THANKSGIVING: how to be a great guest.

thanksgiving is upon us again, kiddies. here is another round of cute little things to get your thanksgiving or friendsgiving host or hostess if you feel so inclined. jonathan adler and kate spade are masters of monochrome glam, and these dining essentials can be enjoyed by your host or hostesss year-round.



1. terrier salt + pepper shakers (jonathan adler $66)
2. fairmont park salt + pepper shakers (kate spade $27)
3. elephant salt + pepper shakers (kate spade $30)
4. koala bottle stopper (jonathan adler $24)
5. uptown/downtown salt + pepper shakers (kate spade $30)
6. daisy place salt + pepper shakers (kate spade $27)
7. two-of-a-kind two-piece bar set (kate spade $44)
8. two-piece moby dick bottle stopper set (jonathan adler $48)
9. mohawk salt + pepper shakers (jonathan adler $48)
10. woodland park zebra + giraffer shakers (kate spade $30)
11. unicorn salt + pepper shaker set (jonathan adler $65)


STYLE ICON: buffy the vampire slayer. part 2.




in season 2 angel has to disappear for a few months (or so he thinks) so he gives buffy a claddagh ring to remind her that she belongs to someone. ugh. i die.


1. silver celtic claddagh ring. etsy. $45
2. sterling silver celtic claddagh ring. cgc. $26
3. 14 kt. yellow gold claddagh ring. lord & taylor. $400
4. silver green claddagh bracelet. max + chloe. $125
5. claddagh bangle. alex + ani. $28
6. claddagh charm. blue nile. $35
7. irish love bracelet. asos. $9
8. claddagh ring in sterling silver. giani bernini. $26
9. claddagh ring. asos. $16
10. brilliant claddagh ring. gemvara. $565
11. irish love ring. asos. $8
12. stainless steel outlined claddagh ring. elya. $11

image sources: here, here, and here.

more homecoming style.

this week is my alma mater’s homecoming football game. and pep rally. and dance. back in high school i got through this week on about 3 hours of sleep a night followed by 7 or 8 class periods, 5 hours of dance setup and cheer practice and poster-making a day, frantic dress shopping at the mall before stores closed (if i was lucky), and getting as much homework done as possible in the wee hours of the night so i could get some sleep before sunrise and do it all over again. WHAT. WAS I THINKING.

left to right and top to bottom: sherpa varsity bomber (delias $50). lucy varsity cropped sweater (pixie market $64). bicolour varsity sweater (moschino $756). v-neck jumper (h&m $40). bella sweater (abercrombie & fitch $41). lettered pullover (dkny $255). knit varsity jacket (mango $44). varsity jacket (moschino $2,300).

it’s finally getting chilly!

you guys. this morning i was cold. IN LOS ANGELES. i actually had to put socks on before i could enjoy my morning coffee. let’s cross our fingers that we don’t creep back up to 80 degrees so we can swap sandals out for some scarves.

left to right and top to bottom: checkered scarf (burberry brit $562). wool plaid scarf (sole society $45). houndstooth scarf (forever 21 $11). grunge plaid wrap (bcbgeneration $36). open netting infinity scarf (sperry topsider $35). ocelot leopard infinity scarf (tory burch $175). checkered mates infinity scarf (steve madden $44). merona crinkle infinity scarf (target $15). knitted tube scarf (h&m $11). long cashmere scarf (margaret howell $280). cashmere wool knit reversible scarf (alexander wang $250). duofold plaid scarf (abercrombie & fitch $38).


homecoming style.

happy november everybody! let’s embrace our inner prep/homecoming/varsity sweetheart this month.


v-neck jumper (h&m 40). allie low-rise boyfriend jeans (abercrombie & fitch $39). faux fur slip-on sneakers (mango $81). red crossbody bag (c. wonder $148). classic fox spectacle (wildfox $169).


varsity bomber jacket (moschino $2,113). criss-cross crop top (t by alexander wang $397). wraparound skirt (h&m $32). classic canvas sneaker (vans $45). south sea cultured pearl earrings (blue nil $1,490). jet set waterproof eyeliner (smashbox $22).

let’s get goth.

happy halloween yall!


1. criss-cross stretch crop top. t by alexander wang. $397
2. ruffle panel bonded dress. marni. $973
3. mckenzie flared skirt trench coat. ted baker. $425
4. blackout butterfly chandelier earrings. betsey johnson. $55
5. joyce heels. oscar de la renta. $995
6. leather pencil skirt. ysl. $3,155
7. black velvet kitty flats. charlotte olympia. $495
8. coco noir parfum. chanel. $200
9. faux fur waistcoat. h&m. $39
10. back room nail polish. nars. $20
11. poison extrait de parfum. dior. $175
12. style eye-con no. 3. marc jacobs. $42
13. ring of roses stretch bracelet. wet seal. $4


guess the halloween costume: ANSWERS.

costume 1:

ellewoodselle woods from legally blonde.

costume 2:

jessicafletcherjessica fletcher from murder, she wrote.

costume 3:

oliviabensonolivia benson from law and order: svu.

guess the halloween costume.

here are three halloween costume ideas for you guys. can you guess which of my favorite fictional characters each of them is supposed to be? leave your guesses in the comments, and check back for the results! happy almost halloween!

costume 1:


costume 2:


costume 3:



GRANDMA CHIC: pearls and brooches.

sometimes i’ll twist my pearls into a knot or bunch a couple of strings together with a vintage brooch to add a touch of grandma glam to a t-shirt and jeans.

left to right and top to bottom: swallow bird brooch (queensbee $795). gold-plated bird brooch (oscar de la renta $162). ombre flower brooch (brooks brothers $99). imperial crystal lace flower pin (alexis bittar $245). vintage swarovski crystal pony brooch (attwood + sawyer $215). vintage brooch (chanel $795). crystal panda brooch ( $18). star pin (aqua $18). vintage logo bow pin (christian dior $345). rhinestone starburst brooch (catherine stein $25). floral brooch (robert rose $28). bow brooch (miu miu $395).

in defense of backpacks.

along with the necessary comfort of sneakers, another fact of life as a student is the need for a backpack. just opting for a larger handbag doesn’t always cut it. the rucksack-inspired ones just about everywhere these days are my current favorites.

left to right and top to bottom: red plaid canvas backpack (charlotte russe $27).  quilted napa leather backpack (moschino $1,835). washed faux leather backpack (delias $40). brown pebbled backpack (brunelo cucinelli $4,380). floral backpack (aerospostale $20). basic leather city backpack (kipling $295). corduroy backpack (diesel $181). wayward rucksack (volcom $65). bike share backpack (rebecca minkoff $195). black lux leather ps1 backpack (proenza schouler $1,635). padlock stud leather backpack (alexander mcqueen $2,285). backpack to the future (modcloth $80).