1. This image appeared in my email via Anthropologie. It’s a great example of the outfits that, at every stage of my life thus far, I’ve seen, adored, but realized are completely impractical for my way of life. You can click through to see the full outfit (and buy that ruffled blazer if you wish). This is how I imagine I’ll dress when I live in a villa, like the one Cary Grant’s elderly Italian grandmother lived in in An Affair to Remember. Which raises an important question: I’m 30 years old now, when do I get my villa? -b

  2. Indulging in some Matchbook Magazine glam right now.

    -E

    (via April, 2013 - Matchbook Magazine)

    PS I love it ALL. Especially the top of that dress…and the COLOR. -b

  3. aros:

    A Cotton in the Air by Studio JEILPARK

    Whatever happened to the tacky-ass patent pleather bean bag chairs of our youth? They were replaced with gravity defying donuts of pure amazement! -b

    PS This isn’t just a really sexy hemorrhoid pillow, is it? Also dude’s outfit makes me yearn for an extended absence of heat in Houston so I can go on wearing scarves and camel blazers year-round. Also may I have a camel blazer, please. -b

  4. I pulled this image from a J.Crew email because it gave me pause.
I love the advice, per se. However: each of these outfits looks fantastic on the models, yet would make me look like a frumpy spinster librarian were I to try pulling them off as is. Horizontal stripes aren’t an easy win for everyone, and that dress is cut like a shiny potato sack. Plus b&w top, b&w pants, b&w shoes is just too much - gotta have that pop of color somewhere. Your move, JC. -b

PS I just ordered clothes from J.Crew last night so rest assured there’s no hate here. There’s just a little hurt coming from the general direction of my bank account. -b
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    I pulled this image from a J.Crew email because it gave me pause.

    I love the advice, per se. However: each of these outfits looks fantastic on the models, yet would make me look like a frumpy spinster librarian were I to try pulling them off as is. Horizontal stripes aren’t an easy win for everyone, and that dress is cut like a shiny potato sack. Plus b&w top, b&w pants, b&w shoes is just too much - gotta have that pop of color somewhere. Your move, JC. -b

    PS I just ordered clothes from J.Crew last night so rest assured there’s no hate here. There’s just a little hurt coming from the general direction of my bank account. -b

  5. girlsack:

    Going to be a long day.

    Way to go with the accessorizing! I appreciate a nice accessory job because most days, it’s all I can do to snap on my watch and everyday necklace. -b

  6. So cute! I love the color, the chic sexiness, the right amount of trying but not overdone. I wouldn’t wear the shoes, but she’s totally pulling them off. And her hair! -b
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    So cute! I love the color, the chic sexiness, the right amount of trying but not overdone. I wouldn’t wear the shoes, but she’s totally pulling them off. And her hair! -b

    (Source: mydamnblog11, via thehappynegro)

  7. This just looks so wrong. So skeletal, so much room in those blousey shorts. I’m all for body acceptance…but this makes me hurt a little. -b
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    This just looks so wrong. So skeletal, so much room in those blousey shorts. I’m all for body acceptance…but this makes me hurt a little. -b

    (Source: fashioninmysoul, via hipsterbleedsglitter)

  8. The cutest. Can’t wait for jacket weather in Houston! -b

    The cutest. Can’t wait for jacket weather in Houston! -b

    (Source: thepursuitaesthetic)

  9. So so so much pretty: Jennifer Pugh via Fashion Gone Rogue (by Zoey Grossman.) My favorite is the purple bedding & leopard shoes; it was posted here, on coco + kelley along with the violet couch + Shakespeare image Em posted a little while ago. It has been my desktop background since I tired of neon smoke. Because, you know, neon smoke is so over. -b

  10. Closet Project: Phase 1 results! These are all outfits Em pulled together from pieces in my closet.