05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009Bostonista: 05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Girl In The Green Scarf...

I will definitely be buying Confessions of a Shopaholic on DVD today. It is my favorite "guilty pleasure" movie and was treated really unfairly by critics and audiences when it was released in February. Isla Fisher is adorable and the film ends up having a really nice message. You should rent it for a girl's night in!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lanvin Resort 2010

My favorite Resort 2010 collection is from Alber Elbaz. I think it is the perfect embodiment of everything a resort collection should be. Colorful, sexy, and travel friendly without being tasteless. I loved that I could picture a specific city and different dances with each different look. They were vibrant, detailed and fun with lots of excellent capsules and accessories that are sure to sell out of stores quickly. As a whole the collection is nothing short of delightful!

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How hilarious is that background, btw?!

Monday, June 22, 2009

ModCloth Review

I ordered these adorable lace up sandals from ModCloth yesterday and I can't wait for them to arrive! I kind of just discovered ModCloth and they have the cutest things for summer at super reasonable prices! My shoes were only $34.99 and just under $40 when I added in the shipping fee! As you know, I have a super limited budget so it was exciting to get a pair of cute shoes that I felt like I could actually afford!
But now that I've looked around the website my budget might not get very far because there are so many things that I want!


(there is also a great bikini version!)

They even have a page of one of a kind vintage pieces! So if you want some cute, inexpensive pieces this summer that you won't see on anyone else I definitely recommend ModCloth.

In The City Of Blinding Lights

Lanvin Resort 2010

If I were spending the day walking around Paris this is the outfit I would be wearing.

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2010

It's hard for me to resist any collection with a white, lace mini dress. I would get married in one if I didn't think it would give mommy dearest a heart attack. 
Phillip Lim told Style.Com that his woman for the 2010 resort season is a "pirate!" But she's more than that too...she's the coolest girl at the music festival and the most stylish woman in the office. 
Rolled hem shorts and lingerie elements stood out but the jumpsuit was still present, proving it may be less "trend" and more of a new classic. 

I think model Tabea Koebach was the perfect choice for the look book but Tallulah Morton looks a little bit too scary for this particular collection. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I Know It's Been A While But I'm Glad You Came

I'm sorry that I've neglected you guys! I've had a weird two weeks between lots of issues at my day job and computer problems. First we lost our Internet and I was relaying on my phone--which is great for texting but not so great for blogging or any kind of web stuff at all. And then my laptops hard drive completely crashed. I found out (after a very long and frustrating trip at the Apple store) that the hard drive had failed and I lost everything. I hadn't backed up in like two months and I never back up my music. I don't know if you've ever lost everything off of your computer but it is weirdly emotionally draining.

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Anyway, moving on to some house keeping, I've changed my links a little bit. Blogs & Links from the Boston area are now listed under "Boston You're My Home" while the rest of the links are still found under "So This Is Love".  If you're one of my links and I've put you in the wrong category please let me know so I can fix it. 

I have to send a huge thank you to everyone (especially Mima and Christina) at Ann Taylor Loft who sent me a stunning necklace this past week.

Isn't it just lovely? I really like the double strands and the substantial main stone. Very pretty!

Then the lovely Victoria from TJX sent me a wonderful surprise from both T.J. Maxx & Marshalls! A very sweet silver and crystal necklace from T.J.'s and a beautiful Maurizio Tauiti leather bag from Marshalls!

It's very delicate and just great for an every day necklace!

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The Italian leather is so incredibly soft I'm almost afraid to put anything into the bag for fear of stretching it! But it is a great casual summer day bag and I just love the orange lining!
So another huge thank you to Victoria & everyone at TJX for the lovely surprise!

I only have four more days of work left until I'm on summer vacation so I can promise that I'll be much better about updating and keeping in touch from now on!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Is there anyone cooler than Nicole Richie??

No. There isn't!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Calling All Boston Shoe Lovers!

Whats better than a runway show, contests, and Absolut mango martinis?!
Enjoying all of that while benefiting the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis!
Hello Stiletto is hosting a great event on Thursday, June 4th at Copley Plaza's center court.
Watch the runway show, and sip martinis in your favorite footware--the guest with the best shoes could win a pair of Stuart Weitzman and a private shopping event for ten friends!
Tickets are $28/$30 at the door

Step into Summer at Copley Place!
Thursday, June 4th from 6-8:30 pm
This event is 21+
Click here to find out more information!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Elle Questionnaire

(Didn't Leighton look charming at the MTV Movie Awards tonight?!)

I just want to say thank you to everyone for all of your sweet words regarding my last post. I've gotten so many emails, private comments and twitters! Your words and thoughts have definitely given me a big boost of confidence. I've always known that my friends and family believed in me but to have complete strangers tell me I'm talented and to have faith is just beyond amazing. I promise to always try to keep a smile on my face. I love every single one of my readers and I hope I can give each of you some of the encouragement, love and inspiration I've received the past few days. You can have no idea how much it all means to me!

So, while trying to clear my head a bit, I filled out the Elle Questionnaire after reading La Petite Fashionista's & Couture Carrie's fantastic answers. I encourage you to do the same!

The Elle Questionnaire: Bostonista!

Who is your favorite designer?
Rodarte. Behind them Karl Lagerfeld & Marc Jacobs.
If you could come back as a dress, what would it be?
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If you could come back as a model, who would it be?
Caroline Trentini. I enjoy jumping plus her boyfriend is hot!

If you could come back with someone else’s body, whose would it be?
Nicole Richie anytime after 2006.
Junk food?
I can't pick just one! I'm going to go with soda because I can't imagine a day without carbonation!
Mostly Victoria's Secret or Calvin Klein but I have a fondness for Princess Tam Tam when I can afford it.
Who are your fantasy dinner-party guests?
The Obamas, Edward Norton, Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld, Charlotte
Casiraghi, Anna Wintour

Fantasy celebrity one-night stand?
Clive Owen
Favorite place to have a drink?
Any place where my friends and cute guys happen to be
What can’t you travel without?
A tiny, gold Buddha, my ipod, and a soft super sized wrap to be used as blanket/pillow/scarf/etc.
Last book you read?
Embarrassingly...The Forest of Hands & Teeth
At age seven, you wanted to be…
a dancer at Disney World
What’s the thing you find easiest to forgive?
What’s the thing you find impossible to forgive?
Biggest self-indulgence?
Favorite place to shop?
Bloomingdales in Chestnut Hill, walking up & down Newbury St, and pretty much everywhere in NYC
Favorite place to shop online?
I'm not a big fan of shopping online actually. Unless its something unique that I can't find anywhere else.

Whose diary would you most like to read?
Jesus. (Christ. Not Madge's latest boytoy!)
If you were an inventor, what would you invent?
I'd find a way to make "green energy" more affordable and personalized. If you could add solar panels to your home for less than $15,000 or have a wind turbine on your roof to create your own energy it would be awesome.

Who are your favorite furniture designers?
I really like Jaime Rummerfield. Her pieces are whimsical but still look comfortable.

Well, at the moment my poor Buick is in the shop and may have to go to car heaven. And I don't know how on earth I could ever afford even another junker. But I dream of...a Lexus ISC and a Range Rover both converted to run on vegetable oil of course.

What was your childhood nickname?
I don't think I had one. Uncle Dan called me Sweet Pea. Sean called me Kid. Daddy called me Sunshine in the morning but I don't think any of those count.

When and where are you happiest?
I don't know. Isn't that terrible? Usually when I'm with my family or my friends I think. But I really enjoy being by myself as well.
What piece of art would you most like to own?
I really love Jan van Eyck's Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor. The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries at The Cloisters have always been my very favorite since I saw them in a book when I was small so I was completely in awe when I finally got to see them in person a few weeks ago. Of course those are masterpieces and would never be in a private collection. But lets be honest I'll never have a private collection so I can dream about having them, right? Oh and of course any of Andy Warhol's silk screens or photographs!
What are your favorite vacation spots?
Well, obviously Disney and my Cape house. But I've wanted to go to Thailand since I was like 11 and I dream of going to Capri, Italy for my honeymoon. Plus, any tropical location is a-okay with me.
Most treasured possession?
Some books, a few pieces of jewelry that my parents gave me, my laptop, and a picture of my parents from Christmas the year before they were married.
Favorite fictional character?
I can't pick just one! I like how manipulative Dolly/Lo (from Lolita) is and of course what girl didn't want to be Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffanys) or Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) at one point or another? Belle from Disney's Beauty & the Beast is pretty kickass. And of course George Castanza (Seinfeld) is hilarious. But a favorite? It's probably someone super obsecure that I can't even think of at the moment bc I'm sick and hopped up on cough syrup. Then again maybe Sara Crewe?
If you had another profession beside your own, what would it be?
Since I really don't have a profession I'll go with what I want...stylist/fashion editor/anything in fashion would make me so happy.
What current trends would you like to see disappear?
I hate bubble hems but I'm not sure they count as a trend.
Favorite trend of all time?
leggings. The trendless trend. They just make a lot of sense to me in terms of comfort and being practical.
take your makeup off before bed! And smile.
let them see you cry.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bostonista Musings...

I'm so sorry for my lack of posts recently. I just don't feel inspired at all. By anything. The idea that I don't have any kind of meaningful control over my own life has finally, truly hit me. I love fashion. I love the industry and all its horrid, fast-paced (decidedly non-glamorous) insanity more than anything. I guess that is why it hurts so much to watch it slip out of my life.
I was signing my "Reasonable Guarantee of Work" form for the 09/10 school year for the school system I currently work at it and all I could think was, "Another year that I'm watching my dreams get even further away." I thought I was going to start sobbing.
When I was younger I would have said, "Stop being such a loser! Just get up and go! Make it happen! You can do it!"

But it turns out that it doesn't work that way in the real world. I thought that I was going to college so that I could figure out who I was, who I wanted to be, and then be able to get there.
Ironically its my college education that is holding me back. I can't get up and go because I have to pay back the $110,000 student loans. So I had to get that job (and a few others) and even though I'm trying I can't pay them back so my credit is shot and you can't move to a new city without a job or credit because you could never get a place to live. This is how a person gets stuck in a job and then a life they don't want.

I'm almost halfway through my twenties. And I've achieved absolutely nothing that I wanted to. I'm fine with changing my plans but not if those changes make me miserable! I'm on a treadmill and I'm running and running and going nowhere. It makes me feel like my hearts been broken and this time it won't heal.

So forgive me for not being inspiring.
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