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it started with a pair of pants

A pair of polka dot pants. And then there was a pretty polka dot dress. And they were mine. But now I want more. More polka dots, I say! More polka dots today!

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golden globe beauty

Speaking of someone who can pull off a pixie cut, did anyone see Michelle Williams when watching the Golden Globes on Sunday? I thought she looked darling as always. Love her style.

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hair confessions

The thing is, I’ve always been a long hair kind of gal. The kind of girl who would go for more than a year without so much as stepping into a salon. But, after a series of awkward incidents, I’ve ended up with very very short hair. I’d like to say that I’ve been rocking the pixie cut, but in all honesty I haven’t quite figured out how to pull it off. And I suppose it really doesn’t help that the hair on the right side of my head is perfectly straight, while hair on the left side is super curly!

The other evening I was searching for hair inspiration on pinterest and I decided to embrace the short hair look… by cutting my hair myself… Uh oh, I know. Really I didn’t cut that much – I was just trying to avoid that mullet Muppet look that happens when growing out your hair – but I ended up with something a little less French chic and a little more dude with an 80’s perm. Needless to say I could use some touching up by a professional.

If only I could look as effortlessly lovely and chic (and French!) as Audrey Tautou with her short ‘do.

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once upon a glamorous winter

I first stumbled across this gorgeous winter 2011/2012 collection by Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko a few months ago, and just fell in love with it again while organizing all my saved images. It’s boho chic meets vintage 1940s glam, with maybe a dash of little-red-riding-hood-on-her-way-to-grandmother’s-house. If I could look this striking all winter long, I would gladly welcome the cold weather instead of hiding under piles of blankets like I’m currently doing!

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santa’s got a brand new bag

And it’s gold. And leather. But it’s shaped like a simple paper bag because Santa’s modest like that. And actually he’s just holding on to it until he gifts it to me, because he’s such a sweetheart like that.

The clutches are designed by the Lisbon, Portugal brand ANVE which makes me like them even more because the Portuguese have some awesome people, one of them being my grandmother. But really it’s the clean, functional, yet beautiful design of these clutches that I’m so taken with. The Saco de Papel clutch literally translates to paper bag, and if you’re not a fan of the gold (in which case, I really don’t understand you, but ok)  you can get it in black or brass or antique silver among other shades. Santa, you got my address.

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hey girl, i like your style

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watercolor me in love

I’m a sucker for watercolor, especially when it looks this gorgeous. These watercolor paintings by fashion illustrator Cate Parr are absolutely beautiful and her dreamy use of color is stunningly seductive. Check out Parr’s Etsy shop to see all the lovely prints – I could hardly tear myself away!

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