Monday, March 24, 2014


 Just a quick outfit post. I haven't done one in such a long time! These photos were taken a while ago, on a random really nice day we had. One of the great things about living by the beach is that you can go during weird times when no one is there. It's so peaceful.

 I made this skirt for a tutorial that is up on Cut out and Keep right now. It's the first thing that I've made in quite a long time. I really want to get back into sewing. It was something I really loved doing and something that really made me feel connected with my grandmother, who was a seamstress. It's really hard to not let life get in the way of your passions sometimes.

coat: Gap via Green Street Consigment  |  top: Banana Republic  |  skirt: handmade  |  belt: vintage  |
 tights: Duane Reade  |  boots: Urban Outfitters

Monday, March 10, 2014

Orla Kiely | Fall 2014

I have to say that Orla Kiely is most definitely my favorite designer. Her quirky prints, 60s silhouettes, and high quality fabrics keep bringing me, and many other fans, back season after season. (not that I actually own anything, because it's all way out of my price range, but one day, guys, one day!)

This season's collection, which was inspired by Catherine Deneuve in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, looks like it was plucked right off the set of a Wes Anderson movie. The coats are to die for and I'm in love with that daisy shift dress and cat sweater. The styling by Leith Clark shows off her quirky personality in a very subtle way and the chunky T-strap heels by Clarks are the perfect, sensible shoe for fall. 

I'm definitely going to be searching thrift stores come fall for vintage versions of pieces like these. (or maybe I'll just take out a personal loan and buy the whole collection.) 

photos from | check out the whole collection here