Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mad Women Style

Okay, so I haven't posted in ages. Sorry I have been so uninspired. I hope to post more frequently sorry lovely followers. So onto something that always inspires me, Mad Men. The Mad Men finale is tonight so to celebrate and mourn the ending of another great season here are my modern picks for some Mad Women styling.

For Dr. Faye, the new Mad Woman I would choose this bright and sophisticated dress paired with a strand of pearls and confidence.

For my favorite Mad Woman, Joan, I would choose this gorgeous jewel toned dress paired with pumps, a broach and a silver haired gentleman.

For everyones favorite love to hate character, Betty, I would choose this floral frock paired with pearls and a disapproving look.

For the career woman and Don's new confidant, Peggy, I choose this grey number, just watch the red lipstick on your teeth.

All dresses via ModCloth images via Tom and Lorenzo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fall Wedding Attire

My cousin is getting married the first week in October. The wedding is pretty casual since it's his second wedding, the ceremony is at a small chapel by the sea and the reception is at a local veterans hall. I've been trying to think of what to wear but all my dresses seem much too summery for an October occasion. I don't have a lot of money right now either so I'm trying to think frugally. Today I saw this lovely skirt on ModCloth and thought it would be just perfect.

I already own a pretty black flutter sleeve top similar to this one but more fitted and has black beaded appliques on the shoulders.

And I'm thinking of finishing off the outfit with a pair of fun heels like these.

What do you guys think? I'm not sure it might be too "night time". Any suggestions of what to wear to a fall wedding?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Single Man's Home

While watching A Single Man, being the architectural buff I am, I eyed the gorgeous house George called home. After a little googling I found out the home is by John Lautner and it just happens to be for sale (or recently not sure if it sold yet?). The home is very Frank Lloyd Wright-esqe (Lautner was his appreciate) and is just beautiful. Can I move in?

All images via Mossler & Doe

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Single Man

This weekend I finally caught up with the rest of the world and saw A Single Man. The movie starring Colin Firth follows the day after Firth's character, George, loses his partner of over 16 years. The movie is stream of consciousness thats allows the viewers to understand George's pain and moments of clarity.

A Single Man is Tom Ford's directoral debut but it feels like Ford has been directing for years, as every screen shot is like a spread in Vogue. Ford's attention to detail and composition makes the movie not only emotionally moving but physically.

Firth reminded me why he continues to enchant me. Every character he plays is complex and layered thanks to his subtle facial expressions and commitment to the characters. Firth's George is heartbreakingly sad but he excels when he shows his few moments of absolute clarity and joy.

The soundtrack is just another lovely layer to this film. The set of wonderful scores, mixed with 60s charms like Etta James and a hit of opera lifts the film up to a level of perfection.

I highly recommend watching A Single Man and falling in love with its nuances.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Sunny San Francisco

Our last stop on our journey was San Francisco.

We spent some time at the Ferry Building, which was just an architectural wonder, the building holds farmers markets and tons of amazing restaurants.

We of course did the Alcatraz tour but we decided to do the "night" tour, which was basically a sunset tour, but it was better because there were smaller crowds and gorgeous views.

We also saw the famous painted ladies, walked around the Haight district, did tons of shopping/browsing, and went the the Academy of Sciences (which I previously posted about here). The sea lions also made an appearance once again on this trip and were very vocal but lazy.

We rode a streetcar and saw the crookiest street, which became my favorite because of all of the hydrangeas.

I was once again lax in my picture taking so although we did a lot more this is all I have to show. The trip was a blast and San Francisco was so much fun!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Smoozing and Boozing in Sonoma

After the Redwoods it was definitely nice to head to wine country and have something more city than country/forest. Sonoma was just breathtaking. We started by walking around downtown Sonoma, filled with shops, restaurants and almost every store offering a wine tasting or selling something wine related.

After eating our packed lunch in the park, this day we should have just picked one of the yummie looking restaurants but we already had bought a lunch so we didn't want to waste it, we headed to a few wineries to look around and do some tastings.

Sonoma was a lot of fun but I think it would have been nice to spend another day there. Also I was a terrible picture taker there. Next up our last stop San Francisco..

Images of downtown via google

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Currently Craving..

Besides a job I am currently craving all things that scream summer including popsicles, watermelon, outdoor movies and Iggy's doughboys eaten at the beach. These are a few materialistic things I have been craving this summer..

a pair of fabulous heeled sandals like these from Nine West..

another pair of these perfect length linen shorts from Gap..

a perfect straw hat to protect your face from the sun like this one from JCrew..

a statement necklace with uber pretty enameled beads like this one from Forever 21 ..

and this perfectly pink dress from ModCloth.