My Favorite Things


I know a number of you have been featured on Chicisimo, but I wanted to thank the lovely Maria for recently choosing and posting some of my looks on her site.  Maria also just launched Chicisimo Brides, providing fab inspiration pics for wedding dresses.  I’ve discovered some amazing new blogs from Chicisimo, so check her sites out!

Another thank you goes to the always complimentary Antoine of florilège d’esthète for passing along the One Lovely Blog Award.  He has an incredible way with words, making his writing and descriptions unparallel to anyone else.  Antoine, thanks for making me blush with your kind words…

Becs, Epitomesque “BOMBnextDoor” who Really knows How to make blow a dazzling/electrifying “Wind of Sexy Freshness” from L Aaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!

And finally, the always hip and incredibly sweet Eden from Chic in the Tropics tagged me for a list of my 20 favorite things…

1.  COLOR – Red and black are my college colors, so I’ll always be a fan of those.  I’m also partial to blue.

2.  DESSERT – I’m actually not a big dessert or cake person, even though I have a sweet tooth for candy.  I don’t think I’ve ever had actual cake on my birthday… always ice cream cakes.  In fact, here’s my little Carvel ice cream cake I just had last week.

Birthday ice cream cake

3.  SMELL – I dig fruity scents like coconut and strawberry.  I also like vanilla.  My perfume at the moment is Versace Bright Crystal.

4.  FLOWER - Orchids and sunflowers

5.  ANIMAL – I love monkeys!  Whenever I go to the zoo, I love to watch them swing around.

MonkeysSan Diego Zoo

6.  MONTH - June because it’s my birthday and the start of summer

7.  BEVERAGE – My daily beverages include lots of water and Nestea.

8.  SHOES – Favorite shoes that I own are my Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Booties.  Shoe crushes are the Alexander Wang “Hanne” Triple Buckle Boots and Balmain Multi-zip Suede Boots.

Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted BootiesJeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Booties now availabe in black and taupe at Urban Outfitters

Alexander Wang Hanne Triple Buckle Boots

Alexander Wang “Hanne” Triple Buckle Boots

Balmain Multi-Zip Suede BootsBalmain Multi-zip Suede Boots

9.  SNACK – If I want something sweet, I’ll eat Skittles or Sour Patch Kids.  If I’m craving something salty, which is usually the case, I’ll opt for popcorn or Kettle potato chips.

10.  SONG/S - Yea, I have too many favs, but I’ll always love “Sway” by The Perishers, “With or Without You” by U2 and “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure.  And no matter how many times they’ve been overplayed on the radio, I still dig “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga and “Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rhianna.

11.  BOOKWhere the Wild Things Are (can’t wait for the movie!)

12.  FRUIT - Pineapple and mandarin oranges

13.  HAIRSTYLE – Honestly on a daily basis I don’t do anything with my hair.  I let it air dry after washing it and I’ll fess up that I don’t even brush my hair… until it gets too knotty to stand, and then I’ll whip out my brush.  The most I do with my hair is twist it into a tight bun if I want to add some waves.  On occasion, I do like to throw on a headband every now and then.

UO headband

14.  PIECE/S OF CLOTHING – Skinny jeans, leather jackets, oversized blazers, corset tops and men’s plaid shirts (like the Stapleford Buffalo Work shirt via Urban Outfitters below) .

Stapleford Buffalo Work shirt

15.  STORES TO SHOP - Since my mall trips have steadily declined, my fav online shops are Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal Vintage, Shopbop, Oaknyc and RevolveClothing.

16.  SEASON – Summer lovin’

17.  HOBBY - Dancing, following college basketball, dreaming up ideas for my future screenplay, watching bad reality TV, discovering new music bands or artists and of course shopping and flea marketing.

18.  THINGS TO COLLECT - Quotes.  I have an ever growing collection full of movie/TV, song, life, friendship and love quotes.

19.  MOVIE - Oh I could never just pick one, so off the top of my head, my favs are Goonies, Sixteen Candles, Dirty Dancing, The Rock, The Notebook, The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, The Hangover and I Love you, Man.

20.  RESTAURANT – Any Italian restaurant.  I could eat pasta everyday!

To keep this circulating, I’m tagging:

Shin from Fashion Cappuccino

Libby from FASHIONconfectionairy

Joelyne from the sydney girl

Ash Fox from Tit Tees

Carolina from The Clothist

Sylvia from Chaotic Cookie

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!  The June Gloom has passed and we are now enjoying the sunny LA weather again.  Yesterday, I saw “My Sister’s Keeper” and cried my eyes out.  OK, maybe I didn’t ball, but the tears were flowing every 5 min. or so.  If you like beautiful slow songs, then check out a sampling of the soundtrack.


  1. chrissy
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 07:10:50

    Loving that blue jacket! xx

  2. Mel
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 07:16:32

  3. Marian
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 07:22:49

    loving the lowdown on your fave things.
    i like the cake!
    muah x

  4. The Seeker
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 09:12:30

    Such great fave things, thank you for sharing with us.
    It’s always so nice to know more about a fellow blogger and moreover gorgeous like you.



  5. erika
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 09:20:28

    i loved all your answers!!! we have the same taste in smell, candy, ice cream cake, and the hair routine. i really hate brushing my hair. it’s such a chore! but damn the knots. ok anyway im going to check out your perfume, i’m so sick of YSL’s baby doll!

  6. Nadia
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 09:34:14

    youhave great style!

    i always like that you arent afriand to try some stuff that otheres dont wear .. if i sawyou i wudd def. stop and stare .. ina good way tho .
    im not hater

    love u<3

    yeah cake has to be delish for me to eat it

  7. dreamsequins
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:16:44

    Congratulations on the awards, the press mention and thanks for posting your wonderful list of favorite things! :D Love learning about my favorite bloggers!

  8. Pinky
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 10:37:58

    Ugh those Wang boots are gorgeous *sigh*

    P.S. I dislike cake too unless it is an ice-cream cake. Cupcakes are much better =)

  9. Shin
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 11:50:28

    I love reading your favorite things and thank you for tagging me!! I don’t comb my hair either unless I absolutely have to. I think that’s because girls with straight hair have easier time getting away with messy hair. The picture of you sitting down with those pink shorts and blue jacket is amazing! xxoxoxoxooxxo

  10. Antoine
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 12:45:38

    ps: Oooooh You’re Welcome Dear !!! This article (which makes blush the “shy/self proclaimed esthete” I am) perfectly illustrates my so deserved Words . . .
    Hope you’re Well too !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  11. Suzanne
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 12:59:32

    love that black n white dress!

  12. Carolina Botelho
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 13:30:25

    thanks so much sweetie! as soon as I have some time I’ll post the answers in my blog! big kiss :) xxx

  13. Raez
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 14:25:58

    yay! congrats on the feautre, and what a yummy cake! loved reading through your answers, you’re awesome;)

    xx raez

  14. dapper kid
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 15:15:19

    Congratulations on the feature!! Yuuum at ice cream cake :) Aww haha and monkeys are my favourite type of animal by far. Ooh and those Alexander Wang boots are amazing!! I really am into fruity scents, I am on a serious vanilla binge at the moment fragrance wise. Oh, and My Sisters Keeper seriously had me crying in the cinema, I ran of tissues!

    Jun 29, 2009 @ 16:04:29

    love the black outfit! lovely!!

  16. Clare Brown
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 17:39:32

    Oh, you are so gorgeous! I loved reading all of your answers!! Fabulous blog, girlie!

  17. joelyne
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 22:51:21

    youuu my lovely, are the sweetest thing!!!!

    thank you so much for tagging me! i actually never do the tag thingies but because it is you i’m going to do it ! haha MWA

    i’m not a dessert or cake person EITHER! hooray! but i do love this thing i get. it’s a passionfruit shape, with passionfruit ice cream covered with a hard coat of chocolate – YUMMO

    kisses from sydney!


  18. Sylvia
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 22:57:03

    Hey Becs! Thanks for tagging me, it looks fun so I will get to it soon, yay! Those shoes are so lust worthy!!

  19. Lauren
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 01:29:18

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog hehe. You are gorgeous, I love your blog!!!!!

    Love your huge sunnies and black bubble dress, love that purple vest with pink skirt so so so much and that black bandeau dress with blazer arghh!!

    Exchange links?


  20. hauteworld
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 02:06:29

    Congrats on your chicisimo feature! And what a fun Q&A… I can’t believe you don’t like desserts ;) But I did also used to get ice-cream cakes… best invention ever.

  21. eden
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 04:33:18

    hello gorgeous,

    so glad you were finally able to answer the tags! i enjoyed reading your answers.. especially your hair tip! truth be told you have one of the most covetable hair in the blogosphere. no kidding!

    and ooh.. an award from antoine. kudos! you are both fabulous.:)

    much love


  22. frouu
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 05:55:20

    awesome interview. i love looking at your pics, with your tiny frame and luscious hair, you look like such a doll!

    - nadia

  23. Adela
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 06:18:58

    happy birthday! love all the outfits, especially the 2nd one! =)

  24. Hanh, Life-in-travel
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 06:58:29

    Hi Becs!
    It’s so nice to read the interview. you have a fan here. I never eat cake on my birthday, just vanilla Oreo ice-cream cake. It’s family’s tradition, we all love ice-cream cake for BDay.

    I always love the way you dress. It suite you very well!!

    Belate happy birthday!!!


  25. sharon rose
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 06:58:39

    Hi there-fabulous post, its great to know that bit more about you and your likes and dislikes! Wishing you a good week my dear!

  26. asiancajuns
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 07:41:36

    Congrats on Chicismo! I love those lovely ladies over there!

    And I’m right with you with the sweet tooth! We’ll have our birthday cake tomorrow- and it just might be icecream cake too ;)

    ps- OHMYLORD- you’re hair dries like that?! It’s gorgeous and I’m jealous ;)

  27. fashionista
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 08:40:35

    i love the list!

    really cute with the monkey

  28. savvymode
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 09:33:32

    you look so stylish. great post.

  29. Couture Carrie
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 09:41:24

    Such a fun tag, darling! Love all your answers and pics! Those Jeffrey Campbell boots rock! And I love that one of your hobbies is dancing ~ how fabulous!

    Congrats on your feature, too!


  30. Elizabeth Victoria C
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 10:02:51

    i’m so afraid to see “my sister’s keeper” because i know i’m going to cry so hard. i definitely share shoe crushes with you!!

  31. Tamara
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 10:15:57

    Love that outfit with the blue jacket! :)

  32. Lauren
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 10:17:25

    Congratulations, that’s fantastic. And those wang boots are killer!

  33. Maggie
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 10:30:20

    I adore all ur boots collections! The Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Booties sold out so fast that i didn’t even have a chance to make my order!!
    U look gorgeous in the B&W outfits! <3

  34. melmo
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:27:09

    love your fav shoes :)

  35. loft in soho
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:28:56

    Wow! congrats dear!
    I love all of your outfits, you look amazing! <3
    and thanks for your comment! I added you to my links, I love your style,


  36. ak
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:35:46

    great ans. and congrats on the feature. thank goodness the good weather is back.

  37. la chauve souris (the bat)
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 14:48:56

    great outfit at the top…your style is really good!! and for the AW boots i’ve jsut order them at brown focus… your so right their litterally the best :)


  38. La Couturier
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 15:06:59

    Those Alexander Wang boots are to die for!

    La C.

  39. joelyne
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 16:20:47

    thanks for your lovely comment beautiful! mwa

  40. Libby
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 20:32:50

    Great tag, thanks so much for tagging me. Hopefully I can do this soon and deliver as good answers as you did!

  41. Oh So Hip It Hurts
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 23:23:26

    congrats on being featured! you deserve it :) and i really do admire your style so thanks for all the great pics in this post!


  42. Maria
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 09:24:06

    I think oversized cardigans/sweaters are always a good choice.

    Btw, love the photo with the gorilla/monkey. *

  43. HoneyBunny
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 11:58:48

    Congrats on your feature!
    And such fun tag! I really enjoyed reading your answers! ANd you look gorgeous on every photo, how do you do that?:D :**

  44. Jon
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 12:32:33

    Ice cream cake is the best isn’t it? That’s funny, I don’t comb my hair either!

  45. maria
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 13:14:38

    Where is that bandeau black and white dree from i luv it u look smoking pls tell me i have to have it thanks

  46. becs
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 13:27:31

    Hi Maria! It’s actually a long strapless top from Guess that I pulled down to wear as a dress (just for that pic). I usually wear it as a top/tunic with leggings. Unfortunately, I got it a few years ago. Thanks for your comment!

  47. Bella
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 13:36:34

    Congrats on the feature and your award… so deserving! And this is such a great post, loving your favorite things and all the fabulous outfits!

  48. Kristin
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 17:36:56

    Those Jeffrey Campbell booties are so fabulous!

  49. Maegan
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 18:11:27

    YOUR SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR …the black buckle flat boots. …love.

  50. Eeli
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 21:37:08

    becs luv you are just beyond gorgeous inside and out. Congrats on the feature and congrats on the awards and tag. Well deserved :)


    Jul 01, 2009 @ 22:08:24

    First time I’m stopping by, and I must say…really liked reading up on your favorites.

    You have great taste in shoes. And I love your hair, do you dye it?

  52. Marcella
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 23:15:11

    Hi Becs! I’m so glad to be back, just catching up on some of your amazing outfit posts from the past weeks. Happy belated birthday btw! You and your sis looked stunning – same gorgeous warm smile and great taste :)

    Congrats on the awards and features, I predict many more to come!

    P.S. we crave the same shoes lol.

  53. Maverick
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 04:51:17

    Quotes is a really interesting thing to collect. Happy belated birthday-love the cake :)

    and one of my favorite things is also dessert!! :D

    xox, mavi

  54. Mads
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 05:46:09

    Your hair is super nice and I love that blue jacket..=)


  55. becs
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 10:30:25

    Hi, thanks for stopping by! Yes, I get my hair dyed professionally.. it’s naturally black. Thanks for your comment!

  56. camille
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 12:48:59

    omg that Alexander Wang triple buckle boots are freaking amazing!!!

  57. tip
    Jul 06, 2009 @ 10:24:47

    i really enjoyed this post becs! YOu are sooo gorgeous!!

  58. ary
    Aug 17, 2009 @ 12:09:09

    Sway is such a great song.

  59. t
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 20:13:06

    daaaamn you fine!

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