Wednesday, November 2, 2011

distrito federal

Tomorrow I'm going to Mexico City!

image from wegolas

I'm guessing there won't be fireworks celebrating our arrival, but I'm excited nonetheless.  Mexico!  Well, in theory that is.  The festival organizers still haven't bought our tickets.  Yup, leaving tomorrow.  Incredible, right?  Any of you work in an industry this disorganized?  We're feeling optimistic though, we've been rehearsing all week and are ready to go.  By which I mean, ready to eat tons of delicious food.   I'll only be gone 5 days, so I'll have to really pack it in.  Be back with you guys on the 8th, hasta luego!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

back to basics

A few weeks ago I found myself desperately craving a new everyday silhouette.  No skinny, no pencil, no flare, no wide-leg, just a nice slim basic straight jean.  Now, I don't usually shy away from premium denim; as a woman with fairly substantial curves I find that the higher priced jeans just tend to fit me better.  Maybe it's that there's more selection and variety in terms of fits and cuts, or maybe I'm a bit of a denim snob.  I'm a huge fan of J. Brand and my recently discovered Mother jeans pretty much never left my body throughout august and september.  And yet I recently found myself sorting through the stacks of jeans at Gap.  How did I get there?  I don't know, muscle memory from high school days maybe?  Result?  Jackpot.

Yeah, they gape a tiny bit at the waist, but it's nothing that a good belt (or tailor) can't fix.  And I'm so relieved to be in comfy jeans that are a bit more relaxed than my skinnies that I'm beyond thrilled with my new purchases.   I bought them in two different washes; at this price, who could resist?  I liked the straight cut so much I also picked up these pants in black:

They've got them styled as your typical work/office pants, but I tell you, these babies are multi-taskers.  Tailored but still with quite a bit of stretch to them, I've been wearing them with everything from sneakers to motorcycle boots.  Glad I gave Gap another chance.  Maybe it's true, the 90's really are coming back.

Monday, October 31, 2011

a little lamb

One of my sweetest little necklaces is the black patina version of this:

I love the intricate laser-cut pieces and the delicate wallpaper motifs.  Hannah Lamb also makes these mismatched earrings in the same collection:

I think they would be a nice alternative to a simple stud or a small hoop, don't you think?  Check out more of her work on her website here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

carin wester

I'm not sure what Urban Outfitters is doing selling stuff in this price range, but I'm so happy to have stumbled onto the work of Swedish designer Carin WesterThis adjustable backless dress makes wings out of your own skin, and its billowing shapelessness combined with the sexy cut-outs intrigued me so much I had to investigate further.

She's got sweet 60's coats and flowy chiffon dresses, along with beautiful tailored separates and slouchy comfy jersey pieces.  She's pretty much go it all covered.  These are from her own website, but it looks like she's got a few collaborations going with both Urban Outfitters and Asos.  Lucky us.

more after the jump...