Friday, December 30, 2011

.. of Hair Inspiration

As someone who consistently chooses to wear her hair up for special events, parties, dinner, drinks, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays...

As someone who wears her hair up 7 days a week 24 hours a day I am always looking for fresh inspiration. Right now I'm rocking the librarian bun. Not cute.

I love every one of these looks and just in time for parties!

Happy New Year!

via whowhatwear

Thursday, December 29, 2011

.. of Personal Style

Jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher's closet. Note the glass doors...

I applied for a part-time job at the Gap recently when I was bored one day and a friend said to me "Oh, you don't want to work there! You have to FOLD all day!"

My heart skipped a beat.

I love to fold...

So my closet looks like a store as a result. It always has and it always will.

I luuurve closets and Jennifer's is noooo exception. It makes me happy and that glass door is GENIUS! The next time I have one of those sliding double door jobbies on my apartment closet I am replacing it with glass immediately. Adding a glass door is like painting a fresh coat of white paint on the walls. This approach is not for the faint of heart. Or the messy like my friend. Be honest with yourself here. Do you need a door to hide away your hot mess?

via becauseimaddicted

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

.. of Style Inspiration

No, not her... she's boring.

I'm looking at the two men behind her. Never were two men's trends so perfectly put into play. I've always been fascinated by Asian men's style. I feel like they take more risks than your average white guy. And if you don't believe me...

I love him. I always wanted an Asian grandfather but alas, it was not in the cards for me.

I love the long hair too. I always said I would never date a man who takes longer to get ready than me or has longer hair than mine. But it is pretty to look at.

When I was commuting to Manhattan there was a guy who always ended up on the S with me in the morning. Tall about 6'3", dark chocolately smooth skin like he got facials on the regular, strong jawline. He always wore a wool overcoat but never the same one, a suit, and a briefcase slung crossbody over his shoulder. And he had... the best hair. I'm not one for dreads myself either but his must have been 3 feet long all the way down his back and done. Not a hair out of place and always tied at the back together with a simple piece of twine.

That man. I always wanted to pet him. Don't know why. Some men are just so beautiful they make me feel bad about myself. Like as a woman I should be able to keep up!

I digress...

On the left we have skinny jeans on grown men and I happen to like this look. This trend actually bubbled up / trickled down from the teen crowd as most things do. I work across the street from a high school and the styles for boys have changed since I was but a little person. High school boys look a lot like this now.

I'm sure the man in the photo isn't in high school but that's fine. Roll play never hurt anyone.

Happy Hump Day!

via thesartorialist, facehunter, people

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

.. of Shopping

I passed up on these the first time around but I can feel them sucking me back in due to my inability to find a black chelsea boot. Word on the street is the studs start coming loose and/or just fall off after the first wearing but I still love the shape without the studs. Plus missing some may add to their rough and tumble aesthetic. And it would make them look more lived in and loved.

Contrary to popular belief, while I, like every other red headed blooded woman love a new pair of shoes, there is something about a lived in pair of boots that really satisfies and if they're of good quality they only get better with age anyway.

via needsupply

Friday, December 23, 2011

.. of Shopping

Fuck you these are amazing!

one, two, three new Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck.

via solestruck

Thursday, December 22, 2011

.. of Shopping

Once upon a time in a land far far away...

I was a buyer for a major eyewear retailer which will remain anonymous *cough*cohen's*cough* Damn flu.

I told them Tiffany was coming out with a sunglass and eyewear collection and it was going to be H.O.T.

This was in December of 2008. In January 2009 they laid me off.

Sometimes karma comes around and either smacks you in the face or pats you on the head. I'll take the success of the Tiffany eyewear collection (available here and here) as a sign... *patpatpat*

... and she lived happily ever after. The End.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

.. of Style Inspiration

"David is wearing a leather jacket from Theory. The shirt is All Saints. ACNE jeans and vintage boots.  Rings are Surface to Air."

If that's all true, his outfit is worth just slightly less than my car.

There's nothing I appreciate more than commitment to a look. Would I cross the street to avoid him if I saw him on a dark night? Probably. But at least he's committed!

via wdugtstreetstyle

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

.. of Personal Style

Okay, so not exactly Do-It-Yourself really but maybe TIFM, TIY, DTI, oh fuck it use a tailor is what I'm trying to say...

Mine is currently working on removing the cuffs from a jacket. I bought it way back in 2005 and it's a black, real fur bomber with these nasty scrunchie cuffs at the wrists that make it impossibly tight and difficult to wear. Also, they're ugly. And what is the point of clothing if not to be aesthetically pleasing? Oh yeah... warmth.


I decided to have it altered because I feel incredibly guilty for buying it in the first place. I would never buy real fur today. There's a Rebecca Minkoff bag I'm dying for but unfortunately a bunny died for it too.

That's an angora rabbit... I know...

SO instead of just getting rid of it like burying a body in the backyard and pretending it doesn't exist I wanted to get some wear out of it. The nasty cuffs had to go.

In the same vein, as soon as I get the jacket back I'm taking my "boyfriend" jeans in to get altered. I'm thinking shorter to wear with the lady pump and strappy sandals.


Tailoring a $200 pair of jeans is no joke so when you find someone who will do it correctly hang on to them for dear life. And please do me a favor and ALWAYS remember to have the original hems reattached! Please! Little details go miles in making the tailoring job look better and more expensive. You'll look taller too... don't ask me why.

via whowhatwear, usweekly

Monday, December 19, 2011

.. of Style Inspiration

Okay... so... tried this.

I didn't even step out of the bedroom yet when my boyfriend turned and looked at me and said "Whhhhyyyyy... *sob*"


via carolinesmode

Friday, December 16, 2011

.. of Shopping

Rebecca Minkoff for Baby G watch

UGH! Hello Christmas present to myself. Where have you been all my life?

First handbags, then clothing, shoes, luggage, and now watches. I only have room for one more vice in my life. Vodka & Seltzer anyone? Two lemons...

When I figure out where this is available I. Will. Let. You. Know.

via minkette

Thursday, December 15, 2011

.. of Style Inspiration

Despite the questionable grammar in the title this was actually quite interesting and as someone who regularly turns dresses and skirts into interesting shirts I'm all for it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

.. of Style Inspiration

Taylor Tomasi-Hill

I. Am. So. Turning. My. Pants. Inside. Out! I LOVE this. I don't know why! I'll let you know what happens, what the boyf says, and if I get to ride the short bus.

via stockholmstreetstyle

Monday, December 12, 2011

.. of Style Inspiration

"Christine Centenera after the Chanel SS12 Ready-to-wear show. When I complimented her on her look she responded, "Does it look OK? I was running late this morning, threw everything on and didn't have a chance to look in the mirror." Now that's what I call effortless style. She wears a pair of beaded sandals from the Kanye West SS12 debut collection which she consulted on."

The only thing more annoying to me than someone looking "effortlessly" chic is someone not admitting how much time and attention it takes to look "effortlessly" chic. Even if the time wasn't spent that day.

Find a hair stylist that isn't a moron (oh years)
Decide on a hair style (3 months)
Schedule the hair appointment (1 month)
Get it cut, colored, and styled (3 hours)
Meet Kayne West (if you're a woman... 1 minute, if you're Jay-Z...)
Consult on his collection (1 year)
Find a way to live with yourself while pretending Kayne West isn't a first-class asshole (never fully accomplished)
Pedicure (30 minutes)
Manicure (30 minutes)
Tan! (endless)
Scout, purchase/borrow, and merchandise a wardrobe that lends itself to pulling any item at a glance that will magically go with any other item (a lifetime)

Show up looking chic (effortless).

Having said that... love Christine Centenera... wanna have her babies... call me!

 via alltheprettybirds, barestyle, becauseimaddicted, stockholmstreetstyle

Friday, December 9, 2011

.. of Shopping

Did your heart just palpitate a little? I know... me too. It's okay. I understand.

Can we discuss the pink for a second... ugh it hurts just to look at them.

via stevemadden

Thursday, December 8, 2011

.. of Shopping

"Bitch please you've got more issues than Vogue"

My new favorite t-shirt. I'll have to go to Stockholm and buy it from a vending machine?

But I don't care. It's hilarious. You can buy it here too for what looks like 399 smiley faces.

via carolinesmode