Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm first!

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo to illustrate this post yet, but I want to be the first in the blogosphere to declare how unbelievably, breathtakingly fabulous the new Draper living room is. When my roommate and I saw those new black and white high backed armchairs we both squealed with glee.

I've given my props to Mad Mens costume designers. Now it's time to acknowledge the set designers: Well done.. Please send me the specs ASAP!

Friday, September 25, 2009

let me count the ways

Dear J.Crew,

No one makes my heart sing more than you do. Let's be best friends forever.

P.S. Give me that lip stain that model is wearing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

completely unsuitable

These $200 leather over-the-knee boots are:

1. Completely unsuitable for someone as height-challenged as myself.
2. Completely unsuitable for someone as vegan as myself.
3. Completely unsuitable for someone with a $0 boot budget.

... but they sure are pretty. Rae, I give you permission to fulfill my over-the-knee boot tall girl dreams.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

it's here!

Happy First Day of Fall!

photo by Otono on Flickr

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

vintage fun #1

My mom was an adorable kid!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

i must be losing it

It is completely wrong that the things that stand out most to me in this photograph are the stars on her jeans and her cute gray puff shoes.

"Color My Dog" Photo Essays at

how to be a lady

WHAT!? i want it ALL.


more girl crush

I'm not really a Vogue girl, but this issue with Michelle Williams on the cover is calling my name. I have had a girl crush on her since she chopped her hair off as Jen Lindley on Dawson's Creek. She has such a quiet, relaxed, private sense about her that I just adore.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


this made me giggle. (imgfave)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just. Say. No.

Wait, what? Cabbage rose patterns are trendy again? This brings back nightmares of my 3rd grade school photo.
All together now: "NO."

Advice for the day

Something I'm going to try hard to remember:
"Don't expect things to be different unless you do things differently."

wait for it!

I cannot express my love for Neil Patrick Harris. I will let this lovely article in New York Magazine speak for itself.

Luckily for me, September will bring more NPH than ever before. The Emmys, Dr. Horrible on Netflix, Season 4 of How I Met Your Mother on DVD, and next Monday the season premiere of HIMYM. Favorite show of all time. Sorry Rae, HIMYM captured my heart this summer in a way that 30 Rock cannot. Tina runs a close 2nd though!

He is legen-

(wait for it)


p.s. how adorable are he and David Burtka? I can't get enough.

(images via New York Magazine and

Friday, September 11, 2009

Men want her and women want to be her.

Joanie, you darling.
You've given me the courage to wear red lipstick and I vow the next addition to my closet will be an electric blue blouse in your honor.
It's going to be gangbusters.

this is not an invitation

Winter, I hate you. You are not invited into my life until:

1. I've eaten my weight in pumpkin baked goods.
2. All the leaves are gone.
3. I've successfully figured out how the hell to have a vegan thanksgiving.
4. My house is covered in twinkle lights and kitschy snowmen.
5. I'm drinking peppermint mochas and making snowflake cut-out cookies on the weekends.

That being said, halpal28's etsy shop has the cutest damn hats and scarves EVER MADE.

December through February. THAT IS IT. No longer than that! Jerk!

Money Fairy

I want new clothes. No.

I NEED new clothes. All new clothes. That fit me and keep me warm. Fucking bank account. Magically generate enough money for a whole new wardrobe all at once. Thanks.

Yes, these things are all gray.

No, I wouldn't wear them all together. I just really like gray okay. Shut up.

jacket: Brooklyn Industries, scarf: Fossil, cords: Gap