October 31, 2012


My birthday is quickly approaching and I only have one thing on my list.

A french bulldog named Otis.

October 30, 2012


Imagine my delight when I opened up Instagram today and I saw one of my favorite people I follow post the following photo...

Target rainboots we just featured! Boo yeah.

October 29, 2012


Earcuffs are next on my list of things I want to pull off. I love that they are add just a little something unexpected to an outfit. My tip when flaunting them, only wear one at a time. A cuff on each ear is a little cray cray. But the fun thing is, they can be fierce, they can be dainty, they can be simple, they can be any style! And they always make you look really freaking cool.

Dainty and feminine for the girly girl
Etsy, $7.00

Goes in your hair too! Pretty!
Asos, $10.55

Bad. Ass. 
 Nasty Gal, $15

Hangs behind your ear and peeks through your hair, also pretty!
Nasty Gal, $10

Earthy, modern, and no piercings necessary!
Mr. Kate, $39

I really can't wait to buy one. Think I need to make a trip to the Fairfax Fleamarket soon...
So many hipsters.

October 28, 2012


Since I went to college where we didn't get much rain, the day a single drop fell from the sky every girl was overwhelmed with excitement to pull her rain boots out of her closet. Shit got cray. There was explosions of crazy patterns and colors on every girls foot on campus. I have to admit to sporting some candy-colored-striped-sweater-printed boots until I traded them in for classic black Hunters. Those crazy print rain boots are fun, but not very appropriate in the grown-up world. Not to say you can't have fun with your footwear! But to stay chic in this cold, wet weather (especially those of you who are getting hit by Hurricane Sandy!), take a look at the sleek styles below.

Chic rainboots

1. Target $35 - 2. BootsiTootsi $45 - 3. Duck Head $30 - 4. Sporto $70 - 5. Dizzy $39 
6. Mel by Melissa $55 - 7. Lauren by Ralph Lauren $75 8. Target $35

October 23, 2012


If you don't know what sketti is according to Honey Boo Boo, I suggest you google it now. It could quite possibly be the most delicious recipe known to man. Since I'm trying to keep my carbs down and my beetus in check, Spaghetti Squash is a definite fall staple for me. And it is crazy easy to make!!

Step 1: Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees
little squash in a big oven

 Step 2: The squash should be soft. If it is, cut it in half...


Step 3: Remove the seeds...

Step 4: Put a fork in it! It will shred immediately on its own, basically no effort required.

Step 5: Keep in the fridge and save for later!

Spaghetti squash can be made like a traditional pasta with Marinara sauce, but I prefer mine served a little different. I chop up garlic and simmer it in a pan with olive oil until the garlic becomes aromatic. Then add the squash and mix. To taste, add butter, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, and you're done! IT IS SO GOOD.

October 22, 2012


In the process of making spaghetti squash and writing a how-to post when I came across this picture on Buzzfeed... OH MY GOD. She is flawless. This is head to toe perfection. Other celebrities should take note. Girl crushing so hard.


October 15, 2012


I've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's. There. I said it. I know this is a crime against humanity, a sin, even an abomination if you please. Everyone knows the iconic black dress and glasses, but here is my list of my top 10 favorite fashion in movies.

1. Clueless
From Cher Horowitz's white Fred Segal shirt, to her Calvin Klein dress, to her red satin shoes, to the alaia, the girl knew how to dress. Also, you can't forget the exercise onesie spandex plaidish thing. I, just like every single other girl on the planet, would have given anything for a closet that matched outfits for me.  

2. Sex & The City
This goes without saying.  Patricia Field, the wardrobe stylist for the movies and show, expertly puts together outfits that makes all four ladies look endlessly stylish. I'm always impressed that they pull things off that absolutely no one else could.

3. Legally Blonde
Like many other movies on this list, the wardrobe is just so ridiculous but still amazing. From tie-dye wrap dresses, to aqua sequin dresses, to the amazing newspaper print blazer, this movie just keeps giving.

4. Mean Girls
 I still remember watching this movie when it came out and thinking it was the epitome of fashion. And at the time, it was. It will always have a soft spot in my heart for making me want to wear slutty school girl inspired skirts, too much lip gloss, and pink on Wednesdays.
"On Wednesdays we wear pink"

5. A Single Man
Tom Ford directed this movie, so it comes as no surprise that all of the men are dressed impeccably. A well fitted suit can really do a lot for a guy! Julianne Moore also just looks so spectacular. I love her.
6. Almost Famous
I love the clothes from this era and take from it to influence my own wardrobe. Penny Lane's outfits just make me cry every time because I was born a few decades too late. I want literally EVERYTHING that she wears. Fur vests, aviators, bell bottoms, get at me.

7. Crazy Stupid Love
A nod to Emma Stone, but Ryan Gosling HOLEY MOLEY. If ever was my perfect man (wardrobe wise) this would be it. Again with suits fitted to perfection, plus he can pull off a man-necklace. and henley. and vest. and abs. you get it. 


8. (500) Days of Summer
I imagine that this is how Zooey Deschenel actually dresses in real life. Which is pretty awesome. It's so sweet and vintage but she always looks so put together. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks like a cute little hipster man too. But they should have given him a fixie.

9. Black Swan
With Rodarte designing, you can't go wrong. I just can't.
I wish I had a better picture! This dress is crazy amazing.

10. Bad Teacher
Probably not counted on many other lists of fashion icon movies, but Cameron Diaz looks flawless throughout the entire movies. Wearing Louboutins the whole time. Obvi.


October 14, 2012


I'm so over bandage dresses its ridiculous. Instead, for fall I vote a complete swim in the other direction to shift dresses. Chic, Flattering, and comfortable to wear, shift dresses are perfect for so many occasions. Need ideas on how to wear them? They pair perfect with booties and statement jewelry.

Dress, Monki $45 - Shoes, C Label $50 - Bag, Apt. 9 $20 - Neckalce, GUESS $35

October 9, 2012


Maxi skirts got huge for spring and summer. For Postgrads like me who aren't ready to retire them for winter yet, here are a few tips to transition them into your winter wardrobe.

1. Pair them with an oversized sweater
2. Make sure to add a belt to define your waist and create a flattering shape!
3. Utility jackets are great to add as another layer because they have structural elements, but are still oversized and comfy.
4. Booties, Booties, Booties, Booties! With chunky heels!
5. Grab a structured bag to balance out the long skirt and sweater

And lipstick, like always, in a pretty dark winter red.
maxi skirt,
Sweater, Chicnova.com $23 - Utility Jacket, Topshop $116 - Skirt, River Island $35
Booties, Aldo $42 - Bag, Boohoo.com $50 - Iphone Case, Forever 21 $18
Heart Ring, Etsy $24 - Diamond Ring, Bcbg $18 
Belt, Wet Seal $11 - Headband, Pier1 $15 - Lipstick, NARS $25

October 8, 2012


Helsinki is probably my favorite city for street style.  All the looks are so crazy and funky, and no one takes themselves too seriously. Check out some of my favorite looks below, all from www.hel-looks.com.