4.22.2011

Alone in Kyoto.






Top- UNIF, Cardigan- Talula (Aritzia), Leather Shorts- 3.1 Phillip Lim, Zoe Boots- Sam Edelman, Skull Bracelet- made by my mommy, Square Cuff- Fallon, Cross Necklace- Vintage, Crystal Ring- Ylang23, the usual random vintage junk

...and by "Alone in Kyoto" I mean "Alone in Our New Apartment Building Here in Big D". But I looove that song (who doesn't love Air?), and the former title has a much better ring to it than the latter, eh? Joey and I have been fully celebrating our ability to longboard up and down the hallways and scream at each other as loud as we want (ha). Everyone else begins moving in tomorrow, and our awesome week as the sole residents of this building shall come to an end. Although technically we're more like squatters than residents. Joey and my dad are in apartment development, and getting to stay for free in the places they build is quite a perk. I deeply enjoy being asked where I live so I can reply with something super vague about "Joey and I squatting in some random building for now". Reactions are always amusing if I use my best sad and wistful voice. 
Anywho, I guess these photos are a demonstration of what we've been up to in our new digs. Sorry about the kinda boring outfit. I freaking love this UNIF top though. The part of Dallas where I live doesn't have very good shopping, so I was unbelievably excited to come upon the most amazing boutique, Blinc, literally right across the street. I walked in and immediately started hyperventilating- they carry tons of UNIF and Wildfox, and some other really interesting labels. The buyer is this adorable and sweet blonde pixie with amazing tattoos. I kinda want to be her when I grow up. I guess the point of that digression is if you're ever in Dallas, you must check Blinc out. And if you already live here- go. Like today. If only to pick up some rad UNIF pieces. By the way, Christine, of christeric/UNIF fame, seems like one of the coolest girls ever. And yes, I am aware of how stalkertown that sounds. 
Seriously though, my favorite aspect of this giant style blogging echo chamber is the fact that we all seem to really respect each other. Maybe I'm super naive and everyone is catty as hell (my head firmly in the clouds) but I really don't think that's the case. I absolutely love that when Taylor was on the French Vogue website I was probably more excited than her. Same thing with Madeline's lightning-fast rise to blogging success. I could go on and on. And I'm pretty damn sure that you people are just as happy for me when something cool comes my way. Imagine how horribly backbiting the whole thing could be- and I'm sure it is, sometimes. But overall I think Gloria Steinem would be proud as hell. 
That was a corny little digression. But I think it's true, and I think that's beautiful.

Oh! And now for the winner of the gorgeous Urban Revisions shredded scarf...the lovely and ethereal Nita-Karoliina! I can't wait to see how perfectly you style it, Nita. You people should totally check out her blog if you haven't already- it's definitely one of my daily reads.   

One last thing. I ordered the best shoes ever. I've been obsessing over those crazy Prada creeper-esque oxfords, and then I saw these on storets.com:


Only $85, I almost ordered them in brown and black, but settled on the black. IAMSOEXCITED. Hopefully their arrival coincides with the arrival (finally) of my One Teaspoon leather jogging shorts because there's no way that wouldn't be the basis of a perfect outfit.

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow, love your outfit and that is so cool that you get to stay for free! haha :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  2. Omg! How cool that i won! I usually never win :D

    Love that shirt. I was thinking of ordering it also by the way but i think it looks so much better on you!

    nita.karoliina@gmail.com

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  3. You look amazing, I love your style! :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  4. You are the best thing ever! I have so many things to say about this post:

    1.I want to use that photo of you on the longboard as wallpaper for my hallway. It is delightful!
    2. I totally agree with you on the blogging community thing. Everyone is just amazingly supportive and sweet. It really does feel like a community. And if you want to know a secret: my blog is not nearly as big as people seem to think it is. It's all smoke and mirrors. Shhhh...
    3. Britney and I also have a strange stalker fan-girl issue with Christeric. Britney says she once saw her in person here in LA and had to stop herself from running up and gushing.
    4. Related to #3, I have been coveting that UNIF shirt for months.
    5. I saw those shoes on Storets and fell in love, but then bought the Lanas instead. I am now kicking myself. They are megarad.

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  5. I love this outfit, you have such incredible style! Can't wait to see you style those shoes!
    Chelsea x

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  6. seriously the best part of blogging has been the way rad & kind people I've come across on the interwebz such as yourself. & speaking of being excited for other bloggers, I'm excited for this new shoe purchase of yours. I'm totally waiting for them to come in the mail to you so I can see those bay-bees on your feet in a post. xx

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  7. wow! love ur blog!



    http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.com/

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  8. that must be awesome having that whole place to yourselves! I certainly cant skateboard in my home but we dont have long hallways :(

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  9. gosh you are so insanely beautiful, I love your hair. just discovered your blog and its pretty amazing xxx
    following

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  10. by the way, which address i send my info or will someone contact me?:)

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  11. I absolutely Adore the prada. & am completely jealous of you capability of LONGboarding in the hallways. Lucky girl! But more importantly i need to get some prada! :P

    M.

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  12. wow love your hair and those shoes at the end AMAZING!

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  13. OH MY GOD, you are fantastic. These photos are fantastic. And those shoes!!! I want them. Your perfect white hair looks great in these.

    Your apartment is tight. My boyfriend and I broke up last week and I'm getting to move next month into a house with another girl... eek, I'm kind of excited. Moving is awful, but decorating is fun. And my place now sucks. I want to see photos of the inside of yours!

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  14. Those shoes are awesome and I can't wait to see them on you!

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  15. Oh, and also, I LOVE Air! Best sexy music.

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