Thursday, January 26, 2012

The One

And I thought finding a dress would be the hard part, and yet, here it is. I would get married in this Phillip Lim dress faster than you can say, "I do." I'm actually really excited to look through non-wedding gowns for my nuptials, because it's a good deal cheaper than actual wedding dresses and it's an excuse to make my first "real dress" purchase. Plus, I'll be able to wear and enjoy it as a part of my permanent wardrobe instead of storing it in a vacuum-sealed box in a temp-controlled room. (Please don't do that -- beautiful dresses are meant to have adventures!) 

Although on second thought... it might not look as amazing on me as it does on the six-foot, size zero model. I just don't want to look like an inverted hot air balloon when I'm wedding the love of my life, you feel me?

(image c/o la garconne and very cool wedding blog a.k.a. Rosebrook Meyer NYC)

P.S. Yes, I've noticed the same million and a half stories on "single women planning nonexistent weddings." (I've only read four. There's just too many.) Let's be honest, this isn't a new phenomenon at, all. It is now a publicly displayed phenomenon thanks to the Internet. And besides all that, when did it become a crime to look at stunning couture gowns and impeccably hosted celebrations? Chic is chic. Ain't no shame or desperation in that.

And speaking of chic, a Valentino and Prada clad couple and a Ralph Lauren bride.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When I grow up...

This is happening in my life. Forreals.

(image c/o Refinery29)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas Came Late

I know, I'm more than a little late posting the Rory Beca Holiday collection, but more than the clothes (which are awesome), I love the story this tells. You get to know the Rory Beca girl, and I don't know about you but I want to be her!

(images c/o

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Girl in Love

I have to admit something. I have been silently experiencing a lonesome, devastating heartbreak. You know when you fall deeply, absurdly in love with someone, and after mild flirtations, then heavy, then  infinitely less fun define-the-relationships, you end up empty-handed and empty-hearted. That is what I've been going through ever since this Burberry Prorsum cable knit trench hit the fall runways. I looked up everything I could on it, saw every celeb and model du jour wearing my beloved, and after I saw the price tag, cut off my flirtation cold turkey. I decided if it just stopped existing, I wouldn't miss it -- the coat I would never have. Yes, this is the twisted logic of a deluded girl in love.

If I had to define my style to someone (which I can't even do with words, funnily enough), I would literally shove this coat in my questioner's face. It's structured with touches of femininity and toughness  -- to me, a perfect blend of masculine and feminine (with the right trimmings, duh).

It's everywhere now. There's no hiding. I just have to watch it sell out on, and, and, and, and

(images c/o and The Fancy)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Matchy Matchy

So I've been wanting a really great casual jacket and short suit set for years. I mean years. Ever since I got this issue of Elle.
Actually, I really wanted that (DVF) jacket and shorts set, but unfortunately, it was thousands of dollars. Hmm, I'm sensing a life theme here...

Some trends (especially RTW runway trends) take something like minutes to translate to the average girl's retail stores, but others take foreverrrrr. Example: I wanted a really great boyfriend utilitarian jacket I think a full year to nine months before they really started hitting full stride in stores. Don't get me wrong here. I am totally not on trend and off the mark sometimes, and I'm completely fine with that, too. But sometimes, it can be a little frustrating when the only options you have are spending $$$$$ (which isn't really an option) and waiting a year.
Topshop had a pretty cool knit suit that Susie Bubble picked up:
It's pretty cool. But it's knit. And printed. Translation: my butt's big enough already thanks, I don't need an extra three inches.
And then I found this one on Asos:
It's a little girly, but I liked it. That is until Asos posted it on its Facebook page, meaning good luck finding my size. Eh, I didn't like it that much.

I'm missing the point. The point is: I need to stop spending money. LOL. Yeah right. But really -- I've been pretty good this month! (So far...) And I'm saving to invest in some really great, comfy basic tees and go-with-everything Chelsea boots. Here's lookin' at you Aritzia and Topshop.

Wahh I wish I wasn't so lazyyyyyy about my personal blog! I guess having two writing jobs kind of makes me want a break from computer screens and CMS (gasp).

(images c/o Topshop tumblr, WWW, Asos)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

"It was love when" the Blog

I just solved a coding crisis I've been trying to figure out for weeks. I feel pretty effing sexy. And yes, I actually did just say that.


Launching on Monday!


P.S. If anyone ever needs help creating two dynamic pages (aka the impossible on Wordpress), I'm pretty sure I just owned the interface.