Thursday, September 30, 2010


In homage to Brad Goreski making his departure from Rachel Zoe (tear...), I felt it was only appropriate to do a "short shorts" post...

These velvet shorts are probably my favorite of the Alexa Chung pieces. They're a little luxe, a little rock and roll, and I feel like I'll get a ton of wear out of them with tights this winter.

I also recently purchased these shoes from Aldo. I'm usually not a fan of their shoes, but I really love these. They're ridiculously uncomfortable to walk in, but inevitably sacrifices in the name of fashion have to be made. Here's hoping they get better as I break them in...

Worn with a Madewell silk blouse and necklace and my favorite stack of Linea Pelle bracelets.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


So earlier this month we got the Alexa Chung stuff in at work. I'll admit, it took me a little bit of time to warm up to it, but after seeing it in person and trying most of it on, I think she has some really great pieces.

We had the most adorable party to kick it off--complete with tea and cookies--but employees actually weren't allowed to buy it at all until quite recently. Frustrating, to say the least, as the hype made the sell-out risk greater than usual.

When we did get the go ahead, I purchased this sketchbook tee. (worn with an Idra leather jacket, American Apparel skirt, Sam Edelman flats, Linea Pelle bracelet, and vintage Coach bag) 

I also managed to get one of our last pairs of velvet shorts, which I'm sure to be doing a post on later...I've gotten very into velvet lately. Wishful thinking for fall, I suppose. I also really wish we had gotten in the Silk Margot Skirt. I was dying to see that one in person. I'm not really sure it's my style, but I have a feeling I could have made an exception...

Rarely do I enjoy a graphic tee, but I really like this one's simplicity and whimsy. I love how it looks with a leather jacket; kind of rocker, but without looking too juvenile. 

While in downtown Mckinney, I also tried this new burger place recommended by my mom. The fact that they had whole wheat buns (the turkey and salmon burgers are to die for) had me hooked, and the decor was absolutely awesome. Especially the ceiling...

It'd actually seen this place before, but never known what it was called because the sign simply has a picture of a burger incased in a square in lieu of a name. Come to find out, the name of it is "Square Burger." How clever...

Sunday, September 19, 2010


So my sister randomly decided to come home from school this weekend!!

We ended up going to the DMA because my mom had a project to do for her online art appreciation course and found this new room they have!

It may be for kids, but it's the coolest thing I have ever seen! There are layered pieces of cardboard covering the walls so it feels like being in a cave, complete with classical music and a "fire" playing on a flat screen television. Sarah wants to be a teacher, and I convinced her this is exactly what her classroom should look like; I thought it was magical as an adult, I can only imagine how neat it would be to a kid! There's such a cool ambience in there; I literally wanted to hang out in there all day.

The "fire" I was talking about.

There was a table set up with mirrors so you could draw portraits of yourself.

They had some of the drawings displayed in this big book. I think it's so interesting how most people's drawings start off looking the same way...

Another seriously cool way of displaying the art.

I think this is such a great idea, especially if you have kids. Either switching it out or making a collage like this. Slightly more chic than a refrigerator and a magnet...

One of the only outfit shots I took the whole day, and of course it came out blurry. The fact that you can't use flash in the museum didn't help either, I'm sure. I really need to look into getting a better camera...

I wore a Madewell silk button down with Madewell shorts, Dolce Vita Wedges, and Linea Pelle studded bracelets. 

Every time I see this bed I just want to run and jump on it. I love modern design for my home, but I'd love to have a bed like this someday. So romantic.

This was also really cool, I love how it looks against the white background.

My mom writing down information about her painting for class. She ended up choosing to analyze the Pollock on the left. 

Nearby works by Jasper Johns and Mark Rothko.

A picture my sister snapped of me explaining art to mom. Haha.

After the DMA, we went to an art show/anniversary party at Dolly Python. I found a GREAT velvet mini dress that I'll be blogging about later. And I very nearly bought a furry leopard mini dress...which I may or may not regret later. I felt slightly like I was wearing a leopard teddy bear, but I still maintain it was kind of awesome.

The above two pictures are works by an artist named Pinky Diablo. There was several other works like this there, all done on the inside of book covers. I thought they were fantastic, especially the skull spoons. I love the randomness as well, such as "hot dog with small amount of relish painted in 29 seconds." I also love the one with the ribcage entitled "pray or something."

My mom ended up getting this bird, which was later named Peter. Isn't he adorable? He rode around on our dash for the rest of the evening. She was going to give him as a present, but decided he was just too cute to give away.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2010


I loved practically everything Burberry sent down the runway for A/W 2010. The fabrics, the color palette, the BOOTS. Amazing.

I'm crazy about a boot this high when it's done chicly. And I'm absolutely in love with the print; it's subtle and perfect.

And can we just talk about the coats?? SERIOUS love. I'm a big fan of military style in general, and Burberry completely nailed it. I love the details, just enough.

The neck on this one is amazing...and those boots again...

I love this color, so icy. It's a nice break from all the dark, warm hues for fall.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


One of the biggest items on my fall wish list was a pair of leather leggings. I finally managed to snag these by Blank Denim on Ebay the other day for a great price. (I've gotten kind of addicted to Ebay lately...)

I was worried they were going to be a little short, but they're actually the perfect length for heels.

They also have moto seaming on the that kind of detail on a leather pant.

Worn with a T Los Angeles for Barney's Co-Op shirt, Madewell jersey scarf, and Lucky Brand beanie.