Saturday, February 26, 2011


wearing Land's End sweater, Banana Republic pants from 5+ years ago, ASOS leather jacket, random circle scarf, Wayfarer sunglasses, Made by Elves booties

It was supposed to snow for the first time in SF since 1970-something, but as you can see, that didn't happen. It was still cold though, and the perfect opportunity to check out a new Vietnamese restaurant for some spicy brothy Pho and Vietnamese coffee. Then I redeemed a Groupon for framing services (I'm finally getting some real art and vintage prints up on the walls) and ended the whole adventure with a Kara's cupcake. Not bad for a Saturday.

These pants were unearthed from my closet at my parent's house. They're substantially more snug through the hips than the last time I wore them, but not in a bad way.

And now, ladies and gentleman, your moment of zen (aka me stuffing my face with every known carbohydrate in the universe):


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

trompe l'oeil

wearing J crew shirt, mom's cardigan, J crew skirt, AA tights, unknown necklace, Dolce Vita boots

Wearing different versions of the same color feels about right, especially after seeing all the monochromatic looks on the Fall runways. Also, Cosmo magazine once told me that wearing the same color head to toe makes you look taller. Doubtful, but worth a try. Do I look taller than 5'3"?

Sunday, February 20, 2011



wearing: random pleated skirt from high school, Banana Republic outlet blouse, vintage jacket, AA tights, F21 shoes

This leopard print coat is awesome--unfortunately I never wear it because it sheds this fine red dust that no amount of dry-cleaning seems able to remove. I guess this means not every internet purchase turns out to be a good one. I feel like my world has been turned upside down. Hold me.

On a happier note, the "getting to know my camera" phase is progressing nicely. I fully expect to be the next Tommy Ton within 3 weeks.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

blue valentine

wearing: Christian Louboutin shoes, AA nylons, Vince pencil skirt, Tiff lace shirt, random silk tank, AA bra, Banana Republic gloves, vintage bag, ASOS leather jacket, and vintage fur collar

We celebrated Valentine's Day a day early to avoid the crowds and the dumb overpriced prix fixe menus. I got my boyfriend "This is NPR", and he got me a new wireless router. And yes, I am aware that we practically belong in a sketch on Portlandia.

Tomorrow I'm off to stay with Kobe while my parents visit my sister in New Orleans. I'm kind of excited to play house somewhere with a stocked kitchen and DVR. It'll almost be like a vacation--except I'll still have to go to work.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

learning curve

ring, obligatory "look at me, I have a camera and I can take a picture of myself" photo, cherry blossoms outside my living room window, and the cutest little dog mustache you'll ever see (Kobe)

A few images taken with my brand spankin' new DSLR. Even though I took photography in high school, I still feel like a complete novice when it comes to operating this thing. Whoever claimed these cameras were idiot proof was a liar.

Ok, I'm too exhausted right now to make any pointed comments about the Grammys, so let's leave that for another day. I will however, make one comment and that is: Gwyneth Paltrow WHAT THE FUCK?

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Lady Gaga for US Vogue March 2011

You can't not love this. You just CAN'T.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

the one in which i shamelessly promote my chanel blouse...

Immaculate craftsmanship? Check. Perfect drapey, slouchy, too-cool-for-school fit? Check. Built-in bolo tie? Checkity check. Ladies and gentleman, meet my new Chanel blouse:

wearing: vintage Chanel blouse, J Brand jeans, Zara booties

I CAN'T. It's too fucking good.

No, these pictures are not taken with my new camera (yet!) I still need to figure out how to to connect it to my computer to download the pictures. I will enlist boyfriend's help post haste to remedy this situation.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

this is not LA

75 degrees = perfect opportunity to wear this filmy tropical dress I thrifted a couple of weeks ago. Work with thrifted belt, random black tank and bike shorts

I can't believe I just spent the weekend in 75-degree, dress-wearing bliss. In February. It's been so lovely, I can even deal with the fact that it's Sunday night and I have to do scary things at work this week. All that matters is that I sat in a park today and let the sun bake away my pimples while I drank beer. It's an ok life sometimes.

On a totally uncharacteristic side note, I actually thought the Super Bowl halftime show with The Black Eyed Peas didn't suck. I mean, it was better than getting Bruce Springsteen to perform "Born in the USA" (again) or even worse, Jon Bon Jovi. At least the Peas looked like they were enjoying themselves, and Fergie did some serious headbanging in 5" wedges without falling. I was impressed.

*Another side note: I JUST now became aware that Bruce Springsteen isn't spelled "Springstein." As a Jew, I feel a little disappointed.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011



wearing Madewell blouse, Armani Collection trousers, Made by Elves shoes, ethnic necklace from street vendor

I had to have these pants when I found them at What Poppy Wants this weekend because they fit like a dream, they were hemmed to my exact height, and they fit in with one of my main style resolutions of 2011--to purchase quality clothing even if it costs more. These happened to not cost very much, which made it all that much easier to take them home.

In other news, I also found a gorgeous Chanel blouse (also from What Poppy Wants) and finally purchased a DSLR (the Pentax k-x!) which should arrive in a few days. In other other news, I will now commence eating ramen noodles and canned tuna. My financial situation is suddenly less beefy.

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