Friday, May 30, 2008

an observation

My biggest style inspirations are from what models wear off-duty. I've always wondered how they achieve such a "I-look-this-cool-and-I-don't-even-try" look, and I think I finally figured out how. Most models live in New York, Paris and London, which are the majority of the time, cold-weathered cities.  In cold weather, you can layer like crazy. You want to be warm and cozy, plus in NY you walk everywhere, so you also want to be comfortable. You can't do these things as easily in southern California. The cooler days, sure, but the coldest it gets here is like 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  And there's only so much we can do in denim cutoffs and sundresses. We try though, boy do we try (the few hip of us, fairly successfully). 

Thursday, May 29, 2008

where i wanted to be nursing my hangover today....

This is where I wanted to be today while I was extremely hungover at work. It's the rooftop pool at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. 

so excited!

I just bought these shoes today from Baker's while I was bored at work. I am sooooo freakin' excited to wear them, when I get them I may even sleep in them!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

i will soon be asleep

For the summer months, I am totally wanting to get some Doc boots to wear with dresses, a la Ms. Wasson. When I told Car I wanted some, she laughed and wished me luck.  I just reminded her she can borrow mine in a few years when the girls in Oklahoma decide it's the new thing (love ya Car!). 

Supposed to go see the new Sex and the City movie tonight! Sadly, I don't know if I'll make it. Looming make up work from when I was out of town, plus making the haul to Dimples last night for Jessica's birthday (thank you Malia for rallying me!) have left me with about 5 hours of sleep in the past two days. So I may crash and burn here in a few hours. 
Also, looking for a new part time job (still in school so no need for a full timer yet). I have a possible lead that I would loooooooove to get. Everyone keep those digits crossed!

Monday, May 12, 2008

i hate packing

Today is a random day. I am currently at my internship (sorry guys), waiting on lunch, and my mind is like a bull in a china cabinet. Either way....
Currently wearing: 7 for all mankind Ginger jeans, AA black deep v neck tucked in, and skinny silver braided belt from Urban and vintage wedges that hurt my feet (I've got my intern-errand flats tucked away in my bag for later). 

Currently wanting: Doc Martens to wear with summer dresses. 

So I'm going back home to Oklahoma on Thursday for 3 wedding related events and my sister's high school graduation. Going home is a weird thing as far as fashion goes. No matter where I go, I get looks like I'm the weirdest person they've ever seen (which is probably true).  They think I'm the love child of Keith Richards and some flower child hippie (I wish!), and they're somewhat accurate. Traveling to squaresville for such occasions results in a few conflicts.  First, there's the "I'm-traveling-so-I-need-to-pack-a-few-staples-to-mix-and-match" conflict. No. I simply refuse to do it. I have A.D.D. as it is and my brain can not handle being forced to put together outfits in a neutral palette where the only back-up store is Wal Mart. So I must overpack to enable more outfit options, which results in me paying a fee and my mother lecturing me on wise spending. Then there's the "what-do-I-wear-for-each-occasion" problem.  Like I said, I've got the bachelorette party, which will call for a sexier look, on Friday night.  Saturday afternoon is my sister's graduation party, which will be outside. Saturday night is a "couples' shower," where most girls will go for the designer jeans and "nice top" thing, which is something at this point in my life I refuse to do. Sunday afternoon is the personal shower.  A medium size group of women my age and older giggling as the bride-to-be opens her "personals."  This shower is a retro themed poolside party, and while most people will just wear a sundress (I hope), my fellow hostesses and I have decided to dress according to theme; complete with striped monokini, cloth wedges, giant hat and sunglasses.  Sunday evening is my mother's birthday party. Tuesday night is graduation. This is will be long and hot, sitting in a gym on a seat with no back. Nice. 

So....thanks to countless blog reading, and my lovely bosses at my internship I think I have figured out my outfits (pictures to come).  Normally I don't plan everything out to the t, but I am this time to solve my first packing dilemma......