Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28- Blogiversary

Today is my 2nd blogiversary. I don't have anything thoughtful to say today.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

silence is golden

I realize the content of this blog has sort of switched focus recently- from knitting to other randomness, fashion, and personal stuff. Part of the reason for that is because my knitting for the past month has been solely focused on Upper East Slouches to put in my etsy store. This week, though, I decided to deviate a little from the plan to try out another pattern I've been kicking around. Pictured here are my prototype gaiters, which I may of may not be producing a ton of this spring, depending on my reception by the etsy crowd....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happiness is... new beauty products

FYI, for anyone interested in makeup:

Yesterday I noticed my coworker rocking some gorgeously long, natural-looking lashes. When I asked her what new mascara she was wearing she told me it was this stuff, which she'd read about in a magazine. The brush and formula gave her excellent individual lash definition, was smudge-proof enough for her to put it on her bottom lashes, and didn't give her the feeling that her lashes were shelaced together. Having long suffered with inferior mascara products, and always up for a drugstore makeup binge, I rushed off to buy myself some. While there, I happily discovered that the mineral makeup craze started by Bare Escentuals seems to have reached the bargain brands. I'd wanted to try this stuff for a while, but didn't really feel like shelling out major cash. Physicians Formula offered the perfect solution for me- their Organic Wear line. I bought their loose powder in beige for $13.95 or something, and tried it today. It coats evenly and feels creamy on, and matches my skin tone perfectly (which never happens)! I'm totally obsessed.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008


Cinder became very attentive when he learned that I was eating edamame. This dog loooooves edamame!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Note to self....

...I love, love, love these looks and must copy them for myself ASAP!

The above are from Yigel Azrouel
(though, is it just me or are the men's looks way more casual than the women's?)

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Anna Sui
(yeah, just one item...but it's awesome, esp. the sleeve construction from the back view)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I heart Amy Poehler

I have to admit, that while I was routing for Jillian on the fourth season of Project Runway, in the end I liked Christian's final collection the most. Amy Poehler doing Christian on SNL is hi-larious.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Button Up Cowl FO

I quickly knitted this button-up cowl the other night, using a skein of Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky in a lovely Dandelion color. I just added the buttons last night, and I think I'll wear it all weekend! I love it.

I spotted this lovely knit cowl/hood on the Sartorialist's coverage of Paris fashion week. I love the faded look of the piece, and the way it is both structured and soft-looking.

Friday, March 07, 2008

...wait! I know that face!

Blah. It's been so boring this week at work. I was just catching up on Sartorialist's blog, daydreaming about working in the fashion industry when I noticed a familiar face! My friend A, who DOES work in the fashion industry, was captured during Paris fashion week. Go, A! You look adorable, as usual.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

I am Jack's sneering revenge

I had such a horrendous work week. Luckily, I'm an emotional shopper, and was able to quickly remedy my woes with purchases. Above: ebayed Marc by Marc Jacobs pendant watch, ebayed fabulous dead stock coat, and Dolce Vita granny boots.