Tuesday, July 31, 2012

olympic pride

i am pretty proud of london right now. go team gb! i have fallen in love these prints... available at kemistry gallery. nothing like adding some team spirit with a little home decor, right?
taxi, by paul rogers
the finish line, by clive piercy
tea time, by cali sales & victoria tutunjian

Monday, July 30, 2012

music monday... boy george

for this music monday is has got to be boy george's recent cover of lana del ray's video games. boy george's version is absolutely heavenly. the music video aesthetic echoes punk britain and glam rock that somehow takes me back. get lost, look, and listen...
watch the video:

Friday, July 27, 2012


lately i've been...
1. crushing on... this stella & dot on the mark necklace is delicately gorgeous. i've been wanting a "just because" piece of jewelry, and this cupids arrow is playing on my accessorizing heart strings.
2. listening to... while i'm not a baseball fan, ben gibbard's song about baseballer ichiro suzuki has me amused/confused.
3. writing on... this life stationery for top hat small notebook is perfect to write down ideas.
4. lusting over... these danielle scutt ball drop earrings are like mini disco balls for your ears.
5. splurging on... i've been wanting one of american apparel brightly colored medium clutch/pouch bags for a while now, so i finally picked one up after work today.
6. needing... a new lip color is on my list and mac's chatterbox seems suitable

Thursday, July 26, 2012

i'm on the everygirl!

so the other week the everygirl asked if the ifb team could show their readers their interview outfits. the first look we were asked to put together was for a corporate role and the other one for a more creative position. here are the two looks i assembled from my closet...  be sure to check out the full feature here to see more outfit shots of what my fabulous coworkers (chelsea and taylor) came up with!

look one - corporate
look two - creative
look one - corporate: 
ann taylor dress (old, but i am loving this similar style!)
ann taylor shoes (again, old - but similar here)
michael kors dylan watch 
accessorize pearl studs (old, similar here)

look two - creative: 
zara top (old)
madewell polka dot film noir heels (from spring, but check out the flat version)
marc jacobs bangle (old)
black leather bag c/o tj maxx 

the newsroom

i want to like hbo's the newsroom. i really want to. while it has the aaron sorkin trademark of mesmerizing sharp comment and snappy dialogue, it kinda feels like what high schooler rory gilmore would imagine a new york newsroom to be like. i'm still gonna watch for it's (albeit fictionalized) media darlings: fellow brit & also brooklyn neighbour emily mortimer and my new girl crush olivia munn.  having worked for a large international media organization once upon a time, the sassy newsroom style makes me miss (only a tiny bit) the (questionably) fashionable blend of corporate cool execs and casual drab journalists that are the heart beat of news - think tweed, blazers, pencil skirts, satchels, buzzing blackberries,  and on certain occasions - those knock 'em dead heels.

get the newsroom inspired, media darling outfit

4. office depot tops reporters notebook
5. bauble bar soleil poppy drops, cause hey - i couldn't resist some colour!
6. topshop structured blazer
7. this warehouse satchel is perfect for carrying folders and notes 
8. zara tri color vamp shoe (on sale!)
(shown but not numbered - a blackberry)
 annie lebowitz vanity fair image found here

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

brigitte bardot style!

i fell in love with these prints by kristina hultkrantz, especially this brigitte bardot illustration! it encapsulates complete summer style. makes me wish i was on a beach in the south of france - i wish!!

get the brigitte bardot look! 
1. miu miu glitter headband
2. benefit bad gal mascara, benefit waterproof eyeliner & sephora wide tooth comb
3. dorothy perkins blue gingham bow bikini top & bottom  (on sale!)
4. topshop  vibrant ballet pumps

& a little extra, not featured is this j crew gingham bikini which is a great match too. i love the 1960s style (aaand it's also on sale)

Monday, July 23, 2012

music monday: marianne faithfull

it's music monday and the kick of to the london olympics.. so i'm dipping into the british archives to have a lil style cuddle. one of my style icons has got to be fellow hampstead-ite marianne faithfull. she is pretty much a staple for my hair cut inspiration for the past ummm 10 freakin' years. and don't you just want to style cuddle her sixties/ seventies clothes too?!
get the look...

2. modcloth heads or cottontails dress (i don't know what's up with me and bunnies lately)
3. topshop pelerine ankle socks (i wore these through out primary school!)
4. free people enamel hair barrettes
5. marianne faithfull's come my way

top image via here

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

i'll be right back!

i've been a little busy lately with my new job (!) & just trying to figure out a new routine.and sadly i've had to take a little bit of an unexpected break from blogging as i've been getting into the groove of things. but style cuddle is gonna get her groove back. i promise!  in the meantime, i'm working on some ideas for my blog that i can't wait to start putting into practice. it's time to get creative!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

hop to the spots

inspired by this jason holley print...
1. eding:post picnica tote bag
2. marc jacobs hot dot bangle (on sale!) 
4. sam ubhi rabbit ring (on sale!)
5. nail rock polka dot nail wrap 

& on the shortlist...

(not shown) i'm crushing pretty hard on this apc bunny print skirt (it's mega on sale! super chic, super cheap.  the sales this summer are killlling me. by killing, i obviously mean making me broke!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July

happy 4th of july!
remember this magical movie moment in time, michelle williams & kirsten dunst in the film, dick!?