Monday, August 30, 2010

Emmys 2010

I've never been a big fan of award shows. Truthfully they give me headaches, but for some reason last night (after 36hrs of straight nannying) I decided to stretch out on the couch and watch the Emmys.

It was funny, entertaining, and the fashion was to die for (well most of it). I have to say that this years Emmys might have changed my attitude towards award shows. And now, of course, I must share with you guys my two favorite looks of the evening.

Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera 

Jayma Mays in Burberry

I have to give my best dressed awards to the women of Glee. They all looked absolutely stunning last night!

Photos: WWD

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Beginning of the End

I've had some serious blogger block lately. My brain has been consumed with errands galore getting ready for my senior semester of college! So many changes headed my way. A new apartment and adding a third lovely roommate, taking classes I'm actually going to enjoy, possibly adding a second job to my plate, finalizing where I want to intern, real-world job searching, and finally seeing my fours years of ass-busting work pay off when I walk across the stage and graduate from the University of Texas. Ah might have just overwhelmed myself actually typing all that!
So with that said, here are some photos to enjoy that have me itching for fall (which is hopefully just around the corner!)
Photos: weheartit

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On To The Next One

For the fourth time in 4 years I will be moving into another apartment here in Austin in three short weeks. I've only lived in my current apartment for just over a year and I never fully decorated my room. I had bare white walls (which unfortunately are still bare and still white) so in an attempt to decorate I bought a new duvet, some cute curtains and some new shelves, but nothing really ever seemed to cohesively fit in there as much as I would have liked. So moving into a new place I'm going to take the initiative to decorate my room fully. I love urban outfitters apartment section so I spent a little time online shopping to pick out some wish list items that I will hopefully purchase in the next coming weeks to furnish my new little abode.

I'm also looking for a great cheap chair, some good curtains, I've been dying for the perfect shag rug and of course some wall art to finally complete the room. Figured this was a good color palette and some good starter pieces to get my decorating gears going. Do you have any fun decorating tips? Would love to hear them!

All items can be found on

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Paint the Town

Over the past couple weeks I've seen several blogger articles featuring the "it" nail polish colors of the fall. Most of them have been deep purples, several blacks, and a few nudes. I searched around for my fall polish picks and here they are.
Sephora by OPI are my favorite polishes; they go on so smoothly, last quite a long time, and have great coverage with little reapplications needed. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jeff and Sam

Yes Please!

1. Tick by Jeffery Campbell 
2. Kinley by Sam Edelman
3. Jackie by Jeffery Campbell
4. Lorissa by Sam Edelman

Sunday, August 8, 2010

MK Love

Marie Claire's fall fashion issue is out and the beautiful Mary-Kate Olsen graces the cover! Just last year, also in the fall fashion issue, Ashley Olsen did a similar spread, taking us inside her closet and a peak into her life. The current issue features an amazing article where MK opens up about being raised in the spotlight, jokingly saying that her and Ashley feel 48 instead of 24 because they've been working since they were 9 months old. I couldn't imagine being 24 yrs old, CEO of a billion-dollar company, and designer for two amazing fashion lines The Row and Elizabeth and James. I have so much respect for these girls, what a inspiration to turn what you truly love into such an amazing career. Here MK's photos from that shoot:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fall Into Me

I'm itching for fall and all the wonderful things about it; my favorite holidays, the perfect crisp weather, and the most delicious food! I've compiled variations of a few items on my fall wish list this season. I'm dreaming of light floral dresses inspired by fall colors, large oversized knits reminiscent of those found in our grandpa's closets and equestrian-esque footwear.

1. Modcloth Sunnydale dress $75
2. Modcloth The Naturalist dress $48 
3. Modcloth Batten Down the Crosshatch dress $50
4. Crumpet V-neck cashmere cardigan $435
5. Top Shop Knitted Fisherman Rib cardigan $90 
6. Top Shop Knitted Speckle Cable Cardigan $100 
7. Free People Rowdy Zip-back boot $398 
8. Madewell Archive Leather Boot $298
9. Anthropologie Bow-tie Beauty Boot $248

Just had to include a little more about #7! I absolutely need these zip-back boots! They are the perfect color and have that naturally worn in look I love so much. The best part (I'm obsessed with little details like colored zipper tape, hidden pockets, and colorful, oddly shaped buttons) the zipper tape is a bright red! Wonder if my boss will give me a raise...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Simple Pleasures

My blogging is going to significantly slow in the next coming weeks. I have summer school finals starting tomorrow and continuing until next Thursday. For the next two weeks my head will be stuck in chemistry and calculus books and then I'll be school free for two weeks! So with that being said I'm leaving you with a stellar playlist (at bottom on sidebar) and some amazing photos reminding me of the simple pleasures in life.

{finding a book so good, you read twice in one week}

{flying kites}

{building epic forts in your backyard}

{naps so good, when you wake up you forget what day it is}

{having the perfect lighting}

{believing your a superhero}

{never being too old to believe in magic}

Photos: weheartit