Tuesday, October 18

She Buys Seychelles

My favorite shoes in the world are Seychelles. I bought my first pair from My Favorite Shoes in Oxford, Miss. in 2003, and I have been a big fan of the brand ever since. They walk that fine line between vintage and modern, and they last forever. I have worn this pair to death, and they are still hanging in there.
Funny enough, Seychelles is based in El Segundo, which is right down the street from Manhattan Beach. Go figure.
Anyway, in honor of my 28th Birthday this Thursday, I decided to buy myself some Seychelles presents...two pairs (I had to make up for the fact I didn't buy any when I was in L.A. earlier this month. I almost always buy a pair of Seychelles when I'm there. It has become a tradition of sorts). I probably should have bought this sensible brown color, but instead I went for the tan, which is always harder to match up with tights.
I just love tan.
With the second pair, I did buy the sensible black instead of the lovely sea foam. I really wanted that sea foam color, but I just couldn't justify it -- It's way too hard to match with tights, which means I wouldn't be able to get enough mileage out of the shoes during the cold months.
Pretty though, aren't they? :)
The details are incredible. Check out the flowers on the inside of the shoes! Ahh.

Monday, October 17

Let There Be (Vintage) Light!

Tonight I hung my grandma's vintage chandelier in its temporary home, and for some reason, that inspired me to get on Ebay and look at other pretty chandeliers from that era...
They are super expensive, so I feel really fortunate to have inherited one.

Wednesday, October 5

Remembering Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Monday, October 3


I'm back in Memphis after several emotionally draining days. I have two diary posts that I will edit and share soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a few photos for posterity...

The sun sinking into the Pacific on my last day in California...

Roses from my grandma's garden. I've photographed them in April, July and October of this year, and they've been amazing every time.

And me looking a little worse for wear in my childhood bedroom, right before I said goodbye.