Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Stripes:

Gosh, what a great Tuesday!

Skipped over to the office, had a wonderful intern "inspiration" trip to The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, work work work, and then happy hour and Mexican food with the Marketing team.

Frozen drinks on a sunny summer evening call for a quick, silly photo shoot at home to show you one of my favorite go-to outfits for summer.

Wearing: UO Striped Tunic, Vintage belt, Target skirt, Sam Edelman gladiators, Antique jewels

The Philadelphia heatwave has had me putting my cotton blouses and breezy skirts to good use. Breathable fabrics are a must, but because I won't sacrifice fashion for comfort I make sure to accessorize my otherwise basic summer looks. I recently picked up this pretty tunic from Urban Outfitters. I've been opening my heart up to red lately and these sweet stripes fit the bill. The skirt and belt I've had for years. The sandals are actually a replacement pair of Sam Edelman gladiators I bought in NY two summers ago but wore to death. I couldn't imagine my life without them.

My work outfits can get pretty creative, but as of late its been all about the easy layers and feminine silhouettes.

What are your summer staples?

Heaps love,


Monday, July 12, 2010

Surprise, surprise:

Good evening,

Like I mentioned in my last post, I recently took a lovely trip to Anthropologie. When I saw this frilly little number, I knew I had to have it. It cracks me up that my intern buddies all gave me the "you would buy that!" look when I picked out this pink, bow-printed-bow-trimmed, ruffle frock. What can I say.....I know what I like!

I wore it to perk up this rainy Monday:

The dress is trimmed with these adorable, tiny bows:

All I have to say is: destiny.

Worn with my "Flavia" necklace, python bangles from Italy, Steve Madden flats, and Forever21 bow belt.

Hope everyone had a nice Monday!


Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hey, everyone!

I don't think I could possibly explain how much I love my internship and my life here in Philadelphia, so I think that I'll just leave it at that. I am so happy doing what I am doing right now.

Despite my efforts to look ruffly and cute every single day, the summer heat has me looking all disheveled by the time I get home in the evening, and I'm always too ashamed of my condition to take photos of my outfits after a long day's work.

I decided to just deal with it today and take a photo of my simple, yet fun outfit for this busy Thursday. There are a few little details that I quite enjoyed.

Wearing: Urban Outfitters blouse and skirt, Anthropologie silk sandals, Vintage brooch, Tiffany & Co. jewels

This morning the intern group had a wonderful in-store visit and presentation at Anthropologie. We learned all about the brand, business, and visual display concepts of the store. It was really lovely. Afterwards, we had a private shopping experience. I couldn't help but pick up these beautiful sandals, among other things. Immediately upon purchasing, I put them on for work. They really brightened up my outfit.

Here are a few closeups of things that I felt made this otherwise simple outfit a bit more special:

Collar Pleating

Brooch at the hip

This is my new Sabina purse that I've been toting around with me lately. It's everything that I have been looking for in a handbag: large enough to hold all of my necessities, lots of pockets, ruffly(of course), buttery soft black leather, and a removable cross-strap for when I'm a bicycle commuter again. I'm in love.

Oh, and I got a haircut last week! Take a look:

I quite like this new do'. It's a bit androgynous but I like it because its sort of like a geeky third-grade boy's haircut. But in a cute way. Not to mention, it keeps me cool in the Philadelphia sun. I promise my hair looks much prettier when I leave for work in the morning!

Let me know what you all think!

Oh, and I'm looking for some new style icons. Lately I've been a bit bored with my styling and want to find new, fun ways to utilize my clothes. If you have any style inspiration that you'd like to share, send it my way!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!