A few remnants from this never-ending snowday, or as we like to call it in these parts, SNOWPOCOLYPSE 2010. I have spent the last week trapped indoors, sleeping, eating, and trying to keep myself entertained so as not to catch cabin fever. The upside of Snowpocolypse 2010 is obviously no class or responsibility of any kind, but its also been great for everyone on campus to bond. We all survived it together!
But seriously, we need to get back to life...like now.
I figured I might as well show you guys my tumblr...I have had it for a while now, since I was abroad and now I just use it to post random inspiration and pop culture nonsense. Hope you enjoy my stream of conciousness :)
This is a beautiful storybook editorial from Annie Leibovitz, but the second I saw it I thought, "hasn't Annie Leibovitz done this exact ed before with Kate Moss and P Diddy?" And it turns out she did, back in 1999 when P Diddy was still Puffy-Its called Puffy Takes Paris and its a little ridiculous but the shots of Kate Moss are gorgeous. Somehow I just don't buy P Diddy or Puffy as a love interest.
I spent my day yesterday wandering around D.C with Meredith and exploring the American History Museum and the Natural History Museum. I've always preferred the Museum of Natural History, but I do love the random pop culture artifacts at the American History Museum (Dorothy's ruby slippers?)
Anyways we spent a little time fiddling around in the kids section, then gazing at gorgeous gowns in the First Ladies dress exhibit, a good bit in the minerals and gemstones show-I will always find those crystals and jewels amazing, and then we wandered over to Georgetown where we mooned over million dollar townhouses and downed a giant milkshake. Overall a day well spent. Plus we got the added bonus of a little ride through the gorgeous tree tunnel of the George Washington Memorial Parkway where we stopped for a quick photo op at one of the scenic rest stops.
I'm spending my last few days before school seeing friends who I won't see for many months and gorging on junk food and junk tv- oh and maybe fitting in some organizing, cleaning and packing...maybe.
(grey blazer-Thrifted/ black harem sweats + sunglasses-F21/ striped button down-Brooks Brothers/ suede + leather boots-Nine West/ fur collar-Vintage/ black cross body purse-Dooney & Bourke)
Today I had the urge to actually get dressed.
I have spent a considerable amount of time over this winter break in sweats and pajamas, its about time to get back to some sort of routine that involves real clothes. I've been thinking about the Isabel Marant collection from Fall 09 ever since I re-discovered these harem pants I bought last winter and I actually think that I pulled the look off quite well. Maybe it would have been a little better with some over the knee boots but we work with what we have. I feel quite accomplished when I make an outfit out of pieces in my wardrobe that don't get as much use and I have to say that almost every piece I wore today falls into the realm of little wear. Yay for shopping in your own closet-it can be the best boutique!
Besides actually taking some legitimate photographs for my blog today, I also headed to target where I browsed cheap dvds, looked through the remnants of the Rodarte collection and ended up buying some bright cherry red angora socks and a pack of gum. Oh boy. I plan on wearing the socks with my oxfords aka my little man shoes. Maybe tomorrow will be the day?
I've been dreaming of snowy blonde hair lately. A few years back (somewhere around 12th grade) I said that I would never dye my hair again because it never looks the same color as it did before it was dyed, but I figure my hair is changing colors on its own (hair is suppose to change color and texture every 7 years or something), so maybe I should just take control of my shade myself.
My only worry is the upkeep of such a light shade of hair. I have never professionally dyed my hair, it was always out of a box, but for something so drastic I would not do it myself in the bathroom sink. I just worry that I will look ridiculous when I finally decide to let the color grow out. I guess by my calculations I will probably be ready to chop my hair off again by the time I'm ready for the dye to grow out. Should I take the plunge?
(wearing: dress-T by Alexander Wang/ liquid leggings-Forever 21/ bodychain-Bliss Lau/ beanie-BDG/ long fingerless gloves-Topshop/ fur collar-Vintage)
Just a bunch of random photos I took while trying to make my room look organized. I figured there was a lot of stuff I have acquired while abroad and since the holiday season that I forgot to show on the blog so here they are.
First off is my new favorite hat! I bought it in the central market in Florence-I had been looking for an ear-flap fur hat like that one since I spotted it on Ashley Olsen in like 2005. It is so warm, but the only problem is that I can't hear a thing around me when I am wearing it...whoops! Then I've been trying to organize my room slowly but surely. I kind of gave up on unpacking and decorating before leaving for Italy so it is still a big mess. I got the idea to hang the necklaces on the wall from a room on the Selby website. Such a good idea-why let all those beautiful necklaces sit in a box where you can't see them? Theres no sense in that.
The bag with the maroon python detail is a vintage find from Italy. I spent so much time abroad scouring vintage stores for the perfect bag and shoes and by the last day I had found both. It was love at first sight with this bag. The only improvement for me would be if it had a longer strap as well as the short one; I am all about cross body bags because of their comfort.
The little pouch bags are a sort of collection I have started recently. I adore small purses and while they aren't always right for all occasions they are perfect for going out at night when you don't need much. I love the drawstring format. I bought the two green bags in Florence-the dark green suede at the market and the round one with the tassels at a leather store. The two red ones were gifted to me by my grandmother. And finally the more detailed shot shows a hand-printed velvet bag that I got in Venice. It is so tiny and sweet and the peachy-blush hue is so gorgeous in person. I found it at this amazing store that sold all sorts of hand printed velvet cushions, shawls, bags etc and hand-printed chandeliers as well.
Of course many of you recognize the Christopher Kane x Topshop alligator dress. I scored that when I went to Topshop in New York last weekend, and it was selling for only $20! I couldn't believe my luck :)
Final picture is a little episode of whats in my bag...It is a Dooney and Bourke bag from Ebay with a vintage leopard scarf. Then the usual: ipod, phone, hello kitty wallet and change purse, floss (?), hairclip, giftcards from Christmas, pen, hand cream, red lipstick, and my newly organized keys with a tassel keychain!