Friday, November 27, 2009

Tradition

I am currently nestled in the cozy upstairs of my grandmother's house with a mug of herbal tea. The rain is pattering outside, my relatives are chattering downstairs. The whirlwind of cooking has yet to begin. What with the dreary weather and the absence of a camera, my thoughts on this Black Friday turn to... my holiday wishlist! Per usual, it mostly involves clothes.

After spending many hours on the 80s Purple website, I have fallen in love with just about everything there. Along with this fantastic jumper, this slouchy tank dress and groovy colorblocked tee have caught my eye.


These dark, romantic, high waisted skirts from Forever 21 are calling my name...

... as is this unbelievably terrific sequined crop top. Black and cropped and covered in sequins equals pretty much the perfect garment. Plus, it's so Topshop - never a bad thing in my books.

I have recently become very fond of the idea of lacy, delicate undergarment-style dresses. While these chemises from Anthropologie actually are undergarments, I envision layering them with tights, boots, and oversized cardigans to combat the imminent winter weather. The one on the left has the prettiest silhouette.

Totally unrelated to fashion, but possibly at the top of my wishlist, is this famous book of photographs by Robert Frank. I have seen the series of eighty-three pictures at several different museums, but to own the whole collection would be a dream. If you ever get a chance to see an exhibition of his, I would highly recommend it.

What items are at the top of your wishlists? I am very curious.

In exchange for making mocha mousse cheesecake, my grandmother has promised to cook her delicious latkes as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner. I cannot wait! Latkes and present exchanges... we do quite the nice job of combining Thanksgiving and Hannukah traditions.

And, I believe this is required... I am thankful for my bed, my friends, my health, stars, books, music, the smell of summer nights, poetry, Paris, beautiful photographs, sequined clothes, coffee, rain, and all my readers. Happy Thanksgiving!

34 comments:

Georgia said...

Oh, defintly lace up boots.
Hmm, I think I'm going to look up this photography book
It would be mine

jayne said...

homemade latkas are the best, yum!

love that mustard chemise, sexy in a quirky way

Penny said...

I adore the shirt & the polka-dot leggings together in the second picture. Happy Thanksgiving!
This year I'm wishing for loads of shoes and a better camera, but your choices look great too (:

Monika P. said...

I am so thankfull for the same things! Paris is the most beautiful place ever! :)

Monika from J'adore Fashion

Raez said...

:):) black friday! im glad to hear you had a good thanksgivin:)

xx raez

Raji said...

Aww, sounds lovely. Thanksgiving and Hannukah combo :) How awesome
Hope you had a lovely day
Thiss wishlist is awesome, particularly love the crop top, am major obsessed with shiny things atm :)

Isabel said...

Sequin crop top!!! Dear lord, that is epic.

Christina said...

Your wishlist is great! The skirts you picked are so cute. I want them tooooo.

Rosie Unknown said...

It's strange, I don't seem to wear the same sort of clothing as you at all, but whenever you do a wish list post, I fall in love with everything you include!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Mouthwash said...

if you look closely, you will see that the sequined crop top has my name on it. All over, actually.

LOL


Amber

ambersmouthwash

sarah said...

i LOVE that black sequined crop top! sadly, no topshop where i live...
s.

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sarah said...

thanks so much for the compliment!
i started listening to nick drake a few years ago and fell head over heels in love, so i definitely know how you feel.
i don't really listen to elliot smith, but everyone i know who listens to nick listens to elliot, except for me. i must be missing something! i think i'll try again.

your blog is so lovey! thanks for the follow!
s.

Fashlynable said...

My wishlist? The entire J.Crew catalog ;). But more seriously I want a Holga camera with a 35 mm adapter, some goodies from sephora, and a Betseyville purse! The black lace "dress" from Anthropologie is darling...I would definitely wear that out! I love your picks, I hope you get everything you wish for :)!

Closet Full of Nothing said...

This is making me wanna go shopping!

the style crusader said...

i love those anthropologie little dresses. there things always look beautiful and ethereal. i think i would wear that slouchy tank dress everyday... looks just about perfect! love your blog! xx

Jasmine said...

Love these!

b.entrance said...

I adore this F21 print skirt! My wishlist is way too long to listed it here, I got like 150 items in my basket on every e-shop, crazy me!
x
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Tori said...

Great post!! I actually have that grey tulle skirt from Forever 21, its one of my favorite items in my closet.

jessica said...

MOCHA MOUSSE CHEESECAKE !?
OMG IM IN LOOVE ♥

& i love the first dress too :)

Camilla said...

LOVING THOSE SKIRTS!! XXX CAMILLA

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Maha M said...

omg i want all of those skirts!! and that cropped top is just genius.

You have a great blog :)

Meho xx

Damsels said...

those are my kind of clothes .. i love the subdued colors ...
by the way the jade polish was found went i randomly went into a duane reade for some band aids and saw it there among other cheapie nail polishes .... its called nail hardener "jaded" only cost 2.99

kimi said...

The skirts are amazing!
And I really love the lingerie dresses.
I never make wishlists. I love surprise :)

•¦Amy¦• said...

I am quite the geek... currently at the top of my wish list is a Darth Vader alarm clock at Urban Outfitters. That and some soap from Lush <3

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Kate said...

ooh I love robert franks stuff!
Just been looking through your blog with a cup of tea, its lovely!!

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little shadow said...

This post made me feel all warm inside, your Thanksgiving sounds like bliss.
It's exciting that the holiday season is here, I shall have to start thinking about my Christmas wishlist.
Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!
x

indigotangerine said...

i really like the tulip shaped skirts. Generally I don't make wishlists (at least not really specific ones, I like the suprise) but a new camera case, lots of tights and some nice acrylic paints would be nice. I don't trust my family to buy me clothes!
-indigo

CMA said...

gorgeous darling
love the inspiration, thanks for sharing
keep up the awesome blog

-cma
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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That yellow chemise is absolutely perfect! I think Anthro has a slip with this silhouette print on it that would make a gorgeous dress too...but overpriced!

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

love the mustard colour dress and the Forever 21 skirts. I'm from London but heading to New York at Christmas and can't wait to visit the store!!! great blog!

We'll definitely be back!
Come take a sneaky peek and follow us @TBAG
Have a lovely weekend xx

janis said...

you know, i think those high waisted skirts are calling my name as well! just lovely.

x

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love love that last black lace skirt from F21. And the yellow slip is gorgeous -- I've been seeing that color everywhere this season. Great picks! - JoAnn

Pierrot le Fou said...

nice store, thanks for the tip! and that photo is very poetic, its really interesting

Valencia Lia said...

Great things on your wishlist!! I do really love love it all:)

My wishlist is going to be up soon,so many things I want lately. Also,I'm in love with roomy tops and anything sequin !