September 24th, 2009
Since autumn officially arrived two days ago, my body has already started to crave warm comfort food. Unfortunately, nothing but ice cubes is comforting in the kind of heat wave we’re experiencing in L.A.; so last night I cranked up the air conditioner and made cheddar-dill scones (recipe here). I had never had savory scones before, but they were moist and flaky and the sharp cheese complemented the aromatic herbs wonderfully. Perhaps I went a bit overboard pairing them with scalding soup, but the seasonal combination was simply too tempting to pass up.
September 23rd, 2009
It goes without saying that nearly every item that Alexander Wang creates will be undeniably sleek and this motorcycle jacket is no exception. The asymmetrical zippers, buttery leather and carefully placed studs are flawless, but to my wallet’s dismay, also quite expensive. Express really stepped it up with this faux vest with its bold collar, nipped in waist and gold detailing. Regardless of whether you’re willing to take the plunge for Wang or save with Express, wouldn’t this look incredible with a cream-colored lace dress and flat boots?
September 22nd, 2009
Topshop Blazer, AA Tank, Forever 21 Dress and Glasses, Leviticus Harness, YSL Heels
The moment I spotted these Yves Saint Laurent sandals at the Barneys warehouse sale, I decided they were going home with me, long before I even tried them on. To my astonishment, they were incredibly comfortable, which I discovered while running through the streets of New York (in the rain, no less). For the time being, they’ve been overshadowed by this intricately cool Leviticus harness that I’ve paired with just about every item in my closet.
September 21st, 2009
When I moved into my boyfriend’s place, I happily set aside my girly taste so that our apartment wouldn’t look like a princess-inspired bachelor pad. That compromise began to take its toll a year later when I realized my bedside table had become a graveyard for half-read books and my sad little Ikea lamp. This past weekend we decided to make a few changes to our place, beginning with our nightstands.
After a couple coats of primer, white glossy spray paint, knobs from Anthropologie and a new lamp (here), our bedroom now has a clean look that’s incredibly relaxing.