Bits of my weekend


Friday, May 27, 2011

Hi gals - this is me happily driving into the weekend.
It's funny because even though I tend to do design stuff on Saturdays, and the occasional Sunday styling... somehow Friday mornings always feel exhilarating. Here's hoping you have a beautiful (and long!) weekend filled with everything you love!

For more on this redesigned vintage outfit I'm wearing - go here.

Calypso Caftan ~ A winner!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I can't wait to catch you up on the happenings of last night's event! It was fabulously fun and so great to meet and put faces to some of my lovely reader's names! 
Molly was gorgeous and gracious and charming and fun... and happened to fall madly in love with the dress I decided to wear - this Boho Calypso Caftan, (shot here by my dear friend Heidi over at Moda Photography!)  I'd say I chose a winner! Stay tuned next week for photos from the event and a surprise giveaway for those of you who couldn't be there. 

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

If you're in LA and want to stop by for a fabulous book signing event with the iconic Molly Ringwald, a makeup tutorial (and lipstick giveaways!) by celebrity makeup artist, plus a selection of California artisan wines courtesy of BW Wine Group ...  click here for details.

Now what to wear...
  1. 80's redesign by Secondhand Star
  2. Calypso Boho Tunic
  3. Vintage 1960's sheath a la Mad Men

Santa Monica Pier

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{Photos by Moda Photography}

I always daydream about being my most feminine self. Truth be told, I love being a girl. I love feeling girly, like a lady, and of course, old-school style. Sometimes a simple day like walking around at the pier begs for opportunity of much more than just jeans and flip flops (and somehow makes it that much more fun too!) I was surprised how warm this vintage linen skirt kept me in the chilly Spring air all afternoon.

Skirt - Vintage linen circa 1940's
Blazer - Gap (old)
Shirt - Vintage silk
Hat - H&M

Bits of my weekend

Molly Ringwald/"Getting the Pretty Back"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm gearing up to host an event this week for the iconic Molly Ringwald to celebrate her national besteller Getting the Pretty Back!
A woman (and fabulous mommy!) after my own heart who really just gets being uniquely your own in fashion and lifestyle.

I stayed up late last night finishing her book and just ate it up, cover-to-cover. Did you know she had a heavy hand in styling some of her infamous characters such as Andie in Pretty in Pink? She made thrift and vintage cool before it even was cool, scouring vintage as a way of self expression and artistic history, in a time when no one really got it. Get this - while thrifting in her teens, she found a lace sheath dress that previously belonged to Eleanor Roosevelt when she was a debutant! I mean, c'mon! How cool is that?

Molly - we adore you. And for those of us who can actually see past the sixteen year old girl you used to be (fashionable, iconic, and brave as you were...) we're pretty damn inspired by the grown up, wise and still wickedly beautiful woman you've become.
(If you're in the LA area and would like to stop by to meet Molly and be a part of this fabulous event, please RSVP to novembergreyonline{at}gmail{dot}com)

Thrifted Silk Skirt!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Skirt - Thrifted Silk $5!!
Lace Shirt - Forever 21
Belt - LeRok
Bag - American Apparel
Bangle - Vintage heirloom
Shoes - Stuart Weitzman


Thursday, May 19, 2011

For my baby... "I've never truly loved til you"


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm getting kind of bored with my hair. There was a time in my life when I would change it with every mood and whim, just like I do my clothing, playing different parts with different styles and colors every few months to keep things interesting.

My childhood friend who's out visiting even commented that this is the longest she's ever seen me with the same hairstyle. Which would normally mean it's time to hack it off or bleach it blond.

But instead, I'm going the slow and painful route of growing out my bangs. I totally dig the ombre hair that's been seen everywhere lately, but that's just the thing... because it's been everywhere, I kinda don't want to do it, ya know? What are you guys loving with hair these days?

Mixed Signals

Casual Weekend

Monday, May 16, 2011

I had a jam-packed weekend.  My long-time bff from childhood flew in for a visit with her little girl, just one week older than mine, (two toddlers running around this house - adorable madness...) styled a boudoir photo shoot for a woman fighting breast cancer who inspired me to tears with her bravery in life and on this shoot, attended a "dance party" birthday party, all while trying to coordinate the most kick-ass event for a style icon of mine, during stolen moments of iPhone planning.
I think that deserves a little T-shirt and jeans action, don't you? Here's my version of super-casual.

Jeans - Genetic
Top - Vintage via clothing exchange
Belt - Vintage via thrift
Leopard flats - H&M
Bag  - Vintage (Love, love, love this bag! It has a tiny flip mirror on the inside to check your lipgloss!)

Twirl ~ Calypso Cross Back Dress/H&M Sweater Vest

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm loving the femininity of skirts and dresses of spring, aren't you? I confessed my online desire for all the yumminess that Calypso is doing at the moment here, and when I walked outside with my favorite new dress, and a bright sunshiny face to go along with it, I realized the weather was a bit more on the moody side. It's amazing how much wear I've gotten out of this H&M sweater vest. You know how magazines do the "cost per wear" thing? Well, considering I got this baby for $20 bucks... I'm at about... 10 cents per wear? I'm no math whiz, but that makes me happy.

Dress - Calypso
Sweater - H&M (also worn here and here)
Shoes - Canvas & Rope ~ Bamboo
Bracelet - Vintage via thrift
Headband - Stretch lace