Monday, July 23, 2007

i just got WAY too excited.

Because I just read the line-up for Bumbershoot this year. There really aren't words for how happy this makes me.

Great Minds

(jean seberg)
Michelle Williams is pictured today in Vogue's 10 Best Dressed of the Week list sporting a Jean Seberg haircut, the obligatory Rayban Wayfairers and a Built by Wendy mini dress that has been on my "to buy when you have the cash" list since it came out this spring. I absolutely adore this brand. Wendy Mullin can do no wrong in my book, and her reasonably priced hipster duds are spot on.

I am feeling very validated right now.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Under Cover

My favorite part of the Resort runways this year is the little cover-ups worn with the few swimsuits that were shown. Across the board the message seems to be that elegance and not a skimpy bikini is what will get you noticed by the pool.
From this super conservative look from Fendi...

to something a little sexier (but still covered) at Badgley Mischka

it's less about the suit and more about the accessories. A wide-brimmed hat, a pair of Jacki O. style sunglasses, and anything from a sheer mini dress to a cardigan and you're set! And since I bought my swimsuit for this summer at Target and not Barney's this is perfect for me! I can accessorize my little heart out and no one will be the wiser.

My favorite look is this one from Bottega Veneta

Just when i thought the cropped cardigan had become totally passe here it is done beautifully. And I adore the texture of the suit.
You can emulate this look for less with this one piece from Urban Outfitters

Pair it with a cropped cardi in a contrasting color, and a pair of huge sunglasses!


Friday, July 13, 2007

For Friday the 13th: A Summers Day in Black.

I'm feeling a bit dark and broody today... maybe it's the clouds and the humidity, or perhaps it's the day of the month, either way, if I could have my way I'd be wearing this...

The "Pintucked Dress" from See by Chloe

I love the little peter pan collar and slightly puffed sleeves, it makes me think of The Secret Garden. This is a dress you can wear all year round and is just Gothy enough to suit my current mood.

Of course with a dress like this you need the perfect ankle boots or mary-janes.

I love these t-strap mary-janes by Clarks of London. Clarks makes such comfortable shoes for so cheap, and they are becoming increasingly stylish to boot! (pun intended.) The floral detailing on the little wedge heel and the sole of the shoe is the perfect touch.

And to top it off, I can't decide between this great little necklace by Lefthand Originals
which is available on Etsy for a mere $15.95.

or this one by Alex + Chloe

Because it really doesn't get much better than a bird claw necklace. "Nevermore!"


Thursday, July 12, 2007

SALE! is a great site that promotes independent designers, most of them from the Northwest. They are having a little T-shirt sale the whole month of July, featuring niffty graphic T's for only $9.99! (Which is actually about how much I think you ought to pay for a t-shirt.) Happy shopping!


Friday, July 6, 2007

Waiting for work to end?

Check out today. The video about Tokyo street style has totally inspired me. I want to go there and SHOP!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Kiss Kiss

"Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end."
~Jerry Seinfeld

That quote is so true!!! and if you struggle with this concept, why not try a nice gloss?! That way, if you color outside the lines a little, no one will be the wiser. Today I found that my favorite nail polish brand also makes lip gloss!! Zoya makes great salon quality nail polish in really bright, pure shades, and they don't charge an arm and a leg for it. And come to find out the gloss is also fabulous! It's not too sticky, but it stays in place, and it tastes/smells great, but won't make you feel like you're in Junior High. Best of all you can procure it for under 6 bucks.

You can purchase both gloss and polish at Wax On Spa on 15th or online at


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Dior's 60th

Also, if you want to see something truly amazing, check out for the slideshow of the Dior runway last night. Glorious.

"Oh, Marilla!"

So, according to the interwebs there is a new version of Anne of Green Gables (under the clever guise of a prequel) that is currently in production. Although I have deep love for both the books and the TV mini series directed by Kevan Sullivan in the 80's, I'm about as excited for this new version as I was to watch that somewhat depressing cable spin-off staring Sarah Polley (although I adore her).

I can't help but think the whole Youtube casting idea they are using for this new version is a little pretentious. I don't know, but it seems to me rather unlikely that they'll find some pure, wide-eyed young thing just bursting with untaped acting ability by opening the floodgates of the internet. It's like a really contrived version of the "I just found her at the Mall!" story.

So instead of waiting with baited breath for the new movie, I will be drooling over this wonderful Victorian inspired jewelry that I just discovered!

The jeweler is Stefanie Freydont for Extasia Designs, and each cameo is hand-carved by artisans from Torre del Grecco, Italy, the small seaside town where the art of cameo was invented. The pieces have all the romance and charm of the brooch that Anne wore over the lake of shining waters, without the stuffiness of your grandmothers old baubles.

I think even Marilla would approve.

The jewelry is available for purchase online at
Also at Tableau in Ballard, 2220 Market st. and at Crackerjack, 1815 N. 45th