Video Love

I'm a little bit in love with this song (All Day Day Light) and new video from The Morning Benders. Aren't they wonderful? I'm hoping to see them when they roll around to Portland in October. But the video is just so great. 

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Fall Inspiration: Classic Colors

Fall is on the way, and nothing gives me more dressing inspiration than that first day of cool, crisp weather. In the fall shows, there was lots and lots of camel, and I'm liking where that color trend is taking us. It harkens back to the early 1970s, but the addition of army greens and denim to the mix make this color more suitable to the modern palette. I loved bits and pieces of the Chloe show, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, and Burberry all put great twists on the neutral trend. It's so great to see all of that popping up in stores like H&M for fall. I walked into one the other day and I was obsessed with the color palette the store had of camel, army green, khaki, rust, and blush. Yay fall! I love the laid-back-cool of the H&M pieces as well. And those shearling jackets by Burberry? I WANT. So classic and cool. 


Arcade Fire Obsessed

I was going to write a post about this a few weeks ago when I first got the record, but clearly I got sidetracked, so here it is now. All you really need to know is that the new Arcade Fire album is ridiculously good and you must go buy it right now if you don't have it already. 

The Suburbs launches Arcade Fire into true Rock-Star-dom and the album is appropriately epic, with a cohesive theme and not a throwaway track in sight. I almost always want to listen to The Suburbs in the correct order, in its entirety. That says a lot for someone who constantly has her iTunes playlists on shuffle. While my favorites are ever-changing, right now my top picks are "Ready To Start," "Rococo," "We Used To Wait," and "Half Light II (No Celebration." See below for musical genius. :)

Click here to take part in the interactive experience Arcade Fire has created for "We Used To Wait." It only works with Google Chrome and Safari, but it is worth downloading Chrome to see, I swear. If you can't do either, click here to see a video of the experience. Not nearly as good, but you get the idea. 

New York City, Part 1

I have been a bit m.i.a. the past couple weeks because I have been on vacation, woo hoo! I am visiting my older sister in Washington, D.C. and managed to make it up to New York for a few days to visit Barrett, one of my best friends from high school, who recently moved to Brooklyn. It was my first trip to New York and even though I was only there a few days, it was so much fun! I wish I could have stayed longer. I think I visited almost all the neighborhoods in manhattan! Here is documentation part one...

Home-base stop on the subway. Oh hey, Brooklyn.

Barrett and her map. Got a lot of use, let me tell you. 

On the Highline! Love that place. 

View from the Highline. 

Pants: H&M, Tank: H&M, Vest: borrowed from Barrett, Bag: Cole Haan, Watch: Target

Magnolia Cupcakes. Not nearly as good as St. Cupcake. :)

Marc Jacobs accessory store in the West Village. 

$3.50 margaritas at Bone Lick BBQ, free round from bartender Vitaliy!

Then the obligatory trip to Times Square, woo!

More to come soon...