Sunday, May 5, 2013


I am back. I am ready to rock. To prove it, I am posting a band I recently discovered. I can't get enough of her smoky, raw, soulful voice. Her band, Cold Specks, opened for Jim James in Ashville, NC when I went to see them and it took everything in my being to simply crumple into a sobbing ball over her beauty.


I am starting a new blog, with a new name, and a new url. The new name is "Disaster at the Dry Cleaner" and I should have it up and running soon. This will not only be a place to write, but a place to curate. In addition, I am going to be able to update all the DIY's to the home we just purchased. I am so excited.

Monday, January 9, 2012

one more music post before I am done.

I should not like this. (repeat)

But I do.

Does liking The Pierces make me a bad person?

I would like to blame it on my recent obsession with pale pink lipstick, but *sigh* I can't. I just REALLY like them.

First,The Site:

Second: The youtube videos

Saturday, December 31, 2011

All day...

So remember awhile ago when I blogged about Girl Walk//All Day? The film is finally completed and they even have a trailer! They have posted the entire work here on Vimeo.

I get a little choked up watching it. I can't put my finger on why. I guess I miss New York.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

lana del rey.

Sorry it has been so long. I hope I am a welcome "edition" to your reader and if not, well, blurgh. I am actually going to give this frequent blogging a shot. After three and a half amazing months in New York I can say, with confidence, that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks and this old dog has a few up here sleeve.

Now on to the real reason I wanted to post:

W Magazine has been my bible of late. It helped me locate the perfect monogramed satchel, find a beautiful ring fit for my birthstone and introduced me to Lana Del Rey. To sum her up in one word would not do her justice but if you held a gun to my head and demanded I would say... haunting.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Letter of the day is: S for Skinny

I don't know about you, but lately, I have found myself daydreaming about what I will wear when I am once again skinny. Don't get me wrong, I am not going to put my style life on hold due to obesity but there is a certain modesty (or something life that) that I must maintain.

Today I found three piece via nasty gal that I simply need to put in my "What did you do? You lost so much weight" file.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thankfully. I now have no excuse

So, I know i have been incredibly absent from the blog. I would be surprised if I had any followers left. With that said, due to some major upcoming changes in my life, a recent purchase and a temporary move to the best city in the world, I am back.

So here is the deal:
1. I am temporarily relocating to New York City for work. I will there from September to December.
2. I purchased an iPad because of this trip. I am blogging from it now. This means I can blog from anywhere.
3. I have started the process of losing the 50 lbs I have gained. I know! I know, 50 lbs. Gaaawwwd. Gross.

So there we go. I will still continue to blog about all things fashion but I might be updating you about weight loss. To be honest with you i started a weight loss blog awhile ago but I had a hard time getting into it. I look at weight loss and diet as a necessary evil to fit into the designer duds I plan on picking up at sample sales across Manhattan, not something to dwell on and focus my entire life around. If I am going to lose the weight and keep it off I can't be an extreme food nazi. I think I am just going to give up meat. Oh and walking to and fro will also help. I think

So, welcome to my new journey. I am looking forward to having you along for the ride.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

dude where is my dress?

I want this. NOW.
Mara Hoffman - Embroidered Bustier Dress

Find it here.

Do you ever have something occur that knocks the wind out of you?


Me too.

I am still struggling to wrap my arms around it. I am trying to act normally, but I am still reeling a bit. How does one move past something quickly - because to be completely honest that is ALL I want to do.

Ok. enough about me and more about what I am listening to....


Sunday, April 10, 2011

my brand new. bag

I totally bought a new bag.

Really.. I literally have a "brand new bag".

Drum roll... thank you Frassy Rags


God love it. Seriously. God Loves Yellow Highlighter Clutch Purse

my new hair.

I am getting my hair done next Friday. I have not highlighted my hair in FOREVER. I don't want my hair to look unnaturally streaky. I have had an itch to make some changes to my look. I am going to grow out the ol' bangs (I think) and go with a different color. Nothing too drastic or streaky. I will be brining my stylist this picture of The Man Repeller's new hair color.

Here are her before and afters:




When I was young, I hated gold. I thought it was tacky. I never understood why a yellow metal would cost more than classic sterling silver, although believe me, I was not complaining. Fast forward 10 years and here I am ... BATHED in golden baubbles and menwear watches. So you can imagine the sheer joy I felt when I read this post on The Man Repeller. I instantly fell in love with the necklace she was wearing. A perfect piece to wear with a beautiful dress to cocktail party (I have just the one in mind) or with a heather grey tricotton racerback tank from American Apparel.

Here are some of my favorites:

Annabelle Bracelet 0 18 KT recycled gold vermeil $175)

"Tiny Bang" 18 KT Gold Vermeil $135

Baby Brass - 18 KT gold vermeil $135
(I think Tiny Bang and Baby Brass would look amazing layered)
Ariel Baby Octopus Ring - 18 KT gold vermeil -$290

Eve Necklace - Sterling Silver Plated and 18 KT gold vermiel - $350

Find ALL these pieces PLUS some at

I also have found a pair of shoes, shorts and a tank that I felt I just HAD to share with you dear reader. I would like to thank TIBI for these beautiful gems. Find them here.

Solid Pant: $246

Silk CDC Cami in Cornhusk - $158

Barque Shoe - Textured Linen - $290

What am I listening to right now?

Friday, April 1, 2011

yes, another blog about nail polish....

I know I acknowledged my addiction to nail polish in this post. I told myself I would stop. I really, really, really tried. But I broke down and bought yet another nail #winner.

Essie has really outdone it self.

See for yourself.

image credit:

What am I listening to with my killer nails?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Peach filled dreams...

So I have been on the hunt for the perfect silk shirt. Much to my displeasure, the only shirt that satisfies my idea of the perfectly placed silk shirt is one by Equipment.

That is right... the only shirt I truly like is almost $200.

Which, BTW, makes me incredibly mad.

Here is it... in all its glory...

So what should I accesorize this bad boy with?

My new found love for curb bracelets and friendship bracelet "floss".


Ok, so I love making friendship bracelets... I am wearing a poorly made one now. As my co-worker so aptly put it...

"It looks like a third grader tried to strangle a cricket with colorful thread and it ended up as a knot on your wrist..."

Which means:

Tonight, I am going to drink beer and make another. I am thinking blue, green and peach. MK and DSS might want to watch out... because I might be slinging a bracelet or two your way. I expect you to wear then daily and if not... I will be so insulted that we can no longer be friends.

(as if).

What am I listening to?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

One more thing...

Looking over my blog I realized that I have not posted any fashion related posts in awhile.

I promise to do that more.

Cross my Heart and Hope to die.


Mash-Up Saturday.

I woke up this morning after a fantastic night out with friends (both new and old) in the mood to cuddle up, watch some bad television and read the New York Times Magazine on my Blackberry.

And thank goodness I did.

I found an article on Jacob Krupnick and the amazing film he is creating. Rooting from a freelance promo video for a footwear show, which casting was posted on Craigslist with the promise of pizza as payment, he found Anne Marsen.

Anne is a dancer. A righteous, epic dancer.

Because of this, Krupnick thought she would be the perfect person for his next project - a homage to the mash-up. Using the entire "All Day" album by Girl Talk (download immediately - you have no excuse it is available FREE on GT's website )
Anne danced her way through New York. After much editing Krupnick posted an 8 minute promo video in order to raise money for the entire project. The video "Girl Walk // All Day" gained followers at an astounding rate and within 6 days, using, Krupnick was able to raise $14,000 for the project.

I have included the "Girl Walk // All Day" video below for your viewing pleasure as well as a link to the original article


ps. You can still back the project on I did. A $50.00 donation got me not only the satisfaction of supporting an awesome project but also pretty sweet perks like this ..

Receive a limited edition poster (image coming soon!) + "Associate Producer" credits in the film and on the website + DVD + 1 invite to the opening + project updates.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

If you liked it then you should have put a bird on it...

I have been watching a lot of Portlandia lately and let me tell you... I LOVE IT.

Here is a favorite.. also, seriously, if you liked it then you should have put a bird on it.

Now.. what am I listening too? Something weird. Possibly.