Thursday, November 21, 2013
Been a while since I've posted, please excuse my absence. I'm trying to focus my energy a little bit more and be a little bit more productive with my time. Plus, sometimes you just need a break, you know?
Productivity, however, has been seriously thwarted by a major distraction this week though: Emily Weiss and her newly platinum blonde hair.
Obsess with me...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I have always been anti-extraneous-fuzz in my clothing. Mohair and angora items made me sneeze just at the thought of all those flyaway fibers getting near my nose, not to mention in my mouth. But the other day, at Cos, I was overcome by a sense of adventure and bravery (possibly brought on by having my favorite shopping companion at my side - a rare treat!) and wrapped myself in this angora cardigan.
It was pretty much love at first touch...
Friday, October 25, 2013
image from what katie ate
I see no reason not to shout this from the highest mountain tops: It's my birthday tomorrow!
I have no big plans, I think this year I will be snuggled up with Husband eating all sorts of decadent things and watching movies or something of the sort. But sometimes quiet cozy celebrations are the best kind.
I do have a few birthday wishes, but like one does with all the best ones, I'm going to keep them to myself so that they come true. If and when they do, I will let you know.
In the meantime, dear reader, go and eat a piece of cake on my behalf. The more the merrier!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Dolce & Gabbana and cost 700 euros. No matter though, I can just admire this work of art from afar. Yes, those flowers are actually cross-stitched directly onto the suede brogue. No appliques or trompe l'oeil here.
More eye candy...
More eye candy...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I have a new little purse, unlike any other purse I've had before. I suppose you could call it a clutch, which is what they're calling it over at Zara, but it's pretty big for a clutch, and it also comes with a perfect little shoulder strap. So it's a purse. That you can clutch. It's some magical size that works both in hand and on shoulder, and I'm totally enchanted.
I've never been much of a clutch gal, but after picking up this little guy last winter I've seen how useful they are when you're just running out the door and only need a few things. But this, this fabulous hybrid, this is going to change the way I do things for sure.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
You all know I have a real soft spot for Cos, the more minimalist, higher quality sister line to H&M. It's my go-to spot for most of my basics, and then some, and I'm especially enamored of their tailored wool pants and sweaters. And their t-shirts. And button-downs. And purses. Ok, fine, I get a lot of stuff there.
The thing is, until now, there's been no access to Cos in the U.S., a fact that saddens me deeply both on behalf of my readers located there, and also on behalf of myself, for when I move back. Be sad no more! Cos is moving stateside!
Friday, October 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I have discovered the easiest, most fool-proof, flattering, fabulous and quick way to a smoky eye. Easy, foolproof and quick because it's just two beautifully formulated products (3 if you count the brush), fabulous and flattering because of the magical color. It might sound like I'm exaggerating a bit, but honestly, I've become addicted to this as my new lightening quick makeup routine.
Check it out...
Monday, September 30, 2013
I'm loving this campaign from Argentinian knitwear label Nido for their spring/summer 2014 collection (found via Miss Moss). It's a great example of thoughtful branding and marketing. Not that I don't love what they do and what they stand for: hand-knit goods produced locally in Buenos Aires in small batches from Argentinian sheep's wool. What's not to love about that? But it is true that the individual pieces they produce are quite simple, and without the sweet story they're selling, they might just go unnoticed.
And that would be a great shame. Things like branding and marketing have been on my mind for a while now, and I love to find examples where it's done tastefully and successfully without feeling manipulative in any way. Nido nails it. I'm more than happy to lap up the story they're telling; it does nothing but make me feel good. And want to bundle up in a cozy lightweight sweater while I'm at it.
More from the Nido ss14 lookbook as well as some bits from their store and tumblr...