Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The United Kingdom of Awesome

So, it is my second week across the pond and already I've purchased some brilliant items.

Lime green tights from Next
Pink bow headband from Miss Selfridge's

I also purchased a dress from Internacionale  and a scarf from Topshop.
Will post those later!
Cheers, L

Sunday, September 13, 2009

no thanks.

I'd rather not look like an alien/pod person. I can understand fashion for the sake of fashion/beauty, but this looks neither functional nor pretty.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Hello world! I am in England for my term abroad and have little to no time to blog. BUT when I see something worth sharing I've got to post it. Here are some gems I found on Urban Outfitters UK.

Starry jazz shoes. I didn't begin as a fan of this somewhat menswear inspired shoe, but now I see it as a sensible flat. A little fancier than my standard Chuck Taylors.
Another nice flat shoe. Blue snakeskin, I think, would add the perfect punch of color to my rather brown fall wardrobe.
I have no idea if I would actually wear these, but giraffe print instead of leopard is a neat and different way to incorporate animal print.
Lastly, some smashing leather booties. Almost no heel and wrapped up in itself, these look perfect for just about EVERYTHING.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

time's a'wastin'

Busy busy busy! College trips and hospital stays and sunny beaches, oh my!
Summer has been lame this year. Not only did I get cheated out of a month (it rained basically ALL of June) I lost another two weeks in the hospital and then when I left the hospital, I wasn't better! And unfortunately, I am still sick. Like I said, totally lame.
It's weird. Being in a hospital has really made me consider being a doctor or a nurse. I personally would like to understand as much as possible when it comes to my malfunctioning body. However, it is frustrating when the answer just points back to the ever vague: "It's genetic." Meaning: "There is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Ever. AND you can't blame anybody or anything."
Okay, enough about that. 
As you may have read on another fabulous blog (COFFEEMILK), another blogger and I headed down to NYC last week to take in some museums. While there, we managed to find some delightful thrift stores on the Upper East Side with very reasonable prices for brand name and unique items. If you're headed that way, we visited: Goodwill, Arthritis Thrift Store, Council House Thrift, .... 
The museums were also neat-o. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum had this great exhibit on felt and its many uses. The felt also apparently has its own blog. Check it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

earth rocks!

Hello, L here. I am currently chillin' at the hospital and understandably have had very little motivation to post anything. Good thing about having a partner in blog-dom is that they are always posting so the blog lives on.
Anyway, last night I couldn't sleep and ended up watching Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. 
Now, on Jimmy Fallon's show, Elmo was a guest and they showed this uber cute clip from Sesame Street with Paul Rudd, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

H&M Fall/Winter '09

C here. Check out H&M's Lookbook for Fall/Winter '09. I browsed through them when they were first posted here, but merely thought, oh, those are pretty. I revisited them today and realized its quite the collection. Here are the highlights (for me, at least).

First off, everything is so beige and black, but that's OK. I like both those colors. And they're winter clothing, I can't handle too much color when its all snowy.

The first look is wicked hot. All black is sick but the sleeves, the belt, and the tights are siick to the maxx. Just about every look had a belt in it, which is usually an item I stray away from, but I'm definitely itching to try it out in the near future after seeing this collection. The second look I love the skinny trousers. Those are hot. I'm getting tired of skinny jeans. I can't believe I just said that, but I am. Plus, I mean, it takes me a while to put those suckers on, getting my calves and my thighs into them, packing everything in, making sure nothing's spilling over. Yeesh, fuck runner's-legs. But anyway, I don't know why, but I wouldn't mind squeezing into those bad boys up there. And in the third I like the crop top, if that is one (?) or it may be a tucked in shirt. Either way.

WOW. I'm going to wear my hair like that for the rest of my life. In the fourth look, the only thing I really like is the fur (let's hope it faux) tucked into the belt. In the fifth, I absolutely love chunky knits. And even though that scarf looks a bit like a neckbrace at first glance, its still impelling me to pick up my needles and yarn and start knittin' away. And in the sixth: bottoms tucked into socks/leggings? That's legit.

Seventh: more chunky knits, yesss. In the eighth, ahh, pants tucked into boots which aren't UGGS. What a beautiful sight. And in the last, its really just the head I enjoy. The big hair and the hat. Sweet.

P.S. Check out this song. Its so sick, and like trance-tastic. Plus I'm like, obsessed with Disney. Puurrr-fect.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lake Placid and MJ

C here, and I've returned from my extremely rainy trip from Lake Placid. I hiked, I kayaked, I gardened at my summer house with my mother, but unfortunately I did not shop. And the movie poster above, wrong Lake Placid. That shitastic movie takes place in FL, I think. If you're in for a laugh or two at bad acting and poor "special FX" and mechanical alligator, by all means watch it.

Every summer my old theatre company at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY puts on their Outdoor Shakespeare Performances, where a merry troupe of actors travels to different scenic outdoor venues and acts out a work of Sir William Shakespeare himself. This year they are doing A Midsummer Night's Dream (one of my top 3). At these plays everyone sits on the lawn on their blankets, dressed in their best dresses, and eats cheese and drinks wines and unloads their picnic baskets. I need to think of my outfit.

I was thinking a nice linen dress, with some killer forest-green oxford flats, a floppy straw sun hat and my New-Wayfarer Ray-Bans (I don't see what's so different from last year's model, so if someone would explain that, super). What do you think? Perfect for wandering the gardens of Manchester, VT's Hildene!

Oh, and I found my old picnic basket in my cellar! Its about to get stuffed full of cheese, crackers, wine, iced tea, salads, and if I can help it, some Doritos.

By the way, I keep looking at photos from Marc Jacobs' Fall 09 runway. And I can't stop. It's an 80's punk revival — complete with fluorescent colors, cardigans, foufy mohawks, and loads of makeup.

In recreating 80's fashion, "Jacobs super-sized the shoulder pads wide enough to satisfy professional football equipment regulations." Yeee, I'm so in love, I guess.

Yee-haw! Enjoy your summer, folks! I know I will!

P.S. Looking for some new music? Try DJ Moondance's The Crash Album. Its Dave Matthews mixed with Jay Z. What more could you ask for? And its free! Just Google that shiiit.

P.P.S. Looking for a killer new swimsuit? Try Trina Turk. I just got a new two-piecer from her. She's the master of florals, swirls, patterns, and designs.