Monday, May 31, 2010

More than parades and BBQs...

Just a little reminder about what Memorial Day is really about:

That video gets me every time.

Now what I wore this weekend:

This dress, which I think has just a little magic to it, is only $19.90 at H&M. Here's the store catalog with other ways to wear stripes:

So what was your favorite fashion moment of Sex and the City 2? Mine was when she was sauntering on the sand under the umbrella in the orange Halston dress. I couldn't find a picture of that, but here's a close up of the dress, which is $895 at Saks Fifth Avenue. (Warner Brothers photograph)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

When a hobby backfires...

Yesterday I had some time to kill, so I went shopping at Harvard Square in Boston. Urban Outfitters didn't have anything I couldn't live without, so I dipped into a couple surrounding high end stores, one of which seemed my style.

It was mostly floral tanks and dresses, each over $120 and made out of cotton, with some high end trendy shoes, averaging at $200.

I took a picture of these because I thought you peeps may be amused by them:

The fact that I was taking a picture of a shoe interested the shop girl so I explained that I run a fashion blog. She told me that the shoe was a rip off of a boot Alaxa Chung made famous, and after she wore it, the $200 knockoffs sold out immediately.

She asked me if I knew who Alexa Chung was, and I asked if she was that "wicked skinny chick who always wears a fadora." But that's like asking, "oh, do you mean that dude who wears jeans sometimes and has shoulders?" I was being safe.

But in my mind I was picturing this chick, and note that she's wearing a fadora:

Turns out I was right about who Alexa Chung was. But the interesting part was, the other girl who worked at the store was sitting on the floor sorting goods and I heard her laugh at me for not knowing who Alexa Chung was, especially since I have a fashion blog. It was mean. And unecessary. And it got me thinking.

I think some people use fashion in the wrong way.

To me, it's something beautiful, an art that should be shared. I'm just as obsessed with sharing music from talented musicians as I am about sharing fashion from talented designers. I don't use it to think I'm better than anyone else and I would never be mean to someone because of how they're dressed, or because they don't know who Alexa Chung is.

I was quick to point out that the designer who made the high end boots in her store had in fact designed the sandals I was wearing (from ebay). I shouldn't need to defend myself to some shop girl, but I felt on the defense.

And the thing is, it was the second time this week where I noticed that fashion, which I just consider just a hobby, has backfired. I wore a cute outfit last week to Boston and my male friend told me that if he saw a girl wearing my outfit in the bar, even if he thought she was cute, he wouldn't approach her because she'd be too "high maintenance" and probably not a nice person.

That interested me because well first of all, I dress for myself, not men. I like pretty colors and nice fabrics and things that are fun to wear. But I'm by no means high maintenance. I like turkey burgers and Michelob Ultra beer. And if I was stranded on an island, LOST style, I wouldn't miss my high heels and I would get dirty and probably figure out how to make a boat.

So what are your thoughts on this? That I should shudup and do an outfit post?

Mimi Chica tank, Gap jeans, Aldo shoes, Anne Taylor cardigan, Rough Roses belt.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name

These lovelies are available at shopnastygal here for $138. They have a lot of kinda pricey, nifty stuff.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Classic for a reason...

I love yellow and beige in the spring slash summer, so I'm pleased Sarah Jessica Parker chose a canary yellow dress at the Sex and the City 2 premier last night. It was remeniscent of the dress Reese Witherspoon wore to the 2007 Golden Globes.

Fishnet tank, $32,
Floral Crass-Stitch top, $18.80,
Shorts 'N Sweet, $41.99,
Cardigan, $44.99,
Elie Tahari mona silk Georgette dress, $628,
Seychelles ankle wrap heel, $98,
Pierfax headband, $12,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scarfity scarf scarf

Alright, I admit it. I planned my whole outfit around a thrift store scarf that I bought for $2.99. But actually since I found a dollar bill in the shorts I was browsing at the store, it counts as a $1.99 scarf.

I imagine that it belonged to an awesome little old lady at one point. It even smelled like awesome little old lady purfume before I washed it. I imagine she would have worn it on her head like Thelma and Louise but with big oversized bug sunglasses. So who am I to argue with an awesome little old lady? Plus I think she would have appreciated my vintage Gucci bag.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


After running through abnormal amounts of rain and puddles in nothing but Aldo ballet flats, which I could literally pour water out of like tea cups, I decided I'm in need of some rain boots.
Aparently I'm behind on that trend... (rainboots are a trend?) But I figured I'd share some of the ones I've been browsing online.
They're from Wellies, 6pm, Target and Discout Safety Gear.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Out and aboat. I mean, about.

You ever go on one of those motor boat rides that are so fast and bumpy that you're afraid to take a swig from your Corona light for fear you might chip your teeth? I went on one of those Saturday.

Then on Sunday my friend and I made music probably to the dismay of his neighbors.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

500 Day's of Summer's outfits

Loved the movie, hated the ending, loved the clothes.

Sunny side up

Kenar silk shirt

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Alright I admit I've been MIA for a couple days, but my computer has had the hiccups. And it has a note to get out of gym. It's signed by a real doctor. I swear.

I had a great weekend and Saturday my friend and I braved monsoon weather to play some pool and later have a cookout, s'mores, and I even played a little guitar by the fire. Eat your heart out Nancy Wilson.

Also I wanted to share my go-to nail colors for spring. Because I have the microphone, and you will listen to every word I say.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Met Gala gallery

I'm sure all the fashion bloggers are going to jump on the dresses at the Costume Institute's annual benefit gala, co chaired by Anna Wintour, which took place last night in New York.

I remember during the Oscars, the same 20 pictures flooded the blogosphere over and over. I'm hoping that doesn't happen again.

First off, I didn't see any jaw dropping dresses. But here were the ones I thought were nice:

(Photos courtesy of InStyle.)

I think Malin and Chloe's were the only dresses that bordered on original without tipping over into Inappropriateville.

Which was a spot reserved for these two:

I'd just like it to be known that I'm a fan of both Blake Lively and Katy Perry, but really? Glow in the dark? It was at an art museum.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Das My Twitter

So I'm jumping right aboard the bandwaggon where bloggers are using twitter accounts to find each other.

Tweet tweet!

You can find my new twitter page here!

And this is what I look like when I'm blogging slash tweeting:

No shame.

And while I'm at it... Follow my blog with bloglovin!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

This old thing?

Get it? No? How 'bout now...

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