Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more." -Emma

Maybe it's the Jane Austenite in me, but I absolutely adore maxi dresses with sleeves. It's all very regency and yet, they're looking more and more updated. I can only hope that they don't become very 'in' before I obtain a few, as another one of my favorite ladies, Coco Chanel, once said 'In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.' too true. Here are my loves.

Adriane Knit Maxi Dress--$45--Alloy.com

Hand Crochet Maxi Dress--$298--Freepeople.com

Roblyn Maxi Dress--Elizabeth and James--$545--Neimanmarcus.com
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Classy Glasses

I have been totally obsessed with the above pair of glasses for quite a while. Unfortunately, I cannot afford Chanel glasses...no chance. But I found this amazing pair at Urban Outfitters (only $14!). They're a little Audrey with a modern oversize= perfection. INEXPENSIVE perfection!

A Fresh Coat


One of my absolute favorite things to do is buy vintage and make it a bit more modern. Just enough so I don't look like a time traveler. I bought this wonderful purple coat with a real fur collar for $9 bucks, unfortunately the buttons were hideous gray-gross rose things. So I stopped by Joann's and got these amazing real bone filigree buttons for 2 bucks each! It's just a little change...but it's the little things that count!




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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Perfect Pair

There are so many cute picture of couples in the world! Obviously couples and love have been a great inspiration throughout history...let's see, Samson and Delilah, Robin Hood and Marian, Superman and Lois Lane...not to mention all those trillions and trillions of books, songs, poems, and tons of other things dedicated to requited love. Here are a few of my absolute favorite pictures of people who found their match.







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Friday, July 8, 2011

The Sweetest Thing

In the spirit of the south, I recently read the book The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser. I had no idea upon ordering it that it was christian (an unexpected plus) but I only went off the synopsis that I had read: "The Singleton family's fortunes seem unaffected by the Great Depression, and Perri--along with the other girls at Atlanta's elite Washington Seminary--lives a carefree life of tea dances with college boys, matinees at the cinema, and debut parties. But when tragedies strike, Perri is confronted with a world far different from the one she has always known.At the insistence of her parents, Mary "Dobbs" Dillard, the daughter of an itinerant preacher, is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with her aunt and attend Washington Seminary, bringing confrontation and radical ideas. Her arrival intersects at the point of Perri's ultimate crisis, and the tragedy forges an unlikely friendship.The Sweetest Thing tells the story of two remarkable young women--opposites in every way--fighting for the same goal: surviving tumultuous change." It was cute. Not the most mind-blowing book in the world, but it did have some good insight in how to rely on God when dealing with tragedy. The bit that kept me hooked though was the setting. Endless dances, sorority sisters, pop-calling evenings, horse-back riding....the list goes on and on. Once again I am reminded on the importance (and the level of addiction I have) of living a beautiful life.

The Season of the Southern Belle

I'm not sure what's in the air, but everything seems to be screaming Southern Belle to me lately. I'll be able to elaborate more over the next couple posts, but I'll show you one example now. I stumbled across the A-dorable clothing line Ruche about a year ago. Aside from having consistently spectacular clothing, they also always have the most a-mazing look-books. So, in the the style of the Southern sorority gal, I humbly introduce you all to one of the swellest set of pictures you'll see this season....








If you take a fancy to the idea of perusing the whole look-book, just click here.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mai-Thu Perret: An Ideal for Living



I recently visited the U of M Museum of Art and found the most curious exhibit. It was entitled An Ideal for Living, it was a three-dimensional masterpieces by the very talented Mai-Thu Perret (see left.)




The exhibit encompassed manydifferent pieces, such as a futuristic collection entitled "The Apocalypse Ballet" of molded exhibitionists with lighted rings.
There were also some ink-blot reminiscient pieces entitled "The Crack Up"
But the part that most caught my eye were the incredible giant lanterns (entitled Positivland) It was wonderful to be able to walk around and under the lanterns that made me feel like Alice in Wonderland.
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