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

pretty please

if you happen to have some extra cash laying around and haven't gotten me a birthday present, here is one thing i really want. thanks so much!


last year's model

what better way to celebrate my impending birthday than to wear my birthday dress from last year? actually i think it might have been from 2-3 years ago but whatevaaaa. joe bought it for me at one of my fave stores in new york, pixie market (we lived there at the time) specifically to wear on my birthday!

about to go off to a shoe tradeshow for work…..heaven.


Thursday, May 27, 2010


snapped a couple of pics of some cuteness around our apt. i definitely would have to say my favorite is the newly christened girly girl shelf with my lula mags, perfume bottles and my miu miu sparrow pumps.









Wednesday, May 26, 2010

gonna dress you up in my love

for some reason it's easy for me to remember to post on chictopia, yet I always forget to blog 'em. here are some of my recent outfit faves. enjoy!

among the poppies in a vintage vest and top and camilla skovgaard shoes

cuddling with georgie in a betsey johnson dress

sparkley accessories

monochromatic ensemble from asos and vintage shoes

love this cotton candy-inspired top & pants from forever 21 with miu miu pumps

got this craycray print vintage dress in hawaii last summer. worn with jc alexas and golden retriever socks (!)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

spring shoes

kind of obsessing over some recent shoe purchases. really feeling the wooden 70's platform sandal situation in case you couldn't tell....likeeey?

vintage Kenneth Cole slingbacks

jeffrey campbell charli clogs

vintage bare traps ankle strap platforms

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

antique mall

last weekend we went to the antique mall in orange. not only was it the first day of "spring forward" but the sun was shining extra bright and hot so it felt exactly like a lovely summer's day. i snagged a few vintage tops, dresses, cups and trinkets, but the real fun was just looking at all of it. the "mall" we were in had 125 different stalls of beyond amazing goodies ranging from silverware to toys to clothes to furniture. some in pristine condition and some pre-loved. joe snapped a few pics when we were walking down the sun-drenched streets after the shopathon and right before our spanish feast...