Smitten Saturday

Sock It to Me As much as I love the fact that with summer comes the end of school (at least for a few months), and plenty of time to laze about and relax, one thing that truly saddens me about it is having to put my socks away. Think about it, for months we spend every moment with socks encasing our tootsies, and suddenly we don’t need them once the warm weather hits. So, as a tribute to my love of socks, I have chosen a few pairs that I desperately need. L'un numéroter are these cupcake pink Long Cuffable Scrunchable Socks. I truly believe that if Marie Antoinette were alive today, these would undisputedly be her favorite accessory for feet. Numéro deux are these Tuxedo Knee Hi’s, which are just kitschy enough for the beautiful Blair Waldorf. And numéro trois would unquestionably have to be these Yummy Argyles Knee Socks which are deliciously preppy.

Fashion Junkee I used to think of myself as a slave to fashion; but since discovering FashionJunkee I have come to the conclusion that the title Fashion Junky is much more fitting. Why? Well, to put it bluntly, that’s exactly what I am. I eat, breathe, and sleep fashion. It is the first thing I think of when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think of when I go to bed. Since I don’t have the bank account of the Hilton sisters, however, I’m forced to find gorgeous pieces on a budget; and this is just the place to do it. Currently I am coveting this gray Boho Fringe Messenger Bag because it reminds me ever so much of the JJ Winters Suede Fringe Bag that I was salivating over just last month. This red satchel – because it’s impossible for any girl to make it through life without a stoplight red bag hanging from her arm. And this black slice of heaven. Until I make my first million, I am a devoted FashionJunkee.

Getting Swizzy With It I don’t want to stir my iced tea with a tall silver spoon. Bendy straws, while fun for a short time, hold no real...oomph for me. And plastic stirrers found at gas station mini-marts? Fuhgetaboutit! I want to hear the clickety-clack of ice being tossed around inside my tumbler while perusing one of Orbix’s hand-blown Glass Swizzle Sticks. The Sherbert set is absolutely perfect for the summer. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the candy cane inspired set sitting on the dining room table. The Straight set is ideal for a night under the stars. Purple Pop is foolproof for the posh, precocious toddler’s party. And the Pastel Blues set? I could definitely see myself towing these about for a day spent poolside. You can’t stop me now, I’m on my way to getting swizzy with it!

Ruler of the Empire By now you are all well-aware that I am still eagerly awaiting the arrival of a handsome prince to sweep me off my feet; and that it is my dream to live the life of a modern day princess. So it is no surprise that I favor the look of the empire waist over many others. After all, draping yourself in such fabulosity gives you the ability to be the ruler of your very own empire; but such style is also optimal for comfortable summer sass. At the moment, I am waiting for the chance to call this Encinitas Dress in either fuchsia or hot coral my very own. This Kimchi Blue Daydream Dress has become the star of all of my fashion fantasies. I have high hopes for this retro-inspired Halter Dot Curtain Dress. And the color of this Rosette Bubble Dress simply makes me giddy. Who knew it could be so simple to be the ruler of your very own empire?

Christmas in May I understand the sentiment that it is better to give than to receive more than most. But, even I must admit that it is nice to receive an occasional prezzie here and there. This week, however, was more like Christmas in May. First there was the arrival of a prize won from Savvy Mode in the form of Nina Willdorf’s City Chic (a book which I have not put down since receiving; in fact, it’s currently nestled in my handbag). Then came the delivery of Jocelyn, my gorgeous new best friend. The June/July 2009 issue of Teen Vogue made an appearance in my mailbox with a picture of one of my favorite style starlets - Selena Gomez - splashed across its springy cover. And last, but certainly not least, was yesterday’s landing of my long-awaited 8 7/8 Carat Smokey Quartz & Sky Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Ring from Ice.com, which is yummy to the tenth power. Yes, it was a very good week indeed.

Danny Boy I am in love. And yes, I am happy to report that this time it is not with a handbag, pair of shoes, or piece of jewelry. No, I have finally fallen in love with a boy. His name? Danny Roberts. Okay, so I’m more in love with his illustrative masterpieces; but, you know, same difference. Since spotting his Girls in Glasses tee mere days ago, he has quickly won a permanent place in my heart. His I Love Colors piece? Je veux! The Lily Cole Backstage 131? Breathtaking. And the Coco Rocha Part 2? Beyond cute. I can’t help it, I want to plaster my bedroom walls with his work. If only I could earn a living simply staring at his quirky illustrations.

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Luphia Loves... and Free People for the pictures.


Little Bow Prep said...

Cute picks and post!

Meream said...

I love Danny, too! Perhaps one day he'll draw you, too. :)

Charlotte said...

I went to the site from fashionjunkee and imediately my eyes felt on the beautiful fringe bag. And I see your eyes did the same. Oh and the long socks are definitely cute!

Couture Carrie said...

Ooooh I love these posts! That red Balenciaga-ish bag is fab, and I love the pink dress too!


mariarose said...

Cute glasses! Oh and gorgeous socks...I'm a bit obsessed with socks. I love my Topshop ones - gold and black leopard print, cupcakes and even cute dinosaurs :)
Then there's the classic American Apparel kneehighs lol. But your choices are very lovely too tbh :)

Leia said...

Great picks this week! My favorite: the Rosette Bubble Dress. And oh my, that Ice ring is gorgeous. I think I need a new cocktail ring!

P.S. Have you really never been to a music concert? I've only been to a few, but they've all been wonderful. You really should go one day, just for the experience!

jayne said...

i love that lily cole piece!

La Couturier said...

Adorable feature, darling CF! =]

La C.

Savvy Mode SG said...

hope you are having fun reading city chic. : )

Nicole Marie said...

LOVE empire dresses!!

Kristin said...

Fabulous list and oh how I heart pretty swizzle sticks!

mode.ulation said...

What an enjoyable read =] I love this your writing style!

zupu said...

Adorable post. I also love socks eventhough it's already way too hot to wear them! But for the next autumn for sure..

That red satchel and the black quited chain handbag are so nice, I want them both! Thanks for advising to visit fashion junkee :)

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