Image from Elle magazine, April 2011

I am a loyal subscriber to virtually every fashion magazine in the U.S. and when I say loyal, I mean loyal. In fact, in order to justify my magazine consumption, I tend to force myself to inspect every single page (and actually read every article) although “force” is kind of a harsh term, since its actually always a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

This month, while reviewing one of my favs, Elle, I came across this picture of Emma Roberts. My first thought: Love the Burberry Prorsum jacket. Love! My next thoughts: (1) Is that a giant safety pin in her ear? (2) And who is the genuis behind such a creation? (3) And I absolutely need to have it. Now. Apparently, it is a Tom Binns Design. If your taste in fashion is anything like mine, your welcome.

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She Used To Be The Sweetest Girl

Zara Skirt and Shirt, Sam Edelman Shoes

Spring wardrobe essential #1: Neutrals. This is my take. Is this skirt from Zara not fabulous? What’s more, its leather! Perfection I tell you.  And what better way to add some spice to a toned down neutral look than with a pair of leopard print heels?


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San Diego Hat  Company Hat, Rayban Sunglasses, Zara Skirt and Shirt, Modern Vintage Boots

This is what I like to call my “going to the stables” look. Nevermind that there are no stables in my distant future. Nevermind that I really don’t even like horses all that much (ok, I’m actually scared to death of them) and I’m clumsy and irresponsible in the way that makes me prone to unfortunate situations like stepping in horse manure, which always sort of takes the fun out of just about everything horse related. Surely, if I really had a legitimate engagement at the stables, I mightn’t be in heels and a short skirt. But that’s irrelevant. Fashion always brings out the little girl in me who loves to play dress up. If I’m going to an event, in my mind, getting to pick out the costume is always the best part. I guess for me events only exist as opportunities to showcase great clothes. Is that normal?

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Two Things

Earring from Hunt & Gather, San Diego

One. How fabulous are feathers? Beyond. How often am I feeling like channeling Pocahontas with feathered accessories/accents and Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos nail polish? All. The. Time. Not sure the feathered look goes with everything, but I’m also not sure I care.

Two. Occasionally when I am out and about with my favorite earring (singular) I get funny looks from strangers and I know what they are thinking: No, I did not lose my other earring. Sometimes one earring is just enough.

P.S. I have decided that at least one of my next two tattoos is going to be some sort of feather. Tattoo post soon to follow.

P.P.S. Welcome.


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