Saturday, October 31, 2009


Last night my school had it's annual Halloween dance, which I don't normally dress up for, but decided that it would be more fun if I put together a fun costume. I bought this psychedelic dress from Goodwill for $5 and I already had the shoes. I found some fake eyelashes for a few bucks, used a TON of hairspray...and voila! A cute mod 60's look for under $10! What's even better? I won a category for the costume contest and got an iTunes gift card for $10! My Halloween trick-putting together a cheap costume that looked pricier than it Halloween treat-relaxing on the night of Halloween and buying songs from Uffie, Lissy Trullie, Goldfrapp, Anjulie, Kate Earl, and Lucy Schwartz!


Monday, October 26, 2009

11 Favorite Things

So Fab Blab tagged her readers to make a list of their favorite 11 things. This will be hard for me because there are so many things I love!
My Favorite 11 Things:


Starbucks Coffee-There's nothing like a good cup of coffee from Starbucks. The first time I tried it I was hooked. There are so many flavors to try and you can always count on the seasonal ones to put you in the mood whatever weather comes your way. I love Starbucks so much I even have a travel mug that looks like the cups they serve your coffee in.


Heels-There are no other shoes that can make a girl feel empowered but coy, sexy but demure, or confident and fearless. There would never be enough time to see every adorable heel made, even in a whole lifetime. Although I'm not the best walker in heels, I can't resist the latest pair I find!


Rocking Out to Music-Whatever my mood, there's always music to match it. I love dancing to music on full blast and swaying to a catchy beat. I like most types of music except for screamo and country.


Ethnical Foods-When it comes to food I'm open to try almost anything I haven't before. This summer my dad and I went out to lunch at a really nice Japanese restaurant to have sushi and try sashimi (aka-raw fish), which I'd never had before. It was amazing, and so fresh and light tasting! I also love, love, love Indian food because of the spices and beautiful fragrances it gives off. My family has switched from eating white rice all the time, to eating basmati rice instead. It's so much more flavorful and you can smell it from across the house. I also love Greek, Mexican, French, and Italian foods. I haven't done a lot of traveling, but someday I really want to explore countries around the world, and I think it would be so exciting to try all the different foods!


Water-Swimming, boogie-boarding, diving, hand-stands, floating-I've always been a fish since I was first taught to do the doggy-paddle! Although, I still like soaking up sun rays on the sand, I love the feeling of being in the water. I also just love the colors, smells, and sounds of the ocean. Actually, my bedroom decor is inspired by the ocean, complete with shell lights, blue walls, bottles, and a wicker chair. It still needs work, but it's worth it for the relaxing mood the theme puts me in.


Magazines-Whatever magazine it is, I love to read it from cover to cover. They are a great source of inspiration for me and I can never resist any clothes clad pages.  I dream of working with Ana Wintour, Glenda Bailey, or Robbie Myers someday!


Views That Make Me Stare-Whether it's a mountain side or city lights, changing leaves or blossoming flowers, sometimes I take for granted the scenery around me. But when I actually look more closely, it's nice to just take it all in.


Sales-The best way to shop, indeed! It feels so much better to get something when it's on sale, plus you can buy more clothes if they're on sale, than buying just one really expensive one.


Bringing Out My Creative Side-Although I can't draw very well, I enjoy creating fashion designs and filling my sketch book. It's a fun thing for me to do when I want to relax or if I have an amazing vision for an outfit or dress. You'll never see me becoming a fashion designer, but drawing designs is one of my favorite pastimes. I also like to be creative by re-purposing clothes into something wearable or something totally new altogether.


(these aren't my drawings...I only wish!)


My Camera-I would be lost without it, and it's accumulated a lot of sentimental value over the years. It was my very first camera and it's been through so many family gatherings, parties, nights out with friends, vacations, school projects, and of course the pictures I take for my blog! I'm no expert when it comes to taking pictures, but I enjoy looking at them, posing for them, and trying my hand behind the lens. It makes me excited when I get an artistic shot, or find one someone else took that really captures the object they focused on. For me, photography is just a fun thing to do with family and friends or when I'm playing around, but I respect serious photographers' artistic abilities.


Pearls-There is nothing more classy than a strand of pearls. A must-have for any fashionista, pearls are timeless and elegant, even if you wear them with jeans. Pearls give you just the right amount of respect, but still leave room for playfulness.

Now I pass on the challenge! Make a list of your favorite things and send me a link to your blog when you comment!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fashion Interests

Catching up with emails and facebook comments, while listening to Nelly Furtado. I've found that the best way to tell what type of music I'm in the mood for, is by the song I currently have stuck in my head! Today, I was looking at shoes and clutches on gilt groupe while singing "Maneater" by Nelly F, I brought my mouse to Pandora and it matches my music mood right away! I just hate that you can only skip so many songs untill you have to listen to whatever they choose for you.

My favorite model, Chanel Iman, has recently been featured in this article on Giant Magazine and I love the pictures of her in her dazzling outfits. She always wears clothes that make her legs look even longer (although they're already 5 miles long!) and she wears every designer with elegance. The looks she wears on the street are great inspiration, while she rocks the runways of Marc Jacobs and Galliano.

Speaking of Marc Jacobs...I'm sooo looking forward to the release of the Nars 15th Anniversary Book called "15x15". François Nars illustrates 15 fashion muses in beautiful make-up, their poses inspired by an iconic image or person that radiates the style of each beauty product. The book will be coming out in the middle of November, but will only be available for 30 days. Follow the countdown to be sure you get your copy before they run out!

And just for fun...check out these creative Halloween costume ideas on ModCloth!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My First Article!

This summer I was asked to be a contributor for Style Sample Magazine. I was extremely excited to write my first interview about the marvelous blogger from India, Arushi Khosla. Her blog, Fab Blab, was one of the first blogs I fell in love with when I just started blogging. She emailed me in the beginning of the summer, saying a friendly hello and welcoming me to the blogging community, and we seemed to have a lot in common, though we live in two different continents. That's what I absolutely love about fashion! It's universal and anyone can express themselves through it. Fashion unites bloggers from around the world yet, no one's perspective on it is ever the same. So celebrate your unique style and love of fashion!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Call Me a Shopaholic...But I Just Can't Get Enough!

Today I caught up with some shopping and my Kelsi Dagger shoes came in the mail. They were only $25 + $10 for shipping! I'm wicked excited because I've been in need of new cute shoes lately and I haven't been shopping for a while. I seriously get shopping deprived if I haven't shopped for some time! That's normal right? Here's my first video post. I was too lazy to do much typing and I've been wanting to try my vimeo account...hope you all like it!

Call Me a Shopaholic...But I Just Can't Get Enough! from Jenny O on Vimeo.
Sorry, the quality isn't the best!

Hope everyone has a lovely week!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekend Reflections

Today I've thought of so much to blog about, but yet so little to focus mainly on. There are lots of little ideas in my head, but no complete subject. I've been blessed to have a long weekend this week (I didn't have school Friday and I won't be having it tomorrow) and I've been out doing quite a lot lately to take advantage of it. Friday, my sisters and I celebrated our annual "Sister's Day" with lunch at a fantastic new coffee house, frozen custard for the first time, and decorating tank tops with paint markers, sequins, and iron-on designs...they came out quite fabulously! Yesterday, my family and I went to UNH to tail-gate and watch the homecoming football game. The whole ride there and back I watched runway podcasts on my iPod...they're my new obssession! For dinner, we went to Rocky's Famous Burgers and I got the biggest burger I've ever had in my life!

My outfit for the day- Simple and warm, just leggings, a ruffled pink top (with a lace top underneath, covered by my hair), a black cardigan, and flats.

The California Burger- French fries, avocado, tomato, lettuce, and a whole bunch of other toppings I forget!

And now the fashion portion of the day!
I don't really have a specific topic, but currently, I've just been in the mood to awe at gorgeous designs.

I love how Marc Jacobs ventures outside the box, but still creates clothes that are wearable and maintain a sense of familiarity. Everyone knows Marc Jacobs by his style of design, but yet he never fails to surprise us every season. For spring he made a lot of frills and ruffles and gave ordinary jackets and pants volume. He also created the quirky idea of under-wear as over-wear, the type of trend that may not make it far itself, but maybe this will mean more structured shirts with bra-like shaping.

Marc Jacobs

Being a woman, Stella McCartney knows how to design for one. Her look for spring is fresh and gives an everyday style with a pop of color and frills. At her show, Stella showed off her long wavy hair, which usually she has up in a tight bun. I feel like this show was one that she was able to venture outside of her comfort zone and literally, "let her hair down." The addition of knock-out poof to a simple dress, pantsuit, ect., gives way to a new definition of playing with proportion. I also liked the natural make-up she used for her show. It's always fun to experiment with new make-up trends, but Stella showed the importance of remaining true to yourself and showing off your natural beauty.

Stella McCartney