July 31, 2009

hello. goodbye.

I just wanted to do a quick post before I left for All Points West. I won't be back until late saturday and I probs won't post then... so, just thought I'd give a breif update. I really wanted to wear my romper I picked up at the flea market last week but it looks like its probably going to rain all day so I decided to wear something that complimented my rain boots and rain coat a little better. Not quite as fun, but I'll just have to find another occasion to wear my romper...

July 28, 2009

fashion & festivals

Sorry for the minor hiatus. I was visiting my best friend in New York and didn't get a chance to take photos. I'll be busy this weekend too. Friday me and my friend are attending the All Points West music festival. I'm so excited! We'll be seeing groups like Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, and and Jay-Z. In honor of summer music festivals here some street style shots from Coachella and Bonaroo (courtesy of style.com,):



If anyone is gong to APW let me know!

edit: some people seem to be confused. these are not my pics, they are from style.com

July 22, 2009

you know you're having a lazy summer when...

+ your girlfriends come over and you dress up like a six year old on crack and rent the Jonas Brothers concert
+ you do the bollywood dance workout on demand at 1:40 in the morning
+ you laugh hysterically at toddlers in tiaras on TLC
+ spending a day by the pool is a busy day

July 20, 2009

these boots are made for walking

I ordered two pairs of boots from Free People and was more than excited when they came. They're both adorable and exactly what I've wanted - low boots that can be worn with pants, skirts, or shorts. Oh and both pairs were under $100.

I wore this outfit to do a little dog sitting with a friend and then I met another friend for gelato. The town I live in is historically Italian and there are two different places where you can buy gelato within a block of each other. The Gelateria we were in was so adorable - the owners wife was working the counter that day and she chatted with a friend in italian while me and my friend enjoyed gelato covered in a shot of espresso. yum!

July 17, 2009


I must admit that at 18 years of age I like toys. Which is weird, because when I was at the age at which love of toys is supposed to peak, probably around 7 or 8, I wasn't much for toys. I preferred playing with my imagination. I preferred dress up. Now it is socially unacceptable to play pretend, it's called mental illness or poor adjustment. Dress up is generally ok as long as there's a theme party and alcohol involved... but besides that, imagination isn't quite cool. Maybe I am poorly adjusted afterall, although I'll deny any mental illness, thank you very much, and that's why I've started collecting designer toys.
i bought this hello kitty figure at urban outfitters and was happy to receive the rainbow one!
I just think there's no better way to decorate my freshman dorm that with little pieces of brightly colored plastic that can be described with adjectives like "cute" or "fun." My friends think I'm wasting money and call me a creep. I ignore them.
I've recently bought a hello kitty and a cupcake. I can't wait to expand my collection, although I hope my college room mate finds my habit as adorable as I do.

Cannibal Funfair toys available at Kid Robot - a store notorious for its immense selection of  designer toys and street art inspired apparel and posters

July 14, 2009

summer in the city

(l) dress: AA, sweater: borrowed from friend, shoes: UO (r) tank: madewell, skirt: UO, necklace: (flea market find) Alex & Chloe, bag: Zara

Sunday was as busy as my summer has been lazy. I woke up around 8 in order to get ready to go to a Punk Rock Flea Market at the Starlight Ballroom Philly thrown by R5 productions (a show promotion agency in Philly). It was day two of the flea market so the pickings might not have been as good as they were on saturday but I still managed to pick up a perfect floral polyester romper for $10 and a book on baby endangered animals. My other great find was also a acrylic necklace that I thought looked very familiar. After doing some research I realized it was in fact an Alex & Chloe necklace (featured in both outfits above)! And I only paid $5 for it. Then me and my friends headed over to Buffalo Exchange where I was able to sell some of my old clothes.

After returning home I changed out of my sweaty clothes and went to dinner with my dad, girlfriend, and girlfriends daughter which went alright. Then around 9:15 I met some friends at a hookah lounge for a little going away party for my friend Sarah who is going to be a camp councilor for the next few weeks. Finally I got home around 1 and just collapsed.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did.

July 12, 2009

this is where i call home

shirt: madewell, skirt: ae, belt: vintage, shoes: steve madden, bag: BCBG

Yesterday me and some friends headed into Philly for shopping and dinner. It really is a very under-rated city. There's tons of art and shopping and really amazing restaurants. I mean what else would you expect from the city that gave you the constitution as well as the Urban Outfitters trifecta (UO, Anthro, and Free People). Sure, maybe we're a little dirty and have a problem with violence and poverty but we are also the second largest college city in the US! Next year I'll be living in the first largest college city but I'm sure I'll miss the beautiful city I've grown up in.

July 8, 2009

i've got sunshine

I finally broke out my Sperry's which I won in a Lucky Style Spotter contest (along with $500!). They're just so yellow... which I mean, i love about them. That's why I picked them, but they're hard to fit into an outfit. Tuesday me and my friend had dinner with two other girls who are also going to the same college as us. It was so nice getting to know our potential classmates and the food was amazing!

Today I tried updating my computer hardware and managed to "misplace" all of my files, forcing me to take my baby into the apple store. Luckily the guy was able to find my pictures and such (allowing me to make this post) but he told me I'd have to get a new hard drive beacuse mine was on its way out. At least we caught it now. I'm now in the process of backing pu all of my files. Fun times.

July 4, 2009

life's a beach

Happy fourth of July! I hope everyone enjoyed this lovely day of frivolous patriotism. I know I enjoyed the holiday, spending the day down at the jersey shore with my friends, having a cheeseburger for lunch and a crepe for dinner - so America. I also got a chance to wear my new fedora, the fedora I've been searching for for ages!

hat: j crew, sunglasses: raybans, blouse: forever 21, shorts: jcrew

Also, question: What do people who don't live at least driving distance from the beach do during the summer? Seriously... where do you go?

hat, le sport sac backpack, shirt, sunnies - beach essentials!

July 2, 2009

back in time

Unemployment doesn't suit me. Honestly, now that I'm home and not traveling all over like I was last month summer vaca has been lazy! And this laziness has motivated me to watch even more trash tv than I normally would (which is actually a lot anyway...). One of my favorite guilty pleasures at the moment has to be Paris Hilton's My New BFF. The only thing I object to about this show is Paris's 1920's influenced style (yes, it's the style I'm objecting to, not the shameless fame whoring).

I love vintage styles, the 1950's, 60's, and 80's are among my favorite decades, and while I can even get behind victorian or greecian inspired looks I am just not digging the flapper look. It's a little too middle school halloween party for me. I don't mean to imply that Paris is some fashion icon, I only mean to show my distaste for her new image. I don't mind the over the top pretty in pink, it's just this attempt at individualism that bothers me. Although, maybe Paris has had a history lesson? Her lifestyle does match that of the party girl flapper who flaunted her boyish figure in scandalous mini skirts.

pictures courtesy of parishiltonzone.com