Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wouldn't It Be Nice Wednesday

Wouldn't it be nice... if sailors became as cool - nay, cooler - than pirates?

I'm on board. Are you?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Biking in the Sun

This took me about five minutes to put together on polyvore. Can you tell I have a major jones for spring?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wouldn't It Be Nice Wednesday...

Wouldn't it be nice if people wore colorful, flirty shoes like these

all the time?

Wouldn't it be fun for the weather to stay warm so we could wear springy dresses

like these?

*All items and photos courtesy of
P.S. All items are under $30!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Feeling a bit bad for a) not posting any pics of my own clothing over the last week and b) not even mentioning NY fashion week! For now, I've got a few from the spring Etro show. More of my own later... busy days lately, folks, and not much time for fashion... :(

If you're not familiar, Etro is known for elegant pieces and pattern, pattern, pattern. I am a graphic lover, so I was instantly drawn to them. This collection looks toned down, color-wise, but still every bit as sophisticated as previous years. I love that they have a lot of separates, too, and not just gowns. That is what makes them user-friendly to me.

What do you think of my friend Etro?

See what I mean about the patterns?

My favorite. What do you think about obis - or in this case, faux-bis?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hey! Get Out of my Kitchen!

So, I was perusing Page Six for celebrity everyday fashion I can live with when I come across this picture of Molly Ringwald:

and the caption reads: Molly Ringwald cooks a pasta dish with Ragu sauce at a private loft space in Chelsea.

And I'm thinking, what the heck was this photographer doing in a private loft snapping pics of her while she's cooking??

Oh, and how did he know it was Ragu?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar Time!

Ok, I don't watch the Oscars. I don't care who wins what, and I typically have never seen any of the movies anyway! But, like many, I like to peruse the fashion the next day.

Here are my least favorites and most favorites of the night. BIG winner: Rachel McAdams!

This watercolor dress was flowy, fitted and feminine. Perfect!

Runner-up: Maggie Gyllenhaal.

She's usually a bit edgy for my taste (surprising, since I like edgy style), and kind of dour. But she looks put-together, her make-up is classic and she's got the most important accessory: great posture (see Kristen Stewart for comparison).

How about Vera Farmiga? I don't know who she is, but this dress is sculpturally pretty interesting. And for goodness sake, it was nice to see some bright color on the carpet. Most women went with silvers and muted metallic tones. Snooze-fest.

But, sadly, not everyone was a winner. [Ha! I'm probably the first one EVER to use that play on words, aren't I?] Sometimes, I'd rather see them wearing basic black gowns (a la Tina Fey); even though they're boring, they don't make you look like a frilly cupcake sleeve! Here are the best of the worst:

Jennifer Lopez - Dude, Mermaid Barbie called and she wants her gown back. Also, I'm not showing pics of the back of the dress which was, let's say, an unhappy ending.

Charlize Theron - Even if you've got a great top half, it is not flattered by affixing rose applique to it.

Zoe Saldana - I like purple, a lot, but this ruffles my feathers. Ha! Another awesome pun.

But it makes me sad for her because you can tell she's so happy in this gown! I guess that gives her a free pass for now.

And then... Demi Moore. A lot of people are saying this look is great, flatters her figure and the color is spot-on. But to me the color is the same as her skin, which weirds me out. Also, too ruffly! What is with trying to add as many layers to your dress as possible? It ends up feeling a bit tortured/overworked instead of flowy and free. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Polyvore Obsession

What is better than an endless closet that holds everything your heart desires and takes up zero space? The answer is so obviously NOTHING!

Polyvore is a great tool/game once you get the hang of it. Do I have the complete hang of it? Nah. But I have learned to save everything that catches my eye, and put outfits together at a later time (kind of like a puzzle) instead of searching for that one perfect skirt, then the perfect jacket, etc.

A bonus is that polyvore is available at work - why why why do they let me do that, I wonder? And by "let me do that" I mean, I keep polyvore open for awhile so I can create on it during slow times, and when no one's looking.

Here's my latest creation, entitled "Yellow & Blue done four ways." I guess I would call these (from left to right): downtown sophisticate, neuvo boho, 30s meets modern and jungle cat. Or something like that. My favorite is the 30s meets modern. I just can't say enough good things about cloche hats.


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