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lone star state of…manicures?

introducing opi’s new polish line, inspired by the colors of texas. (whatever that means.)

from refinery 29:

“The latest collection from OPI fetes the biggest state in the lower 48 with shades that are inspired by Texas‘ wide open spaces—think green, browns, pinks, coral, silvers, and a metallic turquoise. And the range also comes with a brand new finish dubbed Sorbet-Style by OPI: The hues are decidedly rich and creamy, but the lacquer actually goes on slightly translucent, giving your digits a cool, lip gloss-like effect.”

{clockwise from top: austin-tatious, i want to be a lone star, suzi loves cowboys, yall come back now, you hear?, houston we have purple, do you think im texy, dont mess with opi, its totally fort worth it, san-tan-tonio, guy meets galveston, big hair big nails, too hot pink to hold em}


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“two bare feet on the dashboard…”

urban outfitters’ summer offerings have hit the online store. check out their collection of swim and sandals.

{maaji fringe bikini, maaji geo bikini (absolutely obsessed with this one), tavik geo bikini}

so many new sandals in so many bright tones:

{cooperative suede t-strap sandals, matiko modern cutout wedges, kork-ease myrna sandals}

{deena & ozzy two-tone gladiator sandal, dolce vita quarterstrap platform wedge (don’t these remind you of the ysl platforms that jane posted on sea of shoes last week?)}

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currently seeking asymmetrical necklaces

one of my favorite things about an outfit is a piece of jewelry that really pops. lately, i’ve been loving subtly asymmetrical necklaces. it’s all about the tiny details that make you look twice. for example, this is a necklace i made. at first, you might not notice the asymmetry in color. i think it’s kinda interesting. (check out more of my jewelry here.)

in a recent post on cupcakes and cashmere, emily shows off an awesome vintage find that shows off that same idea.

of course, nothing  that i found online even compares to the majesty of hers, but here are some cool necklaces that also embrace imperfection.

{kenneth jay lane crystal bib necklace}

{leafing town necklace}

{devon leigh opal and chalcedony necklace}

{aesa pendulum pendant necklace}

{house of harlow 1960 mixed media bib necklace}

{oscar de la renta pewter & brass coquillage necklace}

{ellen eller 11.17.1910}





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sandals on the brain

it’s about that time of year when i dream of the sandals i’ll be wearing come spring…

“winter’s cold is too much to handle, pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals”

dv by dolce vita pali

jeffrey campbell buckles

elizabeth and james patti

swooping asymmetry wedges

seychelles filigree heel

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why oh why is the nearest club monaco 168 miles away??

in the words of veruca salt, “i want it all.”


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urban outfitters’ december 2010 catalog


urban renewal johann vivienne jacket

silence + noise dove dress

kimchi blue aurora skimmers in teal

kimchi blue chandelier top

ecote ladies dancing dress

kimchi blue suede bow skimmers in gray

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“look at my rings, my rings, my rings.”

and THAT is a quote from cougar town, a show that looks terrible but is actually pretty good. (from the creator of scrubs, starring his wife, who played dr. cox’s hilarious wife, as courteney cox’s best friend.)

that was a really bad segue into some of my favorite rings right now…

iosselliani stack of 5 rings

stacked rings. my current obsession. these are cohesive but not overly matchy matchy. they kind of inspire me to go through my jewelry box and see what i can put together with what i’ve already got.

soixante neuf long oval ring

abalone. preeeeeetttttttty.


elizabeth and james sterling silver & 14k yellow gold ring

usually, i’d never mix silver and gold…in fact, i never wear silver, period, but the markings on the metal offset any kind of kitschy contrast that could be happening otherwise. this ring also strikes me as very roman and almost biblical with the whole feather or foliage (or whatever) motif it’s got going on.


rock of gibraltar two finger ring

okay, i hate 99.9% of all two finger rings i’ve seen out , but the color combo on this is too good to pass up.

kate spade cluster ring

THE perfect shade for winter, bar none.

freedom semi previous ball ring

the tarnished metal and orb-like center piece…a little witch-y perhaps? have i been reading/watching too much harry potter as of late? yes and yes.



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modcloth: a bona fide boredom beater

today i got really bored and decided to peruse modcloth’s current dress offerings. that’s over 1,200 dresses, people. i managed to pick my 5 favorites out of the bunch.

success story dress

love, love, love the versatility of this dress. throw on a blazer and pumps and you’re office-ready, or some big earrings and strappy heels for a night out on the town. or even a day at the mall with some boots! and who doesn’t love a nice, peach and blue combo?

late night talking dress

a perfect fall dress made of thick enough material to wear with tights. adorned sleeves are tricky with cardis or jackets, but this is just too cute to make that a point of hesitation.

rojas dare to be square dress

def needs to be toned down to avoid being too clubby, but this is my fav neckline of all time!


motel kittenish dress

words cannot describe how much i want this.

aurora skies dress

ditto for this one. sooooo pretty.

take a look for yourself. there’s a dress for every occasion. even occasions called “tba.” 🙂

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on my wishlist: free people holiday 2010 collection

got the new catalog in the mail today. good thing i have a birthday coming up…

victorian loves lace dress in midnight (also comes in deep plum and cream)

filigree leather satchel

turquoise dot disc ring

and my absolute favorite. i DIEEEEEE for this. i want it so badly. b-e-a-Utiful!

isle of skye cape

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