“money doesn’t buy elegance. you can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. // c. herrera
if i had my druthers, i would of course want to be able to splash out on each and every item that i happen to post photos of. but let it be made very clear, my head is forever in the clouds when it comes to this virtual space; but in real time, and in real life – my feet are very firmly planted on terra firma, (my heavy-soled shoes and whirling dervish mind make sure of that).
though i can’t say that i don’t have a proclivity to spend more than i should, i know when and where it’s most appropriate. the drugstore serves as a great reminder – you needn’t a pocketful of cash to leave with a handbag full of wonderful.
➝ source : define a lash waterproof mascara via maybelline
➝ source : hibiscus tinted lip balm via burt’s bees
➝ source : effaclar k acne treatment via la roche-posay
➝ source : honey calendula moisturizer via kiss my face
[all available at your local duanereades/shoppersdrugmarts/rexalls/boots/drugstoredotcoms/etc./etc... ]
“i look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” // n. ephron
new york spring/summer 2015 – looks currently coveting, (other than the entirety of the delpozo show) :
left to right/clockwise:
delpozo // araks // vera wang // cynthia rowley // marc jacobs // suno
“but who wants to be foretold the weather? it is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand.” // j.k. jerome
but, i do.
i want to be foretold because it puts a spring in my step when autumn falls ever-closer. i like to scan the weather channel, as the temperature gradually drops – degree x degree, until i know for certain, my time – my weather, is on its way. and then, the giddiness sets in. the crunch of leaves, the cool breeze, the cardigans and creepers, and toques – oh, my!
my glee, y’all – i’m getting it back with every day the weather gets cooler.
➝ source : a.w.a.k.e. tweed & mohair jacket (yes, it is bananas) via browns
➝ source : textured top via 5 preview
➝ source : tu es mon trésor embellished jeans via just like honeyee
➝ source : lace-ups via jil sander
“the best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” // e. khamarov
at my core, i’m a simple girl.
i don’t want for much more than a good night’s rest, an icy coffee in the morning, and the ability to find the humor in a life that is sometimes begrudgingly buggy when it comes to a sense of whimsy.
since at least two out of three of these can seem almost impossible to find on a daily basis, the very least of what i expect is a feline flick that stays put, even through a range of emotions that would be deemed oscar-worthy, and through a heat-wave as thick as potato soup; (this was my last friday).
and though i didn’t get a cold brew coffee, or crack even the faintest smile – i can testify that at least my pen-liner stayed exactly where it needed to be. and truth be told, it was found in the most unlikeliest of suspects – and i know i’ve said it before, and perhaps i will aver another option again – yet, i was not expecting this to be as saturated, easy to use, and as long-wearing as it was.
the unexpected choice – is a fortuitous winner.
➝ source : lights, camera, lashes precision longwear liquid eyeliner via tarte cosmetics
“…being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. lots of things are problems.” // e. gorey
i’d like to consider myself a medium-maintenance kind of girl.
i know that’s probably not true, since i do my hair and set my face everyday – but it’s not as if i get up with the birds to make sure i have enough time to do so. and really, it’s when i wash my hair that i can be considered on the high-end of that scale.
but really, you’d have to ask my husband his opinion on this.
i know that in comparison, he could roll out of bed with 19 minutes to go until we have to leave and he’ll be showered and changed before i’ve even had a chance to curl my lashes. and then, i watch with envy how quickly his wardrobe decisions get made – shirt/zip-up on top, denim down below. choosing a colourful pair of socks and tying his shoe laces are the two t0-do items that take the longest amount of time. and then i think how great it would be to roll out of bed, and get dressed like him – i wonder if its too early to become one of those couples that dress alike…
➝ source : zip sweatshirt via neil barrett
➝ source : free bird bracelet via scosha
➝ source : levi’s vintage via the corner
➝ source : chuck tayler high tops via converse
“mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. it is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” // horace
my style choices are akin to the mullet – hopefully infinitely more attractive, but alike, still.
on first glance, i do tend to be all business. it’s not the type of business setting that calls for smart pumps and tailored suits; a tucked away pair of trainers left in my tote for my commute home later – but i can come off as rather severe, especially in situations that call for more than an ounce of elegance.
my choices in that regard are always straightforward – black, unstructured, easy. but don’t be fooled, if my vast swath of hair hasn’t made you laugh already – you’ll (hopefully) note there is humour littered throughout, you just need to know where to look. and though up top i might be all business, scan down and you’ll see that we’ll get this party started right. (and, if they’re comfortable, i may not entertain you with my conversational skills all night, my dance moves might make an appearance and do that too…)
➝ source : dries van noten embellished snakeskin ankle wrap sandals via browns
➝ source : proenza schouler zigzag calf hair crisscross pumps via saks
➝ source : printed leather platforms via markus lupfer
➝ source : open suede boot via sophia webster
“sometimes life gives us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging.” // d. williams
the party line has always been not to judge a book by its cover.
you can routinely find me standing atop a very minimal and simple soapbox to make sure that that point is heard to any five-year olds in the house who might be listening.
so, it’s not indicative of any proper sort of behaviour to admit how easily i’m swept off my feet over a pretty package. granted, my M.O. has always been that i’m not entirely superficial, but i wouldn’t blame you for thinking me rather frivolous.
the funny thing is, i’d aver that when i mindlessly gravitate toward a product based solely on its bottle/box/cap/hue/or, oy, hand-feel – as luck would have it, i’ve ended up a tried and true fan.
dumb luck or instinct? oh, it doesn’t matter – it just looks so good.
➝ source : smith & cult nail varnish in dirty baby via net-a-porter
➝ source : FBU oslo-fornebu lipstick via uslu airlines
➝ source : olio e sasso no.4 lip & cheek tint via b-glowing
➝ source : solaris via agonist parfums