Sunday, July 26, 2009

Latest Obsessions (or trends I was just really late to pick up on)

So I wrote about half, maybe a little less, off this post pretty late last night and for some reason firefox pooped out on me and I lost everything but the title. Ugh. That has never happened before. Guess it'll teach me to save more often. Anyway, let's try again:

1. Lately I have not been able to get my mind off of black high top converse, particularly ones with studs. Now, these shoes are old news. Free People sells their own schamncy, vintagey, distressed, overpriced version and fashion toast finished her DIY sneaks in January. I always thought the shoes were pretty cool but never thought any of the stud and leather type trends that swept through this summer were up my generally girly, and often a little bit prim, alley. Besides, the last time I wore converse was like sophomore or junior year of high school... and my idea of style 5 years ago was jeans, some kind of witty t-shirt or an e-bayed lacoste polo, and a newsboy cap. Not that there's anything wrong with that... but I have come quite a ways since then ;) So why, all of a sudden, half the time I reach for an outfit for work, do I find myself staring at my shoe collection waiting for a pair of said black sneaks to magically appear, eventually to settle for something else and leave the house somewhat unsatisfied? I don't know, but I do know that these:


are now en route from zappos to me and it's only going to be laziness or lack of time that prevents me from studding them up. Anyone know where to get little pyramid studs in NYC? I'm sure they're somewhere and I also don't really want to pay shipping. hahaha.

I also know I'm not the only girly girl recently thinking about adding some "edge" to her look. The adorable Blooming Leopold, sis of Liebemarlene, wrote about this recently too!

2. Zooey Deschanel. You either love her or you hate her because she's the perfect little ball of indie, cliche, cuteness. Until recently, all I really knew about her was that she had a pretty enjoyable album and good bangs. Yes, my bangs were "inspired" by hers when I got them cut in November because the guy who cuts my hair told me to look for pictures of her. However, I was busier showing him pictures of Anna Friel. I still need to see the last three episodes of Pushing Daisies by the way. Oh man, still sad about the short life of that show. Anyway, I guess my spiral into Zooey love began a few weeks ago when some of the other interns at work were playing "let's cast the movie of our lives" and it took them all of 0.03764 seconds to decide that Zooey Deschanel would play me. She's cute and pretty, so I took it as a compliment. Now, thanks to her latest movie, (500) Days of Summer, she's all over every magazine and the free papers I get every morning to do the crosswords in and I just can't get enough. Yes, I do find myself getting annoyed by her indie-greatness at times, but she so freakin' adorable that every time I look at something like this picture from August's issue of InStyle,

I forget about all that.

3. Ok, so this one is less of a trend I was slow at picking up on, and not a new obsession for me, but I think we all know I love children's clothes. And who knows why I get e-mails from j.crew, particularly about crew cuts (even though I'm little they're still not making that stuff in my size, alas) but I just got word from them about their fantastic new back to school arrivals.


yeah the pallet is a little monochrome and pink... but come on, look at these kids and these clothes- especially the girl in the pink dress and glasses... they're killing me!

Philip Lim also always has a to die for children's collection.
Fall 2009:

Spring 2009:

{Philip Lim}
(click to enlarge)

*swoon* His collections also make me want to find a little Asian girl to steal and take home. I mean... umm, what?

Anyway, in other news, last night I went out for some nice Italian food with friends and was discussing my awesome urban outfitters finds with one of my friends who enjoyed the same urban super sale that I did (the "twin" of mine seen behind me in the birthday picture here) and after a little discussion about how we were both excited about a particular dress we got... we realized we were excited about the same item... she got this dress too! hahaha. We also both have this headband (the giant dwarf flower one) though in different colors... those we bought together. We're often kind of the same person. I guess that's alright ;)

Finally, I also just discovered that I have 2 followers on blogger and 6 on google reader. Woohoo, thanks guys! You rock! :)



  1. And I am proud to say that I am one of those readers! ;)

    I'm lovin' the Philip Lim ads... I REALLY wish those clothes fit people other than Asian babies. [Seeing as how I am neither.]

    Keep it up!

  2. I know exactly what you mean about those Free People converse. I wanted them like crazy, but there is no way I'm paying. You rock for making your own. Also Zooey is lovely, and I've been dying to see (500) Days of Summer. I assume you'd recommend it? :) I absolutely love your blog!

  3. I do love Zooey. :) She does that sarcastic/apathetic character so well.

  4. Phillip Lim does kids clothes? No way! That's so awesome. I have a soft spot for crew cuts, too. I wish they made the same pieces a few (read: several) sizes up.

    Ooh, I like the Free People shoes. I'm sure you can recreate them pretty easily. I've really been wanting just some plain old black converse lately. They just have that inexplicable coolness to them.

  5. Ahhh, I love Zooey Deschanel she's great
    Also loving the Phillip Lim kids clothes

    Amazinggg blog :)

  6. I love Zooey and Anna Friel. Pushing Daisies is the best show!!!

  7. I appreciate kid’s fashion. They are like angels with fashion and style.As they are the next generation, they have to be familiar with fashion and trend. What a fabulous collection of pink dress for kid's .Thank you for your information...