Monday, June 22, 2009

In Summer, The Song Sings Itself

The name of the game is...
breezy crop tops, slouchy pleats, strappy flat sandals, and the perfect casual blazer.

Kain tanks, Chloé cotton shorts, Topshop crop tops, Giuseppe Zanotti suede gladiator sandals, Splendid harem pants, Topshop jelly gladiator sandals, MAC Nail Lacquer in Peppermint Patti, Maje silk trousers, Topshop blazer

I must tell you about my Jeopardy audition! I think it went very well, and it was really fun.

It turns out that around 10,000 people nationwide took the online test, and 3,000 of those people got a score high enough to qualify for the regional auditions. Only 375 people in the whole country, chosen randomly from those 3,000, actually got to come to regional auditions, of which I was one. I honestly feel like the luckiest person ever to have made it.

My souvenirs: a Jeopardy pen, and a water bottle that says "Do you have a thirst for knowledge?" Hell yes.

I'm going to find out whether or not I made it a lot sooner than I expected. The tournament is being filmed in the middle of August, so I'll know whether I got on by the first week in August. Which is like... six weeks away. I am freaking out. I want to get on so badly!

In other news...
I am craving some drop crotch trousers and the perfect mint green nail polish.
Nine days until I leave for Paris! If you have any more recommendations, send 'em my way!
I arrived this afternoon at my summer house in Martha's Vineyard. It's one of my favorite places in the entire world, and I'm here for a week with one of my best friends. Plenty of pictures to come.

Hope you're all having glorious summer vacations!


Sarah said...

Congratulations on the Jeopardy audition! That is the coolest thing ever!! Mint green seems like such a pretty and unique color for nails :)

Anonymous said...

dude how'd you make the polyvore non blurry!

Anonymous said...

so cool you did the jeproady audition, you're such a unique girl!

oo the sandals are divine

go to pere lachaise cemetary, its haunting and gorgeous. i went to look for the oscar wilde grave which was definitely worth it hehe

cafe de flore is typical snobby french but has the best hot chocolate ever

berthillon by notre dame has delicious ice cream, if a bit expensive

i preferred the musee d'orsay to louvre, but both are cool

angelinas makes the most heavenly pastries, though laduree macaroons are from marie antoinette, candy coated perfection

and i highly recommend going to versailles for half a day, beautiful, make sure to walk out to petit trianon

Sylvia said...

that is the most beautiful collage of clothes...mmm...i want the bottom left shirt, the gorgeous pale pink one, and those bright blue pants. ahh, i am craving things now! why did you have to torture me like this?? but good news, i have a recommendation for you about paris: bring me with you!

HA! ha. but really.

and, p.s, i can't wait to see martha's vineyard pics!

Annie said...

Breezy tops, yes yes yes...
And awesome on your Jeopardy swag! Good luck :)

Damsels said...

hope u made it
We Were Damsels

Anonymous said...

I like breezy tops =]! And congats on making it that far in jeopardy so far, I hope you get even further! Paris is beautiful and this is the best season to see it in all its glory, I have no tips other than to say HAVE FUN! I added your link to my page btw, because it's a pretty blog.

- Charlotte. =].

Anonymous said...

dont we all need the perfect casual blazer?
i know i do
love the inspiration..great photos
keep up the good work!

check out my blog @

indigotangerine said...

have fun in france! If you make jeapordy tell us and i'll tune in. It may be the only jeapordy I watch.
slouchy tanks and pleats? Yes please!

.cocobutterlipbalm said...

lovely crop tops andblazer -your blog is really quirky and cute, I'd really appreciate if you would check out my blog and become a follower -

Suzanne said...

really love that blue pants!

Anonymous said...

hoep you'll have a great summer dear..:)

Shin said...

It would be so cool and exciting if you can make it on the show! Best of wishes to you! I can't look at topshop because I spent a pretty penny on them last week but I think I'm going to do it again...It kills me! xxoxoxoxo

Ninnu said...

I'm going to Paris in August, so it would be nice if you can tell us after your trip where were the best shopping places or something. Can't wait :)

kiss me quick said...

good look ^^

i'm sure you'll make it!


hélène said...

You're such a smart little cookie, that's amazing, good luck!!!

Thos giuseppe sandals are crazy!!!

Isabel said...

Jeaopardy is the coolest show on tv hands down. I hope you get it too!

Rosie Unknown said...

I love the set! I don't think I could pull off that look, but you could really rock it!

Nahna said...

I just love love love your style!!!! And you look so gorgeous. So, you are going to be in Paris??? Do you need any shopping hints - just let me know!!!

Could you imagine to exchange links??? I'd love to!!!


Gabby said...

I love that set, I want everything in it! I tried the Jeopardy online test, too, but my computer froze halfway through ahhh! Congratulations!

Nahna said...

All my favorite places to shop in Paris are:

1)Killiwatch (64 rue tiquetonne 75002 Paris)It's the best organized Vintage Store in Paris, but sadly not too cheap :(

2) Free'p'Star (8 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
AND au 61 rue de la Verrerie)

3) Vintage Desire (Rue des Rossirs)

These are just some nice plaes to start with.... If you need any more or some special advise feel free to always contact me!!!

Quixsa said...

The water bottle from Jeopardy made me lol. Fantastic.

Helen said...

the mint mac nail varnish looks lovely :) i can't wait to see what you get up to in paris, i got in just over 2 weeks!

Anonymous said...

i love the floral top and the blazer and the pants. OPI makes a pretty light green nail polish. i forget what it's called, but it's something like sea foam. maybe.

Luxi said...

breezy tops make me happy, I love this post! such inspiration <3 great blog


FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Your picks have a chill Stella McCartney vibe. You are so lucky to audition for jeproady, hopefully you will get in!

Lexie said...

i hope you get to be on jeopardy! that is SO COOL! :)

your summer list is sooo perfect. i love the colors.

Clara said...

I loved your blog. I like the style of post and think your hair beautiful.
you have beautiful pictures here. nice clothes.

Annisa Anjani said...

HEY the top image of the blog is awesome! love it :]
anyway love your blog, pretty clothes wow

check out mine,

june said...

t by alex......awesome!


justbecausefashion said...

the black sandals are great,

xxx G&L

blorange dice said...

ooo, those bottom two crops tops are perfect!! and i love the gray blazer too.

that's so cool about jeopardy! i hope you made it

Imogen said...

These are such beautiful clothes, I especially like the floral top. I wish it was summer where I live. I really love your blog header, its amazing.

elena-lu said...

lovely soft hues you picked very lovely! and congrat on the audition plus good luck to get it! how exciting!
my summer is work work work but i really do hope that the hubby and i will get to get a little weekend trip away! i hope i hope i hope

frances said...

love all these choices! need a crop top like that pink one... x

The Clothes Horse said...

That floral top is so pretty.

xs said...

i love those pocket tanks!

Hippiegirl said...

i love all that stuff :)
and this is a beautiful header!

A.C. said...

I see rose patterns again :) I think it's a definite theme for this summer. I could use some of those summer clothes now, it's getting so hot here!

Have a great time in Paris :) I was lucky enough to live there for a short time and I loved loved loved it! Amuse toi, cherie!

Noshabelle said...

Haha, congrats! Cute collage. :)

Thanks for your lovely comment! x

Life In Technicolor. said...

nice selections! thanks for your comment, annie.
my recommendation would be to check out, get to their travel page (scroll to the bottom of the homepage for all the categories) and they have some exlcellent resources if you type in your destination city OR even search function for paris. there's a feature on a chocolate tour you take on a bike, complete with reviews of the best parisian chocolatires.

i'd of course recommend the usual touristy spots--arc de triomphe, champs elysees, eiffel, but you MUST MUST try pierre herme maracons. and laduree. both, then come back and tell me which one's better!!!

andrea xooxx
Life In Technicolor

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