Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

so long.

leon as the fantastic mr. fox, costume courtesy of stephanie.

it's the end of the line for me. i will be posting quite a few things on LoGE in a last ditch effort to get my house in order. i'm not sure how much longer i'll maintain LoGE, but not indefinitely. i've met so many lovely people through this blog, for which i'll always be grateful. but there are so many blogs out there now, and i need to focus on other things like applying for postdocs and finishing my PhD program.

thanks, and all my best.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

the weekend

rolling back the clocks means no more late afternoon hijinks in the city for a while. hoping for sunshine and maybe a little shopping to prep the apartment for the holidays. have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

homemaking: john robshaw sample sale

i think these gorgeous beanbags are the solution to at least half of my problems.

maybe it's the season, but i've become obsessed with making my apartment cozier, more livable. ever since we cleared out half our belongings in a failed attempt to sell our place, it's been looking too spartan for my tastes. if i were in nyc, i would jump at the chance to buy john robshaw textiles at sample sale prices.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

steven alan sample sale online

there are quite a few fall pieces available right now!

Friday, November 05, 2010

mayle galina for sale {sold}

worn a few times while in paris two years ago, my mayle galina jacket has turned into a museum piece, just for looking. i hate being ruthless, but there's no point in owning something meant to be worn if i never wear it. 
size 8, although it fits me (6).
shoulders: 15 1/2"
chest: 13 1/2" where the black jacquard meets the wool body, and 19" pit-to-pit (hard to measure because of the pleats that are both front and back)
length: 25"
pristine condition

email with any reasonable offers

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

shoes and boots on sale at UO

these frye carson oxfords ($178) are 20% off with "WALKTHISWAY" until nov. 8. i'm not sure which size i should get. it looks like they're out of the 8 1/2 in fawn. my paige riding boots are an 8, but it's hard to know how the sizing runs in other styles.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

vain and vapid silk top

griffin silk blouse, $115.

the tiny collar, the polka dots, and my latest love, half length sleeves.

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

want: rachel comey navigators dress on LoGE

size xs (fits 2-6), $185 plus shipping, listing ends october 14.

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'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.

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.

Monday, September 27, 2010

makie outfitting ideas

rain all week. speaking of prints on pants, i wish this makie outfit came in my size. i'm still obsessed with that navy plaid dress. maybe it will have to go on my shopping list instead of a toggle coat. trying to not be overly self-indulgent this season, but it's my favorite season to shop for.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


madewell trouser jeans, steven alan boyfriend shirt, bensimons

same shirt, different jeans. i haven't cut my hair in 8 months!
this week:
so grateful that i was able to keep my teaching job in spite of low enrollment
exciting news and a giveaway!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

a sale at chelliswilson

fog linen Elisa dress
fog linen Swany shirt
loup charmant scallop dress
le bouton gathered back dress
remember my trip to portland? chelliswilson is having a sale, 25% off shops item ("readers25").

i love the fog linen dress, such a pretty shade of blue.

Monday, September 13, 2010

happy prints at suno spring '11

this is the first morning that i've woke up in a cold bed. i'm not ready for summer to leave!

loving the spring prints at suno.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

alexa chung for madewell

i bought the iris blouse and skinny jeans today at madewell. i'm still iffy on the blouse. the fit is very roomy except in the shoulders, and the silk wrinkles easily. the jeans fit surprisingly well, although i'm not completely comfortable wearing something with such a high waist. will post photos tomorrow to give you a sense of how they fit.

i'm wearing the small. i think i'm going to return it because of the wrinkling. the jeans don't look as high-waisted as they feel. i'm a bit ambivalent about both pieces.