Thursday, 30 January 2014

ootd 1/30/2014

Tonight Eloy, Rachel, and I went out to see Rory Scovel work on his new hour. I got two sweaters and a new
Tatty Devine sale necklace in the mail today, so I was psyched to wear my new stuff.

Sweater: Forever 21 (just received these in mint and blush and they are PERFECTION)
Muscle Tee: Urban Outfitters (sold out) // Necklace: Tatty Devine
Skirt: ASOS // Lace Tights: Kohl's // Shoes: Doc Martens (similar)

More after the jump...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

adventures in bodycon

I got my first ever bodycon dress last week and I can not seem to find the confidence to wear it out of the house. I'm working with different options that make me feel a little more secure showing the shape of mah bod. It just shows so much and I'm used to hiding in baggy clothes. Tonight I was trying on looks and staring in the mirror. I decided to try it with a sweater and heels. I think I'm into it? I guess I'll know if I'm able to wear it in public tomorrow.

girl crush: allison crutchfield

How did I manage to miss this video when it was posted to Rookie?
There's not much that I need to say, only that Allison is one of the
coolest, cutest, nicest, best-dressed, most talented friends I have.


Monday, 27 January 2014

just because

How perfect would this dress look with this necklace?

So perfect.


As I write this I am listening to the Bliss episode of Radiolab. At the top of the episode they talk about "perfect" moments. I started racking my brain for perfect moments in my life that I could recall. It's times like these that I wish I was more of an archivist. I did however think of a recent perfect moment that I'd been trying to share,
but just couldn't find the proper platform to do so. 

My grandmother died when I was 13. She and I were very much alike. Her death was the first one I ever had to deal with and it hit me hard. Over the years it feels like the shockwaves have gotten less extreme and further apart,
but I think that's an event that will continue to reverberate throughout my life.

Gram was the self-proclaimed family historian. She saved every newspaper clipping, picture, receipt, and report card, and would regale me with tales of growing up in New Jersey with 9 brothers and sisters during the 1930s and 40s. 
While I was home to visit my family for Thanksgiving I spent a night up in our attic just going through our family photos. I found pictures of my father and his siblings celebrating various Christmases, old photo booth pictures of my mom and Aunt Susan, and unfocused shots of my grandmother posing in a bathing suit.
I even found a box of some of my old clothes of mine that
I was certain had disappeared and now belonged to the ages.
There were Mariah Carey tapes and old letters and gifts from teenage boyfriends.
My favorite find however, was tucked into an old plastic wallet insert that appeared to have belonged to my father.

"Happy Valentine's Day"

"What do you expect from a passport picture"

I clutched this photo to my chest and tried to stifle my laughter while my parents were asleep 
in their bedroom below me. Everything about this picture, this message, and this moment is perfect.

My parents started dating when my father was 18 and my mother was 21. They celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary this past Saturday. If I had to guess, I'd say this was from either their second or third Valentine's Day as a couple. My mother's handwriting is still exactly the same, as is her disdain for photos of herself. 

I feel like as a kid, you never consider your parents had a life before you, and when you get the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of what that world looked like, whether it's through photos or stories, 
there's something so personal and profound about those moments. 
It's as if the big picture of who you think your parents are gets a new shade of paint added to it. 

There are so many things you don't know about your family. So many things. And there are so many things about yourself that your family doesn't know. Think of all the moments that shaped you as a person, that your children will never know. It's overwhelming.

I always considered my parents the epitome of "having it together." It's fascinating to learn as you grow up and as your relationship with your parents evolves (if you're lucky enough to have a relationship with your parents), that they are simply fellow adults. You start to grasp the idea that they were once just as clueless as you feel, and to some extent I'm sure they still are. And while that could be a frightening thought, it's also a beautiful one. We're all in this plane of existence together, and nobody has the right answers. All we have is what feels right to us individually. All we can expect of each other is to do the best we can with what is put before us, and hopefully learn along the way. And what's best for you, might be too much to ask of someone else.

We're all children, learning and growing all the time. Coloring by numbers when we accept guidance, and choosing our own adventure when we are feeling the love and support of the people who mean the most to us.  I used to think there would come a point in my life where I had it all figured out and I could just relax, go through the motions, and be left alone. In reality, that is a death sentence. I think I'm starting to realize that as long as I'm living, I'm evolving. And that is exciting.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

just bein' miley

Did you guys see what Miley wore last night? She looked gorgeous. 
By far my favorite outfit at the Clive Davis Grammy party.

From the shoes, to the coat, to the slipdress, to the hair, to the makeup, to the purse, to the nails. Perfection.

And of course I have to throw in some pictures of my girl Kelly (even though I didn't love the look)

pre grammy game

Last night Eloy and I went to 4AD's pre-Grammy party for The National. The party was held in the Soho House in West Hollywood. It had all the makings for major social anxiety, but it wound up being really fun. I actually knew a handful of people there, and there was an open bar, so that didn't hurt. After my third champagne, I noticed Grimes standing by the bar and decided to go tell her I really admire and respect her. She was very gracious and complimented me on my hair (I guess my insane roots don't look too bad).
Sometimes you just gotta nerd out on people you look up to.

I had no idea what to wear, so I did what I always do when I need fashion advice; 

Here are some photos from the back and forth:

Dress: River Island
Coat: vintage
Shoes: Karen Scott

We landed on my cream lace victorian style dress from River Island, nude peep toe Karen Scott t-strap heels, and my hot pink velvet coat that I actually got from Re/Dress when they were in NYC. 
It just so happens that Erin now works at Re/Dress, which has since relocated to Cleveland, OH. 
She just posted the Spring 2014 lookbook they shot. You can see it here.

We agreed I needed some sort of jewelry, but the neckline of this dress is pretty busy, and I don't do earrings,
nor do I have much of a bracelet collection. Fortunately, I remembered I have this long
Tatty Devine Honesty Seed Pod necklace from AW11.

I nearly forgot to take any pictures, until I noticed this awesome screen while we waited for our car at valet 
and coerced Eloy into snapping a couple of quick shots.

The only other picture from the night is of this floral/vaginal wallpaper in the ladies room.

Can't wait for the show tonight! Good luck to The National!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

cabazon dinosaurs

Eloy turned 28 yesterday, so we spent the night in Palm Springs. While we were driving back to LA I noticed the dinosaurs in the distance and said "I am VERY interested in whatever that is." Eloy asked if  he should pull over and I was like "fuck yeah!" As it turns out it was the Cabazon dinosaurs from Paris, Texas, The Wizard, and of course Pee Wee's Big Adventure. We took so many pictures of each other.

Dress: ASOS
Jacket: River Island
Sunglasses: ASOS
Brooch: Etsy
Necklace: Tatty Devine
Shoes: some shop in Berlin

Thursday, 23 January 2014


I woke up to my favorite kind of email: TATTY DEVINE SS14 HAS LAUNCHED!

And you guys, Oh. Em. Gee. The theme is odyssey and exploration, so there are retro futuristic spaceship pieces and ocean themed pieces. They've started using photo printing on white perspex. I didn't know how to feel about that when they released the jewel print line in the fall, but I am really loving these shell images they've got now. 

I haven't managed to track down the lookbook yet, so I took some screenshots of my favorite pieces for now. I will do another post when I find the lookbook and when they release the rest of the line.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

lazy oaf sale

lazy oaf sale steals

I got these in the mail today and I am happy to report that a size L fits me! I'm usually around a size 14, and I expect most straight sizes not to fit me well or at all, but Lazy Oaf L actually fits!
I wish more cute designers would follow suit and make clothes for us bigger girls.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014



I am obsessed with the color mint. Mint hair in particular. I really REALLY want to dye my hair a weird color again. I'm toying around with the idea of either dying my hair mint OR dying my hair Chloe Norgaard rainbow style..