what i wore

Dress and scarf (in hair): Anthropologie/ T-shirt: Michael Stars/ Sweater: Thrifted/ Leggings: Target/ Shoes: Ancestor Vintage/ Sunglasses: Paul Frank


from the flea: santa monica airport

I've nearly completed the superfecta of Los Angeles flea markets (Long Beach is the last on my list) after visiting the Santa Monica airport flea market this past weekend. In general, I thought it was too small and fairly expensive (note that I am also incredibly cheap), but they did have some nice things.
I didn't end up getting anything (holding out for the Rose Bowl in a few weeks), but my mom got these cute plates:


california science center

I was underwhelmed by the California Science Center - perhaps it would have been more interesting if I was or had a child....I also unfairly judged it against the spectacular Academy of Science in San Francisco. Nevertheless, it's always interesting to see a new place and I did like the Aerial sculpture.
More photos here.


what i wore

At the Velaslavasay Panorama! Sweater: Old Navy/ Tank: Banana Republic/ Skirt: the Vintage Gang/ Shoes: my sisters/ Sunglasses: paul frank
If you are curious as to why my hair is so long and witchy, its because I am donating it to Locks of Love once it is long enough!


velaslavasay panorama/union theater

Inspired by Hannah's trip to LA, we visited the Velaslavasay Panorama at the Union Theater. Part art installation, part theater and part overgrown garden, its a interesting Los Angeles landmark. It's a little hard to describe, but I love discovering new neighborhoods and places so I found the experience fascinating. For more information on the space, please click here.
More photos on my Flickr site here.


heart-shaped chair

Just because I thought it was cute.
Photo by me at Barnsdall Park.



Jeff brought this portrait home recently, drawn for him by a young patron at work. The resemblance is uncanny:


what i wore

Dress: BCBG thrifted/ Tank: thrifted/ Sweater: Anthropologie hand-me-down/ Shoes: Steve Madden/ Sunglasses: Paul Frank

duck crossing

While walking though my neighborhood yesterday, I noticed a family of ducks crossing the street. The mother looked both ways, then crossed. I followed them across to make sure no cars came their way, completely mesmerized.


what i wore

Dress: Thrifted/ Belt: H&M/ Shoes: Steve Madden/ Sunglasses: Paul Frank/ Earrings: Intuition

pick a new header!

I'm gearing up for my 500th post (more on that later!) and my blog header just had to go. Help me pick a new one!
Which one do you like the best?


hollyhock house

The Hollyhock House was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for heiress Aline Barnsdall in 1921. She disliked the house, and soon donated it along with the surrounded lands (now refereed to as Barnsdall Park) to the city of Los Angeles in 1927.
The name Hollyhock House was given to the structure due to the stylized representation of the Hollyhock flower that Wright used as decoration along the outside.
You aren't allowed to take photos inside the house, but I assure that it's definitely worth a visit!


what i wore

Dress: BCBG thrifted/ Tank: Urban Outfitters/ Boots: Michael Kors/ Bag: Liberty of London for Target/ Pin and earrings: from my grandmother



Look! I knit a tie. A little silly I suppose, but Jeff seemed to like it.
Pattern available here.



Water, Our Thirsty World is the current exhibit on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography, a museum devoted entirely to photography that opened about a year ago in Century City. The museum is free and I found the exhibit very moving. The  exhibit was produced in conjunction with National Geographic, so if you're not able to visit the exhibit in person (on view through June 13th), please check out the current issue.


what i wore

Dress: Thrifted
Sweater: Self-Esteem
Belt: PCC flea market
Tights: Anthropologie
Shoes: Kenneth Cole


single ladies

This is too funny! Have a nice weekend!
Via Cup of Jo.

buttoned up cowl

I haven't posted about knitting projects in awhile, but never fear, I'm still purling away. I just finished this cowl for the second time (the first iteration got ripped out, as it looked terrible). I added buttons to it - otherwise it would have been hard to get on over my enormous head. I think it came out pretty cute - too bad its supposed to be 80 degrees today!
I'm especially pleased with the buttons, purchased at The Button Store.
Ravelry: Burburry inspired cowl, or here.


a garden tour!

I have a black thumb, killing innocent plants before they even knew what hit them. It's clearly not genetic, since my mother has cultivated a supremely beautiful garden. Take a gander!