July 25th, 2008
Aquaphobia \ak’wa-FO-be-a\ Morbid fear of water.
I’m not going to pretend that “Jaws” didn’t terrify me, but nonetheless, I’ve been fascinated with sharks ever since. This Sunday, July 27th, marks the 21st annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and I seriously can’t wait. Though it’s almost a guarantee that I won’t be going in the ocean for another year, it’s such a fun way to celebrate Summer.
I swear if this towel came in my size, I’d scoop it up immediately.
July 24th, 2008
For those of you who also cringe when you see the words ‘head gear,’ I understand your pain. I had to wear a metal contraption for quite some time, and it thoroughly elongated my 7-year awkward streak. Luckily, this post is about hair accessories, and not traumatic teeth straightening systems. If you also have trouble dedicating a substantial amount of energy every morning to fussing with your hair, here are some of my favorite solutions for when too much time has elapsed between washes.
Day 1: Slightly Slick
Since any unfavorable hair issues should be pretty minimal at this point, this Feather Hair Comb is an ideal option. By gathering just a small section of hair, this will instantly create an ethereal, Bohemian style.
Day 2: Grease Monkey
This substantial Knotted Silk Headband, from Anthropologie, provides adequate coverage in a beautiful blend of sunset-inspired colors. The intertwining silk will be sure to distract from any other hair issues with which you may be dealing.
Day 3 (or 4 or 5): Dirty Harry
To avoid any potential confusion regarding the formation of dreadlocks, it’s always best to keep your hair pulled back after several days of no washing. Jennifer Ouellette’s Floral Pony Holder has a gemstone floral ornament, which ensures you won’t look like you’re on your way to gym, and instead will look sleek and fashionable.
July 23rd, 2008
After two years of toiling away in my small studio unit, I’ve finally decided to move to a larger place, which happens to be my boyfriend’s apartment. While it’s both exciting and a bit scary, one of the things I’m most looking forward to is some slight re-decorating. He actually has very nice taste (for a guy), but the current iteration of our apartment lacks some of the refined details only a caring girlfriend can provide. I’ve since taken a liking to slightly off-beat pieces so here are a few of my must-haves.
West Elm’s Antler Table Lamp has such a wonderfully quirky take on home interior by bringing in an outside element from nature. Since I’m not exactly an outdoorsy kind of girl, I’m drawn to its sleek design made of white resin that will add a glamorous touch to an end table.
Domino Magazine has been like my design bible, providing me with exceptional ideas that have been surprisingly applicable. This faux fireplace, for example, is such a great way to enliven a space that has minimal architecture, and the mirror that’s placed inside adds a contemporary spin, while simultaneously making the room look bigger.
While my boyfriend is wildly opposed to the notion of having a (fake) zebra rug, I’m oddly drawn to the idea. Since we’re planning on painting the main wall of the living area a deep red, I think it would be a perfect way to accentuate the color.
What’s your take: to stripe or not to stripe?
July 22nd, 2008
I’m a big advocate for incorporating color into my wardrobe, and there’s no better time to do so during the warmer months of the year. With summer comes hot nights, tanned skin and lots of outdoor activities, which provides the perfect canvas for painting with vibrant hues. All rules go out the window for so-called clashing combinations, and I’ve included some my season’s favorites.
T-Bags is notorious for their intricate patterns and willowy silhouettes and the Off Shoulder Keyhole Dress makes for the perfect transitional outfit into the evening. The elastic banding at the top allows you to wear it around your shoulders and with just a bit of smudged eye liner and some simple gold hoops, this would be an ideal look for after dark. Plus, it’s now on sale in four different patterned options down from $202 to $60.60.
I’m a big proponent of clothing that can easily transition between seasons. Though I try to adhere to that motto most of the time, I would certainly make an exception for this Diane Von Furstenberg Greenpoint Tunic. The 70′s-inspired top, made up of a medley of emerald greens, has such a fantastically airy feel that is simply made for Summer.
Though this Chelsea Dress, from Rachel Pally, is exceptionally simple, I just love the tiered hemline and the sunflower color. Since it’s so sleek, it would be perfect to accessorize with some turquoise drop earrings and a low-slung purse.