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city bound.

In summer, weekend on August 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

(colorful city lights)

This weekend my best friends and I are going spending the  weekend in NYC. As summer comes to a close, a mini vacay seems only appropriate.

*Update: due to mother nature’s poorly timed storms, we had to reschedule. See you in September, New York.

here’s to hoping hurricane irene detours,

-L-

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oh wise one.

In accessories, apparel, swoon on August 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

(pinned)

If you need one more reason to love J.Crew, read this NY Times article about the company’s Creative Director and President, Jenna Lyons. She can turn a chambray shirt, glitter heels, thick-rimmed glasses and a trash bag into chic inspiration. But how does she do it? Teach me your ways.

here’s to wanting every item from crewcuts,

-L-

tgif.

In summer, weekend on August 19, 2011 at 7:30 am

I’m a big fan of Friday’s (shocking, i know). There’s something about the end of a work week and the beginning of a free weekend that makes me giddy. May the fist pumping commence.

here’s to being dapper,

-L-

vintage spice.

In accessories on August 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

Pretty People (sister store to Annie Creamcheese) opened up just blocks away from my work. Their jewelry is da-vine. 

here’s to timeless staples,

-L-

mon favorite.

In art on August 17, 2011 at 6:30 am

(le sigh)

Degas’  sculpture, La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, mesmerizes me every time.

here’s to french flashcard apps,

-L-

mosaic mirrors.

In swoon on August 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Last night my mirror fell from the wall. At first I was worried that I would be cursed with 7 years bad luck, but as it turns out, only a small piece from my Ikea mirror chipped off.

Naturally, I used this mirror sprain as an excuse to seriously consider purchasing a replacement. I’ve had my eye on two mosaic mirrors from Pier One and  I may  be inclined to indulge.

(pretty mosaic)

 (handsome mosaic)

here’s to choosing the fairest of them all,

-L-

how to be a 20-something.

In quotes on August 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm


(even as a rare reader, I love.)

A friend sent me the link to  Ryan O’Connell’s “How to be a 20-Something“. The post had me laughing, agreeing, and even pushed me into some deep thought.

Moments that I found particularly striking and relevant, as of late:

  • Move into an apartment on the corner of Overpriced and Dangerous.
  • Figure if you’re not going to be successful, who the hell is?
  • Think about having children when you stop acting like a child.
  • Regardless of the outcome, feel proud of yourself for being able to love someone in a healthy way.
  • Start your twenties with a lot of friends and leave with a few good ones.

here’s to good advice,

-L- 

the o.c.

In swoon on August 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

(a la pinterest)

I’ve been watching a lot of The O.C. lately. I was envious of Rachel Bilson’s character, Summer, in high school and I think some of the jealousy is starting to reappear. She’s just so cool.

here’s to making me feel like a teenage dream,

-L-