Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

(Vintage shirt, blazer, pin, Dad's pork pie hat)

I stopped by my Dad's house tonight to pick up a winter coat and came across this hat he bought for himself - amazing! I think I might have to pick one up for myself...

Also, I found this pin at one of my favorite consignment stores at home over the holidays. The charms hanging from the camera are too much - flash bulb, roll of film, tripod(!)

Monday, December 28, 2009


(H&M dress, Forever 21 skirt, Calvin Klein shoez, necklace from Harajuku)

The holidays were a whirlwind, mainly because I arrived home from Japan on Tuesday morning and my internal clock isn't set straight quite yet..

All that mattered was coming home to a beautiful tree my boyfriend had set up, filled with ornaments from a crane machine in Japan and finally getting to see my Tiggles (kitty!) after a painful separation :-(

Jeffrey Campbell for LF wedges and a new lens for my camera were by far the flashiest and most drool worthy presents received, but the most sentimental and unexpected present came from my boyfriend in the form of a Babysitter's Club book...

Priceless <3

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and best luck in the New Year!! This blog is on my Resolution list for sure.....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Clouds in my coffee

(Velvet tunic, long peach blazer - H&M, cloud tights - Poco a Poco, ring - Etsy)

I adore the love for tights here - they're out, they're proud, and they're LOUD. My most prized ones are these cloud tights, a pair with Troll dolls all over them, and a similar pair instead they are covered in cats! Ugh-mazing.

I only have two weeks left here in Japan...it is truly bittersweet. I miss home so much but I know I am going to miss it here dearly. Nothing compares to the personal style I have seen since being here...everyday is an inspiration. I'm also going to miss the amazing hospitality, the sweets, and not being able to understand anyone. It might sound terrible, but everyone just seems so much nicer when you have no idea what they are saying. I will definitely be back to visit, my little home away from home...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Blinded by the light

(Blazer - thrifted, Skirt - thrifted, Belt - Vintage)

This blazer is one of those pieces I never knew was missing from my life until I discovered it...

...at Goodwill for $7.

I cannot believe I can still rock bare legs towards the end of November...global warming what?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fashion Snap!

(Dress - H&M, Blazer - Urban Outfitters, Tights - Tokyo, Boots - Vintage, Bag - Urban Outfitters)

One of the areas I frequent the most is Omotesando (just a stones throw from the Harajuku District). This is the red carpet for the everyday girl - street style blogs clutter the sidewalks, searching for the next big thing. In Tokyo, this is not hard to find so imagine my surprise when one of them stopped me!

Fashion Snap is a street style blog that captures not only Tokyo's elite, but also reports on the up and coming trends and ongoings in Tokyo. They were doing a feature on watches and I was chosen to answer some questions on which watch I picked, why, and what I look for in a watch. There were so many questions, I ended up giving mostly one word answers and probably came off sounding like a dumbass, i.e. "Old-fashioned! Vintage! Big face!"


Sunday, September 27, 2009

A ticker-tape parade

I stopped into Zoe today and discovered Kimberly Ovitz - soo good! Androgynous and tailored, with the slightest whiff of Alex Wang.

This vest is amazing in person..ugh.

As is this sweater!

P.P.S. I passed on the most amazing pair of short brown leather boots today..kicking myself :-(

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bead it!

(Beaded top - thrifted, Silk pants - thrifted, Boots - Urban, Dragonfly clips - H&M, leather bag - thrifted)

I've been in a seerious fashion slump for what seems like forever-ever but the change in weather and the change in my hair has had quite an effect! I dyed my hair about two shades darker and chopped off more than a few inches and it feels soo good.

I adore this hairstyle! (image via Style.com)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Soo there's a possibility I may be traveling to Japan for work come October!! I'm waiting for my passport to come through and then helllooooo, Tokyo :-D I started looking up inspiration photos for the colder months in Japan, the above were my favorites. I am crossing my fingers, toes, arms..whatever I can to help make this happen.

Image source (Style Arena)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Spin Cycle

Laundry day - ecchh.

(Tank top - H&M, studded shorts - Matthew Williamson for H&M)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

(Liz) Sport it!

(Consigned blouse, Urban Renewal Levi's cutoffs, Target gladiators)

I love the anticipation when waiting for a disposable camera to be developed - you just never know!

This weekend was a blur - spent mostly on the train (ech) but for a good cause (Father's Day!). Pancake breakfast followed by The Hangover! Simple but lovely.

Also, I finally found my sequin shorts! They are bordering on booty, but paired with the right thing I think they could truly be magical.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Poster of a Girl

Wednesday night, I will be treating my ears and feet to none other than...


and really..


Words cannot even express...<3>Poster of a Girl

Image source (Google Images)

Confessions of a Window Dresser

A year or so ago, a co-worker of mine brought in Confessions of a Window Dresser by Simon Doonan (of Barney's fame). I read it, loved it, coveted it, received it as a Christmas gift from my BFFL (who had no idea I had even heard of it! Now that's fo' real). I've been meaning to scan some of the photos but totally forgot until recently, when I was made aware of a TV show loosely based on Mr. Doonan's life called Beautiful People (also the name of his second book). The show plays just like the man himself - downright cheeky!

Love these separately and conjoined.

Thanks to all the rain lately, I've had the chance to catch up on (or just re-watch) some TV shows that may give a disturbingly accurate insight into...my deepest darkest secrets. They are as follows (try not to judge too harshly):

One Tree Hill
Blossom (so sassy!)
True Blood
Beverly Hills 90210 (the orig!)
Laguna Beach Season 2
Arrested Development
The aforementioned Beautiful People
It's Always Sunny

These are all watched sporadically and not back to back, so I do spend some QT with the real world..swear.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

She belongs to the night..

Chloe in Elle - June '09

scanned by me!

Sunday, June 7, 2009