Yesterday was a big happy day for me and now I'm off to celebrate for a while. I'm also working on a new blog design, which is super exciting, but consuming the free time I would otherwise use for making collages, mood boards, and blog posts. 

In short, BRB.

The Perfect Summer Dress

WAYNE dress (size 4) | MANSUR GAVRIEL mini bucket | NEWBARK sandals (run super small) | CELINE sunglasses


You know the feeling where there aren't enough hours in the day, but there are so many exciting things you want to do and accomplish, and they'd totally happen, but first you have to deliver top notch work at your full time job, and find time to be sociable, and then, you can come home and work on your pet projects? That's where I'm at. I'm fulfilled and excited by what's on my plate and by what I continually push myself to do in addition. Why am I stating that here? Because I consider this a fun extra curricular that I continue to be excited to contribute to in my free time.

Yes, analytics and other "blogging tips and tricks" would tell me that I should post often and monetize this and that whenever possible. But I just say no to all of that. Just no. Back when I started this blog in 2006-2007 I was just looking for a place to put whatever was in my head out on a public space and see if anyone shared the same ideas thoughts, or hey, even challenged them sometimes. So no, I'm not going to exploit this with links just to pad my bottom line. As I've always done, I will only show you what I feel is truly worthy of a recommendation. When I've got nothing worthy to say I'm not going to post. All you have to do is not give up on me like the handsome but troubled son in American Beauty said to his father in that one dramatic scene after he was caught peepin' the neighbors.

Wednesday Muse: Kelly Mittendorf

This tousled, casual queen.

The Importance of Tailoring

I had this Zara dress tailored to fit my body better and I seriously think I get more compliments on it than other more pricey designer dresses. It just goes to show that when it comes to shopping at Zara you can find real gems if you're vigilant about purchasing quality fabrics (this dress is 100% cotton/linen) and being careful to fit your body right. In this case, the straps were a little too long for my height (being 5'3" is kind of a pain because almost everything is too long, AMIRITE) so I took them to The Best Tailors in SF, San Francisco Tailors. SF people! Go to Sally: She will treat you right and do even the impossible. For example, Sally is currently tailoring my Kiini swimsuit, which seemed like a silly request when I got there, but Sally was all business and so nice about fitting it to my body during my lunch hour. 

In short: tailoring makes clothes look expensive. So, like, do it!