Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I am so ready to step out of my primarily black and grey wardrobe.

I don't know how or why, but I accumulated so much grey since September. Of course I love grey, but I am missing all the colorful clothing I left behind in Texas.
{I've been relying a little too much on a hot pink shirt from J.Crew for a color splash lately}

Right now I'm loving this photo I spotted here from Zara's spring advertising campaign. The pieces themselves are a little eh, but seafoam green, royal purple, and maize just seem to make the perfect color combination. I will definitely be on the lookout for these colors from this point on.

P.S. I really like the name "seafoam" green. But it makes me want summer even more. So maybe not.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I absolutely suck at studying for midterms. While trying to, I can come up with 5,456 other things I "should" be doing instead of studying. So I do.

Aaron and his friend have been in Italy since Sunday. They left for Venice yesterday, though, and now I'm all alone again {until Saturday}.

  • I tried caviar the other night. Never again.
  • I think my big toe is dislocated.
  • I leave for Connecticut in a week.
  • I hate {Italian} Customs for holding my package hostage.
  • I love wearing sweats for 85% of my day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dark Lips

Hussein Chalayan Fall/Winter 2009

I really fell in love with this shade of lip color while watching Hussein Chalayan's latest runway show. I know, I know--it's not anything new. But it looked so fresh with the models' sleek hair and primarily black, fitted wardrobe.

I also feel like I've mentioned my secret affinity for dark lips before. So if I have, I'm just reminding you.

Photos from Style.com

Saturday, March 7, 2009

4 Degrees

I'll admit it: I have no earthly idea where Italy stands on the environment.

I like to think that the Italians care (like their law about turning the heat on after November 1st, and for three hour increments), but really it just comes down to them being cheap I've been told. I don't understand how their recycling system works (you can put glass, aluminum, and plastic containers in a plastic bag in designated recycling bins, but what types of plastic can you recycle?) and they seem to use a whole lot of containers. The only thing I know is that the majority of grocery stores charge for plastic bags, but I have no idea if that's to make more of a profit or because these chains actually care.

I don't always recycle. I don't use my refillable water bottle. And I've been eating way too many processed foods for my own (and the environment's) good.

After reading this post by the Crunchy Chicken, though, I realized I really need to get my act together again.

Photo from the Crunchy Chicken

According to this article from New Scientist magazine, our earth will be 4 degrees Celsius warmer between 2050 and 2100. That might not seem like a lot, but just realize that pretty much anywhere you live now will be uninhabitable. Instead, we will all have the choice of living in Canada, Alaska, Northern Europe, New Zealand, or Western Antarctica.

Please read the article. Please do something, no matter how small.