Sunday, November 23, 2014

Style Icon: Joan Jett

Joan Jett -- loud, sweaty, rock-n-roll tomboy. Her style is rough and messy and there's nothing girly about it.

Well, okay, she always has really great makeup, which is kind of girly, but bold, black eyeliner it's also really tough and hard. That eye makeup shows she is not to be messed with.

Joan Jett was huge in the '80s ("I Love Rock and Roll" anyone?), and she's still awesome today. She wears a lot of black leather these days, and totally works that look the way she used to work a T-shirt, jeans and chucks. And the dark eye makeup? Yeah, that's been consistent since possibly birth. I could totally picture Baby Joan Jett with some kohl liner. Joan Jett: A lifetime of being a style icon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Loving It

 Lately I've been loving...

1. My new purse (super orange!)

2. My baby sleeping on me

3. Thomas loving his great-grandma.

4. He also loves this toy so much, What do you call this thing? I got it for $10 at a consignment shop.

5. Best $10 I ever spent!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Polka dots always match polka dots

I start work today. My baby started going to daycare for a few hours a day two weeks ago so we could both get used to it. Thomas took to it just fine. I had a nervous breakdown. And I bought a polka-dot coat.

I did not need a coat, but I went stress-shopping at Target his first two-hour daycare stint, and I discovered this! And I was like: I am buying that to soothe myself. It worked for maybe five minutes, but the adorableness of the coat will last lots longer. This weekend, I wore it with polka dots because obviously. Thankfully, I am doing much better emotionally. Change is hard! I'm officially a working mom. So strange! Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Style Icon: Nina Simone

Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul, had mad style. 

She was gorgeous in an evening gown and heels as seen above... BUT...

My favorite Nina Simone is louder, sassier, more colorful and more accessorized.

I also think old pictures of her look so modern. Look at that outfit! Wouldn't you just love to wear that outfit? It doesn't look dated at all to me. (Although that could just be me. I do enjoy wearing some dated-looking clothing.) Maxi dresses are still the best. Bold necklaces? Still the best. Nina Simone? The best.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Rothko is my favorite artist ever. That is all.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Remix - Wide-leg jeans

My favorite jeans are my largest jeans. Sure, I own skinny jeans too and not-skinny-but-not-wide-leg-just-sort-of-in-the-middle jeans as well. But my favorite jeans? Yep. My wide-leg jeans.

I just feel so free in them, perhaps because of the lack of circulation restriction. I just feel so '70s and hip and relaxed. Plus they're great for dog walking!

And they're jeans -- America's number one neutral! They go with everything, and so I wear them with everything. It's almost like I'm being patriotic! God bless America, God bless wide-leg jeans.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Style Icon: Grace Coddington

If you have not already seen the documentary "The September Issue," I highly suggest you go watch it pronto. It's all about putting together a September issue of Vogue, and, for me, it's all about how fabulous Grace Coddington is.

Grace Coddington is the creative director of American Vogue, and she is a hoot to watch. She is so passionate about what she does and has such an excellent, romantic eye for editorials. She is Anna Wintour's right hand woman, and she's not afraid to stand up to her/complain about her, which I love.

She started out in the fashion business as a model. 

She was, of course, fabulous as a model. That face!

But I love her modern-day look the best. Bright red, big hair. Pale skin. All black. Style icon, for sure.