the snow is melting, the school show is coming, and skirts are popping up EVERYWHERE. so spring is coming.

today i started two lists for the two things that officially initiate spring for me:

1) my packing list for california over spring break (aka everything i have that isn’t long sleeved)

2) my list of things i need to get for spring (socks. shorts. cute tops that won’t stick to my skin in the humidity.)


also all the fashion weeks are basically over SO that means that spring is creeping around the corner.

PLUS tomorrow is march which is the biggest of them all!!


oh the weather outside is frightful…


oh my god it was literally a collection made in design HEAVEN.

seeing as i was born in the wrong decade, the early 60s housewife with prints and patterns and even tinier waists reminded me immensely of my (fictional) mother.


i want everything and more from this collection.

here, my favorites:

Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
and the TIGHTS and the HAIR and the GLASSES and the SHOES
oh it was just wonderful.
i’m sorry, i wasn’t done:
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
message to Abbey: you’re adorable and gorgeous and fierce.
and the TWEED! i ususally don’t like tweed but prada used it impeccably.
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
i’m ready-to-wear ALL OF THIS. (that’s right i said it)

every couture handbag any fashionista has ever dreamed of…

…conveyed through affordable prices via Forever 21.

Here, every bag I want/need for the upcoming season:

this one is a delectable $13.80, if you can believe it…
for a burst of the most seductive color known to man, but in a modest sense (comes in mustard-y too)…
the ever simple navy quilted satchel…
and my personal favorite, which i plan to purchase in BOTH colors…
all images courtesy of forever 21

i honestly don’t know how to express what i’m feeling from marc jacobs’ show last night.

i just watched it online again for the zillionth time, and once again, i have this warm fuzzy feeling in my stomach that i commonly associate with absolute BLISS.

i am still speechless.

i am still sorting through my eight post-its (i couldn’t find my notebook) of notes on the matter. there is certainly a more detailed post to come, please bear with me.


i’m in kansas! (or so it feels…)

as of right now i am in what feels like the middle of nowhere.. so much so that my dad actually let georgia drive for ten or so minutes(FRIGHTENING she should not be let behind the wheel of a car), during which she managed not to crash the car.

anyway i was limited to one suitcase because it is, after all, just a two night trip. i brought my two relatively new gap “made with cashmere” sweaters which are yummy and warm, three pairs of jeans(i have only worn one pair), my dutiful flannel plaid shirt, a  few t-shirts, my favorite scarves and gloves and vest, and of course sweatpants sweatpants sweatpants! on the way up i wore a striped white and purple tee under my plaid shirt under my somewhat striped vest. in georgia’s words, “you’ve got alot of patterns going on… i like it.” on valentines day the theme continued with my striped sweater, my floral scarf, and vest, all of which were pink. i pride myself in saying that i have somewhat mastered the art of combining patterns. i think its a good thing if you know how to do it without looking like a 90s burnout.

sarah and i distributed the february issue on friday… it was late, as usual. however we got some very good feedback. my journalism teacher managed to find a typo… grrr. i have to make some minor changes before printing a final for my portfolio.

everywhere i look i’m seeing the oscar nominations. i think the best picture dilemma is insane. they should have done five like every year. of course i am even more bitter about this because they didn’t include Nine in the ten films they nominated (… oh irony). however penelope cruz’s fabulous performance WAS nominated, so i am glad about that and rooting for her endlessly.

the fam and i watched Up last night which was fabulous. i loved it. those of you who ask, “how good can an animated film be?”, i have the answer: MARVELOUS.

btw i just uncovered my love for marchesa.

i want to express my never ending adoration for marc jacobs with this picture from his s/s 2010 collection:

i want this dress in my closet, PRONTO! i’ll be watching the a/w ’10 show online tonight at live.marcjacobs.com