Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
One successful piece I tried on (but didn't buy; I'm waiting for it to go on sale!) were wide legged, corset jeans*. I LOVED how they made me feel, and they actually fit pretty well throughout. The only problem was the length, but since I'm a shortie, that's usually the case.
But doesn't it just break your heart when you try an item of clothing on that looks like it'll be fabulous, just to find out it doesn't look good on you? Tear, tear.
*I would show you a picture of these fabulous jeans, but they don't seem to be on the Old Navy website! Hmm. Interesting.
Photo credit: Old Navy
Going through his old t-shirts, there was a bunch that didn't fit him anymore. So I was also lucky enough to snag a few worn in, comfty t-shirts to wear to bed (or reconstruct..hmm..).
Long live the tee!
Photo credit: UO
Monday, August 27, 2007
- Avril Lavigne's "When Your Gone" & Pink's "Who Knew" - I swear, that's all they have been playing on the radio, and even though I don't particularly care for either artist, these songs have nice lyrics.
- Not having to pay for gas when I go out - Thank you, mom and dad.
- Using my womenly-ness as an excuse to eat lots and lots of junk food
- Free samples at health food stores - like this local one here.
- Being excited for back-to-school shopping - even when I still have homework (and lots of it) to finish up.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
- Taking the train & seeing Grand Central Station for the first time
- Seeing the memorial service for the NYC firefighters who recently passed away: it was such a beautiful, moving experience, and the amount of people who came to St. Patricks to watch was heartwarming.
- Saks, and its shoe level with its own zip code (I felt awkward taking a picture here, so please excuse the horrible-ness of it!)
- FIT (more on that later)
- Chipotle burritos; have you seen the size of those things? Delicious!
I visited the Fashion Institute of Technology with my dad for one of its information sessions. After experiencing a casual, "how about YOU ask me questions and I'll answer them"-type session at Parsons, I wasn't expecting much. Instead, what we got was the most informative, well-rounded 2 hours of information I have heard from any college I've visited. More importantly: now I know this is where I want to go. Everything about FIT is perfect, it's almost surreal. And it's right in the middle of the Fashion District!
Today was spent spending more money than I should have, on items that really weren't necessary. I bought a cute little Moleskin notebook to tote around in my purse to replace all of my scrap pieces with numbers and times jotted down, as well as the latest issue of Preen (even though I still have to flip through the ginormous September Vogue; is it bad that I've been saving it for the right time, almost as if it's a special treat?)
I hope everyone has had a very stylish weekend so far!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Camisole -- Kohls
Tunic -- F21
Leggings -- A.A.
Flats -- Target
Like I said in the previous post, these leggings are the most comfortable bottoms in the world. If you don't have a pair...go treat yourself and buy one!
We made quick stops at Anthropologie (if I could choose one store that is the embodiment of my natural style, this would be it), Juicy Couture (um. Let's just say I couldn't afford anything there), Levi's for my mom, and American Apparel! I finally decided to purchase a pair of purple leggings, and now I want them in every color. They're super comfy, and I just want to live in them 24/7!
Then it was off to a quick, informative information session at Parsons on 5th avenue. Frankly, I loved everything about the college. It's right in the heart of the city, borders other colleges (part of NYU's right next door), and the diversity of the student body is astounding. Please accept my application, Parsons!
On the way out, we passed by S'MAC, a simple East Village restaurant specializing in mac n' cheese. I'm praying we'll make a stop there Friday, when we go back to visit FIT.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
And I already know what dress I'm wearing to match...=)
Friday, August 17, 2007
For as long as they've been popular in my town, I have considered them quite unattractive--especially the "short" ones. I could never wrap my head around why people wear the short Uggs. But then, I found an ad in a magazine for this gloriously hippie, flower-embroidered pair. I drooled over their uniqueness that set them apart from other Uggs for months. But when I finally had enough money to buy them, the wait list was over 4 months long, and winter would be long over by then.
This season, I considered the idea of purchasing a pair of Uggs ahead of time. The only pair I would ever wear are the "tall" ones in either Chocolate or Black. Before I knew it, I was ordering a pair of chocolate Uggs last night on Shopbop. I'm still not positive I should've bought them. My rationale is that a) winter is FREEZING here, and my Birkenstocks probably aren't the best winter shoes, b) they will last many, many years to come, and c) brown (or shall I say, "chocolate") goes with my whole wardrobe, so it won't be too hard to find clothes that look good with them.
I guess it's a little to late now, but what does everyone else think about Uggs? Have you given in and bought a pair of this never ending "trend"?
Photo Credit: Ugg Australia
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Today, I ventured into work today, cupcakes in tow, and waited for my coworkers to try them. They liked the denser texture, and subtle sweetness (I used a little less than 1.5 cups of sugar for 24 cupcakes...so I don't really understand why they didn't taste sweeter).
I also figured I'd dress up in a cutsey dress for such an occasion.
Pink leather purse: my mom's
White flats: Target
I apologize for the picture overload of moi! I didn't think to take pictures of just the cupcakes. My friend and I decorated them together, and decided to go photo crazy.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Now it is almost Saturday, the rain is still trickling down, and I am freezing. Wearing winter pajamas to bed in August is just crazy! At least the rain will make for a good night's sleep.
I hope everyone else's day was sunny, or at least a good one!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Photo credit: Betseyjohnson.com
Fruity, sweet-smelling fragerances are definitely my thing. I never thought I would like Paris Hilton's perfume until smelling it in a magazine; it instantly reminded me of sugary grapefruit candy (I have a pretty intense sweet tooth).
What's your favorite perfume/perfume genre? I'd love to hear!
P.S. On a completely unrelated note, I still do not believe this is really Gwyneth Paltrow.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
In high school, 99% of boys are as follows: stubborn, arrogant, and sex-minded. I was lucky enough to meet one recently who does not fit that description, and is a down-to-earth, friendly person. I am now very glad we've become friends and consider him my most recent breath of fresh air, the 1%.
On a Hollywood level, Anne Hathaway has to be my favorite breath. She is a confident woman with a great personality and style to match. Always stunning, always different (no rehab for her!), she is the perfect role model for girls of all ages.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
My first find? (Or shall I say, my mom's first find for me? Gotta love the mother.) A Merrimac Hat Corporation wool hat (where they still used mercury to make them), with a "Macy's, New York" tag. I had no idea what this hat company was until I Googled it just now; unfortunately the factory is now a condominium development.
The ribbon around the back edge of it is totally off, as you might be able to tell from the safety pin holding it in place in the picture.
Then, I found a trouser-ish pair of Gap jeans that fit me like a glove (and somehow remind me of Carol Brady). There is no such thing as too many jeans!
In conclusion, I have a new hope for this particular Goodwill.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
(Photos from Style.com)
The BV skirt suit balances just the right amount of fitted and flouncy; the color reminds me of a crisp autumn day. On the other hand, the MJ look is fitted and completely polished, and the pop of red on the collar is somewhat flirtatious and sexy.
These are only two of many looks I found intriguing in Vogue, and for once I was inspired to learn more by visiting the designers' websites.