Friday, January 30, 2009

the hammer's just so hype. i'm dope on the floor and i'm magic on the mic.

So I have been lusting over harem pants for quite some time now, but have been too lazy to actually go out and search for them. When I was thrifting at home, harem/hammer/baggy pants were on my list of must-finds. After scouring the racks, I found a few possibilities and tried them on while Mr. Q stood outside of the dressing room spitting rhymes from U Can't Touch This. But alas, none of them turned out the way I wanted. So, I was super duper stoked when my equally fabulous friend in DC told me that Zara had them on sale for super cheap! Yesterday after work, I hammer danced my way down 5th Ave in search of the perfect harem pants. And Zara did not disappoint. I scooped up two pair for really good prices. One pair was missing a button, and after digging through the Zara button box for some time, I finally found one that was similar to the missing one, which I sewed on in the wrong place with the wrong color thread. I suck at stuff like that, but it's nothing my Mom can't fix when I go home.

I am completely in love with them. I played around with a few looks last night--pictured above. They really remind me of being a kid. I was so obsessed with MC Hammer and would make my Mom make me Hammer pants in girly fabrics so I could dance around with my boom box. I wish I had saved all those pants.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

all the best things come from Italy.

I'm convinced that's true. There truly is no place in the world like Italy, and in addition to having some of the best food, architecture, and art, and I also think that lovely lady a few posts down looking all kinds of sexy, chic, hot in her leather pants! --Italy has also given birth to some fabulous fashion designers and labels. Earlier this week one of my co-workers was wearing the most amazing pair of shoes. They looked like punk-rock converse to the extreme! I adored them, and she said they were made by an Italian label called Ash. Upon checking out their website I quickly fell in love with their shoes. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of her shoes and couldn't find them online. But these boots below are sort of similar to her shoes! I love the sporty look of wedge sole--which is something I don't usually go for. Their S/S 09 collection is wonderfully amazing! You can check it out here. Well, some more googling helped me find a picture (bottom one) of a pair closer to the ones I fell in love with. Not exactly the same, hers had less buckles, more studs. But you get the picture.

I'm also working on a DIY necklace inspired by Tom Binns. Hopefully I can finish it this weekend and post pics soon!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Happy Birthday.
thank you for everything.
thank you for being so strong and independent, yet patient, caring, and loving.
thank you for striving to make me strong and independent.
but thank you for being there for me when I'm not.
thank you for always being proud of everything I do.
thank you for pushing me to be the best I can be.
thank you for letting me have the opportunity to travel the world.
thank you for letting me have the opportunities to make my dreams come true.
thank you for helping me be able to move to new york city.
thank you for allowing to get a college education.
thank you for attending every sporting game, event, dance recital, etc. I was ever in.
thank you for being my biggest fan.
thank you for keeping your wedding dress for me.
thank you for scratching my back and singing to me every night as a child.
thank you for reading the same books to me over and over and over.
thank you for encouraging me to always be me.
thank you for always supporting my ideas, beliefs, and opinions.
thank you for making me that Miss Piggy costume, it was my most favorite ever.
thank you for dressing up as Kermit.
thank you for always inspiring me.
thank you for being my best friend.
thank you for all the advice you've ever given me.
you're the greatest Mom in the entire world.
and I am so thankful that you're mine.
words cannot even begin to describe how thankful I am for you.
I love you so very very much.
happy birthday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Case of the Blahs!

I am REALLLLY lusting of these two pairs of Stella McCartney shoes! I LOOOOOOVE those neon pink pumps! Everytime I see them in Intermix, I just drool, and rub them. They are so pretty. However, they are made from neoprene which basically means dirt will cling to them like magnets. Which also means they are definitely NOT made for wear in the big city, but, hey, a girl can dream!

So I have totally been in a funk all day long! Sometimes I let myself get super stressed out over things at work when there is NO need to get so worked up. Anyways, it makes for a really crappy day when I am so anxious and I hate it when I let myself get like that! My co-worker suprised me this afternoon with the treat below! It was so sweet and thoughtful and brought me out of my funky mood. He even got my favorite EVER Pinkberry topping--fruity pebbles. =) Just completely made my day. I am so lucky to work with the wonderful bunch of people that I work with, I don't say it enough! Also, tomorrow is a VERY special day--my lovely Mother's 60th Birthday! I am planning on a special post so please check back tomorrow!

Friday, January 16, 2009

What I Wore Yesterday

H&M Blazer, American Apparel tee, Lofli jeans, Calvin Klein booties. I am really in love with these booties-I have worn them almost everyday since I got them for Christmas. They are so easy to wear and go with any outfit.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

really diggin this chick's look

I came across this lovely lady twice today on two different sites and am really digging her style. Anyone know who she is?

top photo from super.fantastic.picture.time and bottom photo from the sartorialist.

wow. it's been 7 days....

since I last posted anything! Sorry, I have been so busy at work that I just keep forgetting about this. When I get home, I just want to crash. But I WILL do better! Anyways, I have been meaning to post pictures of this name ring that I got for Christmas. I just love it so much, I love really unique jewelry. When people ask me where I got it, I say "Santa brought it". For some reason, people always think I am referring to Mr. Q when I say Santa, but Santa is actually of course my lovely Mother!
Below is the name ring, and a close up picture of that leather jacket that I pictured a few posts back.

Also, this quote was on my Starbucks cup this morning. I thought I would share it since it is so beautiful.

"People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world's diversity of languages, religions, and traditions is a great treasure, affording us precious opportunities to recognize ourselves in others" --Youssou N'Dour

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

the bleached jeans

So here's the result of the DIY jean bleaching project. I'm wearing them today, and so far they've been a big hit at the office! To create, all I did was take straight Clorox and splatter it on the jeans in my desired pattern--the color came out in about 30 seconds. Then I promptly put them in the washing machine and ta-da! Today, I am wearing them with the amazing thrifted jacket I spoke about yesterday! I got this jacket for $3.50 and I just adore the detailing on it! Below is a close up pic of the jacket. And another picture of the bleached jeans with a different jacket that has more dramatic shoulders--and I look completely terrified in the picture. All of my facial expressions in these pictures are a little goofy--it was early.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

the inspiration

I have been dying to bleach my jeans. But with the lack of a washer/dryer in NYC, it was quite impossible. While I was home though, I finally got to do it and I am so excited with the way they turned out. Inspired by the above Balmain runways images, I bleached some black skinny jeans and also scored an amazing 80s band/military-ish blazer to go with them! I will post pictures of the outfit tomorrow. Mr. Q says calls the jeans my cow pants--maybe they do look like a cow, but I still adore them.