Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pinning and Pining for Glam

I don't know what got into me this morning but I haven't been on Pinterest in months, until this morning when I embarked upon on a small pinning spree. The spree could have resulted because I snoozed through my morning workout or because I showed up to my client's job site unkempt and wearing running clothes and just felt like I needed a little bit of glam in my life but whatever the case, these dresses are fabulous and should be in my closet! 

                 Dolce & Gabbana
   Photo credit: rus.dolcegabbana.com

                          Zac Posen
   Photo credit:   
   www.louboosandshoes.blogspot.com

                  
                        Zuhair Murad
Photo credit: www.weddinginspirasi.com

   Photo credit:     
   www.oneposhlife.tumblr.com

   Photo credit:  
   www.oneposhlife.tumblr.com






Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Max Glam

Walking around in Georgetown last week and spotted these lovely chairs in the Jonathan Adler store window. I love these! So glam! 

Jonathan Adler "Maxime" chair in linen.
Photo credit: www.jonathanadler.com

        Jonathan Adler "Maxime" chair in     
                         shearling. 
    Photo credit: www.jonathanadler.com

       Jonathan Adler "Maxime" chair in   
                           shearling.
                      Photo my own.

   Jonathan Adler "Maxime" chair in linen
                     Photo my own.




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Penelope and CoCo

This blog really should just be a shoe blog because it seems shoes are what I post about most. But nevertheless, it seems I am late to the Penelope and CoCo shoe party. Penelope and Coco is a brand based out of Los Angeles that manufactures fab, fab, fab shoes made in the USA.  My favorites are featured below.

          "Edie" 
          Photo credit:
          www.penelopeandcoco.com

       "Farrah"
       Photo credit: 
       www.penelopeandcoco.com
     Photo credit:
     www.penelopeandcoco.com
       "Millie"
       Photo credit: 
       www.penelopeandcoco.com


    Photo credit: 
    www.afendibagandabadattitude.com





Friday, August 16, 2013

Men and tortoise shell

Saw a man last night wearing tortoise shell glasses. I was intrigued. Well, to be fair, I am always intrigued by men who take care to be fashionable. Only now, I am left wondering, why don't more men wear tortoise shell??

    Photo credit: www.blog.inonit.in

    Photo credit:
    www.ivegotthemeanreds.tumblr.com

   Photo credit: www.outspokennyc.com


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Oxfords Go Metallic

I probably don't need another pair of oxfords *but* these seem like a totally reasonable want because, well because, they're metallic. Want. Want. Want.

       J.Crew mirrored metallic oxfords   
        Photo credit: www.jcrew.com

                    Miista "Zoe Silver"
        Photo credit: www.miista.com

 Loeffler Randall "Joanna" welted oxford 
     Photo credit: www.polyvore.com



Friday, August 9, 2013

Agent Provocateur

And while I'm on the topic of lingerie, I love this new campaign video directed by Penelope Cruz for Agent Provocateur. Video courtesy of Agent Provocateur.

Fortnight Lingerie

I love girly things; bows, ribbons, pink, make-up, dresses, high heels, lingerie. I've always dreamed of one day creating my own line of lingerie, so it should come as no surprise that I am a really big fan of Fortnight Lingerie, based out of Toronto. I love that their pieces are practical, yet sexy and feminine. The silhouettes are somehow both retro and contemporary, functional and beautiful. I've always believed that sexy doesn't stand up and scream, "look at me!" but, instead, is the quiet, confidence that strides into a room without any fuss or fanfare and yet is immediately recognized, without ever having said a word.  Fortnight Lingerie embodies that concept. If you are searching for a line of barely there pieces in loud prints and colors, you won't find it at Fortnight.  What you will find is a collection that is subtle and confident and has quality written all over it.

    Photo credit:    
    www.news.globalintimatewear.com

    Photo credit: www.thedistillerist.com

    Photo credit: www.michellerahn.com
     Photo credit: www.journelle.com








Wednesday, August 7, 2013

RopeSouls

When I first saw these shoes, I knew I would feature them on my blog. They look so comfy! I would love to have a pair for lounging and running errands. And the company, RopeSouls, has a great mission. RopeSouls seeks to help orphaned children living in poor countries earn money by teaching them a skill, i.e. how to make rope sandals. The sandals retail for $29.99 and are lightweight, durable and washable. Check them out.



    Photo credits: www.ropesouls.com



Monday, August 5, 2013

HENSE the name

A little vision will take you a long way...

     Before. 
     Photo Credit: @hensethename via 
     Instagram

    After.  Photo my own. 

I'd seen pictures of this church floating around Instagram for months and seen the church steeple from the highway many times before finally witnessing it in person earlier this week. I was going about my daily work errands when I realized I was in the neighborhood and decided to take a moment and marvel at this wonderful work of art by Alex Brewer, aka HENSE. It really is a lovely sight to see! I love HENSE's large scale exterior works and the whimsy they bring to otherwise, familiar and mundane architectural spaces.


Friday, August 2, 2013

On training for a marathon...

Earlier this year, I signed up to run a marathon. In hindsight, I think I must have suffered from a moment of temporary insanity. For years, I've held onto the notion that running a marathon would be the ultimate test of wills. A marathon would be a defining moment in my life and the way I could prove to myself that no matter how hard life gets or what battles I face, I am strong enough to withstand the storms. Or in simpler terms, if I can run a marathon, I can do anything. 

But my goal was only focused on the outcome, finishing the race, completing the marathon.  I thought the race would be the test of my will. I was expecting my spirit to be broken and subsequently rebuilt from the 5 hours I will spend running around DC on October 27th.  But I've been training for five weeks and I can honestly say, I hate it. I hate the training. Every day, my thoughts are consumed with running. The longer the runs get, the more of my day I spend actually running. My knees ache constantly. It has been a continual learning process of what foods, how much sleep, how much alcohol, what shoes, and so on and so forth, will affect my runs. 

My life now revolves around this training. If I don't run in the morning, the run looms over me all day, a dreary reminder not to indulge too much because I know I'll have a bad performance on the pavement. If I run in the morning, my thoughts are focused on the next day's run. And for a single girl in a metropolitan area, training for a marathon has totally caused the weekends to lose their luster. 

I was expecting the marathon to break my spirit. But it seems, I was wrong. The training will do that. The marathon will revive it.