well, i am not doing the blogging i had hoped to do thanks to $25/a day (!!!) internet at the hotel. so, here's where i spend a great deal of my time netting it up. a sweet tourist haven. i think i've had a drink of some sort at every cafe in the square.
oh! and last night was independence day for belgium, so i had fireworks all over again.
well, i just wanted to drop a quick bonjour and show off my lovely photo.
hope everyone is doing well! perhaps i'll do a little blogging over breakfast tomorrow.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
ok, i lied about having a my take thursday for the week. just couldn't find the time.
tomorrow i am off to brussels with the family, and then my sweetheart will fly in to save my sanity, and we'll head to paris and amsterdam. i'll be in and out with posts and, though i hoped to never have to say this, you can probably keep up with me via twitter.
e-mail me if you come across anything you think i might like! and don't you forget about me while i am gone.
atomium in brussels via here.
by caroline duke on Friday, July 17, 2009
i am exhausted and cannot really think straight anymore. i'll try to sprinkle in some excitement later today.
in the meantime, colors and patterns will have to do. and um, those shoes? they are awesome.
forever21 skirt | ruche top | dorothy perkins canvas shoes | modcloth scarf (vintage & sold out but so pretty!) | rafe clutch
wrangler mini | loeffler randall tank | henry begeulin peeptoe flat | marc by marc jacobs dr. q magazine clutch (one of my very favorite bags) | shanghai tang sunglasses (how great are these?)
i can't even remember the last time i looked good or felt good in a mini skirt. but i couldn't get over this wrangler* skirt.
*am i daft** or is this completely unlike what comes to mind when you think wrangler?
**yeah, i am saying daft now.
i hope you'll go check my feature on what i'd take along if i (god willing) was stranded on a tropical isle. i've been watching a lot of 'lost' lately so i put a lot of thought into it. what would i bring that sawyer would want? should i bring knives like locke? would my dog get eaten by polar bears?
for my companion, i was torn between jason schwartzman and rhett miller. but go check out who i chose!
thank you so much to her name was lola for featuring me. it was a ton of fun. now i just need to find a beach.
by caroline duke on Sunday, July 12, 2009
i could go on and on about how this band's web site is the best i've ever seen. or you could just go see for yourself. my heart is still pounding it was that good.
i could share all of the screenshots i took, but i won't. because i took a lot. and i don't want to make anyone mad. my favorite is that moon phases one though. typography like that just pulls at my heart strings.
just. go. now. but beware... it'll put any road-trip chronicles of your own to shame.
oh... and the music? a nice discovery, as well. go buy a record so they can afford to give their site designer a raise.
via casanova wong (awesome... check it out).
by caroline duke on Saturday, July 11, 2009
some pretty to get your day started... if i had my way, my hair would look like either of these on any given day. i'd also have a tiny heart on my cheekbone and black cherry-red lips.
i wish i could tell you all about where i got the photos, but you know how i roll.
stay tuned for my take thursday.
by caroline duke on Thursday, July 09, 2009
i need help... after much (awholehellofaton) searching, i came across this photo of the shoes i am seeking. but i want white. who knows where i can get them? i know they're like $3.50 shoes, so it shouldn't be hard, but i am having an awful time.
p.s. yes, toms are similar. but i am not buying toms. sorry. guess i hate kids.
p.p.s. these ninja shoes are kind of cool.
ok! one more from lookbook that i couldn't not share...
THIS is the girl i want to be. her bangs, her poppy pleated dress, her vespa...
i am not, however, a fan of the photographer who chopped off her feet. ouch! as woody gaddis would say.
*albeit a little too styled.
styles i am loving lately...
honestly, i just snatched these from my style file and am not completely certain of their origin. but i think it's safe to say they're all from lookbook. please correct me if that's not the case.
i'm so swamped this week and i feel awful because the blog's been dull! just trying to get in as much extra work ($$$) before vacation as possible. things will be back to normal soon!