luly yang.

February 6, 2009

Today my job search took me to Luly Yang. I had planned to go downtown and drop off my application and resume at The Purple Cafe, and did so, but also noticed that Luly Yang was across the street… and I did happen to have my “designed specifically for bridal sales jobs” resume on me. I walked down the street to another location for another errand stop and had to walk by Luly again to get back to my car. Something was tugging on me to go inside… and I obeyed.

I opened the door and the first thing my eye saw was this:



Rather than the window, it was on a dress form in the entry of the boutique and honestly I think it was even more amazing in person and on a form rather than spread over the bench. Regardless, I was awestruck. Over a dress I know, but the art of it was so beautiful. The dress borderlines on that slightly too crazy to be practical but still not so overdone or crazy that it’s not wearable, if of course you have the right event. And honestly what couture dress isn’t a little unpractical?

Anyways, I just wanted to share the breathtaking piece of art I was blessed to enjoy today.

Oh and as for the job, the delightful young lady I gave my resume to said they did just so happen to be hiring, and seemed to really like my resume. It’d be truly a privilege to work for a local Seattle designer as fabulous as Luly. I’ll keep you posted…


paint the town.

February 3, 2009


Huge Mug and Saucer - yellow birds


I’ve been wanting some good sized, good feeling coffee mugs with saucers, much like the ones I regularly enjoy at Verite [picture below!], but preferably a bit daintier feeling. I’ve been wanting to regularly brew french press at home for some time now, but as ridiculous as it sounds, it never quite feels right in any of the hodge podge of souvenier mugs we have around the house. I even added some plain white ones that look about right to my wish list during Christmas time.

Creature Comforts tweeted about the yellow one pictured above and it reminded me of my quest for good coffee cups, along with my love of all things floral prints and yellow right now and I got to thinking… maybe it’s time for a trip to paint the town?

Yeah, let’s file this one under “things to do after I find a job and therefore have an income.”





February 2, 2009

Emily Ryan.


Hailing from our great neighbor Portland, Oregon and reminding me a bit of beloved PR winner Leanne, I am drooling up a storm over the indescribably amazing designs she has for sale over at her etsy store.

Take this dress for example:

Gathered Hoodie Dress

It’s possible that I have a major thing for tailored fleece. I usually just can’t afford it, this being no exception given the current *ahem* unemployed and in debt status. But nonetheless I can’t get enough of the details on this dress. 


and another:




Love the Look

February 2, 2009

Thanks to a tip via twitter from Decor8 blogger Holly Becker, I perused the J Crew Spring Preview online this morning and stumbled upon this lovely ensemble:




I absolutely LOVE that skirt, and I love the muted, feminine shirt and sweater paired with the bright and shiny skirt. Perfectly done, slightly ecclectic [my favorite] overall look. Makes me want to go buy some ultra shiny yellow fabric and attempt to make a similar skirt. Oh that’s right, I still need a sewing machine… and to learn how to sew. Back to J Crew…

When I was at The Grove in L.A. last weekend, I took a brief minute to stop into J Crew after being drawn to the sight of a gray and yellow printed pencil skirt [which I don’t see anywhere online, or I would provide a link to it] and all this to say, I was quite impressed with everything I saw. I have always liked J Crew, but it has been rare that I have loved anything J Crew. It seems this spring collection, and the early spring stuff they already have in stores is striking the fashion chord in me.

Oh, btw, the look pictured isn’t available until March.