“the cool thing about being famous is traveling. i have always wanted to travel across seas, like to canada and stuff.” // b. spears
okay – it was a cheap shot, but all things considered, either you don’t know where we are, or you’d like to think we all speak like bob and doug mckenzie. truth be known, we’re not all on about hockey, beer and lumberjacks. so, in honour of the first long weekend of the canadian summer, i’d like to think that for the most part, the majority of us are pretty damn crackerjack instead.
→ source : triangle waxed linen pouch via bookhou
→ source : spring/summer 2013 look 16 via jeremy laing
→ source : light merino wool owl shawl via virginia johnson
→ source : teal leather pouch via falconwright
☆ // have a delightful weekend…
“just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” // lemony snicket
this has never been clearer to me than when looking for a pair of shoes.
i just have a certain walkers-block with them. take, for example, the selection of shoes i’ve recently procured for myself for these upcoming summer months:
no – you’re not seeing things. what you see before you is actually three pairs of black shoes – two of which are trainers. trust me, i can hardly contain my own excitement. shoes give me a certain angst; it’s probably akin to what most women feel like when trying on swimsuits. (i wouldn’t know, since i haven’t purchased a new one since the victoria’s secret swimsuit disaster of 2005.)
footwear confounds and baffles me – what i’d like to wear ends up being either too expensive, or is unable to accomodate my flinstone-ian feet. or, as is usually the case, i find them wholly mystifying as the following examples distinctly prove – but, i mean, there’s got to be an audience for them, even if i’m not (even close) to being it… right?
→ source : acne salma high black boots (or are they sandals? who knows? i… do not.) via acne studios
→ source : bolshie lace up boot in chips via solestruck
→ source : ktz black leather carved sole platform sneakers via ssense (i have no words.)
“it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” // h.d. thoreau
(i love what i’m seeing here… these girls are fantastic.)
→ inspiration courtesy of : carolines mode/stockholm streetstyle
→ inspiration courtesy of : emma elwin
→ inspiration courtesy of : all the pretty things
→ inspiration courtesy of : the locals
“you’re either on the bus or off the bus.” // k. kesey
in terms of an aesthetic, i was never cuckoo about the hippie chick. think jean shrimpton as opposed to stevie nicks and you’ll be a little bit closer to understanding my wheelhouse. i can appreciate a little bit of rock chic, but a fringe is meant for a forehead only – not to dangle off one’s elbow. this would serve to explain why a place like free people has never been a go-to destination. yet – in the spirit of being open-minded, i can think about getting on that bus, if i can pick up a few items that look like this while headed in that direction:
☆ // source : free people
→ all mixed stripe crop bra
→ e.m. noir black diamond ring
→ soul survivor dress
→ liebeskind stars tote
“there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” // l. cohen
it had been months since i had opened the drapes in any room of this house. it was winter, and then winter still, and then spring came and it seemed bright enough. until the other day, when someone else reminded me that they could be opened and then did s0 – to let the light in. i’ve been dreaming of bright and lucent spaces ever since.
→ source : scandi concept
→ source : studio oink // wiesbaden apartment
→ source : the natural home // hans blomquist
→ source : that kind of woman
“you are what you love. not what loves you.” // charlie kaufman
apparently, i’m an australian hand cream.
truth be told, i’m not as superficial as that – i don’t love-love things, i’m just in a very deep like with them. and if they were ever to leave me, i’m not sure what i’d do, or where i’d turn. don’t ever go, my handful of (current) favourite things…
→ source : twilight star cotton voile scarf (perfect for chilly mornings) via becksondergaard
→ source : philip b (paraben free) crème of the crop styling cream via co bigelow
→ source : pocket cardigan (another perfect item for ever-changing weather patterns) via madewell
→ source : resurrection aromatique hand balm via aesop
☆ // have a swell weekend.
“somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.” // d. thomas
yesterday i was on about colour, and today i’m just on about not a bit of it. were we all aware that wearing the colour of wet cement was a thing? not quite white, and barely gray, this non-committal hue just reads drab to me – but, i suppose in its own way, it’s less fussy than white, and less sombre than black.
okay, i take it all back – this look might be aboveboard.
→ source : rag & bone adele dress via lagarçonne
→ source : raquel allegra shirred sleeveless blouse via farfetch
→ source : black crane sage long tee dress via myth & symbol
→ source : ulla oversized duster via apiece apart
“a girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” // c. chanel
forever on the ‘to thine ownself be true’ soapbox, i’m all about wanting the all of you to be exactly that – you. there’s no need hiding who you are, because letting your freak flag fly is really the only way to get through this short ride with a smile on your face, (a wink and a smirk, at least).
there are those times though, when you’re 91% you – and the leftover 9% is just trying to figure things out. like, my nine sometimes thinks it would be really awesome to whip out some wicked prints and don a world of colour. you know, just to see how it feels to be a little bit unlike me…
→ source : kenzo printed silk shirtdress via lagarçonne
→ source : mara hoffman quilted cami bikini via madewell
→ source : no.6 trellis yoke dress via totokaelo
→ source : erdem metallic leather & print platform sandals via mytheresa
“there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” // j. austen
→ source : kitchen inspo via alvhem
→ source : gorgeous bedroom via blackbird style
→ source : colourful bedroom via scandinavian deko
→ source : living/dining room via nionio
“i did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, i had one thousand and sixty.” // i. marcos
my recent bout of spring cleaning has afforded me the realization that i had in my possession a very large amount of things – things i just did not use for, like… years. this was made very clear as i lugged an at-ripping-point garbage bag full of toiletries and other miscellaneous sundries that had expired – either by date, or by just being dated. conveniently, this also applied to my shoe collection.
there they sat, in the bottom drawer of my wardrobe. forgotten, and covered in a thick film of dust – a constant reminder of bad buying decisions and even worse, pain. out of roughly twenty-five pairs, only two were kept out of sentimentality. the rest, given away – without ever casting a second look. i’m thrilled to be rid of them, i feel lighter somehow – and now, i won’t feel too badly if i happen to pick up a new pair…
→ source : missoni slingback wedge sandals via shopbop (slightly obnoxious, but i love them)
→ source : rachel comey brock punched oxford via lagarçonne
→ source : kenzo orange printed snakeskin flatform via ssense
→ source : fancy cuff cross strap sandals via topshop