Friday, May 28, 2010


I got both these pairs of shoes a little while ago but they have really become my uniform for this season...These little beauties are from Jeffrey Campbell...I love the idea of a boot shape and feel with out the tongue...they go with EVERYTHING! The only down side is they leave ridiculous marks on your feet when you take them off...but they are so amazing it's worth it!
Side view...P.S. In these pics I used a grey tone effect on my camera...although my legs are divinely milky white, I actually do have circulation running through them as opposed to what this pic is showing!!!!

Ahh... there we go a little color in my legs! These booties are some cheapies that I picked up at Charlotte Russe on sale in the winter. I have been wearing them ALL the time, they are super comfortable and super sexy. I love the bandage look, the stacked heel and the color...a perfect beige!! I found some on their website that are very similar and also available in black...HERE

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I am obsessed with my skin and skincare in general...I believe that it has taken me all my 34 years to really understand my skin and how to balance it with a routine custom to me...BUT I am always up for some new mask that I may hear about. The other morning I was watching The Dr. Oz Show (please go to bottom of post for my feelings about The Dr. Oz Show) and an audience member had an at-home Lemon and Aspirin mask recipe that I am in complete awe of. I have never heard of using aspirin on your face!! P.S. This woman had amaaaaazingly glowing skin!! So I wanted to share the recipe with you that I pulled off of the Dr. Oz Fan page.

Lemon Juice
Non-coated Aspirin
Baking Soda

Doctor Oz said that this Flawless Skin Home Remedy is a great way to clear your complexion. The aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to remove acne and pimples since it is like a chemical peel. The lemon juice has vitamin C and helps minimize sun damage to your skin. Baking soda works great at the end to neutralize the salicylic acid.

1. Mash up 6-12 non-coated aspirins and combine with freshly squeeze lemon juice.
2. Let the aspirin dissolve until it turns into a paste.
3. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the face mask by dipping a cotton round in some baking soda and some water.

I did it for the first time last night and it had left my face feeling super clean and refreshed! I really don't get many breakouts (which I am so thankful for) but I feel FOR ME it can be a good weekly mask just as Dr. Oz said, it acts like a peel. For someone who is more prone to breakouts I would say use twice a week or so. I don't know for sure because I have only used it once, but I think it could potentially dry your skin that is why I suggest minimal use. I also have to warn that if you have any little cuts or pimples on your face the lemon will remind you (owweee)! Otherwise I think it is a great at home mask and SUPER CHEAP!!

*******My feelings about The Dr. Oz Show (if you care)...
I like Dr. Oz, I think he has great information on food and health and I think overall he has nothing but good intentions. Sometimes I feel like his show should just be a 1/2 hour long with the information being told straight and to the point...INSTEAD he has these corny ass "games" that he does to teach people ( I often wonder who the hell makes them up...they are soooo bad)!! I am assuming that his audience is a mature one, it's not like he is teaching elementary school!!!...I don't know it just annoys the shit out of me...because if I am around I like to tune in but I just want the facts...I don't want to be spoken to like a 3rd grader!! Thanks for listening!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Yes, I have been a little distant and not paying much attention to my blog... I admit it...BUT there has been a MAJOR new project that I have been completely consumed with that I will be sharing with you all real soon...(spoiler: kick ass jewelry). So in the meanwhile, a little fluff, a little fantasy...Here are some unattainable objects of my current desire that I am obsessing with....
I have to say that every morning I wake up, I feel different. References to different eras (even if modestly) effect how I am going to dress every single day and there are many days that I feel super 70's hippie. I know wedges are all the trend right now...but I don't wear wedges just when they are the "it shoe". So for me, these would be a classic pair...I love the super high platform cork and the leather strapping surrounding it...timeless...

It is no secret that I am obsessed with lace...even my new jewelry line has lace imprints, something that I have been using for a long, long time in my work. When I saw this piece I fell in love, it's tough and sweet all at the same time which is an aesthetic that I am drawn to. It is also available in gold and there are some lace rings as well. This cuff also reminds me of a black coral cuff that I got in Jamaica...I almost wonder if the design was inspired by black coral. My cuff was VERY fragile and I broke it one drunken night. So I love that this could be a sturdy replacement...if I had the moolah...dream a little dream

Friday, May 14, 2010


This weekend is an amazing event in Philadelphia...the 7th annual Art Star Craft Bazaar! I can't believe it has been 7 years! Gretchen and I participated in the 1st one which was small in the bottom of a church...then it grew some and moved over to Northern Liberties and now for the past few years it has gotten sooooo big it has taken over the entire Penn's Landing Plaza and is also one of the most coveted craft shows to attend on the East coast. I feel like Gretchen and I have been along for the ride all these years with the lovely creators Megan Brewster and Erin therefore I am terribly sad that I will not be able to attend this year...but I will be there in spirit!!! I am just throwing a little support and (good luck) to some of my favorite artists that will be selling their wares!!! AND to all of you that can't attend either due to schedule or can check out the event website where there is a complete list of vendors where there are links to purchase most items online...woohoo! HERE... SUPPORT HANDMADE GOODS!!!!!!

Super cute vintage fabric summer mini wristlets from "Dahling Accessories" by Gretchen Miller ...These bright and busy prints are so perfect for this season!

Melissa Crotty's GENIUS ceramic leg herb markers...this will not be the last I will be talking about these...

Jay McCarroll's "The Colony" Signature circle pattern on ties...I LOVE

Conjoined crow skulls by "BloodMilk" by J.L.Schnabel...I have seriously been obsessed with this piece...she knows

Paintings by the multi-talented J.L. Schnabel...I have some of her works hanging in my house!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Out here in ol' New lips have been so freakin dry! I HAD this amazing product that I would always use when my lips were in bad shape from Kenzo that had an exfoliator on one side and a soothing balm on the other and it was an extreme lifesaver...but it seems they are not making that particular product anymore so I am trying to find some alternatives. I decided to do a little at-home remedy which worked fantastically. I just mixed a little sugar and vitamin E oil together (not too oily, you want a nice thick consistency) and sloughed my lips with it for a few minutes and then removed all the grains of sugar with a tissue and voila' instant softness! Although this is a great (and affordable) alternative, I am still planning on purchasing a stick of some sort for portability purposes. These are some products that I have found that I am interested in...

Sephora "Tricks of the Trade" Lip Peel...I am very interested in this...something that you could apply frequently and have perfect supple lips
This Tarte product, FRXtion is very similar to the Kenzo balm I used! Exfoliant on one side, balm on the other...LOVE!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I have been carrying around this photo from the May issue of Vogue and hanging it everywhere around the house for inspiration. I love everything about it!! I love all the layers, the color palate, the ladylike mess, piled on jewelry and the AMAZING Rodarte's everything I am feeling right now...LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I WANT THIS BOOK!...Lillian Bassman: Women. This is an amazing book by photographer Lillian Bassman who was a pioneer in fashion photography in the 40's and 50's...she was also one of very few female photographers of that time. She is best known for her work that she did exclusively with Harper's Bazaar. Lillian walked away from her career in the early 70's because she was unhappy with the new crop of models that were coming up. She literally threw away all of her pics and film. Then in the mid 90's a friend who had saved a lot of her work, coaxed her into working she started recreating her old pics by painting on them...and to this day in her early 90's she is still following the practice but now manipulating with the computer. She is very energetic, feisty and inspiring and this book is completely up my alley...I would have to say my favorite time period!