Saturday, July 12, 2014

Why the One Earring Trend is Secretly Driving Me Nuts

I'm OCD.  Not in the textbook medical sense, but in the "I'm OCD because I can't deal with things not being perfectly even" way.  When I heard about the giant one chandelier earring trend I was actually enamored with the idea.  One fabulous earring?  Sounds great!  It seemed like such a chic and I'm-to-cool-for-the-rules way of doing things.  A fabulous twist to the typical dangling earrings (that are so big I could use one as a light fixture.)  That is, until I bought the July issue of Lupita Nyong'o Vogue.  My OCD kicked in full force.
That's not to say I didn't love the looks.  In my opinion this issue of Vogue is one of the best in a while.  I was starting to get bored with the magazine because it seemed like all of the issues where so similar, blending into shoot after shoot of the same.  This July Vogue, however, has punch and spunk.  The Cara Delevigne by Grace Coddington shoot was one of my faves in a while, and I loved the different photographer/stylist duo for the cover.  The whole magazine seemed updated and fresh, reviving my faith in Anna and her clique.
However, the one earring thing, despite how much I love the idea of the look, is killing me.  It's so hard because I want to fall head over heels for the whole one-earring fabulousness, but I can't.  Every time I see the photos, that one, beautiful dangling earring taunts me from the pages.  The unevenness of the whole situation is terribly bothersome.
I guess that's what fashion is, though, trying new things that are uncomfortable.  Pushing boundaries and learning to enjoy every minute of it.  As for now, I'll keep both earrings on until I'm okay with ditching one and walking around lopsided all day.

P.S. On that note, if the earring you wear truly is as gigantic as the ones in Vogue, would you not feel sideways all day long?  It seems like your equilibrium would become vastly unsettled.  Anyways, what do you think?

Image from the July 2014 issue of Vogue
Photographer: Karim Sadli
Fashion Editor: Camilla Nickerson

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Begins

Ahhhhhhh.... summer is here at last.  How are you spending your first few days off?
Free People Top (similar here)
Zara heels (similar here)

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Such a cute picture of model buds Ming Xi and Cara Delevingne hugging it out!  Ming Xi is slowly becoming a face to be recognized in the modeling world, I'm sure she will go very, very far.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Losing my Vegan-ity

I'm not a health nut. 
 I love eating and never diet, but in the spirit of Lent and spring cleaning I decided to try the vegan fad for a week.  (Save for cheese, which would be like giving up my right arm.)  I'm hoping to clean out the "toxins" (whatever those are) and ultimately feel better inside and out.  
Recipes like this one are saving my stomach from eternal frustration.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kloss & Borough

Just bought myself the Coach mini Borough bag.  It's my favorite new investment piece, as it is so classic and beautifully simplistic.  Kloss, seen here carrying one, is a face of the current Coach campaign.

Image from Pinterest

Friday, March 14, 2014

Breton Stripes

My closet is becoming a collection of horizontal stripes.
Shop stripes here.
Image from Pinterest

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Liu Wen

Liu Wen is one of my current favorite models.  The twenty-six year old is absolutely gorgeous both in print and on the runway.  The Asian beauty came from a middle class family in China, and has become an international sensation since.  She's so refreshing, and did I mention that she's STUNNING???