Thursday, May 29, 2008

pip squeak chapeau

beautiful grey linen tent dress. such an easy shape for summer. since i can't sew, i ordered one yesterday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

new wiksten collection

the styling is impeccable, the photography is evocative, and the clothing, well, the clothing is even better than i could have imagined. jenny has outdone herself. if i could hire her as my personal wardrobe supplier, i would. with wiksten, mociun, a.p.c, and mayle (for fancy occasions), i would be set for life.

i can't wait for her shop update on may 31.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

the anticipation is killing me

pure awesomeness. jenny does it again.
shop launches may 31
sneak peak + interview may 27
photos by hannah.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

gingham billfold

i received this in the mail the other day. such cute packaging! the billfold will be perfect for the summer. the red-black-white combo is exactly what i wanted. thanks tiffany!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

steven alan sample sale, anyone?

steven alan is having a sample sale (75%) from Thursday through Sunday.

5/15 8.30-8
5/16 8.30-8
5/17 12-7
5/18 12-5
103 Franklin St., nr. Church St.

also, 70% off overstock at A.P.C. , Friday through Sunday (12-7), 35 Grand St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg

i have to teach a review session on friday, so there's no way i could make it out there until saturday morning. is anyone going? would the steven alan sale be worth the trip on saturday?

punky b's madras

this skirt/strapless dress used to belong to punky b's mother. now if only i could find fabric like that....

Monday, May 12, 2008

one of each, please

mayle camila top at impulse

Thursday, May 08, 2008

happy anniversary

my car and i have been through a lot these past 6 years. i bought her for $1 from my parents when i graduated from college. she and i moved to seattle that fall, then we drove back home 10 months later. i was pretty upset when my dad told me she wouldn't make it cross-country to cambridge. so we had to be apart for two months as she made the trip on a truck bed. i nearly shed a tear when i saw her waiting patiently for me in the driveway. i definitely cried as i surrendered my CA plates.

i hope we can make it back home after this phd this completed. i know she misses those sunsets over the Pacific...

Monday, May 05, 2008

Sunday, May 04, 2008

the most beautiful idea ever

a golden thread wedding band, to be tied on every day. explained here by the designer Ilkka Suppanen.

baking and planning

polaroid by

hello hello.
so, i've been a little busy with end-of-semester projects. i have 57 papers that need to be graded sooner rather than later. i know that many of my students put much thought and care into their work, so i'd like to spend the time needed to do their papers justice.

anyway, i have been spending quite a bit of time baking, which is an activity that i normally shy away from (the dishes! the expense! the mess!). however, i am hosting a baby shower next saturday, which means lots and lots of buttermilk lemon zest cookies (via Orangette). i've baked two batches now, and they are indeed delicious.

i'd also like to blame my absence on too many consecutive days of gloom and rain. it 'is' may, right?

i hope everyone is doing well. martha is joining the one-a-day club and will begin posting something every day beginning monday, may 5th. stephanie will also update her shop with her latest collection 'picnic' on monday (1pm pst). i know that jenny
is sewing like crazy and will unveil her new collection soon. hooray!

eyelet rocks from here.