The contents of this post have literally nothing to do with the super-sweet, candid moment that Lydia captured on camera between me & my pup Francoise, but it had to go somewhere, you know? Click through for some of my favorite moments of the week and a round-up of blogs that kept my "free time" busy. Continue...
Prancing Around Your Apartment in Your Fanciest Footwear
My week has been busy, hectic, chaotic, stressful, etc - not that you'd know it from my blog and the totally normal burst of outfit pictures that have taken up the real estate of my home page. But, every now and then, when I'm home working and writing and coding, I bust out my fanciest shoes just to entertain myself. Is this nuts? The above are an instant favorite by Charlotte Olympia, which somehow, despite their ridiculous height, are comfortable and manageable to walk in. (Yes. Yes, it is. But I've never been one for comfort, anyways.) Because distraction-by-shoes is one of my most favorite hobbies, I've got these and these high on my wishlist. Swoon.
Above photo by Lydia Hudgens
$200 Round-Trip Deals on Delta for Getting Me to New Orleans
Though I'm totally a JetBlue girl on my domestic travel, I think I have to give a special shout-out to Delta for enabling me to see my boo on the cheap. I snapped up my flight for a total of $197, round-trip! Flight prices are creeping up for the rest of the year, but I'm so happy to be in New Orleans now -- and hey, did you know it's New Orleans Fashion Week? I'm looking forward to seeing the new collection from Hazel & Florange and spying on some new southern talent, too.
COS is Opening Shop in Soho
I'm rarely really, truly stoked about retail news cause lez be honest: I do most of my shopping online. But, I do have a short wishlist of stores that I have WISHED would cross over stateside from the EU and grace NY streets with their style savvy. Among them is definitely H&M-owned COS, which carries fashion-forward but classic, simple, and quality pieces that have shockingly awesome fits. No word yet on an opening date, but it's coming, and e-commerce is too. (BTW, the other store I'm dying to jump over the ocean is & Other Stories, another H&M brand. Damn those stylish Swedes.) Source.
I Posted A LOT This Week
Do you love it? Hate it? I got some reader feedback a couple months back that I took pretty seriously, and it was a simple request: for me to do my damn job as a blogger and post more. I've been trying my hardest to make my content consistent, quality, and (hopefully) fun, with some cool giveaways for y'all peppered in. If you missed anything this week, here's the rundown:
- I wore some plaid over here and it's total femme lumberjack leather goodness, in my humble opinion.
- I'm giving away $250 to ASOS! $250 can go a long way over there, and there's still 6 days left to enter.
- Frequent flyer miles, be mine. I packed a single bag for my trip down to NOLA. Yes, I honestly consider this an accomplishment.
- Modcloth's Erin got cozy with me at fashion week, and caught our giggle-infested interview on camera.
- Rent the Runway launched RTR+, an amazing line of glittering pieces available in sizes 14-22.
I know it's supposedly typical to adore Wes Anderson, but I do, and I'm so sorry for epitomizing twee blogger tropes. Not that sorry, though. I do come from the LiveJournal world, after all. WishWishWish posted her photos from the Orla Kiely Presentation at LFW and they are so beautiful and SO Moonrise Kingdom and I honestly wish I had been there to experience it myself. The presentation was styled by Leith Clark of Lula Mag, which is amazing in and of itself.
Orla Kiely SS14 photos by Carrie at WishWishWish
Want to Roll Your Eyes Forever?
Melissa Gorga's newest book, "Love Italian Style," is full of truly awful advice. Jezebel has a scoop on all the chauvinistic, gross, marital-rape-condoning highlights.
Blogger favorites? Right this way.
I got the pleasure of seeing my girl Keiko last week at her Sculptured 75 event with Ecco! Somehow she managed to take some amazing pictures while hosting, and they're all right here. I even went home that night with these, and no surprise, they're insanely comfortable.
Grace of Stripes & Sequins is giving me major sweater envy. Fall really is here, isn't it?
Kellie of And I Get Dresses and I are totally twinning this week, in ASOS Curve's Tartan number. See how Kellie styled her's here.
I'm obsessed with how Hallie from Corals & Cognacs styled her exceptional black & white dress on the last day of NYFW. It's really amazing when the right dress does all the work for you - pretty sure that's exactly what we like to call "effortlessly chic."
My twin sister (okay, not really, but we do have the same birthday and I IRL-love her) Laura at Girl in a Bow Tie shared her day of apple-picking and it made me want to crawl through the screen and pick some apples with her, myself! Which is exactly why we now have a date to do so in a few weeks.
BFF Miss B of A Girl, A Style is coming to visit me in less than one month!!!! Do you know what it's like when we join forces? It's cute. Really cute. Also cute: B's September favorites; it seems we both have a thing for Valentino right now. Surprise!
Black & Navy is forever one of my favorite color combinations, and I'm really, really super into how Christine from My Style Pill is making it happen. Spoiler alert: there's a whole lot of leather.
Jay Miranda is one of my all-time favorite people I've ever met thanks to the graces of the internet, and her return to online-diarying (sorry, I've said "blog" so many times and so many ways in this post that it's starting to make me cringe) is one of the best things ever. Good writing is something that I really cherish, and Jay does it oh-so-well. Plus, there's a $150 home decor giveaway happening on her blog right now.