Saturday, May 30, 2009

Camp Longhorn

I'm driving to Texas today to start a two week term at Camp Longhorn. I'm a counselor now, but i started as a camper almost 8 years ago and since then made some of the most amazing friends and memories ill ever have. i can truly say some of my best experiences have come from camp. Last summer i stayed for 3 terms, or 8 weeks but this summer, due to my !!internship!! I can only stay for 2 weeks.(better than nothing--)Anyway, hill country Texas is not known for its internet/telephone connection/reception so posting will probably be nonexistent.

Until then, CHEERS!


Thursday, May 28, 2009


sorry i suck at posting. shoe porn to make up for it.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


look i'm not going to lie and say I hate the jacket, but seriously? twelveeeeee thouuussaanndd dollarsssss for a JACKET? that's just stupid. if i knew someone who bought this...i would probably reconsider our friendship. think of all the babies in africa you could feed with that money?


Monday, May 18, 2009

oh, hello....

can you be mine?


a little bit strange...when someone you see in the library everyday is suddenly on the american apparel website; but also quite hilarious. the details? he made a buck fiddy an hour and was scouted by working in the store. Guess it is true; AA does takes real people and make them into models.

taste of tribeca.

so one of my friends works at this cute little restaurant in tribeca called petite abielle (little bee in french) and this past weekend it was part of an all-day taste affair called Taste of tribeca. Petite, along with about a gagillion other restaurants made their signature dish and attendees were able to taste it all out. sydney and i got to enter for free and ended up trying theeee mosssttt amazzinngg grub. check out that molten chocolate cake! i had to snap a pic before we devoured. other highlights? pulled pork bbq sandwiches, organic raspberry sorbert and veggie lasagna, but oh wait....they disapeared quicker than you can think camera. yummmmmmmm.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


ughhhh, this blog constantly teases me.
ooooo i want!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


honestly, i have a shoe problem! but really, whats better than buying lela rose, abaete and alice + olivia? above are three pairs of shoes i swooped up today from payless! can you believe it? i went in to have a peek and walked out with 3 pairs from the designer collaboration collections. i'd never even been in a payless before! is it always this good?

i think they were a bit of an impulse buy not sure if ill keep all three. whatre your thoughts?

i need help!


robbed i tell you! so she didn't win, but I've decided it doesn't matter. She'll be successful anyway.

photo above is of alli and ANTM make up artist, sutan.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

crossing fingers

As i briefly mentioned before, my bro's longtime GF Alli, is a contestant on this seasons America's Next Top Model. Alli, above, has made it all the way to the top 3 (eeeekk!!) and the finale airs tonight on the CW. So, make sure and watch--and cross those fingers for the win!!

ps-i just have to say that i think--win or not-- alli will do amazing...just look at that photo! beautiful!

Good luck Alli!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


As I was flipping through a friends facebook album, I stumbled across these pictures she took while visiting her boyfriend in Africa. Esp. love the little baby in the pink and the men draped in a mixture of plaids and stripes. Gorgeous.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


My mom really is the most amazing woman in the world. No, really, I swear. Not only is she one of the smartest people I know, but she's one of the most talented and thoughtful and caring as well. She went to med school, had six, yes SIX kids, and mastered the art to fun things like log and lamb cakes, gingerbread houses and calligraphy. She's seriously wonder woman. Mom, i think your the greatest person in the whole world, and I wish i could be home in New Olreans with you today. I love you SO SO much, and appreciate everything that you do for us, everyday.

LOTS and LOTS of love,



the pics:
1. Mom, Me, Cecelia (my neice), Alice (my sister) and Mallory (my sister in law!)
2. Us girls decorating the traditional(and celcelia's first!) gingerbread house
3. My mom has mastered the log cake. Trust me, making shaped cakes takes some serious skill (and practice!!)
4. My mom as a little behbehhh on easter. How CUTE.

decisions, decisions.

so working in the fashion closet this summer got me thinkin about shoes (of course) and i realized that i wont be able to wear the staggering heels everyday that I've been wearing as an intern on the publishing side. too much running around! however, i refuse to give up all height. So, I've been on the look out for comfy, yet cute and stylish wedges that i could run around in this summer and walking home the other day, something in the payless window caught my eye. white wicker wedges! kind of genius, right? and so summer. they immediately reminded me of the $98 GAP wedges that bloggers like Camille have snapped up, and the much more $$$ Comme des Garcons wedges that lucky Jane owns. Never found anything much in payless that's fancied me, but i just might go back and snap these up!

whatre your thoughts? and do you have any suggestions for me? (i want height, but still comfort!)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

just your average friday?

Nina Garcia said she liked my shoes.

man, i love working at hearst.
have a good weekend!


when i was a little i lovvvvvved my day of the week undies. these stella's are like the same thing but for me now. how perfect are they? these beat out sexy lingerie anyday.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

such a tease.

SUN. WARM WEATHER.... I'm talking about you. I can't handle this rain//cold that much longer.

cheery yellow YSL tribes help though, dont they?

$995 vs. $139

Stella McCartney vs. Bebe
Can you tell which ones which?

If only the bebe ones came in the nude version-i die!

American by Birth.

So as it turns out, not only is Esquire an amazing magazine, but they know how to throw some pretty amazing parties as well. This past weekend Esquire’s editor-in-chief David Granger and famed NYC restaurateur Danny Meyers threw an insane Kentucky Derby event at the award-winning Eleven Madison restaurant. Graced by nothing less than a miracle, the 10% chance of sunshine stayed faithful the entire day and it ending up being one of the most amazing and beautiful parties I’ve ever had the chance to attend—the fact that the place was swarming with cute boys in seersucker didn’t hurt either. Four special maker’s Mark Bourbon bars were stationed throughout serving Maker’s mint juleps in traditional ice-frosted silver cups. Also, legendary tobacconist Nat Sherman was on hand to transform the outside area into a sleek yet laid-back cigar lounge, complete with live Kentucky bluegrass music.

Best outfits of the day?
He was wearing a perfectly tailored seersucker suit, cropped at the bare ankle. He wore classic white canvas converse and he topped it all off with tortoise shell ray bans and a bit of arrogant confidence. I attempted to hunt him down (to ask him about his suit) but gave up after a while because he was always surrounded!

She was a knockout in head-to-toe Dior and I was mesmerized by her entire ensemble. I finally got a chance to ask, and turns out she works within the Christian Dior family and the clothes came as part of her clothing salary—a girl can dream, right?! Anyway, she was so sweet and we hit it off. Turns out her hat-more of a headband with flowers attached (think Carrie Bradshaw a la her wedding day) was a DIY project she did the day before!

Southern by the grace of God.

I started to wonder--do northerners actually dress 'southern' better? Honestly, I think maybe. They seem to take more risks, anyway. I'm loving the bare ankle. And the guy in the stripped jacket? He was wearing ripped, shredded bermuda-length white jeans. I mean, that's ballsy! But he looked great.

What're your thoughts?

*Funny I wasn't able to capture either of my favorites...but its only because I was constantly lurking after them...I was trying to be somewhat inconspicuous!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


this kid is 8 years old and already way cooler than i could ever be.

check him out on GQ style here

Monday, April 27, 2009


so the weather this past weekend in new york was UNREAL. ask anyone who lives here and they will tell you--it was a godsend..

saying that, i of course spent the whole day outside. Myself and a couple friends rented bikes down in battery park and rode over the Brooklyn Bridge. we seriously looked like a cracked out bike gang, but it was so fun. After crossing, we laid out in a beautiful park right on the water and lunch was fresh sandwiches and oranginas. After a couple hours we made the trek back over to Manhattan and found ourselves on south street seaport, where we proceeded to find the cutest! little sidewalk cafe with the best sangria. overall, it was an amazing day.

hope yall all had an amazing weekend as well!
summers almost here!

Jail bait

so Ava over at A & H reminded me of a swimsuit i love, but rarely wear. The one piece with a twist, "monokini", or as i like to call it, the sex piece. I fell in love back in 8th grade with this crazy hot pink and lime cut out one piece and searched for nearly two years until i found one i loved just as muchh. As soon as i saw this BCBG number i had to have it. Yet, as much as i love it--i hesitate to wear it. And when i do, i allwaayyss get stares like "what is this girl wearing? is she crazzzy?"

so what're your thoughts? do you love them? would you rock one?

(photos: 1st three victoria secret, and then my bcbg* excuse the embaressing picture...I haven't worn it but once in public)

spring shoe lust.

mark. my. words.... my first paycheck will go to a FUN amazing pair of shoes for summer.

oh marni wedges, how my heart aches for you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

checckkk her outt

my sister alice above, has an awesome blog. she talks about all types of things--food, green energy,shopping....and She also describes the lamb cake adventure way better than i ever could! so check iittt out!

I did it...

mine went from her length, to my length.
(ps-thats my roommate!)

SO short...still not sure how i feel about it. I've had long hair my whole life! But locks of love has always been on my list of things to do and what better time than spring?

5 of 6.

Me? I'm one of 6 kids. Number 5.
Heather? Turns out she's one of 6 too! and also number 5!

Heather is a woman i met while in San Fran--her husband went to Stanford (and highschool!) with my sister and we bonded during brunch about our identical birth order! Crazy coincidence, huh?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Flying back to NY sad to leave beautiful, sunny California. But check out the awesome lamb cakes we made yesterday (apparently a southern tradition--who knew?!) Aren't they so fun?

See you on the flip side, with lots of pictures and updates coming soon...

i hope yall have a Happy EASTER! (or atleast a great sunday!)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

old habits die hard.

So something pretty typical happened recently. And in this order:

1. Walking down a street in New York.
2. Woman walking towards me.
3. Stare at shoes.
4. oo0o0oo0oo0o0oo
5. Stare at shoes more.

In this particular event, i turned my head as she walked past to get a better view of the shoes from behind (red soles? crazy shaped heels? sometimes shoes are as interesting from behind as they are from the front!) Anyway, next thing i know, a bum sitting on the sidewalk who has witnessed the whole thing and clearly mistaken my shoe lust for another kind is saying "you go ahead girl!" through a laugh. Mortified at being caught, i vowed to change my ways. But the problem has only gotten worse! Working in the Hearst building, lunchtime in the cafeteria is like net-a-porter come to life! I can't help myself--seeing shoes in real life, that i've drooled over for weeks, months or even years is better than seeing a celebrity. Is that so lame? I've come to realize how crazy that sounds but its true. Like those amazing phillip lim shoes that popped up in Britney's if you seek amy music video? I'm serriiously lusting after them and would probably stop dead in my tracks if i ever saw them. My sister just got engaged and i think i'm more excited about the shoes than the dress! Do yall have any embarrassing fashion habits? Do anything crazy?

ps. the shoes pictured above (via net-a-porter) are case in point. Not exactly my style, but definitely a head turner.