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08
Jun
10

France ’10


For the next three weeks, I will be interning in an office in France. That means that even though school is out, I still won’t be posting any photos. However, I have a small list of things I am going to try to find while I am here.

What’s interesting about France is that it isnt so much that we dont have the same kinds of clothing (especially considering certain foreign brands that have gotten over here bless you H&M and target Go International designers), but that many very very covetable designs are in the same place at the same time. You don’t have to go digging through every simple, boring, or completely horrifying tshirt to find that one glorious top (*cough* Forever21). So while I am here, here is what I will be looking for:

  • accessories:  even at the equivalent of walmart here, there are scarves you couldn’t find in america for under 20 bucks to be sure if not more than that
  • lotion:  my host lother last year randomly picked up some cheap lotion on sale when I needed some.  It was L’oreal but cannot be bought in America.  My real mother looked for it too when she came but couldnt find any.  But again, at the =walmart,  I found it and bought two bottles.  I dont know what it is about this stuff but it makes my legs happier than anything else I have ever tried.
  • those pants with the baggy crotch:  such an appealing title, right?  I highly highly doubt I will be able to find a pair of these that flatter, but hell its worth a try.  If I can find them, Ill just try them on and try not to fall in love with the concept even though the image in the mirror is far less than satisfactory.
  • cheap perfume that smells amazing:  even the laundry detergent here smells better than at home.  Something about France: the generic smells are just superior.  Who knows why.
  • Jewelry: that goes along with accessories.

I’ll let you know if I find anything and if I do pictures will go up when I get back.  Which will be in mid August:  I’ll be in this city with the office until the end of June, then in Paris for a few days, then babysitting in Burgundy for 2 weeks, then I go home for one day and start camp the next.  Love my busy life (?).

Happy summering!

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16
May
10

recap


It’s time to be embarrassed by the infrequency of one’s posting when friends come up to you after class asking why you haven’t posted in a while. So, I apologize for leaving you hanging for almost 2 months.

I have taken very few photos recently (although there have been some decent outfits–nothing particularly interesting) and some new purchases which will eventually filter onto here in posts. I finally gave into buying a pair of heart sunglasses. However, I went with white instead of red. Felt more summery to me.

First, in honor of the anniversary of Woodstock (sort of–that’s what they called it even though Woodstock was actually in August), school gave us a dress down day if we wore tie-dye. Of course, I managed to dress up without tie-dye and still was in class dress. Figures. Janis Joplin was my inspiration. I wore I think 34 pieces of jewelry (although that stat isn’t totally accurate because I counted all of the bangles and both earrings). That night, the faculty band and guest performers sang songs that had been performed at woodstock. It was quite a good time.

mum caught me eating a corn muffin.
dress: Target; vest: digging through somebody else’s goodwill bag; jewelry: heaven only knows; boots: Blowfish brand; sunglasses: stolen from my mother’s drawer

A while later, this print mixer emerged.

Of course, I had a boring black dress on under it, but those prints were enough for me that morning..



coat: Proenza Schouler for Target; scarf: Liberty of London for Target; tights: Hue; boots; Merrell; dress: bought it in France

23
Mar
10

first day back


As you may have gathered from my previous post, I am totally ready to dive headlong into spring clothes. However, I want to ease out of my black and neutral wardrobe so I don’t get sick of it quickly. So here we have a healthy balance…



shirt: Target; dress: Derek Heart from a private store in town; tights: Hue; shoes: Aerosoles; cardigan: J. Crew

and some goodies:

a ring from Urban Outfitters and a temporary tattoo from a tutoring center in San Francisco that works out of a retail space and therefore must have some sort of storefront, so they turned it into this totally insane pirate themed store. You can buy spoons, buckles, patches, cures for various ship diseases and all that.

aaand the ring. saw this the other day and had to have it..

The nailpolish is Chanel Particuliere.

21
Mar
10

as if i didn’t know it already…


my hair doesn’t straighten well. It was particularly not curly today so I gave it a try and this is what I got. Believe me, the back is much less, uh, polished than the front, and considering the extraordinarily stubborn chunks of hair in the front, that says a lot. But if you were ever curious, here ya go.

oh yeah, and sorry it’s so washed out.


19
Mar
10

hello spring 2010. we welcome you.


I was nervous returning to the frigid northeast from California. It’s still pretty dull around here, but the signs of life are there. Also, for the first time ever, I am completely psyched for spring to really show up. After my second real winter, I am so read for baking in humid disgusting heat. And with this comes my first ever obsession with florals. Granted, I lately decided I don’t hate florals, but never before have I salivated over them like I did looking at the Liberty of London for Target line. So today my mother and I went to good old tar-jay and raided the shelves before people complete the locust-like devouring of the rest of the line. Looking at it on the website, I kept thinking how unfortunate it was that most of it would look awful on me, but I was thankfully proven wrong. Although there were plenty of unfortunate sacks, we came out with a more than decent haul. Plus two tops from the Converse One Star line.






the two One-Star tanks..


and the crowning glory of the trip: I am obsessed with this dress can barely stand to take it off..

So there you have it. I am still on the hunt for a maxi dress and some chunky sandals that don’t kill my feet and some cute bright flats. Here are some shots from a walk into town.



19
Mar
10

san francisco


I spent ten days of spring break in SF and driving along the coast south of there. It was wonderful and beautiful and all of that. The vibe on the west coast is so different from the east–I know everybody says that but it was quite something to witness it myself.

Muir Woods:

Pescadero:


Bernard the Gopher:

Moss Landing:

Big Sur:


Henry Miller Memorial Library @ Big Sur:


Big Sur:

San Francisco itself:

Japanese Tea Garden:

At the waterfront, obviously:

North Beach:

The Beat Museum (Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg are the two in the middle. Neal Cassady is on the right and a friend of his whose name I can’t remember is on the left):

Also, while on this trip, I finally finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I  cried intermittently for the last 50 pages.  It was unbelievably touching.  The only other book that came close to moving me that much is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.  (I always feel weird typing a question mark and a period right next to each other)  I highly highly highly recommend it.

05
Mar
10

Update


The play is over. Exams are over. And now I am on Spring Break. I know I haven’t posted in forever, not even about my long winter weekend trip to NYC. I got some stuff–a dress from H&M on sale for 10 bucks. Purple, velvet, lovely. I wore it to the Valentine’s Day Dance at school but never managed to get a picture. I will most definitely be wearing it again, however. I also bought a sweater, same place same price. Men’s department. It is unbelievably cozy. A lazy sweater for lazy days.

I also bought a new pair of rain boots. They are also technically for snow but since snow is (knock on wood) over, they will serve their regular purpose.

Tretorn, as you can see. Very very comfortable. Lined for those colder spring days. Also, they hold onto my foot. That’s something I am very very picky about with rain boots. I hate when you walk around and they are all falling of your foot and like that.




“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”--Aaron Sisking

“When the Devil quotes Scriptures, it’s not, really, to deceive, but simply that the masses are so ignorant of theology that somebody has to teach them the elementary texts before he can seduce them”–Paul Goodman


“Nonsense and beauty have close connections.”--Marquis de Sade

“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”--Saint Augustine

" i hope someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight and that's all they do. they don't pull away, they don't look away, they don't try to kiss you. all they do is wrap you up in their arms and hold on tight without an ounce of selfishness to it."--Waitress

“I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live."--Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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