29 March 2012

L'espoir Me Reste Dans L'orage

She tastes like cigarettes,
and alcohol.
Up all night,
on adderall.
but not at all.

...I don't think I'll ever get sick of Shwayze.

Spandex/faux leather pants: Avalon Exchange resale shop in the Delmar Loop in St. Louis, originally H&M
Cream lace top: Target
Black sandals with pewter detail: TJ Maxx, Blowfish brand
Black wallet with tiny pewter skull detail: Brandy Melville boutique in NYC in SoHo. It's a lot like Urban Outfitters but more afordable and much smaller.

Summer of Love

"She's got an indiscreet voice," I remarked. "It's full of - "
I hesitated.
"Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.
That was it. I'd never understood before. it was full of money - that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals' song of it
... High in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl...
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Many thanks to Angie for shooting this in my blooming springtime front yard :)
Green jeans: Avalon Exchange resale shop in St. Louis' Delmar Loop, originally H&M
Sheer top: Target
High-heeled suede clogs: Forever 21
brown hairband: Claire's

23 March 2012

Backyard Bloggin'

 I have good friends,
good music,
good style.

What more could I want?
A girl could get used to weather like this.

Pink ankle-length jeans: RVCA brand, purchased at Marshall's
Blue and white striped sweater: Urban Outfitters
Brown sandals: American Eagle
Black belt with gold buckle: Target
Pink flower clip: M&S Schmalberg in NYC. This place hand makes all of their flowers right in their hot little loft in the fashion district. They've designed flowers for weddings, movies, celebrities and even Carrie Bradshaw's costumes from Sex and the City!
Shades: Wayfarers by Ray-Ban. I got the classic tortoiseshell frame with dark green lenses. These are my new babies.


21 March 2012

Lumine Luce

"Please know that there are much better things in life than being lonely.
Or liked.
Or bitter.
Or mean.
Or self conscious.

We are all full of shit.

Go love someone just because.
I know your heart may be badly bruised,
or even the victim of numerous knifings,
but it will always heal - even if you don't want it to.
It keeps going.

There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there.
I promise.
It is up to you to find them."


Black heels: Target
Polka-dot shorts: Target
White tee: Charlotte Russe
Watch: Urban Outfitters
Purse: NYC Chinatown. One of the sketchiest moments of my life... but I just had to try it. Plus $40 for a "Chanel" - not bad!
Flower clip: Medusa's Heirlooms. It's this tiny shop in NYC stuffed full of a million kinds of hair accessories. It was all started by a woman who made accessories from antique jewelry during college. The store still doesn't have a website. Guess you'll just have to go visit. :)

10 March 2012

Jet Setting

"All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go.
I'm standin' here, outside your door.
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.
But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn'.
The taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn.
Already, I'm so lonesome I could die.

So kiss me and smile for me.
Tell me that you'll wait for me.
Hold me like you'll never let me go.
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane,
Don't know when I'll be back again.
Oh babe, I hate to go..."

Good ol' John Denver is keeping me company on this long evening of packing for my week in New York. Nine hours from now I'll be on a nonstop flight into Newark, and the seconds couldn't be dragging by any more slowly. But I think the wine is helping... 

 High waisted Vera Wang leggings with leather patches, $3 from Goodwill.
Originally $65.


More "packing."

Sally Hansen nail polish strips. Perfect for when you know you aren't going to have time to fix your nails for a week.

On my way home to St. Louis.

Departure: 9 a.m.