Thursday, June 22, 2017

summer add ons


I see why people like Kate Spade so much, I think her tassel bag straps are adorable and so far pretty legit quality-wise. I picked this pony hair and leather one up a while ago to go with my Marc Jacobs bag and my first set of bag charms, but I think it looks so fresh with this shearling coin purse by Miu Miu. All three are perfect accessories for my latest bag purchase, a woven piece by Weldon. Finally, a nice set of over the ear headphones (B&O Play) so I can get lost in all the new music I've been buying lately while signaling to others to leave me the fuck alone. All of these are brands I've either never heard of or tried before, but they worked really well together as the latest additions to create my perfect summer vibe.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

slide season

Jeffrey Campbell
Vince


Anya Hindmarch


Marni
Minna Parikka

I've been here for slides for a minute now, not just because I think they're so versatile, but because they're the laziest way to put on a shoe--you don't even have to bend down or anything, perfect for my sloth-like nature.

I was clicking around Shopbop and found some charming designs I thought I'd share; from sleek shearling trim (Vince), to fun fluffy poms (Jeffrey), to the cutest reinvention of the bunny slipper (Minna). By the way, what's with everyone putting a sunny side up egg on everything? I believe Anya Hindmarch started it (she's known for her quirky designs), but I'm seeing it everywhere. My favorite of this selection is the latest from Marni, they remind me of the Celine fur slides that came out a while ago that I missed out on. I'll be looking out for a pair in my size to add to my collection this coming fall season for sure.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

hmmmmm

MM6
I was scrolling Net-a-porter's new section and this luscious wool coat caught my eye....so is Demna back at Margiela because this cut looks awfully familiar. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

(Not Really) Recipe | Kale soup

...first of all, KALE IS EVERYTHING. I feel like it's been missing from my diet for the past 31 years. Here's the way I prepare it as a side dish or sometimes my main meal (inspired by some random Food Network recipe).

Step 1: Get a full bushel of Lacinato kale. 
 
Step 2: chop it up; I like a rough chop for bigger bites
 
 Step 3: clean it. I use white vinegar because it naturally cleans and adds flavor. Then rinse.
 Step 4: Butter makes everything awesome so instead of a healthy oil, I use butter...I mean, the kale makes up for the butter, right? I melt some at the bottom of a medium sized pot, or sometimes I just add it to boiling water. Either way put about a table spoon of butter and 1 1/2 cups of water in a pot to boil (amount of water obviously depends on the amount of kale).
 
 Step 5: Add spices to the butter water; I used thyme and pepper.
 Step 6: Add the kale and spice it again.
 
 Step 7: Cover and let it boil/simmer for about five to 10 minutes.
It's so guuuuuud yessss, like a hot salad. I think it would be awesome with some veggie toppings like cherry tomatoes, carrots or even steamed broccoli. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

soft sporty

 
 
 
 ...I still think these look more lowkey than everyone who has something to say about them every time I wear them.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I miss these

 ...Nine-ten in La Jolla, San Diego has the best truffle fries on EARTH.

Friday, April 21, 2017

pastel skins

Doma
VEDA

June
Doma

VEDA
Nour Hammour

Although a pastel pink or baby blue leather jacket isn't exactly as classic as the black counterpart, it's the perfect way to switch it up for the cooler days in spring and the summer nights if you actually like going out and being around other people. I favor the VEDA selections because I recently acquired one the brand's vests (to be featured in an upcoming lookbook) and I think the brand is of quality based on design alone. The other selections are the most interesting ones I found doing my usual late night scrolling on Shopbop...I have to say, I'm slightly intrigued despite a pastel leather of any kind being of little use to me.