July 26th, 2010
H&M Shirt, Ben Sherman Jacket, Thrift Store Glasses, J.Crew and Forever 21 Necklaces, Vince Shorts, Jeffrey Campbell Wedges, Gryson Bag
Since I practically wear some variation of stripes every day (like this, this and this), I’m always looking for simple basics to pair with them. Jeans couldn’t be less appealing lately, so I was pleased to find these denim cut-offs on sale this weekend. I’m really particular about jean shorts and these are unbelievably thin, worn-in and most importantly not too short. This was my uniform for thrifting this weekend (and will be for the rest of the summer), minus the five inch platforms that I threw on to go for an early dinner.
July 23rd, 2010
I’m always curious to see what women carry around in their purses and am perpetually impressed how guys can survive without them. Last night when I was switching to a smaller bag for night, I decided to snap a picture of what I normally lug around with me on a daily basis.*
*Candy wrappers, lint and receipts have been removed for the quality of the photograph.
- Cupcakes and Cashmere for COACH bag (seen here, here and here): Accommodates a ton of stuff.
- Marni wallet: Classic black patent that takes well to being thrown around.
- Forever 21 necklace: You never know when you’ll need to spiff up an outfit for nighttime.
- Viva La Juicy perfume: Light, floral and fun to apply.
- Nivea lip balm: I’m kind of addicted to this stuff.
- Calendar + rolling ball pen: I’m obsessive about being prompt and keeping track of appointments.
- Make Up Forever concealer: Easy to use and offers great coverage.
- Band-Aids: Always good to have on hand (plus, you’ll be a hero to someone with a new blister).
- M.A.C. Snob (seen here and here): A pretty, nude pink lipstick.
- Quarters: A necessity in L.A.
- Tide To-Go Stick: Essential for anyone who spills as much as I do.
- Glide floss: You never know when you’re going to have something wedged in your teeth.
- Bobby pins: I like adding little braids and securing them with bobby pins.
- Hair elastics: Perfect for switching hair styles midday.
- Jeweled headband (seen here): Makes a normal hairstyle instantly glamorous.
- Keys: I keep them together with a leather key chain I bought years ago.
- Free People sunglasses: These are my current favorites.
- Motorola Droid: All the great features of an iPhone, but with good service.
July 22nd, 2010
I don’t mean to sound impatient, but I’m officially ready for the arrival of fall. I wilt as soon as the temperatures rise above 78° and I can’t help but think ahead to cooler months and cozy knits. Since we’re still in the middle of July, I probably won’t begin purchasing anything for my winter wardrobe just yet, but at least I can start the planning process. I’m still loving the idea of shorts (as seen here, here and here), but paired with slouchier blazers, chunky wedges and classic bags.
1. Topshop Knitted Speckle Cable Cardigan, $100
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Military-style Cotton-twill Jacket, $300
3. Reiss Relaxed Casual Jacket, $315
4. McQ Rolled-up Cotton Shorts, $95
5. McQ High-Waisted Leather Shorts, $320
6. Topshop Grey Suede Pleat Shorts, $135
7. Steve Madden Annton, $129
8. Jeffrey Campbell Mariel Fur, $169.95
9. Topshop Waspy Knotted Wedges, $135
10. Topshop Leather Pouch Cross Body Bag, $60
11. Asos Leather Twist Lock Satchel, $117
12. Topshop Leather Large Pyramid Stud Bag, $90
July 21st, 2010
I have a rather interesting relationship with coconut. I’ve never actually liked the fruit itself, despite how wildly appealing it is when you’re sitting on some tropical beach. It’s just one of those things that looks better than it tastes. When it comes to desserts though, you won’t find a bigger fan. Yesterday I made coconut macaroons (I used this recipe) for a dinner party and I still can’t believe how easy they were to whip up. They were perfect on their own, but the addition of semi-sweet chocolate brought them to a whole other level.