Friday, November 23, 2012


November Playlist
1. she moves in her own way- The Kooks
2. the walls are coming down- Fanfarlo
3. hey you- Pony Pony Run Run
4. we own the sky- m83
5. who knows who cares- Local Natives 
6. a girl, a boy, and a graveyard- Jeremy Messersmith*
7. people c'mon- Delta Spirit
8. leaves in the river -Seawolf
9. civilian- Wye Oak
10.  forrest gump- Frank Ocean 

*a girl, a boy, and a graveyard not pictured above

Where have you been pulling inspiration from lately? I'd love to hear the books, films, tv shows, music, and culture in general you've been loving!

November Inspiration Board

Saturday, November 17, 2012

-all photos here-
It's Saturday morning now, and I've been listening to "quelqu'un m'a dit" (Carla Bruni) for the past few hours, slowly falling in love with the song. The rain outside isn't easing up but these lyrics have almost transformed the gloominess outside into something lovely. 

My night at the men's fashion show yesterday was spent stocking up on discarded magazines, plotting to steal gourmet mini burgers, and regressing to high school levels of maturity. And of course, dressing the men of the night. I didn't think too much of it before hand because I came straight from school ... and as a result I didn't psyche myself out. Although I probably did hold every pair of pants out at an arm's length. My guy happened to be a happa as well (dead ringer of chanel iman's long lost twin brother), and extroverted enough for the both of us, and the entire room, really. He told me he'd just booked lady gaga's black perfume campaign the week before. I had fun, but I'm realizing that there are many sides of fashion that aren't for me, this being one. As a student, it's a good experience, but I couldn't stand to work backstage 24/7!

the next couple weeks:

exploring & re-exploring this city with mon:)
monday night lit slam 
gatsby themed final fashion show 
french movie marathon with win- paris, je t'aime is first on our list!
not so silent night concert at the oracle arena
 tackle the virgin suicides
skyfall & lotr
new blog design (!)


The Moments in Between

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

creamy pumpkin pie bars
I've been a total recluse at home this weekend, filling out college apps, reading gatsby, and listening to more songs from Red than I care to admit. I spent my Monday off the same way, baking these incredibly decadent bars with the family. These are the autumn sweet of all autumn sweets: creamy pumpkin pie bars that I found on Joy the Baker's blog. You can click here for the recipe!
 Random photos from today: 
It's becoming a bit of a tradition to take autumn pictures with my favorite maple tree, which reminds me of "The survivor tree! It's my favorite tree. And I LIKE trees". 
I really need to give Elizabethtown a second chance.

 -velvet slip on, tights, necklace: uo-
 Black beanie & the perfect glimpse of sequins! via threadscence
Today has been a flurry of awkward scenarios (providing the perfect dramatic reactions to Win's awkward stories that is), library creeps, baking, scheduling, and delirious exhaustion. At work I met one of the fifty french foreign exchange students from Paris. The whole thing was a bit like the unmet expectations scene from 500 days of summer...Beautiful french guy needs help. I forget my entire semester's worth of French and smile like an idiot. But at least he does too. Le sigh.


Party at gatsby's

Thursday, November 1, 2012

 Getting ready for Halloween has to be the most exciting part of the night!
makeup/outfit of the night
headband- anthropologie
This headband just screams t-swift doesn't it? So girly but such a great costume piece. I saw it on sale at anthropologie and I immediately thought it would be the perfect headband for Fitzgerald's Daisy!

"He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."
"I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye. I liked to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove. Sometimes, in my mind, I followed them to their apartments on the corners of hidden streets, and they turned and smiled back at me before they faded through a door into warm darkness. At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others–poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for the solitary restaurant dinner– young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life."
 There's possibly nothing better than wiping all makeup off at the end of the night. Except when you're too tired to bother- we all have those nights! Anyway, this costume deserved to be worn to some little soirĂ©e but in reality, we ended up having an extremely mellow night, i.e Donnie Darko and Chinese takeout haha. Hope you had a good halloween!


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