Saturday, October 15, 2011

Weekend goodies.

I thought I'd post a couple things that are making me happy right now.

First of all, Target has a lot of their decor items on clearance. I'm loving this, because I finally have time to nest in my new apartment! Yesterday I picked up some shelves, corner shelves and photo frames, all in a delicious bright teal, and a really cool shadowbox with a little ceramic acorn, leaf and mushroom in it.... plus kitten food and some other goodies, all for $40!

IKEA is also wonderful! I got a desk there for $20. I've been looking for some small storage baskets/boxes/containers to go on my TV unit to house random knick knacks. The closest thing I've found to something I would actually use were colorful baskets from Cost Plus, but each one was $14... then I found these boxes! They're cardboard, yes, but I loved the pattern and the color. They have lids, too, for maximum neatness.

LINGO Box with lid for paper, blue Width: 11 " Depth: 13 ¾ " Height: 7 " Package quantity: 2 pack  Width: 28 cm Depth: 35 cm Height: 18 cm Package quantity: 2 pack

I'll be spending most of today in doing homework. Right now I'm writing a paper on the Venus de Milo. It's making me long to be back in Paris, like I was this past summer... so much history and beauty in one city! For now, I'll just write and dream.... til I can go back!

I've been thinking of going downtown. There's a coffeehouse I used to frequent as an undergrad; some of my best and hardest work was done there. I need the inspiration right now... I just may go.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

One hot autumn day...

I love fall fashion. I love fall, period, but I love fall fashion- I'd rather wear tights, mary janes, slouchy sweaters, boots, booties, denim, plaid, scarves, military coats, flannel... the list goes on, than anything else. I prefer fall to winter for the fact that I can still wear all my favorite skirts and dresses, pulled together with a cardi, coat or blazer, at any time. Especially here in southern California, where it seems like it's always fall weather, until the summer when it gets blazing hot. The past week or so has been wonderful, but the weather gods decided to take that from us today.

I woke up and immediately pretended the weather was still perfect. I put on a pot of coffee, put a roast in the slow cooker for dinner, and cuddled up on the couch under a quilt before work. Of course, my AC was on... but it was a good morning. :)

When I started getting ready for work, though, I decided I couldn't go all day long pretending it was fall. I decided to thrown on one of my warm weather staples, a t-shirt that I sliced the neck and shoulders off of, some comfy jeans and a pair of flats. My photography class met at a gallery today, so I knew I'd be walking around downtown. As I was getting ready, I was really feeling this awesome 50's pinup vibe, so I ended up wearing my favorite bright red lipstick and a muted, earth-tone cat eye. Here are a few shots of my outfit, I apologize for the quality:

Again, sorry for the picture quality. I took them right before I left with my phone. I think I'll be getting a professional camera for Christmas, but until then, this is the best I can do!

Today has been good, and I'm looking forward (not really) to an afternoon of homework and (yes really) to an evening with the boyfriend.

Try to stay cool (or warm!),


Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Big Picture: a panel discussion in downtown Riverside.

Last night I attended a panel discussion at Riverside's Culver Center of the Arts. I went for class, but I'm really glad I had that push. It was exciting, and the photographer's involved in the Legacy Project actually had some interesting things to say. The presentation was lovely, and I got to have a really nice discussion with my professor afterwards about the inherent novelty of the whole thing. I got some pictures at the event:

I wore black F21 harem pants, black heals and a cream colored Ralph Lauren top from Bloomingdale's. I loved my outfit, it was a bit like a sexy, feminine tuxedo look, and I felt stunning... yet it was simple, and I wasn't overdressed or uncomfortable. Perfect.

I wish I had gotten a couple shots of my outfit, but I wasn't able too, because the boyfriend didn't join me this time. But this is going to be a go-to outfit this fall, I can tell!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blogging with the best of 'em.

I want to write about fashion. Not for money, not for fame. For fun. Because it's what I care about. I figure the best way to start is to just start, maybe one person will read or one million. I just want to inspire women (and men) to be who they are, to love themselves regardless and unconditionally.

Wear what you want.

Have fun.

Live on the edge of a knife or in the middle of a field.

Do what you want.