Written in the stars

valerie vander graff

chain jacket

kitten wearing bow tie

anastasia krivosheeva

indoor hammock

american flag jacket

robert downey, jr.

sasha pivovarova

Valerie van der Graaf | cool shades | chains & leopard print | cutest bow tie wearing kitten ever | touches of red | two of my favorite models – Siri Tollerod & Anastasia Krivosheeva | indoor hammock (want!) | vintage American flag jacket | Robert Downey Jr. | Sasha Pivovarova (Vogue UK, April ’06)

Just a few recent images from my Tumblr (original sources linked there). 

How flippin darling is that kitten donning a bow tie?!

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What I’m loving…

… long robes for daytime wear

isabel lucas

… adding buttons to your hat


… anything crochet

liu wen

… Liu Wen’s layered look — plaid shirt under a hoodie topped with a shaggy coat

… orange/red lips & wing tip eyeliner

… a collared shirt worn under a fabulous wool sweater

j.w. anderson festival boots with swarovski crystal toe

J.W. Anderson Festival Boots with Swarovski crystals

… green leather jackets

… feather & crosses earring wrap

sequin pants

… sequin pants


… soft braids

maison martin margiela boots

… sweatpants tucked into metallic Maison Martin Margiela boots

… orange clothing, especially this amazing jumpsuit

jeffrey campbell lita

… my recently acquired Jeffrey Campbell gold glitter Litas from Edge of Urge


… the fact that I’ll be in Vegas in less than a month for WWDMagic!

I’m over the moon-estatic to be heading to WWDMagic as one of 30 bloggers and fashion writers selected to cover the show as part of Teen Vogue‘s first-ever Blogger Concourse Lounge.  We’ll be running around the show floor reporting on the latest trends, filming real-time video segments, conducting buyer chats and partaking in fun style-offs.

Featured sponsoring brands in the concourse lounge are Free People, Levi’s, Jessica Simpson and French Connection.

Make sure to follow WWDMagic’s Tumblr and my Tumblr as content will be aggregated from the show. Oh, and if you see the girl in the gold glitter JC Litas, that’s me… and make sure to say Hi!



(All images in this post are from Style with Benefits Tumblr with original sources linked on my Tumblr.)

We are not as small as you think.

Social issues have never been discussed here, but after coming across this video from last year’s Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Finals, I just had to share it.  Need a wake up call?  A reminder?  Some perspective?  Then take 3 minutes and 30 seconds out of your day to watch this video.  It will be time well spent.

These talented ladies are from Denver and they absolutely killed it.

“We are human.  We are connected.”