Thursday, October 9, 2014

Is It Autumn Yet?

Enough said.

I am still job searching, and I think this imaginary outfit I put together is a manifestation of my desire for a reason to get dressed up.  What a joy it would be to live somewhere like DC or NY and be able to take the train to work, with some good reading material for the journey.  Speaking of trains, did y'all hear about that Amtrak writer residency program?  If they do it again next year, I'm applying.

Here's a work-friendly autumn look (though perhaps not for investment bankers and the like):

Asher V-Neck Sweater in Camel by Equipment | Chamberlain Eyeglasses in Saddle Sage by Warby Parker | Sydney Satchel in Raisin by Fossil | Sydney Zip Multifunction Wallet by Fossil | Midi Sunray Kilt by J.W. Anderson | Heart Earrings by Catbird | Moonstone Deco Ring in Rose Gold by Datter Industries | London Scarf in Maroon from Need Supply Co. | Elinore Jacket by Steven Alan | Holt Booties by Matt Bernson | BB for Lips in Deep Purple by Bite | Ombre Nudes Eye Palette by BECCA | Modern Love Nail Polish by Deborah Lippman | 2015 Planner by Poketo from Anthropologie | Charleston: A Novel by Margaret Bradham Thornton

I'm looking forward to reading that novel pictured above, after I finish the 15 or so books I have in my queue already :P.  Right now I'm reading Gone Girl so that I can see the movie, because it's just wrong to see the movie first.  I did the same with This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (the movie was a bit of a letdown, minus Adam Driver).  There are a lot of movies I want to see this fall.  Yay, Oscar season!  What movies are y'all looking forward to?

Also digging lately:
-Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay's collection of essays. Her livetweets of Barefoot Contessa are hilarious.
-El Pintor, the new album from Interpol.
-Urban Decay's Vice3 eyeshadow palette. Coveting it so hard.
-Project Runway. Last week's episode was wild (and at times cringe-worthy).
-I want to try this Seed Stitch Wrap knitting pattern by Purl Soho

Friday, September 5, 2014

An Autumn Outfit + Mixtape #10: Late Night Music

Summer just seems to drag on forever when you live in South Central Texas.  I don't know how many more 100 degree days I can handle.  To make matters worse, all the shops are getting their pre-fall merchandise in. For someone whose favorite season is autumn, it's like torture buying new sweaters and boots and knowing I still have at least a month before I can wear them.  The struggle, y'all:  it is real.

But a girl can dream... and I daydream a lot about autumn outfits.  You could say I'm a glutton for punishment, or you could say I just like to be prepared.

Here's a wishful thinking outfit to whet your appetite for fall:

Striped Top by Heidi Merrick | Jeans by Le Garcon at Steven Alan | Knot Earrings by Project Dahlia on Etsy | Leather Tote by Gap | Booties by Rachel Comey at Frances May | Linen Sweater by Demylee | Two-tone Waffle Cowl by Gap | Riley Watch by Fossil

I love the look of navy and rose gold accessories together.  That boyfriend style watch from Fossil is high on my wishlist at the moment.  This would be a great look for going to class, for all of y'all still in school.  I will admit that part of me was sad not to be headed back to school last week, but mostly because I missed school supply shopping.  But this would also be a great casual outfit for going to get coffee with an old classmate to catch up :).

And to make up for such a ridiculously long blogging drought (weather pun intended), I have a playlist to share too!

I was listening to my playlist of "late night music" the other night and figured I should share it.  Like most of my playlists, I couldn't really describe the intangible requirements I have for why songs match the theme, but I think it makes sense when you listen.  Anyway, it's a great playlist to listen to while you're working on something, which for me is usually late at night.


Also digging lately:
-Goodreads' free audiobook club; this month's is California, which has been on my to-read shelf.
-This recipe I made tonight for dinner.  Prosciutto <3
-Great films from the past couple months:  Obvious Child and Boyhood
-And some music I've been enjoying:  Real Estate's Atlas and Devendra Banhart's Mala


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mixtape #9: Best of Australia

I swear that eventually I will post something that is NOT an 8tracks mixtape, but for right now that's all I have time for.

Cover art for Tame Impala's first LP, Inner Speaker

This hasn't been the best semester for me personal-life-wise, but school is going well (seven more weeks!) and I'm enjoying my internship with Battleground Texas (the field organizing branch of Wendy Davis' campaign for governor).  So for now I'm trying, not always successfully, to stay positive and focus on the good things in my life.  Just keeping it real ;)

Anyway, I'd been planning on sharing this playlist for a while.  It occurred to me one day that I just have an awful lot of music by Australian bands.  I would love to visit Australia not just for the amazing natural beauty, but also to get to see some of these great bands that never or rarely make it to the states.  I did get to see Tame Impala last October here in Dallas, but I wish it had been at a better venue.

I might also need to do a Best of the United Kingdom playlist...  Another day!