18 April 2011

birthday week!

oh yes it's that time again to get older and i like to make a big fuss about it around the ones who truly love me.  i've always enjoyed birthdays and plan to continue to enjoy the celebrations or transitions that happen on my day of birth.  so birthday week... i decided on this concept a few years ago because one day is not enough to celebrate ones birthday!  so far the weeks off to a decent start but for some reason i've scheduled a physical for today... so hopefully that's the only bump in the road for birthday week!

14 April 2011

love MiH Jeans

oh how i love this British denim brand.  i got to snag a pair of their Oslo jeans for quite the price on the theoutnet.com this fall but what i would really like is a pair of their Marrakesh or Breathless jeans.  oh to dream!  a true denim lover you are not until you have tried a pair of MiH Jeans.  the British sure do know how to make a back side look good! 

13 April 2011

what's my style...

since i dare to write about fashion it might be interesting to know what i live and breath in regards to this feisty topic!  again i was born in South Korea but grew-up and really made in Minnesota.  my fashion history goes a little like this... my mom has a great eye for style so i was a little munchkin dressed to impress and looked rather presentable until about the seventh or eighth grade...  during junior high my style was a bit unruly and i'm sorry to report but no photos of this period in my life can be found or at least i hope not...  high school was a lot less unruly and more plain and basic with GAP probably supplying a majority of my wardrobe and it wasn't until college that i really started to try and figure out what i was trying to accomplish with my wardrobe. 

i like quality and will shop till i can get the pieces i want at the prices my little paychecks can afford.  i have a variety of different boutiques and stores i love to visit and i'm getting the hang of online shopping... oh online shopping you tempt me with so so many possibilities!  my big vices are designer jeans and handbags but these are pieces that can be worth their investment.  so my style.. it can be described as.. classic with a bit of funk because i like to experiment every now and then but a majority of the time comfort motivates what i'll put together.  i have found that having a decent dry cleaner, tailor, and shoe repair that you trust is a must to help maintain and revitalize my wardrobe and accessories.

i heart local boutiques everywhere and don't know what i'd do without anthroplogie, J.CREW, and MZ WALLACE handbags.  oh and for online shopping... yay to Piperlime for free shipping always and Etsy for being a mecca for independent designers.  my style possibilities are endless...

11 April 2011

you are my inspiration

Some tidbits for MoNdaY!

Just a sampling of companies, designers, and sites that i very much enjoy and now you can too!

08 April 2011

jeans that flare or not this summer...

GAP vintage flared jeans in light wash
i've been viewing many a pair of flared jeans this spring.  these flared jeans from the 70's have made similar comebacks throughout my short life and i guess i'm not that surprised to see them marching back for summer 2011.  so i'm usually torn when a big fad hits if i'll jump on the bandwagon or not... well GAP had a pair of flared jeans that i couldn't resist and i think it has to do with the fact that i feel six feet tall in the jeans when in real life i teeter around five feet.  the jeans in question are GAP's Vintage flare jeans in light wash and you can read the reviews yourself on their website but i love 'em.  i did think for awhile about returning them but for the price 69.50 and i'm sure i had a coupon i decided to rock out the flared jean look this summer with some killer wedge sandals... which i need to start shopping for because here in Minnesota summer can't start soon enough! 

07 April 2011

kuddos to ribandhull

i was paging through my April issue of Lucky magazine when i see the name of a company i remember.  i... like i assume many... became absorbed with etsy.com about a year ago and would just get lost in all the amazing things available to BUY from independent designers or vintage collectors. this will be the first of many posts about my deep love of handbags. it could take me a few hours to try and explian to strangers how much i love handbags... but do not confuse me with an image of a bag lady with just any old tote with a handle as a bag and that i'm in love with that idea... so i realize i'm going to sound "icky" or unlikeable when i start explaining all i love about the right handbag but just try and compare me to a car collector... i enjoy bag designers who turn a simple storage devise into a timepiece...

ok but enough of me rambling about my affinity to handbags the reason for this post is to give a shout out to ribandhull a fantastic handbag designer from Poland!  Poland you say and again here is the beauty of Etsy they connect independent designers from Poland to little 'ol me in Minnesota.  oh consumerism you won't stop at anything!  i purchased one of their Toyko Totes last summer and fell in love with it.  simple classic shape of a tote bag but tons of attention to detail in this bag and quality leather handles that will only get better over time.  see their lovely bags and laptop sleeves for yourself on ribandhull's website and/or check out their etsy shop.  so from me last summer having to dig through many many handbags on Etsy to sitting down and opening up the April 2011 issue of Lucky magazine and seeing ribandhull well folks dreams do come true!