Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Now that I've got this fashion blog thing happening, I've noticed I can be quick to assume anyone with a quirky style is a hipster. Shame on me for my judgements! I started to think about this incredibly overused word and wondered where the heck it came from. Upon further investigation (thanks Wikipedia) I discovered that it actually derives from the jazz age. The first known usage of the word is from a glossary of jive music and describes a hipster as "characters who like hot jazz." In that case, I suppose I am a hipster. Gotta love me some Nina Simone. Based on this definition, are you a hipster?

Nan Lawson print, $10

Monday, August 30, 2010


How gorgeous are these photographs by London-based photographer Zena Holloway? She started out as a scuba diving instructor and now all of her photography - be it high-fashion editorials or babies - are done underwater. Magical!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Frugal Friday: Sequins

Lately, I just want to wear every tshirt I own with a sequin or fringed skirt. It's just one of those things I simply cannot explain.

Top, $13.80

Sequin fringed skirt, $10.99

Black booties, $19.99

grand total: $44.78

happy weekend! hurray!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

In Stitches.

How completely adorable are these embroidered hoops by London artists You Are With Me. I really wish I knew how to cross stitch. I tried my hand at it once and I think I need to re-enroll myself in a class.

$20-$25 each

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


On Monday I walked in the rain to the library and checked out two books I've been dying to read. The Imperfectionists and Extemely Loud and Incredibly Close. There is something about drizzly, wet days that make me want to curl up with a good book.

What are you reading?

Monday, August 23, 2010


Completely in love with the print shop at Urban Outfitters. Such gems! Here are some favorites.

$25 each
I am still entertaining guests. Yay for long weekends!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Frugal Friday: Bag Snob

It'shardformetolikeabagthat'sunder$50. THERE! I said it. But with that in mind (and in keeping with this blog's promise) here are a few fall styles that I'm totally digging.

Leather tassel and padlock, $50

Saddle up bag, $39.90

Front zip handbag, $21.99

And I genuinely need this.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


This weekend one of my best pals in the world is visiting - flying from Chicago to Maine. I am overjoyed, ecstatic and unable to concentrate until she's in my arms. Have you even been to Chicago? What's your favorite thing there?

Chicago neighborhood map, $18

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Haikus Cubes.

Loving these haikubes,
Perhaps these are the answer,
to non-haiku skills.

I actually can't lie, I already have mad haiku skills. In fact, I used to leave one on my roommates door almost every day my senior year in college. I'm good. Haikubes, $25

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On Second Thought.

I am loving the socks and sandals trend. Want to know why? It looks way more comfortable than my bare feet in high heels.

JCrew trouser socks, $9.50

Totally Brill.

Google map directions as song lyrics, spotted via Design Crush. Can you tell what songs these are?

These made me laugh out loud. So clever!

Monday, August 16, 2010


I watched a lot of these over the weekend.

What did you do?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Frugal Friday: LBD

In honor of the Society Stylist's Little Black Dress Experiment amongst some of my fave fashion bloggers - here are some great LBDs.

Train journey dress, $49.50

Mesh illusion dress, $20

Lipsy chain belt, $37.07

Tatiana halter, $20

Lace bodycon, $20.22

Pleat tulip hem, $19.84

Have a great weekend! What are you up to? Anything requiring a LBD?

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Do you all listen to public radio? It has become a major pleasure of mine to start off each morning with MPBM. I love the stories and the unbiased news reports. What about you?

It will be a very sad day when radio and newspapers are replaced by the digital age. Sigh.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fall Fashion.

This is exactly how I want to dress this Fall.

All from L.L.Bean Signature's lookbook. We Mainers are so stylish. Yet another reason why you should be reading this.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kiss Me Kate.

I'm probably late to the party on these, but how ADORABLE are these Kate Spade apple device covers?

Monday, August 9, 2010


Have you been to Sweet Estelle's Baking Supply? No? Well, look at what you're missing!

Yup. Unbelievably obsessed. Must make these immediately so I can place a large order. How was your weekend? I have a fabulous time visiting my family and best pal. I never wanted it to end. At least I have cupcakes to dream about.