Saturday, August 14, 2010

all eyes on asos

all from


Say hello to the Curvate Corset Dress which I have been eyeing and unabashedly drooling over on via VPL.
It's just so perfect. Daytime, nighttime, cocktail party, interview, it's just grand. And I especially like the nudey, bare colours since fall is right around the corner. It just needs to be mine. Now to drop $150...

Friday, August 13, 2010

purple people

I ended up walking 4 miles yesterday (which I probably do a whole lot more of in NY) and hopped over to the Salvation Army for a little tete-a-tete with the racks. I picked, sorted, snubbed and loved a few pieces but when it came down to it I just stuck to the ones that really screamed 'TINAAAA'. And so the register rang. I managed to take home 2 silk tops, an oversized military button down, 2 pairs of silk slacks and, printed shorts and a crazy looking oversized blazer...oh and 2 dead watches. Yeessss.

So with all of this I really wanted to start working on building items for my future store. With all good and productive intentions I decided the purple slacks indeed needed a change. They are now shorts! I'm always inspired by the swishy, silky shorts and pants specifically used in Dries Van Noten's runway lines and I just felt like every girl wants a pair of swish and soft semi-formal shorts in their wardrobe.

I'm still working on hemming the raw edges and shortening them a bit, here's a sneak peak at some of what I have done today:

before ^

after-ish ^

More to come!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

on the homefront

Decided to come back to Maryland for a couple of days for some very much needed one-on-mom time.
I feel like it recoups the soul. Always puts things into perspective. However, I never forgot about the massive deals
while here so I did a bit of ye old shopping. Purchased a nifty pair of dusty Texas boots (as seen below) as well as my usual
make up and 2 pairs of cheap ass but lovely looking jeans. Cheers!

More to tell when my brain begins to function properly once more.