Sunday, July 24, 2011

you said you don't like erotica

She watched the stream of smoke curl out of his lazily parted lips into the warm, dark air. Eyeing the skinny, lit cigarette in his pale, stylistically posed fingers, she reached over and took it. First holding it unceremoniously between the pads of her thumb and index finger, she slid it until it rested against her middle finger. She took a fraction of a second to glance at her hand, checking that the image mirrored that of photographs and films, before popping it into her mouth.
"You smoke?"
She glanced up at him through blackened lashes.
"No," she replied, removing it from between her lips and holding it aloft, for him. A column of ash topped the cigarette and snowed to the ground as he took it from her fingers. He assessed it nonchalantly, staring at the ring of shimmery pink that her lips had printed on it before closing his mouth over it and taking a long drag.
"Since when have you?" she asked, glancing out into the silent street. A flash of lights and exhaust rushed by and then disappeared.
"Since when have I what?" he replied, tilting his chin up and puffing out a stream of smoke rings that drifted up towards the sky. He followed them up with his gaze.
When he looked back down she was standing, in front of him, tracing a loop around the inside of the last ring with a single finger.
"Smoked," she answered, her hand still poised in the air as the smoke drifted and dissolved around her outstretched finger.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


A quick sketch of my new boots from Free People

You'll definitely be seeing them at some point - they're much more fall than summer so it may be a while, but I'm very excited to wear them!



Summer, Part II

Ring from Free People, necklace made by me (seashell from Duxbury beach)

Essie nail polish in Turquoise & Caicos and Geranium

White eyelet is my favorite in the summer!

(from top) Sunglasses by Fendi, Juicy Couture, and Chanel

The second installment of my FAVE SUMMER THINGS post!

Actual outfit posts are soon to come :)



Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer, Part I

Light Blue by Dolce &Gabbana, lobster charm by Juicy Couture, Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, anchor necklace by Tiffany & Co.

Bracelet from Calypso

I wanted to share my favorite clothes, accessories, and beauty products of summer!

My summer wardrobe is unique in the fact that I make an effort to abstain from wearing or using "summer" things for most of the year. That way those items remain wholly Summer, as opposed to being tainted by the depressing stench of school and stress. (A tad melodramatic, I know. But still.)
So when it is summer, like now, I go all-out in wearing summer clothes and accessories. Which, of course, only adds to the fun of summer!

Part II of this post is very soon to come! Here's a sneak preview :)


Note: the word "summer" was used 9 times in this post. So, naturally, it began to sound like gibberish and I had to google it to make sure it was an actual word.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Remember winter? Me neither!

Elie Tahari brocade shift dress, coat from Antropologie

I love these Tory Burch heels!

I'm enjoying summer SO much right now but I thought I'd juxtapose by posting this holiday brunch outfit from a few days after Christmas.

...Also I forgot to post these a million years ago but this outfit is so cute I wanted to put it up anyway!

Hope those of you on holiday are having a great time!