Monday, May 30, 2011

did i ever tell you about my obsession?

So I have this really unhealthy obsession with the Australian surf brand Insight51. Since their American debut in 2008, I have spent way too much money on their clothes and bikinis. I own atleast three items from each season since. Embarrassingly enough I've also written them fan mail....

Here are some pieces I want from this Spring and Summer seasons.
From top down: About A Girl Maxi, Die in Vail Tee/Drunk and Disorderly Shorts, Universal Traveler Tee, Stay Free Tank, Escape with Peace Bikini and Dazed Bikini

all images Insight51

sunglasses ray ban | dress insight51 | wedges farylrobin | purse vintage from mom

Out with mom to sell some clothes at a local second hand boutique Mustardseed.
I sold a few things, they've gotten increasingly picky over the years which is kind of frustrating. However I'm going to try my luck at another second hand shop, Reddz Trading. I've heard they are less picky but you get less $$.
As we say in Bio there's always a trade off!

Friday, May 27, 2011

back in suburbia

out for a day of grocery shopping with mom


sunglasses ray ban | tee loomstate | shorts hollister | shoes minnentonka
bag marc jacobs

Monday, May 23, 2011


It's been a long time since I've had a moment like this. One in which you want to do everything in your power to hold on to the experience of right now.

Right now couldn't be better. I'm spending my final night of my third year at Oberlin College, camped out on the south facing roof of Johnson House. What an amazing place to live, it's been a brief six weeks, but I think essential in bringing me out of this rut. I wish I had taken more pictures of my room furnished and decorated.




Good bye third year, good bye past. J house 204 I will miss you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

miss unkon AW 2011

i love love love love this

images miss unkon
another prospective dress

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master..."

-Elizabeth Gilbert

I have yet to read Eat, Pray, Love it's on my book list. I am hoping that it will help give me some insight into what and how I've been feeling in the past year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

love the applique

Stolen Girlfriends Club SS 2011/12
images vogue australia

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

changed 3x before i finally decided on this:



shirt insight | shorts old navy | shoes farylrobin

This is my all time most favorite shirt. Funny story, this shirt has been on all over the country DC to Seattle, then to Alaska, somehow getting swooped up to SanFran and then safe and sound back to Ohio.

Check out the wings on the back.

Also I am suuuuper proud of my clothes line, in my room.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


how did i miss this??
doc martens x sanrio

image nitrolicious

i want ALL of these, that would cost $312

images dEliA's

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

parents days

I just ordered this for a father's day gift:

Going to get some of this for my mom:

I'm not sure what I'm going to make yet but I'm pretty excited to go home and break out the Bernina! I feel so utterly frustrated right now, I just want to make and create and design all day every day! But instead I have to go to class and learn about Electrophilic Acyl Substitution and Arenes.

images purlsoho

these make me giggle

tarina tarantino's newest

images 80s purple


i want:

Joe's Jeans Brenda II- 129
Steve Madden Troopa- 79
Comme des Garcons clover embossed zip wallet- 209
MiniMarket Lace up cut out- 285

images nordstrom, steve madden, tobi, solestruck

Monday, May 2, 2011

spring prints

there is so much going on in my head, design wise. i wish i was more comfortable drawing so i could get some of my ideas down on paper. here is my latest obsession: liberty spring prints. i especially like these more geometric patterns.

images from purlsoho