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You gotta love early Christmas presents—

—especially when they involve ruffles.



November 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm 7 comments

delightful badassery

This guy is possibly the biggest badass I’ve ever seen on the el:

That leather jacket. Those shades. The crest pin – I’m heartbroken that my sneaky cell photo didn’t pick up the dazzling rhinestones in that stripe because, let me assure you, they sparkled plenty.

He made my day.

October 1, 2010 at 10:12 am 1 comment

power cord

Still adjusting to the new hair – I’m not 100% sold on it – and tried quite a few options over this dress this morning, but ultimately I settled on some autumn-approved corduroy.

Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft (size 6).


September 29, 2010 at 10:35 am 7 comments

the return of i spy

I’ve been on a roll with scoring free advanced movie passes lately: last week, The Town; tonight, Buried (tomorrow, You Again – eh, it’s free – and next week, The Social Network). While my friend Katy and I were still reeling from the intensity of 1.5 hours of Ryan Reynolds in a box* during our trek home, we witnessed this:

My phone was dead, so Katy snapped this pic on her BlackBerry. Let me break it down for you: this jacket was an awesomely bad patchwork collage. You can see the E.T. logo; there was a kitty on the lower right (which is what first caught my attention); and I didn’t even notice her beautiful self-assessment across the bottom: BITCH IN CHARGE!

Shakin’ my head with a smile – whatever makes you happy, lady!

* As for Buried, I’m not sure I’ve ever been so physically affected by a movie before. Katy & I both had stomachaches, tightened chests, and racing hearts by the end, yet I’d absolutely recommend seeing the film. Terribly impressive performance from Ryan Reynolds (whom I wasn’t sure could pull this off) and almost uncomfortably real yet innovative filmmaking. If you think you’re up for all that, definitely check it out.

September 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm 2 comments

playing penny lane

“They don’t even know what it is to be a fan, y’know? To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band, so much that it hurts.”

Ten years ago this week, one of my favorite movies of all time (definitely in my Top 3) was released: Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. If you love music, you must see this film. Even if you’re not into the ’70s. Even if you don’t like Kate Hudson – she was born for this role. And if you can get your hands on it, make sure to watch the bootleg cut, aka the director’s cut, aka “Untitled.” I didn’t think the movie could get more perfect, but the director’s cut proved me wrong.

I feel like I should say something profound about how much this movie speaks to me, about how many relationships I’ve had blossom around a mutual love we shared for it, about the power of music, but I’d never do it justice. It makes you smile while breaking your heart and then puts you back together again. But this line sums up part of why I relate to it so much:

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Ain’t that the truth?

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Almost Famous, here’s me as Penny Lane for Halloween 2007.

Green coat: Target (I think Merona? I’ve since gotten rid of it, as it was actually too big), flowy top: thrifted, jeans: Mossimo, shades: eBay. I think my tacklebox was also from Target, but I can’t remember.

We are not groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they wanna be near someone famous. We’re here because of the music. We inspire the music. We are band aids.”

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend… it’s all happening!

September 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm 8 comments

buttoned banana

Nope, no yellow here. I misled you. SHAME, SHAME!

But this buttoned sweater (size M) is by Banana Republic. (Get it??) And it’s cashmere. Loved the colors, the style, the buttons – and the price: only $17 at Crossroads!

Note to Evanston staff: try being friendlier and actually putting people’s clothes in the bag before brushing them off. Last I checked, leaving their clothes in a pile on the counter while you talk over them to the next customer is bad service.


September 17, 2010 at 10:14 am 2 comments

september sunday

Oh, Midwest, you tricky little minx. I already started dressing in Fall mode, and here it was sunny, warm, and generally beautiful! At least my colors were equally sunny & cheery:

This has been featured a few times before, maybe not even that differently, but I still thought it was fun enough to share. Dress: Four Stars (size L), brown woven leather belt: thrifted, yellow tights: Gap.


September 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm 2 comments

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