i will never be over the (tomasi) hill.

Seriously, will never get over Taylor. I appreciate the risks she takes and her never ending ability to flawlessly execute her looks. Love her.


now boarding all rows

Packing for a trip used to take me an hour the night before I boarded a plane.. Now, I've got three weeks until I board the plane and I've already made three checklists (different categories and bags, of course). Not only have I made three different checklists, but I've also made a shopping list and to-do list of things that need to be purchased/accomplished before I call the car service to pick me up and take me to the airport. I've also written down my list of outfits... as if I know what my mood will be like that day, or even what the weather will be like. I know that it's twice as warm where I'm going so how do I expect to plan outfits for weather like that when I'm still wearing a winter coat because NYC hates warm weather? I've always been an organized person, but this is verging on neurosis.

One thing I know, I will have the most intricately packed suitcase to accommodate the  three different outfits I will have planned out for each day. They will be packaged according to day, preference and/or time of day appropriateness, all of course donning labels (possibly made out of cut up paint sample cards as a visual queue indicative of preference) because I'm taking this new found neurosis to new levels. VOLUNTARILY.

TSA ain't seen nothin' yet.


the difference in visual properties

I've never disliked a photo of Jacquelyn. Ever.

Also, where is spring? This photo reminds me of spring, and I'm seriously curious as to where spring is. It's April 12th.

I wish I looked this good with long hair... But I don't, which is why I'm cutting it off (if my nerves allow me to do so).


coral to cling to.

My favorite of the spring color trends. Seriously. Since I was a child I've loved this color.

Can't. Get. Enough.


"who's it by? what's the label?"

I've recently started to really discover the brands that represent my style. Everyone has a distinct style and specific brands that speak to their individual style, but when you're a poor college student paying your way through school you're not really shopping brands for your style, you're scouring Forever 21 for the "Fabulous Finds" that you can make work with your budget. Now that I'm all grown up and work full-time in New York City, I decided to focus my obsessive shopping habits (compulsions, rather) on discovering my "brands". Don't get me wrong, Forever 21 and H&M will forever be in my blood and I will never tire of those two fabulous stores - they got me through college with compliments like: "you always look so well put together," and "you're the best dressed friend I have," and "you always look so amazing," (yes, that was a throwback to the confidence boosters bestowed upon me by my all-too-generous friends).

I would say these brands really speak to my everyday clothing style. I generally switch up my theme depending on my mood - I mean, who doesn't? But if I'm looking for consistency, these are the brands I turn to for staples: