Saturday, November 19, 2011


It's my grandmother's 90th birthday today!

I think of her whenever I see irises, so I thought hundreds of these flowers in her colors would be the perfect thing for her today....

Friday, November 18, 2011

whisssper in your ear


How bad-ass is this ear cuff/earring?   The perfect way to express your darker edgier side.  And wouldn't it be a great stocking stuffer?  Or even better, wouldn't it be awesome to find it in your own stocking? 

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Thursday, November 17, 2011


Are you familiar with the lovely basic knitwear line Cardigan?  The silhouettes are all pretty standard, the sort of stuff you end up living in, and they have them in basic solid colors and also in fun dots and stripes, with the occasional sequin thrown in for some fancy. 

While the more intricate pieces are well out of my price range, the basic cardigans seem like a reasonable splurge (oxymoron?).  From what I hear they feel amazing and wear incredibly well.

See more after the jump...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

lemon bars

Been a while since I've shared a food post here.  The colder weather is making me yearn for baked goods, so I thought this would be a good time for my favorite lemon bars.

Tons more photos and the recipe on our food blog here.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a question for you


Just a quickie bonus post today that's really more for me than for you.  I'm trying to decide on which short course to do next, and both London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins are offering the same course (intro to fashion design), on the same exact dates, and for more or less the same price.  I was ecstatic about my last LCF experience (though I realize now I never did go into it in detail here, how negligent of me!  Let me know if any of you are curious to hear more about it), but wonder if in this period of exploration I should branch out even more and try out the famous St. Martins.  Anyone out there done short courses at either institution or have any words of advice?  Thanks readers, I'd love to hear from you! 


Anyone out there looking for ankle booties like the Isabel Marant Dicker, Rachel Comey Mars, or even the Madewell Zipcode but at a much lower price, need look no further.  I have the answer for you in these DV Jamisons.  They're only $119 and ridiculously comfortable.  Available in both black and taupe, I have been wearing mine almost every day for months now and still think they are the bee's knees.  Even contemplating getting a backup pair, which you know means it's true love.

Monday, November 14, 2011

z november lookbook

As promised the other day, here's more Zara.  This time it's the november lookbook.  Killing it, as usual.

more after the jump...

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Celebrating sunday with relaxation, so today I'm just going to give you a photo, a song and very few words.

Susan, Michelle and Cher as the Witches (of Eastwick), 1997, image via beauty investigator

What can I say, I saw this and rejoiced.  Awesome ladies, awesome hair, awesome still from an awesome movie.  And, just because I'm having a 90's moment:

The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You