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Swedish Hasbeens
June 6, 2013, 2:03 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Shoes

vintage clogsEver since I nabbed these  vintage Swedish clogs (for $45 bucks!) I have been the crazy clog chick, wearing them around the yard, for errands to the grocery store, and lunches with friends. But since I mostly wear them around the chickens, and the chances of chicken poop contact is pretty high, I decided I should look for a pair to wear exclusively for outings at my favorite restaurants.


I stumbled upon Swedish Hasbeens, and while they’re nothing new they are popping up on a lot of stylish ladies. At first glance I thought they’d go the route of folksy but when you see the way SJP styles them you’d never make that association. There are lots of other images of her wearing them around town and they’re always the perfect pairing for city jaunts. They’re also great because the leather is tanned with vegetable oil and not the toxic chemical chromium, and they are made in small Swedish factories, by hand, using vintage techniques.

Buy stateside at Zappos.


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The Long and Short
May 16, 2013, 10:11 am
Filed under: Fashion

The weather in Seattle has been nice and mild after our little heat wave, and it all seems like such a big deal because it’s usually cold, grey, and very wet. So after we all pulled our summer clothes from the back of our closets we had to do some mixing to meet the demands of warm days with the occasional spring shower. I, myself, have been enjoying my cut-offs and a nice cozy sweater. I am particularly fond of this because my legs got a nice sunkissed base, but my bod itself (specifically my core) is just not ready for full-on warm weather attire: anything tight, short, and of minimal fabric is off limits. (You saw the recipe I posted yesterday, right?)

I don’t go as short as these (it’s not that warm, and my legs aren’t that toned) but I still love the idea of the different proportions. It’s effortless and casual — perfect for running errands and easily styled for lunching!


More inspiration here.

Met Gala 2013
May 7, 2013, 9:37 am
Filed under: Fashion

I always look forward to the Met Gala because it’s the ultimate opportunity to dress-up, but at an event where risks are expected and should be taken. Last night, however, the Chaos to Couture Punk theme of the evening left me wanting for so much more. The irony of the ideals behind the original punk movement being merged with a glossy (and let’s be honest, superficial) event aside, I was interested to see what would emerge on the red carpet and was looking forward to some major departures from ones typical styling.

I feel like so many celebrities missed the mark though. Punk does not mean slutty (Miranda Kerr) or goth (Anne Hathaway). I wanted iconic like the Versace safety pin dress and I wanted more daring styling. It was so dull that there are only two people worth talking about: Sarah Jessica Parker and co-chair Rooney Mara.

sjpOn the costume end SJP was all about the theme with a crazy and gorgeous headpiece by Philip Treacy. This is precisely what I wanted to see last night! She embraced the theme and seemed to be having so much fun doing it. The carpet should have been crawling with such style. (I only wish Beyonce had stepped it up to this caliber, I had such high hopes.)


And then there was Rooney Mara who was the epitome of “chaos to couture” in her subtly punk  Givenchy dress: zippers, bold shoulders deep V’s front and back in beautiful white in frilly lace! Then there was the perfectly bold styling: currant lips, strong brows, and slicked back hair. I had so much fun gushing about this look with my friend Christine on Path last night. Each angle made us fall more and more in love.

So that’s it. Just these two. The rest was blah at best. What do you think?



Ring Statements
May 1, 2013, 11:14 am
Filed under: Fashion


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My work uniform is pretty predictable: skinny jeans and a shirt I wouldn’t cry over if, perhaps, a massive drip of yellow curry happens to eek it’s way down the front. (Usually on one of my boobs. Of course.) And then there’s the super-hot Dansko’s I traipse around in. So really the only way I can feel even the slightest bit girlie (without drawing attention to my boobs) is to throw on a piece or two of jewelry. Mom and I often share, so I have a nice little collection of necklaces and bracelets, a couple of earrings but they’re not my favorite accessory, and few rings that I would desperately like to add to. I started thinking of how much I love a good ring, and how so many of the bolder, more creative choices have been catching my eye.

Yes, I am completely aware that most of these are not practical for work; like, how would it feel to have two of your fingers bound together? Weird, right. I’m assuming that I wouldn’t much care because it looks pretty freakin’ cool…and still so delicate. But still, I like the idea of making a statement with my digits and I am especially keen on #2 which is a knuckle band (click to see how it looks on!) and #6 as a tall stacked look with texture. Since lately I haven’t had as many opportunities for sexy lunches or nights on the town I think I’ll save the glitzy ones for another time and go for one of these two, if I can find my size.

April Lookbook at Zara
April 4, 2013, 10:04 am
Filed under: Fashion

Some beautiful florals, crisp whites, and summer shift dresses at Zara this month. As much as I love the explosion of beautiful floral outfits, and the idea of mixing prints, it’s definitely a trend that I’d rather not splurge on. These Zara pieces hit the trend and won’t take a toll on your pocketbook. For more spring floral inspo check out my pinboard here.





illesteva umbrellas
March 26, 2013, 10:50 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Fashion


If there was ever a place where one would want to splurge on a sexy umbrella, it would be here in Seattle.

If there was ever a place where one would want to stand out amidst a sea of yoga wear, ski jackets, and plaid, it would be here in Seattle.

This is precisely why I am building a case to add one of these handmade Italian beauties into my umbrella repertoire, which right now consists of one beautiful color wheel umbrella from the MOMA Store. The pricepoint is a bit higher but Illesteva’s line of umbrellas (and eyewear!) has me excited for both April showers and the possible sun that will follow with the flowers in May. Bring ’em on.

Illesteva umbrellas. Handmade in Italy. $250umbrella-3

March 13, 2013, 10:00 am
Filed under: Fashion, Shoes


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Pointed toes are back! My piggies may not be happy but my wallet is because, between mom and I, we’ve got plenty in the archives. I must say though, the ankle strap guys from Alexander Wang are lookin’ mighty fine. The textures from the Alice & Olivia’s are fun and the silhouette looks great, but these are definitely see-in-person territory.





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