the paths surrounding NIH are too pretty to be part of a hospital complex.
the open road
on the way to bryn mawr
was allegedly andy warhol’s response when informed of his former muse’s death. you know, warhol reminds me of another big delta bravo who is altogether too aware of his own talent…
so a couple days ago i went to the clinique counter at macy’s to refill my pore-refining serum. that day happened to be “free gift day” or whatever, which i yawned at, seeing as “free gift” typically means something i will never use. fortunately, i was wrong. behold: in addition to a large and small make up bag (the pattern on which is sort of ugly, but whatever),...
the easy way out
is an all-black ensemble. top, skirt, and shoes: h&M / tank: ardmore boutique? / leggings: polo the shoes are actually lanvin for h&M… :D is anyone else less than psyched for this year’s versace for h&M line? most of the stuff i’ve seen so far looks like a florida resort threw up on a dress/skirt/whatev. someone please prove me wrong.
the questionable skirt/shorts hybrid
squort? skort? skourt? skorts? free people / tights: target
courtesy of some lady at the dupont circle farmers’ market :) neat-sounding flavors, no? except the top one tastes like jello pudding and the bottom one tastes like it should be a pasta dish. sigh.
this image was included as part of a set in its original post, which provided some neat shots from the vanity fair oscar parties of years’ past. is that gwyneth paltrow i spy asleep in a chair? newyorker:
want. minus the trouser socks.
oh, to be miss zoe
the coveteur some awesome shots of rachel zoe’s fashion offices, including her color-coordinated shoe collection. the photo of her is overly re-touched, however.
I’m betting he got a loft on O St for the pure irony of it…
the bouffant vs. the bee hive
I used to think that the bouffant was another term for the result of a bump-it, conjuring some not-so-favorable images: but these are just bad examples. the bouffant has perhaps gotten a bad rap in part because of the bump-it and similar contraptions, which can produce cartoonish results. the antics of those donning the modern bouffant don’t exactly help. the classic hair style is...
no, I don't see it swimming.
not quite charcoal
henley: free people / tank: h&M / skirt: vintage / tights: target / shoes: payless
all work and no play
makes the kitty upset.
call your girlfriend.
i have had that song stuck in my head for DAYS. cardi: j.crew / tank & necklace: target / skirt: ginger root / need for tights: almost here
la vie bohème
somehow we went from this: (lise the bohemian, renoir) to this: sigh. I do really love that song from the musical though, “five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes, how do you measure, measure a year…”
an arabian summer
summer 2008, i went to morocco for study abroad. somehow forgot and then re-discovered the photos. enjoy. camping in the sahara desert: (okay it was one night, the other night we spent in a hotel…) chef chouen: ville nouvelle in fes, where I studied and lived with a host family: medinat (old city) in fes: meknes: moulay idriss: tetouan: ...
(Source: igolden) [via strawberryraspberryandblueberry]
some notes on adulthood
[via hyperbole and a half] [via cats that talk] [via xkcd]
an ode to cher horowitz
I may have finally found Halloween inspiration that allows me to be cute and not cop-out slutty at once.
I don’t think anyone’s ever made the boing (bangs with too much curl+hairspray) look as good as natalie wood did in gypsy. same goes for faye dunaway and her beret in bonnie & clyde. I do seriously want her yellow sweater, though (… same goes for natalie’s epic cleavage).
the original femme fatale
the only-ever "just friends"
and secretly i want to bury in the yard / the grey remains of a friendship scarred
views from the washington monument
this most recent valentines’ day, a certain someone took me to the top of the washington monument. i recently stumbled upon the photos I took from the outing.
“I don’t care what you think about me, I don’t think about you at all.” - Coco Chanel [via realbronxbetty]
I don’t usually *love* anything about Lauren Conrad, but she’s onto something with the peach ends… also, lykke li has been stuck in my head for days.
anita pallenberg’s mini + cape chrissie shrimpton’s (second from left) boots + tunic bianca de macias’ death glare pamela de barres’ messy curls
fake it 'til you make it
I realize I’ve been severely lacking in the fashion-oriented posts as of late, so here’s a massive one. perfect skin is boring - flaws give us character. but there are those times when you’ve gotta polish up and not look like you’ve just been on a 3-day bender. here’s a thoroughly exhaustive guide. the key is creating a good base - blush, liner, etc. will...
i will never tire of posting photos of this adorable cat.
you know i'm sick when...
i’m wearing pants. i rarely wear pants - more of a leggings/tights/thermals kind of girl. tank: F21 / henley: free people / khakis: target
the new yorker
sept 26, 2011 I completely sympathize with this child. wishing i were jean paul gaultier inspiration. alternatively, owning the gray tights in this bottega ad would make me just as happy. trying very hard to not share this with a certain someone. seder, bills victory, and now this? sigh. also trying (with limited success) to not personify either of these:
athletic vs. academic
my younger sister jumps her best friend, ashley, after winning the western maine basketball championship (kind of a big deal) in high school. made the front page of the portland press herald sports section at the time :) while i never made the papers, i did intern on capitol hill. the resulting photo (a rite of passage for anyone who works in policy in washington) was taken during finals week...
la planete sauvage
early 1970s animated film. some of my favorite stills:
why can't I have a Rodarte Halloween?
i never want to look as skinny as natalie portman did in black swan, but damn did i want her clothes. I think I bought like a million tank tops from H&M that look exactly like those ones. the film also validated my obsession with leg warmers. i haven’t been able to find a cobweb-knit shrug like the one natalie dons in this still, though. Rodarte, will you please make my halloween...
one side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter. the purple caterpillar, alice in wonderland i love vintage posters like this. and yes, i was indeed in the bathroom when I took this. a better shot of what I was wearing: scarf: free people / cardi: target / top: blue bird / approximate time frame i will remove scarf: sometime next spring I miss the real...
georgetown from the rock creek parkway kennedy center from I-95 (E St) georgetown from roosevelt island random building on mass ave (after the executive office building)
sick, sick, sick
i’m sick of following my dreams. i’m just gonna ask them where they’re goin, then hook up with them later. mitch hedberg scarf: free people / top: blue bird / shorts: urban outfitters / necklace: target / fever: creeping upwards
forget a girl's diary
leaf through her cook book for some real secrets. my step mother’s mother’s, who is a dane in every sense of the word: and now for some cooks illustrated, which happens to be my fave:
under my parents' roof
i’m beginning to come around to the perks of living with mom and dad. first and foremost: no rent payments. or utility payments. or really payments of any kind with the exception of my cell phone. there is also their gorgeous home, with its exposed brick, dual fireplaces, tasteful artwork, and fresh flowers: so many paintings and photographs. L to R: local artist, locally...
what the eff, hair.
what in the effing eff.