Tuesday, May 24, 2011

diane's new do

the last time diane birch was in the store, she was sporting a chic new shorter haircut. i thought it looked so cute on her and then a few days later, she changed her facebook pic with her long locks to this one.

i would be lying if i said she wasn't an inspiration to my new haircut!

what do you think of her new shorter cut?

Friday, May 20, 2011

le dream car

yes, i would like one in black please!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

iris season

oh iris, where have you been all my life? if i had discovered the likes of you at say 14 or 15, i truly believe things could have been so much different for me!

that's right, i have recently discovered the person that is iris apfel. a 90 something year old former interior designer and business woman from queens, new york.

remember a few weeks ago when i said that i know what i want to dress like when i am older? well this is pretty much it. i just didn't know someone was already doing it. but that's ok, i'm not disappointed, now i just have my own muse.

you know how i have also mentioned my weird frenchie/southwestern design mix? well now i see that i'm not so off the wall after all.

many days when i get dressed for work, i have a really hard time deciding whether i want to channel coco chanel or frida kahlo. usually i pick a safe version of one or the other. but now, i almost feel that i can do both. oh how freeing it is!

here is my outfit today. with my new hair, i feel like a mix of iris and anna wintour. this is my turquoise collection with my favorite tasha polizzi tijuana jacket.

and check out her house. i love it. and while i do like things a little darker and less flowery, i really like a lot of the individual items she has. i would just style them differently.

i even have a similar setee to this one. unfortunately, our big dog ripped the fabric on it and i have been completely undecided about how to recover it. but i'm loving this ikat she has used on her setee. it would work perfect in my house.

photos of iris by the boston phoenix and architectural digest

Monday, May 9, 2011


i'm at a loss...how incredible are these images from laduree?

a few months ago, i came across this poster of macarons from laduree on rdujour.

then last week on besotted, i came across this image of a laduree truffle box with a little frenchie on it.

oh laduree, you are killing me! first the macarons, then the cute dogs. oh what is a francophile girl to do right now when she is nowhere near paris? le sigh!

Friday, May 6, 2011

new do

we had a birthday party in the park last weekend and lorenzo finally took a picture of me with my new hair. here i am with my baby girl lucie.

next week i have another hair appointment to cut it even shorter. i feel like it needs a little length off the back to make it less mushroomy and a little more edgy.

anyway, sorry it's taken me so long to get this posted. i don't really like to have my picture taken all that much. i'll try to get one up sooner than later after my next cut.

i hope you all have a great weekend. we are having a catherine deneuve film fest here in town so i hope to get out for some classic frenchie films!

and to all the momma's, have a very happy mother's day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

summer staples

we have now had a few nice days here in portland so i feel i can officially start planning my summer wardrobe staples now. i'm not going too crazy this year but i am stepping out a little (a very little) on my usual dress, especially since i don't really like shorts. i guess since we have had such an extremely wet winter, shorts may very well be in order this summer. and that brings me to staple number one...

yes, i will definitely be needing some bronzer, at least at the beginning of the summer. and while the lancome flash bronzer is not long lasting (i sweated it all off in bikram yoga last night), it does have a really natural look and is great if you need it for a special occasion. i swear by this one and have been using it for years.

while i am obsessed with vintage christian dior sunglasses, i have had a hard time finding just the right style for me so now i am considering some new chloe glasses. they have a retro look but are updated for today. i would take either one of these two pair.

lately i've really been wanting a pair of overalls but since they tend to be a little frumpy, i've decided overall shorts are the way to go, definitely a little more fitted than baggy, too.

and i really have turned my signature weekend look into wearing striped shirts, i love them and can dress them up or down. i would like both of these by petit bateau please!

these cute little cleo denim shorts are perfect too. i definitely will be needing some of these.

and i love the hasbeens for h&m clogs. i don't know if there are any left but i will for sure find some cute red clogs like these for the summer.

my converse sneakers are getting a little worn out so they may need replaced as well. i just can't decide on black or white. what do you think?

what are you all planning on wearing this summer?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

coco + kate

i have been meaning to post these great vintage posters from the musical coco, starring katherine hepburn. i found them over on rdujour. don't you just love them? i thought they would look fabulous on my blog!

with the resurgence of all of the coco chanel inspired films that have come out recently, it would be great to see a classic like this, originally starring kate for a brief run before she bowed out of the production.

i guess if i won't be able to see the broadway production any time soon, i'll have to read the book by alan jay lerner.