October 31st, 2008
Today is my favorite holiday, as I’ve already shared here, here and here and last night, I finally got around to carving my pumpkin. With the scary music turned up, I successfully created my ghost-inspired jack-o-lantern, even after I destroyed both of the carving kit’s safety knives (see picture below). Note to self for next year: avoid the 19-piece Pumpkin Master kit.
Mink Pink Plaid Shirt
Have a happy Halloween and a fantastic weekend!
October 30th, 2008
Forever 21 Hooded Capelet, Rozae Nichols Convertible Dress, Vintage Chain Bracelet, Forever 21 Ring, American Apparel Socks, Seychelles Shoes
Danielle, from Solestruck, generously sent me these Seychelles Too Many Cooks chunky platforms and I couldn’t be happier with them. The black leather straps form an almost cage-like enclosure around my foot that prevents slippage, even when worn with tights. I love the contrast heel and I must say that the trick to comfortable shoes is the extra height in front. I paired them with my new American Apparel over-the-knee socks for a transitional outfit for Fall.
Also, don’t forget about the Lucky Brand Jeans contest that’s still going on. If styling a photo shoot and appearing in Lucky magazine isn’t enough incentive to enter, The Supermelon is offering three additional ladies the chance to win. Of course, I’m still in the running and would really appreciate your support (the process of registering and voting takes a little over 1 minute).
Tune in tomorrow for some exciting news!
October 29th, 2008
I’m much more Gossip Girl than Gothic Chic, but even I have a weakness for skulls around Halloween. They’re clearly a seasonal trend, but these pieces have year-round appeal with their suggestively ominous tones that aren’t over-the-top.
1. Skull Pendant, $75 – The rose that’s held between this skull’s teeth adds a haunting aspect to this necklace that’s perfect for layering.
2. Burnout Skull Rose Tank, $95 – Upon first glance, this loose tank top resembles a black and white array of flowers, only to take shape after several seconds. I would wear this with skinny black pants and loads of bangles.
3. Skull Bracelet, $190 – I love exceedingly simple pieces like this Me&Ro bracelet that’s made of just natural cord and two skull charms.
4. Sherpa-lined Critter Wellies, $78 – These black and white rain boots are such a refreshing departure from all of the candy-colored options out there.
5. Studded Pirate Headband, $7 – This cotton headband is such an easy way to alleviate a bad hair day with a quirky, pirate-inspired pattern.
October 28th, 2008
When it comes to interior decorating, bathrooms are one of most over-looked areas of the home. Attention is always paid to kitchens and dining rooms, but bathrooms can also be places of stylish serenity and not just dumping grounds for used Q-tips and zit creams.
Farm vases, $1.99 each – I own three of these Jonathan Adler-inspired white vases. I never feel pressured to keep them filled with flowers since they’re so pretty on their own.
Diptyque Figuier Candle, $60 – I like Diptyque candles for their classic design, fragrant smells and serious burning time.
Monique Round Tray, $60 – The vintage-inspired pattern and unique, circular shape make this the perfect stage for arranging little treasures.
Rosebud Salve, $6 - I slather this soothing balm on my lips, but it also helps dry cuticles and is an excellent tamer for stray eyebrows.
Who’s the Fairest Mirror, $148 - The brass twigs of this dainty mirror lend such a nature-inspired element.
Molton Brown Rose Granati Hand Wash and Cream, $25 – Usually rose-scented things are too sweet for me, but the combination of pomegranite, ginger and black pepper make this simply irresistable.
Silver Woods Canister, $28 - This little jar is such a charming way to store odds and ends like cotton balls or earrings.
Marvis Classic Strong Toothpaste, $8.50 – Brushing your teeth is made all the more enjoyable with this fun tube of toothpaste in a dangerously minty flavor.
What do you keep in your bathroom to make it more inviting?