Archive | August, 2011

HOW TO:: STYLE FOR FALL

31 Aug

j.crew fall lookbook 2011

I know, it’s nearly impossible to follow the extraordinary color palette of this J.Crew lookbook, but there might be days when you don’t feel like putting on pink capris and an orange turtle neck, or a lemon pencil skirt. And for those days? We turn to Madewell.

madewell fall lookbook 2011 I realize it is over 100 degrees… 113 in my car to be exact! But I can’t help but yearn for layers when looking at these lookbooks. So far I’ve knitted a scarf and a snood and the end of summer is nowhere in sight (although temperatures did dip to 95 today).
 C’monnn fall! I’m so ready for red Doc Martens and striped sweaters. Or to dress things up, candy-colored trousers and striped sweaters.

Apparently I’m into striped sweaters at the mo. See how I mixed one with vintage florals over on  coco+kelley!

p.s. What do we think of Blogger’s new look? I think I like it..

source: madewell, jcrew

5 LOOKS BY:: PINK HORRORSHOW

30 Aug

5 looks by pink horrorshow street style

My favorite looks are the simple white shirts and KILLER shoes.

ACCESSORIES:: ROSEGOLD

26 Aug

rosegold alexander wang accessories

Isn’t it divine? Clearly I need more of this color in my accessory arsenal. I can’t pick a favorite so, add it all to the wish list.

source: collage by In Search of Sadie

DIY FILES:: FRAMED CHALKBOARD

25 Aug

 chalkboard frame interiors


I love this pretty DIY by Aimee of Song of Style. She found her frame at the Fairfax Flea Market, but I’m sure there are fancy frames in need of some DIY love everywhere. Perhaps you have a gilded gold frame that could use a coat of white paint and some chalkboard paint?
It’s really quite simple as far as diys are concerned! A few strokes of chalkboard paint and you’re set!

DIY Files chalkboard frame interiors

DIY Files chalkboard paint frame 
If your frame has a board backing then all you have to do is sand it smooth, apply primer, and coat with chalkboard paint. Wait 3 days before writing on it with chalk. Done!
 However if your frame has no board backing, you’ll need to buy a thin board (like particle board) and saw it to the right size and shape. Then prime & paint!

xo C 

source: Song of Style

LEARNING HOW TO KNIT

22 Aug

gisele bundchen i-d magazine fall 2011
acne lookbook knit sweater
caroline blomst pink knit sweater
zara lookbook fall 2011

Despite 105 degree conditions, and  despite the fact that today my summer sandals started to melt WHILE I was wearing them……. I’m learning to knit! 
It’s week one and I’m starting off with a super chunky knit scarf in cream. But these ladies have me inspired to go buy some wild yarns like hot pink and bright greens!
Feeling inspired.

1 GISELE BUNDCHEN FOR i-D
2 WHYRED SWEATER
3 CAROLINE BLOMST
4 ZARA LOOKBOOK FALL 11



I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING:: ELISA NALIN

18 Aug

I'll have what she's having Elisa Nalin street style
i'll have what she's having elisa nalin stylist style

I adore stylist Elisa Nalin’s color explosions! She makes me want to abandon all of my black go-to’s and mix my brights. Check out her colorful pad on the Selby too. She designs shoes and judging by her style I’m pretty sure I would love them!

I’m excited to share that the Strange Talk video by Cheer has been released and it’s packed with color – AND plenty of prizes! It’s the first YouTube video that you can click on to receive the items in the video, so if you like the Wayfarers I was wearing in my What I Wore post, you can simply click them in the video to win them yourself! There are  tons of rad prizes including an ipod, a Fender guitar, clothes, the list goes on.

Here’s Gerard from the band talking about the vid.
What a cute Aussie right!?!

Click here to watch the video and let me know if you get anything!

xo C

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sources: stockholmstreetstyle,  alltheprettybirds,  vogue, tfs

FUJI FILES FAVORITE:: HAIR ENVY

17 Aug

hair envy street style

Major hair envy over these breezy beautiful waves right now. I received my new hair dryer in the mail today and just used it for the first time… is it bad that my arm muscles are now sore? I’m so weak! On a bit of a hair styling kick (my new curling iron should be arriving this week too) so if you have any tips and tricks do share!

xo C