Saturday, October 24, 2009

Stand and Deliver

Yes! I'm slapping my own hand for allowing two solid weeks to go by without a single post! I've been having much too much fun with house guests and the change of season and the upcoming Halloween weekend; October is my favorite month and of course, it's almost gone *Insert Sad Face Here*

In any case, I finally got to do some thrifting with my besties last weekend and scored an insane LaRok mini dress. The fabric is a rich, thick, winter white and the details are gold which has me thinking I might have to debut it at a holiday party or two this year. Also, I'm stoked to have an option outside of Black or Red. I promise to share it very soon.

Dress: Twelve by Twelve; Studded Leather Biker Jacket: Zara, Shoes: GUESS, Clutch: Kenneth Cole

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Some of you may recall a former post featuring this dress; It's one of my favorites and I've been counting down the seconds to the first signs of Fall to pull it out of hibernation. When Wednesday morning brought with it a cool burst of air, Alas! we were reunited.

Dress: GO International, Shoes: Jessica Simpson 'Manica'

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Circa July 23, 2007

"The Good China" is the title of a blog entry I wrote back in 7/23/07- in the days before blog awards, followers and outfit posts, but I wanted to share it with my new blog family. . .

There is a collective sense of apathy, with respect to our personal appearance, that is reverberating across mirrors and throughout closets worldwide. Save the obligatory sneaker and occasional flip flop, some of us have simply given up and given in to the slippery slope between the yoga pant in private and the pyjama bottom in public.

It's unfortunate and ironic that although we are taught not to care what others think of us, in every moment, we are unwittingly authorizing perceptions of ourselves that are inevitably affecting the regard to which our peers hold us, and the extent to which we are willing to go to perpetuate our best selves.

Giving care and consideration to the images we are projecting in our outward appearance is imperative because the compound effect of negligence and apathy, over time, could hinder our professional growth and the personal goals we've set for our lives.

Please consider this message a friendly reminder to put your best foot forward; wear your beautiful things with pride, and remember that your freedom, your health, your life today IS the special occasion.

*Illustration Courtesy of Renie*

"The bottom line is, blowing your rent money on one outfit isn't dressing to impress. What matters, he says, is how you present yourself. "So many people say to me, 'Oh, I'm not a fashion person,'" Gunn says. "Well, I don't expect you to be a fashion person. What I do expect is you to accept responsibility for how you present yourself to the world. It's the semiotics of clothes: The clothes we wear send a message to the world about how we want to be perceived. So accept responsibility for that." - Tim Gunn

Friday, October 2, 2009

Giovanna. . .

How ridiculously chic is she?!?! and I loved Karla's take on this look in her Pretty Mountains post
*Photo Courtesy of The Sartorialist*
P.S. Politics aside, I must give credit where credit is due and in this case I think we can all agree-- Three Cheers for Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


If money grew on trees, these would be in my closet.
Sam Edelman Dupree's

*Photo Courtesy of Zappos*