Sites like Exclusively.In are the ones that make me want to marry rich. It may be an members-only deals site with what seems to be the exactly design of Gilt Group, but it's definitely on the pricey side. Not that I resent this at all; the intricate imported clothing, jewelry, and accessories look like they should be expensive. How else could this kind of workmanship exist? I say this having no idea what the workmanship actually is, given that I cannot afford to check this out for you, but it seems like it would be excellent, doesn't it? Everything's so gorgeous!
No, I don't resent the prices of Exclusively.In at all. Not when a scroll through the site makes me coo over everything, sit back happily, and consider an excursion to New Delhi or the textiles section at the MFA. I'm guessing a trip to the MFA is more likely in my immediate future, but you never know. A girl can dream...
Monday, November 1, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I'm always keeping an eye out for new online magazines. Dujour isn't strictly an online magazine (it's available in print too, which is great because you know how I feel about print!), and it isn't new, but it does look adorable. Read the latest issue online, subscribe to the print edition here, or read the incredibly cute blog here.
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Monday, October 11, 2010
I decided long ago that when I grew up and made my millions (as an English/Creative Writing major, laugh all you want), I would buy a single expensive handbag. I would use that handbag forever, thus justifying it's ludicrous price tag. In a previous life, this handbag would be a Balenciaga City motorcycle bag, which I fell in love with after realizing that the cheap bag I carried til it fell apart was a knockoff of the $1,445 original. (On a side note, will you look at what I'm wearing in the post I linked to from "cheap bag"? Things have changed so much - including my style - and yet I'm still wearing those same over-the-knee socks.) Anyway, the realization that my beloved, yet sadly shredded/disintegrated bag, was available in long-lasting buttery leather was enough for me. My desire for the Balenciaga bag was born.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The clothing swap/Boston blogger mixer on Thursday was positively epic. I started the night a bit bedraggled due to the intense wind that determinedly buffeted my hair around and blew up my dress as I trudged around Porter Square.
I wore a dress from Nordstrom, my trusty Steve Madden combat boots, and Target socks. My studded bag is Nine West.
My friend Elizabeth braved the wind with me as well, but somehow she managed to look fresh and neat by the time we got to the swap location. Unfair!
The blogger mixer was fun, but the real excitement was the swap! We spent a few hours gazing over the balcony at the calm before the storm.
...and then the swap started. It was an absolute madhouse. The rows and rows of racks were devoid of clothes within minutes. Every time I blinked, I swear some item I was eying disappeared. It was all gone so fast!
So what did I score? Here are the highlights:
A long gray loosely woven sweater, layered lace top, and printed tunic.
Pink skirt by 120% Lino, Elie Tahari printed top, and H&M tunic.
My favorite item was the skirt. Just look at the gorgeous detailing!
In addition to swapping, there were a few vendors in attendance. I was gifted the raddest belt by Proxy Apparel. It's made of soda can tabs and is both 100% recycled and 100% fair trade. I was a huge fan of all the things Proxy had to sell, especially when I found out their mission is "to empower and employ women in a sweatshop-free sustainable world." So cool.
As the evening wound down, the bloggers gathered in a makeshift dressing area to put together outfits made of swap items. It was not easy! We then walked the runway to the cheers of watching swappers. It was an experience, to say the least. Lots of smiles.
Elizabeth's outfit consisted solely of swap items. It was very '70s.
My outfit was entirely swapped too. And yes, that is a jacketless hood on my head. No big.
Phew, what a night! We left tired but happy. Check out The Swapaholics on flickr to see more snaps from the night, including the chaos of the swap itself, the amazing looks put together by other bloggers, and a photo of me on the runway in which my face looks like a grandmother's.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hello, my darling grasshoppers.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
These shoes have caught my eye in a major way.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Last weekend I'm pretty sure I found Fashion Heaven. Not High Fashion Heaven, mind you. Nothing neat or tidy. I'm talking gritty, fun, exotic fashion. Messy and bursting with color. Bohemian. Overflowing from little shops out onto the street. Kensington Market in Toronto, folks, is Fashion Heaven indeed. The feel of the neighborhood alone had me hooked, but the jumble of vintage and Indian pieces for sale had me salivating with greed. Attractive, no?
I could've spent hours and hours there, but sadly I had to make it to the airport. I did, however, score a fantastic (Guatemalan?) woven backpack from a little army surplus store. Today I managed to snap some photos for you. Look how pretty it is! Loooove!
Off to school in four days! Summer's finally coming to a close. I'm simultaneously packing, savoring my final days at home, and excitedly anticipating the new school year. It's seriously busy around here! The only reason I had time for this post is because I am an expert procrastinator. Truth.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thanks to Chanel and Miu Miu, the fashion crowd has been embracing the new clog trend whole-heartedly. Well, not entirely whole-heartedly. There are definitely those who can't seem to look past the hated clogs of yesteryear. I understand, but my main hesitation when it comes to putting those backless babies on my feet has been entirely different. Sure, clogs are clogs, but I like 'em. Have you seen Alexa Chung in them? Super cute! My problem is that they're always so darn expensive. And yes, in my opinion, $100 Jeffery Campbell shoes are expensive. So what to do? As an obsessive online fashion geek, it was a simple matter to troll the web for some cheaper options. And since I made the effort, now you don't have to! You're welcome. Check it out:
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
I love magazines, and I love books. That's pretty much a given if you so much as glance at this blog. And while I find the online ones fun and different, and while I find readers like the Kindle to be a convenient idea, the concept of print being replaced is enough to bring me to tears. Take one look around my room, and print is the overwhelming theme. The walls are completely lined with photographs torn out from the likes of Nylon, Elle, and Vogue. I have shelves and shelves of books, with magazines and stray novels scattered across the floor. Lula has its own cherished little section in my closet where the thick, glossy pages are safe from the possibility of spilled food or accidental crumpling. In short, I am obsessed with print.
"And what does a lump of coal have to do with the Internet? You see, it takes the energy in one lump of coal to move one megabyte of information across the net. So every time you download a file, each megabyte is a lump of coal."
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
...writing poetry like the nerd that I am. I decided to share a poem of mine with you all, even though it makes me nervous to put something up that's so different from my usual bubbly fashion writing. Please be kind.
The best time to visit your old playground
is at night.
The moonlight glances
upon legs like skinned knees,
the sand clinging to them
when you kneel,
little pebbles leaving
dents in your skin
as if the memory of
schoolyard laughter were
trying to burrow underneath.
The chains on the swings rasp
eerie lullabies in the breeze, and
you can almost see the
little girl you once were
kicking her legs,
The trees are alive and
you are sleeping.
By the beech tree there
you made moss beds for
tasted earth on your fingers,
traced the shape of your
grandmother’s face in the soil
when she passed,
tore the legs from
that spider once as a dare
and waited ‘til the other kids left to
whisper a quick prayer,
give it a hasty burial
beneath the jungle gym,
and blow it kisses you
would never waste on a boy
Even now you are
I think he’s still waiting for you
by the blacktop,
the boy with the curls you
used to twist and pull.
Walk over now and
press kisses on his collarbone,
speed off in his
and wipe the cuts
from your knees and
tell him how happy you are
to leave this godforsaken town.
Do not mention how much
you miss it.
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Friday, July 2, 2010
Hello, darlings! I figured it was time to make good on my promise to post again, so here I am posting the very next day. I know, I'm proud of myself too!
I stumbled upon the cute French vintage-style bottle at Anthropologie the other day, and a little voice inside encouraged me to try spritzing a bit on my wrists. I sniffed hesitantly, then enthusiastically. This was it! The cheap perfume I had been looking for since I realized Serendipitous by Serendipity 3 and Pilar & Lucy's The Exact Friction of Stars were out of my price range. It smells like vanilla - warm, sugary vanilla. It's subtle enough that you could almost convince someone you weren't even wearing perfume, just lotion maybe, but strong enough that it doesn't wear away completely within a few hours. Plus, when the initial sugary scent fades, you're left with a quintessentially vanilla smell (kind of like slightly sweeter vanilla extract) that feels a bit richer and deeper than before. Mmm. It's my new favorite, especially at under $20 a pop.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Hi, everyone! Long time no see. I've been wanting to post for a while, but since it's been so long since I've written, I keep feeling like I can't post just anything. It has to be epic. Unfortunately, there seems to be a shortage of epic blog fodder around here, so I keep putting it off. Anyway, today I decided I was sick of waiting for something epic, and decided to just post. It's called living on the edge.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010
I stayed up late tonight because I was absorbed in the movie "Cracks." I found it engrossing - though highly disturbing - but the best part was that it was visually stunning. I would watch it just for the fashion alone. I thought I'd share some of my favorite screen caps because I'm too tired to write out an ode to the costume designer, even though she/he deserves it.
Oh, to be in the '30s with hair as perfectly styled as Eva Green's!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
So, I gave in. Finally.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
I've never been a girly girl.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Greetings! How is everyone? I've been having a good break, but I absolutely can't wait to get back to school. Complacency doesn't sit so well after a semester spent buried in mounds of books and coursework. Anyway, since I've had all this free time, I finally got around to updating the software in my itouch, which means that I can download apps and the like. Hooray! As many of you know, I'm a big Teen Vogue fan, so immediately downloaded the Teen Vogue Haute Spot app. I thought I'd share my impressions with you after a few days fiddling around with it.