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August, 2012

  1. forever trendy

    August 11, 2012 by thelillinator

    i can’t really remember why i even wandered over to today but i did and now i want, i want, I WANT!

    now i’m still not entirely sure where i stand on the whole romper issue as a whole, but i am sure i like this one. but i think i only like it on the model. i don’t think i could pull off the peter pan collar…or really anything that’s higher than a scoop neck. and i’m getting really confused about the waistline thing. i used to swear up and down by empire waists. now that i’ve dropped a few sizes, i feel like empire waists make me look pregnant. maybe i should give drop waists another try, but…i thought it made me look even boxier than normal. what other waistlines are out there?

    one sure way to define my waistline would be with peplum…while this blazer kind of reminds me of miami vice, i really like the polka dot lining and the pleated back. but i would definitely skip the matching suit shorts.

    in the forever 21 outfits feature, where they display fully styled outfits paired the blazer with the dress below. i’m not sure if that shade of tan would work on me but the black breaking up the line of tan to body certainly helps, as does the pop of color from the blazer. i hope i can find this dress in the stores so i can try it on and see how it actually looks.

    these are just cute lacy shorts that are less than $15. $15! i am absolutely amazed at all the shorts that are out there that cost just as much as a full pair of pants. call me crazy, but at some point, when there’s less fabric involved, the cost should reflect it.

    and then there was another cut out, fishtail/high-low hem dress. i think it’s the polka dot pattern on the skirt that really makes this one a winner. it’s also nice that the cut outs are more strategically placed so that you could actually wear a bra with the dress. ;)

  2. welcome to paradise

    August 9, 2012 by thelillinator

    allsaints is promoting their new fall lookbook and i’ve particularly taken to their paradise print. instead of tropical flora, paradise to allsaints is a peacock/peasant feather print, which sounds pretty fabulous to me! (though i do think they really meant peahen, since the amber color way is in brown/tan tones and peacocks are the colorful ones- and oddly, the tank comes in a blue color way that is more traditionally peacocky but i don’t like it as much. looks kinda tie dyed to me.) now, i wouldn’t wear the skirt and the tank together, nor would i even get both, but i haven’t yet decided on which one i like better. i’m going to guess i’ll end up with the tank because i have such a hard time wearing skirts but maybe i’ll challenge myself! we’ll see…

  3. no running allowed

    August 8, 2012 by thelillinator

    another day, another item from lulu. amazingly, another running item that i won’t run in! what i love about this one is the cut out on the back and how it’s also open. and i actually like that there’s no built in bra because that means i can wear a sports bra underneath it for days when i am going to the studio for back to back pole/dance/flexibility classes. i hope they keep this one around for awhile and do it in more colors; i’d start collecting them!

  4. need paper to make paper

    August 5, 2012 by thelillinator

    i’ve been going on job interviews lately and i used to carry around this big ol’ foldery-bindery thing. it was bound on one side and zipped around the other three sides. it had a slot for a notepad and another one where you could store papers. it was great except it didn’t fit in any bag i had. so this instead, is a great option- campo marzio’s japanese document holder. there’s no notepad, but that’s not to say you couldn’t necessarily fit one in or just stash a few loose sheets for notes. but it’s great that it’s so thin and perfect to hold copies of my resume so they don’t get all wrinkled up whilst floating about in the car.

  5. i got a thing for navy blue dresses

    August 3, 2012 by thelillinator

    while unpacking from the last move (to LA. i’m not sure if i ever mentioned here that we moved from san francisco to los angeles at the beginning of june!), i noticed that a lot of my dresses are black, which is no surprise for most women, but the next biggest color is navy. i’m not sure why navy over, say, grey, which i would think is the next common neutral. but it seems that i’m not done w/navy. there’s a new dress out at free people that i saw first in ivory, and thought was nice, but then saw the navy and i swooned. all the curlicues on the white seems too close to bridal but on the navy they pop more! i’m not sure if it’ll be flattering on my figure at all, but i like it!