February 27th, 2009
After I read this article over at Thrillist, I knew that I simply had to see what all the buzz was about at the newly opened Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Not only is their website incredibly alluring, but I now kind of need to re-decorate my entire apartment to look like their rooms. They have an earthy I’m-into-camping-but-would-still-rather-sleep-in-a-hotel-room vibe. See what I mean?
Though we’re only staying one night, I’ve already picked out the most appealing dishes I plan to order from their menu I found online. I’m pretty sure that’s not normal.
-Lox and bagel with tequila cured salmon
-Manchego cheese and beet salad
-Ricotta hot cakes with maple crunch butter
-Jicama & pomegranate salad with feta
-Irish porridge with torched bananas
I hope you all have wonderful weekends!
P.S. Check out Paula’s Outfit to Room post on her blog, two ellie, where I’m featured!
February 26th, 2009
Maeve Dress, Club Monaco Necklace, Urban Outfitters Tights, Gryson Bag, Marni Mary-Janes
As a child, I had a collection of close to a dozen Jelly sandals in candy pinks and shimmery silvers. Little did I realize that my love for this rubbery footwear would remain strong until I spotted these Marni Rubber Buckle Strap Pumps at the Barneys Warehouse sale. The deep raspberry color and contrasting buckle make these almost edible in their appeal and I love the way they slightly glisten in the sun. They’re certainly not the most practical shoes in my closet, but they sure make me the happiest.
February 25th, 2009
I recently became a believer in the true quality of an expensive pair of shoes, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t still be indulging in the occasional cheap thrill. L.A.M.B.’s Camden Bootie has been tempting me for months after I first ran my fingers across its playful little pleats. Though peep-toe booties were all the rage this Fall, I knew that an abundance of ruffles on my feet could potentially grow old, which is why this Bakers option makes a lot more sense. The flirty peep toe and 4 inch heel are just what I need to liven up a pair of mustard-colored tights.
What’s your take, is this a crave or save situation?
February 24th, 2009
One Saturday last month, I was shocked to find only a skeleton of where my beloved Built by Wendy store used to be on 3rd Street. With my face pushed up against the glass, I’m sure I disturbed a few diners at the nearby cafe, but that store filled a much-needed niche for vintage inspired clothes with a bit of sass. Luckily, Wendy still has a wonderfully organized site and her Spring line is filled with preppy pieces that will be perfect for outdoor barbecues and daytime concerts.
1. Chambray Drawstring Tank Dress, $239.
2. Chambray Tiered Ruffle Skirt, $171.
3. Patio Stripe Boxers, $149.
4. Patio Stripe Sport Tank Dress, $214.
5. Patio Stripe Pleated Minidress, $214.
6. Window Blouse, $203.
P.S. Don’t you just wish you had this model’s hair? Oh and her tan wouldn’t hurt either.