silverlake sun

(Stylestalker Ceremony Dress, Zara Jaquard Blazer, Theyskens’ Theory Combat Boots)

Stopped in Silverlake to take my dog to the dog park, then made sure to stop at Lake Boutique and Lamill Coffee.  Even though I’ve been in this area countless times, I’ve never managed to pop into Lake until now.  The careful selection of home goods, clothing, and jewelry made it appear that all those cool, laid back Silverlake girls must shop there frequently.  In fact, I tried on those awesomely elusive Isabel Marant Dicker boots there and they were much more comfortable than I’d imagined.  I’ve tried on several copycat versions, including the Steve Madden one, and none of them were particularly flattering or comfortable.  This is one of those cases where the investment matters.  If only they’d had black… I did end up buying a Directional Motivation leather wallet.  It’s tiny, in a lovely nude beige color, exactly what I need for my upcoming trip.

PS Lamill’s iced double soy vanilla latte is some kick-ass creamy delicious rocket fuel.

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theyskens’ theory fall 2012 preview





So, a few weeks back I was uncommonly lucky to be invited to the Theyskens’ Theory Fall 2012 preview at its newly expanded store on Melrose.  The samples were exceptional; the quality, cut, and materials were perhaps the most impressive yet.  Although I tend to stick to the accessories for my own closet, here were my top picks for purchase come fall.  Particularly in love with the leather boyfriend pants, gold illusion heels, and the silver leather jacket, although god knows I’d love to be able to slip into the beaded dress and jacket.

I made it just in time to say hello to the genius behind the brand.  I was tongue-tied and barely managed to request to take a photo with him, in which he is looking handsome but I am not.  Still, it was a moment worth commemorating.

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Headed to Paris!

It’s been a while no?  Well I’m back for the summer and what a summer it will be!  I’ll be living in Paris for two months, the second of which will be also used for foraying into other European destinations.  And in honor of summer I’m including photos of my most recent two manicures.  Pastels have me in an unlikely grip this season.  And the answer is yes, I did steal them from my Instagram, which coincidently is @swiftshadows .



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and then there was rain

(Alexander Wang Blazer, Theyskens’ Theory Knit Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Taylor Boots, Low Luv x Erin Wasson Bone Ring)

Weather themed posts?  Yes.

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thinking of spring

(StyleStalker Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Boots, TokyoLux Flower Crown)

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our love was lost..

Took these before the upsetting events of winter break.  I’m back though, processing.  Keep living for those who are gone.

ImageImageImage(Black Milk Black Galaxy Leggings, Theyskens’ Theory Boots, One Teaspoon Thermal, Trish Summerville for H&M Jacket)

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santa monica

(Black Milk Tron Dress, Korean Brand Faux Fur Vest, Theyskens’ Theory Bag, LowLuv Ring)

the great gatsby

(Images from DailyMail.Co.Uk, Examiner, and Fashionista)

To follow up on the popular 1920’s post I thought I’d blog these two snaps of Gemma Ward and Amy Adams in costume on the set of the remake of The Great Gatsby.  So beautiful, especially Gemma’s costume in all of its intricately beaded glory.  I’m dying over her hairdo as well.  Maybe its time to resurrect some 20’s hairstyles as well?

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buckled up

(One Teaspoon Sweater Duster, BlackMilk Sheer Draped Top, Paige Premium Jeans, Jeffrey Campbell Busted Platforms)

My hair’s a bit of a mess but I thought it would be a good moment to show off my JC Busteds.  Comfy, ridiculously high platforms, patent leather, and buckles.  Yeah, they were a good buy…