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24 posts from October 2012

October 10, 2012

LUNCH AND A STROLL IN THE PARK














It's easy to throw a look together on the fly with a great leather jacket and boots like these! The quilted leather jacket was very generously gifted to me by Anine Bing. Thank you so much--it's a dream come true! Upon seeing her website, I had to order the studded boots for myself straight away. For obvious reasons...best boots in the world! And perfectly comfortable for scooting around in.
I'm also wearing Madewell skinny skinny jeans in Silversmith wash and a chiffon scarf from Club Monaco.

See that anime-eyed Maltese in the last picture? I met her on my walk--look at that face! I am so glad I had my camera. Her dad was very kind to oblige my photo request. I know I've been annoying everyone on Instagram with the onslaught of dog photos...but I am just so excited about my new baby! I took some adorable pictures of Melanie and Shelly and Kim yesterday, I can't wait to post them. Mel is doing great, and thank you to everyone for all the well wishes and welcomes!

TAGS: Dogs Outfits

October 09, 2012

LAID BACK BEAUTY

My obsession is 'no makeup' make up! It's fresh and innocent, and best of all for lazy girls, it takes about four minutes, tops. I also think it also keeps your look low key and uncontrived. A little smoulder has it's place sometimes, but your natural undone self is perfect too! I've stopped wearing eye makeup and I cannot tell you how liberating it is! I'm talking about the mascara mess--don't you hate getting that off!

Of course, we all like a little help. I've rounded up a few essentials in my arsenal below.

Beauty

 

1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream is just awesome, can't believe something so good is so cheap.

2. Dior Addict lip glow a balm that enhances your natural lip color

3. Cream blush in Prime Time from Topshop

4. Make Up Forever Diamond Powder in White Gold 2 (for dabbing on the inner corners of your eyes and your cupids bow)

5. Sachajuan Ocean Mist for adding texture to dry or damp hair...here's my trick: put a few loose curls in your hair with a clampless curling iron, brush them out, and scrunch this in! Very high fashion messy-on-purpose hair!

6. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel for thicker, more defined brows

7. Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion brings out the curl in fine, straight hair like mine! It's my favorite hair product. Use it on dirty hair for movement and curl definition.


I found an update on no-makeup makeup that I love...I found this picture of the beautiful Fillipa Berg on Free People's blog. I love the gold highlighter under her eyes! Such a lovely alternative to piling on the liner to get your eyes to pop. I think the By Terry cream eyeshadow in Beyond Gold would get you this look perfectly.

October 08, 2012

LIFEGRAM


Found the dress of my dreams by Red Valentino...heartbreaker, huh? It's probably gone now, get over it Jane!! Here is the same dress in black.

I've been shooting an exciting project for Jimmy Choo....kind of drooling on all of the samples they sent over. These leopard pumps might be a must.



Another  pair of Jimmy Choo beauties I had the pleasure of shooting--ballet flats with pom poms!


I ordered this princessy lingerie from Topshop! I combined this bra and panty set with these suspenders.

I saw these Tom Ford pumps with a padlock & key at Neimans the other day. That kinky Tom Ford!! Lots of girls are going crazy for them though...haha!

Melanie in her Martha Stewart dog collection jacket. Awwww. She gets so cold on our walks! I'm going to go nuts buying her clothes....god help me.


These ridiculously gorgeous boots are by Anine Bing. Absolutely my new favorite thing.


A beautiful view in Virginia last week.



A rainy day outfit in Charlottesville, wearing my well-loved Chloe boots, Zara pants, thrifted sweatshirt, and Style Nanda jacket!



My sister got these TOMS velvet skull embroidered slippers from Neimans last summer. So cute!! Definitely hope they do them again!



My mom and I both tried on the Current/Elliot camo zip jeans! She got them, I should have too!


Till next time! P.S. try the Skinny Pop popcorn at Whole Foods, it's way more delicious than regular popcorn.

October 06, 2012

INTRODUCING MELANIE!

If you've been following me on Instagram for the past 12 hours, you may have heard the story of sweet Melanie. My mom's neighbor found this little dog lost in the nearby park. Poor Melanie is in bad shape, and I have a strong suspicion she got dumped at the park, as many dogs do when their owners realize the cost of spaying and medication. She's in heat, had fleas and tapeworms, and her little body is just covered in scabs. I can't imagine what she has been through in the past 48 hours. She went to sleep in the closet as soon as she got here. She acts like she has never been inside the house before, but she's warmed up to the domestic life very quickly! Melanie cuddled up next to me like a baby last night, and she's plastered to my side now as I type this.

I have been preparing to welcome a dog into my life, but I hadn't found the dog just yet. Circumstances in my life have changed so that I can be a full time dog mom and I've been so excited! I've been on Petfinder for months now, but it looks like my dog found me! She has a precious personality. Maybe I'm being a little presumptuous calling her my own so soon, but considering the shape she's in, I'd hate to think of her going back to wherever she came from. I think this was fate!


Melanie looks like she is some kind of fox terrier/miniature pinscher/chihuahua mix. She is one year old.


Her resemblance to our chihuahua Kim is so funny! Mirror images! Kim has been a little jealous of her doppelganger since she got here, but not unwelcoming. She has been trying to play with Melanie, who is still a little on the shy side, but quickly coming out of her shell.

You'll be seeing lots more of Melanie! I just had to share this morning, I am so smitten! We'll have her fixed up and rid of her parasite friends and she'll be feeling much better very soon :) Well, I'm off to go buy dog panties...wait for pics, haha! Have a good weekend!
TAGS: Dogs

October 05, 2012

FALL WARDROBE CHECKLIST

Spent some time browsing online today and found so many necessary things....


1. Peacock print scarf from All Saints

2. Rayban clubmaster glasses

3. McQ leather zip biker skirt

4. Helmut Lang heather grey tee

5. Madewelll leopard boots

6. Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum

7. 3.1 Phillip Lim Vendetta crossbody purse

 

 

1. Proenza Schouler book bag

2. DKNY faux fur jacket (just bought this today--what a deal for a timeless classic!)

3. Tom Ford lipstick in Nude Vanille

4.  Stella McCartney silk bra

5. Current/Elliot roller relaxed jeans

6. Reiss multi-strap shoes

7. Sachajuan volume powder (best product for Bardot volume and texture)



1. DKNY faux fur

2. Acne Kex low-rise skinny jeans

3. Kiki de Montparnasse stretch lace bra

4. Boutique 9 Justine pumps

5. Nana de Bary pink eau de parfum

6. All Saints fleet belt

7. Isabel Marant Lauryn western blouse

8. Texas pendant necklace by Minor Obsessions

9. Vanessa Bruno leather shorts

10. Valentino lace loafer

11. Mimi Holiday by Damaris lace triangle bra

12. Isabel Marant 'Jackson' boots

October 04, 2012

THRIFT STORE ESSENTIALS


My mom did a story on shopping for fall essentials at the thrift store over on her blog--go over to Atlantis Home and check it out! We had fun shooting this. I am totally going to steal this Armani jacket from her from time to time!
The circle sunnies were a recent purchase....they are Tory Burch. Round sunnies are so good for people with round faces! The jeans are Rag & Bone & I wear them everyday!

October 02, 2012

BEAUTIFUL VIRGINIA



This weekend I was in Charlottesville, Virginia and I really fell in love with it. It was an especially lucky time to be in Charlottesville with the changes of the seasons starting to happen...the beautiful autumn light and the falling yellow leaves against the quaint Jeffersonian buildings were absolutely picturesque. The above photo was taken in a field of flowers planted by the Boars Head Inn outside of Charlottesville.














In the Court Square in Charlottesville!  







I came to Charlottesville for the Mockingbird Conference. I came to find Mockingbird through the Reverend John Zahl, who I first became acquainted with as a DJ through his fantastic cosmic disco mixes. DJ Jaz is absolutely a musical hero of mine and it was really special to meet the disco disciple himself in person. It's an odd story, but how I came to find Mockingbird speaks a lot to what Mockingbird aims to do itself, which is to connect the Gospel with contemporary culture in  down-to-earth and sometimes very suprising ways. Definitely a fascinating read, regardless of your spiritual standing. Can't wait till the next conference!

The spread of disco records pictured above were very generously gifted to me by DJ JAZ himself. It's such a special memory to me now, sitting in the trunk of a rented car on a rainy night with my boyfriend and our favorite DJ, going through these cosmic gems and talking disco. Wow! Thank you JAZ, I hope I can repay your generosity some day very soon!

TAGS: Outfits Travel

October 01, 2012

LIGHT & SHADOWS



These photos were taken in some very bizarre afternoon light we found in the park...the way the light shined through the bustles of the sheer skirt ended up being very dramatic. The skirt was a birthday gift my mom got me when I was sixteen, it's a Comme des Garcons skirt she found on eBay. What a gift, and it is too much fun to photograph!

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Virginia, editing photos right now--can't wait to share!!









TAGS: Outfits

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