Wednesday, November 27, 2013

thinking of packing

xmas pack list

i'm going to pack light this year.

i plan to shop a lot.

we haven't been to the u.s. in over a year.

i've survived on a diet of h&m, asos and j crew's 40% off sales.

so i'm going to keep it easy with neutrals mixed with greens, blues and reds.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

puss in new boots

got these over the knee boots from asos.

they're going to be great travel boots, good for rain and serious walking/shopping.

unfortunately it's time for snow boots here. 

this year i'm always catching up, shoe wise.

on a different note, i've been asked to write a xmas list.

it makes me feel a bit pretentious but i'm giving it a whirl.

it goes like this:

anything to wear in green, from bright to dark green (avoiding lime and mint green)

j crew tippi merino sweater any color size s

classic pajama set, with shorts or long pants

dark chocolates with liqueur

scented candles (possibly white)

clinique chubby sticks, any color

dior rouge lipstick, any color

any marc jacobs or jo malone perfume

essie nailpolish, any color

earrings, preferably medium sized studs

kate spade small goodies

any burgundy purse (smallish)

anything from

duck boots (they run really big so size down one or two sizes)

bookstore gift card

dsw gift card

j crew gift card

i think it's a pretty good list. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

more flats

got these shoes from asos in the mail today.

love them. 
they  were cheap and i was afraid they might be hard or uncomfortable,
but they're soft and nicely padded inside.
burgundy is my new go-to neutral for fall/winter.
and if you have small feet like me a pointy flat is a must.

another impulse buy with a happy ending.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

next up

we have this triangular shaped nook that's been driving me crazy.

ideally i know what i'd do with it: put in some shelves and turn it into a pretty library.

however we're renters. 
not even renters. we live in a boarding school. we could be moved anywhere so any big expenditure would be dumb.

so the other day i got this idea of doing a gallery wall.

i don't have high hopes.

i've tried this before and it always ended up looking like someone vomited art on my wall.

don't let anyone tell you gallery walls are effortless and easy.
i'm still going to try.
then this picture came to my rescue telling me i'm not so crazy.

i feel mildly optimistic now.

btw this was taken from a pretty house tour.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


it's time to dig out the style files from my winter pinterest board.

maybe it's still technically fall but hej, it's snowing here right now.

winter white

leather skirt with black tights + boots

light sweater+ blazer + vans

oversized sweater

classic and cozy
classic sorels

ok. i can do this.

chilly times

sock happy

who knew buying socks made one feel so happy?

sometimes it's the little things.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

gray/brown/plum house tour

i loved loved this house tour.

the mix of browns and burgundy/plums and the use of deco in particular made me drool.
reminded me of my grandmother's house, which i remember as a place full of glamour.
i like how they mixed up a good dose of lowbrow art to balance out all the heaviness.

this bathroom is to die for.