Saturday, February 28, 2009

To let go isn’t to forget, not think about, or ignore. It doesn’t have any feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret. Letting go isn’t winning or losing. It’s not about pride. It’s not about obsessing or dwelling on the past. It isn’t about loss and it’s not defeat. To let go is to cherish memories, but to overcome and move on. Letting go is accepting. Letting go is having the courage to accept change. Letting go is growing up."
(via overflowing) (via aberjona) (via diet iced me)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Big Love

I've come to determine that I am generally not a big project/sweater knitter.
Or I haven't been -- got away with not knitting
a single adult-sized sweater in 2008.
I aim to change that this year though, and to that end I've set a (modest for many, but pretty lofty for me) goal of knitting a sweater for myself each season.
I started knitting with dreams of shelves stacked high with
big, cuddly, custom sweaters of every color,
and it turns out that I've mostly knit gifts and smaller projects for the past few years.
Time for some selfish knitting, I say!
Here are some sweaters I have my eye on for the 2009 queue:
Selma Cape by Kamicha

83-1 Pullover by Drops Design

Long Cabled Vest by Gayle Bunn

Green Gable by Mari Muinonen

Francis Revisited by Beth Silverstein

early morning inspiration

Thanks, Sartorialist, for shooting this guy!
I'm going to attempt a take on his outfit for work tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

where's the love?

peterwknox:  new york street (via Jason Webber) “LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets god-awful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets.”- Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 1, Ch. 13  That’s what ultimately trumps the bad stuff.


new york street (via Jason Webber)

“LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets god-awful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets.”
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 1, Ch. 13

via aberjona

Usually I feel that I have a relationship with New York, but today I just wasn't feeling it. No cute boys on the subway, nobody doing anything shockingly kind or funny or charming. Just a disaffected bunch, myself included. Maybe it really is time to relocate....

blinded by science

Does magenta exist?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

wintertime blues (greys and rusts)

FO: "Toasty" mitts:
I started knitting these simple stockinette mitts out of baby alpaca the other night while drinking beers and eating West Indian with a friend.
I've seen others like it floating around
blogisphere lately -- inspired by the simple Toast versions.

I'm totally submerged in Blues history right now.
Listening to Robert Johnson,
watching Scorsese's The Blues, and
practicing harmonica on the tin sandwich my friend gave me.

Country Mile

btw, if anyone has an extra ticket to their Mercury Lounge show, please email me!

attention all bargain shoppers!

In my ebay shop today at noon:


Shepard Fairey

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Me and the Devil Blues

Robert Johnson

this week on ebay...

The recent parting of paths in my life has had a domino effect into every other aspect of my identity -- for better and worse, though mostly better. For one thing I'm finally fully unpacking myself after 6 consecutive annual moves! This means I need to make even more room in my closets as I get to the bottom of some of those cardboard boxes. In addition, I've lost some (don't worry, not a ton) of weight and have been practicing yoga, so some of those hot items I love just aren't fitting me anymore.

Change is no longer a big hurdle for me, as it's happening all around. This is good for me, and perhaps good for you if you're interested in buying some cute clothes/shoes on the cheap! Here's what I'll be putting on ebay tomorrow (Sunday) at 12:00 pm EST, under seller fifteenantics:

Kenneth Cole Reaction
bronze d'orsay pumps with snakeskin print
new in box, size 8

JCrew beige leather kitten heel knee high boots
size 8

Earnest Sewn Wiley High Waisted Jeans
worn once, size 28

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent silk
sheer bronze/black dress, size Small
new with tags

Seven for All Mankind cream bootleg stretch jeans
size 27, new without tags

NaNa olive washed leather knee high boots
with steel stiletto heels and snap details
size 8

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

little sister

All the love/hate buzz about MJ's fall '09 collection, with all its 80s-neon-strong shouldered looks, and I'm zeroed straight in on his little sister collection as usual. Now, granted, I'm no gutsy fashion maven. The things I would invest in are much more commercial looks, with a vintage touch, and this collection was just perfection to me. All the images below are from, and I had a hard to choosing only this many! I loved it all, and am especially enamored with those hiking boots -- I had a pair of brown suede Nike hiking boots with purple, emerald green and gold nylon details back in elementary school. Wish I still had them! Also on my radar are the terrific knits MbMJ's coming up with these days, and the fabulous wool flannel dresses and pants!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

LinkHoly crap cuteness! Thanks, Jason.

gimme Som of that!

Peter Som's Fall '09 collection is just how I want to dress every day!
Vintage inspired fabrics, madcap pattern mixing, beautiful colors, and a combination of elegant straight lines and waist-accentuating femininity.

good morning, Valentine

Stumptown coffee made with the french press,
with vanilla silk
and a mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon and raw sugar
in my favorite mug

Friday, February 13, 2009

Act Nice and Gentle

Gimme 2009, part III

This morning, clicking around on etsy I found the fantastic jewelry by ardent1.
Anne creates all kinds of beautiful work, which you can see on her website:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

poster boy

ice queen

It's 56 degrees out in NYC today! Um, just last week we were facing weather in the single digits. Everyone seems to be happy about this turn of events, but I'm a bit concerned about the ice caps. Seriously, I'm pricing out inflatable rafts.

'do something different?

My hair has gotten pretty long and unruly -- my last haircut was in mid-October. I'm scheduled to see my stylist this weekend, but I'm not sure I want to get the same old thing from her anymore. I've loved the look, but it's been a year and a half of the same and while everything else in my life seems to be changing, I might as well change my hair too. Obviously, while long for me, my hair is still short, which limits my next style. But with about 4 months growth, I'm wondering if I should start towards shaping a slightly longer, layered look.

I'm getting my bangs trimmed nice and blunt again, maybe even heavier, like:

Any suggestions for what to do with the rest of my head? Keep with the A-line bob, or change it up? Make the whole thing blunt, or start shaping and growing?