Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita.

Checked out Tacombi last night! and i'll definitely be going back. 
Mostly because of the horchata & the corn tacos. yum!

Freshly squeezed lime 
& watermelon, HORCHATA
Cinammon & rice drink 
sweetened with condensed milk

Sweet corn, poblano pepper & cotija cheese

Mexico City’s favorite taco.Marinated pork & roast pineapple

rainy day.

puddles on Chrystie Street.


These are crystals of ROY (so named for its ability to crystallize in red, orange, or yellow forms depending on the crystal structure)... 

but the dye's actual name is 5-methyl-2-[(2-nitrophenyl)amino]-3-thiophenecarbonitrile.  

My friend Liana has been working with crystals and this dying technique for awhile now 
and she has always mentioned how beautiful the photographs turn out. 

So I finally got her to email me some photos.
If you are interested in the high resolution files for any reason, let me know!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

pendleton wool.

I'm not sure why I'm SOoo obsessed with Pendleton right now...

Loving the wool and the bright colored patterns.
Never would have thought it was my style, but I think I was wrong.

Pendleton Messenger Bag $148 (urban outfitters)

Recently bought this on 
Pendleton wool scarf. $28
Keep your eyes peeled for deals! 

pretty things.

blue-black gradient.

Tree Time.

Thanksgiving is OVER :(
Tomorrow they are lighting the tree at Rockefellar Center so...
Now!!! is the appropriate time to buy a christmas tree.

I now realize that  this isn't Christmas Vacation... not at all. but still a great photo. it stays.

Brush Up.

color codes.

I've done this several times, but always go back to a more sensible way to keep my books organized.... but I love all of these photos.

Gym Bag Basics.

1. iPhone/iPod Retro Cassette Cover $19.95 (amazon)
2. Reebok Real Flex Running Shoes $89.99 (dicks sporting goods)
3. Champion Racer Back Compression Bra $14.99 (target)
4. Champion Reversible Shorts $12.99 (target)
5. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets $5.99 (
6. Klorane Dry Shampoo $18.99 (ricky's)
7. Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer $100 (tata harper)
8. Eco Tools Bamboo Powder Brush $8.99 (
9. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer $42 (sephora)
10. Benefit Boi-ing Concealer $19 (sephora)
11. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer $30 (bloomingdales)
12. Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad $6.79 (
13. Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Liner $20 (sephora) more colors available in stores 
14. Ms. Make-up Angled Brush $1.99 at discount store lot less
MAC brushes are great too if you can't fine a cheapy 
15. Benefit Bad Gal Lash $19 (sephora)
16. Oribe Super Fine Hair Spray $29 (oribe)
17. Nivea Rejuvenating lip gloss with Q10 $3.29 (

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Tipsy Turkey Thanksgiving Cocktail

DIY. navajo blanket buckle boots.

Things you need:

old cowboy boots & 2 belts
scissors, a hot glue gun & lots of glue
aztec/southwestern/navajo wool fabric (1/4 yard is plenty)

total cost for my project:
vintage cowboy boots: $11 (salvation army)
southwestern-ish fabric: $12.50 (mood)
2 faux suede belts: $5.99 each (necessary clothing)

project total: about $35.50
total time: 1 hour 


belt selection.

blue southwestern wool.  
when cutting the fabric, cut a small slit and tear it the rest of the way.
that way you get a more frayed effect. rustic. 

cut a slit half way down the back so the leather folds down a little bit easier...

the first piece of fabric should be just a little smaller then the height of fold over.

use hot glue to secure the fabric to the underside of the flap so it will not be seen.

this is what the back should look like... after both sides have been secured.

tear a smaller piece of fabric to be used to cover the top fold of the boot.

hot glue in place.

tear 4 more small pieces per boot to be used to cover the lower part of the boot.

carefully glue it under the main piece of fabric and to the under side of the boot.
do this to all remaining areas where the original boot can be seen.

add your belts to the center of each boot.
i used a small amount of glue to secure the excess length of each belt. 


buckle boots.

Inspiration for the forthcoming DIY blanket boot tutorial.

These boots retail for $399.95
but if you have old some old boots laying around... 
you can make your own for very little money.