chictopia style icon

boy oh boy, i feel special today.
:) :) :)

ok, to explain, chictopia is a style networking site. they award the title of “style icon” to people with good style. 3 are voted in by users and 3 are editorially picked. i feel so happy because i was chosen this month! so, it’s very exciting for me, and i get this little banner to show off! hehe. ;)

summer florals

so there was this crazy heat wave like a week ago and i freaked out. it was hot. i was miserable. i was confused. so i did what anyone would do, and i bought a shit ton of dresses. now it’s not so hot, but i still wanna wear my cool new stuffs. i think i’m making that sad face because i’m a tad too cold. silly me.

vintage smocked floral strapless dress
no name white leather platform sandals

at a certain point this spring, i thought i had seen too many florals and i decided i would clean my palette and avoid them. but i was wrong. who can resist a floral pattern, really?

ladylike boater hat

oh hooray! i found myself just the hat i was looking for! got it on ebay, of course. my boyfriend (mr. garbee) recently discovered the joys of buying first edition books on ebay, so i started telling him about my ebay addiction, circa 1998. i can’t believe i have been (mostly) buying and (sometimes) selling on ebay for that looooong. ebay selling was actually my first job in high school. i worked in the dusty back room of a local junk shop selling used levis and zippo lighters. it was actually the coolest job ever.

anyway, that’s beside the point. check out the crazy hat lady.

and i finally fixed my sewing machine!!!! i have several projects to work on for the day. and, ug, see how badly i need to clean the office? note how all of the hangers are empty and hence, all the clothes are on the floor. oh brother.

oh and sorry the photos are so bad. i had just gotten out of the shower when the package arrived and i had to take pictures to send to my mom! i’ll post better ones later.

strong influence

i’m sure you all know about my chloe obsession. this outfit was heavily inspired by a certain see by chloe line… except it’s like a teeny tiny fraction of the price.

caslon boyfriend cardigan in turquoise
vintage cream and blue floral strapless dress
saltwater sandals in yellow patent

geek chic

say what you will, but i will never get over nerdy glasses. i’ve been wearing them since i was 15 and i will probably never stop. so that’s my disclaimer, because this post is about the glasses i’m ordering tomorrow.

behold, the 3.1 phillip lim glasses:

and for the sake of context, here’s what they look like on the runway, but i promise they will look like ten times cooler on me. hehe.

so. after i get these babies in the mail and get the prescription filled with my terrible astigmatism coke bottle lenses, i will no doubt already be thinking about yet another sweet pair. i’m quite interested in the ever classic moscot lemtosh frame:

and of course, the more recognizable and even more classic optical ray ban wayfarer. a standby. perhaps these will be my backup glasses.

now can you really call me shallow for wanting an incredible pair of glasses? i mean, they are kind of essential if i want to seeeeeee for chrissake.

ok, and done.

peach tree

yet another vintage embroidered mexican dress. i have so many that i can no longer decide which one is my favorite. oh geez.

vintage peach embroidered mexican dress
american apparel sash in turquoise/dark mint
saltwater sandals in brown

i’m pretty sure i’ll be taking photos of new ebay stuffs tomorrow, which is a very good idea because i’ve been spening like mad and i am but a poor college student, for reals!!! but i have to get up and get moving and do washing and ironing and fixing-up and getting ready first. ok, i’m almost up.

in other news, i am suddenly hankering for another hair cut. why is my favoritest stylist in the world so expensive? 70 dollars for a cut and that does not include tip! i will patiently wait and try to make a few bucks on ebay before i get crazy. anyways, i’ve got rent to think of. and i desperately need new glasses. oh expensive life!


j. crew cream blazer from spring 2005.
forever 21 denim romper.
star ling woven wood platform sandals.

uh, it’s pretty sweet, no?

luella inspiration

oh, i figured i should mention where i got the idea for the bow hats!!!! oh trust me, i am getting more off ebay as we speak. so bad.

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hat party

ok, so i’ve recently become obsessed with this whole giant bow/hat thing a la luella this spring. i got a copy of the latest lula mag the other day and i threw myself on the floor in a fit of joy and inspiration because they featured a lot of what i’m in love with these days. like charles anastase and isabel marant and luella! and glasses! oh glasses, how i want you! i wish i was not so broke.

vintage fuschia velvet bow hat with veil.
lark & wolff by steven alan navy sailor tunic.
cheap monday tight jean in black.
star ling black wedge sandals.

not fashioney

ok. so i haven’t figured out how to be fabulous while doing all things. for example, i wear a pair of plaid pajama pants that are too big for me when i go to bed. and when i’m climbing up big rocks in joshua tree while on vacation, i wear a t-shirt and jeans. so kill me.

anyway, spring break 2009. woooot. here are some photos. i love them.

vintage california bud light muscle tee.
cheap monday tight jean in black.
saltwater sandals brown sandals.
and anyway, i feel that this still qualifies. i’ve got a majestic vintage california shirt complete with a horse running on the beach and a bud light advertisement. and saltwater sandals rule. so there. and oh there are many more!