Friday, June 4, 2010

I walk the line

For the first time in a long time I am wearing (nearly) all black. Instead of boring or depressing, it feels unusual, light and fun - perfect for a clear, windy day.

Black is clean (even when it is not), chic (because it never wears you), and composed - in my opinion the best way to take on a crazy week.

I am wearing J Brand jeans (just got - on sale at Barney's!), a co-op v-neck sweater (ibid), and Aldo rose gold sandals.

I feel focused. And like me.

The lavender toe nails help, too.

Monday, May 17, 2010

summer in the city

It is nearly summer in San Francisco. I know that because I am wearing jeans, boots, three tops and my North Face vest. Also, it is 52 degrees outside and raining slightly. It looks like the rain is falling in slow motion.

This way it is easy to dream of warmer weather...

I am going to my girlfriend Em's wedding in Boston next weekend. I pray that it is warm but I will settle for non-tundra conditions.

To the wedding, I am leaning towards wearing my Amanda Uprichard silk dress (shown right, on leggy blonde) with my hair pulled back tightly and some super bright lipstick.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Things I cant believe

1. It is 2010. Nearly April 2010. Yikes!!!

2. Spring has sprung. It is gorgeous in SF - crisp and sunny - and I am inspired to wear colors and flowers and dresses (oh, my!)

3. I am trying to improve my wardrobe (and my mornings) by ever-so-slightly exceeding the boundaries of my comfort zone. I still want to look and feel like "me" but with a few more interesting options.

My first spring purchase was a bright yellow sun dress from Old Navy. With my navy blazer, Burb scarf and brown heels, it is a natural extension of what I'd normally wear, only now I have a bit more spring in my step.

Monday, March 22, 2010

blush 101

I recently ran out of my favorite blush - NARS Orgasm - the color that (ahem) is supposed to flatter everyone.

I decided to search for a drug store alternative because - even though I only buy make up about once a year - the cost really adds up.

I brought the last fleck of my NARS into Walgreen's and matched it to Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Blush and Bronzer in "Rosy." When I mix the blush and bronzer, the color is nearly identical to the NARS - just slightly less gold - and at $12.99 it is about $27 cheaper.

I definitely am not qualified to guarantee - or even promise - that it will look good on you, but it is worth a try!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bathing Suits & Ballet Slippers

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I took out every article of clothing in my chest of drawers so I could review the contents in all of their glory.

I gave away the too-small clothes to my mama, and the unsalvageable items to Goodwill. But the insightful part of the experience was realizing that many of my clothes are for my fictitious life - albeit one that has commonalities with my real life - that is more spontaneous, inspiring and creative.

I have about 4 leotards, 10 pairs of ballet tights, two pairs of ballet slippers and pointe shoes. New pointe shoes.

I also own about 8 bathing suits.

When I stepped back and reviewed this inventory I realized that next time I want to dance or escape somewhere sunny, I am going to take a ballet class or buy a plane ticket to Las Vegas.

And I can always shop when I get to Vegas.