have you seen backyard bill's latest post? this girl from pennsylvania is so cute and her style as well. it made me want a loose, flirty dress to wear over a long sleeve, buy tons of color tights and chunky grandpa cardigans. if only the la weather was a bit cooler for me to play around with fall style.
one thing I know I can never do is cliff dive. I have this strange fear of cliffs. I feel as though my body will somehow lose its equilibrium and I will lose my balance and fall down the cliff. so although these pictures exemplify my absolute fear, I cannot stop staring at it. they are eerily beautiful.
maybe now when you think of best tv father, you can't imagine bob sagets face but in my young days I thought he was pretty cool (his neurosis and all).
so happy father's day to all the dads, poppas and grandpas out there. and I don't want to end this post with a quote from john mayer (not a fan) but I will be true to myself and say I like his song daughters.
"fathers, be good to your daughters. you are the god and the weight of her world."
during my high school and early college years, lots of my non-existing money was spent at abercrombie. so when gilly hicks started opening up, I thought nothing of it. and although I have stepped into the store couple times, I never looked for things to buy. today that all changed when I decided to check it out after seeing so many women with their shopping bag. and lucky for me they were having a summer sale.
they have tons of cute and wearable bra. I ended up buying one bra and a couple undies. then came online to buy more. and it's cheap right now, $13/bra and $3/undies. two thumbs up for great and affordable bras!
I have never tempted double exposure. I've been curious but I always imagined it to be too much of a process so I always forgo it. and it's unlike of me to carry my (heavy) film camera with me. which reminds me that this summer I will start carrying my camera around more. I love how film captures moments and somehow the image feels more personal and deeper than digital photos.
because I am feeling overwhelmed again and I think I will feel this way until I leave for my mini vacation, I am going to leave you with a favorite quote from one of my favorite book, a tree grows in brooklyn.
"let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. let me be happy; let me be sad. let me be cold; let me be warm. let me be hungry, have too much to eat. let me be ragged or well-dressed. let me be sincere, be deceitful. let me be truthful; let me be a liar. let me be honorable and let me sin. only let me be something every blessed minute. and when i sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost. "
this weekend I went to the pier in redondo beach to satisfy a craving I have been having for awhile now. I wanted some clam chowder and not just any clam chowder but one that really tastes like chowdah and the closest place that serves clam chowder the way I like is in redondo beach.
being that I grew up in la, the beach is no adventure. it's a part of life and although I don't go as much, whenever I see the coast I get this feeling. this feeling of wow, this world is huge and here I am on the edge of this little coast. it's surreal looking deep into the ocean knowing that on the other side is another country, another life..
hello, my name is exhausted, nice to meet you.
the last week has been tiresome and finally I can get some rest.
I will be updating the shop with some new goodies (that I wish I could keep). a tiny preview above, although some stuff that are already available are also in the picture. so be sure to check out the shop by the end of this weekend.
when I did have some couple hours to kill, I went to the book store to find the newest issue of lula magazine. mission failed. I went to four different bookstores and they did not have them. does anyone know where in la I can find lula? I will be going to the westside today so maybe I"ll stop by a bookstore there. but in good news, I bought gentlewoman. I wasn't searching out for it but with the depleted feeling of not finding lula, I decided to purchase it since so many other blogs rave about it. I haven't read it yet but that robin egg blue cover alone makes me happy.
I feel like I am all over the place. I found myself a vintage mexican shirt about two weeks ago. originally I planned on putting it up in the shop but I decided to keep it. and that purse will be in the shop soon.
and lastly, the weather has been lovely. I would called it a cool warm. although today is a bit grey, I still love it. in a few weeks I will be heading to the bay area to stay for a couple weeks then making a trip up to the pacific northwest. I need a break and I can't wait!
"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition"