Friday, May 22, 2009

Uh oh...

I finally made an impulse purchase on Gilt. An Alice Temperley Beetle Bag, on sale for $300 (down from almost $1000). YIKES! But I couldn't resist - it's such a cute bag, I LOVE Alice Temperley, and the price was fantastic!!! For Temperley, I mean, not for my broke ass self.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Addicted to Looklet

If you love to play dress-up, Looklet is a new website that allows you to create your own outfits using pieces from their online fashion closet. The entire outfitting process is very user-friendly, allowing you to easily mix and match, layer, tuck in or out, and button or unbutton pieces. You can save your outfits to share with friends or enter them into their styling contests to win prizes. Think of it as paper dolls for grown-ups, it's quite addictive.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Current Obsession: DVF Samaya Dress

I went to Neiman Marcus with my mom to help her pick out a bag for Mother's Day, and this dress was sitting pretty by the entrance of the store:

In my dreams, I'd be wearing this to my graduation ceremony, and not only at that but also I'd have endless opportunities to wear it at work (when I get my first job) and for cocktails and whatever post-college, semi-formal events the "real world" has to throw my way. It would be the ultimate all-occasion dress; the price-per-wear theory abiding shopper would balk at passing up this purchase. But at $345, this dress will have to stay in my dreams. *sigh*

Friday, May 08, 2009

Growing Jewelry

Live Icelandic moss at your fingertips.
Flex your green thumb here.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Madewell Denim After Dark @ Century City

On my last visit to Madewell at Century City, I received a postcard about their upcoming Denim After Dark event on May 7th. It will be held from 7-9PM and is described as "the ultimate denim party" where you can "enjoy 20% off any pair of jeans along with free denim hemming". There will be music and experts there to give you styling tips. If I remember correctly what the sales associate told me, there will also be snacks. Sadly, there was no mention of drinks.

Tory Burch Snakeskin Flats

My roomie and I saw these at Nordstrom and they are STUNNING! We saw the black and silver version and wanted them IMMEDIATELY. They felt incredibly soft and looked lux without being flashy.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

blogger's block

Lately I've been suffering from a case of blogger's block - not so much feeling uninspired, but more so feeling like the little details that have been inspiring me lately aren't substantial enough to be written in blog post form. And fleeting, too. Add in a little bit of laziness (ha), and that explains why I haven't been posting lately.

I have been surfing the blogosphere, though, more frequently than I ought, and must urge all of you to check out the newest Chanel No.5 Ad with Audrey Tautou at Haute Design, which is otherwordly romantic and features my favorite French actrice! And then hop on over to Lorick and the brand's beautifully designed website and feel inspired by everything français!

UPDATE: For the full-version of the Chanel No.5 Ad, click here. And for interviews with Audrey and the ad's director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, videos on the story of Chanel No.5 and the making of the set, visit the Chanel website.