Valentino Haute Couture FW 2010 and pink desserts. Mondays call for indulgences. Dive in.

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CHANEL Haute Couture FW 2010.

Who has seen the trailer for the Exorcism movie? I for one have no business watching it before bed as it brings on nightmares, so I've found. The images of that girl bending backwards is enough to keep me wide eyed and jumpy for hours. Though it usually doesn't take much more than a stroll through, to bring my mind back to it's happy place. Thank you, Chanel.

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Fluttering feathers.

I would wear this.

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My cousin is getting married in October and I would love nothing more than to wear this dress. Honestly, any excuse to wear this dress would be fine by me. Give me comfort, draping, gray, slim silhouette, exposed back, and floor skimming lengths, and I am putty in your hands.

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Ice, ice baby.

It's very rare in the summer, that there's a day when I am not down for an iced latte. This particular picture has done me in. It's also very rare that I chose anything other than an iced chai latte. The combination of coolness and spices throws a fabulous fete for my taste buds.

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Chloe Fall RTW 2010

Sheen neutrals, flowing and roomy fits, menswear meets feminine details. A whole lot of what my dreams are made of and perhaps a little bit more. 

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The essentials

I mean, when it really comes down to it, there's no escaping the predominately black wardrobe - especially given that 4 years of my life were spent living in Manhattan. So can you really blame me that I am still stuck wearing black almost daily? As we speak I am wearing a black tank and black yoga pants. Instead of making vows to don bright colors and vivid prints, I am perfectly okay with sticking with the comfort of blacks and neutrals. xx

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I take it back.

I've mentioned before that I am looking forward to fall, but also forgot to mention that I am not looking forward to leaving summer behind. I still need to go to the ocean, hit up a few more ice cream parlors, and take more drives with the top off my car. It's hard to ignore the certain crispness in the air as August is passing by, and with the signs of fall, come an all too familiar sense of sadness. Summer has and always will be my favorite season, but remembering that I love each season for their own individual reasons make the transition a little easier to take on.

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Desert and lace.

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Beautiful world.

The Sartorialist is always fun to explore when my life is less than hectic {which is extremely rare}. The images of every day life all over the world are humbling. Lately, the pictures are so simple and yet again, possibly the most beautiful things I've seen in quite some time. Here are a few of my favorites as of late.

{Why I love this: the long skirt, flamingo pose, and Brooklyn setting}

{Why I love this: The girl is 16. When I was 16, it was hard to look past Abercrombie and Fitch. Too cool for school in my opinion}

{Why I love this: Her shoes, and the way she is looking at him. Dean Martin-esque vibe}

{Why I love this: So many times when walking home from my internships, classes, and work, I would wish upon a star that a bike would simply roll my way and I would make it home in minutes flat. The basket for her purse. Army green skirt. Love}
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Parlez-vous Francais?

My boyfriend and I have been digging deeper to the details of our Paris Vacation (hopefully happening by December). We figured that it would be fun and unique to stay in a parisian flat rental as opposed to a hotel! This way we get a first hand look at parisian living. We will shop the markets for fresh vegetables, visit the charcuteries for cheese, and shop marvelous French boutiques for impeccable European fashions - which to say the least, have been lacking from my wardrobe! As you can tell, I am beyond excited.

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Thinking putty.

These past couple of weeks, I have been soul searching. Trying to figure out what I want from life, who I want to become, and which direction I want my life to take. All of this thinking has taken a tole on me, emotionally and physically, but above all has motivated me to step outside comfort zones and go after what I essentially want and deserve. Although, this transformation will take some time, organizing my thoughts and aspirations is the very first step in the right direction.

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