Friday, February 25, 2011

Style Sightings

Monday, February 14, 2011


Well, let's make this one a quickie, for the sake of today's more pertinent entry:
I love reading about fashion and fashion brother gave me an encyclopedic volume on the history of shoes. Yes, it's that bad. So yes, sometimes I need quality time with my friends VOGUE, WWD, Harper's Bazaar, the Handbook, and Michelle Obama. Mmm, here are a few of my favorite titles:
Much Love,
<3 SF

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Style Sightings

I lack a snarky title to accompany this week's postings. Time and my attention span leave me no choice but to leave the photos caption-less...

My b!

Much love,
<3 SF

THINGS I LOVE#9, 10, 11, 12!

Oh no! So much to do!! 3 Articles and...I won't continue, my telling you will not be productive for either of us. THERE FORE, on with the show!

#9: Wearing childrens' clothing: yes, LOVE it! Especially in the wardrobe I've had since 6th grade. Let's just say, because of my lack of mammary gratuity and small boyish frame I've kept most of the same wardrobe pieces since 6th grade...ok maybe 5th. This makes mummy and daddy very happy. When I was in Target the other day, I saw a couple tees that sparked my interest:

And aside from wearing childrens' clothes, my feet haven't grown either :) However, I grew up and not out! Yay for being 5'7.5" (My life's goal has always been to achieve that height or higher!)

#10 Pearls. Yes, I'll admit that before I was brainwashed by greek life, I loved pearls nonetheless. Big pearls, small pearls, pearls on sweaters, barrettes and shoes and bracelets and earrings and...sometimes as necklaces! :)

#11 Mangoes, and all kinds of fruit! Yes, veggie here1 That's why it was so awesome to visit Panama with SO MUCH FRUIT and it was SO CHEAP. A pound of bananas (picked off the trees hours before) for 5 cents? Ok, retirement much? Yes. Street vendors. This place is very pedestrian friendly!

#12 Chandeliers: YUM! Hope I didn't do this one already? Anyway, working on getting one in my dorm room, in the meantime, just enjoy these:

 Chandelier at NOVA FW! Yum!

President's palace. Panama City, Panama. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

THINGS I LOVE#6, 7 & 8

Hey peeps my immune system died for a bit. Is it still dead? Not sure. It may be partially due to the fact that I can't stand coats. Too encumbering. Let's not pander about in the past and enjoy the next three favorite things of mine:

#6: Hats. No my friends, I'm not 65 or perpetually at a derby race, but let's just say I have an affinity for hats, which makes my standing as the Southern Fashionista all that more valid. It was especially helpful when I went to Panama City, Panama last fall.

#7 Dresses with pockets: the ultimate oxymoron. Yes my friends, growing up I needed those pockets in my dresses. My shoes had to suffice as an ample replacement for those often encountered instances where I'd leave my purse with mum for safekeeping. But yes, I was a tomboy, rolling in the mud, picking up small pebbles and loose change for the non liner collection of items in a small Hello Kitty tin that held random awards and mementos that signify my childhood in some abstract way. But now, as a post-20something, dresses with pockets are the purse's biggest rival. Well, not really.

#8 Audrey Hepburn: how much do I love you? Best movie of hers is Funny face, where a young bookworm is transformed from a homely shut-in into a Richard Avendon worthy fashion icon. Bu then again Audrey was an icon in real life within her own right. Breakfast at Tiffany's is another favorite. Holly Golightly is an unassuming call girl that won't accept anything less than the best and plans to marry a Spanish dignitary who abandons her in the midst of a media circus that may damage his reputation by association. I would like to think that Audrey was the same in real life as she was on the Silver Screen. Either way, she was a fashion icon to be reckoned with, despite her relatively small film career, has withstood the test of time as a pop icon.


Hope ya love what I love!

Much love,
<3 SF

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Style Sightings: Welcome Back Bloggers

Largely form the fact that my camera decided to go all PMS on me explains why I haven't had decent pics in a bit. And a couple nights downtown...enough said.

So enjoy these my friends!

Much love,

<3 SF

 "Where are you going?" 
"Oh, just class" Wait, that's my line! Sequins= too cute for words!

The coat looked much better in person! At least she beats the cold with chic! 

 Cool and relaxed but layered!
Def put thought into the outfit! Thank you! :)

Loved how she dressed down a formal dress with chunky tights and flats. It was a bit windy that day! 

 She brought the edgy vibe to a feminine skirt by adding a biker jacket!

How vesty is your vest?

Check out this chick in a schoolboy-esque outfit!


Coffee, yes coffee. And mostly a roasted blend form ABP. My Starbucks winner is the Java Chip, double blended, with extra chocolate on the bottom. This model has to get her morning chocolate fix. Or afternoon? I love it when Starbucks has the special where if you bring your receipt back after 2 p.m. you can get 1/2 off a medium drink of your choice. But everybody knows a medium drink is just an overpriced upgrade of a small.


So just live large and have a ball! Really. Ok, more like I love Strarbucks and getting a scone on the side. Come to think of it, McDonald's coffee, iced or not, is pretty decent and much cheaper than Starbucks. But Starbucks is that much cooler. I'm a sucker for the label, not to mention the sheer confusion of shouting my order at the barrista and feigning frustration when my mile-per-hour shout of my order is not understood.

And to demonstrate my dedication to the coffee culture, and carrying of a mug to show an all-important smugness that is only accentuated by manipulating a smartphone in the other hand, I give you this:

Needless to say it was tea, and I was on my morning visit to the Farmer's market, from which came the products for my last post of dahlias came. Indeed. Well, enjoy Sloppy Saturday my freinds.

Much love,

<3 SF

Friday, February 4, 2011

Southern Fashionista: THINGS I LOVE#4

Southern Fashionista: THINGS I LOVE#4


Another thing I ABSOLUTELY LOVE are Dahlias! Let's just say that in the fall when they're in season, I religiously visit the farmer's market every week to purchase a substantial handful. Let's just say the flower guy and I are on a first-name basis. I've been buying form him every fall. I've enjoyed them in my room, now you can enjoy the pictures of them I've taken! :)

Happy Vday,

<3 SF

Dahlias at the Farmer's Market, not yet bought...


My humble bouquet, wrapped in newspaper for the walk home 

My bouquet resting on my desk, bathing in the glow of the autumn sun

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Let's just say that in between my staff meeting, trying on shoes with one of my friends all night I neglected to post the things that I love for day number two, so here it is:


Yes, or more like sequin shoes? Here it is:

My sequin tshirt

Sequin shoes

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


In honor of the love month, I thought I 'd contribute to the loveliness that is humming in the air by contributing my own little tidbit to the menagerie of ideas floating out there. :P

So, as is custom to my routine, I was up at 7 a.m. surfing the internet, checking Twitter and reducing my inbox when I came across the photo above.

Yes, shoes. But not just any shoes. My favorite patent leather, fire-truck red stilettos.


Suffice it to say, I'm in love with shoes. These puppies come in handy for white only affairs, or just random bathtub photo shoots.

But then again, Audrey couldn't have said it better:

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles."

Audrey Hepburn

Love is in the air, your feet need you! Happy Shopping!

Much love,

<3 SF