25 October, 2009

hauntingly beautiful

the sound of autumn.

24 October, 2009

for the love of language

ever since s.a.t prep classes, I seem to have acquired a thing for word-of-the-day type mumbo jumbo. discovered via the donut project, Chris Baker's take on an old classic will have you laughing out loud and learning at the same time.

"Many of you reading this are probably already familiar with the concept of The Word of the Day. In fact, you probably already subscribe to Dictionary.com or some variation thereof. Well, this is a new spin on an old favorite. Here’s the idea: things are easier to learn when it involves sex, drugs, and fucking swearing. Because we’re interested in that shit."

so, start improving your vocabulary today at thefuckingwordoftheday.com.

16 October, 2009

autumn aroma

I'm a major sucker for seasonal somethings -- be it a seasonal cocktail, a seasonal snack, or a seasonal song. the latter is debatable, but I do believe certain music not only evokes specific seasons but somehow sounds better in said season. (I guess it's pretty obvious what season the above are inspired by).

my preference for scents, personal or of the home variety, is also heavily influenced by time of year. my new le cherche midi No. 20 candle, which you can find here, is the most appropriate autumnal scent. it proved to be the perfect candle for a rainy october evening spent indoors, steaming frocks. truth be told, the verbiage on the box had me hooked immediately. just imagine the scene: "...reveals warmly lit corners where whispered conversations are surrounded by dark wood, leather-bound books, and cedar-wood fire."

14 October, 2009

lost, but not forgotten

at a recent estate sale, I was so flustered by the number of vintage dresses I stumbled upon, I somehow forgot about a pile I stashed in a corner (yes, there really were that many dresses). it wasn't until about 15 minutes later, when I noticed a woman checking out her cache, that I remembered those satin criss-crosses and that sheer silk chiffon...that dress she was holding, along with 6 or 7 others, was supposed to be mine.

chancing upon the above dress this evening, (which can be found here), my heart went pitter-patter. it is exactly how I remember my lost love and it most certainly was the prettiest in that pile
. luckily, I know where the new owner sells, and I plan on paying her a visit in the hopes of getting that dress back. now, I can't help but wonder if it is a sophie gimbel original. I'll keep you posted...

(above image taken from antiquedress)

11 October, 2009

sunday best

recently, I had a conversation with a friend about housecleaning. if what we were speaking of ever happens, I will rock delmeza hill's brilliant jumpsuit.

(photos taken from designer's website)

10 October, 2009

the perfect pumpkin

okay, I know this is the second fall themed post in a row (probably a major blog no-no), but today was just that good. I will let the photos tell the story. All I can say is, if you live within a 3 hour drive of dutchess county, find a way to go to breezy hill orchard and wonderland farm.

04 October, 2009

sunday scenes

(I guess it's pretty obvious I didn't do too much, other than eat and look at the sky.)

Despite the fact that my to do list for the shop is a mile high, I snuck out of the city last night in the hopes of getting some much needed r&r. Home and hosed, I am happy to report, mission accomplished! (Not surprisingly, I just could not resist a quick peek-n-poke 'round the ole elephant's trunk, one of my favorites fleas.)