March 6, 2015

LINK ROUND-UP



I have been put out by a cold all this week and I am so sick of being sick! Does anyone have any home remedies I can try? I'm popping vitamins and chugging water like my life depends on it, and I'm still not getting any better!

Anyhow, here's what's been going on...

On this blog:






On the rest of the web...


I love this cloud print sweatshirt that Kayla Hadlington wore!

Emily Henderson shared a story from the beginning of her career and her 2002 style journal - so interesting!

Liquorice Pearls shared a dog café in Korea. It's pretty much the cutest invention ever.

I love Samantha Mariko's preppy spring look. 

Honestly WTF showed us some amazing gold glitter-striped nails.

In the same vein, Design Love Fest shared a tutorial and how to make a gold foil pillow!

The Skinny Confidential posted her grocery list. Maybe if I bought more of this stuff and less mac and cheese I wouldn't be so sick!

SF Girl By the Bay has lots of pink room inspo - I need a flamingo-tinted room!

Gawker posted a creepy/hilarious/sad story about Aaron Carter's "love life."

Chowing Down by the Bay posted some GREAT tips on how to grow your Instagram following!

Leather and Lipstick shared a hilarious post about what to wear on your awkward Tinder date. Too true...

Plaid is My Favorite Color talked about the ugly-on-purpose trend we keep seeing on the runways and what it means.


What have you been into this week?

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March 5, 2015

TOP 12 LOOKS FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK



A little late on this one, but better late than never, right? I always find that London is the most fun of all the Big Four fashion weeks, and this year was no exception! The designs featured bright colors, mixes of ethnic prints, feathers, fringe, and people doin' it. Here's my favorite looks from London Fashion Week:

Burberry Prorsum

Look at this coat! It makes her look like a giant Minnetonka boot and it makes me VERY happy!

Christopher Kane

Please can we make iridescent fabric a thing again? Like I just need a button-down shirt in this fabric.

David Koma

A chic interpretation of the 70's bell sleeves.

Emilio de la Morena

What do you call this color? Navy teal? I kept seeing it on the runways and I am seriously in love with it.

Erdem

Iconic. What else can I say?

Fashion East

This jacket is essential to my future as a human being on this planet. 

Jonathan Saunders

This coat looks like 60's flight attendant wear. Like, was this the uniform for American Airlines? No matter, I would still totally wear it.

Markus Lupfer

Markus Lupfer is a god among men. I always love his lines and this season was no exception. 


Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto's show reminded me of like an alternate timeline where we have a colony of humans on Mars that has assimilated with Martians and this is the kind of clothing they wear. If you think that's weird, look at the entire show and tell me I'm not right!

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

I also saw a lot of embroidery and a lot of blue flowers during London Fashion Week. 

Topshop Unique

This coat is also essential to my closet. So many great furry coats! Too bad I won't be needing coats in the future...

What were your favorite looks from London Fashion Week?

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March 4, 2015

MONTHLY MUSIC PICKS


Looking for some cool new music, or some cool old music that's new to you? Well you've come to the right place my friend. Behold, my favorite songs of the last month. You can now click on the title and download from Amazon. Let me know what you think...and if you would prefer Youtube videos over Spotify!



OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. Django Django is one of my favorite bands and they haven't come out with anything since 2012 but this was totally worth the wait. It's so perfect when a band comes with new stuff that resonates with their old stuff but is also breaking new ground for them. I just love it and I am SO PLEASED. 



I was lucky enough to have a boy (oOoOoOoOo!) send me some of his playlists on Spotify and I was really excited that he has GREAT taste in music. Great taste in music might be a perk to some, but it's essential to me. Anyhow, isn't this song cool? I just looked it up and apparently it's from 2013. I'm not sure if I find this disappointing or not. On one hand, I was excited to find a cool hidden soul gem from the 70's. On the other, I am always happy to hear new, awesome R&B.



I just stumbled across this song randomly one day when I was listening to MGMT, and then today I discovered that this song came out in 1996. Can you believe that?! It sounds like it came out, like, yesterday. That bass is so amazing. I ended up listening to this band a lot more and they have a lot of really cool experimental stuff (if you're into that). They have one song where the beat in the chorus is made up of fireworks noises. It's just so interesting to me that this came out in the mid-90's!



This song has so much potential to get stuck in your head. I kept thinking of it at my birthday party for some reason. It has a nice Velvet Underground vibe and I really love it when the female vocals come in.



I first heard this song on Broad City, which is actually where I weirdly get a lot of the music I like... ANYHOW this whole album is sick and I really recommend it for when you're aggressively pre-gaming and putting on your warpaint for the club. You know what I'm talking about.



My favorite NPR station plays music during the day, and one day during lunch I happened to leave the office and heard this amazing duet in my car. Like, oh, those harmonies. Damn. If that doesn't pull your heartstrings I don't know what will. 


Client Liason - Pretty Lovers 

Just like perfect 80's-inspired dance party music. What else do you need to know?



D'Angelo came out with his first album in 14 years last year and damn is it good. You should really listen to it, if only out of respect for his amazing body in that one video. Like...whoa.



I don't know what I thought the Grateful Dead would sound like, but I never really expected to like them. I started to listen to them and yes, despite all the hippie-dippy stereotypes, they are pretty great. I can't say that I will ever give Phish a chance but I AM trying to be more open-minded. Anyhow, this is a really gorgeous ballad. 



Oh, did you hear my birthday was a series of unfortunate events? IDK Lesley Gore died at like the same time as my birthday and I've had this song stuck in my head a lot. It has a really interesting chord progresion that I never appreciated until now. Also, did you know that Lesley Gore was a lesbian and all-around badass? It pretty much makes this song even better than it already is. 



Just a sexy little song to hump someone special to. Ya dig?

What have you guys been listening to?

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March 2, 2015

WHAT I DID THIS WEEKEND


Last weekend was my BFF Alicia's birthday. We had a brunch for her at The Pearl...which was supposed to be a suprise but, ya know. Some people are just too intuitive to be surprised, right? Anyhow, the food was great and they have the most amazing Bloody Mary's. I really recommend it!




I had chicken & waffles with blueberry sauce. YUM.


Pretty birthday girl!


Later we tried to go on a walk with the dog...but Ohio isn't exactly a Chihuahua's native habitat so she had to go wrapped in a blanket.


German Village in the snow.

PS a lot of you commented on my previous post about German Village that you would like to visit Germany. Just to be clear, this is German Village, a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio! I have never been to Germany before :)


But German Village is REALLY cool and if you're in Ohio you should check it out.




Look at that dog giving the side-eye to the snow.




This past weekend I went home to visit my family. My mom and I went out and tried to get some shots in the snow.










How was your weekend?

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February 25, 2015

FAVORITE TRENDS FROM NYFW


CINDERELLA BLUE

Carolina Herrera; Altuzarra
ZAC Zac Posen; Tibi
Really digging these muted pastel blue vibes. Maybe I've just got Cinderella on the mind with the new movie and MAC collection, but these garments are definitely the same color as her legendary dress, right? Baby blue is such an unexpected color for winter, but why not? Who said we have to spend the whole winter dressed as if we're in mourning for summer?

WINDOWPANE CHECK

Tomas Maier; Oscar de la Renta
This look is so chic. The trend emerged on the runways last year, which is great because that means you can scoop this up at your favorite high street stores! Black and white is forever amazing, but windowpane print is so fresh and will immediately bring your wardrobe into 2015. 

FUN FUR

Bibhu Mohapatra; Ohne Titel
Michael Kors; Rachel Zoe
Altuzarra; J Crew
There were so many amazing fur techniques and colors on the NY runways, it was really hard to choose favorites. I think those pastel Altuzarra coats are some of the most iconic of the season. The craftsmanship on that Michael Kors coat is STUNNING and although I never pictured myself in yellow fur, I MUST have that J Crew jacket. I mean, come on! Look at that thing!

SOFT & COZY

The Elder Statesman; Kaelen 
I'm loving these super cozy knits. I just want to rub them on my cheek and purr. Is that weird? Whatever.

SHIMMER

Jenny Packman; Zac Posen
Ohne Titel; Monique Lhuillier
There were SO many looks on the runway with just this magical amount of shimmer and sparkle. And Naomi Campbell in that Zac Posen gown. DAY-UM! I love this trend because it feels like such a fresh take on sequins and glitter (two things I love but have outgrown as a woman). You can get that hit of glitz without being juvenile and it's amazing.

WINTER FLORAL

Diane von Furstenberg; Rebecca Taylor
ZAC Zac Posen; Diane von Furstenberg

So this isn't new news, but don't you love these moody winter florals? I literally have so many black-grounded floral items and I can NEVER get enough. So glad this trend is going strong!

SPORTY GOTH LITE

Pam & Gela; Baja East
Lacoste; Tommy Hilfiger

We've been seeing so much amazing, athletic-inspired clothing, but it's basically all been in black and white until now. Designers at NYFW mixed things up a bit with our same sporty chic silhouettes, but this time in a gorgeous new palette including burgundy, forest green, navy, and grey. Please give it all to me. 

And don't even mention Tommy Hilfiger's collection to me because if there's one thing I love almost as much as fashion, it's football. And to see the two of them together on the runway, my god! It was magical. 

MONOCHROME RED

Zac Posen, Honor
Katie Ermilio; Tocca

What is more fiery and sexy than head 2 toe red? Like damn girl you's a firecracker! Zac Posen's collection was like one unbelievable all-red look after another, but lots of designers carried the trend. And like literally everyone looks good in red so basically we have no excuse not to recreate this trend.

What were you digging at New York Fashion Week? What are you most excited for in the coming weeks?


Photo source: Style.com
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