Monday, August 15, 2011

My Style Then and Now: Pop Its and Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant sweater and sneakers, T by Wang shirt, Eddie Borgo earrings, See by Chloe pants, Chloe clutch, Margiela rings.
So obviously as far as palette goes these two aren't that similar, but the idea is the same: comfy cas(ual) outfit for a chilly summer night of kicking' it with some fireworks. You know how it goes. Also I wanted to do an outfit around those shoes so, this was my excuse. And I'm hella after those rings too.

I'm pretty sure the "Then" outfit was from ESPRIT. I had some freakin sweet ESPRIT, especially this hot pink baja hoodie with the screenprinted logo DANG miss you.

remember Limited Too? @toomanyronis

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cherish You

available at NET-A-PORTER, My Theresa, La Garconne, etc.
These are the shoes I want more than I have ever wanted in my whole life of all time. The Isabel Marant Bekett sneakers with a hidden wedge heel. I am saving up. I love the suede, I love how chunky they are, I love that floppy bit in front of the tongue... sigh.

I'd do anything @toomanyronis

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Coming and Going

Cast of Vices bracelet at Oak
This is sweet and I would wear it every day.

currently on a Felicity bender @toomanyronis

Friday, August 12, 2011

Girl you be killin 'em

Portrait by James Mollison


Monday, August 8, 2011

Fancy New Toys

Bought these fancy new collar tips to spiff up my outfits. Scored on eBay for about $15.

They don't quitttte work on my bandana shirt which is a shame, but they look rad on the other ones with more 70s-style collars. I'm excited for some cooler weather so I can start sporting them. That being said, if you think these are cool you should see EB Monson's – they're seriously killer.

What do you think of the collar tips? Too cool or too country?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Party In My New Shoes

Stubbs & Wootton
 Welcome oh welcome to my life, new shoes. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Every Soundtrack Ever (and some memories)

In my family growing up, renting movies and going to the movies was a sport and a pastime, and always a treat. Sometimes when my mom was out of town, my dad would let us watch TWO movies in one night (omg), and to this day, my family always goes to see a movie when we're all in same the city long enough to squeeze it in. It may sound like a lazy or anti-social family activity, but we always got a lot of joy out of the whole process – from finding the newspaper and picking a movie we could all agree on (or piling in the car to go to the rental store), to talking about our favorite bits after the credits rolled, my "family movie night" memories are happy ones. 

My dad and I are both slightly musically-obsessed/fixated, and have a lot of the same taste. If we particularly liked the music in a movie, we would often go by the Music Millenium on Burnside to get the soundtrack on the way home from the theater. All the soundtracks above are ones that I own on either cassette or CD (that I can remember). Some of these were obvious hits during their time (you know you own the Garden State soundtrack, fess up), others maybe only had a few winning tracks and were otherwise largely forgettable (Free Willy, obviously). The Saint soundtrack remains one of my favorite records ever ("Six Underground" by Sneaker Pimps, anyone?), and I know for a fact that my dad still listens to the Romeo Must Die soundtrack in his car.

One of the things that I love so much about soundtracks as they used to be, before you could pick and choose which songs you wanted to download from iTunes, is that they're essentially a grab-bag. Charlie's Angels introduced me to "Brandy" by Looking Glass. The Dr. Dolittle soundtrack has this amazing song called "Your Dress" by an RnB group called Playa that drifted into obscurity after only a few singles and an album that peaked at 86 on the Billboard charts – and I still know all the words! The Money Talks album was a little weak, but Next Friday (the only ST I own from the Friday series, bizarrely) has some major slaps.

I still buy CDs sometimes, but usually only when I'm in Portland, and I can't remember the last time I bought a soundtrack – which is too bad. I sort of miss the experience of listening to a new soundtrack all the way through and feeling excited to be surprised by a song or artist I'd never heard before.

***Note. I was 10 when Waiting to Exhale came out – I have still never seen it. But I loved "Shoop" so much and the music video where they were blowing out candles that I bought the cassette.