spellbound style

 

lara

July 17th, 2011

so yeah, lara stone, she’s a ‘curvy,’ gap-tooth dutch blonde with almost the same name as me…gotta love everything she does, and possibly also just fantasize that i AM her…now can someone do my hair like this, please?

self service s/s 2011 via fashiongonerogue

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balmain resort 2012

July 16th, 2011

well it’s hard to believe but this lovely little collection marks my 200th post! i always love balmain, but all that detailed over-the-top embroidery is really making this collection for me. plus the boots, obviously.

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young hollywood

July 16th, 2011

stylestalker’s latest lookbook…a mash-up of young hollywood and 90’s grunge, so they say. love!

source: stylestalker

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chunky monkey

July 15th, 2011

jeffrey campbell “tardy” platforms, on solestruck

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my dear, you’ve outdone yourself

July 12th, 2011

said it before and i’ll say it again…i want to steal every outfit this woman wears! gahhh…

christine centenera in paris via stockholmstreetstyle

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things i love, part 3

July 12th, 2011

 

okay, so i admit it…i was strolling around fashiontoast the other day and found rumi’s post on urban decay’s ‘naked’ eyeshadow palette really intriguing. anyway, after the darn thing wouldn’t get out of my mind for a few days i decided i NEEDED it. and of course, i’m thrilled with it and i don’t think i’ll ever need any other eyeshadow. i mean…a shadow palette where you can actually realistically foresee using EVERY color, more than once? what a concept.

got mine at a sephora store, but it’s sold out online.

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short shorts

July 6th, 2011

as you may have noticed, i have a year-round obsession with shorts. never satisfied with my current collection, i thought i’d share a few that are on my wishlist.

top to bottom: topshop; topshop;  stone cold fox, available at freepeople.com; alice + olivia, available at net-a-porter.com; one teaspoon; topshop

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givenchy fall 2011 couture

July 5th, 2011

perfection as always. first one, i’m thinking not-so-angelic-wedding dress…what do we say?

photos via fashiongonerogue

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neons

July 5th, 2011

keep the colors comin’

elle russia july 2011 via fashiongonerogue

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acne resort s/s 2012

June 16th, 2011

while i was on my little blogging hiatus, it seems i missed a whole ton of great resort collections. let’s begin here…acne, very rad, always thought-provoking. you can see all the looks individually at style.com.

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reflective

June 16th, 2011

 

as i mentioned, i finally found my perfect little summer boots, and i’m madly in love with them. also picked up this top at zara in san francisco, and i’m loving the huge flowy sleeves and the lack of collar, which really sets it apart from all my other blouses. hope everyone is enjoying the summer sun!

shorts: forever 21/blouse: zara/boots: jshoes from villains in sf/bag: american apparel/sunglasses: cheapies from sf/watch: urban outfitters/rings: assorted

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downsizing

June 15th, 2011

love my tiny pink bag. now if only i could get my hands on one of these tiny alexander wang bags for the fall…i’m thinking the red.

a. wang f/w 2011 via style.com

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san francisco

June 15th, 2011

nate and i at the de young museum, where i got to see room after room filled with classic balenciaga pieces…drooool.

(jacket: h&m/silk blouse: uo)

at alcatraz island on a very cold, rainy day.

in a cell at alcatraz.

(shorts: mikkat market/bag, jacket: uo/boots: dolce vita/nate’s sweatshirt…i was cold.)

redwood trees at muir woods outside the city.

golden gate bridge with my family

(denim: levis/cardigan: zara)

by the bay, waiting for dinner with my sister emily.

escape from new york pizza in haight ashbury.

(blouse: zara/shorts: forever 21/boots: jeffrey campbell)

our utah friends charles and noelle joined us for a day!

medusa street art in haight ashbury

noelle and charles, having a toast in our room at the orchard garden hotel

(blouse: h&m/necklace: vintage)

last day, finally the sun comes out at union square.

there you have it…5 days in one of my favorite cities, we did so much i couldn’t even begin to explain it all here, but the pictures give you the idea! i did also make some good purchases…not everything i had on my wishlist, but among other things i did find an amazing pair of wine-colored booties with a little heel that is perfect for everyday. found them at villains in haight ashbury, which had the biggest selection of jeffrey campbells and sam edelmans i’d ever seen. trust me, i wanted one of everything. also picked up a couple of things at zara, some new sunglasses, a neon yellow-green blouse at uo, and a bracelet which i showed off in my last post. overall…shopping, sightseeing, family time…a success!

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palace of fine arts

June 14th, 2011

so, finally i’m back. both from my san francisco vacation and from my little hiatus from blogging. nate took so many pictures from the trip that i am having to divide them into several posts! these photos are taken at the beautiful palace of fine arts in san fran, once built for the world’s fair, now a landmark and performance spot. you may spot my lovely sister emily, my dad, and nate in these and many more pictures to come.

skirt: american apparel/tee: anthropologie/jacket: topshop/shoes and bag: urban outfitters/necklace: vintage/bracelet: nepalese shop in sausalito, ca (new favorite)

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rebel yell

May 28th, 2011

a little ‘bad girl’ inspiration for your holiday, inspired by my need to take a girl’s weekend out into the desert for some sun and debauchery.

sources: studdedhearts; fashiongonerogue; johnny’s bird.

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staples

May 28th, 2011

white blouse, leather jacket, lace shorts, black wedges, black bag, aviators. must-have, go-to staples for all those days when you’re not feeling particularly creative.

source: stockholmstreetstyle

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summer vacation wishlist

May 28th, 2011

one of the most exciting parts of going on a trip to me is always shopping, even more so when i’m headed somewhere that’s well-known for having amazing places to shop. so with my trip to san francisco coming up, i decided i need someplace to start, a kind of loosely-planned wishlist to keep me on track when i’m faced with streets lined with adorable boutiques and unbelievable thrift store finds.

1. simple summer dress. yes, i have lots of dresses but i tend to fall out of love with them shortly after wearing. found this one at planet blue.

2. statement necklace. i only have a couple necklaces that i truly love, and they are large and in charge. san fran seems like the perfect place to find some sort of outrageous neck piece. this one (far out of my price range, unfortunately) is by mania mania.

3. neutral colored lightweight blouse. yes, this is a very generic description, but realistically, if i had 7+ of these, each in various neutral colors, i would wear one every day of the week. i have a couple but haven’t bought a new one in a while. this super-pale pink one is from acne.

4. sensible summer footwear. although as i’ve mentioned (many times), i’d love to splurge on some outrageous sky-high wedges, i really REALLY need more basics. looking for some boot-like gladiator sandals (left, found on freepeople.com), or some short light-colored booties (right, acne pistol boots which i posted a few days ago).

5. silk printed jacket. okay, this one is a little more specific, but totally possible in a city full of vintage finds. a piece like this could spice up my summer uniform…i.e. shorts and tank…quite a bit. found this one at nastygal.com

wish me luck!

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mary kate

May 28th, 2011

mary kate (right) in givenchy. i’m dying for her bag right now…too perfect!

source: justjared

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