Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Snow in April

Ilana Kohn Blue Flowers Jersey Tee Dress

Maryam Nassir Zadeh skirt

Lauren Manoogian Shawl cardigan
Let's ignore the snow on the ground and focus on spring. My summer is turning out to be more work and less play, but I'm hoping to get some time in the sandbox as well.

It's funny, but I've spent the past few years running away from skirts, but Michelle makes it look effortless. I'm also obsessed with Ilana's blue flower print, with its Marimekko cheerfulness.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Elias is Two / Albuquerque New Mexico / Hair

Rug-covered ceiling at the Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque

Los Poblanos, chilis and joinery

Los Poblanos, Guest House

Los Poblanos, dusk

Church Street Cafe, one of the oldest buildings in Old Town, Albuquerque

Monday, March 24, 2014


Steven Alan Reverse Seam Shirt

Rachel Comey Storm Suede Ibex Boots
I'm going to Albuquerque for a workshop later this week. 70 degrees and sunny! I'm not sure about the dress code, but I'm hoping to sneak in pinks and pale blues if possible.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Planning summer outfits

Tsuyumi Wide Brim and Jute Sun Hats and Back Crane Tie Dye Linen Overalls at Steven Alan

I've emailed them to check the hat sizing. I can't decide whether I should order the wide brim or not. It's definitely time to replace my $20 Target gardening hat, which I've had for over 5 years.

It's raining today. I'm happy because I saw the magnolia trees starting to bud. Spring Hooray!

Friday, March 14, 2014

in a rut

beautiful spring outfit at Steven Alan
I need a haircut or a change of scenery. The only thing keeping me going is Cadbury's delicious Mini-Eggs. Fellow Americans, you're missing out!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

My broken Garrett Leight frames

Ten minutes before my lecture, I attempted to clean my lenses. The frames snapped in half across the bridge. I've been wearing glasses since I was 12, and this is the first time I've broken a pair. I bought these Hamptons at the Garrett Leight shop in Venice Beach back in August 2012. For $285, I have a hard time understanding how minimally applied pressure could cause them to break. I hope I can find a similar affordable pair because my back-up pair are sunglasses with an ancient prescription. Sadness.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jumpsuit uniform

ETA: I tried it on, loved how it fit, especially the way the top drapes in the back. Wilfred and Aritzia shops don't have dressing room mirrors, only a large common-area one, which I'm assuming is a way to dissuade photographs? At any rate, I found the sizing to be normal. The 6 fit, I could probably have sized down to a 4, but then the pants might have been too tight. The top fit loose, but that's typical for me. The fabric is also quite substantial. It would work best as a transitional piece during the spring and fall.

I saw this Wilfred Emouvant Jumpsuit in the shop window at Aritzia and am seriously considering it in black. I have no idea if the fit will work on me, but I'm increasingly drawn to the one-piece as an easy uniform option.