Sunday, November 1, 2009


I'm back! I can't believe how long it has been since I last blogged...more than a month! This school year has been flying by. I know it's such a cliche that your senior year goes by so quickly, but it really is true. And not because it's "the best year of my life," or whatever people say, but I've just been so busy with SAT and ACT stuff, and cross country. And my college applications are in :) But now I finally have time for the blog again, which is good because I've missed taking photos and spending time online looking at art and reading other blogs.

I just took this photo today as it was starting to get dark out. Daylight savings time is so weird to me, it's getting dark an hour earlier and it's so hard to adjust.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I never really spend too much time looking at fashion show photos, and I've never been a big fan of Marc Jacobs' designs, but I am really loving his Marc by Marc Jacobs line! The clash of patterns is actually really appealing to me, something about it seems very tribal and reminds me of the photos my friend showed me of her trip to Peru and all the traditional clothes there. And I'm always a big fan of hair bows :)

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Death or Glory

(the title is the name of my favorite Clash song at the moment)

I just ran my first cross country race ever was very tough, but very fun. I'm totally new to the sport; I've been a soccer player all my life and I wanted a little chang my senior year. But I've fallen in love with running, and slowly it's getting easier. I find myself spending a lot of my money on running gear now, and less on more fashion-forward clothes, but that's ok with me. I did find these great racing flats, I love the print and I need a new pair, so maybe...

Some other things I want:

I love this pretty embroidered blouse from Anthropologie, it's very feminine and the color is nice for fall.

This cupcake hat from is so cute! But I'm not sure I'd actually wear it. It's one of those things that's awesome to have just to say you have, like, "I have a cupcake hat!" But in reality, I probably wouldn't buy it :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lessons learned

Even though I haven't been working during the week, I find no time for blogging. I'm trying to soak up the last of summer vacation, in between cross country practices and a lot of volunteer activities, and trying to maintain a social life. But luckily I've also found time for some reading. This summer, it was my goal to read a lot of the classics. And I have - I finished The Bell Jar, Sense and Sensibility, and The Old Man and the Sea - all of which I loved, especially the last one. But I tried a few others, like The Scarlet Letter and The Lord of the Rings, which I could not get into and, to be honest, hated. It really annoys me when people force themselves to read classics, just for the sake of being able to say they read them. I guess that's kind of what I was doing though, even though I can tell when a book isn't for me, and I won't torture myself by trying to get through it. I did a lot of other reading too, though, especially historical fiction which is my favorite. The last book I finished was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was the only HP book I haven't read more than once. It was nice to read something I already know I love! Next, I think I might try a book my aunt recommended to me - Girls Like Us, it's a biography about Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.

Sorry about the reading rant, I'm sort of a bookworm :) I felt like looking for some pretty photos today, here are some places where I'd love to read a good book.

photos from we heart it

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer skin

The end of summer always makes me sad. Although the weather will still be warm for another month, the end of my favorite season signifies to me the end of a youthful time, and the beginning of more responsibility. I actually wrote a poem about this feeling, somewhat inspired by Death Cab for Cutie's song "Summer Skin". This summer is especially sad for me because some of my friends who are a year older than I am are going away to college, which reminds me that I'll be doing the same in only a year.

photo credits: we heart it,, rosie hardy on flickr.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lady sings the blues so well

Here are some photos from my camping trip last month, that I finally got around to uploading this week. Believe it or not, I didn't edit these at all - the colors in the sky were really spectaular and vibrant.

And here are some photos I took on a campus visit to Vassar College. I told my parents I especially liked this school because parts of it reminded me of Hogwarts :]

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday morning

I've mentioned her before, but one of my favorite photographers to browse on flickr is the girl who tamed the tiger. Here are some of her new photographs.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


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A couple drawings by Joseph Smolinski that I saw a while back at a gallery. I just like the creepy emptiness of it all.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Makes me feel smart.

I kind of have this irrational love for National Geographic magazine. My friend gets it so I always like to borrow it, especially for the photography aspect of it, but the science-y articles are interesting too. I'm not a science buff by any means, I'm more of the artsy type. But I like reading the articles, they're pretty interesting and they make me feel smarter. I'm actually contemplating waiting until my subscription of Teen Vogue runs out, and then subscribing to NG. But anyways, I found these photos online from a previous issue that I loved. They're called "green roofs", and they are supposed to increase energy efficiency of buildings, not to mention they look so great in a city landscape. These photos are by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel.

I've seen these two sights in person! Both in San Francisco. The first is the roof of the California Academy of Sciences, which I didn't go into, but I saw the green roof from outside. It looks so cool, like rolling hills or something. And the next one is just the top of a bus stop, I think it's the only one in the city and it's to bring awareness about green roofs.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I just recently saw The Darjeeling Limited - such a great movie, the actors are so funny, but the plot is really interesting too. I'm kind of in love with Adrien Brody. Anyways, watching this film has made me really want to visit India. After Spain, India is probably the foreign country I'd like to visit the most. These photos are just a few from flickr user tripowski's India photo set, but there are so many great sets from all over the world, and they are all equally stunning. I highly recommend that you check them out.

I've been really busy lately, but it's good. I finally have a job (two, actually...), and I've been doing a lot of college-related stuff. But I'm enjoying summer, and I hope everyone else is too!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Beauté Naturelle

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from Mixte Magazine, photographed by Carlotta Mainago (I wish I knew who designed the illustrations). this is one of my favorite editorials to date, I just love the softness of it and the perfect illustrations. photo source: faking fashion.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Some inspiration

Sorry for the slow-down of posting lately. These past two weeks have been really busy - I've gotten my wisdom teeth out, visited a few colleges, and I've been tutoring math a few days a week. And all the rain the east coast has been having leaves me with no energy! I'm going away for the weekend, but here's a couple photos of what's been inspiring me lately: the Minimarket S/S 09 collection. I love the bright color combinations, and the shoes are amazing! I definitely want a pair, but somehow I feel like I wouldn't be the right person to pull off that look.

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first photo from, second one...I forgot...sorry!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle...

Somehow a bike seems to make everyone look more stylish. Photos from The Sartorialist.