Monthly Archives: July 2011


Hobby Couture

I can’t take up any new hobby because I inevitably want the designer accessories to complement my activity.

Louis Vuitton golf set?  Yes, please.  {Thanks to Ashlyn of My Unrehearsed Life for the golfing heads up.}

Thus my stance against new activities.  Because let’s face it, I don’t actually need Coach high top sneakers for my new hip-hop class.  Really, no one needs Coach high-top sneakers.

On a side note, this same logic applies to my future planning.  My couture obsession acts as excellent birth control, because until we can afford designer diaper bags, celebrity bugaboos, and a college fund, babies are a no-go for the newlyweds.

Am I the only nutcase with an obsession for all things designer?  Especially the positively unnecessary things?

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Decorating With Yellow

Summer has me dreaming in bright colors (this is big, as I generally stick to blacks, whites, and greys.)  Today I’m on to yellow, and think it’s high time I invested in a few yellow throw pillows.

{images a la pinterest}

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Taupe is Dope

… and my Post title’s are getting cheesier.  Taupe is inching it’s way foreward as the front-runner for the upcoming season’s coveted neutral.  Gorgeous on suedes, taupe is certain to take center stage in Fall collections.

{1. Topshop Suede Fringed Shopper Bag; 2. Christian Louboutin Ankle Boot; 3. Valentino Bow-Detailed Leather Gloves; 4. Cara Smashing Pearls Headband via Nordstrom; 5. OPI Nail Lacquer in ‘Over the Taupe’; 6. Alexis Bittar Sepia Dust Dome Ring}

{Dresses a la ModCloth: Hip, Hip, Mâché! Taupe Dress; Dancing Down Under Taupe Dress; Genoa Noon Taupe Shirt Dress}

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The Bodysuit

{Pins & Needles Mesh Cami bodysuit; Wildfox Indian Brace one piece bodysuit; Shop Nasty Gal Animal Instinct bodysuit; American Apparel Lace Bra bodysuit; American Apparel Jersey Cross bodysuit; Akira Sexy Deep V Neck bodysuit}

With it’s flattering form-fit shape and mesh, cut-out, and lace details, today’s bodysuits are a seemingly improved predecessor to the bodysuit of the 80s.

Every store seems to carry the spandex shirt/swim combo nowadays.  ASOS also has a huge selection of bodysuits in every shape, size, and color.

Pros:  Throwback is always in.

Cons:  Difficulty getting in and out of – a.k.a., may need assistance peeing.  (Not for the weak-bladdered.)

{1. La Perla Icon Lace bodysuit; 2. Marc Jacobs Halter bodysuit; 3. Miss Selfridge Black V Mesh bodysuit; 4. The Lake and Stars Fingerprint Stretch Silk bodysuit; 5. Miss Selfridge Black Lace bodysuit}

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Fingers and Toes

I’ve never been very good at matchy-matchy.  I always wear navy and black, cheetah flats with floral rompers, and colored tights with everything.  So today’s mini lesson is about manis and pedis … they don’t have to match.  Promise.

Go for hues that complement each other, match your outfit instead, choose a color that corresponds with the glitter on your toes.  It’s summer – have fun.

American Apparel Polish // Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road + Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday // Butter Snog + Butter Tea With The Queen // Essie Guilty Pleasures + Essie Mint Candy Apple // OPI You Don’t Know Jacques

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