Things I Like: August Edition

Sigh. We are entering the last days of Summer. I just received my first September fashion mag (glamour). And as much as I want to get my hiney to the beach this weekend, lather myself with some Banana boat and soak up some serious rays…I’m secretly pinning and planning my fall wardrobe.

Yes. I am aware that I live in San Diego. So what if the average September temperature is in the high 70s? I want to wear my trouser jeans and fitted blazers!

Here are a few things I’m digging right now.

Coach Stewardess Bag

Okay, so this is a completely indulgent, braggy, I’m-awesome, moment. I have this bag. I purchased it off of Ebay about 4 or 5 years ago. For $13. It is now retailing for $358. Mine is vintage 70’s. Suck it!

But really, isn’t this fantastic?! I often forget I bought this. Truth be told, this purchase was made as part of an ill-planned Stewardess Halloween costume. But you won’t find me admitting that…I’m just extremely fashion-forward…

Gold Peeptoe Heels

Where WOULDN’T I wear these???

Seriously. I need to know.


Is your mind blown? Way to jump on the bandwagon Andy! I recently recommitted myself to torturing my core with this a few times a week.

I will have rock hard abs. You will see them through my cable knit sweaters. You will!

My New Girl Crush

Chrissy Tiegen. Her blog is amazing. She’s funny as hell on twitter. She’s dating one of my boyfriends. (It’s okay I’ll share!)

I want to be her…but not in a Silence of the Lambs Buffalo Bill I want to wear her skin kind of way….you get me? Cool.

Check out one of my favorite recent posts. Let’s love her together.


Umm… That’s it for now. I’ve got wine left in my glass and Rocco’s Dinner Party is not going to watch itself.

Don’t judge. I write these posts at night. And even if I was drinking wine at 11:30AM, is that so bad? (Maybe…)

Is This a Test?

So the other day I mentioned I was lusting after some sparkly, peachy, glorious shoes… They were were originally over $200.

Hello, Lover.


Today? $83!!! (Note to everyone: never buy anything full-price at Ann Taylor. EVERYTHING gets marked down. When I worked there it was usually on Tuesdays…)

So the test?

I JUST started reading this book. I feel like Mr. Bach would emphatically tell me that these sparkly, pretty, perfect-for-dancing shoes are not going to get me rich.

But…they’re SO DAMN PRETTY.

Ugh. Talk me out of these…or talk me into them 😉

Spring is for Lovers…and Peonies

Growing up in the Land of 10,000 lakes, one sure sign of spring was the blossoming of the peonies in our back yard. To this day, it’s a tight race between Lily of the Valley (on the side of our neighbors yard) and the Peonies for my favorite flower.

Photo via Apartment Therapy

Unfortunately, peonies do not grow in Southern California. I did spy them at the local flower shop in downtown La Jolla the other day, but at $8 a stem I think I’ll wait for a special ocassion…

Speaking of things I will not be purchasing soon…


Consider me obsessed. I swear I would wear them with EVERYTHING.

Somehow I don’t think I’ll be able to justify a pair of Lion paw Louboutins. These however? I’m working on it.

Pink! Sequins!

During college I worked at Ann Taylor (what up La Encantada!) and I must say, they really do have some great shoes. They are always well made and extremely comfortable. I think these would make a fine addition to my closet 😉

Okay, enough virtual shopping. There is coffee to be made and house stuff to be done. (A certain pup is getting a bath today….)

What are you drooling over these days?