Friday, November 28, 2008


For the amount of time that I had from being informed I needed costume, work, and Thanksgiving. I think it turned out pretty good! After all I made it the morning of while trying to bake the biscuits, and the biscuits took a bigger sacrifice!

Thanksgiving was a great success and so were my dishes! I know how to cook but I am always a bit nervous when I am making things for the first time! Cross your fingers and bake!

I love Thanksgiving! How happy do you get just thinking about all the things you are thankful for?!

Salute to Navy

If economic times were not causing me to pinch pennies for the time being this would be my winter into spring color of the year. It is so classic and I would wear it over black any day!


More then half this stuff is from Stell McCartney, its just such wonderful design, they always actually look ready to wear to me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pilgrims and Indians

I logged into my email today only to see one of the most exciting emails I have gotten in a long time. It informed me that a costume had pretty much become mandatory at my Thanksgiving Day gathering... I have been looking for an excuse to wear feathers and this is my chance!

(image by kat heyes)

Ok I know, I know, but his head dress really is awesome! (apparently the guy next to him is a pilgrim... he could have at least had a collar!)

(image from, yes really)

I forgot to mention when I was at the flea market last Saturday I got a framed (what it says is) steel engraved etching of the Mayflower for $3.00! Its lovely and I picked it because I love images of old colonial looking ships, I did not realize it was the Mayflower till later.

Tis the season!

Monday, November 24, 2008


I am really realizing about myself that I am strongly influenced in life by the people that I am surrounded with. Weather it be in style of clothing, life decisions, or how I feel about myself, they play an enormous part. They are a big part of influencing what I love in my life.

Heather is someone who has had one of the biggest impacts on my life. Her years of wisdom vastly exceed my mere 23. She never tells me that I am doing the wrong thing or that I should have done it differently, mainly that I should be strong in my decisions and what I feel and go with my instincts. I have really learned over the last year plus since I have know her that instincts are a great thing, they are confidence in yourself. So she is influencing me again and I am stealing her 100 list idea, that she got from this.

Ill be interested myself to see what is on this list.

100 things in the world I love: (In no particular order)

1. letters
2. yellow
3. books
4. friends' music
5. movies
6. photography
7. Heather's and my texts
8. being pampered
9. seasons
10. memories of life in other cities
11. mistakes
12. Blueberry Tea
13. King's bloody mary

14. beaches
15. decorating bedrooms
16. silhouettes
17. children
18. dresses
19. light
20. fire place warmth
21. Scotty's phone calls
22. yoga
23. bathing suits
24. notebooks
25. the subway
26. NYC
27. tattoos
28. beards

29. pecan pie
30. record players
31. coffee
32. tradition
33. costume parties
34. lists
35. mementos from childhood
36. walking
37. tea
38. blogs
39. lipstick
40. my bed
41. fresh baked cookies
42. visiting grandparents
43. other cultures
44. crepes
45. painting walls
46. flea markets/vintage stores
47. Dad's cooking
48. owls
49. high waisted pants
50. museums
51. parks
52. bowling
53. 1521 26th Ave.
54. J.G. Melons hamburger and fries
55. riding the JMZ into Manhattan

56. annual New Years dress
57. Ballard weekends
58. kisses
59. dinner with friends
60. red wine
61. dates
62. pencils
63. Japanese food
64. feathers
65. smiles
66. weekend trips
67. taxidermy
68. Diane Arbus
69. red, white, and blue
70. my job
71. old trucks
72. smooth legs
73. blankets
74. heals
75. Hazelwood
76. hydrangeas
77. country side

78. falling houses in feilds
79. showers
80. garlic
81. backyard bbqs
82. my rain boots
83. fairs
84. hammocks
85. amber
86. grapefruit
87. lotion
88. gold
89. impressionist painting room at the MET
90. sausage
91. shrek sandwhich
92. cardigans
93. magazines
94. large floral prints
95. colonial styled ships
96. Josie's lasagna

97. TV shows on DVD
98. zebra rugs
99. bubble gum cigars
100. chandeliers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I almost forgot I started a project last week drawing silhouettes, it is in its beginning stages but is quite fun to do. Most of the first ones I did were birds... this was my favorite, hung it on my wall.

I am trying to figure out what shorts of images work as silhouettes, then I can start making them look more final. I love this one also. Its from a photo I took this summer of my dear friend Josie creating a human sprinkler to cool himself off. Makes me smile!

Do not be surprised if you come to visit and I want to trace and take pictures of your lovely head!

Bird Talk

One thing that I have noticed since I moved to NY is that I hardly ever see birds other then pigeons anymore. Along with that realization has come a fondness for items that do have birds on them. This dress made me squirm with excitement and I feel normally it would not be something that would catch my eye.

Midnight Migration Sheath from Anthropologie

Then at the flea market this weekend I saw these two framed water color images and without a thought decided that I needed to buy them for my parents for Christmas. ( I can talk about this because my parents do not read my blog.) I love them so much! Really beautifully frame and they were so inexpensive!

I have been wanting to make some feather necklaces recently and then I saw this amazing image and now I cant find the feathers I am looking for fast enough!

It is by an artist named Kat Heyes. She takes some amazing photographs and does some great illustration work.

Last night I had a dream about this dress I saw online a long time ago and wanted so bad. But in this dream I was surrounded by owls in a dark mold covered forest and my hair was long... dreams.

I have always loved certain pieces by Tsumori Chisato, this one especially.

As I mentioned in my last blog I have been on a search for a black swan print, did not find it last weekend but maybe a switch of flea market location will help this next weekend. Not sure what all this bird talk means but I like it.

Monday, November 10, 2008


In theme of the new direction that our country is going in, I am changing the direction of my blog. Being in NY now I am way more inspired by things then I have ever been. I figure it would be more entertaining for you, and beneficial to me to blog about these such things that inspire me.

Lately my focus has been what I am going to do with my room. It is a small space, as most NY spaces are, but since I moved in with people who were already living in the apartment it is the only space that is truely mine in the apartment. I figure room decoration will be a great project for the quickly approaching winter.

#1: I have a problem with white walls most of the time, so I think the first step is painting. I am beginning to head in a slightly different direction of taste recently so my simple brown/yellow/white pallet is no longer going to work. Plan is just more color, in rich tones. But the walls in a small space like this is a very important decision and I had been struggling, until I saw the page color of the Smythson company.

This company is amazingly classic. I will have to stick to the Moleskine for the time being due to cost, so starting with Smythson inspired wall paint will have to do!

#2: Bedding. I will keep the white sheets. With sheets I love the look and feel of the crisp white. The comforter is yellow which will stay but I need a throw that is much more rich in blues and maroons. I am continually inspired by the feel of Anthropologie but they still never have quite what I am looking for. I have been visiting the Chelsae flee market and thrift shop after thrift shop in search. It will show up soon I know.

What I am visualizing would look great with these pillows from Anthropologie.

#3: The biggest part of this whole process, that will definitely be an ongoing project. Wall decorations. I was taken into this shop recently in the Upper East Side called Marckle Myers. It is amazing and I could and have and will continue to be lost in this shop. The lady has owned the place for 16 years and is extremely knowledgeable on the subject. What started out as an endeavor to please her mother turned into a life long hobby. While most are extremely rare and expensive she has been kind enough to include a $25 dollar section of her store. Inspired by Weston $25 print, $10 mat cut, less then $20 frame from the flee market = and beautiful piece for the wall in about $50. My goal however is a black swan, she has one, but it is not quite what I am looking for.
#4: This inspired me greatly! Not that there is one place that I eat at all the time but that I love food and trying new places! So I decided that I would find my own Manhattan/Brooklyn map and start marking places I have eaten and loved to help me keep track. Although I have a note book that gets taken with me everywhere to write things down eventually that notebook gets full and a new one arrives or notes get lost in other notes.

This image is from an awesome website called All sorts of inpiration to be had there.

#5: Of course I will have my normal inspirational wall section where I tack up images from current magazines I love, etc.

#6: My room is small but I need some sort of small desk area. Just a little dark brown table that will sit flush against the wall with a little chair to match. Simple and small. Something great like a long thin old cutting board.

#7: I put new lightbulbs in my room so it would look like summer! I love light and with winter approaching it need it, but I might have gone overboard! Now I want to get some amazing vintage light fixtures.

#8: The last project is a head board. Being who I am I will be determined to make it on my own. I want it to all be wood I think dark wood. I saw something similar to what I am thinking once in a Greenpoint loft space, the girl did her whole wall. I need to brainstorm this one I have been searching for inspirational photos all day and not finding.

It is a good thing I am headed to the flee market tomorrow. Maybe i can find some of these things I am looking for and bargain for them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

City Lady

My firend Weston Wells took some great photos of me... I thought I would share them with you all. Dont forget to check out his website.

Ash was here, I will have to post a Halloween photo this weekend.