Friday, August 31, 2012

Out Tonight

At 7 p.m. it was still as hot as it looks. This summer I've been all about silks, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Add suede platforms and something sparkly for good measure, and you're set. Who ever said black and white had to be boring?

J. Crew vintage cotton tee and necklace, Elizabeth and James skirt, Steve Madden platforms, bracelets by Prada and some place in Costa Rica selling stingray pieces, and rings from Security Jewelers. The lipstick is Garconne 25 by Guerlain. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Prairie Home Companion

The sun shines brightly where the mountains meet the plains. And summer seems in no hurry to leave. Thank you, Colorado, for the blinding lighting. I mostly love it. 

Elizabeth & James Fairfax sunglasses, ancient Free People dress (similar), vintage belt, Nordstrom bracelet (similar), and Isabel Marant's Jenny boot

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Those Mountain Passes

One of the best things about living in Colorado is how absolutely gorgeous every drive through the state is. I road tripped up past Winter Park this weekend with one of my best friends, and the views were spectacular the entire way up. These photos were taken somewhere along Highway 40. 

Wearing Elizabeth & James Fairfax sunglasses, American Apparel thermal and shorts, Rag & Bone Harrow booties, Tiffany's necklace, and Hermès tan leather bracelet.

Thanks for taking these, Kate!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Little Rock & Roll

When summer isn't quite over, but fall is swiftly closing in, I love pairing long sleeves with shorts. I've had this plaid shirt forever, and gravitate towards it every time I'm in the mood for something red. It's a little bit country, a little rock & roll, and mostly just perfect. 

William Rast shirt (similar), J Brand shorts, Minnetonka mocassins, Ray Ban Wayfarers, Louis Vuitton bracelet and Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Power Dressing

I've been accused of wearing too much black more than once in my life, but nothing is more timeless, classic, and universally flattering. This particular dress has lightly padded shoulders and an ideal sleeve length, subtly adding a bit of edge and a bite of power to the dress. Business casual at its best, really. 

Theory dress (similar J. Crew), Chanel pumps, Longchamp bag, Tiffany's heart necklace, pearls unknown, earrings from Security Jewelers.  

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Animals

I'm bringing out all my animal prints on the blog this week, apparently. I love these pants! Perfect for playing with puppies.  

Current/Elliott jeans, Inri t-shirt c/o Revolution Skate Shop, Tiffany's necklace, and Urban Outfitters sandals. If you ever need anything related to rollerblading, James and Gretch of Revolution Skate Shop are the best. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

When You're Twenty-One You Run To Your Girl

Falling fast for Isabel Marant, and always in love with Kerouac, who penned the title of this post in The Vanity of Duluoz

Vince leather jacket (similar), T by Alexander Wang shirt, J Brand shorts, and the Isabel Marant Jenny boot. So good. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lost in My Mind

Currently, I'm listening to The Head and The Heart, which is just twangy enough to go with these boots. I like country that's not quite country, which basically means twangy, folksy, awesomeness. Lots of guitar and lots of easy, big voices and good harmonies to sing along to. Even though I sing along to everything, always.

Wearing an ancient Diesel jacket (similar), J. Crew vintage cotton tee, Current/Elliott legging jeans, Balenciaga bag, black leather bracelet from Nordstom (similar by Tory Burch), Louis Vuitton white leather bracelet, and Sam Edelman's "Petty" bootie, which Brittney at Nordstrom was awesome enough to track down for me during the Anniversary Sale.

These boots were tough to find; check out the twitter exchange here. Totally worth searching for, though. Get a pair while they're in stock, you won't regret it. Love them.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Heart Skipped a Beat

Nothing is new under the sun, including in this post.

Sunglasses and shoes from Urban Outfitters, J. Crew oversized shirt (similar), We the Free skirt, Links of London bracelet, and Balenciaga bag. Earrings and necklace from Security Jewelers

I swear I had all the grommets when I got dressed in the morning. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pass It On

I'm honored to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by both Sara of Oh Honey, Don't Worry, and Asia of Blonder Blogg by Asia. Thank you both! Check them out, they both have pretty great blogs. 

The Rules:
1. Write 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions your tagger asks you.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers & tag them in your post.
4. Make up 11 new question for the bloggers you nominated & tell them.

About me:
1. I love traveling and love flying. I don't do either enough.
2. I ski and snowboard, and am pretty excited for snow.
3. I also grew up playing ice hockey.
4. I run at least a few times a week. This is always better with a buddy.
5. Once, I hiked a mountain. I need to do this more often.
6. I love my family more than anything and wouldn't be anywhere in life without them.
7. I love to read.
8. I went to college to write. This is the first real writing I've done since.
9. I can't live without my music.
10. The mountains are beautiful, but I miss water.
11. Sometimes, I secretly want to expatriate.

Chair 14, Vail, Colorado.

Answers to questions from Sara:
1. What is your dream job?        See Anna Wintour.
2. What act would you like to be in a circus?            Anything in Cirque du Soleil. Or an elephant trainer.
3. Favorite instrument?         The trumpet is seriously underrated.
4. Favorite TV show?           Currently, The Newsroom. Also, Mad Men and Gossip Girl.
5. Are you a night owl or an early bird?           Night owl, for sure.
6. Least favorite chore.           Cleaning the shower, I suppose.
7. What is your go to cozy/chill day outfit?           Skinny jeans, vintage tee stolen from my dad, American Apparel hoodie, and moccasins. 
8. Favorite board/card game.           Texas hold'em. Too many tournaments back in the day.
9. Favorite holiday.            Pretty excited for Halloween this year. Mostly because it's the next one.
10. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?             Binoculars. See Moonrise Kingdom.
11. Why did you decide to start blogging?            It sounded like a good idea at the time.

Somewhere outside Versailles.

Answers to questions from Asia:
1. Five favorite bands?          Currently, The Head and The Heart, The Lumineers, Beach House, Of Monsters and Men, and City and Colour. And Beirut. They're always awesome.
2. What's the worst/best place you've ever been to?          Best are maybe Paris and Oxford. Not sure about the worst.
3. Do you have any obsessions right now?         Jumping hard onto the Isabel Marant trend. And autumn.
4. Whose style inspires you?           A lot of people some known and unknown, including my mom, the Olsen Twins, Rumi Neely, Emily Schuman, and too many others to list.
5. Your motto/favorite saying?            "The only people for me are the mad ones, mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky, and in the middle you see the blue center-light pop and everybody goes, 'Awww!'"
--Jack Kerouac
6. What is your current desktop piсture?            Something black and white and fashion.
7. Do you have a pet? What is his name?            Only borrowed.
8. What is the most exciting thing you've ever done?            Soloed for the first time.
9. What are your 5 favorite movies?           I'm awful at choosing favorites.
10. List 5 songs you're listening to right now.            "Never Meant to Love You" by Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, "The Girl" by City and Colour, "Islands" by The XX, "Halloween" by Matt Pond PA, and "Black Water Falls" by The War on Drugs.
11. Name 5 favorite songs of all time?             See no. 9.

Beirut at The Fillmore.

Questions for you:
1. What's your favorite season?
2. Where is your favorite place to visit?
3. What clothing item is on top of your wish list right now?
4. What did you or are you going to college for?
5. What are you currently reading?
6. What is your favorite athletic activity?
7. What song are you currently listening to?
8. Where do you live?
9. What is your current favorite trend?
10. Where do you most want to see in the world?
11. Where is your favorite place to shop?

Shoe Closet (partial view).
Dear followers, I love you all and want to know all of these things about all of you! Ready, go.

Thanks again, Sara and Asia!

Endless Summer

Summer is still in full force in Denver, so I've been pulling my most ethereal pieces, as they seem only appropriate. 

I had the honor of modeling these beautiful pieces of jewelry and this handbag made by rural artisans in Zambia, which are being sold to support Give Hope, Fight Poverty, an amazing organization designed to create sustainable programs and increased opportunity through academic achievement in Swaziland. Find more information on pricing and how to purchase these pieces here. For other inquiries, please contact co-founder and executive director Annie at

Ray Ban aviators, J. Crew tank, Pins and Needles shorts, Steven by Steve Madden booties, and all jewelry and handbag c/o Give Hope, Fight Poverty

All photographs in this post by Annie Elble of Give Hope, Fight Poverty.

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