Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the weather lies

Guess jacket; Banana Republic scarf and sweater; Gap jeans; Target boots; Coach bookbag; Vintage ring

So, apparently it's not spring. The weather last week? Just a cruel joke to make us all thing that it would be summer soon, when really, it's not. At all. Today, it was boots, jacket, and scarf weather. Is that not what I wanted? Maybe. But now that I have it back again, I'm missing my sunny, napping-on-the-lawn weather.

Wow. Nicole and I are watching Gilmore Girls right now and I really can't focus. So, I guess that's it? Good night all.

Friday, March 23, 2012

the end of hats

Romeo and Juliet Couture cardigan; Zara tshirt; Vintage necklace; J. Crew belt; Banana Republic shorts; Toms

With the weather getting warmer every day, how much longer will I be able to wear my sweaters, my variuos copious pairs of boots, or my oversized sweaters? It is a serious concern. You see, to be honest, when I can't layer (as so often happens in the summertime), I just don't know what to wear! Without the cardigan and floppy hat, what is this outfit? A t-shirt and shorts. That's it.  And where's the fun in that?

So yeah. I'm really tired and can't think of anything else to write about. Went to the midnight premier of The Hunger Games last night, got into bed around 4 am, then got up at 8:30 for 3 or so hours of classes... It's been a rough morning. So on that note, I'm done! Have a lovely weekend all :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

it has arrived

Old Navy button down; Vintage necklace; J. Crew skirt; Mercanti Fiorentini loafers (I think that's their brand? I'm reading their label from my bed and don't feel like getting off to take a closer look - the height of laziness here). 

And by "it," I mean spring! It has been absolutely gorgeous here in DC for the past week or so. Unfortunately, that makes it harder for me to do outfit posts, as for some reason I feel inherently less creative when it comes to the summer months but hey - who can complain when you get to spend lazy afternoons napping on the lawn? This past weekend was full of that (mostly to combat my dorm's second early-morning fire drill in the past month or so, but that's not the point...) and I have to say, it's making it difficult to focus on work! Hopefully after a bit longer we'll all get used to the sunshine and warmth and maybe even return to the library on weekend afternoons - though that sounds doubtful to me right now...

It's crazy how fast this semester has gone! We only have about 5 academic weeks or so left, and then I will officially be halfway through my college experience! I honestly can't believe it... unfortunately, the approaching end of the year means more and more work - which I have to return to now. So good night all, hope you had a great start to your week!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

striped dresses

H&M dress; Old Navy dress; Forever 21 necklace

Me wearing a striped dress - real surprising right? Well, there's a funny story to go along with them today: so I was wearing the first one for a few hours this morning, when I went to the dining hall for breakfast and then stayed there through lunch to study. At one point, I got up to go to the bathroom. I looked at myself in the mirror and oh god - yes, yes you can see my pink and black polka-dot underwear. I frantically called Nicole and told her to come to Leo's with new underwear and/or another dress, preferably at that exact minute. Then I scurried back to a table to wait for her, getting absolutely no studying done until she came, despite my Russian midterm tomorrow (one of the reasons why this is a short post devoid of actual me-photos). Fun, right? Yet another one of the many, many times that I wonder why I don't have my own TV show.

On that note, I really should do that studying now! Good night all :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


all photos from www.alexanderterekhov.com

So, this isn't technically official yet or anything, but I'm going to tell you all a secret - I will most likely  be spending my summer in Moscow! In preparation for my time in Russia/avoiding my homework, what did I do this afternoon but look up Russian fashion and shopping!

While poking around, I found a couple things - one, unfortunately, Russian vintage stores seem to be sorely lacking (or if they aren't, they are seriously underadvertised/hard to locate using the web). Secondly, however, while reading an article on young Russian designers I discovered Alexander Terekhov! The photos above are from his Spring/Summer collection, which is filled with beautiful patterns and breezy silhouettes. And may I suggest you go to his website and look up his Pre-Fall collection? It has everything I could ever want - a.k.a muted colors, simple silhouettes (but with unique little details), pops of lace, and gorgeous coats. So maybe I'll find some interesting clothing in Russia yet? We'll see!

Since coming back to school life has been absolutely insane, a.k.a absolutely no time for outfit posts. But the good news is it's absolutely gorgeous outside! As in, today it was 75 degrees, and tomorrow I'm going to try my best to take outfit pictures - in shorts. But now, I'm off to bed, so night all!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

sparkles and lace

Zara dress; Forever 21 necklace; Banana Republic tights and flats

Lots of detail shots, not many showing my face - Natalie wasn't the best at capturing the few normal facial expressions I managed to put on tonight while taking photos. However, finally got to wear my adorable lace dress we got on our trip to Canada!  I have to say, it's a bit shorter than I remember. Of course, all dresses I wear are short...

And speaking of hemlines, we picked up a few professional-looking pieces at Banana Republic today for my internship this summer, and I've discovered I don't do well with longer hemlines. Literally the closer something gets to my knee, the weirder I feel about it. Unfortunately, my practically-a-shirt sundresses that are oh-so-lovely and breezy in the summer won't really work in a business environment. Sigh. Also sigh, tomorrow is my last day at home! I can't believe how quickly spring break has gone by (and how horribly I've done at posting during it). And alas, my first week back at school will be absolutely insane, so chances of me actually posting regularly? Slim. Promise I'll try my best though - good night!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

palm springs

It's been forever since I last posted -  and as I am aware of the extreme distress that caused each and every one of you, I deeply apologize and hope you can sense sarcasm over the Internet. But guess what? I'm home! Since I last posted (sigh, on Tuesday), I had a stressful last few days of school, but then I had what will probably be the loveliest weekend of my life in Palm Springs! 

I flew out bright and early Friday morning (a.k.a didn't sleep Thursday night and took a 3:30am Super Shuttle to the airport) to Denver, where I met up with the rest of the gang and flew on to Palm Springs. From there we headed to La Quinta Resort and checked into the cutest little casitas (that's what they call their hotel rooms, which are in little white buildings grouped around miniature pools and courtyards). As you can see from the photos above, it pretty much looks like a movie set (and in fact, it was a popular vacation spot for the stars back when it was built in the 20s). 

We had a weekend filled with spa-ing, eating good food, and laying by the pool - really, does it get any better than that? And now I'm back in Minnesota for a few days of sleeping, reading, and working out (and pretty much nothing else, if I have anything to say about it). I promise to get some outfit posts up soon, but in the meantime I hope you are all having a great week, and happy March!