Sunday, December 25, 2011

Melody Day

Happy Holidays!


Having a lovely Christmas eve lunch at our local Organic Market.
I've been watching a lot of 70's movies lately and felt inspired to wear these killer boots I had tucked away.
The bag is a recent find. Have a warm loved filled Christmas everyone!

Silk grey dress
70's sienna boots
Vintage bag
St John Cardigan

Listening to: Caribou - Andorra

Wardrobe Photos by Aaron Bledsoe

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chanel please!

I've been on the hunt for a eyelash curler for some time. 
Never settled on any until I saw this one. 
How gorgeously fun to have a CHANEL one. 
I have long lashes already so it's more of a frivolity. 
Sometimes a girl has to treat herself right?

It's light weight, sleek, and does it's job perfect.

All watercolor and handwriting by me

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Caught in a wave

Surf it...
California winter..
My current makeup..Super easy..Throw hair up in a bun and go...Isn't this hairpin awesome!
I love the silliness of this Knit surf sweater. Perfect for this cold cali winter! I thought it extra interesting to pair up with a glam satin skirt.

Listening to: Junior Boys- So This Is Goodbye

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I always think of thanksgiving as as snug sweater day. That and the fact that it's so cold out. I found this just in time for the festivities! Have a great turkey day with all your loved ones!

Gold beaded sweater
pleated skirt
white silk blouse
Gold givenchy wedges

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sycamore tree

The trees are a blaze with colors. I'm set on taking more park strolls.
This is one of my favorite finds lately. A super thin wool trench. A bit too thin for the cold but works with layers perfectly.

Forest green velvet dress
Taupe trench
Stubbs & Wootton palm mules

Listening to: Twin peaks- Fire walk with me

Friday, November 18, 2011

What the water gave me

 Rainy day in the blue room...
Chilly rain equals snug sweaters, tea, and dance party of one..

 I just got the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in La Somptueuse. It's so very lovely.

Wine velvet gown
Pink wine dyed top
Dusty rose mauve cozy sweater
Vivienne Westwood wings
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick - La Somptueuse

Listening to: Florence and The Machine

Friday, November 11, 2011

Spanish omelette

It's pouring rain outside and this seems like the perfect comfort food. I picked up these water and salt olives at the local farmers. I added these hot peppers for some spice and ended up crying for most of my meal!
Organic Omega 3 eggs, Cherry tomatoes, Green olives, Steamed broccoli, Spinach
Flax coconut Grainfree flat bread & Hot peppers

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Encom II

I'm seriously so grateful for all the amazing pieces I acquired from my friends late aunt. Here is a velvet vest that I layered on top of my leather jacket. 
Vintage velvet beaded vest
Leather zipper jacket
Cream silk blouse
Plum Pleated skirt
Stella McCartney boots
Vintage crosses

Listening to: Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy


Already fantasizing about spring 2012. Lots of navy, lavender and stripes. Here are some inspiring pieces from my closet. I also found another pair of Stubb & Wootton's! These were 1.99! Amazing...I can't believe how comfortable these slippers are. It's like walking on clouds.

Vintage french ribbons
Gorgeous satin navy Ferragamos
Avant garde striped bolero
Stubb & Wootton slippers
Nautical vintage cape
Lavender princess cut dress
Vintage mesh bag

Listening to: Alif Tree- French Cuisine

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dead Can Dance

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween and Día de los Muertos! I spend the afternoon testing out Chanel's Les Exclusifs. I decided N°18 suits me the best. A trip to the Chanel Boutique is always a good thing. My fascination with blue skulls carried over to today's creative ventures. I sketched out this skull for the spirit of Halloween and was inspired to create some goodies at my local bead store.

I did a spur of the moment DIY with these cool skull beads that are highly similar to Pamela Love's skull necklaces.I chose a copper chain for the blue and gold for the green. I can't wait to make more things with these!

Listening to: Dead can dance - A passage in time

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chocolate and lace

Some mornings I crave the strangest things. Take for instance, goats cheese apple flat breads topped with dark chocolate on a bed of spinach. Paired with my Holy Mate tea. Trust me it was delightful! I usually avoid all grains so I have to get creative in the kitchen. I make these pancake/flat breads out of coconut flour. I use them for sandwich, pancakes, pizza dough substitutes. They are tiny and perfect for one. You can make them sweet or more salty bread like depending on the oils and milk you use. Coconut oil and coconut milk lean towards a sweeter result. Olive oil and hemp milk are more salty bread like. My favorite is a Spring olive oil by Sciabica. It has a buttery aftertaste that mixes well with the coconut flour. This is my current favorite 85% dark chocolate by Alter Eco. It's very low in sugar and has no emulsifiers.

Grain free Coconut flat-breads

1 TBSP freshly ground flax seeds + 3 TBSP water
1 TBSP Coconut flour
1 TBSP Coconut milk 
1 TBSP Sciabica Spring Olive oil
Sprinkle of Pink salt

Mix together and cook on a oiled cast iron hot plate like a pancake

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


These quirky Stubbs & Wootton palm tree needlepoint slippers are a recent find. A bargain at 2.99 for a 400.00 shoe! This is my favorite October dress. I found it in a vintage linen box that my friend gave me. The pearls are also from his aunts collection. Dear Agnes had great taste!  Perfect for a dreamy late evening picnic.

 Gorgeous trim!
 I got this painterly James Jean tote a while back. I love the delicate look.
 October has the most incredible skies..
Listening to: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder