Monday, September 29, 2008

And so it begins.

On the heels of three steady days of rain, autumn has officially arrived. The chill feels permanent, the trees are gorgeous, and the green is fading quickly.

These are pictures from today's kayak at Savoy Mountain State Forest. There was a bracing wind at the boat launch, which made me catch my breath a little. The sky was dark but the colors were beautiful.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Aid Kit

Two Swedish sisters, aged 15 + 17, covering the Fleet Foxes, adding haunting harmony and bringing a lovely song to life. I enjoy the original, I *adore* this rendition.

Thank you, For me, for you, for the introduction! Visit their myspace page for more.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Torino Calling

I just happened upon this shop and was absolutely bowled over by the product shots. LOVE. So beautifully composed, so fresh. And that hair!!! I'm totally jealous.

Made in Torino, Italy by designer Ninu, the bags are simple, roomy, and very limited edition—only 10 bags are made from any given pattern. All pictured here are the SHELL style, $65 each.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

shopping with the girls

I love a good challenge! Ez at Creature Comforts issued a Chic for Cheap challenge: put together the perfect outfit for an afternoon shopping with the girls, on the cheap. She might as well have sent me an engraved invitation: shopping + bargain outfits. So I played around in polyvore for the first time and put together my perfect fall outfit, featuring my favorite color combo right now: purple and black.
Top by Forever 21
Jeans by Wet Seal
Scarf by Dorothy Perkins
Bucket Bag by American Eagle
Ballet Flats by Old Navy
Yellow Felted Bangles by OnTheRound

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Want. Love.

An old-fashioned frame clutch has always seemed like the most feminine of accessories to me. With no handles or straps, it requires you to keep hold of it at all times, rendering one hand useless—and requiring others to do all those mundane things for you, like opening doors and paying at the register. Really, it's the ultimate throwback—but when paired with such modern, lush fabric as this, it takes on a new life as a must-have piece.

Refined but not at all staid, these bags by redrubyrose make me want to render one hand useless ALL. THE. TIME. Just look at the gorgeousness. And each one is lined with dupioni silk. *swoon*

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


The crafty and creative duo behind Something's Hiding In Here has a brilliant new project, an installation in a window at Urban Outfitters in Philly. An old-fashioned marquee complete with lights and bright letters, the board will feature a different message every day, supplied by their blog readers and shoppers at the store. Simple, ordinary messages that take on new meaning when posted for the world to see. How cool is that?

Go on over to their project blog to enter your message.


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