As If!

T-shirt: American Apparel
Cardigan: Lands' End
Skirt: Vintage find on Etsy
Knee socks: American Apparel
Shoes: Marais USA

I've made my love for the movie Clueless clear before, and I'm making my love for it clear again. This Halloween I dressed up as the infamous Cher Horowitz, interpreting her yellow plaid skirt-suit on my own terms. What I love about this costume is that it consists of pieces that I would wear on a regular basis, but is also perfect as a Halloween costume. To fully dress in Cher-mode, I made an attempt to transform my wild curls into her perfectly coiffed straight locks. A french mani was also a must, so I bought a set of stick-on nails to match Cher's! 

The Inspiration:


Bow Inspired

I love how beautiful bows look on necklines,
like on this burgundy velvet dress from the Secret Shop.

Bows can also decorate necklines if they aren't part of a garment. To do this I attached a cute brooch from J.crew to my wool Madewell sweater (layered over an Urban Outfitters blouse).

This dainty @Work bow ring is my favorite everyday jewelry piece.

Bows are an easy way to dress up any hairstyle,
like this suede hair clip from American Apparel.

The teeny bows on my Harajuku Lovers perfumes are too adorable!

Finally, this post wouldn't be complete without Hello Kitty's signature bow. This teeny piece of art by Plasticgod pictures the famous kitty dressed up as Anna Wintour!


French Macaroons

A few years ago my mom visited Paris with some of her close friends, and brought home a box of caramel macaroons from LadurĂ©e. The cookies were as delicious as they were beautiful, and since then I always wanted to try to make french macaroons myself. Using a Martha Stewart recipe I made both vanilla and chocolate cookies, and for the filling a yummy chocolate ganache. They turned out perfectly, and are definitely worth baking again!


School Girl

I've always loved a uniform school girl look. Whenever I see a group of girls leaving a Catholic school, I can't help but want to be one of them. Those pleated plaid skirts and pullover sweatshirts really kill me. I even have a memory from when I was little of seeing clothing in a Gap Kids catalog and telling my mom that I wanted them, but she told me that they were for kids who needed to wear uniforms to school. 

To mix some school girl style into my non-uniform everyday look, I paired my plaid Asos dress with a cozy wool pullover from Madewell. With my Bass loafers and scrunched down socks to top off the outfit, I could blend into a crowd of in-uniform girls in no time.