Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

a.p.c. toggle coat on sale

feeling a little pessimistic about the economy and life in general? i sure am. but that doesn't stop me from loving this peter-pan collar toggle coat from a.p.c.

a.p.c. toggle coat on sale for $300, marked down from $430 at Zoe

sale at bird

a few lovely things now 25% off at Bird.

tashkent by cheyenne flats in leather and suede, now $279

repetto flats, now $129
tsumori chisato jersey tunic, now $359

isabel marant wool voile top, now $229

mociun tie-front dress, now $219

moicun shirt in stripes and aerograph print, now $59

mayle alpaca silk coat, now $769

mayle silk patchwork dress, now $469

Friday, November 23, 2007

that party dress

mociun silk and hemp tie-front dress,
aerograph print (genius)
beklina, $390

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


j crew anchors aweigh dog sweater, $65.
i think i want a dog.

a.p.c. sandals on ebay

a.p.c. white sandals from last season, originally $333. there are two auctions right now for a size 37 and 40. the buy it now price is $99, and the starting bid is $64. since i wear a 39, neither will work for me. plus, i really love my super affordable white saltwater sandals!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

the end of autumn is nigh

humanoid sweater from le train bleu
plaid reverse seam shirt from steven alan
earnest sewn keatons

plum island, mass.

Friday, November 16, 2007

nomia dresses at Impulse

i am so obsessed with this simple tunic dress....

Nomia wool tunic dress, black and olive,
$298 at Impulse

Nomia black and grey wool dress, $346 at Impulse

humanoid sweater

humanoid sweater from le train bleu, $137 with toutie discount
agnes b linen skirt, $90 on sale three years ago

Sunday, November 11, 2007

a.p.c. military style dress (Update)

just noticed that Creatures of Comfort is selling a variation of that military style dress. this time it's made out of wool rather than cotton. $330, sizes 34-40.

mayle angelika sweater hoodie

originally $486, $389 this weekend only
with code "NOVEMBERSALE"
for 20% off at Hejfina.
(only M left)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

humanoid at last!

if it doesn't fit...

photo from Impulse
i swear, it's the last thing i'm buying for a looong time.

thanks stephanie!

Friday, November 09, 2007

more impulse: layers

tom scott sweater, mayle striped top

mayle jacket, mociun printed shirt,
a.p.c. dress, superfine jeans,
and those covetable, unavailable, a.p.c. pumps

Y's cardigan, steven alan shirt,
vanessa bruno pants, isabel marant boots

all photos by Impulse

sorry for all the blah posts, but i've been busy with school things, sending off grant applications, etc. i've also discovered that my wallet is terribly empty after buying something that i'm feeling a bit guilty about, especially since i've been working so hard at saving money. sigh.

anyway, it's finally getting cold, but i refuse to don my parka just yet. so, it looks like Impulse has the right idea with all their fabulous layered outfits. it's hard for me to look at these photos because of my newfound poverty, but they're also pretty darn inspirational. i need to dig around my closet and see what fascinating new combinations i can devise. it's all about being resourceful, right?

in spite of my penury, there is one particular item that i simply must/will buy: the Tova shirt.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

rainy day outfit for bicycle

dries van noten shirt, Louis Boston
siu yin chau envelope cardigan, Impulse Seattle
earnest sewn keatons, Bloomingdales
aigle parcours boots, Active Endeavors

stephanie congdon barnes + new blog

this squirrel will be on sale today at 11am pst on stephanie's etsy site. i've been waiting for him for a while, but my chances of actually buying him are slim. her creations sell pretty darn quickly.

speaking of beautiful handmade things that sell out quickly, it sounds like jenny gordy's wiksten etsy shop will be updated pretty soon. thanks to her, i am now obsessed with 'the fashion diary of Punky B.' even if you can't read french, the photos are incredibly inspiring.

a.p.c. military style dress from last year

s wanted to know if i had any photos of the a.p.c. military style collarless dress. i hope these are the right ones. sorry for the scribbles, i annotated most of the Winter 2006-2007 catalog. i never ended up buying it, even though i labeled it as 'must have.' i decided i'm not really into buttons down the front, although the sleeves are really nice on this dress.

Friday, November 02, 2007

the holiday dress

so, i was flipping through my anthropologie catalog when i saw this dress. i admit, i'm a sucker for 'ethnic' prints. but it made me wonder, do people actually have parties that require dressing up? maybe i'm living in the wrong city, or maybe i'm pursuing the wrong career, but the last time i dressed nicely for a party or outing was for my wedding. i can't even begin to imagine a life that requires such pretty dresses. maybe it's because my day consists of research, writing, dishwashing, cat litter duty, errands, eating in front of the computer, and other mundane things. i love simple, unpretentious get-togethers with dear friends, but sometimes i wonder if dressing-up would makes things even more fun. the problem is, you don't want to stick out like a sore thumb, and, well, most of the parties i attend are extremely casual.

Danya dress, Mayle, $770

Leda dress, Mayle, $665

Calico dress, Mayle, $620

the photo doesn't do much for me, but i saw it on a shopgirl and it seemed perfect for both parties and a fun work environment.