Roman Holiday

December 27, 2010

Just a quick little blog post to let you know that I hope you all had a wonderful holiday wherever you may be. I have a blog post ready for tomorrow morning so you guys can see what I have been up to this past week to celebrate Christmas. If I had to have one Christmas wish come true right this instant, I would choose to relive the role of Audrey Hepburn in one of my favorite Audrey movies, Roman Holiday. I’d feel rebellious and cut my hair short (and it would actually look good on me). I’d ride on a Vespa with a handsome man like Gregory Peck (now he’s what I call super dreamy). I’d eat ice cream as I walk through a Roman open market in my brand new sandals as men fill my arms with flowers. I’d fall in love in Rome. And maybe I’d fall out of love in Rome. But then I would do it all over again because all that matters is that I am in Rome. Okay, it is official. I NEED to be Audrey Hepburn.
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Orange Creme Pop

December 22, 2010

Dress – vintage, Jacket – Zara, Circle Scarf – courtesy of ModCloth, Booties – Stuart Weitzman, Melie Bianco Bag – courtesy of Silvia’s Shop, Rings – Forever 21
As promised, here is the head-to-toe look with my vintage lace dress. This dress was originally a wedding dress, but was totally remade into what you see now. Isn’t that just an amazing idea? This dress fits me perfectly and it really is one-of-a-kind. A jewel to be treasured forever and ever. All by itself, it’s perfect for a party or elegant dinner outing, but right now I am wearing it in a way suitable for everyday, rain or shine. I cannot wait to wear it again! Lace, leather, and leopard print are just meant to be worn together. And I love how this clutch bag adds an unexpected pop of color that jumps out at you. These wedge booties are my favorites shoes. They used to be brown, but I just got them dyed black not too long ago. Smartest decision ever because now I can wear them with everything in my closet! I probably won’t be updating until after Christmas, so hugs and kisses until then!
Happy holidays everyone!!


Only 3 More Days . . .

December 21, 2010

As you can see from the pictures above, I am totally in the Christmas mood. Our living room looks its prettiest at night when our neighbor’s lights sparkle through our window, the tree is twinkling, and the chandelier hangs brightly in all of its elegant glory. Only three more days until Christmas. I want these next three days to go by as slooooooowwwwwwwwly as possible because I never want Christmas to end. These pictures are also a little sneak peak of tomorrow morning’s post where you will see how I styled this vintage lace dress for a more casual day out. Even though it has been raining kittens and puppies for nearly 24 hours every single day, there is no reason not to dress your best. The holidays are the perfect reason to put your most fashionable foot forward, don’t you think?

Put Me In The Mood

December 21, 2010

I am constantly finding inspiration from so many different places and from so many different things. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of everything that influences my sense of style or mood, and sometimes I don’t even realize that something has inspired me until after the fact. Currently I am lusting over romantically soft fabrics and the decadent sparkle of sequins and beads. I think I need to infuse more of a fairy-like aesthetic into my life. Dainty, airy, and light. It all sounds and looks so pretty in my head. My beat-up boots and lived in leather jacket are seeking a gentler touch so as to feel refreshed and new. I am a super casual Cali girl at heart, but I like to feel like I’m living in a fairytale at times.

Other pictures that I like and that remind me of this season. Snow covered nature, a hot drink on a busy day, Audrey Hepburn’s timelessness, Christmas cookies, golden bows, and red polka dots against saturated red.

Sometimes all it takes is a conglomeration of beautiful sounds to inspire me on a whim, like this genius composition by Cinematic Orchestra. It is called Arrival of the Birds. Many of you may find this song familiar, as it is also featured in one of my favorite fragrance commercials: Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani. This song is pure bliss. Every time I hear it I imagine running across a green mountain top glowing with shattered light, with nothing at all holding me back and only the presence of fresh air gliding against my face with every step I take. I think this music goes perfectly with how I am feeling right now, as well as the mood of this post. Enjoy, and keep dreaming, becoming inspired, and inspiring others.
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