Posts Tagged ‘style’
Not the drink, but the ever popular San Francisco publication 7×7.
It is truly the coolest guide to this city that I have come across with tips on the hottest bars, restaurants, style, concerts and city events.
Along the right hand column of the site are the “most popular” articles and a list of “guides.” Both extremely helpful in learning cool happenings in SF.
And, not surprisingly, this month’s issue provides an awesome holiday guide to happenings and trendy presents.
Their holiday shopping guide is broken down into how you would classify the person you are gift shopping for:
There are gifts in all of these categories that I would enjoy…giving… of course.
As the magazine is highly visual, it’s a perfect read for the gym while brainstorming for holiday gifts! I highly suggest picking up a copy.
While searching for the perfect dress for my parents annual Christmas party, a past time I’ve always been a huge fan of ever since I was allowed to attend (circa 2005), I recently came across two new AMAZING, unique online stores.
Boden has a little bit of a J.Crew meets Banana Republic / Mad Men theme, only in a way that makes the clothes look very unlike a chain brand. For a throwback, classy party dress this is your site.
Now, if you’re looking for a little more Marilyn circa the President’s birthday meets Sharon Stone in Casino style, check out Richety Rack. Their holiday dresses are a little more edgier and sassier, while still be very reminiscent of the 60s/70s.
I’m obsessed with this new a little vintage, a little hipster, total class, design site, Hip Hip Gin Gin. I was introduced to this collection of pretty pictures, clothes, quotes, cocktail recipes, etc. by the Murphy Empire, one of my social media clients that I work for Monday and Tuesday ams.
I love the layout of all the posts and the photos…oh yeah, and the content is FABULOUS! The captions that accompany the photo collages are just as elegant and classy as the photos themselves.
Adjectives that come to mind: vintage, classic, fresh, clean, bright, smart.
I LOVE everything about this. Here’s a collection of some of my fav photos I drew inspiration from:
I read about the 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations this morning and was happy to see that my all time favorite show, Mad Men is leading the 64th annual award show and is the most honored drama in TV history!!!!
However, the series is competing against my OTHER favorite TV show, Boardwalk Empire, for best Drama series. These are legitimately the only two television programs I watch. I hardly even watch the news! Opps! Way to go journalism major.
As much as I’m a die-hard for anything old-fashioned and gangster, I’m still going to have to root for Mad Men. I hate to pull out this old cliché, but I’m gonna do it, proudly…I WAS WATCHING MAD MEN BEFORE IT WAS COOL TO DO SO.
Yep. I did it. But my college buddies can most certainly confirm this statement. I remember watching the entire first series On Demand at our old apartment on S. Whitney street. I fell in love with the chain-smoking, the costumes, the style, the class and the characters, namely, Don Draper. HELLO!
I watched the second series, and every series since, the old Fashioned way, episode to episode. I couldn’t shut up about how amazing it was! I loved how everything was so in tune with what I could only imagine it to be like in the ’60′s. Everyone caught on pretty quickly for obvious reasons.
It’s an amazing show and I highly admire its creativity. Though it did drag a little at first, the slow, realistic character development has made for a show that all who watch feel as though they are a part of.
This years much anticipate season, over to quick, was the best yet! I love Don’s new apartment and Peggy’s new-found confidence! Can’t wait for next year!
I seriously can’t get over Michael Arenella, a truly one-of-a-kind musician from Brooklyn. Had this New York Times photo series shared with me this morning and instantly fell in love with Arenella’s cool and confident 1930′s style. He totally channels the era of his passion: the original jazz scene. I love his outfits, his interests and the way he carries himself, captured greatly by the photographer, Karsten Moran.
Happy Monday! Sorry that the Favorite Photo Friday post was late. Apparently I hit the “save draft” button vs. the “publish” button. Quite frankly, I’m shocked this is the first time that it has happened. Oops!
Anyway, today marks the start of a very important week for me. My 25th birthday week.
A quarter of a century.
This is a very big milestone in my life. I feel as though it’s a time where I can’t as easily get away with acting like a child and throwing temper tantrums when I don’t get what I want. Instead, it’s a time in my life when I’m starting to get what I want because I’m making that happen. Most days I still find it difficult to handle that responsibility and pressure as equally as exciting the challenge is.
Part of this “growing up” project I’m on has involved a lot of de-cluttering. I have started getting rid of many of those accessories I utilize only a couple of times a year. I’ve really been trying to stick to the basics in terms of clothes as well, i.e. getting rid of the flashy tank tops and stilettos I used to wear out partying in Boston, but even then, rarely. Getting rid of the tacky frames, ridiculous collections of sea shells, etc. etc. Less really is more and there’s something to be said about keeping it simple. It’s the basis of staying classy.
I’m getting rid of the childish clutter and looking for more “grown up” things that define me. I think it’s a good motto to splurge for things that will bring you happiness. Whether it’s an ice cream cone on a hot day, taking 5 minutes to yourself, or a pair of too-expensive jeans that look absolutely FABULOUS on.
When splurging for yourself, it’s important to identify whether or not you can afford the thing, how frequently you will use it, and how closely it represents yourself.
That being said, iomoi.com has the coolest, custom accessories to do just that. You don’t need a hundred flashy iPhone cases or purses, but you could use the one that coolly and confidently markets your style, very important in the 20-something world of trying to make your mark and get ahead. Further, it is never a negative thing to have something that brings you a little bit of happiness every time you look at it.
Enter a custom skull and cross bones iPhone case from iomoi as my birthday present to myself. It’s simple, it’s me and despite the price tag, will make me smile and give me a little confidence boost every time I look at it. So #worthit.
If you are looking at this screenshot and thinking, “Oh! Want. NEED.” You are having the same instant reactions I was having a few weeks ago when I received a what-to-buy-your-valentine emailer from Apple. I had just gotten paid and felt like treating myself to a Valentine’s Day present. The thought, “You need to be saving for your April California vacation” wasn’t really present, as my financially irresponsible spending habits go.
It was at this moment that the Michael Kors Project, a little initiative I started in order to bring about a bought of sobriety and slow my carbohydrate intake, started.
As I was perusing the different potential colors of this Michael Kors clutch I would soon be rocking, I recalled a tip I read in an old copy of Shape magazine that morning at the gym. The article suggested choosing something to reward yourself with after making consecutive healthy life choices as a way of staying motivated. Feeling bored at work and intrigued by this new health mission, I started brainstorming. As I’m big on indulgences, especially when it comes to food, I wondered what I could/should try to go without.
It took about 30 seconds for the idea to come to me. As I was mingling around the POS system at work with my coworkers waiting for what few midweek diners we would get in the brutally slow February evenings, I looked around and saw our bread service station. An inviting, heaping basket of baguettes. I touch on the horrendous relationship I’ve developed with the bread at work in a previous post. More or less what happens just about every night at the end of work, when I haven’t eaten in hours, is I start snacking on baguettes embellished with butter and/or other easily accessible condiments. Clearly not the best snack to eat in mass quantity at 10 pm.
What started February 8th as three nights without snacking on bread or having any wine, has turned into a modified month-long mission of no bread at work until March 8th. The goal obviously being the above absolutelycannotlivewithout Michael Kors clutch, but also in hopes that I will break my bread addiction and gain a little bit more self control. Having something so fascinatingly adorable is actually making it quite a bit easier to just say no!
In other exciting news, this morning I set out to write 1,000 words. Instead I wrote a little over 1,600 while writing two blog posts, finishing a profile piece, grocery shopping, working out, putting away laundry and having a fabulous lunch with my grandparents. I think rewarding myself with a pre-Jackie’s-birthday-dinner glass of wine is in order! I’m really starting to enjoy this new rewards program I got going on.