Kate Spade Does Adorable Things...

...like this new video I found via The Neo-Traditionalist.

"I will never love you more than DVD's night with my girlfriends, when we talk about stupid things like feelings and men."

"I will never love you more than singing in the shower."

Girl Crush: Jane Birkin

The name Birkin really never meant much to me aside from the beloved Hermes bag, until this weekend when I stumbled upon images of the British actress, singer and muse. Her style was so effortless and cool and left me mildly obsessed with anything she wore.

Take a peek at the images below for some inspiration...

Daily Quote Dose

"Fate loves the fearless." 
- James Russell Lowell 

Image via lovers in vain 


Friday's Favorite Things

1. Favorite blog of the week: B Jones Style. She's been basing her looks this week off none other than Miss Bradshaw herself and it's making me all sorts of happy/nostalgic.

2. Favorite accessory of the week: Dayquil.

3. Favorite beauty product: Kiss Me Coral Lipstick by Revlon.

4. Favorite little moment: realizing driving through the car wash is just as fun at 22 as it was at 5 (close runner-up: having the Coral Tree valet compliment my music choice- Shakira's spanish album- ole!).

5. Favorite picture:

Illuminates just what I want to do this weekend (in between celebrating a best friend's birthday and feigning interest in the Super Bowl).

Image via Aubrey Rd

Daily Quote Dose

"You have to do stuff that average people don't understand, because those are the only good things." - Andy Warhol

Image via Lovers in Vain


I'd Like To Be In The Nude...

Sorry no naked boobs here... I'm just inspired by the neutral appeal of these looks...

Image 1 via Le Fashion; Image 2 via Oracle Fox; Image 3 via Audrey Hepburn Complex


Daily Quote Dose

"Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Image via Fashion Canvas


A Happy Head...

... wears one of these....

Yes, I realize I do not boast a royal pedigree (not one that's been realized at least!) or tea-drinking abilities and a British accent but I've haunted London's best pubs and shops for more than a few months and I think it gives me the right to eccentric headware. If you see me in Southern California in said accessories, no I do not need to be committed, I just need a royal British suitor, thank you.

Image via InStyle 

Daily Quote Dose

"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society." -William Thackeray 


Coachella Crush

This lovely lass Eliza Doolittle makes me smile. She's playing at Coachella. I want her fringe shorts and her friends...


Daily Quote Dose

"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."- Leo Buscaglia 


Daily Quote Dose

"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche 

image via lovers in vain


Orange Picking

Top: Ancient Hardtail; Skirt- Thrifted (Goodwill); Belt- Vintage; Shoes (last seen here)- Stuart Weitzman

I haven't had a middle part since second grade. It's been something I've constantly coveted ever since I knew who Gwenyth Paltrow was but I have a stubborn side part that just wasn't into being persuaded.

This week I took action. I declared it middle part week, pinned down stubborn strands and took no prisoners. It's day two right now and I'm feeling a bit more in control. I will, naturally, let you know how this exhausting battle pans out.

In other news, I bought this skirt from a South Central Goodwill a few years ago. I like its ethnic print and think it's just a little bit ugly... in a good way. I threw it on recently with a Hardtail top from seventh grade (that makes it practically vintage... right?) that has 70's-esque fluttered sleeves.

My favorite thing about this outfit is the rustic hues which just remind me of the 70's. Any favorite ways you're channeling the decade at the moment?

An attempt at orange juggling:

The (clearly unamused) audience:

Daily Quote Dose

"A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain." - F Scott Fitzgerald 

Image via Everyday I Show


Hey, I'm Not Going To Judge You...

1. If you always kind of think you're going to die when you fly.

"My wipers are so much faster than everyone else's! Crap."
2. If you've ever been self conscious of your windshield wiper speed level.

3. If you instantly crave mexican food when you hear mexican music.

4. If you've ever brought a magazine to a football game.

5. If you're frustrated by the amount of perfect, thoughtful, fiscally appropriate (ehh....) birthday gifts you find... for yourself.

6. If you've ever been given two sets of chopsticks with the chinese delivery you ordered for yourself.

7. If you always think about how hilarious it would be to write "sexual favors" on the what-this-check-is-for line of your checks.

8. If you've ever been saddened by the fact that Charlie Brown is a cartoon and not a real boy.

9. If you like potato skins and not potatoes.

10. If you've ever thought to yourself, "life would be so much better if I had the body of my shadow" (obviously disregarding the fact that you'd be 10 feet tall).

* One person thinks this post is funny:

Daily Quote Dose

"Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not." -Oscar Wilde 


Daily Quote Dose

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson 

image via Lovers in Vain

Monday On My Mind

Listening to: (I listened to this song on repeat when driving to Palm Springs this weekend)

Craving: A good massage. 

Coveting: Laika Headpiece by Litter SF

On My To Do List:write thank you notes for christmas gifts (so tardy!); plan a weekend getaway; take advantage of current sunshine; find birthday gifts for my longtime best and my dad; contemplate life's complexities. 


This Is Litter from Litter SF on Vimeo.

Reading:LA Times obituaries. I know this is a weird habit but I find them inspiring and often the most "ordinary" people have extraordinarily romantic stories. 

Inspired by: Littledoe Is Love Lookbook

On My Social Agenda:Bachelor viewing party tonight (team Emily); Blue Valentine movie date tomorrow night. 

Wondering:Why there ever got to be a right and wrong in fashion? It's relative and nothing but fun. 


Daily Quote Dose

"The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do."- Andy Warhol 


Daily Quote Dose

"It is not down in any map; true places never are."- Herman Melville 

Image via the Neo Traditionalist


Flirting With Fur

Turban (seen here and here)- ASOS; Fur- vintage; Sweater- your guess is as good as mine; Belt- Neiman Marcus; Dress- Planet Blue; Tights- DKNY; Boots (seen here)- Baker's. 

I know what you're thinking: enough with the damn turban. I agree... but can't help it. It makes me happy and makes my ears feel special and loved.

Aside from the headwear, there's nothing I love more than a good touch of fur. And with brutally chilly weather earlier this week I found the need to pile on as many luxe layers as I could find. I decided to put a sorority invite dress to use as a flirty skirt worn with cashmere and fur. I edged it up just the slightest with boots and a studded belt.

Let me know some of your favorite ways to make a fancy frock daytime appropriate... or don't. Let your sartorial secrets fester inside of you like bedbugs eating away a mattress.

Daily Quote Dose

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." - Leo Tolstoy




If you've ever laid eyes on my blog roll (titled blogosphere gems) then you know I'm a fan of a handful of fabulous fashion blogs that chronicle the daily ensembles of stylish ladies. Everyday (with the exception of the weekends because I ban myself from my beloved laptop) I find myself inspired by their get-ups and bravado. What makes each of their blogs successful is a unique point of view which is reflected in all of their stylings.

I decided to capture some of my recent blogspirations for you and hope that you'll leave me a comment with your thoughts! xx

Feathers! Sigh. (Atlantic-Pacific)

Uptown/Downtown (Atlantic-Pacific)

Pattern mixing like woah! (Late Afternoon)

It's fringey baby. (Oracle Fox)

Litas, metallic and shearling= obsession x 3. (Late Afternoon

70's inspiration (Fashion Toast). 

Thigh highs, fur and a feminine frock- girly perfection. (Atlantic-Pacific)

Rustic 70's esque colors do it for me. (Late Afternoon

Sheer maxi and slouchy sweater makes me happy. (Fashion Toast)