Thursday, August 31, 2006

In a strange coincidence, I saw the painting on a poster yesterday and thought to myself "hmmm...I wonder if they ever caught those jerks"

Now THIS is NEWS!!!

You'd Write About Me If I Were A Shoe, he said

*photo removed at request of subject*
Ian, you are my favorite shoe. You go with everything - from jeans to formalwear. You are so comfortable and supportive. You are CFM pumps and trusty runners. There is room to grow in the toe. You don't give me blisters & when I wear you I feel good about myself. You are HOT. I love you so much.

Congratulations, Baby! You did it!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

That Japanese Word For When You Love Something So Much You Want To Eat It

It is time for lunch. Hmmm. What sounds good? How about this:

Anthropologie, I hate you and I love you. Let's get married.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Over the weekend I watched a wonderful french film, Cleo de 5 a 7. On a gray and rainy day there is nothing better than a french press of Stumptown and a 1960s french film. I loved Cleo's capricious sense of style and I am utterly transfixed by her apartment. The contrast of the airy whitewashed floors, walls, ceilings & beams with the massive, dark, baroque furniture had me rewinding and rewinding. The shelf of miniature clocks & the wall of necklaces inspired me to keep my eyes peeled in the shops and try to recreate the look in my own home.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fall Fashion Plan, Part 2

In an effort to minimize my pre-wedding anxiety I sat down last week with a stack of fashion magazines and snipped photos of the things that immediately appealed to me. I find this to be a beneficial exercise in many ways. First, it helps me to hone a general look and color story, making it easier to say NO to things that fall outside the plan. Second, it helps me identify the things I actually want for my wardrobe, things that make sense in the context of what I already own and what I envision for the season. Thirdly, it totally lowers my heart rate.

The funny thing is, I am almost always surprised by the results. For instance, I consider myself a color-lover. I was amused by the fact that there is almost no color represented in what I like right now. Is it because I am deeply sad about the state of our world? Why do I all of a sudden like brown? How can Sofia Coppola pull off a navy dress with black tights? Will I actually buy anything according to this silly plan?

In looking over the images, what struck me as top wants are:
1. flat-heeled, saddle-brown leather boots
2. um, turtlenecks?!?
3. tweed anything
4. peplum jacket, preferably in gray
5. thick bangs
6. lots of tights

What is on your list for fall?

Monday, August 21, 2006


I'm working on a personal style overhaul. I guess you could call it an overhaul if my normal uniform of jeans off the floor and tattered University of Oregon sweatshirt counts as a style in the first place. There are no mirrors in my office, and unless I'm travelling to meet with clients I don't see anyone but my boss at work. As a sort of unwritten rule, we don't dress for work. Trouble is, I think my slovenly appearance is getting in the way of getting actual work done.

I was talking to Katie a while back about the benefits of dressing like you give two shits about yourself. It really does make a difference! We both agreed we were going to work on it. She has a leg up on me though with an already pretty defined sense of style.

I think the main reason for this new obsession with dressing better is my new discovery of The Sartorialist. This weekend I spent some time cleaning out my closet and wondering to myself "What would The Sartorialist do with this?" Is it weird to have a blog as a muse?

all photos from The Sartorialist

Friday, August 18, 2006

Fall Fashion Plan

I plan my fashion very carefully
Originally uploaded by maelid.
blogger is not letting me upload photos today so unfortunately my fall fashion report will have to wait...hopefully it won't be too long. For now, here is the cover of my Fall inspiration. I had myself a grand old time the other night, cutting and pasting. I can't wait for fall!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Looks from Hel

I love these colors!

windowpane check + suspenders + white jeans = a-ok!

Oh My Gawd this is so great! Hel-Looks. Euro fashion at its best (and worst!)

Thank you Hoping for Happy Accidents for leading me here!

Incidentally, the ugliest jeans known to man have been spotted somewhere in Northern Europe. Oh sweet lord is about all I can say...

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Falling Forward

I'm supposed to be working on my wedding vows, but when I start to write them my heart starts to beat really fast and I get a lump in my throat that makes water come out of my eyes. I am overwhelmed. So, to take my mind off of that for a while, I've done some online shopping. Let me show you what I found:

It appears that this fall I will be wearing nothing but tweed coats and high heels. Kind of like a wood-nymph flasher. Yes, this is my fashion inspiration!