Friday, October 21, 2011

Portlandia Party

My sister and I are incredibly close, we're partners in crime, roomies and best friends.  Last week she moved to Portland. I had to send her off in style so I threw a little going away bash for her and couldn't resist the opportunity to mock the Portland clich├ęs with a Portlandia themed party. Everyone had to wear plaid.

Beard banner and a woodland centerpiece. I served Shepherd's Pie and made cupcakes with birds on top.

Put a bird on it!

Bicycle stamps on the plates.

The cocktail recipe and mis-matched vintage glasses for Portland Punch.

Guests wore beards, they ate, drank and made merry and then they beat the crap our of a pinata (not very Portland but fun all the same).

Bye Dannie! 

Thanks to Amy for helping me with all the crafts and for taking these photos.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Red Tube Skirt

I've been cheating on my mini skirts with this stretchy piece of red fabric. The color and cling make it feel just as sexy as my thigh baring versions. I'm a below-the-knee convert (and apparently capable of minimalism).

  • Skirt : Ann Taylor
  • T-shirt & Cuff : Urban Outfitters
  • Shoes : Zara
  • Ring : Vintage

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


A few house keeping items.

I've been busy organizing the annual ACI Nouveau fundraiser, Phoenix readers should come out and support the amazing fashion collection at Phoenix Art Museum, I'd love to see you there.

It's finally cool enough to wear jeans. (H&M jeans, Marc Jacobs top, Zara platforms, Banana Republic earrings, Urban Outfitters cuff, Topshop ring).

I got some new shoes. (BCBG).

Friday, October 7, 2011

Art & Soul

I have an unbalanced, evening wear heavy wardrobe, and as much as I like to think of myself as some Bianca Jagger-like socialite, I don't honestly get to wear it as much as I'd like. I'm always looking for ways to make these sheer/glittery/long/elegant pieces less, well, sheer/glittery/long/elegant. This slip of a disco dress is such a pretty color and I love the way it catches the breeze, but it's so barely there that I can only wear it for very close friends, if you get my drift. So I layered it with a mini jersey dress and a military vest and made it day wear. Of course the damn mini dress kept riding up and I'm pretty sure I flashed the security guard in the parking lot while trying to adjust it, glamour eludes me yet again.

  • Dress : Vintage
  • Vest : Old Navy
  • Belt & Mini Dress : H&M
  • Booties : Forever 21
  • Bracelet : Urban Outfitters

This evening I'm off to Chaos Theory, an art show that my sister has a piece in, then I'll be shaking my arse around at the new Motown & Stax night at Cresent Ballroom, see you there?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lana Del Ray

Obsessed with this girl at the moment, I've been listening to Video Games and Blue Jeans on repeat for the last 3 weeks.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bandage Skirt

I popped in to one of my favorite vintage stores, Butter Toast, on Friday with an about-to-expire groupon burning a hole in my pocket. I found this spanx like skirt (god the 80's were unforgiving) and soft felt fedora and left a happy lady. 
The rest of the weekend was spent crafting beards and bird banners and shooting a campaign for a                        new jewelry line (all of which I will divulge in good time).

  • Skirt & Hat : Butter Toast
  • Top : Final Touch
  • Boots : Old Navy
  • Necklaces : Rumble & Spur