18 June 2010

Recent Purchases

Rather than posting things I lust after, I thought I'd list off some things I've actually purchased lately. Although the result is not quite as cute, I think it helps me to picture the direction in which my personal style is evolving.

Heels: although they were relatively expensive, I figured that they would be put to good use in Los Angeles this summer. I don't ever wear heels at school where I live (the mountains are way too treacherous!) so my anticipated city livin' excused the price tag.
Lipstick: in the pretty red color pictured. Again, just for living fabulously.
Blouse: on sale at Anthropologie.
Bra: $13 at Victoria's Secret, it might be The Hottest bra I've ever owned. The deep-v shape accentuates and the lace is just so damn pretty. I'm not sure why they show the dip-dyed color; I much prefer the others. Get one!
Books: To feed my mind. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World(Murakami), The Unbearable Lightness of Being(Kundera), A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius(Eggers)--all recent classics, to my understanding. Got 'em used.

16 June 2010


Everything seems to have gotten away from me for a long while, including this blog. I found myself posting things that I didn't really care about. It didn't truly represent me, and I became bored. I'm working on self-improving (really, shouldn't we all?), however, and am attempting to surround myself with things that truly inspire me. I'm still trying to decide whether I can create a space here that is personal enough to represent my interests while remaining appropriate for sharing with whomever stumbles upon this site.

I'm spending this summer working in Los Angeles, the culmination of an exhausting cross-country road trip, short jaunt to San Francisco, and volunteer work on a goat farm in Big Sur. I've surely been bitten by the travel bug. I hope to spend most of my weekends in SoCal cramming my brain full of beautiful things; the Joshua Tree National Park is surely on my shortlist of things to see.

photo by moominsean.

02 April 2010

For swimming

Urban Outfitters sandals and scarf, martin1206 bracelet, forever 21 hat, j. crew tunic, american apparel swimsuits

26 March 2010

J Crew

J Crew really hit the nail on the head this spring; everything in their new collection is absolutely gorgeous.

22 March 2010

Just a few things

from Urban Outfitters. Those wedges are especially pretty.

17 March 2010


I just want to lounge in the sun forever. Someday soon it'll happen, I can feel it. In the meantime photos like these lift my spirits.
Country Cottage

12 March 2010


Check out this bleeding glacier in Antarctica, thought to be caused by microbes trapped underneath.

10 March 2010

Take note

I really love the look of this girl's winter coat with casual-looking sunglasses. What a great contrast. Her haircut's pretty hot, too.

09 March 2010


Loving these underwater photos by James Cooper; it's really interesting to see how color is dispersed in water.

04 March 2010

Come spring

My spring break is next week, and while I'm traveling somewhere a little too cold for these pieces I'm definitely hoping to dress more like this come spring.

03 March 2010

Long strands of colorful beads

The necklace in the center is my favorite-- I love the bright colors and long beads. I may try to create something similar on my own, in fact.

02 March 2010

Ashridge Estate

I'm completely enchanted by these bluebell fields located in Ashridge Estate, a park in the United Kingdom.

24 February 2010

On the bright side..

Yet another huge snowstorm is forecasted to hit my area in the next week and I seem to have misplaced my favorite winter cap. These amazing hats by Yokoo would be a highly suitable replacement, don't you think?
via Happy Cavalier

23 February 2010

Fiat Love

The tiny retro Fiat cars in Rome struck a chord in me. Something about the position of these teensy cars in the alleys seemed to confirm every preconception I ever had about Europe. My digital camera is overflowing with shots of European vehicles of all shapes but my favorite was easily the Fiat.

19 February 2010

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

I love that the entire coast of California is now archived with aerial photographs. This coastline has special meaning to me; I finally overcame my gripping fear of driving during a road trip to Big Sur last summer. I even drove over the bridge pictured below! When it came time to buy my own car, I purchased the same model I drove that day because it was the first time I had truly felt comfortable driving a vehicle.