Thursday, November 29, 2012

this is genius: camera phone lens set from Photojojo

includes fish-eye, telephoto, and wide/macro

I wouldn't mind if someone bought me this hand strap for my DSLR, either.

Friday, November 2, 2012

friday links


words cannot express how much I love this clip from last week's episode of Parks and Rec
another dress that has my name all over it
did you see these little artists costumes from Oh Happy Day? (found via Because I'm Addicted)
my cat would be all kinds of adorable in this egg-shaped pod
and speaking of eggs, I'm a huge proponent of breakfast for dinner

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

on the hunt for: new sneakers


I've been told that sneakers should be replaced every 500 miles. If that's true, I'm about 1,000 miles overdue. So tell me: do you have a pair that you swear by? If so, I want to know. I'm currently debating between customizing a pair of Reebok Crossfit Nanos or just buying the Nike Free Runs pictured above.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

cheap thrill: double skull bangle from UO

available in silver, gold, and rose gold

 for those of us who can't rationalize spending $350 on one of these 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

click, purchase, mine: faux leather skirt from The Limited

(normally $69.90, currently on sale for $41.94)

Remember when I ordered this skirt in the wrong size and then it sold out before I could get my hands on one in the right size? Be thankful that you don't live with me. I sulked for days. DAYS, I tell you. I even debated ordering this much pricier one from Zara, but I'm only 5'2" and I'm scared of midi skirts. Fortunately, after spending a little quality time with my laptop this past weekend, I managed to hunt down another faux leather skirt that fit all of my requirements: not too short, not too long, and not above $50. I celebrated with the last of my dark chocolate peanut butter cup stash.

PS -- Forever 21 also just added two more faux leather skirts to their website that look promising. I'm guessing that they'll both sell out fairly quickly and that these links will soon be obsolete, but at a mere $22.80 each, I can't resist sharing:

Friday, September 28, 2012

love/want/need: Pendleton tote


I'm a total sucker for anything by Pendleton, but this tote is currently at the top of my wish list.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

a few glasses of red wine

procrastinating on Saturday afternoon

running errands on Sunday morning

not pictured: dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's, fresh bagels, several episodes of Gossip Girl, two ugly blisters from breaking in my new loafers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

mixed greens with strawberries, sliced almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette

a fresh pint of wild blueberry ice cream

neon flowers that I couldn't resist bringing home

not pictured: red wine, roast duck, quality time with my textbooks, sulking because I ordered this skirt in the wrong size

Friday, September 14, 2012

Anna has my faux leather back


I've been so swamped with work/school/holidays/life that I completely forgot to check out Kirna Zabete's new collection for Target.  Thank God for Anna.  Seriously, it's like she's a mind reader or something.  She spotted this faux leather skirt and knew that it belonged in my closet.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

homemade granola from Kevin's mom

a neutral manicure

weekend reading/procrastinating

not pictured: wild blueberry ice cream, a slightly overwhelming to-do list, numerous neon post-its, an impromptu Dawson's Creek marathon (season 1)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

tough love


BaubleBar's entire Spike It Rich collection is right up my alley, but I'm particularly smitten with the gold cone ring pictured above. At under $50 apiece, I'm also seriously considering this necklace as well as this cuff. Thoughts?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

saturday/sunday/monday snapshots

long overdue closet cleaning

kale for lunch

bright colors for rainy days

not pictured: homemade berry cobbler (recipe details to come), four episodes of Dexter (season six), fresh tomatoes from my father's garden, clean sheets, new textbooks, searching for recipes for the High Holidays

Thursday, August 30, 2012

click, purchase, mine: white lace dress by Pim + Larkin

PS – get 2o% off with code "SPLURGE"

Ever since this post on Vanessa Jackman's blog, I've been on the hunt for a white lace dress. And after searching practically everywhere, I finally found one that works for me. My favorite outfits are always a mix of masculine and feminine elements, and I'm itching for a chance to wear this dress with my camo military jacket. Until temperatures drop, though, I'm planning to balance out the sweetness of the lace with edgy sandals and a bold red lip. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

found on sale at J.Crew (because everyone needs a ridiculously bright plaid shirt, right?)

playing around at home with new makeup (still not convinced that I know what I'm doing)

fresh vegetables from the neighborhood co-op (assembled for this recipe)

yep – I bought this sweater in two colors
(don't even act like you're the least bit surprised)

not pictured: fried eggs on sourdough toast, masala chai, too many ginger + cardamom cookies, the three attempts it took CVS to correctly fill my new prescription

Friday, August 24, 2012

friday links



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

obsessed: Madewell songbird dress


stucco stripe ($138) / black spotshadow (on sale for $99.99) / chambray ($138)

It's outside my normal price range, but trust me when I say that this dress is a WORKHORSE.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

a birthday gift to myself – NARS 'Funny Face'

the perfect bag for an afternoon of shopping

a movie choice inspired by Shark Week

not pictured: homemade pound cake and fresh strawberries, a new dress from Madewell, getting caught in the rain

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

fresh asparagus for homemade panang curry

lazy weekend wear: stripes and cut-offs

Sunday afternoon reading: It Starts With Food

not pictured: one very noisy cat, two scoops of salted caramel ice cream, three loads of laundry, four songs added to my workout playlist, five episodes of The Killing – Season 1