June 29, 2009

read my mind

sweater: gap, tank: heritage 1981, shorts: j crew, sandals: cole haan

I went to my final grad party the other day. I guess that means high school is over. I also made the mistake of wearing a shirt with words on it. Usually I choose to wear more simple classic styles but I thought this shirt was cute and it kind of reminded me of a shirt on Pixie Market. The problem was that people liked to read my shirt to me... not fun.

June 27, 2009

no one loves scarlet more than rhett

So I'm back from orientation! It was such a good time getting to meet so many people and choosing my classes. I'm especially excited to take intro to anthropology! I didn't get a chance to photograph most of my outfits (I didn't want to look like a creeper) but here's the outfit I wore the second day:

dress: modern amusement, shoes: steve madden

June 22, 2009

you've been warned

Disclaimer: I've been super lazy lately and resorting to t shirts and shorts beceause well, I go nowhere and own no clothing. I think I have a good sense of style (what else would drive me to create a blog devoted to fashion?) but thanks to years of uniformity and a summer spent hiking in Israel I have very little clothing that suits me or my current lifestyle (which is pretty much me doing nothing - yay unemployment). I'm slowly trying to put together a wardrobe that truly suits me. Hopefully this blog will follow that journey.

I love how my face doesn't tan yet the rest of me is nice and sun kissed
dress: vintage, shrug/cardi?: my friend brought it back from italy?, shoes: DSW

So, I've been wearing this dress a lot! Like, A LOT! I'm sure you've seen it at least three times in the past month. That's like once a week. I just find it so beautiful and summery and versatile. I've worn it with a scarf and jacket, I've worn it belted at the waist, and the other night I wore it with a long shrug. I could have tied up the shrug but I loved how long it hung! I thought it created the nicest silhouette.

I wore this outfit to my Aunt and Uncle's anniversary/birthday party. It was so nice to see all my family although everyone was coupled off - except me. I'm the baby and all of my cousins are in their mid to late 20's so and involved in serious relationships. Me and my aunts mother were the only people there without dates. Lame. But I still managed to have a good time by discovering the pomegranate martini.

Tomorrow I'm driving to Albany with my dad to visit my brother then driving up to Boston  to attdent my college orientation. It still hasn't quite hit me that I'm done with high school, that I can't go back, that next fall I will begin school in an entirely new city with entirely new people. I'm nervous but still so excited! Hopefully I'll get a chance to blog while I'm there.

June 18, 2009

"For somebody who don't drive I've been all around the world"

While punk inspired looks may be more trendy at the moment (and I can't deny loving the look as well - I have big plans for a pair of jeans and some bleach tomorrow) I still hold a soft spot for the 1970's look. Thats probably why this song delights me so much:

This song was part of my friends mix CD that we listened to whenever in the car this week up in the Berkshires. Seriously, this song makes me nostalgic for a time period I never lived in. Luckily tons of designers seem to be channeling the same chakras as me when it comes to peace and love and have featured bohemian inspired looks in their fall 2009 runway shows.

Miu Miu, Vivienne Westwood, Missoni

pictures courtesy of instyle.com

June 14, 2009

ta ta for now

So I've been immensely busy and immensely tiered all weekend. I've spent lots of time with friends, going to hookah, going to grad parties, and cleaning my room. Tomorrow I'm leaving for my friends cabin in the Berkshires to spend a few days swimming, relaxing, and partying with a bunch of my classmates in honor of our graduation! I'll be unplugged for the next few days but I'll be home Thursday, hopefully with lost of pictures and stories.

I always think of this song on hot summer days:

June 13, 2009


I am happy to announce that I am officially a High School graduate. I feel like this is all I've been talking about for the past like six months, but now its official. I have a diploma! I'm so happy to be done, there's a lot of stuff frustrating me at the moment, which can only be described as typically high school and it makes me even more ready to move on and go to college in a few months.

you can't really see the detail on this dress, but it had really lovely gold embroidery on the bottom
dress: anna sui for anthropology, shoes: DSW

June 11, 2009

split ends

I was in need of an emergency hair cut today. I had let my curls get too long and out of control. I meant to get a haircut about a week ago but I missed my appointment but never rescheduled. Then the humidity began and my already thick hair became curlier and frizzier. Then I realized "There is only one day until graduation!" I wasn't able to get in with my usual hairdresser with this timing so I made an appointment at a salon I used to go to, asking only "Is there anyone good with curls available?"

I went in and we had a short consultation, she said something about sexy bed head, I agreed. Sometime into the hair appointment I realized she was chopping bangs back into my hair. I've been missing my bangs so I was ok with this but now, it just doesn't look like my hair. Hopefully I'll wake up tomorrow adjusted... hopefully, tomorrow is the day of my High School graduation!


June 9, 2009

keep your pants on

I believe I have given in - I have joined Look Book. So far I like it, I don't understand all of the hype, but I do enjoy it. While browsing the rows of style available I was completely blown away by the use of garter belts! While I've seen corsets outside of the bedroom beforeI had never seen this form of underwear as outerwear. The Pipeline seemed to notice an influx of garter belts too - much earlier than I did...

A loose top keeps the garter belt from looking exclusively like lingerie


Victoria's Secret: During the victorian era high society women were chaste and encouraged to be asexual while high society men were encouraged to have affairs with many women and even engage in sexual activity with prostitutes.

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June 7, 2009

I would like to thank the Academy.

dress & belt: vintage, shoes: DSW

These pictures are a little late but I guess it's ok. Friday was Prize Day, a day where my school hands out academic awards. Everyone dresses up for the event and it is comparable to any big hollywood award show. Following the academic "Academy Awards" a lunch was held for all of the seniors and their parents. They showed a slide show complete with video footage from elementary school and baby pictures! We were also given our yearbooks. Its so sad thinking this is practically the second to last time that my entire grade will be in one place. Graduation is in one week and I couldn't be more excited though.

June 4, 2009

When I grow up I want to be a ballerina.

For most of my childhood I either wanted to be a ballerina, a teacher, or a combination of the both. Later I wanted to be a costume designer for the Pennsylvannia Ballet Company. I am only a week away from graduating high school and entering college, and I can't imagine studying any of those things for the next four years (although I'd be a teacher before I'd be a ballerina). If I could truely grow up to be one thing though I think I would still want to be a costume designer. If I could be reincarnated as one article of clothing though it would have to be the tutu Karl Lagerfeld designed for the dance of the dying swan. This is not Lagerfeld's first ballet costume but i think the combination of feathers and white plus the winglike details make it my favorite. 

June 1, 2009

Carrot Top

I've always loved red hair. For as long as I could remember my mom has been a faux ginger, out of all my barbies my favorite two had red and auburn hair, and my first kiss was even delivered by a Ron Weasley-esque boy. Now that I'm heading off to college and to a new beginning I long to change my hair drastically. I also plan to get bangs cut back into my hair. Change causes more change causes more change.

My hair inspirations:

(l) color, (r) cut

I don't know exactly what the color or cut will be but I want a change. Let me know what you think about the color/cut. 'd love a detached opinion!

oh btw here's my face

left: winter, when I had bangs; right: a week ago or something?