Black and Gold

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

black and gold mary janes- gift from anthropologie

I've been in search for a pair of dressy flats for such a long time, and I'm so happy to have added these to my small collection. Quite the unexpected gift from the parents:) 
Comfort excluded, one of my favorite pairs of shoes now. 
What should I wear these lovelies with? 


Monday, November 14, 2011


Images taken earlier today...had fun& think they turned out pretty well!
It takes me awhile to get these posts out,
so when I do they are jam-packed with stuff...
I probably could have broken it down into 3 posts, but I like thinking about each post as a story, and I guess this just happens to be a very long one:) 
 Top& necklace: urban outfitters.  

Photo inspiration that I've acquired over the past few years. 
Sources: 1- songofstyle, 3- cherryblossomgirl, 7+8- freepeople's blog, rest- tumblr and polyvore. 

 above: view from my home 


what do you think about this essay? 
My opinion: humbling& true...but extreme. 
life is not black and white...there is certainly a middle ground. so much good has come out of the 21st century, although at times it seems significantly less than the bad [corruption, injustice, etc]. 

The Paradox of Time
Rev. Moorehead

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space.

We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air,
but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less
and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of
two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one
night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer,
to quiet, to kill.

 It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the
stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete."

Masquerade: Pre-Halloween

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011! Loosely inspired by the Black Swan costume and other theatrical masquerade images. What did everyone do for Halloween? 
I'd love to know, leave a comment below!:)


Free People Inspiration

Monday, October 24, 2011

Free People August 2010, Morocco 
I throw most catalogues away without a second thought, but Free People just does not belong in the recycle bin. I've been collected the catalogues for maybe 2 or 3 years now, and they are still the most inspiring visuals I've seen. 
I don't even mind the fact that they are trying to sell things I can't afford 
(hello student budget)because I feel like I'm getting free art in the mail. 
This issue from last August is one of my favorites. 
Aren't the colors stunning? 

-all pics from free people's blog-

Seedstore, S.F 
A great boutique that I only recently discovered due to a fitting for my school's fashion show this past Sunday (hopefully I'll get to do a post on the show soon!)They have great brands (free people for one)and the interior is beautiful. This is a really busy week for me, but I'll try to get in an outfit or two, and 
a Halloween post!

-pics from seedstore online-

don't stop (color on the walls)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sweet Simplicity
I'm not quite sure if this title works, seeing as I somewhat blend in to the wall... but I've literally been listening to the song nonstop. 
Don't stop (color on the walls)- Foster the People 

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