alison mosshart

she's simply stunning.
image via flickr


portrait of julia frakes in motion

I suggest watching this in fullscreen.

video via igor + andré



I went to the Big Island for my brother's wedding in Kona two weeks ago. It was truly an eye-opening experience, so I've decided to move there for about a year after I get my undergrad. I would love nothing more than to be immersed into such a humbling culture. Life there would be so much simpler - the way it should be. I loved surfing. It was one of the most spiritual experiences I've ever had with nature. There were a million colorful fish swimming in the reef below me and the occasional sea turtle popping it's head up for air. Finally understanding the ride of the wave was more than merely being able to keep my balance and steer the board - I finally accomplished learning something that I've wanted to do my entire life. I yearn for the day that I will be able to do that at my leisure. Thankfully, my parents are in full support of my decision. Supposedly, Mark Twain lived there for a while as well. He surfed, wrote for the paper, and eventually wrote his first book. He began his career. I think being there will do the same for me. I have far too many interests to narrow it down, and perhaps I'll end up doing a lot of different things. I can only hope that Hawai'i will help inspire me to find what it is that I'll spend the rest of my life doing. It's risky, but I couldn't be more excited.



"If you want to be happy, be."
-Leo Tolstoy



This look is definitely an ideal for me right now. I've really been into the casual/super simple look lately - and socks with peep-toe ankle booties (or boots).



more S/S 2010 faves

Erin Wasson x RVCA

Cynthia Rowley

Charlotte Ronson
photos via style


peacock feather

i never cared to get a tattoo until i found this image.
this will definitely be inked on my body soon.


alexander wang s/s 2010

Alexander Wang never fails to impress, but holy hell, this collection literally blew my, as of late, anti-consumerist mind. I've spent a good while now trying to simplify and fight my lust for expensive clothing, but I'm considering adding a little Wang to my Christmas list.

photos via style


minimal studs

Seychelles Vamp Bootie, $128
via UO


my door is always open

"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."
-Henry David Thoreau
photo via skullset


got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

J and I had a photoshoot today in the early hours of the morning. I finally got pictures legit enough to post to LOOKBOOK.nu. It's been about seven months since I last posted a look - pretty ridiculous! I hope to get a little better about it. I've simply been far too apathetic about the interweb lately. Eh. That's probably not so bad.

P.S. Still not completely in love with the new blog header. Any thoughts? I'll probably do an entire blog revamp soon - if I find the time and willpower that is.



I would never say that I have everything figured out because 1) that's not at all something I'd want to boast and 2) it's highly improbable. I do, however, finally feel as though I'm living the way I'm supposed to be. I can't remember the last time I felt this kind of joy - I'm incredibly thankful for the way my life is going right now. I still have much to accomplish (in the foreseeable future and in life in general), but fulfillment is a possibility for me now and I feel confident enough to say that. Not only can I see it but I've found the motivation I've been needing (and might I add, it's been a long while since my search for this motivation began). It's been quite a while since I've blogged about my personal life, but this seemed to be something worth sharing.

Well, summer's almost over! I am actually pretty anxious about school this semester. I'm ready to do things right. I hope everyone's summer has been fantastic - and that the rest will be even better!


"curiouser and curiouser!"

"You know you say that things are 'much of a muchness' - did you ever see a drawing of a muchness?"
- The Dormouse (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)


en fleurs

"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
- Walt Whitman
photo via skullset


crop obessesed

Silence & Noise Back Zip Crop Tee, $38

Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet Open Back Tank, $38
via UO



on the porch

"Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go."
- e. e. cummings
photo via skullset


long time, no update

So, many, many things have occurred since my last post:

1. I went to Bonnaroo - got to see some of my favorite musicians ever!
2. I visited Nashville for the first time (and stayed with Daysha, of course!).
3. I've decided that after I graduate, if not after the next two semesters, I'm definitely moving to Nashville. I'm convinced that it's where I need to be for a while.
4. I enjoyed a couple of days at home and met some lovely neighbors.
5. I went to Mountain Home with J and Caleb. We went out on the lake with my family and I met some of their really great friends.

A lot is changing. It's difficult to remember to update my life to the rest of the world.


Weeds premiere TONIGHT!

Oh my goodness. I can't wait. Less than two more hours!


my bedroom

I haven't posted much about my house since I moved in, so I decided that I'd share some pictures of my room in honor of it being almost finished.

dresser, vinyl, books, me, etc.

ahh... natural light.

this is "the cloud."

bought a new lampshade yesterday!

Bastet snuck in the picture :]

my most recent addition: a rolling space for hanging clothes (my closet is tiny).

I hope to finish more in the house. Perhaps I will have more picture up soon! I'm off to OKC for the weekend with my parents. It should be very relaxing. Have a great weekend everyone!