Sunday, September 23, 2007

Loving Mooka

While browsing Fashionista last night, I watched their newest Girls Gone Styled video, featuring Mooka Kinney! I had never heard of the duo that is Rachel Antonoff and Alison Lewis before, but I instantly fell in love with them and their clothes. They are the cutest girls ever, creating the cutest vintage-y clothes you'll ever see. According to their website, they're inspired by all things magical such as "Peter Pan" and "winged ponies". If you're like me, and live under a rock (apparently...I hate being the last to know about designers!), I invite you to watch the interview of Rachel and Alison on Fashionista, and then hop over to their own website. I gurantee you'll fall in designer-love with them too!

Photo credit: Mooka Kinney


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Highly waisted

Honestly, when I bought these Cheap Monday jeans last month, I didn't realize that they were high-waisted. I think I might've gotten lost in how amazing they fit my body while in the dressing room at Urban Outfitters. They're a little long, and a little loose around the waist, but I'm really bad when it comes to returning clothes or exchanging them, so I'll have to deal. Anyways, it was really chilly today! I saw plenty of people wearing flip flops and short-sleeved shirts at the mall, but I was freezing my bum off. The outfit:

-Laila Rowe aviators
-Gap blue & white striped shirt
-Kohls' necklace & belt
-Cheap Monday skinnies
-Chocolate Uggs ; (It might've been too early in the season to break these out, but I was just dying for a chance to warm my feet with them!)

At the mall today I picked up some goodies including Chanel mascara, a rust-colored (or "curry"-colored, according to my mother) knit tunic, and a knit floppy hat from H&M. I was a bit disappointed with my mascara results, especially after my mom told me my eyelashes didn't look much different than when I use my cheapy Maybelline mascara. Oh well.

Photo credit: F21


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Guilty pleasures-9/15/07

It's been a while since I've posted my current guilty pleasures! Here it goes...
  • Dairy Queen's cotton candy blizzards; Everyone else thinks they're too sweet, but they satisfy my sweet tooth in a way no other ice cream can.
  • America's Next Top Model reruns; Seriously, are they either on VH1 or MTV every day? I think I've seen every episode of each season at least three times, yet, I continue to watch. (ATNM Fact: They film "____" Next Top Model in over 180 countries!)
  • Nickelback's "Rockstar"; This is such a catchy song that I always find myself belting out the lyrics to in my car rides.
  • T.J. Maxx; I found the coolest plaster-cast peace sign there the other day. (And the most hideous Salvatore Ferragamo shoes--at $299.99, though, they didn't seem like much of a bargain to me.)
  • Procrastinating; Not a good thing now that college application season is right around the corner...
What's your latest guilt-filled lust?


Friday, September 14, 2007

Tired and cold

Those were the two words to describe my early morning. Ugh, I hate having to wake up at 6! I was never a person who slept in until lunchtime, but I like waking up a little later than that. This blog and reading others has really inspired me to dress a little differently each day. Last year, my daily outfit consisted of a t-shirt, jeans, and Birkenstocks (no lie!), yet I still read style magazines religiously and would dress up on the weekends. Now I try to only wear jeans a few times a week, and layer! My mom's friend told me that layering is just an excuse designers/stores make up so that we buy more clothes, but I completely disagree. I've never gone into a store to buy a whole outfit; buying different clothes from different stores and throwing them together makes fashion so much more fun! My outfit for today:

- H&M tunic
-Laila Rowe obi belt
-My mom's brown sweater
-F21 leggings
-Old Navy flip flops (I had no flats that matched!)

P.S. If you haven't already, check out these Girls Gone Styled videos via Fashionista. They're so fun to watch!


Thursday, September 13, 2007

The power vested in me

No pun intended, haha. Anyways, before school started, I went to Goodwill looking for a vest. Right as I was about to give up my search, I spotted a mint-condition Brooks Brothers woman's vest. The fit wasn't right though, so I figured I'd just take it in a little eventually.Two weeks later, I decided it was time to make it fit me. I pinched the sides, and sewed a dart on either side. It looks a little strange, since there's darts on my sides and it wasn't just sewed all the way down, but I don't think it looks too bad. Not too shabby for a $4 vest!Worn today with:
-H&M scarf
-Old Navy tank top & dress
-Bandolino wedges
-Mom's patent clutch


Wednesday, September 12, 2007


This week hasn't been the best for clothes and keeping up with NYC Fashion Week, and I apologize for the lack of posts. My boyfriend of almost 2 years and I broke up on Sunday and it hasn't exactly been easy. Every day I'm getting better, though, little by little, and thankfully I have great friends that have been there for me. It was sort of funny to watch my progression of what I wore this week though: Monday, I wore a gross outfit of sweats, Tuesday was a little better with jeans and a t-shirt, and today...well, today was a pretty good day in my opinion (see right).
  • Scarf: H&M
  • Blue top: Gap
  • Grey skinnies: Hollister
  • Greyish/blue shoes: Bandalino

Another positive? No school tomorrow! Thank you, Rosh Hashana. It will be spent sleeping in, relaxing, and working on my portfolio.

Have a good night everyone, and to everyone who may be Jewish, have a good holiday!


P.S. Check out the previous post; I've finally been able to post that picture!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Every Sunday

Photo Credit: Flickr

Religion has always been a topic I try to steer clear of for many reasons. My personal beliefs differ regarding my own religion and others as well, and I am at the time in my life where I am interested in learning about different religions and beliefs other than my own. Anyways, my parents are very religious people and we go to church (almost) every Sunday. Sometime in elementary school when I was living in Texas, I decided to use this regularity to my advantage: I began to dress up to go to church a little differently than I normally would.

Ever since then, I have used Sunday mornings as my excuse to try out new (appropriate) trends before wearing them out (if they are a little bit dressier) or to school. I love the challenge I give myself to mix pieces together in ways previously unimaginable. I may get a few strange glances from elderly members of the church who are a bit more conservative about their Sunday looks, but it's my small way to have fun and be different from the rest.


Here's what I wore:

Blue, green, and purple plaid H&M jumper

Navy 3/4 sleeve Gap zippy

(barely visible) gray-stripped tee

Purple American Apparel leggings

Gray, bow-tipped flats

Does anyone else do something similar to this? Use a common place they go as their advantage to dress up in new ways? It's fun! If you haven't tried it, thing about your outfit a little more before going to: the grocery store, out shopping, the library, a park, a bookstore...anywhere, really!


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A big day

Okay, so today wasn't the most important day ever. Nothing extra, extra special happened to me. But there were two pretty cool things that happened: 1. I got my bottom braces off (yay! now only forever until the top ones come off..), and 2. NY fashion week began!

I'm really dying by the lack of updating websites have been doing. I want to see some runway shots! I was interested by this post regarding the BCBG show. Selita Ebanks, being the celebrity she is, sat and watched whilst texting the magazine via Blackberry. Some interesting texts about the show? "Orange matte lipstick", "marigold organza dress worn with a belt", and "floaty transparent pieces". I'm absolutely dying to see some pictures, here!

Some more runway shows I can't wait to see coverage on:

Thursday: Miss Sixty
Friday:Vera Wang, Behnaz Sarafpour, Thakoon, Proenza Schouler
Saturday: Lacoste, Y-3
Sunday:Derek Lam, Diana Von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Monday: Carolina Herrera, Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs
Tuesday: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Tory Burch
Wednesday: Donna Karan

Besides obsessing over how glamorous fashion week is, I've been back at high school as a senior. My classes this year are definitely challenging, but I am doing an independent study in environmental science that I am especially excited to start-- more on that later though.

Photo credit: MSNBC