Because the temperature and humidity outside has to be some kind of sick joke, I've been laying low in the A/C and "surfing the web" (as C. puts it) for fun little tidbits. Simple diversions are the best.

One of my all-time faves, Colbie Caillat, singing covers of three great songs (that, conveniently, I also love to death). Thanks to EA for the tip-off on this one!

I really, REALLY love the look of an army-green utility jacket over a super feminine dress. There's something about that thrown-together, offbeat stylishness ala J.Crew that I completely adore. I can't wait for fall to get here, whenever it decides to show up, so I can start playing around with clothes and layering again (hey, 101-degree weather, how about you take a hike so I can give it a test run?) I spent yesterday afternoon with J.Crew's fall catalog and it's chock full of looks just like these two. If I wasn't running the risk of death-by-heatstroke, I'd have one of these bad boys on right this second!  
(images via The Sartorialist)

While I'm on the subject of clothes (and when am I ever not), I have to say that I'm completely obsessed with Olivia Palermo's style. Please note that I said style, and ONLY style. I could do with a little less of her eye rolling, hair flipping, and condescending Connecticut clip (yes, I do indeed catch "The City" from time to time. Or every week. Whatever.) Attitude aside, the girl knows how to dress and mix things up in unexpected and gorgeous ways. For the time being, I can look past the fact that she might be the human incarnate of Regina George, and focus on her impeccable taste. A few more rolls of the eyes though, and I may be singing a different tune. (images via WhoWhatWear)

Amen, Karl L. I've taken it upon myself to lead the charge against electronic books (a horrific oxymoron, if you ask me) and try and remind people of the simple pleasure of reading an actual book. Now, I'm not going all Carrie-Bradshaw-sniffing-books kooky (remember the scene from the first SATC movie when she takes a big whiff of a library book while reading poems to Big? WTH?) but there's just something about holding a book in your hands, turning the pages, and dog-earing your spot for next time that just can't be replaced. Keep your Nooks and Kindles and give me a hardcover or paperback.

Everyone knows the value of a good personality and kind spirit, but I love the way Terri Guillemets so eloquently puts it.

One more fantastic quote for good measure. In layman's terms: Don't sweat the small stuff.


  1. love it girl!!! and i totally agree. i think olivia palermo is totally regina george...nail on the head girl!!! miss you! and can't wait to see the army jacket with something super cute!!! :)