Time for a refresh…


“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Something tells me it’s time to hit the refresh button on the blog. I hope you’ll follow me, as I begin the journey again… a little older, a little wiser but still the style loving girl I’ve always been.

Tom Ford fills the voids in women’s closets everywhere

I know I am not alone in thinking it is about time Tom Ford made bike shorts. We have all been waiting a long time for the perfect chub-rub solution from the designer, and it is finally here. Thank you. But it doesn’t stop there…

We can also now purchase our own Matrix coat straight from the Tom Ford collection. The Neos of the world will find you irresistible, ladies.

But if the Matrix isn’t your thing, why not try a bold-hued superhero cape disguised as a cocktail dress? You never know when there will be trouble…

And then there’s this little number. What the !@*$ is it you might wonder? According to the Manfriend, it is the Wu Tang Clan symbol in dress-form. Uhhh… he might actually be right. 

To be fair, I do genuinely like the rest of (er, most of) Tom Ford’s Spring 2013 collection. But some of the looks definitely left me scratching my head… What did you think?

Weekend Recap and New Things

I spent much of my weekend recovering from a sprained ankle… This is what I get for ignoring my washed-up athlete status and challenging the manfriend to a friendly game of basketball. The rest of the weekend was spent shopping in Soho… It was slow and painful, but I will fight through almost anything if the opportunity for new purchases is involved…

Here is what I took home:

TEXTILE Elizabeth and James jeans (also love this slouchy pair)
Boutique 9 Sandals
Zara high-low skirt (similar) and Joe’s Jeans chambray shirt (similar)

Of course none of these items were on my list, so I will need to hit the stores again soon… muahaha 🙂

Sunday in the Park

Wearing – Dress: no label (similar skirt – just add a black tank!), Bag: DVF, Shades: Ray Ban, Jewelry: gifted, vintage, Off 5th

I made the big move to NYC last week, and I had a great weekend exploring our neighborhoods with the manfriend. Yesterday, we grabbed coffee and unbeatable New York bagels, and we hit a park near my apartment to enjoy the beautiful weather. Now back to reality… Happy Monday!

Weekend Highlights

The highlights of my weekend: beach chairs set up around the pool, delicious scallops from Browns, puppy swimming!, cocktails, puppy sunbathing, me sunbathing, Browns on repeat, bright floral shorts by Tommy Hilfiger.

I spent the weekend at home with my family, my dog Skylar, and my friends, enjoying the beautiful weather. Hope you all also had a nice and relaxing weekend!

The Very Unfortunate Real World

Goodbye college, hello real world. Most graduates are looking forward to the day when they take another step on the path of life. They look to it with hope and a sense of adventure. I, on the other hand, left kicking and screaming yesterday afternoon from the University I have called home for the past four years. Anyway, I will be back on track soon but in the meantime here are some highlights from the past week that I spent hurrahing with my friends and family!

This face says it all…

Wearing – Ugliest cap/gown combo ever, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (similar)

Pre-Graduation celebration with friends and family…

Me with the fabulous Callie of Cal Says So blog. Wearing – Dress: F21, Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (love this one too)

At Senior Formal…

Wearing – Dress: Rachel Roy (old), Studded Belt: F21, Earrings: gifted

After graduation with the squinty manfriend… Clearly, I immediately removed the cap and gown

Wearing – Dress: BB Dakota, Shoes: COACH, Belt: Via Spiga via Nordstrom

Maxi Moment

Wearing - Maxi: Calvin Klein (thrifted), Belt: vintage, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren, Shoes: Coach
Details - Watch: Michel Kors, Jewelry: Vintage and TheNameNecklace.com, Belt: Vintage

Snapped these pictures in between classes the other day. We had a string of days with gorgeous weather here, so I could finally break out some spring dresses. This is one of my favorite maxi dresses. It has a cute retro feel to it, and when I wear it I feel like I want to walk along the seashore… Those two things aren’t directly related, but they’re both true…

Trend or Foe?

Let’s be honest, ladies, no matter how much we love, appreciate, and lust over fashion in all its various forms, there are trends out there that just don’t work for everyone. You know the ones I mean…those ‘exclusive to 6 foot tall, skinny bitches’ trends or the ‘just too weird to be wearing in any normal society’ trends. If you hit the streets wearing an out-there article or accessory, you may get snapped by a street-style photog, or you may just feel like a fool who would have been happier in your fit-me-like-a-glove jeans and unbelievably soft t-shirt.

This post is a tribute to those trends that I like to look at on the runways, in magazines, and on the aforementioned skinny bitches, but couldn’t possibly pull off myself. And to all those ladies out there who blaze the trail for ‘out-there’ fashion, bless you and your style balls.


The Man Repeller at manrepeller.com

Seriously, how is she crushing the overalls look right now? I would seriously look like the farmer’s daughter. And not the hot farmer’s daughter that finds a brawny, sun-kissed husband… the one that tends the chickens and never leaves the farm.

Fierce Headwear 

Photo by Tommy Ton at style.com

I can only imagine the look on my peers’ faces if I sported golden, leopard print cherries on my head: The major problem being that these cherries are about the same size as my little pinhead… In all honesty, this piece is beautiful, but is it really wearable? Perhaps when the next royal wedding comes along, I will reach for the old cherry headband…

The Crop Top

Prada, Spring 2012
Proenza Schouler, Spring 2012

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE these looks. But it is one of those trends that the average woman is simply not pulling off. Imagining myself bearing the belly during daytime hours is laughable, not to mention during nighttime hours after I’ve consumed what’s left of the Easter candy on the East coast.

Hot Pants

Jason Wu, Spring 2012
Dolce and Gabbana, Spring 2012

Another trend sweeping the Spring 2012 runways, yet again, were hot pants. All I have to say is, see my laughable comment above… Hot pants are an editorial dream, but wearing them out on the streets is a serious fashion risk. What trends do you love to admire, but can only dream of pulling off?

I Really Do Believe In Pink…

Skirt: thrifted, Sweater: Moschino (mens), Shoes: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren, Giraffe Necklace: J.Crew

Details - Ring: Alexander McQueen, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Vintage, J.Crew

Can you tell I’m obsessed with my Alexander McQueen ring? I got this amazing piece for Christmas, and I wore it so often that the manfriend asked if I was ever going to take it off… so I did, for like a day. I mean, can you blame me?