I get way too many emails in my inbox trying to entice me to spend every last dime on discounted threads. I certainly can’t shop every single one, otherwise I’d be homeless (though, well-dressed). But a girl can dream…and create fantasy outfits on Polyvore.
Here are my picks from the most recent McQ Alexander McQueen clothes to hit The Outnet.
At City Hall, that is. I love this post from Refinery 29 with gorgeous shots of 21 adorable couples getting hitched at City Hall. As someone who basically eloped, this kind of “wedding” resonates with me. But no matter how you imagine yourself getting married (if at all, that is), you have to admit that all these couples are beautiful and have that “in love glow.” And though they all got married in the same place, they all have lovely individual takes on wedding wear.
Check out all 21 couples at Refinery 29.
During some marathon work days the past couple weeks, I have found solace in the small pleasures, like finding a new song I love. That happiness is magnified when I like the entire album that song is on.
Alt-J has such an interesting rhythm and sound. The first song that drew me in was Breezeblocks:
It’s quite the dark video, but a great song.
Tessellate might be other favorite – so mellow, almost an eerie sound. Perfect for when I am cruising through my work projects.
What are your ‘stuck at my desk for 13 hours straight’ songs?
Check out these photos of Brooklyn pre Manhattan-priced rent over at Time.com
Ever heard of a pink planet? I hadn’t either. Take a look at this magenta-colored exoplanet discovered 57 light years away from Earth.
Let your mouth water over these charred corn fritters at A Cozy Kitchen.
Swoon over this perfect fall to winter coat at Reiss (even though the thought of wearing it in right now makes me practically spontaneously combust).
See Marc Jacobs’ tattoos up close, along with his words of tattoo wisdom.
I first heard this song, Royals, while letting the Spotify top hits list run on and on as I worked. It instantly made me pause and actually listen. And I’ve been listening to this song over and over ever since (along with her other songs). Did I mention she’s only 16? That’s some talent.
Today is the kind of day where you have errands to run and want to get them out of the way, but one of the errands involves purchasing liquor and you have an internal debate about how early in the day it’s okay to go to the liquor store without it being unseemly. You don’t want them to think you are going to day drink that bourbon, preferably Bulleit, all by your lonesome (but then again, it might also be the kind of day where you would do exactly that because you are celebrating on the one hand and pissed off on the other…).
Ever have that kind of day?
Also not a good day to do online shopping because you might just impulse purchase yourself a whole new wardrobe and wake up tomorrow with some serious buyer’s remorse (and credit card debt).
In preparation for our move at the end of the summer, I have been trying to slowly clean out closets and get rid of the excess stuff that just seems to pile up. In one closet, I stumbled on a number of binders full of CDs from so, so very long ago. The albums are making me reminisce about my high school days and also remind me that I was reeeaaallly into soundtracks when I was in high school. I mean, seriously. American Pie, Can’t Hardly Wait, Romeo and Juliet (can we all agree that was Leo at his finest), Armageddon, Gladiator…it’s an impressive collection. There are also a couple golden finds in the form of “mix-tapes” of songs my friends and I used to listen to non-stop senior year.
I am now undertaking to import them all into iTunes before the disks get lost or broken. And I am definitely listening to Mariah Carey’s “Always be my Baby” as I type. On repeat…
What songs take you back and make you reminisce?
Summertime calls for breezy music, lighthearted songs that make you bob your head and tap your toes. “Out of my League” by Fitz and The Tantrums perfectly fits that description and makes you wish it was the weekend and that you were sitting on a roof somewhere with a cold drink in hand (preferably one that comes with an umbrella).
Working mostly from home has its benefits, especially not having to get dressed in work clothes most of the time. I work in whatever is cool and comfortable 80% of the time. I do have to make an appearance at the office some days, however, and looking professional in the summer months can be a tricky business.
Here is what I wish I could wear when I make my way to work tomorrow:
Given the floral pattern on the skirt and the bright shirt, I would keep the accessories at a minimum with simple studs and stackable gold rings. The jacket would not go on until I was actually in the office, mind you. It’s too humid to commute in long sleeves without melting.
How are you staying cool at work this summer?
Do you ever feel like your whole new world has opened up to you? Although I have always been an avid consumer of beauty and skincare products, I never really knew where to procure some foreign products (aside from an in-person visit) until a simple Google search let me in on a “secret” (ok, probably not so secret so much as I have been apparently too lazy to Google it previously) – where to procure Asian beauty products online.
I was already familiar with some Korean brands, from when I lived in Korea back in 2005. But a simple search revealed a wealth of sites (adambeauty.com, sasa.com, ichiankao.com, mihokoshop.com, and imomoko.com) where I can peruse and buy any number of Korean, Japanese and Chinese cosmetics. Some brands are already recognizable, like Shiseido and SK-II. Others, such as Lavshuca, GC Labo, Sekkisei and Tsubaki are quite new to me.
I am easing myself into this new galaxy of products with an antioxidant essence/serum from Sekkisei:
And I am contemplating this Vitamin C serum from Haba:
Both happen to be Japanese brands.
There really is a wealth of products that are new to me, and apparently snail mucus is thing? Who knew.
I’ll let you know how the products work out for me. Any of you have favorite brands from overseas, or sites for buying these brands?