Category: Fashion

Celebrity Fashion Lust #6

I have a love/hate relationship with Jennifer Lawrence, but, like, I think I’d also want to be best friends with her. And I was one of the few people to immediately adore her haircut.

Her fashion trail on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour has been sizzling, but I’m drawn to this pretty simple number by Proenza Schouler.

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I think it’s the mod-ness of it, that appeals to me so much. I adore anything vintage-y. And those shoes don’t hurt, either. Phwoar!!

What do you think of this dress?

Updates of a various nature

I apologize for the sad look of this post. I have no new photos to share. But I want to attempt to do my best to still update despite now being unemployed.

So, here we go.

1. New job: So far, so good. I took a job that paid a lot less than I’m used to because I was trying to switch industries. So far I’m glad I did, but let’s see how I feel when I get my paycheck. 😉 The commute is pretty horrible, but everyone seems pretty nice, so far. I mean, first day, and all. I hope to write more about where I’m working, because it’s somewhat topical to my blog. I’m going to ask if I can even bring my camera in and take some photos. I’ll keep you posted on that and how the job is going!

I do realize blogging is going to be a lot harder. Especially the upkeep part of blogging. Getting up an hour earlier to read blogs and comment is a lot harder when that alarm goes off at 6 am! And I got home last night at 9 and had to put something together. Exhausted is the operative word.

ETA: My favorite coworker so far! 😉

20131119_115633_1 Mabel’s a fashion hound.

2. Isabel Marant pour H&M: I got my order today. As I feared, not only was the skirt too short, it was too tight, as well. Le sigh. 🙁 But the dress fits. I think I look a little lumpy in it, but I’ve been told it looks good by a very harsh critic (my mom 🙂 ), so I am definitely going to keep it. So, in the end, I got the one thing I said I wanted. Although I was sad to open the (huge!) box it came in (why?!) and see they didn’t send the special tote bag with the online orders. Oh well. Also, it appears I can only mail back my return. I hate stores that don’t allow in-store returns!!

Well, that’s it, for now. I got home late last night from my terrible commute and had to get up early today, but I do have a better post prepared for tomorrow. 🙂

Do you think there are more important things than money when considering a job? How long does it take you to get to work? Did you get anything from the Isabel Marant collection? Did it work out for you?

For those of you who work full time and blog, how do you find the balance?

Meet me in Montauk

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movies of all time. The story is so interesting and different (and who among us hasn’t wanted to utilize the service?), the directing is so innovative, and it’s just about a perfect movie, to me. I know it pretty much by heart at this point, and I cry at the same line, every single time.

Ever since the first time I saw it, I wanted to go to Montauk, like in the movie. Ideally, it would be waking up in the morning, calling in sick, deciding to go. And it would ideally have snowed. To reenact the scene accurately.

(It would not be my first time. I’ve done the same in Cardiff with Doctor Who and Montmartre with Amélie [of course].)

But years passed, and it’s harder to convince friends to call in sick and go with you than you’d think. 😉

So when Rose asked me on Thursday night if I wanted to go to Montauk on Friday, I really didn’t have to think very hard about my answer. Especially since it was a bittersweet thing; it would be our last mini adventure for a while, because I start a new job tomorrow. (I pretty much knew I was getting it, but it wasn’t official till Wednesday. And I had told her earlier in the week I really wanted to go to Montauk before I started my job, and she amazingly obliged.) Good news/bad news, eh?

Because I had to be home early on Friday, we had to leave super early. Like, super early. I still can’t believe she agreed to it, but agreed to it, she did!

DSC_1313I mean REALLY early. It still looked like this when she picked me up. From New Jersey.

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These photos are unedited. So maybe seeing the sky look this pretty made the early call time worth it?

DSC_1320Even the drive was scenic.

DSC_1321Maybe I should get up this early every day? Or not. 🙂

about three hours later, we were finally in Montauk. Understandably, our first stop was for coffee.

DSC_1324Montauk Bake Shoppe boasts the best coffee in Montauk. It was pretty damn good, that’s for sure.

We regrouped in the car, trying to figure out: now that we were in Montauk, what did we want to DO in Montauk?! I obviously wanted to walk on the beach by the house like they did in the movie.

OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. THE HOUSE ISN’T EVEN IN MONTAUK!! (I know, right?!)

Luckily, it was in Easthampton, which we had to go through on our way back.

But first, we were in Montauk, and determined to see something there. So we headed for the lighthouse.

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I feel like I just won the lottery!!

When the H&M website was already overloaded 10 minutes before noon, when the Isabel Marant for H&M collection was supposed to launch online, I pretty much gave up all hope of getting anything.

Still, I told myself I would try for 15 minutes after it was officially noon and see what happens. Well, this is what happened.

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For the record, because I’m weak (and stupid) (and because it was still available), I got the dress AND the silver skirt. Because maybe it’ll be long enough. And if not, I can always return it.

Did you score anything??

Celebrity Fashion Lust #5

Well, there’s always next year!

Do you remember how I was saying that I never have any ideas for Halloween costumes? Well, while having insomnia, in the wee early hours right after Halloween, I made a discovery that inspires me for next year. (And it actually came through another discovery I made that I’ll share with you soon.)

I present to you Face Lace.

mask-hipstarThe Hipstar mask. Photo from FaceLace.com

How. Effing. Cool?! This take the masquerade mask and elevates it into the stratosphere. And there’s more!

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Celebrity Fashion Lust #4

Trend in Real Life: Oversized Coats

Oh, trends. Wonderful, hateful trends. When the trend is for pin-straight hair and yours is curly. Or the bob comes back and you’ve just finished growing yours out. Or, you know, any kind of clothing that looks good on models and model types, but on real people, it’s a bit questionable.

The big trend for Fall 2013 seems to be oversized coats. They were everywhere on the runway. The most fashionable of fashion bloggers are throwing them into every look.

I have to say, I LOVE the look of them (despite also thinking they look like the coat-length equivalent of an 80s blazer). I mean, they come in all sizes and with different details.

Glamorous zipper coat, $110 / ASOS coat / River Island coat, $160 / Wool coat / River Island leather coat, $320 / Topshop coat / Topshop brown coat
However.

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Okay, now. I’ve covered boots, jewelry, dresses, hats, makeup, and shoes. It’s time for purses!! (You know, all the basic food groups!)

I discovered the bags of French brand Tammy & Benjamin through a boutique that I adore in Paris. Shortly after that, I saw Valentine rocking one of their bags. (In fact, I found out about her blog when the company referred to that entry, and I’m glad I did!)

Lucky for me, they deliver to the US, with no problems at all. (As does Shop des Créateurs.) I just adore their vintage feel, combined with the amazing French craftsmanship. I currently own the Elizabeth in gold, the Petit Charlie in blue, and the Emma in black. But what I really want now is this:

TammyAndBenjamin_03_resize Just freaking look at it!!

Considering my current unemployed state and lack of fundage, the good news is, I can’t find this version of the Petit Charlie anywhere. The bad news is, I CAN’T FIND THIS VERSION OF THE PETIT CHARLIE ANYWHERE. It’s in their lookbook for the new collection, but it’s not on their site. Or Shop des Créateurs. I tweeted the company, but they did not respond.

IT HURTS MY SOUL THAT THIS BAG CANNOT BE MINE.

But, if I have to settle for a replacement, the yellow and black Petit Charlie is pretty spiffy, too. Still. *sniff*

How many purses are too many purses? And isn’t “sac à main” such a great term? What are you lusting after this week?

Celebrity Fashion Lust #3

Because DIOR HAUTE COUTURE.

Natalie-Portman-in-Christian-Dior-Couture-Thor-The-Dark-World-Paris-Premiere--600x900 Also, because how gorgeous is Natalie Portman?! I kind of forgive her for her ridiculous Oscars speech right now.

Obviously wearing Dior Haute Couture is something that will never ever ever ever ever happen to me in my life, but a girl can look and appreciate, right?!

650x975xnatalie-dior-dress3.jpg.pagespeed.ic.WgKLygww05I mean, LOOK AT THAT DETAILING!!!

What celebrity or even real-life looks have you been lusting after lately?