Category Archives: Fashion

Victoria, I’m So Impressed!

This is so delightfully adorable, it just makes me wanna wiggle!


The Perfect Leather Jacket

I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect leather jacket for… years it seems.

No, not it seems.  It has been years.  Legitimately.  I can never find the right fit, color, price, etc. because man those suckers are expensive and I’m so effing picky.

But, I have some extremely exciting news.  I found the perfect leather jacket.

And then I bought it.

my new VEDA leather jacket

Lindsay and I hit up Jeremy’s epic post-Christmas sale, did some serious digging and found this leather jacket… for an absurd 77% off.  I actually bought it in ivory but couldn’t find the picture so you got stuck with this one.  Whoops.

It feels like butter.  Seriously.  Rich, smooth, buttery leather.  And this little one is such a sucker for tactility.


I never want to take it off.  Ever.

Scales of Sophistication a la Garance

Everyone can always use a few style tips pointers and tiddlybits, especially from one of my favorite ladies of the online, Garance Dore, and especiallyespecially on the first day of 2012.  Sets the tone for the year very nicely, methinks.

You don’t always have to be at a 10.

The 10 Degrees of Sophistication:

For those of you who are wondering what sort of Richter scale I use to measure my degree of sophistication, here’s a little guide:

Scale of Sophistication à la Garance:

–> Level 1 I partied all night and fell asleep diagonally on my couch with an infomercial on, fully dressed without taking my makeup off, but that goes without saying.

–> Level 2 I’ve just come back from a run. I hope for you that you never see me like this, sweaty, a dumb runner’s high smile and the rosiest cheeks you ever did see.

–> Level 3 I’ve got the flu. No description necessary.

–> Level 4 I’m on my way to do some grocery shopping at the Whole Foods down the block. I just showered, but no makeup.

–> Level 5 I’m meeting up with a friend. I put on powder and some mascara and my hair is in a quick bun.

–> Level 6 I have a photo-shoot (where I’m the photographer), same thing as above + foundation.

–> Level 7 I have a meeting with a client, so same as above + eye shadow + high heels. (From this level on, note that I am wearing high heels.)

–> Level 8 I have a date with my man, same as above + lipstick and wearing my hair down and curly. In other words, you could say I’m pulling a Wild Garance.

–> Level 9 I’ve got a fashion party to go to, so same thing minus the hair. I try to do something with it like some super sophisticated bun, but I fail miserably so I end up just wearing it up and putting 3 tons of gel into it so I look super sleek. And not sorry-I-was-in-a-super-rush. So like, the same thing as I did yesterday.

–> Level 10 I have a photo-shoot (I’m in front of the camera), a hair-stylist and makeup artist take possession of my body to work what I would have loved to call “their magic” but it so often just ends up being the same thing : They put a too much brown on my cheeks and give me a “loose curl” blow-dry (= the same thing as everyone else), and I look like Victoria Principal and I just hate it. But of course I do, sophisticated as I am.)

I need to work on the high heels part a little bit more … but… I kind of love thisslashher so much I have it pasted on my bulletin board at work.

With a heart drawn on it.

I really like drawing hearts.  And stars.  And Garance Dore.

Glitter Sparkles and a Little More Glitter

This girl loves herself some glitter.  And not in a cheesy “Hi I’m a 5 year old girl and I like to sprinkle glitter on everything” kind of way.  Ok, maybe a little bit in that way, but come on people how is life not made so much better by sparkles.

I realize that makes me sound like a total twit but I swear to god I’m not.  I just love glitter and sparkles (and anything metallic, particularly gold… or chrome nailpolish).

image via pinterest

It just makes everything so much better!

That being said, I thought it would be fitting to share with you two of my favorite new(ly discovered) blogs/websites that feed off of my love for all things sparkly.

First off, Glitter Guide.

Who doesn’t love a website that shares 7 Ways to Add Sparkle To Your Home?

i want a house to myself just so i can do this

And shows you how to make things like this?!

oh em gee amazing

A curmudgeonly Grinch. That’s who.

Next up, The Beauty Department.

The answer to your beauty questions that you for some reason haven’t yet asked me since I obvs know the answer to like, um, everything (winkyface).

Hello DIY mixed-metal nails!

totally doing this for NYE

You’ve gotta love a website that encourages glitter-loving ladies to take a screwdriver to your curling iron and transform it into a curling wand.

And honestly, this site makes me actually kind of really like Lauren Conrad.
Who would have thought?

What is Happy to You?

This video.  Right here.

Bri Emery is so freaking cute.  Love DesignLoveFest.  Love love love.

from designlovefest

You should too.

Maybe I’ll be a graphic designer now too?!

First I need a sewing machine.  And a new camera.
And a whole mess of other silly and not so silly things.

from designlovefest

Narrow it down woman.


I Am A Shredding Monster

I really wish I knew how to do this when shredded t-shirts were still cool, because right now I’m a shredding monster.


As Josh says, it’s a great way to get the frustration out.
And, in about ten hours, I’ll have the coolest t-shirt ever (a year ago).


Get ready for a lot more fun projects from honestlywtf’s DIY center.  I’m in love.

Thanks Chlo… heart.

The Perfect Summer Sandal

I want these.  More than anything in the world.

They’re simply… perfect.

Although D&G is not normally in my periphery (silk leopard print & lacy bustier tops are so not my thing), I’m very very pleasantly surprised and, might I say, mightily impressed.