Thursday, April 7, 2011


i love this skirt! i got it from for like nothing on sale. when I hold it open like that it resembles one of those paper streamer strings that you make of little people when you're a kid...know what i mean?

haven't worn these shoes in awhile. they felt must less stilty than i remember

i have a lot of love for my ring collection these days. should probably give my nails a little love as well..

sunglasses: retro superfuture
top: ModCloth
skirt: asos
shoes: sam edelman
rings left to right: ModCloth, ModCloth, Adina Mills, Vintage, Adina Mills
nails: china glaze teal crackle over orly's goth

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

open the door

seriously though. i really want to start posting here more. i'm having too much fun right now to use something as silly as "not having time" as an excuse to not capture/share it on here.

this picture is from a recent buying trip to Chicago for a tradeshow. i felt like a doll in a dollhouse posing in front of this random painted wall in Logan Square.

lovely sidenote: i almost died on the way there! okay maybe i'm being a tad dramatic but it really felt like it! we were stuck in a thunder/lightning storm that never seemed to end. i've never been shaken so hard and seen lightning that close to my head. anyway, within 36 hours it was super duper sunny and the sky was gorgeous.

like i said, i'm going to TRY to write more, but can't make any promises. thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


some great product pics snapped last week at mitsuwa marketplace, an old fave for snacks and amusing packaging.

basically just what you see here: butter, eggs, salt. verdict: yeah, weird.
loved these containers so much. especially right next to each other (!!) i want to hug those moomins!
no idea but possibly delicious
if i thought the candy inside would look like the pastry outside, i would have bought it.

loved the packaging here...i just didn't trust myself with that much candy.
can't even handle this at all.
favorite chips!! 1. heart shaped. 2. veggie flavors. 3. waffle texture. 4. no msg. 3. SMILEY VEGGIES ON PACKAGE

uhm, no.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

dear vintage platform shoes with heart cutout:

why must you exist and be in my size and be $100?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

the stuff dreams are made of






once upon a time, there were the most gorgeous swoon-worthy miu miu pumps. they were satin, printed with delicate sparrows and even fit perfectly (hard for a girl with a size 5.5 foot!). sounds perfect right? there was only one issue: the price tag. i had never made THAT much of an investment in anything (except a trip to japan?) so i tried to forget about them...key word: tried. a few days passed and i couldn't stop dreaming about them. and to make matters worse i continued to google them furiously and all i kept reading about was how quickly they were selling out!

in the middle of this whole shoe-dream fiasco another fantasy was beginning to come to life: i found my dream job and applied immediately! i was lucky enough to hear back within 24 hours that they wanted to meet with me! I was seriously on cloud nine! as I'm sure all of you know, it's extremely difficult to find a job right now, let alone the perfect job with the perfect company in YOUR city! as shocking as the whole situation was to me, i also had this extreme intuitive feeling that i would in fact get the job. is that weird? i guess i just felt it was too perfect for me so i knew it had to be mine...kind of like the shoes!

SO, i had this crazy idea: to buy these shoes for my future self as a reward for getting the job. i realize it sounds crazy (because it was) but it felt so right! the next day i marched over to nordstroms and bought the shoes (on my credit card) i had lusted over for weeks and had tried on repeatedly (yes this situation slightly resembles the guitar purchase in wayne's world-"it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine"). next came the hard part: not wearing the shoes until i had the job (i actually pretended i would return them if i didn't get it-HAAAA). i got home took them out of the box, cleared off a shelf and put them out on display. this display served as a huge source of inspiration in so many ways for the coming weeks. i don't know what was more amazing- the fact that i actually owned them or how gorgeous and impeccable they were!

two months later and here i am! i did it! woohoo! i was offered/accepted the job on friday and i start in just under two weeks as a Designer Relations Manager at ModCloth and I couldn't be more excited!!






My name is Samantha, and I'm addicted to vacations. Everytime I go on one, even just for the weekend, I get caught up in the romantics of it all and begin to dress and act like I'm on vacation. It's really not a bad thing I suppose. Until I start booking various cruises and safari trips...

Fresh off our weekend getaway to Palm Springs (such a great time) I found myself replicating outfits I wore last summer in Maui (this outfit is one of them). I love it there so much and hopefully one day we can have a winter home there. For now, I'll just wear festive maxis and pretend I know the hula.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

speaking of completely unrealistic birthday wants

(chloe sevigny for opening ceremony, image courtesy of stylefrizz)

yeah i'm gonna need these bow shoes in either mule or ankle strap version