October 9, 2013
Just as October rolled in,
and the pumpkins showed up,
and the gourds took over the grocery store,
and the leaves started falling,
and candy corn became a midday snack,
California was all “Oh hell no, it’s not fall yet” and decided to be 90 degrees again.
Kind of like this: “Hi, can I get a pumpkin spiced latte please? But hold the pumpkin, hold the spice, add watermelon agua fresca, and you know what, go ahead and take away the latte part too. Extra ice, extra limes.”
It all happened about a week ago, when I was taking an awesome photography class on a street corner in downtown LA (which I mentioned here, Jaymee mentioned here, and Ann-Marie mentioned here!), and I was sitting in direct sunlight, melting into a pool of hair products and lotion. You gotta love that California sunshine though, because pretty soon winter will be here and you know how crazy CA winters can be. I mean, total mayhem in the seasonal department. YA RIGHT, it’s mild and boring, yada yada. Happy October!
photos by: jaymee zeller harney
September 26, 2013
Every once in awhile, when there is a blue moon and all the stars are aligned, I’ll get to attend a big event rather than work it. This happened last Sunday for the Emmy Awards and what a treat it was! I got all fancy and who doesn’t love getting fancy every once in awhile? I’m a notoriously unfancy person (case in point: my last post), so any time I do get the chance to dress up, I’m like HEY KYLE TAKE MA PICTURE. You know how it is.
Other than attending the Emmy’s and seeing Mr. Carson from Downton dance at the after-party (yowza), my life has been decidedly unglamorous. Lots of late nights, working on new projects, planning a bridal shower for a bff (actually this one is way fun!), looking for a new apartment to no avail, general bumming around, spending all my money at Madewell, you know….typical life stuff.
Anyways, I did a post on the InStyle tumblr about getting ready for the Emmy’s and you can find that HERE, in case you want to see me look like a dork and talk about my Target clutch (which, by the way, is like my best new purchase).
Cheers to Thursdays and Autumn and Weekends and Fancy Days!
September 16, 2013
I forgot to mention that I was going to Toronto for 7 days. I usually alert the masses any time I have a trip planned, but this one snuck up on me and before I knew it, I was 3 days deep into the trip and forgetting what a blog even was, etc. Life happens and don’t I know it. Anyway I’m back!
I would LIKE to say that a Toronto-centric blog post is coming, but I also said that a Lollapalooza post was coming and where the hellz is that one? Still on my iPhone, that’s where it is. So I might post one if my brain can kick it into high gear. In the meantime, check out all of our hard work from Toronto on InStyle.com: here, here, and here.
Anyway, this is a weekend outfit if I’ve ever seen a weekend outfit. I took a seemingly nice dress and messed it up with a flannel shirt, because you know what, it gets real cold in the grocery store and I’m definitely not wearing a full-on jacket now that we’re finally experiencing real summer weather. 80 degrees days, don’t I love you so. I have to bring something to keep me warm in grocery stores though, otherwise I’m shivering like Leo DiCaprio on that plank before he drowns as I’m walking from aisle to aisle.
Also, Kyle asked if my outfit was a nod to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero album and you know what, I’m just going to pretend that it is to up my cool factor. I’ve been feeling old and out of touch lately so anything to up that cool factor is FINE BY ME.
June 10, 2013
You guys, I’m addicted to buying plants. Can’t stop, won’t stop = my plant-buying philosophy. I’m also addicted to online shopping and that’s a real issue, whereas plant-buying is totally okay to do. For example, this dress from ASOS is something I didn’t need at all, but it sure made me smile so I put it in my online cart and look how precious it is? I feel like I stepped into 1992. All I need are some black Converse, a scrunchy or two, and a choker necklace, which lucky for me, are all on their way thanks to another online shopping excursion (kidding! I’m so not ready for a choker necklace). But plants? Those are definite needs. THEY GIVE US OXYGEN, for goodness sake. They do, right? My last science class was like 10 years ago probably.
Just so you know, I air out all my issues here so I don’t have to pay for therapy. So thanks! Anyway, I wore this get-up to the Everlane party this weekend, which by the way, was a total blast. Great venue, great food, great people, great company. Here’s an instagram from it.
April 2, 2013
I would not consider myself a shoe person. I don’t like shopping for them, I don’t like wearing colorful or bright ones, and you won’t see me wearing pointy heels unless I absolutely have to. When I think about how I want to spend my money, it’s usually on things like Martha Stewart iphone apps and polka dot shirts, not shoes. But I’d be lying straight to your face if I said I didn’t dabble in ankle boots every so often.
Pretty much the only shoes I wear are boots of the ankle variety. I just love them. They speak to me. They say “Janelle, we GET YOU. We understand you. Let’s be together forever.” I mean, I can’t really say no to that. Laced, Chelsea, motorcycle, heeled, faux Isabel Marants, you name em, I love em. But my love for shoes starts and stops there. I don’t care about any other kind, really.
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