Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I love the idea of throwing on some vintage mens swim trunks on a hot summer day. They seem like they'd be quite breezy no? I would pair them with worn out striped sweatshirts, blousy button downs, and white converses.
While I'm planning on hitting up some of the second hand stores to find my version of this look, you can buy the fabulous shorts featured in these photos at strong boalt.
Monday, May 24, 2010
There's a lot of my favorite elements in this look- Blazers, button downs, and a striped skirt. but none of that compares to the amazing DINOSAUR PINS. What an incredible way to add some whimsy to an outfit, while playing on the academic, prep-school heritage of the blazer.
this is an image from a video on the lucky website
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I stopped by one of my favorite bookstores in San Francisco and stayed a while to peruse their wide selection of international fashion magazines. I was really blown away by Vogue Australia. I know many other bloggers have been on to the energy in australia for a while now, so I'm not exactly the first one to pick up on the awesomeness across the ocean. But I was really quite inspired by the hippy beach style showcased in the March 2010 magazine
I've been drifting in this direction for a little while now- I love my minimalist wardrobe (makes packing so easy!) but sometimes it can get a little too serious. Adding hippie pieces with a taste of wanderlust adds some fun back to the outfit.
When I got home I saw a link that one of my friends had forwarded me, and christine, the girl behind christeric, would have fit right into the March copy of AV. She has some more grungy looks, but the ones that really resonated with me showcased her take on the bohemian look.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Alex Wang at Home. As I am about to move into a new apartment, I've been thinking about what I want my space to look like. It's tempting to go crazy with wild, girly colors since isn't that one of the greatest advantages of not having to share a space with a man? But that's not true to my personal aesthetic. I enjoy bright fun colors, but I know that I would feel calm and -- most importantly-- at home with a clean room tied together with beautiful black and white prints.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Admission: I am a sucker for old southern cities. Savannah, Charlotte, you name it. The romance of the moss and the calm from the heat is hard to beat.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to go to New Orleans for a week. It was absolutely phenomenal. I know this phrase has been said far too often, but I completely fell in love with the city. It is truly a stylish city- from the old (The beautiful houses in the blocks north/east of jackson square, the regal beauties uptown) to the new (Make it Right in the 9th ward).
Seeing Karen's photos has made me want to see when the next available flight is.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Dan Martensen is a genius photographer. He shows a wide range in his work- everything from the wild power of a new york hipster party, to the calm, idle energy of a mellow day in california. I was suprised to read in his bio that he's from new york, because his photos sshow such an understanding of the beach culture.... Waking up early to surf before the wind picks up, then bumming around on long boards.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Senor Lopez Baja Sweater. This would be to toss on over your denim shorts on cold summer nights. You may associate this sweater with the stoner from high school eating frozen taquitos. But the "heritage" of this sweater is exactly part of it's appeal. It adds an unexpected funky touch that keeps simple outfits from becoming overly antiseptic.
For me it brings back sweet memories of high school bonfires on the beach, smoking on summer nights, and trips to baja.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I've spend the last week pulling long nights in the library, preparing for my finals. But catching up in one of my english class hardly felt like work- I was able to read several of Joan Didion's novels. She has quickly become one of my favorite writers, but I was happily suprised to see that her person is as stylish as her prose.