Thursday, November 25, 2010

thanksgiving puts me in the mood for the holidays!

happy thanksgiving! but, on another note, these holiday looks from Zara are absolutely stunning and making me want to go to a few holiday parties already! LOVE the cinched waist and voluminous skirts on these numbers, plus that red just reminds me of the holly berries on Christmas wreaths...
via the beauty file

Saturday, November 20, 2010

heavy-knit sweaters + sparkly cocktail skirts and dresses

these boot and heavy knit sweater and cocktail skirt/dress combinations are absolutely perfect! the contrast is phenomenal; I'm always looking for that edge in my outfits (whether I'm successful or not...) and this seems like a great way to integrate tough and pretty. thank you German Vogue!!

via i'm addicted

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

pumpkin bread pudding with caramel rum raisin sauce - divine!

WOW, this recipe looks amazing!! it is from one of my new favorite blogs, Chocolate and Tea.
I absolutely love anything pumpkin, and combining that with one of my all time favorite desserts - bread pudding - seems like my ideal recipe. I will definitely be trying this out over winter break!!

crazy rock violin!

rock violin !!!!

okay, so I kind of want to be a 'violin rock star' like Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee in this video!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

clock windows!

wow these are probably the most amazing windows ever! I absolutely love the graphic yet timeless (...have to stop with the puns) quality, also aren't the shadows the best ?!
from the Brooklyn Clock Tower building penthouse via Luster

Monday, November 15, 2010

comfort food chocolates? yum!

wow, I feel like the new market / start-up venture for food boutiques is delicious yet strange ingredients with chocolate! these look fabulous, who would ever think a college night staple like ramen noodles would ever translate into gourmet chocolate?
via Cup of Jo

Modern Art and the CIA?!

Modern Art used as a CIA 'weapon'

this is the perfect combination of art and the CIA / propaganda...two of my passions!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

new foodie website!

I was just introduced to the other day, and have fallen in love with the "community driven visual potluck" very similar to my all time favorite food site,!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

baked french toast with chocolate and banana - seems like the most perfect breakfast!

I absolutely LOVE chocolate-dipped bananas, so how could banana-chocolate baked french toast not be delicious? While this dessert is quite impractical to make in a college kitchen, I really want to give it a whirl over winter break - this seems like such a cozy, winter's day type of breakfast.

courtesy of

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

leopard print + polka dots!

today I decided to step my outfit up and combine two unlikely patterns - partially inspired by this fall's runway looks involving unusually mixed patterns. For mixing patterns, its best to keep scale in mind (these two are almost a little  too close in scale...but because black is a prevalent common tone in each it somehow works!). also, I tend to ground my crazy pattern combinations with a unifying solid color (today, it was black...I hope you're reading this Teta!).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

words of wisdom from Robert Henri

"Originality: Don't worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick to you and show you up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do."