Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nobody Tells This to People Who Are Beginners

On the verge of one of the bigger birthdays in my short life, I am making a list, not on paper - more so in my head, of things that are important to me.  I couldn't have thought of this list a year ago, and I will probably keep adding to it as more time passes.  But, I just thought I'd share this (completely UNcheesy) little thing I found with you...  Enjoy.

Love you, mean it


advice given by Nellie Windmill

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Of a Kind

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything or just maybe looking for something a little more unique?  Let me give you the gift of "Of a Kind."  OAK is an online store that selects a new artist each week to sell a limited edition product through OAK.

"Each week, we select one designer whose work we love to feature on the site. We share a series of stories about that designer—inspirations, personal life, taste, training, you name it—along with a limited-edition piece designed exclusively for Of a Kind... Editions range in size from five to 50 pieces, and each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity that’s signed and numbered by the designer. You can display it proudly wherever you wish."

Here are some of my favorites:

For Her:

For Him:

For the One Who Has EVERYTHING:

Check out more here.

Love you, mean it


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

birthday dress.. or holiday if you'd prefer...

When searching for the perfect birthday dress I've been peeping a few places - but one of my favorites is always the runway.  A girl can dream can't she??  And as always - I check YSL first.  Wouldn't that last black sparkle drop neckline dress be perfect for a birthday?

This past November marked 50 years of the YSL brand. Even though the man himself did not live to see the brand's birthday - his husband Pierre Berg√© did.  Divorced in 1976, they were re-joined in a civil union in Paris (a Pacte civil de solidarit√©) a few days before the designer died in June, 2008 (New York Times).

Being unable to afford an actual dress by the late designer my pursuit goes on...

Love you, mean it


R.I.P. YSL illustration done by Sophie Stephens

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Very BEST Gluten Free/Vegan Pie Crust Recipe... Seriously.

It's a sad but true - most of you will come home from the market today feeling dejected.  All you wanted was a little bit of familiarity this Thanksgiving.  And, to your utter dismay, the store was out of the only vegan / gluten free pie crust available.  More than one of us have come to the point of tears - wishing for just a moment that you could have a tiny sliver of the buttery crust pumpkin cheesecake that your aunt brought to dinner.  ALAS!  There is hope!

I come bearing the fruits & trials of many Thanksgivings past.  This kid tested, mother approved pie crust recipe is a conglomeration of a handful of recipes, sprinkled with a bit of my own baking magic (aka dumb luck).  Try it.  I GUARANTEE that if you don't like it - I'll eat my hat.  And like, a really good hat too.

Vegan Gluten Free Pie Crust
makes two 8" pie crusts

1/2 c crushed almond pieces
1/2 c + 2 Tbsp coconut flour
3/4 c quinoa flour
3/4 c rice flour
1/2 c cornstarch
2 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 c Earth Balance vegan margarine
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp ice water

In a food processor, combine flour, almond, salt and sugar until almond pieces are almost completely ground.  Add earth balance and pulse until almost combined.  Add water and pulse until just blended.  If need be, add a bit more water until texture is pliable and dough-like.  Divide in two, gather into a ball and press into a disc.  Roll out to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly rice floured surface and fit into an 8" pie pan.  You don't have to refrigerate until ready to use.  In fact, I like using it right away.

Love you, mean it


photo via what's cookin

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Star so light and star so bright

I'm going to be doing this today:

My New Roots - How to Make Nut Milk from My New Roots on Vimeo.

Something about the cold makes me want to cook and knit. Join me.

Some awesome finds:

are you afraid to prove yourself wrong? from forbes
holiday string lights (gimme!) via remodelista
can't stop listening to this song - no hidden message, just a brilliant beat and a killer voice

“Assumptions are the death of possibilities. ”
—James Mapes

Love you, Mean it.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Three Things I Like:

Number One
Wowch has new cat t-shirts:

Number Two
The Kitten Covers: record covers redone... with cats.

Number Three
Beat Up Creations: an Etsy shop specializing in recreated gradeschool photos.  You'll probably need like two or three for xmas prezzies.

Love you, mean it


Post via etsy, uo and the world

Luv AJ Heavy Metal Lover Lookbook Video from Claire Thomas on Vimeo.

This makes me wanna eat potato chips for like a week - so my a** (much like the grinch's heart) will grow three times bigger, so that I might be able to properly shake it during this video.

Hells to the yeah...

love you, mean it


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Meant to say 'Lemons'

Rodarte SS 2012 Casting Call from on Vimeo.


Reminds me of the interview that Rodarte did in the last issue of Lula.  BeeTeaDubs - making my way through the latest issue of Lula.  Really, what can't they do?

love you, mean it


post via fashionising

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I sometimes think this blog should be renamed: Girls Who Stare at Cats...  Emily Barton is a sucker for kitty pics.  Spesh when they have to do with fashion.  Cat fashionEven better.

So, when Aussie brand Stylestalker came out with their new Look Book - I was on it like catnip.

And the clothing is pretty cute too!

Who can guess what my new tattoo is going to be?

See more Stylestalker here.

love you, mean it


p.s. all photos from the stylestalker blog.  they are looking for a admin assistant - is it you? 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I want this shirt so much it hurts...

Check out the rest of Opening Ceremony's S/S 12 Look Book here.

love you, mean it



Valfre from tim k on Vimeo.

I am sooo painting my face like hers for Halloween.. This video gave me chills...

love you, mean it


p.s. post inspired by UO

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Forever Ever?

I don't eat - I don't sleep - I do nothing but think of you

NEW organic basics by Emma&Emilie

love you, mean it

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Genius living jewelry by Viola Living Jewels...

Love you, mean it


all photos via Viola Living Jewels

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blast Apart

heart the Antlers new record.

love you, mean it


Thrifty Mama

Hi, I'm here to tell you about Thrift Candy.  Mmm, candy.. NO!  Thrift Candy.  A lovely, sprawling, earthy blog about being a thrifty mom who loves (you guessed it): thrift stores!  Hey, me too (but not the mom part)!  Here are some images to give you a little taste:

Pretty sweet huh?

Also, I'm pretty sure her baby daughter is the best dressed person on the planet.


Love you, mean it


all pics via Thrift Candy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Campbell, Jeffery Campbell

A whole line of VEGAN Jeffery Campbell shoes!  What the what!?!

Available HERE.



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dirty Little Secret

The best blog slash post I've seen in a while comes from dirtylittlestylewhoree:


It's true you know, you can't please everyone and you can't expect everyone to always like your style, because they're not.  Even the top fashion icons of the world get criticized on certain outfit choices but none of that matters.  All that matters is how you feel in your clothes..."  -dirtylittlestylewhoree

I think about that a lot.  Especially when I remember how people teased me for what I wore all the way through freshman year of highschool.  I decided then - in order to fit in - that I wanted to dress "normally" (whatever that meant).  So I started buying clothes from American Eagle and Ambercrombie (ohhh, yes I did).  I realized that the clothes I wore didn't make people like me more - they just found other things to make fun of me for.  No amount of hiding behind logo shirts made me the same as them.  NOW, I embrace every aspect of my differentness.  I wear what I want - even when people look at me and say "Only you could pull that off" (thanks deeners!) and now it makes me smile :-)  Because wearing dresses over jeans is awesome - even if Karl and I are the only ones who think so.

love you mean it


all pictures via dirtylittlestylewhoree

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day / Night

Day /

Night /

All of these things with you...

Love you, mean it