Friday, October 30, 2009

my weirdest crushes (if you want to call them that)

I'm not talking about standard expected crushes like the Rob Pattinsons and the Chace Crawfords of this world, although those are all well and good. Believe me, they're fiine.

These are "crushes" of a different genre.
These are dudes who I admire, men who make me strangely happy, guys who I want to chill with.
And I just straight up like 'em. Cause they're awesome.
Okay, so here we go:

1. Conan O'Brien
(the obvious. If you know me, you're probably already aware of this.)
Things to like:
-the (in)famous pompadour
-the freakish height
-the geek impression

2. Tiger Woods*
(the greatest, literally)
Things to like:
-the infectious smile
-the red shirt-on-Sundays thing
-the super large biceps

*NOTE: This post was made before all the scandal. I don't know what I think about him at this point.

3. Louis Van Amstel
(the sweetheart)
Things to like:
-um. he can dance.

4. Peyton Manning
(the coolest)
Things to like:
-the funny commercials
-the charity work

5. Joe Crede
(the one that got away...from the White Sox, I mean)
Things to like:
-the tucking-the-pants into-the-socks fashion statement
(there. see, now this post does have something to do with fashion)
-the insane 3rd baseman skills

6. Joel McHale
(the newest addition to this list)
Things to like:
-the skinny ties
-the sarcasm

So who's on your list?

...or am I the only one who makes these strange types of lists?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

5 things

Note: This post is not going to be at all cohesive.

1. The clogs from this post back in May. I would still kill for them. Here they are again, for my your viewing pleasure.

2. Essie nailpolish. I'm really late to fall in love with it, but whatever. Now that we've found each other, we're going to be together for a very long time. Currently gracing my fingers: Mink Muffs; a wonderfully ambiguous brownish grayish color.

This is someone else's hand.

3. Alexi Murdoch. He's cool. He's chill. I heard his music in the movie Away We Go (which was pretty good, I think). My favorites of his right now: All my Days and Wait.

4. We just got these great new white sheets, and something about them combined with our fluffy white comforter kind of makes our bed seem like one of those delicious hotel beds that I just want to wrap myself up in like a happy little burrito, and enjoy unnecessary amounts of pillows and listen to the rain falling outside and not do anything. at. all.

This is someone else's bed.
Kat Heyes)

5. I want at least one chunky silver watch.

stockholm street style

garance doré

Aaannd, that's it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

no one on the corner has swagger like us

Nothing like a killer attitude (or a wispy blue playsuit with leather detailing)
to make you stand out just a little above the rest.

all pictures via stylesightings

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."

-- Dale Carnegie

image via we heart it

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall-ing in love

8 things I love about Fall:
(in no particular order)

1. An excuse to eat massive, unhealthy amounts of candy corn. (Who am I kidding, I don't need an excuse. I'd do it anyway.)

2. Pumpkins...pumpkin candles...pumpkin cheesecake...pumpkin patches. And now the word pumpkin looks funny to me. Pump. kin. Punkin.

3. Blustery days.

4. Apples... and piping hot apple cider. And basically any piping hot beverage. And cider donuts.

5. Bonfires with buddies.

6. Abnormally large, cozy sweaters.

7. Stomping through crunchy leaves.

8. And the beautiful foliage, duh.

What are your favorite fall fixations?

first image: Gemma Booth photography
second image: stockholm street style

third image: moi, 2008

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Let the record show that I'm a big fan of Stella McCartney.
But hmm I was not so impressed with her Spring RTW for 2010.

What I do is go through the slideshows of the different runway collections and save all the looks that make me do the 'serious face' that only happens in the presence of great fashion. (Does that happen to anyone else? You'll be going through a catalog or magazine all happy-go-lucky with a pleasant smile on your face, but then you come across a boot or a dress or a purse that is no joke, and it's too too good for a smile. It's a somber moment.)


Back to Stella.
As I clicked through the slideshow of her current Spring collection, I found myself only saving two looks. That's unusual eh?
But thennnnn....I found her Resort 2010 collection. (Serious face)
That's where the magic was! I saved like 16 looks, and I was even trying to limit myself. I think I'd wear the whole collection. Now all I need is a resort...

I'm going to try not to post all 16 of my favorites, but here we go:

The big pants.
More about this later (probably).

Mostly I love this just because it looks like it would feel amaaazing to wear.
Like you were wearing a cloud, a big silky blue cloud with a belt.

Yes to coral + magenta.

There. Seven. I think I did pretty good. But if you like what you see here...I'm telling you...
Check it ouuuut.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

cutest thing i've seen today

Are those mini Converses?!

Backstage at Sass & Bide