thank you & you're welcome.








Such a great idea: Take a bunch of photos of "Thank You" plastic shopping bags. Compile them all into a book. Title the book You're Welcome. Genius!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: MARY MATSON

 
 

emma, so sweet.






There is something wonderfully refreshing about an ingenue who is so completely untainted and seemingly unfazed by Hollywood. Burberry did well in choosing Emma Watson as their next leading lady!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: REFINERY 29

 
 

polaroids in fashion.








Gorgeous fashion Polaroids from photographer Chloe Aftel. Polaroids make everything look dreamy, don't you think?






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: CHLOE AFTEL via WE CAN SHOOT TOO

 
 

socks!








Oh, me, oh, my!
These socks are just too adorable for words!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: TOOLS OF ATTRACTION via CHRIS & RUBY

 
 

striped to perfection.




What is it with Italian women who just know how to get it right every time? {Sigh.} One day I will manage to pull of a look just like this.






PHOTO COURTESY OF: GARANCE DORÉ

 
 

summer lovin'.








These underpinnnings from yet another lovely Portland, OR shop made me daydream about lounging around on lazy Sunday afternoons in them. With a good book.






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: MAKOOL LOVES YOU

 
 

yellowgoat.








I am LOVING these necklaces from YellowGoat! Everything in the shop is adorably understated yet terribly eye-catching, too. Love!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: YELLOWGOAT

 
 

portland perfection.








Look at how cool Portlanders are! Wouldn't you love to run into one of these lovely people on your morning bike ride? Yet another reason why I think Portland, OR may very well be America's not-so-best-kept secret. One day...







PHOTOS COURTESY OF: URBAN WEEDS

 
 

anna sui. for target.




Happy Monday! Let's start the week off with something fun and fashion-y, shall we? When photos from Anna Sui's collection for Target leaked, I was (truth be told) thrilled! Look at these dresses! I would buy them all up in a heartbeat. Check out the rest of the images from The Cut to see more!






PHOTO COURTESY OF: THE FRISKY

 
 

have a lovely weekend.




This weekend I am:

1. Getting my hair trimmed.

2. Learning how to thread my sewing machine.

3. Watching "Wendy & Lucy" (how adorable does Michelle Williams look!).

4. Meeting Rocky, a gorgeous American Bulldog (and hopefully adopting him)!

5. Going out for Mediterranean food and a belly-dancing show!

7. Rooftop wine-drinking and then...

8. Sharing a glass with my love.

9. Taking a long walk with Rocco.

8. Waking up super early on Sunday for a photo shoot. (Yay!)

10. Taking an afternoon nap.

11. A bike ride, perhaps?

12. Maybe some Polaroid action.

13. Getting back to the drawing board.


{Have a lovely weekend!}







PHOTO COURTESY OF: WE HEART IT


 
 

bag lady.



I do believe I would quite like this very much. Yes, please!






PHOTO COURTESY OF: DEFINITION OF SELF via SWISS MISS

 
 

summer time.




In Japan, summer means it's time to relax under the sky with your friends and some beers while fireworks shoot up from the horizon. Now that we are officially in summer, I am constantly daydreaming of yukata and hanabi...






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: MIKA-RIN

 
 

horror film posters.








How great are these vintage horror film posters! {P.S. I love the hilarious titles of the movies! And what is up with the bikini-clad babes?!}






POSTERS COURTESY OF: WELL MEDICATED via FFFFOUND

 
 

built by me.








Do my eyes deceive me?! I just discovered the loveliest site for sewing enthusiasts, Built by Wendy. And I just purchased the above patterns and book! This will most definitely be a project-filled summer. I'm so excited!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: BUILT BY WENDY

 
 

the professional.




I think tonight, I will figure out how to thread this wonderful machine. Although I've read the manual, I think I'm still doing something wrong. Pointers, anyone?






PHOTO COURTESY OF: URBAN OUTFITTERS

 
 

studio violet.













Gorgeous whimsical porcelain from Studio Violet. How is it that the Swedes do it to me every time?






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: STUDIO VIOLET

 
 

let's go {window} shopping.

With the rain pouring down and the thunder rolling in this morning, I am finding it very difficult to concentrate on work, even with a lovely café con leche from my wonderful neighborhood Café Hey. So why not go window shopping? Here are my favorites from ModCloth:


{perfect for a dinner date!}



{cocktails with the girls.}



{paired with a tank and flats:
a stroll on the boardwalk.}



{with skinny jeans tucked into brown
boots: sunday antiquing
at the flea market.}



{with khaki shorts and hurache
sandals: sunset beers on a rooftop!}

I think I'm in love with each and every single one of these pieces. Oh, fashion!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: MODCLOTH

 
 

michael and farrah.







It is with great sadness that we said good-bye to two pop-culture icons yesterday: King of Pop Michael Jackson and beloved Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett.

{Sigh.}




PHOTOS COURTESY OF: MJFANCLUB and FUTUREBRAIN

 
 

fast boy cycles.








Happy Friday! I'm starting the day with a post of bicycles. Why? Because they're super cool. These custom-built bicycles from Fast Boy Cycles just melt my heart! (Especially the one with the wooden box!)






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: FAST BOY CYCLES

 
 

upsidedown plants.








I want to hang my plants from the sky. Luckily, the Sky Planter makes that possible. Lucky me!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: THORSTEN VAN ELTEN SHOP via SWISS MISS