Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Skirts

The best summer days are spent on the water, in a boat, feet buried in the sand, with a pretty pink umbrella drink in hand, head tossed back hair in face road trips, a good read accompanied by blissful warm breezes. Seattle has none of this right now, it's cold and gray, the entire city is lacking Vitamin D and sun rays so I set my gaze on happier sunnier things, like hunting for the perfect summer skirt and accessories for our new living room! Enjoy:

From Park and Cube. Maybe with this skirt I can float away to Rio, or Nice, perhaps Bora Bora?

American Apparel Skirt from
Karla's Closet hose posts, are impeccable as are her outfits, she has skirts galore. Am envious and amorous of her collection and her taste!

This could be the go to item for the summer. Lingering Rays skirt from Anthropologie

Skirt from Duskjacket Attic,wouldn't it be so perfect for work?

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Beyond skirts, I fell in LOVE with this print at Made by Girl from a
Coisas Da Doris, a shop in Brazil.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

STYLE MAKERS: J. Crew's Mickey Drexler in the WSJ

Have you seen the Wall Street Journal article on J. Crew's CEO? It's pretty inspiring. He turned around Ann Taylor, GAP, and is now making history for sequins and the casually well dressed at J. Crew. There's also a hilarious video of his staff on their take of their character of a boss.

Photos courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Conversation on Cool

Known for the iconic black and white tres cool photos of the famous, glamorous trend setting class, one of my favorite blogs The Impossible Cool with sultry, sexy, and the untouchable element of 'I don't give a damn, but you know you want to be me because you know I look good' photos and quotes like the image above, and quotes like:

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Now, there's more of where this goodness came from. TIC has released a new blog: A Conversation on Cool. More carefree, more interactive, a sunnier disposition of the style makers of former generations who we all wish we could be. And whose unattainable style we still copy in our time.

Below are some favorite images and quotes from the site. Enjoy! And join the conversation.

Always keep your face toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. ~Walt Whitman

This has got to be my favorite Marilyn Monroe photo.

All images from: The Impossible Cool and Conversation on Cool

Saturday, June 5, 2010

LOVE: Friends

Hello, hello! How have you all been? I'm sorry that it's been so long. So crazy busy. Just when I think I cannot work harder, I am proven wrong. But the summer months are approaching and I am very happy about this, though Seattle appears to be ignoring this fact. It's been a rainy June thus far. I must perform an anti-raindance if things continue as they have been. I wonder how that would look. Hmmm. The coming of summer is also a time for goodbyes. My good friend Ryan is leaving Seattle to pursue his second year in pharmacy residency at Duke, and I shall miss him. I became friends with him in pharmacy school, though I had seen him in a couple of my undergraduate classes. He was a go-to friend, the guy that will make you smile when life feels dire. Ryan also has an incredible knowledge of music and food, and just is all-around fun. Hi-jinks and adventures always ensue with Ryan.

I lack the intelligence and the words to be profound, but I will say this: friendships are just about the best things ever. Friends add a richness to life--they are the spice and sugar that enliven and enlighten everyday, normal, ho-hum events to lasting memories. They are also the salve and helping hand, when life is just a little too hard. Reflecting on Ryan's leaving, I must say that I am so grateful for the friends that I have and have had. In fact, I am pretty sure that any anti-raindance would involve kicking up one heels and dancing with a friend.

Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.--Unknown

If there ever is a tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you.--Winnie the Pooh

The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.--Unknown

Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life--Pizza Place Sign

Thank you Ryan for inspiring this post! I'll see you soon!