Wednesday, April 9, 2008

DC for the Summer

So I thought I would share...I was offered a summer internship in DC with an organization I really really wanted to work for. I will be there for 2 months from June to August, but know absolutely nothing about the area. What are the up and coming neighborhoods to live in? Where are the fun areas to shop? What restaurants are good?
Where should I avoid when wandering around trying to find all of things mentioned above?
(photo from a graphic designer friend of mine who recently visited the area)

Promise Wedge

I'm getting ready for spring and bought a cute (super cheap!) pair of wedges from Forever21. Only $21.80.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Heartdrew Invisible Cities

These are really great shots under the chapter heading "Invisible Cities" from Heartdrew. Each one shows an incredibly different perspective of city life. Found this through fortysixth at grace.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Maria's Bungalow on AT

Catching up on my HouseTours on Apartmentherapy this morning, I came across Maria's Oh So You Bungalow. It is waaaaay too colorful for my taste (you should really check it out), but 2 more subdued photos really caught my eye. I would never have had the thought "Hm, I think I'll paint birds on the side of my house today..." but how cute are they?This looks like a vacation spot to me. I really like this area in the dark.

Gig Posters

Found this through Treasuring and am quite excited! I've been searching for something like this for awhile now. You can even search by band! I've been listening to a lot of Andrew Bird lately, and his posters are really very

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Erica Weiner at Urban Outfitters

Back in June '07 I posted about Erica Weiner's pretty necklaces. I was admiring some earrings at Urban last week and lo and behold they were Erica Weiner! Guess she made it big to be selling to Urban Outfitters. These are so pretty. I plan on making them my "I nailed down a summer internship" treat when that happens...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Leather Jacket at Ragstock

I've been perusing the internet for a leather jacket for some time now but came to the conclusion that you really need to try one on in person to see if it fits. So I wandered around Wicker Park today and tried on about 15 jackets, ending on this one for only $20 at Ragstock. It was a tough decision without anyone there to give me a 2nd opinion. A little more masculine than I had intended.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Blog's 1st Birthday

I just realized that it's been one year exactly since my first post. I started this blog as a creative outlet and as a way to store the ideas I had about decorating, fashion, and cooking. Thanks to everyone who has been reading and commenting. Your thoughts mean a lot to me!

Spring Cleaning

I'm on spring break until next week, and instead of going to the Bahamas, or Mexico or something like that I've decided to rearrange our living room! I made a little entertainment center out of the Ikea Billy shelves we have. I had to cut a hole in the back of one of them to fit the TV though. I guess that's one of the perks of not owning "real furniture" (we got those Billy shelves for free because they were here when we moved in). I took a large kitchen knife and literally sawed the back out of the cardboard shelf so that the TV would fit.

Monday, March 17, 2008

End Tables

I'm planning on doing a little spring cleaning/revamping of the apartment. This will give me a chance to find some things I'll need when I live on my own. So it's time for some end tables. But I'm wondering how much these should match your coffee table. I found these for $50 on Craigslist, pretty great huh?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hilarious Musical

Totally random, but if you had a week like mine you might need a little giggle.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Emikli Art

How pretty are these illustrations by Eugenia Tsimiklis? They are so girly, exactly what I feel like spring is going to look like. Also, I have made the decision to ditch the concept of roommates and get my own place starting in June and can not wait to put up art on the walls.from Happy Cavalier

Hello!!...and Puella

PHEWWW! I was gone a long time. I really missed you all, and am hoping you missed me too. I won't bore you with stories of staying up late writing papers, or about being quiz-master at pub quizzes to make extra cash. All I will say is that I recently discovered Puella and am loving their dresses. I wore the one above to my birthday party this weekend and am already trying to think of excuses to put it on again. (Macy's recently had a sale and many of their print dresses were half price!)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


These dresses are dangerous! Found through shopmyclosetblog, Grey Ant has some fancy stuff. I would love to wear one of these for a New Year's Eve Party, wouldn't you?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Collage Love

Collage might be one of my favorite art-forms. Found through Carpal Tunnel blog, French artist Clairen Carton is amazing. Check these out...
You can find much more artwork on her myspace page!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Chicago Views

Since there was a record high of 62 degrees in Chicago tonight, my sister had a bbq at her new condo in the city. What amazing views there were from the 25th floor!Also, this is my new camera, which has the most ideal setting for night photos, which I'm pretty excited about. Thank you to my Astoria-gentleman friend :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Vintage Desk

Ooph my Craigslist addiction has started again. I thought I had kicked my habit of perusing this site for hours in search of vintage furniture I can't afford, and might not even need, but no, I'm back at it. How beautiful is this desk? For $200...those handles...those legs...I love it!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

I've resolved to do more cultural things in 2008. I'm going to start with the Art Institute in Chicago, which is currently exhibiting Girls on the Verge: Adolescence, a collection of photography portraying girls in those awkward years.--"Adolescent girls find themselves on the cusp between girl and woman, child and adult. It is a time of physical and emotional changes, of yearning for freedom while secretly cherishing constraints, of finding the pleasures as well as the terrors of one’s own appeal to the world."--
Reading the description of this exhibit got me thinking...The early-mid 20's are a lot like adolescence aren't they?
Picture from flickr.
Resolution #2: Make it through my 2nd adolescence with more grace and less drama than my 1st.