22 October 2010

The Morning Benders + Take Away Shows = Pure Bliss

If you haven't discovered The Morning Benders yet, I urge you to rush to your nearest record store or, who are we kidding, log onto iTunes and purchase their beautiful album Big Echo immediately. You won't be sorry. 

If you haven't discovered La Blogotheque and their ingenius Take Away Shows feature you are sorely missing out. The site features videos of some of my own personal fave bands out there (Beirut, The Dirty Projectors, The Delta Spirit, Bon Iver, Lykke Li, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, etc.) performing in environments that, on your luckiest day, you would probably not get to witness for yourself. Feel like you're right there standing on that street corner in Paris clapping and toe-tapping along by bookmarking it immediately. You can thank me later.

I leave you with the aformentioned performance from The Morning Benders - doing a new song called "Virgins." Stunning.

Don't Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

This leopard flannel bedding from Ballard Designs look like the perfect way to keep your self cozy and keep your room looking uber-chic all Winter long.  It comes as a sheet set and as a duvet cover and, of course, I can't decide which I want to get.  Doing both is a bit excessive, I think - even tho I love me some leopard print, especially in this light palate.  Maybe the duvet and then a striped sheet set to pair it with?  Or the sheet set and then a solid textured duvet (like the great ones West Elm has to offer)?  Hm...

via the Decorista

21 October 2010

I 'Do

I have been growing out my hair for a while now and it has officially entered "long" territory!  The amount of self-restraint I have applied to NOT cut my hair just out of sheer boredom with my current look has been impressive...and difficult to maintain.  Now that I have an idea in mind as to what I want to do next with it, though, I think I'll get over the hump and outlast that temptation.  How modern Francoise Hardy/Marianne Faithfull is this look?  LOVE.  Julia Stegner is rocking it beautifully herself here.

Green Machine

I am currently crushing on these clog/boots.  Never got into the return-of-the-clog trend but I can totally roll with these - a little clog/desert boot mash-up, if you will.  PLUS - they're in my fave color: olive!  And at $150 they are totally affordable - sign me up Steve Madden! 


Elyse Walker

18 October 2010

A Girl Can Dream...

Yeah, this is kinda the ultimate dream dressing room.  Not really anything here that I haven't daydreamed about repeatedly.  *Sigh*

via Lonny

16 October 2010

Up, Up and Away!

Sasha Pivovarova is always adorable but she found a way to be even more adorable in this shot below.  Love her.

via Altamira: Models Off Duty

15 October 2010

Get Your Nails Did

As per usual, I am in desperate need of some mani/pedi action this weekend.  I am absolutely jonesing for the Essie Winter 2010 Collection which, unfortunately, does not come out until November 1st (blasted!).  Although...when it does come out, I have a feeling I will have some trouble deciding which color to go with - they're all stunning.  Perhaps Silken CordLuxedo is pretty luscious, though.  Well, I have time to figure it out - and I'm sure it will help to see each in person.  Which is your fave?


Homegirl is looking GOOD. The perfect day-to-night outfit - for a big city gal.  Replace motorcycle jacket with blazer for the office; put the leather back on for a night out. 

14 October 2010

"Office Space"

As I type this, I am splayed out on my "apartment sized" couch (read: small).  THIS is where I should be working from.  Maybe I'd get more done this way.  I'd be doing myself a favor!

courtesy of sfgirlbybay for Rue

I'm a Blogger!!!

Well...not really yet.  BUT I have been inspired to start one thanks to the MANY amazing blogs out there that I follow regularly (see left).  I'm excited to get started...but also a little nervous.  Is that weird?  Anyhoo - for my first post, I share with you a little ditty that I am LOVING right now.  The song is called "Truth" and is by an artist named Alexander...aka Mr Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros!  I can't find the song to download anywhere but I did luck out and score the following on YouTube:

Thanks to SiriusXMU and Jenny Eliscu for introducing me to yet killer song.