Friday, October 29, 2010

there goes my wallet





apiece apart's wool/linen matchstick pant, at la garconne.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

dusty neutrals::apiece apart

apiece apart has quickly become my favorite label this season (without having tried any of the pieces on). the wide neckline of this blouse is so graceful, and i'm in love with double strap on these christophe lemare ankle boots.

as an aside, i saw a girl wearing a lovely, slightly oversized mohair pullover today and now feel like my sweater collection is sorely lacking. i always manage to come up with new things to add to my shopping list when autumn arrives.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

what i wore: last week versus this week




last week i wore a winter coat every day. this week promises to be warmer, at least until the weekend. i'm going to take advantage of it and enjoy my new breton top and olive merino leggings from lucy's place.

leon's costume is coming along nicely thanks to stephanie. regattas and persian spice doughnuts--all in all, a good weekend.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

trousers and a coat

apiece apart relaxed trouser
won hundred manga trouser

i realized the other day that i don't really have any pants to wear with the baki coat. it's amazing to me that i've managed without non-denim pants for this long. i think i need those apiece apart trousers (along with everything else from this label).

especially this apiece apart blanket coat.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

snake kit

just saw this snake kit on belle heir's blog. available soon here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

VPL cardigan

VPL always makes such good sweaters.

looks like i'll be up all night again, working, working. october and november are probably the most stressful months of the academic year. i'm not ashamed to admit that i'm wearing a pair of 10 year old juicy couture velour pants and wool hiking socks.


and after all these years, i'm still obsessed with the united bamboo fishtail parka. i've yet to see anyone do a better version. now if only i could get one for less that $400.

as for my baki coat, i wear it pretty much every day, usually with a very short dress/tunic, tights, and my no. 6 ankle boots. will try to post photos once this wretched week is over!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

mociun fall winter 2010

pass blouse
topography dress

the loose over-sized silhouettes of caitlin mociun's new collection look so beautiful in fluid silk crepe. i could easily see myself wearing either of these as tunics over merino leggings. as i work my way through post-doctoral applications, it's nice to indulge in fantasies of wearing pieces like these as a professor someday soon.

via ~>O<~

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

ace&jig giveaway. {congrats tiffany j.!}


i'll select a person at 9pm, e.s.t.
edit:: congrats tiffany j., comment no. 50 as selected by random.org's integer generator!

jenna and cary of ace&jig sent me this frock coat a few weeks ago. as you well know, i adore their super soft woven textiles and laid-back 70s california vibe. instead of keeping it for myself, i wanted to offer the coat to a reader. it's a size small, with many buttons down the front, a gathered loose back, side pockets, and fully lined in white cotton.

more photos of the coat at pretty mommy

leave your name and contact info in the comments if you're interested! i'll do a random draw next monday, october 11.

edit:
if you live outside of the US, i would appreciate a small contribution to cover some of the shipping. thanks!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

isabel marant etoile--baki coat

top photo of the ben coat, from nitty gritty 
bottom photo of baki coat from Worthwhile


i dithered for too long and now the Baki coat is nowhere to be found. i've spent all day emailing and calling shops in the States, Canada, and even Australia. i even drove to NYC yesterday with leon--ostensibly to check out the Mayle pop-up shop. no luck. at least we had yummy dosas at Hampton Chutney with stephanie. well, it looks like my search was in vain. maybe i'll be able to buy it on ebay someday....

edit: got it at barneys!

les amis in seattle has it in anthracite (size 2), and the Ben coat, which is a longer version with 3 buttons. i used to go to this shop back when i lived on queen anne hill, such a lovely space.
the corner shop in paddington, australia has the baki in a size 2, also, if anyone is interested in doing a long-distance order.
J+O has the Baki in mocha.