Monthly Archives: October 2010

Time heals all, and heels hurt to walk in, but they go with the clutch that you carry your lip gloss in.


Yves Saint Laurent


Emilio Pucci Spring 2011

Christian Louboutin SS 2011 FRINGE Shoes


My roomie Ashley sent me a link to these beauties! Available for $169 at

"Words Can't Express" heels from (Perfect Christmas present, hint hint)

I hope you are obsessing over these shoes like I am! Also, do you like the Drake jam in the post title? Download: Fancy by Drake (I think I’ve blogged about this like 4 times, so seriously do it.) HALLOWEEN WEEKEND! Have a safe (and ridiculously fun!) weekend!


Kate Moss for Topshop

What better way to kick off your  Thursday than to view Kate Moss’ Final Topshop Collection? Other than a XL cup of coffee, I’m going to say this is the much needed crown polish of the morning. I’ve blogged about the Topshop FW 2010 line here, but Moss’ signature line reflects and encompasses her as a true fashion icon. This is Moss’ 14th and final line with the British-based company and the AW10 70’s inspired collection is infuzed with paisley-prints, lace-ups and fringe, with cozy winter capes and furry sweaters.

Shaggy hood cardigan, $139.

Black dobby one-shoulder dress, $83

Star-print dress, $104.

Paisley poncho, $348.

Fringe dress, $167.

Feathered bolero, $125

Lace-up dress, $83.

The collection is released Tuesday, November 2 at Topshop in NYC. Can’t wait to move there over winter break and rage shop. What are your favorite looks? The entire collection is fabulous, but I’m obsessing over the fringe dress (obviously) and the shaggy hood cardigan.

Also, check out the Topshop site to view “7 days of Kate” (below) to see what Moss wears from the collection leading up to the full collection launch on Tuesday. Images via InStyle and Topshop. Have a positive Thursday and HAPPY Halloween weekend!

Tuesday, October 26

Wednesday, October 27

Thursday, October 28

Finish something that is still unfinished, believe you can DO IT ALL.

Decided to compile simple “Words for Wednesday” quotes all incorporating a white, plain background and some sort of list. From how-to’s to quick refreshing reminders about life, these lists are fantastic. I’m especially loving the lists “How to spend a day” and “Today is the day to…” These quotes/lists/inspirational words were a kick@$$ start to my day and I’m so excited to share! XO Queens

Used this on a previous Words for Wednesday post, but it's good enough to be repeated.

For more motivational brain food, check out more WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY blog posts, check out here, here, and here.

Love tights? Me too. (& more)

  • QUOTE: Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” –Earl Nightingale
  • FASHION: The November issue of Lucky hit my weak spot and featured 7 tights & shoes combinations. Images below, itemized details here.

Gray + Pale Pink

Mustard + Brown & Black

Burgundy + Black

Black + Bright Green

Red + Red

White Crochet + Leopard Print

Light Brown + Mauve


  • INSPIRATION Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.  Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Accumulate experiences.  Criticize by creating. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. -Blogged about this quote in my recent GenJuice post called “Stop Running Away and Start Living.” I’ve made the conscious decision to live my life actively, rather than passively watch life “just happen.” Definitely let me know what you think of my GenJuice posts and  follow my weekly life lessons/journeys on that fabulous site.
  • PLACE Chiiiiiii citay.

Happy Tuesday lovelies! Is it seriously almost November? Weird. What is everyone being for Halloween this weekend?

Friends, fam, food, fabulousness.

Crown polish updates in my life:

  • HOMECOMING was last weekend at Ohio University, so clearly, I was soaking up life, the amazing fall weather and most importantly: my friends! I love this roommate pic of Ashley, Tess, B and I (Amber will be photoshopped in shortly).

    Fam foto.

  • My NYC queenie Caitlin sent me three B-E-A-U-Tiful articles of clothing from a sample sale at her job @ Saks. Can’t wait to post pictures of this ridiculous black dress w/ zippers up both sides, an All Saints cape, and the coziest off-the-shoulder sweater dress.
  • My #1 queen Paigers accidentally left her fabulous Michael Kors heels here the weekend she came to visit, soooo after flipping out at least twice about outfit decisions, she suggested wearing these MK beauties. How can you be in a bad mood when wearing these? Sadly for me [and happily for Paige!] I am mailing back to her tomorrow!

    INSANE. 100% worth the blisters.

  • This past weekend, I drove to Dayton Saturday morning to stay at a hotel with my Mom and Pal for the night. Pal had a soccer tournament; I needed to get out of town for a night; and the trip seemed like a perfect solution. The quick trip was jam-packed with a shopping, amazing meals  at Olive Garden & Panera, Hope’s soccer game, Long Skype convos with Kt, King-size beds, and lots of coffee and tea dates with Mom. Just what I needed after a ridiculously long week.

    Love these two!

On a random note, I was skimming through my a post from this summer [ “Meal Routines” ] and it made me want to post pictures of aaaaa-mazing meals I’ve had lately (especially this weekend!) Check these out and start drooling. I hope you all have had a great couple of days and have an even better upcoming week! Happy Monday!!!

Brio pasta before moving back to Athens!

Stephens green linguini. Ultimate crown polish when you've had a bad week

Vegetarian sushi...from Kroger...equally stellar!

Dinner in bed. Sabra, smashed veggies, pitas

My roommates are chefs.

Leftover Cheesecake Fact. lettuce wraps with flatbread crackers & mozz

0live Garden salad. I think I had 4 before my main entree?

Panera's new mixed greens salad. Say yeah.

SUMMER meal flashback. Need my mom to make me beautiful snacks like this ASAP

Big enough so you can’t hit me.

Obsessing over Taylor Swift’s new song, which isn’t surprising because every time she releases a song or album it’s always on repeat for a full day. Her song “Mean” is nothing short of a crown polish. Lyrics below!

You, with your words like knives, and swords and weapons that you use against me. You, have knocked me off my feet again, got me feeling like nothing. You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard calling me out when I’m wounded. You, picking on the weaker man. Well you can take me down with just one single blow, But you don’t know what you don’t know.

Someday, I’ll be living in a big old city,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Why you gotta be so mean?

You, with your switching sides and your wildfire lies and your
humiliation. You, have pointed out my flaws again, as if I don’t already see them.
I walk with my head down trying to block you out ‘coz I’ll never impress you, I just wanna feel okay again.

I’ll bet you got pushed around, somebody made you cold, but the cycle ends right now ‘coz you can’t lead me down that road. But you don’t know what you don’t know.

Someday, I’ll be living in a big old city and all you’re ever gonna be is mean. Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me, and all you’re ever gonna be is mean. Why you gotta be so mean?

And I can see you years from now in a bar talking over a football game, with that same big loud opinion but nobody’s listening. Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things; drunk and rumbling on about how I can’t sing.
But all you are is mean. All you are is mean, and a liar, and pathetic, and alone in life and mean. And mean, and mean, and mean, and mean.

But someday, I’ll be living in a big old city and all you’re ever gonna be is mean.Yeah, yeah.Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me, and all you’re ever gonna be is mean. Why you gotta be so mean?

More info about this song and her upcoming album here!

State of Dress

Robin Barcus Slonina’s artwork blog first caught my eye on Yahoo Shine. I learned more about her State of Dress project, where she is constructing models of dresses to represent each state. The dresses are made out of unique materials; you’ll see everything from pinecones to trash bags in the images below. I’ve posted the first eight dresses and can’t wait to see the next 42! Follow her dress-making journey on her website here!

New York: Garbage Dress

Nevada: Casino Chip Dress

Wyoming: Willow Dress

Wisconsin: White Pine Dress

Iowa: Prairie Dress

Minnesota: Corn Dress

Illinois: Red Dress (made out of 28 red dresses from Chicago thrift stores)

Maine: Pinecone Dress