Sunday, May 1, 2011


Many would say that inspiration can be found anywhere. In my case, it's true. I make sure I surround myself with inspiration and keep my mind continually searching for ideas.

My Moleskine
I meticulously jot down every little detail and thought that pops into my head. I will sometimes write, in large bold font, my outfit ideas and sometimes draw little sketches of what I imagine it will look like.
I learn everything there can possibly be learned through the fashion gods such as Sex and the City, Vogue and Nina Garcia.
Tory Burch
How can one designer make such a sophisticated yet simple flat to millions of girls? These are my backup pair that decorate my coffeetable because they are not fun to break in. Until I have enough courage, they will just be very expensive paper weights.
Coffee Table Books
I love the look and feel of huge heavy books stacked on a table. They are basically picture books for fashionistas. I have yet to receive my copy of The Sartorialist in the mail.
I love Stila and Barbie. A brilliant force when brought together.
Kate Spade
My first designer bag. I loved the lady-like London feel of her purses and it goes with every outfit. There are now different variations of her Wellesley tote but I have the original and the best.
Little Beauty Bag
This little bag says it all but it's surprisingly roomy.
My First Pair of Louboutins
The shoe that started it all. They are worn to bits and I have retired them once I got my 3rd pair. A lovely anniversary gift from Richard in 2008. They are too precious to continue wearing as you can see how worn they've gotten. Once I find a shoe repair shop I will restore them and cherish them forever.
Yves Saint Laurent
The most sexiest yet fashionable stripper heels I have ever owned. I am as tall as the sky with these on. One must have a ton of confidence to wear these as they are flashy. I made sure I got a pair the year he had passed on.
I have a great Polaroid project going on but I can't find my charger anywhere. This is just a Polaroid my parents bought in the 80's that I love using as decoration. It's such a great thing to have something so "antique."
I am such a sucker for French-style perfume with the air squeezer (what is it called?!). I had originally bought this thinking it was perfume but to my discovery my room gets the honor of being spritzed.
I wore headbands a lot when working. I am not quite gifted with hairstyles and this would decorate my hair subtley without being too gaudy. It's also a great tool to have when you don't wash your hair.

What inspires you?

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  1. What fantastic inspiration, my dear! I love your outfit list (you're so organized), and that Polaroid is absolutely to die for -- almost as much so as your TB flats. I adore.
    xo Josie

  2. i can't wait to see your polaroid project (i wish i had one of those vintage cameras)! i'm inspired by nature, beautiful surroundings, blogs, and, of course, the people around me.

  3. this post inspires me! :D
    and i read tons of fashion blogs too!

  4. You're such a fashionable lady! I need to use YOU to increase my fashion sense. And how fabulous is Nina Garcia? What inspires me? My family & friends, the beautiful area I live in, my fellow group fitness instructors and so many bloggers out there

  5. Love the list. I'm a lover of coffee table books too :)

  6. Great photo-inspiration. I'm already in love with your blog after seeing these photos ;) I'm still debating whether or not I want to get a pair of Tory Burch flats. I've heard that they're terrible to break in as well so I'm a bit iffy.

    Haha, and I totally love the list - I do that too, except I make a list on my phone ha.

  7. I LOVE YOUR HEADBAND collection!!! As you know, I have an obsession with them. Yours are awesome!

  8. so many great things. i love this post. you have such cute writing. i love how you write down outfit ideas.

    we have similar tastes in books, tb & ysl shoes.. i just found old packs of polaroid film that i never used. super excited. xx

  9. you have such great pieces!! i'm jealous! you must have an amazing wardrobe of clothes as well :)!