So... After a long hiatus due to intense world traveling and interning in Washington D.C. I have decided for multiple reasons to change and move my blog. I just wasn't happy with the name anymore and the graphics didn't quite cut it. So I'm changing my blog and changing some of the themes. It will still be fashion oriented but include more diys, interior decor, and inspiration. Please come follow me at my new home..
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wearing: Richard Chai for Target Top, Earnest Sewn Jeans, Vintage Bag
Still kickin it Oslo style. This is at the base of the Opera House in Oslo. It looks like an arctic glacier and reflects the sun just as much. Super sleek and white, with by far the classiest bathrooms in the city. Architectural details transcend exterior details when the walls of bathrooms are shiny purple glass. I just went to Bergen for the weekend, which was a little like a time-warp to a time of dried cod and cobblestones. So incredibly beautiful and quaint, but I am glad to be back in Oslo. I have a feeling this week will be filled with art museums and leisurely saunters, and Harry Potter 6 TOMORROW!
And...why would I ever leave?
Monday, July 6, 2009
I want to apologize for my lack of posts. I've been in Norway for the past week and will be here for another 6 weeks. I have never been anywhere as incredible as this. This picture is me on top of Besseggen, a mountain that requires a 700 m climb and is in the middle of a 30km hike. Quite the way to spend the 4th of July weekend if I do say so myself.
I will do my best to update more frequently, but it certainly isn't easy when all I want to do is outside and soak up every minute of Oslo I can.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
As I begin to prepare for a rather hefty jaunt in the Land Of The Midnight Sun, the question I seem to find myself asking most is not, " What should I bring," but rather " How is this all going to fit?"
As you can see in this photo, I have begun to lay out all the necessary clothing articles I may need during 7 weeks in Oslo.
For the most part, this is all that's going with me plus or minus a few new items, but not including toiletries, electronics, reading materials, a pillow, or a towel. See how the question of fit comes to play. Somehow, whether by grace of god or sheer fate, I will manage to be able to fit it within the restrictions on checked luggage set forth by the airline. The true mystery of whether or not I can move all of it myself once I arrive in said destination is yet to be determined.
Though my family may smirk at the immense amount of stuff going with me, I am inclined to reply... "but what if I need that?" And its true, during seven weeks anything can happen, and I will be fully prepared. Whether it's a black lace dress and heels or a north face and hiking shoes, its all laid out, ready for the suitcase to carry them along on my totally exciting (next) journey.
You're not a heavy packer if you can fit it in one bag... right?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This purse by Vanessa Bruno makes me think of the summer of love. Just looking cool, listening to music, and hanging out. This bag is the ultimate summer staple. For me, a summer bag, no matter the size must be able to be slung over the body. Whether to lighten the load or keep close while dancing in a crowd, in summer there's no other option. I love this season's retrospect into the lang of small cross-body purses in the most buttery leathers.
It also just makes me think of the merry pranksters and the summer of love, and very little makes me happier than hippie day dreaming.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I went to Frontera Grill over the weekend, Rick Bayless's restaurant. The food was incredible, it was so fresh tasting and really spicy. My aunt is a caterer and worked with him last weekend on a big fancy wedding in Rhode Island, so when we went this weekend, they gave us this beautiful dessert plate. The flan was by far my favorite, but I can't say I didn't enjoy the chocolate pecan pie or the sorbet and fruit tart combo.
I really need to eat like this more often.