Sunday, November 29, 2009

Classic California Style

the ultimate beach bunny

Karen Elson, Patrick Demalchelier, June 97 Harpers Bazaar

Santa Baby...

Forget the duplex and checks. What I'd really like for christmas is a classic Hermes Belt. It definitely walks a fine line between classic and designer-whore but I think it would look great with a pair of denim cutoffs and a silky white button up. I love a little bit of gold bling in the summer time.

Classic Combo

Fashion Toast

I've been a fan of fashion toast for a long time- I'm thinking since high school which would put us at around 2007. Over the years her style has really evolved in a nice way, and I'm especially liking her new direction. In the last couple months it seems like shes cleaned up and refined her look a little more. She's been sticking to a more monochromatic palatte, and a cleaners silhouette. While I loved the crazy stuff she was wearing early this year, her current direction is really hitting my sweet spot.

ps. anyone else spot the stripes?


Upper East Side Princess

Fashion bloggers are probably the number one groupies of the French Vogue team. Its hard to deny that Geraldine Saglio or Melanie Huynh have rocked some pretty fabulous outfits. I may have almost fainted out of happiness at seeing Carine Roitfeld earlier this fall. But if we can stop salivating at the long legged rock stars at Vogue Paris, I think we'd see that American Vogue has its fair share of fashionable ladies as well.
Case in point- Meredith Melling Burke. She may have the perfectly done blond highlights of an UES princess, but she still likes to mix it up with some edgier pieces from Alexander Wang. And like any good disciple of Anna Wintour she's not afraid of her fur.

I loved reading her Five Days, Five Looks feature on Vogue's website. You can check it out here. Or if you're feeling lazy, just scroll on down...

Thursday, November 26, 2009


He may be a boy but that doesn't mean I dont want to steal all his clothes

Friday, November 20, 2009

Intermission pt 2.

With all the magazines that have closed, there's still one whose presence I especially miss...

Domino was really an amazing magazine and it's so sad that the powers that be weren't able to see that, and if they were, that they weren't able to figure out some scheme for keeping it alive. Still love this poster despite the overexposure following it's appearance on the Sep 2006 Domino cover.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


While my love for fashion probably comes in first, it would seem remiss to ignore my love for interior design. And since this is the apartment of Sophia Coppola, it all sort of comes together.

Really loving the serene feeling achieved through the heavy use of white, the pale blue sofa, classic black and white photos and bright pink accents. Can Sofia do no wrong?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This image is a little out of tune with the seasons, but just file it away for later inspiration, mkay?

I love her orange nail polish. Orange+ sailor strips = giggles

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

LL Bean

I love LL Bean. Maybe not the most fashionable of brands, but I've been known to cart a boat and toat until it has holes, and good luck trying to get me out of my wicked good slippers (Seriously if you dont have a pair BUY THEM NOW. nothing is better on a rainy day than those puppies)

But LL Bean's reputation for mom-wear may just be changing with this announcement- It's launching a new line, called LL Bean Signature. I've only been able to see some small photos but I'm at least curious to see what this stalwart brand is introducing.


It's time for me to confess my love of all things striped. I've got quite a few hanging in my closet, and an ungodly number saved on my desktop. I was thinking of having just one gigantic stripes post but i figure why not space them out a little bit and make my love of stripes a regular feature?

To start us off we've got The Sartorialist's assistant Tracy. I love her classic pairing of the stripes with the cropped black pants but what really makes the look is the dotted scarf she throws on top.

Like oreos and peanut butter....

Erin Wasson and J. Crew? Yes please


What perfect basics. Great loafers, perfectly worn in jeans and a great oxford. Classic

Monday, October 19, 2009


Because I'm just about the luckiest girl in the world I was able to attend a couple of the shows at paris fashion week. My first one was Karl Lagerfeld and I couldn't think of a better way to start it.
I saw rihanna's smile at the dresses the closed the show, the dresses with the beautiful metallic details. But what made me smile were the beautifully tailored dresses that experimented so perfectly with volume. I wasn't close enough to see the details like guitars on the sides of the glasses and honestly I'm kind of glad because I feel like they distract from the great clean lines of my favorite pieces. I'm still dreaming of those jackets that swooped back up, the flowly shorts, and that exsquisite white dress. So light, simple, so perfect.

as the weather starts to turn...

abbey lee

mary kate steinmiller

this image of mary kate steinmiller has been on all the big blogs. And as a major teen vogue fan I'm loving it.

back from when she was still an intern at teen vogue:
read a fun interview from back in her intern days
and her guide to being an intern

previous fashion weeks:

i want to be like grace kelly

photo once again from starbucks and jane austen


the row

Year after year I find myself returning to this video. When it first came out I watched it maybe 100 times, if not more, and run around my closet trying to make my closet into something like this video. Years later this is still how I want to dress.
Studying abroad, I'm particularly attracted to these simple perfectly-cut basics. The pieces you reach for over and over and work into a million different outfits. Theyre transitional, they're flexible, they can go out, they can stay at home.

photos are from starbucks and jane austen (and they get bigger when you click on them)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

the selby

love this room. trying to figure out whether doing that in my dorm room will come off as sloppy or understated cool...