suburban living. I also spent all day Sunday moving nearly everything out of my apartment into my new home. It was basically a nightmare (my futon was stuck at the corner of the staircase for a good half hour before I finally took the thing apart with a wrench), but we did it in the end and all is happy and good.

Here are some pictures from another day out with my Philly giiiiiiiiiiirlssssssss Kristina, Naomi, and Cheryl (in order of appearance). Gosh, I love them all so much! And my dear little Abigail. She is my friend Naomi's dog and she is the most loveable little pup in the world. And best of all . . . she loves me!


At one point during this day we moved onto the topic of personalities, and Kristina said that we were all "frivolous and chill" at the same time. Frivolous as in erratic, spur-of-the-moment, and all around cray cray, but still able to keep our cool at all times. I'm from California. I'm a professional chiller. But I will not lie. I can have my frivolous days as much as the next one. Come on people. Embrace your frivolity and overall coolness. Just be. Yeah man.

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Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey

Friday, November 25, 2011

Warmth


Pictures by Brian Letizia

Sweater -
YesStyle, Scarf - Free People, Shorts - Sass & Bide, Shoes - Dr. Martens, Bag - R&Em

Hope you all had a rocking Thanksgiving! I had my fill of classic holiday dishes and treats, so I'm all good. Ended Thanksgiving night with late night movies on cable (Nowhere Boy and Serendipity . . . gosh, John Cusack, is so dreamy). It was a perfect night. I won't be heading to the mall today for Black Friday because of work, but my sister is coming into town later today and I can't wait to chill with her and hear about her trip to Israel.

Here are some pictures taken a few weekends ago, smack dab in the middle of fall. I was inspired by the colors of autumn this day, as you can tell. Liquid golds, warm browns, hints of yellow and orange. It is all so dreamy to me.
Throwing a little leopard in for good measure is just me being me. You know I can't help busting out a little animal print every now and then. Say hey to Kim. Kim is such an awesome girl and one of my very first Philly friends. We are both so busy that we don't really get to see each other that often even though we both live so close to each other. But when we do get together, it is an event for sure.

Stay cool people and have a lovely weekend :)

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Sparkly by Young Magic

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pixlr-My-Life


Free People Holiday


How rad does Ruby Aldrige look in the latest Free People look book for holiday? I love this girl's signature grin. Too good. Makes me want to buy everything right off her back. The perfect mix of grunge and sophistication.

It's been raining like cray cray this whole week so far. Hopefully it clears up in time for Thanksgiving! We had only a half day at work today, so my friend and I chilled afterwards with the best Bloody Mary in town and are now catching up on work outside of work at our fave coffee shop (which is currently playing the best classic rock tunes ever). We plan on partying up a storm tonight before heading to my friend's hometown in the morning to spend Thanksgiving with her family. This will be my first Thanksgiving away from home and my family back in California. I'm a bit sad about this fact, and I am totally going to miss my mom's special holiday stuffing, but I am excited all the same to stay right here in Philadelphia and go all out.

Happy holidays everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On My Mind


Pictures from Studded Hearts

Finally got the chance to do a little blog/inspiration trawling. Even though I work in fashion, sometimes life get's too busy to sit back and enjoy fashion just for what it is, outside of it being a job.

A lustful set of images that have caught my eye and are inspiring me so strongly right now . . .

Bohemian luxe is back. / Those sunglasses. I die. / A button-front under a sweater is my go-to. / Boyish brogues win. / Does Ruby Aldridge ever not look cool? Rock and roll forever. / Strong lines. / Leather jacket worn as a cape. Super woman gone even more bad-ass. / Playing around. / Getting about ready to go neutral and pastel again. / Peace. / Milkshake luuuurv. / Sweaters and blue skies. Nothing better. / Love. / Long and flowing metallic. / Let your hair be. / This picture has been hanging on my inspiration board forever. / A dark vampy lip beats a siren red any day.