Be Still My Beating Heart

13 08 2009

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I needed an entirely new post for this.  I’m ignoring Agyness and looking at the clothes, my heart is officially…………………………………

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To say Michael was ahead of his time during his prime doesn’t even begin.  I was one of the few 80s kids without my own Thriller jacket, only because I was so afraid of  Thriller I couldn’t even eat Ore-Ida french fries because it sounded too much like Ola Rae, but thats a story for another day.  Don’t judge me.

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I’m Seeing Shapes That Haven’t Been Named Yet

13 08 2009

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I’ve never been a huge Harper’s Baazar girl but I may have to get this fashion issue.  I’m loving the Michael inspired cover(minus Agyness, not a huge fan of hers)  and this spread.  You know I’m loving the structure of the pieces which makes sense considering the spread is called The New Shapes

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It’s Just The Chicago In Me

13 08 2009

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I’ve come to the conclusion that for the rest of my life, thanks to growing up in the weather challenged city of Chicago that the month of August will forever mean 2 things for me……the summer is coming to an end and its time to start looking for fall clothes.   Not that its been ideal weather in LA this summer anyways, but I’m already thinking in terms of fall due to 20 some odd years of Chicago winters that have scared me beyond words. 

Every fall I go through the battle of trying on coat after coat until I find the perfect one that will get me through the winter.  The goal is to find one that has a high enough collar that protects my neck from the wind, is nice and thick and has a rich color.  What ends up happening is when its damn near 0 degrees I get so desperate to just stay warm I’ll walk around in a heated comforter before caring less what my coat looks like. 

I saw these coats in Harper’s Baazar UK and thought how perfect they would have been back when I walked 15 blocks downtown to work in 10 degree weather to allow me to stay warm and still cute.  Well at least 2 of them would get the job done.  The others would be perfect for valet.  Now do you see why I moved from Chicago?  Me and the cold are not friends.  All it takes is a fall/winter coat and I go on a long ass rant lol.

 

This, for example is perfect.

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These two on the other hand wouldn’t see the light of day after December.

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This one is perfect for the fall, after that…mehhh.

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Staircase Showcase

13 08 2009

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I saw this pic on The Selby and immediately had flashbacks of my Mom yelling at me when I was little to stop leaving my shoes lined up going down the side of  the staircase.  I didn’t grow up with many clothes but loved to “showcase” the little I had, and for some reason the stairs seemed like the perfect place.  I didn’t stop until one day I finally tripped over one and completely fell down the stairs….. while holding my little brother.   Lesson learned I would say lol.  At least seeing this lets me know I’m not the only one that thinks its a good idea.

 

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Green With Envy

12 08 2009

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From Style and the City.





Rare Breeds

12 08 2009

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Frank & Myrrh

12 08 2009

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I am so incredibly excited, anxious and proud of one of my dear friends upcoming jewelry line Frank & Myrrh, which will officially launch August 15th.  The jewelry, which she personally hand crafted showcase her incredible eye for DETAILS.  I’m in love with how she has paid attention to the smallest details, including the clasps.  The jewelry pretty much speaks for itself, every piece is unique and the perfect staple piece.  AUGUST 15th.  Mark the date.   

Also, bookmark her blog to follow her through the creative process and her etsy shop.

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