Fa la la la la

1.Terrace Dress // 2. Transport Tote // 3. Mira Heel // 4. Plaid Scarf
Sephora 1. Kate Somerville Retasphere // 2. First Aid Ultra Repair Cream // 3. Clarins Night Cream // 4. Bumble + Bumble Surf Spray

Need Supply Co. 1. Jordan Dress // 2. Statement Necklace // 3. Alexa Chung "It" // 4. Sugar Sweater
Nordstrom 1. Hue Ultra Wide Waistband Leggings // 2. Nike Free 5.0 V 4 // 3. Topshop Crepe Dress // 4. Slouchie Beanie

Catbird 1. Hammered Knuckle Ring // 2. Egyptian Magic Cream // 3. Fig Leaf Solid Perfume // 4. Campfire Candle


winter essentials

Oh hey, it's been a while. Winter is here and within the first week of November, I pretty much hunker down to my usual cold dark depression/hole, and by the time February and March roll around, I crawl out from under my blankets and look like a Gollum's half-sister with jaundice pale skin, dry hair and candy wrappers sticking to my yoga pants. But not this year! I have spent the past several years honing down my favorite products that I can rely on to bring me out of my sad state. 

See below--the God sends:

After reading a ton of reviews, this has been my favorite nighttime moisturizer.
It holds on to moisture and brightens my face. I love you Cerave.

You can find me on a Saturday sitting on the couch with a pile of clementine remains.
I have been known to eat an entire crate in a day.

Dry winter means even drier hair.
This gives you the nice summer shine without the grease.

Grey jeans> Black jeans. It's okay if they fade and they go with everything.
I don't have these specifically, I'm still trying to justify a $150 pair of jeans.

My oxblood loafers. Just like my trusty jeans, these can go with all shades of neutral,
yet can look both dressy or casual.

Invest in some shades of knit sweaters.
Find ones that compliment your skin tone and they will be a life saver
when you're trying to bundle up in the cold winter months.

Hot beverage! I just like the idea of it.


flesh moves over there is no hurry

Here is my fall playlist via Spotify.  It's a little sad, but I'm always sad when summer has gone. Listen with me.

1. Like a Fool - Superchunk
2. Outfit - Drive-By Truckers
3. Through My Prayers - The Avett Brothers
4. Main Street - Deer Tick
5. I'll Be Your Man - The Black Keys
6. A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
7. Audience - Cold War Kids
8. Pennyroyal Tea (Unplugged) - Nirvana
9. Rich Kid Blues - Lykke Li
10. Revelation Blues - The Tallest Man On Earth
11. Rivers and Roads - The Head and The Heart
12. Do I Wait - Ryan Adams

(images via tumblr)


summer mixtape 01

this is what i'll be listening to, you can listen if you want.

1. anything that's rock n' roll - tom petty and the heartbreakers
2. the house that heaven built - japandroids
3. clear eye clouded mind - nada surf
4. acid tongue - jenny lewis
5. alicia amnesia - butch walker
6. daylights - matt & kim
7. sucked out - superdrag (thanks adam for getting this stuck in my head ALL DAY EVERY DAY)
8. towers - bon iver
9. who loves the sun - the velvet underground
10. safety bricks - kevin drew

Play here.


No feet

The woman will sit eternally in the tall black armchair. I will be the one woman you will never have…excessive living weighs down the imagination: we will not live, we will only write and talk to swell the sails. - Anais

 I am not the girl who sits in the theater while the credits roll or waits on the pier until the sun goes down. I don't recite the sentimental lines in books or music to make my point. I don't linger in my bed before I wake up and think about bloody gums and raw moments in the andy warhol diaries. There is nothing deep about my sadness. I am all chipped nails and bruised knees. I like my toast burnt and my sheets unwrinkled. I am easily fooled and highly overrated.


vday whatever

For the past couple years, I was suckered into the mass opinion that Valentine's Day was for chumps. I totally agreed with the thought that "There shouldn't be just one day to celebrate love; why surrender to the commercialization of a made up holiday?" If you walk into any pharmacy, grocery store or mall between December 26 and February 14th you will set your eyes upon an explosion of pink, red, and so many hearts and cuddly bears it would make any sane person gag.

But then I thought, who cares? If there are people out there celebrating a day with their significant other by buying chocolates in heart shaped boxes and roses wrapped in "I love you" print then so what. Don't send your negative vibe out in to the world just because you don't "believe" in Valentine's Day. If you celebrate love everyday like you claim you do (and you don't need vday to remind you of that) then good for you. But if you're blasting on all your social networks your sad opinion then you're probably not one of the aforementioned peeps.

For me, Valentine's Day is cool.  Last year Adam and I made homemade pizzas and tried to prevent Huxley from dying from a tragic chocolate-eating death. I'm not the biggest fan of the color pink (unless it's neon) and red is alright. I like stuffed animals holding hearts. I used to be a huge stuffed animal fan when I was little, almost in a creepy way. And chocolate is something I take with my daily vitamins. Plus, America makes a whole lot of money from the sudden frenzy of last-minute Valentine gifting. I say it's a win-win. For all ya'll single people out there--hold tight. One of these years you will be given your very own delicious chocolate rose and sentimental card. Until then you can pay tribute to Galentine's Day which is equally as fun (guys, i'm not sure you care so much one way or the other..)

update: i had to add this photo