Friday, July 31, 2009

shaka brahs.

growing up in so cal meant that the beach was just part of life: hours and hours of lounging in the sun, bonfires at night, the smell of the ocean as familiar as the scent of my bonnebell strawberry lip gloss. i even subscribed to surfer magazine all through junior high (nevermind the fact i've never been on a board and that maaaay have had more to do with my epic crush on kelly slater but whatevs). so, as a new yorker now, i am in serious need of some beach time. i mean, i already knew that (seeing as my toes have yet to hit the sand and we're half-way through summer!!), but catching mollusk's outdoor screening of dear & yonder last night totally sealed the deal.
this documentary about ladies of the ocean (mostly surfers but also an awe-inspiring sailboater and a super cool boardshaper and a weird but awesome segment about rad lady skaters that had nothing at all to do with water) will make you want to trade all your belongings for a coupla bikinis and maybe a pair of flip-flops. catch it if you can. ("learn to surf" officially added to "life" list.)
p.s. nothin' beats summer nights in new york. even when you're sporting a sexy sweat mustache and the humidity could just about kill you, they're still so rad. especially when outdoor movies, free beers, and nacho chulos are involved. in case you were wondering.


totally in love with this girl's neo-annie hall vibe. actually, love is too weak a word. i lurve it. i loave it. i luff it with two f's. i wish there was a full-length photo so i could see her awesomeness from top to bottom. i'm gonna pretend she's wearing trousers. and maybe a sweet pair of oxfords.

via stylesightings

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

sun day.

i'm planning on being this girl this weekend. now...where to find a sweet eyelet sunhat...hmmmm. and a few more freckles.

via clair_voyant's flickr

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

shades of awesome.

have you guys ever heard of or seen this movie from 1967?? yeah, me neither. but i'm putting it in my netflix queue based solely on this amazing poster.

via audreyhepburncomplex

Monday, July 27, 2009

word nerd.

totally digging the images on we make words.

via fieldguided's tumblr

Thursday, July 23, 2009

heavens to etsy!

speaking of caroline (see amazing arrows below)...guess who has a brand new etsy store?? it's full of awesome (and by awesome i mean prints, zines, buttons, patches, one-of-a-kinds, aka THE GOODS). this is my favorite: er, no, THIS is my favorite:
wait, actually, THESE BEARS are my favorites!! their little faces just kill me! eyepatch and a bandage? yes, please.

*and yes, i maaaay have used that totally dorky post title before but it was soooo long ago, i'm sure you don't remember, right? there just aren't enough etsy puns in the world.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


i don't have any tattoos (stefan has enough for both of us), but i totally flipped when i saw roberta jane's amazing ankle ink on camp comfort. isn't it awesome? i'm a sucker for script on skin. her post got me thinking about tattoos i heart and the first that came to mind is this one that belongs to jessica of the shiny squirrel. gah! so amazing. and of course, i really love caroline's forearm piece. i mean, it's SO her! and it was done by stephanie, a badass artist at adorned.sigh. kinda makes me want my own...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

field of dreams.

the best thing about (500) days of summer finally opening? the inundation of zooey + jgl. they're everywhere. and i totally don't mind (yet). this spread's a little...snoozerville (aka totally instyle-ized)? but they're so cute i can overlook the soft focus wheat leaves, or whatever they're rolling around in, mainly because of that sweet beard jgl's sporting. oh, and zooey's hair in that third spread.

via slackerchic

Monday, July 20, 2009

pretty chung thing.

i'm still unsure about the alexa chung train of obsession (am i on? am i off? does it matter?), but i LOVE these images.

via dirtylittlestylewhore

Friday, July 17, 2009

best day ever!

pretty soon my wardrobe will consist of nothing but t-shirts. and you know what? i'm totally ok with that. especially if it involves this new nooworks tee that candystore's got. (thanks to christina for alerting me to its existence by modeling it so adorably on FB!)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

yellow fever.

i need these shoes in my life. and someone to throw confetti around whenever i jump. yessssss.

via milk

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

triple threat.

how rad is this 1989 photo by fashion photog roxanne lowit? these three were on the cusp of fashion world domination. talk about a spectacular supermodel triumvirate.

just my type.

my walls are begging to be adorned by these amazing jeff canham pieces. those swoon-worthy colors! that gorgeous typography! those awesome words! in the drink, indeed.

via designismine

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

you spin me right round.

when i saw that white lightning had turned her blogsomeness into a t-shirt, i thought, sweeeeeet, i should get one. then i scrolled down to the details shots and saw how rad it really is.that's pretty much my life. in "strategically placed" 45s. gotta have.

Monday, July 13, 2009

hey, ho, minnow!

the gloriousness of this past weekend has me planning beach days and swimming hole adventures which, of course, brings me to the epic task of finding a new suit. my heart belongs to geronimo, but my wandering eye fell in love with these minnow bathers i spotted on fieldguided. especially the his + hers stripey action!?! (stefan? what say you??)

Friday, July 10, 2009

totes awes tote.

oh man, i've been looking for the perfect summer canvas bag and i'm pretty sure i just found it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

all in vain.

more things to want! cute jumpers and little socks and a vintage camera and supersweet frames. and a bike and a park and some perfectly dappled sun rays. vain and vapid's summer lookbook has me itching for an easy-breezy afternoon adventure. see the rest here and here. (thanks caroline, for introducing me to a whole new wardrobe daydream.)

mamma milla!

i'm so in love with this spread of milla jovovich and sascha pivovarova in vogue italia. and this is only half the awesomeness.

via refinery29

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

little girl lost...found!

ohmygosh, you guys, ok, whoa. i don't usually get crazy about celebrity sightings cause they kind of happen on the regs in ny. but this, THIS one was different. last night, i had a hankerin' for the truly mind-blowing banana pudding from sugar sweet sunshine (in ny? go. now.), so i decided to swing by there and pick some up for the dinner i was headed to at a friend's house (maybe we were watching the bachelorette but i would never admit that on the internet). when lo and behold. who was there, standing right out front, looking ridiculously tiny and adorable and cool. drew. drew barrymore. she looked pretty much like this picture above. only she was with this guy, below (oh, hi justin). looking very couple-y. i totally lost it. but only internally (i hope?). drew!!! my love for her started with E.T. and it's only gotten bigger. i just think we would get along famously. i mean, she's kind of a hippie (guilty), is a total california girl (me too!), and has excellent taste in music. and, as if i needed anymore evidence of our unavoidable bffness... here she is, WEARING MY SWEATSHIRT!! two peas in a pod. of course, i wasn't able to express all that last night. but next time!!! ok, that's it. promise. thanks for indulging my embarrassing nerdom.

mickey mouse photo by alasdair mclellan