with little inspiring me in the realm of my closet or shoe collection at
the present time, i spend my days dressed mostly in black and poorly
layered for the fickle winter/spring-spring/winter days. i am attempting
to find inspiration elsewhere though, and have been spending the
moments at night when my brain cannot handle more homework or reading to
shoe shop online and sift through blogs and tumblrs that are so filled
with beauty and simplicity that it is okay that my brain can only handle
the basic function of appreciating. i call it a therapy of sorts. it is
only 9:43 but i am tired. and therefore i leave you with a stunning
quote and the latest collection of shoe porn that has been building up
in my shopping cart...
i created a new pandora station based around the 80's women duo heart (but also throws in some journey, aerosmith and an occasional foreigner song) to which e commented - it makes me want to kill myself. our musical tastes just collide sometimes. however, a heart song invoked a rather nostalgic feeling in the midst of my too-early-to-function-need-more-coffee haze this morning as their song, will you be there in the morning, played. cue my borderline unhealthy obsession with baked goods for breakfast and suddenly i want to tell you about the most amazing oatmeal, banana muffin recipe i stumbled upon on pinterest (of course). these delicious and hearty treats at once embody the heart song while answering it: no, no you will not be there in the morning because i couldn't seem to keep you relegated to the first meal of the day and instead ate you at all times and thus canceled out any hope for prolonged breakfast rendezvous.
recipe credits go to this blog where you can find the whole deal. warning: there is blender involved and if your blender is anything like mine (with 143 settings) it may turn out to be a little bit messy. very worth it though.
oh i am never happy with the weather. give me months of sun and i ask for fall, give me wintery chills and i beg for spring, give me spring and i impatiently tap my foot waiting for days when the sun sets at 8 and i am on the beach until that point. in the mean time, i am attempting to resurrect some of the more fun aspects of my closet that have been hiding for too long. enter: suspenders and clashing prints. lesson learned from all of this: suspenders are a girls best friend. stop buying belts. go buy suspenders and then wear them with everything possible, clashing prints included. also, please take note of the small attempts at finding a lingering spring in the neighborhood...
scarf old, ribbed tank target, uo jeans, vintage suspenders, hm cardigan, usual rings, lucky watch, aj morgan glasses
resolutions...2013...yada yada yada.it's not that i am against any of the standards that get ushered in with the new year, i just have never been big declarer of such for my own self. i mean, the most traditional i go with this time of year is buying a new day planner and switching out my old - which in my world is very exciting and something worth celebrating (so much room for lists and organization. so much room for activities...)
i do however enjoy looking ahead a bit to the coming year and thinking about all of the exciting things that are headed my way: finally finishing school, shooting a couple weddings and hopefully getting a photography website launched, the wedding of my best friend to the man of her dreams, and celebrating the usual round of birthdays that never seem to quit, baseball season of the world champion giants (spring training included) and hopefully a greater accumulation of shoes. i know that it is already january 6th and that might mean that i am a bit late on jumping on the new year bus, but i am excited for it and here's hoping that it is an amazing one for all of us!
f21 sweatshirt, target necklace and wrap bracelet, pisces cuff gift from e, uo pants, kathy van zeeland booties.
oof...in an attempt to get back at this whole thegirlone thing, i am foraying into the inspirational world of big, bulky, maybe look like you could stuff two of yourselves into it, coats via the insanely wonderful street style photography of vanessa jackman (she's been on my blogroll since i got my membership card and has provided oodles of inspiration). this post feels multi faceted on the appropriate scale as 1) i effing hate the cold and revert to a toddler like mentality of sniffling and whining 2) in my humble opinion, sc is experiencing a cold front like no other and if it snowed tomorrow i wouldn't be that surprised (okay yes i would) and 3) part of me feels like not blogging on anything that could resemble a consistent schedule for nearly 3 months has left me in need of a protective layer in order to embark on it again. so feast your eyes on some gorgeous coats that appear 3 sizes too big and try to keep yourself from thinking that you probably need to go get yourself a few.
if it looks like a snuffaluffagus...and feels like a snuffaluffagus...buy it
why buy any old anorak when you could own one that your best friend can borrow - at the same time?
oversized collars that make you look like a flower
layers of warmth can do a coat good
when all else fails, grab blanket
in no way am i rejecting any of these garments. rather, i want them all. at once.
i'm a such a sucker for the added accessories that chilly weather allows. and yep, still love boots beyond any sane resemblance of material obsessions. a while back i posted a collection of chelsea boots that were all calling my name and naturally i eschewed all of those options in favor of these gorgeous foot companions. i have incredibly narrow feet and when i stumble across a pair of boots that fit like a nice, tight sock (remind me to tell you about my childhood sock exploits - aka the period of my childhood that my dad calls "the worst time of his life") i fall head over heels, pun intended.
nine west sosie boot
this sweet little burgundy hat was originally purchased for the purpose of 1) keeping the sun off my face at the hardly strictly blue grass festival in sf and 2) because i just like owning lots of hats. but i am very much enjoying the color this fall and low and behold it covers my head nicely when i just don't want to do much more than comb my hair over one shoulder and call it a day.
hat uo, scarf bunnies, glasses aj morgan, earrings local
i have not been the most responsible blogger lately. i've been too busy being a responsible everything else. between a really chaotic quarter at school (i feel like i bring a whole new meaning to super senior), working, and trying to keep up with daily usual, i feel like there is very little room for anything else in my life lately. which truthfully makes me feel a little incomplete and a lot frustrated. subsisting on things like venti pumpkin spice lattes and whatever can be thrown together in 20 minutes or less for dinner doesn't exactly inspire lots of solid rest and down time either so things like blogging, staying in touch with friends and family and a growing pile of errands along with a growing pile of "to-dos" keep nagging at the base of my head.
oof. whiny, huh? well, it is all about balance i guess, and sometimes in order to reach a balance point, you must first teeter around on the edges a bit. meanwhile i find refuge in old and new favorites. i can't seem to bother myself to do more than pull out the comfiest of clothes and stick to the basics. jeans, boots of some sort, vintage jewelry plus a watch to constantly keep me on track. oh! but the new edition of this gorgeous vintage leather bag! this thing takes the cake. all cakes. i want cake. it's huge, fits a laptop plus books plus an endless amount of cords, camera, etc, etc. my neighbor bought it in italy many years ago and decided to part with it at her (incredible) yard sale. my happy, happy gain.