August 18, 2011

Autumn Anticipation: Fashion Edition.

It's mid-August and you know what that means.
If you don't, I will clue you in: FALL FASHION EXCITEMENT.
It's starting and it kind of got provoked by the sight of the latest issue of Bazaar hot out of the mail bag and on my counter and it claims to be the FALL FASHION ISSUE which means my excitement is completely legitimate.

So of course like any other fashion blogger, I flocked to the sights to muster up additional excitement. Of course, I rambled on about two of these collections in a previous post {see here}. Fall is the one time of year where fashion truly excites me. It's something in the air; the whirlwind of cold that allows the leaves to tumble down the pavement in a bewitching fashion. I anticipate heading out to Goodwill to scope out a few new winter sweaters and in order for this to be an acceptable practice, I will likely bring a number of items to Goodwill. I am extremely lucky when I make my trips there; always finding great items in a short amount of time and I find the clothes I thrift are the ones I wear the most, so donating a few shouldn't be hard in my ever-growing closet. My new Doc Martens will also be an essential part of my outfits this autumn and hopefully I'll be adding a few essential items to my fall wardrobe. Enough chat; more pictures!

Proenza Schouler Fall RTW 2011


Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

This collection is Sante Fe inspired, so therefore, I felt the need to accompany this line with a little bit of music;

Beirut / 'Santa Fe' / Riptide / 2011


Christopher Kane Fall RTW 2011

Christopher Kane Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Christopher Kane Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Rodarte Fall RTW 2011

Rodarte Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
 I felt the need to show the enlarged version because I LOVE THIS OUTFIT.
I saw it plastered on the pages of the June/July issue of Bazaar and instantly loved it.
I don't recall seeing it the first time around either (February)
I absolutely love it and for some reason it reminded me heavily of childhood although I couldn't really link it to anything. Perhaps it was this plastic high heeled pair of "ruby" glittery slippers I had as a kid that reminds me of this outfit. Most similar to these;

Dorothy Costume Shoes, For Child

You know those things you had as a kid that you find yourself saying "Damn! I wish I still had that!"
Well, that isn't necessarily the case with these suckers, but we all know that feeling of "give it away" remorse.

Acne Fall RTW 2011

Creatures of the Wind Fall RTW 2011

Creatures of the Wind Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Creatures of the Wind Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
These chicks are seriously making me want this haircut....

Creatures of the Wind Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Creatures of the Wind Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Finding that the genius designers of Creatures of the Wind, Chris Peters & Shane Gabier live within Chicago's city limits makes the city all that more exciting. This is definitely my favourite autumn collection and it's most suitable to my current mood over the past months. Not to mention that a lot of these can be perfectly matched with my beloved boots. Nothing like dashing femininity on top only to seep down to pure steel-toed goodness. I love the bottom cocktail dress with the red adornment on the sleeve. I really wish there was some close-up detail to go along with this collection, but that's why I did the favour of posting the close up shots.I definitely get some Margot Tenenbaum vibes off these clothes as well. I'm anxious to see what this designer rolls out for Spring...I shall have a watchful eye.


So I've talked about my dissatisfaction with outdoor festivals (unfamiliar? check here) however, the fashion that lingers there is always such a blast to see. I love seeing street style. For additional festival styles;

What music/designer/brands get you stirred up for fall?

August 12, 2011

730 day adventure!

A counterpart post. It seems necessary even though I'm not a huge advocate for plastering a relationship online. It's been a wonderful 730 days...or two years, and I feel really lucky. I've learned so much and we have grown so well together. It's always an adventure getting to know someone and getting to live with my counterpart has taught me so much about sharing space and about myself. Continually syncing with another person is such a delight. But most importantly, if you haven't learned to say "I'm sorry", "You're right", and "I was wrong" then you might as well not even be in a relationship. I mean, am I right? **

So enough said, here are a few of my favourite pictures over the course of the two years we've spent together;

In one of our favourite places-Portland, OR. Sporting his French Press from Public Domain.
I love this picture of him. Well...I guess I love all pictures of him.

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin seeing Spoon for New Years Eve. Ringing in 2010.
This was a crazy night, but the concert was a blast.
Picture got kind of messed up, but I adore it anyway.

Oh fabulous Hilton Head, one of our many awesome vacations taken in the summer of 2010.
Taken at Dolphin Head

At one of my best friend's houses for her birthday bash. I love this picture of us together hangin out in the city.

In Savannah in the summer of 2010 on our 18th story balcony to the hotel.

More from the Hilton Head trip. Eric came here continually throughout his life and it was important that we saw it and spent time here.

His birthday after dinner celebration that we had in Hilton Head.
We never mind taking time to break for pool.

I cannot forget to mention that he got me one fabulous gift! or two...

I knew that these were coming and I could not wait to open these bad boys this morning, let alone wear them out on our date this evening. Don't worry, I 'Daria'-ed them up with a mini skirt and flattering top. Needless to say, the reaction was very good. I'm very thankful! ::endless stream of smiley faces/exclamation points::
(that's much more convenient to read out...yeah?)

**So that string of sentences together with me ending it "am I right?" reminded me of an episode of 'The Simpson's' that Eric and I watched earlier. I thought it was funny because I only noticed it after I re-read it after it was posted and then remembered laughing about it earlier. TWO-FER! Here's the clip;