February 13th, 2009
Even if Valentine’s Day is technically a Hallmark Holiday, how can anyone be against the celebration of love? Each year, I make dozens of cards from scratch and enjoy every moment of the process. In fact, Tuesday’s lunch hour was spent browsing in Paper Source where I stocked up on glitters, papers and pens. Though I’m no Martha Stewart, I think my friends and family enjoy getting a little handmade treat each February 14th.
Polka dots, a wallpaper-esque print and tons of sparkle make for good materials.
How darling are these miniature clothes pins?
A wax seal in the shape of a heart is subtly romantic.
Just a few of my final creations.
I hope you all have wonderful weekends. I’ll be back on Tuesday!
February 12th, 2009
Mossimo Tee, Vintage Necklaces and Bracelet, H&M Cropped Trousers, Vintage Belt, Seychelles Heels
Ever since I entered the working world, I haven’t been able to embrace the whole business attire thing. Sure I can throw on a dress and heels, but when it comes to coordinating slacks with blazers, I feel constricted, stuffy and uncomfortable. That’s why, when I spotted these cropped trousers, I knew they’d offer just the right balance between looking sharp but maintaining a bit of style at the same time.
February 10th, 2009
Feathers elicit light and airy thoughts, so it’s only natural that they’ve found their way into the wardrobes of women. Whether it’s a whimsical trim on a LBD or a multi-colored bra to peek out of sheer tops, these are just a few of the pieces that have me floating on air.
1. Tribal Feather Choker, Forever 21: $8.80.
2. Feather Hem Dress, Forever 21: $27.80.
3. Feather Printed Cami, Rozae Nichols: $225.
4. Cut Out Heather Hinge Bracelet, Urban Outfitters: $24.
5. Dapple Feather Headband, Fred Flare: $32.
6. Bo Feather Print Dress, Zimmermann: $550.
7. Sheer Feather Top, Wet Seal: $19.50.
8. Feather Print Padded Bra, Top Shop: $12.
EDIT: Also be sure to check out my prom picture that was featured on Smitten (I swear that body jewelry was all the rage back in 2001).
February 9th, 2009
After an unbelievably successful trip to the Barneys Warehouse sale yesterday, I decided I needed to clean up my closet in order to make room for my new purchases. At the sale, I didn’t even browse through the clothing section, but instead honed in on shoes and came away with three new pairs. I scored some Costume National fold-over booties, a pair of Marni Mary-Jane pumps and some studded Derek Lam heels. Though my savings were substantial, now that I’ve discovered the difference of more expensive shoes, I wonder if I’ll now abide to the mantra of quality versus quantity. What’s your take, dear readers…given today’s economy, is this your stance?