...but really, all she wants to do is * READ *

Friday, March 15, 2013

SXSW 2013

SXSW 2013

{happy south by!}

Happy Friday!

What a whirlwind around here! Meet Hank, our sweet new puppy:

Perusing Wildsam's Field Guide to Austin with some Maudie's chips & salsa:

And it's SXSW! I'm off to bike around town aimlessly and hope to end up at SXSanJose!

{happy friday!}

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Buzz List

Buzz List

WORKOUT: I've finally been forced to admit there is no room for my Pilates Reformer at our new house. One night I fell victim to a Corebody Reformer infomercial (played during a Nashville marathon, so I was especially emotionally vulnerable). Now I can reform my core while watching tv. 

WEAR: The perfect drapey tunic / 3/4 length tshirt Zara, $25 

SERVE: Oversize Heritage cutting board for serving snacks / Crate & Barrel, $100

SIT: Adorable outdoor woven plastic ottoman / Target, $40

WATCH: Bravo's Dukes of Melrose premieres tonight. Vintage Hollywood fashion + dishy divas? Record. 

LISTEN: Josh Ritter's new "divorce album" The Beast In It's Tracks came out yesterday. If you're downloading one track, make it "New Lover." 

{anyone want to buy a pilates reformer?} 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oooh vs. Ouch: Lucite & Saarinen

Oooh vs. Ouch: Lucite & Saarinen

clear dining chairs:
IKEA Tobias chair vs. DWR Philippe Starck Victoria Ghost chair

round dining tables:
IKEA Docksta table vs. Eero Saarinen Round 

{IKEA, I heart you} 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Oooh vs. Ouch: Grooming

Oooh vs. Ouch

Olay Professional Pro-X vs. Clarisonic Mia 
{don't waste your time with the Olay, just get the real deal}

Tweezerman vs. Revlon LED
{at first a lighted tweezer sounded revolutionary, but the weak light casts
shadows. it's not better than a well-lighted mirror}

Mason Pearson boar bristle brush - pocket vs. full size
{save yourself $100, the travel size does the job}

{happy monday!}

Friday, March 1, 2013

Buzz List

Buzz List

WEAR: There are so many different colors of skinny jeans in my closet that will look great with this sleeveless peplum top / Mossimo, Target $23.

HEAR: Still loving the Neko Case / Jenny Lewis vibe coming from First Aid Kit's album, The Lion's Roar

JET SETTING GYPSIES: "gypset" namplate necklace spotted this week on The Bachelor contender Ashley. Gypset: a term coined by Julie Chapin in her fab Assouline Gypset Style and Gypset Travel books {see also}, "unconventional, wanderlust lifestyles of high/low nomads." / CC Skye, $150

WEAR: Gorgeous silk floral pintuck blouse, Banana Republic $90. Getting lots of compliments on my berry colored one, and so fun with bright blue pants. 

SIT: West Elm Dhurrie pouf's never go on sale, but they're 20% off until Monday / Zigzag Floor Pouf $250 (now $199).  

READ: New Wildsam Field Guides, "packed with local lore, interviews, a cultural almanac, vignetted memoirs, a best-of-list, hand-drawn maps" and much more. Volume I: Nashville, is available now, with Volume II: Austin coming in April. Wildsam Field Guides, $17

{happy weekend!} 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Oooh vs. Ouch: Bralette's & Cargo Jackets

Oooh vs. Ouch: Hobo Bags & Coated Denim

Oooh vs. Ouch: Hobo's & Coated Denim

Black hobo bag:
Forever 21 vs. Marc Jacobs

Burgundy coated denim with side zippers:
H&M vs. J Brand

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Buzz List

Buzz List

FUN FLIP THROUGH: New Kate Spade coffee table book Things We Love is a collection of all their cheeky ads and the inspiration behind the brand.  

WEAR: Love this lightweight, long sleeved black & white chevron dress from Piperlime, and it's only $79!

READ: Karen Russell follows up Swamplandia with a new collection of freaky/creepy/magical short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Reading it at night before bed has given me some weird dreams.

FIND: After curating my love for Athena Calderone on pinterest, I scored a shrunken boys jean jacket. Amazing over maxi dresses. {I'm sorry if it's too cold where you are to wear maxi dresses yet}.

SPEAKING OF THRIFT STORE SHOPPING: Can't get Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's song Thrift Shop out of my head!

PRETTY: Woah. Doing my makeup does not look anything like this 5 minute video tutorial from Maskara, but it's about to! Fair warning: I went out and bought almost all the products she recommends afterwards.

{happy wednesday afternoon!}

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oooh vs. Ouch: Butterflies & Bertoia's

Oooh vs. Ouch

Leather Butterfly Chair:
World Market vs. CB2

Metal Dining Chair:
Home Decorators Collection "James" side chair vs. Henry Bertoia side chair @ DWR
{Home Decorators Collection one now on sale for $79!} 

World Market Austin locations: Arboretum, Brodie Lane, Bee Caves and
Design Within Reach Austin locations: 2nd Street 
Home Decorators Collection: 



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