Friday, January 28, 2011


I got all dressed up to go and check the mail!  Do you ever put on an outfit and then go nowhere and basically feel like it's a waste?  That was this outfit... the only thing that makes it less of a waste is that I get to post it here!  And feel good about myself and that's always a plus... nothing like having an uneventful day but feeling cute anyways!
I also got to try out my new Chinese Laundry boots and they are as perfect as I hoped!  Super chic and comfortable... you'll probably see a lot of these guys!  It was really very very cold outside so I layered some fun stockings under my pants.  I think I might get these pants tailored a little bit... taper them a little because they fit really nice, but the leg opening is a bit wide... should I do it or leave them loose?

Also took some cutie pics of my loves...

Even though life has been pretty mellow and uneventful, honestly I could not complain because I have these 2 amazing wonderful loves in my life!

What I wore:
Hat, coat and accessories from F21.  Stockings and Chinese Laundry boots from the BX.  Pants, thrifted.  Longchamp bag c/o my mums!

Queen VII

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Wild

Actually... wild would probably be the least suitable word... It was definitely a pleasant Wednesday, which is actually a sort of Monday for me.  My husband being off Sunday, Monday and Tuesday makes it feel like that was my weekend, and now that it is Wednesday, the weekend is almost here and I have LOADS to do.

I had an amazing photoshoot on Sunday with a really fun couple.  I am working on their pictures still... followed by a fun old fashioned family game of kickball!  My daughter, who is normally so rambunctious and tough is not so much one for organized sports... she was definitely the daisy-picker of the day.  Monday I barely remember!  I think it was a lazy sort of day.  Tuesday was fantastically culminated by my husband finally busting out all of his tattooing equipment and effectively scarred himself with both a mr. and mrs. pacman!!!!  Pics of those lil guys to come.  I can't wait til he is good enough to tattoo me!!!

Today was a chill day for me and Avii... appointment, lunch, shopping and renting movies... I feel bad that I am stuck doing school work and photo editing, but she is entertained enough without me for the most part.  It was a super wet/rainy/snowy day... which i think called for a sweater and a hat... not that that combination shouldn't still look good!

i wish it didn't look so lumpy

I have been wanting to wear this bracelet! Love it!

photoshop fun!
I was comfortable for sure.  And amidst the sales racks of shoes in the BX i SCORED!!!!  I have been looking and looking and looking for some black, comfortable ankle boots.  The fact that they are Chinese Laundry is just the biggest cherry on top!  I will probably get in trouble for buying them, but at 85% off!!!!  Real, quality suede boots under $20... I could NOT say no.  I just will give up eating out for a couple times... that's pretty much the only thing I spend money on now.  Saving up for going back to California!!!  Mama's going to the MALL and Disneyland!  be ready for me!
Smartfood white cheddar popcorn is my new addiction... I will eat this and drink my nutcracker tea in peace knowing I have perfect booties!

What I wore:
Green velvet over-shirt, thrifted.  Sweater from Kohl's.  Levi's mid-rise skinny jeans.  Boots bought downtown.  Accessories from F21.

Back to work now... the pain of accounting...
Queen VII

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Peek into my little fashion maison!

I have been hoping to do a post like this for a while... I've had a few people that have been curious about what my closet looks like and how my wardrobe is arranged.  I have done a lot of culling and cleaning and I think it all looks pretty good right now.  I am also coming to terms that I may never have a closet this big again, nor the awesome amount of little drawers and cupboards that are in this strange European apartment... so this is also for my own record!
I have always liked being clean and organized... I am not a neat freak but I can be quite neurotic sometimes.  I absolutely HATE losing things!  You know you wake up and say... "I want to wear that (one) blouse! That is what I want to revolve my entire outfit and day around." If you arent organized, you might not be able to find it or remember that it's in the disgusting pile of laundry, etc.  Being more organized is a lifestyle choice and commitment.  If you go around my house I think someone would say i'm fairly organized... my cans are separated, dvd's alphabetized... I have been reading a lot of blogs about people's new years resolutions to be more organized and have a wardrobe reformation... Here's what I have (photo heavy ahead!):
full length view of my dressing room, as i call it
i decorate the walls with fave shopping bags

H&M on the Champs Elysses

candy, cologne and panties!

my inspiration posters
inspiration collages
My shoe cabinets!

Boots, boots and sneakers

High heels. I don't wear many any more.

Flats to the left.  Wedges and platforms on the right.

My mirror since i was 2.  I hang my dressing robes on it and store my Uggs and rainboots below.

Closet Number ONE:

some of my favorite vintage sequin pieces.
I keep my sweaters and cardigans on the top shelf.  I hang my blouses by color from light to dark from left to right.  I have more sweaters down below.  I can't stand it when sweaters or tops get the shoulder dents from hangers!  NEVER USE METAL HANGERS!!!

Closet number TWO:

 In my second "schrank" as they are called here in Germany, I keep dresses to the left, jeans and slacks and longer skirts.  My short skirts and shorts are kept in the drawer below.  I keep purses up top that are smaller, vintage or not used very often.  I prefer to use wooden hangers for my heavier items. NEVER USE METAL HANGERS!!!!  for anything!

Closet number THREE:

Coats, jackets, blazers and some sweatshirts and more purses.  These are my more often used bags and my more valuable ones.  I keep overnight bags and backpacks down below.

My Bedroom Dresser and such:

my Frenchy stuff and my Edward Cullen candy!

I keep my rings in an antique French candy dish

turned the hat rack into a necklace holder

King and Queen of Hearts! Me and J! <3

my bisous box from my bro and sis in law! i keep my real jewels in there!

This is my favorite part of my room.  When you get married it's kind of selfish to want to make your room all about you, so I made my corner about me!  I have the box that I got from my friend Courtney for our wedding... she handpainted it.  I keep it filled with some hair accesories, some treasures from my travels and my boxed jewelry.  The hanging mirror is a German antique.  My name was painted in San Francisco and I have blonde hair extensions that I never wear hanging on the sides! It reminds me of some of my besties back home!
I try to keep my drawers organized:


Socks.  Leggings and legwarmers. Tights.  all separated.

Black tops.

Colored tops and tees.

Tank tops and layering under-pieces.

In our weird apartment we also have another wall of cabinets and drawers in our bedroom:
my row of sunglasses! and postcards from a friend.

My beautiful bass!


top drawer is earrings. second drawer is bracelets and watches.
I LOVE the drawers for my earrings and bracelets.  I don't know what I am gonna do without those.  I keep my pajamas and gym clothes in the other cabinets... nothing worth taking pics of.  My vintage train case holds some important papers and personal items.
I keep belts in this vintage luggage.  Lingerie in the polkadot one.

my nightstand... wedding pic, journal, tissues because I am always dying of allergies.

My pretty postcards and my Madeline doll!!! All from really close friends!
I have had fun living here and organizing and decorating my space.  I am so curious what our next place will be like.  I am pretty sure it will be nothing like this!!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your tour!!!  And hopefully you'll get some ideas on how to organize your own wardrobes!

What I wore today:  
Thrifted cardigan.  Thrifted oxfords.  F21 jeans, hat and necklace.

Queen VII