Monday, June 29, 2009

In The Spirit

My getting into the spirit for Paris is growing exponentially by the hour, I swear. Earlier today I watched Amélie for the first time, it seemed like a rite of passage to do so. It was kind of weird and goofy but I enjoyed it. Audrey Tatou is so cute! And I love the whole Luncheon of the Boating Party subplot. If you are a complete Francophile like myself and haven't seen it yet, you will enjoy it.

After that I considered watching Paris, Je T'Aime but a French double feature seemed a little excessive (so maybe I'll watch it tomorrow). Instead I drooled over every piece of clothing A.P.C. has to offer on their website and compiled my favorites above.

More adventurous crazy fashion people might be totally turned off by the trademark simplicity of A.P.C. but I am totally in love with it. If I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life, this would undoubtedly be it. Maybe because when I picture myself wearing these clothes I am strolling down Boulevard Saint-Michel with huge sunglasses on, carrying a baguette under my arm with that delicious leather tote on my shoulder, and a passerby mistakes me for Sofia Coppola...

... daydream ending now. Sorry.

In short, A.P.C. is gorgeous and French and wonderful and I would slay my firstborn to be outfitted in that striped top and those perfectly fitted jeans.

My mom and I are leaving Martha's Vineyard tomorrow, which is kind of bittersweet. I have grown to completely love being here, but now I get to go home, spend one last night partying with my friends, and jet off to Paris! Must now go write up a capsule packing list so I don't end up taking my entire closet with me!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Be This Sunset One For Keeping

There are very few words than can describe how much I love this place, and I am so happy to share it with you.
All I really have to say is that the weather cleared up just in time (this was on Thursday), and that "Sunset Soon Forgotten" by Iron & Wine is the perfect song to listen to after watching a sunset.

EDIT: Earlier today I ventured to a flea market and found...


Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Girl, Linen and Curls

The weather has been depressing. Rain and hideous wind abound, with not a ray of sunlight in sight. It doesn't feel like summer.

This dress makes me feel better. It's so posh! I tremendously look forward to wearing it in Paris.

All photographs by the lovely Tucker.

Tucker let me borrow some of her fantastic curly hair product and it worked miracles. It kind of feels like glue, but when it goes in your hair it makes it perfectly piecey and holds the curls excellently. And it kept me unfrizzy in the rain! Unheard of!

Post title from "Summersong" by The Decemberists. Linen, curls, totally fitting!

Target cotton and linen dress, borrowed shoes and earrings

More vacation pictures to follow, that is if Tucker and I can muster the energy to stop watching movies illegally on the internet and eating butter pecan fudge.

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!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Coming Up Roses

Another one of my stellar thrift finds from Wednesday's excursions. Flowered patterns never really interested me until this year, and the antique-couch-cover feeling of this print is absolutely perfect. To make it even better, it buttons all the way down the front and has pockets!

I made this tank out of a men's tee that was enormous on me, and am extremely satisfied with it.

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."
James Matthew Barrie

I was fiddling around with the skirt on Thursday night and I came up with this.

This clutch is my all time favorite bag. I have no idea where it came from, but it has the most gorgeous bright orange silk lining. Sadly, I rarely get to use it because it doesn't fit very much and I tend to carry a million things with me.

Vintage rose patterned skirt, black Target skirt, handmade grey tank, vintage shoes, random clutch, gifted earrings

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."
Henri Matisse

On an unrelated note, I picked up my first ever copy of Nylon yesterday and it was spectacular. Must subscribe!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

This Year...

... I started my blog, fell in love with thrift shopping, got into my first (and second and third) high school show, drank my own glass of wine, bought a lot of clothes, got over a huge crush, developed a huge crush, wrote a lot of poetry, attended five concerts, played with sparklers, watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show many times over, dressed up in glam rock attire, took a lot of standardized tests, cut my hair short, made some great playlists, dated a friend, had one teacher I really loved, failed a test, got my braces off, lost a very close friend, got asked to prom, made my own clothes for the first time, realized that I might not hate Charles Dickens, discovered some amazing music, got a perfect score on my select choir audition for next year, was named junior editor of the literary magazine, saw Rent on Broadway on its closing day, realized why I love my best friends so dearly, and found inspiration in the most unexpected of places.

Vintage sweater, PacSun jeans, Target tank, boots from someplace in London, gifted ring, random rave shades


Monday, June 15, 2009


There is something so completely perfect about an excellently tailored and cuffed blazer to top off an outfit. The double lapels give it a cool extra something.

I borrowed the blazer from my mom, and the tank as well - I absolutely love the colors and geometries of it.

Unfortunately, since she's planning on wearing the blazer for business purposes, I'm not allowed to wear it out of the house. Sniffle.
But that hasn't prevented me from becoming rather amorous toward it.

Target shorts, Forever 21 tank, Calvin Klein blazer, Kohl's gladiator sandals

Hell week has officially begun, and by that I am referring to sophomore final exams.
Luckily, I had no exams today so I had breakfast with some friends this morning and studied for my chemistry test, which I have tomorrow along with math.
Then comes English and French on Wednesday and gym on Thursday, and then... I am finished! Free! Most glorious summer vacation, here I come!

A few awesome ladies and I are ravaging the thrift store after school on Wednesday, so I'll hopefully have some sweet things to show you soon.