Wednesday, August 27, 2008

the fair

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alright, the fair is great, i've decided.

there was lots of sisterly bonding time, some funnel cake, cows a-plenty, and country music!

everything it should be and more, is what i mean to say.

a little bit more than slightly obsessed

okay so i'm stuck in wisconsin and scott schuman provides a GREAT escape from the daily middle american grind. i went to the fair today and looked so hard to find people who would catch scott schuman's eye and felt like i was coming up short, so i went and spent a while on thesartorialist and compiled the images that make my currently fashionably-woed heart sing.
i dont think they need much explaining!

dvd: gossip girl season 1
book: wreck this journal by kerri smith
tv: democratic national convention
music: disturbia by rihanna
mood: chapped lips. damn.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


okay so i'm not even sure if i would have noticed this on the street, but scott schuman has an's undeniable. the layering skills that this girl has are impeccable. i love how delicate the fabrics are and yet how the look is sturdy. i'm going to seriously have to look into figuring out how to be better at layering--i always feel like it's too much of a hassle. I like it when i can just put something on and have it look good. but looking at this it's so obvious that with the right tricks it can bring an outfit to a whole new level.
hm. i'll get on it!




hmm so yes. now im in wisconsin! helping family househunt. i wont be living not sure i could if i was forced to (no offense wisconsonians)..but its nice for a little mini-vacation.
notice anything unusual on that menu? um, yeah.
but this was my travel outfit, and thats mysister.
we're going to the state fair tomorrow! i'm extremely excited.
ill keep you posted on it.
have any of you been to wisconsin?

weekdays in the summer.

i dont really know what this day was about. the gingham dress proved to be entirely comfortable and handy though, i have to say. one of my best friends was leaving for college and so i visited her and was so starving by the time that i left her house that J, J, A and i went to get burritos and carne asada fries at the best mexican place around. the camera came out, and the rest was history.
oh, and that bruise on J's leg? its from a soccer ball! who says fashionistas cant play rough?

Monday, August 25, 2008

aye aye, cap'n

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i've got a thing for gingham.

i found this dress amongst heaps of many other ones, printed in plaids and wallpaper scenes. but no, this one weaseled its way into my already over-stuffed closet and i'm in love.

i don't know what it was about seeing this picture

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yesterday. that made me feel so nautical it almost hurts. black and white gingham can count as nautical, right? kind of?

well, i try.


so. i bought new clothes today. this dress being among the heap.
i watched this movie tonight called charlie bartlett, but its not so great.
actually, its so bad that i took pictures DURING the movie and its currently playing on my laptop, but minimized. ha. but im going to watch interview with the vampire after this! which ive never seen. and so im excited.
except all of my friends are making fun of me for my newfound obsession with vampires, ever since i finished the twilight saga.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

yes yes yes

leila, cate, annie, and i.
i guess when you're in india..if you have the chance...its kind of hard to resist doing something as silly as this. especially at 6 am, which is when we went, so as to avoid the hecklers and excess tourists.
turned out SO well.

you rock, tube socks.

So summer is winding down.
I went to india and came back,
read cannery row and the entire twilight saga.
got hooked on gossip girl.
wore gingham dresses and purple sweatshirts
ate popsicles and sang along to the jonas brothers
played rock band, became an auctioneer, had an indian boyfriend
lived the life, dreamed the dream.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Best of...The Sartorialist Men's

I guess I should explain where my mind was in creating this post. I have a macbook. That macbook, as all you users out there are bound to know, has a sent-from-heaven program called iPhoto. It's the greatest, most efficient and suave-looking photo storing program around (well, to me at least...). Amongst the pictures of my friends and i from the summer, my pictures from india, and an inspiration folder that is getting extremely out of hand, I have my Sart folder. I was trying to figure out if I could ever narrow it down to be images that one hundred percent inspire me in some way or another, and make it a more condensed version of the 750+ photos that I currently have in that folder. So I decided to start with men's. I didn't originally plan on making this a double entry, one for each gender, but I figured it might be easier that way. I also realize that i didn't save nearly as many men's photos, but it doesn't mean that the guys don't inspire me all the same. And so here it goes.


This picture has just been posted the day I first discovered Scott Schuman's blog. I didn't really get the blog but I remember thinking, my GOD that guy looks good. Why aren't there people dressed like that where I live! Ha, and I bookmarked the page after frantically scrolling through the archives and taking note of all the moments that have been captured over the months. This guys pose, the cuff at the bottom of his pants, the scruffiness, and the way he looks huggable, too.


Hmmm, possibly one of the sartorialist's photos that will go down in history, given that it is entirely epic. It makes anyone question why that looks so good when nobody walks around like that. You'd think if people could look that good with a few mere adjustments, that everyone would do it! But no, this guy. I love his pose. How it's obviously candid, but the way he stands, hips forward but completely relaxed. it's great.


A faceless outfit. A timeless outfit. Proportions for any decade, in a european country, in the fall. This picture makes me think of books, and painting, and walking for a really long time so that your feet hurt, but then making your way home and collapsing into bed, entirely exhausted.


Scarves. I am getting angry with california for being so hot all the time, since I am missing out on opportunities to do things like this. Actually, I'm not sure if i could EVER figure out how he tied this, or where he got something so cool looking, but he could be wearing a 2 dollar pair of jeans a tshirt and he would still stand out like a diamond. his eyes sparkle!


THE ULTIMATE SUMMER LAYERING. I'm really not sure who puts a cardigan on themselves that way, but this guy makes it look like the most normal thing in the world, and he pulls it off so well with his nonchalance that I have an urge to try and mirror some of his impeccable layering skills once "fall" rolls around in california and the thermostat drops below 70.


Finally. I think it's the attitude...and the jacket...and the hat...and the brass buttons...the hand in the pocket...the tie...the look...everything! i dig it. He REALLY knows his colors and what works with what. i'm extremely impressed (and jealous!)

Thursday, August 14, 2008


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i am in love with it. thinkig about it makes me very homesick..for a place that is certainly not my home but for the people who i met along my adventures there and the experiences i had that made me feel so at home.
I've been re-adjusting into being in California, and had an AMAZING day today at the beach with some of my best friends. i actually went in the water, which is a rarity, with my friend jasmine and that was excellent...and not too cold! I fell asleep reading Eclipse and stayed asleep for an hour or so before a delicious dinner at the beach house and then ghirardelli shakes for dessert.

im completely out of the habit of posting outfits, but i'm going to try really hard to get back into it. i promise! i missed home! its good to be back.