You, Only Better
Edited by: Ann Colville Somma of Holier than Now
It’s a strange culture we live in: we’re always told Just be yourself!, yet the bestseller list is chock-full of self-help books and memoirs depicting radical change. Finding the balance between total transformation and chilling in our pajamas is difficult, but that’s why I love the blogosphere. Here, inspiration is served up one manageable bite at a time. Want to save the world? Start with vintage beachwear – the purchase benefits disaster victims. Hoping your man evolves into a sharp-dressed diaper-changer? Let’s begin with a chic- and sustainable- Dad’s day gift. Looking for your dream job? Take baby steps by revamping your work wardrobe and taking notes from inspiring entrepreneurs.
Links a la Mode: June 17th
- A la Modest A Uniform Response to Chaos: Janelle Monáe
- Amateur Couture Art-inspired looks
- Awakened Aesthetic Men are notoriously hard to shop for… these gifts are all sustainable.
- Despising Life is So Passe A reminder that no gain is found without work put forth
- Dramatis Personae 10 Things Carrie Bradshaw Taught Me About Fashion
- Fabulous Finds Karl Lagerfeld says the crowd at AMfar is real and Oscar fashion is fake
- Fassonaburu Vyque looks back at five months of trying to follow strict fashion rules
- Grit and Glamour Meet Amanda of Amanda Deer Jewelry
- Holier than Now Rethinking a previously rejected look
- Hundy & Undy Casual doesn’t have to be so casual
- Market Publique Market Publique & ModCloth auction vintage beachwear to benefit disaster victims
- M.I.S.S. Interview with IFB founder Jennine Jacob
- On the Racks Finding summer outfit inspiration in the strangest of places
- Style with Benefits Father’s Day stylish gift guide by Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man in America
- Stylish Thought How to ban boring business attire from your work wardrobe
- Tale Teller What famous designers said about fashion
- The Greyest Ghost Art meets fashion at the Whitney’s 2010 Art Party
- The Seventeen Magazine Project One high school senior lives by the dictates of Seventeen Magazine for 30 days
- Tog and Trappings Les flâneurie: How observation of life can inspire creativity
There are more motels than I can count on one hand within 5 square blocks of our house. Isn’t that weird? One of which even had the tremendous honor of being named the #1 Dirtiest Hotel in America. These photos were taken at one of the less roachy-looking lodging options just down the street. Sort of charming in a gritty kind of way if you ask me.
Been debating whether or not to keep these shoes after picking them up at the Nordstrom sale with Jennie a couple weeks back. They are very red, and I already have two pairs of clogs that are quite similar. After wearing them all day, however, I have no regrets. They’re unbelievably comfortable considering their height!
I tried to jazz up an otherwise basic outfit by tying up my blouse and adding a knotted head scarf to the mix. Oh… and, of course, loads of jewelry.
Speaking of jewelry, I think I need to make some additions to my collection soon. Any recommendations for kick-ass, affordable accessories?
*wearing: Imitation of Christ skinnies, Lucyd Acyd blouse, vintage knotted head scarf, Jeffrey Campbell platform sandals, St. Eve dangle bangle, misc. accessories
It’s sweltering in the city (and when I say sweltering, I mean over 70 degrees). If that’s not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is!
We are dedicating this lovely Saturday to World Cup-watching… Soccer, shmoccer — I am really just there for the booze.
Who’s watching, and what team should I be cheering on?!
*images: Giselle Budchen for Vogue, September 2005
Clearly I cannot make up my mind. My last post was all about my infatuation with polished grunge, and today I just felt like being a girly-girl. To be honest, while I was getting ready this morning, all I could think about was cotton candy cupcakes.
American Cupcake – a new cupcake shop/champagne bar – just opened up the street from us. Taste-wise, the cupcakes aren’t the best I’ve had (we’re a little spoiled here), but the way they’re decorated is picture perfect! Cotton candy seems like a funny flavor for a cupcake to me, but you seriously wouldn’t believe how adorable they are. Baby blue frosting, with a mini cotton candy puff stuck right in the middle (they have a legit machine where they make it). So, so cute.
I have been wanting to go in there for a glass of bubbles with Blake, but he simply refuses. I guess it’s reasonable… one spot best saved for a girl’s night out. Until then, I’ll just keep dressing like a cupcake!
*wearing: Topshop wedges, Zara trousers, LF tank, Barney’s Co-Op sweater, Betsey Johnson safari earrings, Forever21 pearl headband
In order to fully understand the title, you have to listen to this quick sound clip. While I realize this is my second time using a Clueless reference for one of my titles, I thought it appropriate given the circumstances…
I’ve recently been contemplating how to wear my new T by Alexander Wang dress without looking like a total hoebag. Blake asked me if it was underwear upon excitedly trying it on last week. I decided the solution to a see through dress, among other things, is layers-galore… so I paired it with my trusty pleated skirt!
Since returning to SF last night I have been struggling to re-adjust to my laziness-free life, nurse my flaming sunburn, and get used to my newly lightened hair. But it’s all downhill after Monday, right?!
Apologies for the less than radical pictures lately. Working 8 to 5 (or 6 or 7) does not always allow for prime sunlight, but Blake and I are doing our best! Hope everyone had a sunshine-filled, joyous weekend, and here’s to an even better week! xx
p.s. SO excited to discover that I was the Weardrobe featured blogger today! Wee! Check it out here.
*wearing: T by Alexander Wang dress, Seneca Rising skirt, H&M denim vest, Jeffrey Campbell cage boots, H&M thigh-high socks, vintage necklace, Alexander Wang bag
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