March 25th, 2010
It’s difficult to remember my thought processes back from when I was a young girl. My loftiest dreams involved how many times I could swivel a hoola hoop around my hips and little else held much importance. Times have changed, but it’s fun to recollect some of the simple things that I hoped for as a child.
2. A tree house (preferably with electricity).
3. An older brother.
4. To win a huge stuffed animal from the carnival.
5. A cupboard stocked with sugary cereals.
6. A water bed.
7. To wear glasses/retainer/braces
9. To jump rope more than 500 times in a row.
10. To successfully bake something in my Suzy Homemaker Oven.
What did you wish for as a kid?
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March 24th, 2010
Back in October I wrote about my first “staycation” (here) in my hometown of San Francisco. It was such a treat to experience the city from a different perspective and this week I’ve been visiting some of the touristy spots in L.A. with my best friend who’s visiting from out of town. We walked along the pier, ate cotton candy, got matching mani/pedis, bought gimmicky souvenirs and enjoyed lobster club sandwiches. It’s nice to be reminded of the fun little things about my city that I have a tendency to forget.
March 23rd, 2010
I’m a firm believer that scalloped edges make just about anything infinitely cuter. Whether it’s on some dainty stationery or along the neckline of a blazer, it makes an impact in such a delicate way. For spring, I love the idea of neutral basics with sweet lines and these are some of my current favorites. I can imagine myself living in any of these pieces with nothing more than a subtle tan, some punchy lipstick and flat sandals.
1. Queen’s Wardrobe: Wave Wing Collar Jacket, $127
2. See By Chloé: Silk Shorts, $295
3. 3.1 By Phillip Lim: Cheeky Scallop Brief, $95
4. Forever 21: Bobbinet Lace Woven Shirt, $22.80
5. Stella McCartney: Silk Top with Scalloped Frill, $246
6. Karta: Laser Cut A-Line Dress, $207.50
7. Forever 21: Scalloped Clip Dot Top, $19.80
8. French Connection: Sweetie Scallop Clutch, £40
March 22nd, 2010
Ray Ban Wayfarers, Alexander Wang Top, Martin + Osa Necklace, Elizabeth and James Shorts, Alaia Heels, Melissa Joy Manning Rings, Michael Kors Watch
I’ve never embrace safari-inspired clothes since I worry they’re too androgynous to fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. Magazine spreads perfectly juxtapose sweet, frilly skirts with army green jackets, but it doesn’t always translate as well in real life. Elizabeth and James’s Dhoti Shorts have changed my mind entirely. I was generously gifted these slouchy shorts and I already know they’re going to be my new uniform paired with all of my thin, slouchy shirts. They’re forgiving in all of the right places and the slate gray makes them amazingly versatile; even for those of us with the girliest of closets.