Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

.. of Shopping

Op-Ed Making the Case Against Fast Fashion Collaborations link

Thursday, November 22, 2012

.. of Style Inspiration

And continuing the tradition of absolutely ridiculous, amazing, DIY ideas...

If you see me wrapped in this scarf at your local Starbucks, don't judge.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

.. of Shopping

Just saw this lovely on Stockholm Streetstyle and what struck me was the shape of her heel because I just saw something similar at Nine West yesterday...

Do you see how the heel starts out slightly thinner are the top and widens toward the bottom? It gives off a feeling of 50's sophistication without being too obvious. It also keeps a sturdy heel from looking too clunky and distracting from a more feminine outfit like a pencil skirt and prim sweater. Pair it with some "new arrivals from J.Crew"... one of my favorite statements in all the world.

Monday, November 19, 2012

.. of Style Inspiration

September's inspiration was all about the transition jacket. Autumn is a lot like a blind date. You can never really tell what it's going to be like or how long it's going to last. The transition coat is key for unpredictable weather in all shapes and sizes. For example... say you were to have a hurricane and a nor'easter in the same week... for example. Some talking points...

1. The Leather Bomber (keeps out wind and rain)

2. The Lightweight Blazer (acts as a cardigan)


3. The Coatigan (heavier and warmer coat/cardigan)

Friday, November 16, 2012

.. of Closets

Still not advocating wire hangers but the black, metal rack appeals to me.


And again.

via afterdrk, handcraftedinvirginia, myidealhome

Thursday, November 15, 2012

.. of Hair Inspiration

After taking a brief break to remind you that not only do we now live in the greatest country on earth but we also have the greatest President... we return to the hair saga.

On to style!

So we've all received the Save-the-Dates. Not mine...

My brother's! T- 188 days to decide on a hair style!

There's the braided route.

There's the whole easy/breezy/beautiful/cover girl route. But, with no access to a hairstylist this is just not going to happen I'm sorry. 

Then there's what's actually going to happen. The same thing that happened at my oldest brother's wedding. The bun!

I am willing to make the effort of putting a pin in it. Like this one maybe...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

.. of Personal Style

This is going to be happening for awhile so get used to it... or move to Canada like I planned to do if things went horribly wrong.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

.. of Hair Inspiration

I finally bit the proverbial bullet (thank you spell check for telling me I can't spell proverbial) and dyed my hair at home. See what had happened was... I was about to leave for my brother's house in CA to see ma babies, er his babies, yeah... anyway I knew there would be tons of pictures. And I knew these pictures would be shown to their first dates, at family reunions, pretty much anytime they are being assholes I can pull out this sweet innocent, new baby smell photo and say... 

"Look. Look at how SWEET you WERE. So what the hell are you doing right now?!

And I knew my mouse brown hair wasn't going to age well. So I bottle dyed it and turned it purple. Correction: I didn't have enough so I dyed the top layer purple and left the rest alone.

This is my way of telling you I'm going to get my hair professionally dyed for my birthday.

The question is which red is "red". Since hair color naturally fades as we age the standard advice is to bring along a photo of yourself as a child if you're looking for natural looking color. There are several problems with that.

1. I am so old that all of the photos from my childhood are somehow sepia toned.

2. This is what I looked like as a child. I had apparently already found the polyester pant section of K-Mart that grandmothers are so fond of and I liked to pose with eggs in my hand so as to say, "as soon as I can choose my own pants I'm gonna take the world by the eggs and sqqqquuuueeeeze until it cracks."

via people

Monday, November 12, 2012

.. of Personal Style

It's been really cold here lately. Actually, it hasn't actually been that cold but seeing as how I have no heat... and not because I have no access to it, more because I'm cheap, it seems much colder. Also there's the not so small issue of having a tile floor. Yes, tile. White ceramic tile throughout the whole apartment. Anyone have any idea what tile feels like below 60 degrees at 6 in the morning on teeny tiny bare toes? Even my cats are miserable. 

It's at the point now where I've been telling everyone all I want for Christmas is fuzzy socks. Or this scarf...

So if I don't get this or something similar, the old adage applies. If you want it done right, Do It Yourself.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

.. of Personal Style

That moment when my husband thinks he's right and it turns out I'm right...

Happy Hump Day.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

.. of Shopping

This is just unacceptable. I don't care what Celine says. This was their Spring/Summer collection so maybe it's some kind of preemptive April Fools joke? I'd rather wear Crocs and that is saying a lot.

Though the black ones would go perfectly with these...