Monday, June 28, 2010

this is a cold war, you better know what you're fighting for

wearing t-shirt from LF, J Brand jeans, Zara shoes, PeaceImages shoulder chain and earrings

I'm sitting here on my couch in mortal terror, watching the wind sway a huge telephone pole outside my window back and forth like a metronome. I wonder if downed power lines cause fire...

ANYHOO, check out my new spoils. The fabled shoulder chain/necklace thingy fromPeaceImages, the long feather earrings in all their longish resplendent glory, and a buff colored pair of brogues from the Zara sale on Sunday. I think I can categorically say that all my best shoes have come from Zara. They make a damn good shoe.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

calder to warhol


wearing thrifted leather shorts, silk shirt, and bag, Stella McCartney for H&M tuxedo jacket, red feather earring courtesy of PeaceImages

Attended the member's opening reception for the Fisher Collection at MOMA on Friday. Luckily enough, I also came home from work that night to find a goodie bag from PeaceImages on Etsy with my Uni Shoulder Chain and an amazing pair of long feather earrings--which I promptly decided to wear with that evening's outfit. It feels like having a red extension in my hair. I love.

Roy Lichtenstein

Andy Warhol's "Three Elvises"

Marilyn Monroe, by Andy Warhol

Warhol's "Tunafish Disaster"

I really liked the color and pattern on these, but forgot to pay attention to who painted them! If anyone can tell me who, I will buy them a cupcake.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Some trends end up being a flash in the pan, barely surviving a season or 2, while others stick around like a stubborn case of toenail fungus (ew), or fade away for a few seasons and then make an aggressive comeback. I have no idea what makes one or the other happen, but suddenly lowrise pants with hip-slung belts are looking fresh again. And they've been out of the picture for what, like a year or two?

I blame the following uber fashionable ladies for dangling the look in front of my face again in an oh-so-enticing way:


pictures top to bottom via Olsens Anonymous, ?, Vanessa Jackman

Monday, June 21, 2010


I'm celebrating the longest day of the year by watching the Kardashians give each other bikini waxes. Don't judge--I've seen you dancing alone to Pony.


wearing thrifted Jones NY pants, sheer t-shirt from LF, Calvin Klien blazer, vintage necklace and bracelets,F21 sunglasses, thrifted bag, Made by Elves shoes.

Outfit post from Sunday's fruitful shopping adventure. I wish I could say that the pants are as comfortable as they are unflattering, but alas, they're a bit snug through the waist. In theory though, they're a fantastic alternative to jeans. Must find a slightly larger pair.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

can't ready my, can't read my....

I had a pretty productive day today. First I visited the Decades Two pop-up shop at Fort Mason, where they were selling lightly worn designer shoes for $150 a pair. After wavering over a tassled pair of Fendi slingbacks (mostly because they looked fantastic with my polka dot pedicure) I swooped in on these Chanel silk faille pumps instead. Then I headed to Painted Bird where I found leather shorts for $15 and a perfectly slouchy silk button-down shirt. Now I'm watching Lady Gaga music videos on MTV. That actually has nothing to do with being productive, it's just awesome.


wearing LF t-shirt, thrifted shorts, thrifted necklace, UO tights, Chanel pumps

The shoes:

Chanel silk faille pumps

the shoes that almost were: Fendi tassel sandals

Thursday, June 17, 2010

what happens in vegas stays on facebook

wearing H&M top in photo above, H&M dress and shoes in photo below. Clearly, I love H&M
(oh and my bikini was h&m as well)

Won $2 on a $1 slot machine, attempted to drop it low in a maxi dress (doesn't work), and braved what felt like 100mph winds to get a tan. I survived 24 hours in Vegas. And for that, I am thankful.

Monday, June 14, 2010


I am loving twist bandeaus, playful prints, and mis-matched sets in swimwear this year. Oh, and 6" rainbow platforms on the beach are always a sensible choice.


images via FashionCopious,, Coutorture

I am going to Las Vegas tomorrow for my best friend's birthday and I think my liver is ill-prepared for the onslaught of alcohol it is about to receive. Pray for me.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

throwing shade

It was bloody hot this weekend--which I'm sure you'll recognize is a rare thing for San Francisco. Also rare: me in shorts. It's not that I don't love them, its just that they frighten and confuse me. Especially when, like this particular pair of vintage Levi's, they give you a mean camel toe (which has been deliberately cut off in the photo below. This is a family friendly blog!)

wearing vintage Levis cut offs, Zara flats, thrifted silk shirt, Martin & Osa cardigan, Timex watch, ray ban sunglasses

And I got new nailssssss!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


wearing vintage dress (last seen here), Nordstrom sweater, Zara flats, vintage crinoline

I've been wearing this dress since I was 16 years old and I love it--literally--to pieces. Today both of the threadbare straps broke and I found out the bodice seams are holding on by a thread. That's some sad shit for real.

I was able to make the skirt cartoonishly full by wearing my vintage crinoline and (since I don't have a half-slip to protect my skin from the itchiness) this floral full skirt underneath. It looked pretty rad if I don't say so myself.

Who's ready for the weekend?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch, just smoke one cigarette and run

wearing H&M top, J Brand jeans, Moschino belt, Zara flats, Infinity scarf from Marshalls, vintage and thrifted jewelry

Please excuse the irritating smirk on my face. I don't mean to direct my "fuck off" face to you, dear readers. That face is reserved for:

People who stand in the way of me trying to do my best work
The Muni transit system
The dude who spent 5 minutes putting on mascara or God knows what while I was clearly waiting for his parking space
and Republicans (always)

Here's to a better tomorrow.

Monday, June 7, 2010

people notice things

wearing Michael Kors skirt, Urban Outfitters blouse, vintage belt, vintage cuff and bracelet,
Urban outfitters tights, and H&M shoes

The spontaneous friendliness of strangers never ceases to amaze me. Today on my way home from work, some random dude driving a delivery truck opened up his door and yelled, "Hey! Those are nice shoes," to which I replied 'thanks,' and then the light turned green and that was the end of our encounter. Thanks, random dude. I'll always remember you fondly.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

consistently nonexistent

This combination of too-long flares and 6" platforms has turned out to be quite magical. See how tall I look here?

wearing Blank jeans, consigned top, Calvin Klein Blazer, Jeffrey Campbell shoes

On a more somber note, as the whole world has been made painfully aware, Rue McClanahan, aka Blanche Devereaux passed on to the big rattan couch in the sky today at the age of 76. You'll most likely remember her as the horny, dramatic memaw of the Golden Girls cast, but Rue was also a veteran actress, outspoken Gay rights supporter, and animal activist. This is goddamn sad.

RIP Rue.

"People always ask me if I'm like Blanche...Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern belle from Atlanta-and I'm not from Atlanta."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bekväm Clothing

Soooo obsessed with the scallop hems and soft colors of Bekväm Clothing. Designer Hannah Elise makes her collections by hand and sells them in small batches on her website. Oh, and they're made from organic and natural fibers, for all you tree-huggers.

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all images via

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

kickin it

Spent Memorial Day weekend in a state of semi-conscious bliss interrupted only by an occasional temper tantrum. At least it was warm enough for shorts:


top: wearing H&M Garden Collection shorts, Urban Outfitters boots, unknown tank top
bottom: wearing Target shorts, vintage, thrifted, mall jewelry, H&M shirt, $15 sandals from Marshalls

From now on, whenever I get pissy, I'm going to think of things that make me smile. Things like:
1. My new rings
2. A trip to Vegas for my best friend's birthday in two weeks
3. The fact that Jermaine Jackson has a son named "Jermajesty"
4. Sad trombone
5. My bedazzled Swarovski-studded nails
6. That tomorrow is already Wedneday

There. I feel better already.