Blog Update, Take 2

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sometimes, a whole week will go by when I'm running around, getting it done, living my life, and then I'm like "D'oh! I've totally forgetten to blog lately!" {And then, I'll write up a whole blog post, and my computer will freeze and I'll be forced to write it again in the morning. As in today.}

In any case, rather than just talk about all the things I've been up to, I thought I'd offer proof. And so:

1.I finally got around to visiting my friendly neighborhood Arlington tailor (that's her workstation above), who hemmed my gorgeously drapey Phillip Lim gown (now, I just need someone to invite me to a black tie event!); fixed the zipper on my thrifted DVF dress (just in time for the big black/white surge happening in fashion); and sliced the sleeves off my thrifted boys tuxedo jacket, creating a very Wang-ish sort of vest. Hooray.

2.It got sunny! (Well, at least occasionally.) Much time has been spent wandering the flowery streets of D.C., sniffing beautiful blossoms.

3.Speaking of flowers, remember my idea to replicate those vintage flowery heels? It went swimmingly, if I do say so myself. {Notes: I'd suggest getting a wide, flat flower pin – mine were a few dollars on eBay -- and the kind with hair clips on the back for extra sturdiness.}

4.I now think everyone needs a giant rubber duckie in their tub.

5.My adorable friend Kevin *won* the Teeny-Tiny division of Apartment Therapy's Small Cool challenge! Fingers crossed he gets to meet Oprah. Also getting my vote: This Toronto pad (above) with the fab, enormous "C" on the wall. Fonts! Love.

6.I went to New York and spent hours wandering the MOMA. No matter how ubiquitous, Vitra's Algue never gets old to me.

7.I also went to the new Topshop. So disappointing! Maybe it's because I'm not on board with the current trends (acid-washed denim? No thanks.) or maybe it's my resolution to steer clear of cheap-chic, but I left empty-handed.

8.This iffy weather means I haven't done much experimenting with my own closet lately (basic uniform: American Apparel low v-neck tee; skinny jeans; Sally Tseng tuxedo jacket; very very high heels). But here's one thing I've always loved: The piled-on necklace. The mismatched strands of white (or black, depending on my mood) vintage beads have been collected from thrift stores over the years; I either load them up at the neckline or just do a few long strands depending on my mood (and outfit).

9.My kittens are adorable as always, if a little miffed I haven't had much time for belly rubs and snuggling.

10. Ack! I almost forgot! My fab friend Maggie saw my last post and decided to offer Spinach readers a special discount to her great eco-fash store, Modern Sage. Use the code "GOMSSPINACH" (cute!) for 30 percent off everything (one-time purchase only). Am now *seriously* contemplating galactic dress... Enjoy!

More to come!


Cathy Phillips said...

Who is your fabulous tailor in Arlington?

Tuck-it-in said...

Ohh kity .. I love cats!! They are cute, lovely, they are so my funny sometime, my cats anyway :D I like the livingroom with the big C on the wall there, with old furnitures but keeps it cool and simple :D

Eyeliah said...

thanks for the update, i like my rubber ducky too. :-)

LastName:Cox said...

i second cathy, i live in arlington and have been searching for a great tailor, i never seem satisfied!

Noelle Q. de Jesus said...

You look fabulous! So good to see you!

Anonymous said...

kitties!! :) they are cute.

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Cassiopeia said...

yay for tailors, yay for summer, yay for cute kitties :-D glad ur back :-D


Emily said...

that couch is so bloody fantastic. you're looking pretty cute, too!

emily said...

hey :)

i love vitra's algue! next time i visit new york, im definitely checking that out.

also, if you can, check out my blog at ! :)

glam.spoon said...

wow, you have been busy! love the piled on necklace look.

Life In Technicolor. said...

lovely necklaces, dearest! and who can go wrong with all black right? but i must is spring and YES denim is back with a vengance (just posted on that being THE trend this season. oooh-er.)
added you to my blog list BTW!, hope thats cool.

Peruanita said...

Love your blog! Can you please tell us who is your tailor in Arlington? I've been looking for one in that area for a while with little luck. Thank you!

tia said...

flower sandals.. perrrrfect for summer. i'm loving it. so delicate.


peix said...

pretty sandals! may i know where did you get the piled on necklace from??

Ms Glitzy

Betsy said...

Please do share your tailor in Arlington! After recently moving to DC, I am in dire need of some alterations and repairs!

Love your blog!

simplechic said...

love your blog and love your shoes! i totally want a pair - which ebay seller did you get your flowers from? they're the perfect size!

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so cute your cats, I have a cat, Sphynx, different but beautiful. liked your blog.

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