fall dreaming.

fall dreaming.
so, i’m doing my very best to enjoy september this year, and the last few days of summer. i’ve been trying to spend a little time soaking up the sun every day before it disappears into an actual fog. but i can’t deny the little pangs of excitement that i’m feeling about fall. additionally i feel like i need an entirely new wardrobe, to go along with the new season. you understand. here is my dream fall wardrobe. in case you were wondering.
  1. reading an article called “no, hillary clinton should not shut the fuck up and go away” filled me with the desire to wear this sweatshirt every day. solidarity.
  2. my j.crew phase continues, due in large part to this 1984 rugby shirt (which i’m pretty sure i had in 1984), these faux army pants (that remind me of the actual army pants that i wore throughout high school), and this vintage j. crew cardigan that is lined in plaid flannel (like somebody took kurt cobain’s pajamas and lined his sweater with them).
  3. this rachel comey velvet swimsuit/bodysuit is effing gorgeous.
  4. maryam nassir zadeh’s spring 2018 collection blew my mind this week. been seeing so much electric lime green at fashion week and feeling like these mules are where it’s at.
  5. these raey jeans have been all up in my cyber space lately and at first glance i found them ugly for their late 90’s-ness, but after seeing them repeatedly on various fashion girls i feel like i need to have them. that my friends is effective marketing for the modern age.
  6. little house on the prairie micro florals were also abound at fashion week, perhaps most beautifully at brock collection. i’m kind of obsessed with vintage laura ashley dresses right now, like this floral one (another sleeveless option here) and this ultra rare plaid dress which is v v twin peaks.
  7. i want to wear these sky blue glitter socks with red shoes a la dorothy.
  8. it’s a lil’ bit painful how bad i want these attico velvet ankle cuffs. so, so bad.
  9. if you happen to be a size 8 please buy these beautiful green suede isabel marant boots which are 57% off and perfection or these rachel comey ankle boots which are 60% off and also perfection.
  10. really loving cocoa brown lately, especially this creatures of comfort skirt which would be beautiful worn with a bright teal/turquoise top like this awesome vintage bedazzled one.

the end.

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september covet.

september covet.
september is my favorite month. i feel like it’s the best of both worlds, because you get the last days of summer, where you try to enjoy every minute of hotness while it lasts, and the first little glimpses of fall. but the romantic fall: the crisp light and the slight chill in the air and the first little bins of baby pumpkins at the grocery store without the crappy weather and sugar overload/bloat of the tail end of fall. i’m feeling a little excited about being able to wear long sleeves and of course boots again, and i’m going to do my best to really soak in the september-y goodness this year. here’s my list for the month.
  1. did you hear that american apparel is back? gen xers rejoice!
  2. i’m feeling like i NEED a vintage missoni paneled skirt to be complete. as a woman.
  3. cannot wait for sweatshirt weather to come back.
  4. bruce springsteen’s the river is kinda the ultimate september record to me. perfect for hot indian summer afternoons and those lonesome dark nights where fall creeps in with a coolness.
  5. tough to put into words how excited i am for the release of patti smith’s new book this month.
  6. really feeling like a berry lip and cheek stain is in order for pre-fall. fat and the moon things are all good things.
  7. little retro jelly bags make my inner 80’s pre-teen do a little tiffany heel-slide dance.
  8. i am really a fan of credit card holders vs wallets because they fit into pockets when i want to free-ball it and not carry a bag. this silver ysl one gave me actual butterflies in my actual stomach when i saw it. but holy $$.
  9. oh man i want this silk sailor top from l’ecole des des femmes which is cute as shit man! also 40% off!
  10. speaking of my inner 80’s pre-teen, i want studded jeans and studded shoes in my life again. it’s time, you guys. let’s bedazzle the feck out of everything.
  11. also glitter socks.
  12. i have been internet stalking this pair of celine boots for months. i keep trying to find a way that my eyes don’t see them as utter boot perfection but alas! still perfect to my eyes.
  13. i am so sick of the frankie shop and all of their cool ass shit which is really not affordable and yet ALWAYS sold out even though they keep lying to us all and saying “back in stock” which i think is just a marketing ploy to make me want everything more. especially this ivory linen dress with phantom neck buttons which i want THE MOST.

the end.

august covet.

august covet.
well friends, it’s august.
well friends, it’s august!
…and i’m doing my best not to let all the whispers of “summer’s almost over” get to me, although i can’t deny the little pangs of fall excitement that are creeping in. yesterday i actually celebrated over a brief rain shower, which i did not think could happen in this year of endless rain, but there i was praising it. i’ve also had a few moments of thinking about turtlenecks and jeans, which are both fully out of the question in the near 100 degree heat of late. with that, here is my list of lovely items for august.
  1. my tarot deck collection is really needing this amazing serpentfire deck, which features stevie nicks on the page of pentacles and is etched in gold.
  2. recently bought this little straw boater hat from asos (because i can’t find nor could i afford the celine version). i added a little black neck/chin strap to it and plan on wearing on adventures like georgia o’keefe.
  3. i bought this hair mask at whole foods for $3, and it honestly is the best thing that ever happened to my hair. it transformed my crazy assed rats nest of fried straw back into real human hair again.
  4. so in love with milk makeup’s lip colors, and currently wanting this pink color (called gnarly) which is just a touch purple and powdery and v v 90’s.
  5. this gold turquoise claw ring is beyond gorgeous.
  6. coming up on a short vacation in palm springs and really not feeling bathing suit ready. considering this cleanse to drop a little of my prosecco/tortilla chip bloat.
  7. really can’t get enough of charles jourdan shoes from the 90’s, like these pretty raspberry colored mary janes.
  8. holy jacquemus, this top from h&m is gorgeous.
  9. really heart these vintage green adidas shorts.
  10. i have a giant fashion crush on new-ish label attico right now. these white mules are crazy good.
  11. i worry that elvis costello’s mighty like a rose might get overlooked in his discography, sandwiched in with so many crazy fantastic records. because this record is brilliant, recorded in hollywood it’s sort of like a dark side of so.cal beach boys americana delivered in that costello-esque biting english style. also that cover is perfection.
  12. frances may is one of my favorite shops to peruse, and wow this vase is beauty.
  13. mary miller’s collection of short stories always happy hour is next up on my reading list.
  14. this dvf white ribbon trimmed top is brilliant.
  15. last are these white painter jeans from bliss & mischief, which look just about perfect to my eyes.

shopping cart.

shopping cart.
sale season. sale season is on and it’s sorta driving me crazy. i typically do my best to avoid even looking, because let’s face it: it’s torture, but this year i found myself scrolling through all the pages of all the clothes and wanting all the things. so i thought i’d put together a list of all of the beautiful items that i really truly totally actually cannot afford. but feel like i almost might be able to if i scrimped and saved and sold my white blood cells.
  1. i am a gigantic sucker for apron dresses, and this gingham one from macgraw is so freaking cute i can’t stand it ($160).
  2. also a gigantic sucker for bodysuits, and my eyes are loving the shade of this lavender one from samantha pleet ($127).
  3. been eyeing this floral print one shoulder top from isabel marant for months. 50% off! ($260)
  4. same with these adorable little rainbow trim white shorts from sarah battaglia ($335).
  5. also these bubblegum pink trousers from natasha zinko ($537) are the coolest shit ever.
  6. these green dries van noten slingbacks ($472) make me want to cry tears. i want them so much it hurts painful hurts.
  7. feeling like i want to pull the trigger on this cotton dress ($286) from the vampire’s wife aka the lovely susie cave.
  8. also feeling like these nude jacquemus ballet flats ($242) are a solid investment.
  9. this tribal print isa arfen dress ($408) is way dreamy.
  10. orange and black bazar striped raffia espadrilles from balenciaga! ($317)
  11. this gold metallic pleated dress from simon miller is frigging gorgeous. ($269)
  12. these celine red & black knit pumps are driving me bonkers ($262).
  13. so, so into a.w.a.k.e. and this upside down aysmmetric striped one shoulder top ($294) which would look killer with their a-line plaid panel skirt ($202).
  14. speaking of killer this gabardine sonia rykiel (R.I.P.) romper is. way. ($262)
  15. last are a pair of maryam nassir zadeh mesh/plastic mules ($285). of course.

the end.

suit up!

suit up!

 

for reasons unknown to me, i am a swimsuit fanatic. perhaps it is due to being born in early august, but my entire life i’ve collected swimsuits like people collect basic sweaters or sensible shoes. my parents often tell the story of when i was 4 years old and in the middle of a snowstorm as they were shoveling out the driveway, i ran outside wearing only an orange bikini. i still remember that bikini to this day, it had a halter top with long strings that tied at the back of the neck and it was 70’s tupperware orange. i looked for any opportunity to put it on, including sneaking it on at bath time or while my parents were out shoveling snow, apparently. every year when swimsuit season comes i have to sit on my hands to keep from buying yet another swimsuit. i usually fail and end up with at least one new swimsuit per year. here are a dozen that i am loving this year.

  1. h&m just put out this adorable white striped one piece ($29), just make sure to size way the eff up.
  2. i am a maje sucker for all things nautical, especially swimsuits, and these little sailor shorts ($38) are too cute with this red & white polka dot top that ties in the back ($44).
  3. speaking of too cute nautical swimsuits this modcloth one piece is a killer ($79).
  4. really into the high neck swimsuit thing that is happening right now, this black & white anthro one even looks like it has boob support ($195).
  5. this j.crew high neck one piece has the cutest little neck bow, but looks like it has no boob support so if you’re tiny on top or never had a baby, get into it ($98).
  6. marysia swimsuits are everywhere this year, i super dig their scallop hem suits like this palm springs top ($150) & high waist bottoms ($148).
  7. this baserange fire red suit with boy shorts and t-shirt top is way cool ($160).
  8. the lisa marie fernandez one shoulder swimsuit now comes in white polka dot ($480). swoony swoon swoon. also really looks like it would hold all the mom giggly-ness in place, which is worth dat $$$.
  9. this maryam nassir zadeh tie front one piece holds really nothing in place but dang she fine ($288).
  10. same with this crazy stupid adorable hunza g x pandora sykes frill bikini ($155). one size fits a select few.
  11. old navy has this black ruffled one shoulder one piece ($39). it’s the clear choice for moms who can’t afford lisa marie fernandez but still want to look chic while reaping the benefits of interior gripper tape and the magical slimming properties of the color black.
  12. lastly from the queen of ruffles johanna ortiz is this insanely beautiful gorgeous work of art moon light bikini top ($355) and high waist ruched bottoms ($150).

june covet

june covet

 

june! holy cats holy cow. i don’t even know, you guys, how it is already june. i really do not have that summer feeling, the days have been foggy and windy and rather assy. even memorial day was overcast and hot dog free. also i feel like the sales this year were not as awesome as years past. but enough complaining, i’m ready for dresses and skirts and sandals and all the rest. here’s a list of pretty things that i can’t afford to buy, but i sure hope that you can!

  1. nobody does a poppy red like creatures of comfort and this robbie dress is the sweetest thing.
  2. really going through a huge guy laroche phase right now, and thinking about starting up a guy laroche appreciation society to go along with my isaac mizrahi and dries van noten and simon porte jacquemus appreciation societies. also this t-shirt is bad ass.
  3. this acid washed denim suspender skirt would look perfect over that guy laroche t-shirt. just sayin.
  4. speaking of dries, look at these beautiful simple little slides.
  5. the big moda operandi sale happened, and lucky for you there is one of these stella jean one shoulder dresses left.
  6. i’m really wanting one of these straw banana leaf pouf thingys.
  7. these little camisoles make my inner 90’s teenager so happy. of course i would only wear them under dresses because i am no longer an actual teenager.
  8. dresses like this beautiful v neck peplum dress by tome!
  9. dying to try this dew drops coconut gel highlighter from marc jacobs.
  10. this vintage yellow dress from guy laroche is “everything”, as the kids would say.
  11. i heart these vintage silver woven slingbacks.
  12. been meaning to try dry brushing for all of the good reasons (but mostly for cellulite) for ages.
  13. this ceramic pitcher is gorgeous.
  14. finally a clare v bag i can afford!
  15. really hoping to do the many moons workbook this year.

the end.

mother’s day gift-o-mania.

mother's day gift-o-mania.

 

mother’s day is upon us, friends. i am a person who not only dislikes but dreads my birthday, gets exhausted just thinking about christmas and no longer qualifies for administrative professionals or national boss’s day, but i do kinda love mother’s day. it’s the one holiday i agree with, because mom’s are in the shit. every damn day. we deserve a day. we really do. so here’s 15 mother’s day gifts that i for onsies would like to be the receiver of, from hecka pricey to el cheap-o and in between.

  1. so after years of avoiding tracy anderson (because part of me feels like her and her band of snobby celebrity clients are the root of all evil), i finally decided to give it another shot. i have to admit that her cooky fakakta moves are legit, even though it feels like the most insane ridiculous shit ever while doing it. this subscription program for $29 a month keeps the workouts rolling in.  i’m hipcentric, if you were wondering.
  2. i heart this sweet little hanging wicker basket all the way from france ($12).
  3. speaking of wicker baskets, these circolo totes ($125) are gonna be the next big thing in wicker handbags, trust.
  4. look at this little set of beautiful ceramic magnolia creamers ($30).
  5. how about a nasty heart charm necklace ($44)? 25% of proceeds go to planned parenthood!
  6. this is about the prettiest fake plant ($47) i ever saw, because mom’s have to worry about keeping babies alive, don’t expect us to not kill plants too!
  7. because every mom could use another coffee table book, here is one with photographs of marianne faithfull ($31).
  8. linen sheets ($229) are still on my list. three years running. hello?
  9. little sachets of moon dust ($24) aka mother’s little helper. because what a drag it is getting old.
  10. here is a gift set ($100) that includes a bottle of rose, pink soap and bath salts, and a candle. because who doesn’t love a drunk bath? seems like a no brainer.
  11. i love a simple gold bracelet like this gia cuff ($28).
  12. have i mentioned the kate somerville as good as gold kit ($130)? about a hundred times? because i’m trying to manifest it into my life.
  13. pretty pretty maryam  nassir zadeh palma sandals (on sale for $316+ another 10% off!).
  14. here is the perfect little yellow wrap dress ($72) for when your kids only give you 5 minutes to get dressed but you still want to channel your inner carrie bradshaw.
  15. last is a fancy polka dot swimsuit, like this beauty from lisa marie fernandez ($541) or this more affordable version from j.crew (on sale for $69+30% off!).

the end.