Chuck Mate

that leopard blazer would be a perfect addition to my closet……hint hint

The Fashion Medley

converse pink coatconverse coupleconverse and camelIt is weird to talk about Chucks (aka Converse All Stars) as a new trend since they have been in my life ever since I first went to USA in 1999 (they weren’t sold in Turkey back then), it was love at first sight – I’m sure that small pair of red Chucks loved me as much as I loved them. Then in high school, an era when we didn’t know what ballet flats are and sneakers/heels weren’t in the picture for us so all we wore were loafers to school and Chucks on the weekends. That’s why I still have like 25 pairs of Converse All Stars, sadly most of them are weirdly painted in something extremely emo and nearly all of them are high tops, which is not easy to pull of as a short woman.

Luckily I still have a regular black pair (which plays the leading…

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How to Live the J. Crew Life: 6 Easy Ways

all I strive to be in life, if we’re being honest.

It’s no secret: You already know that sometimes I fantasize about living the life I see in the J. Crew catalog.

This week, while browsing for something to wear in this 40-degrees-at-breakfast / 70-at-lunch weather, I got caught up in pondering just what I’d have to do to pull off this lifestyle on a daily basis. There’s a lot to it, but none of it’s all that hard. I think I’ve got the hang of it:

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1. Embrace bedhead. This looks a lot like how my hair just naturally is, but you can also create this look on purpose. What you do is put lots of time and product and effort into styling your hair nice and smooth, and then you sort of take your open palm and noogie-noogie-noogie it all crazy on the crown of your head and then go.

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2. Eschew…

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Looking Bad Is The New Looking Good

spot on.

Here’s an advertising trend that comes up every now and then: putting glamorous apparel on models made to look sad/greasy/hostile. I’m stumped by this. Why would it help sell an outfit to show that outfit on a person who looks miserable? There must be a method to this madness, or so many designers wouldn’t be doing it. But what? What’s the thinking?

To get my head around the idea, I tried to envision how each of these ads came to be, by imagining a conversation among these characters:

Ad Exec: Mike
Photographer: Steve
Models: Zelda, Daphne, Marcia, Lisette, Brenda, Chloe and Babs
(* None of these are the real people’s names, obviously. They’re just people I’m making up in my head.)

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Mike: So Zelda, what we’re going for here is warmth of coat, coldness of heart, OK?

Steve: That’s right. Zelda, give us a look…

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Currently Obsessed With:

Short intro: I have an obsessive personality. I practically have a new hobby every day. My problem is that I don’t keep up with any of these obsessions, and I forget about them, only to be reminded of them on  a later date causing me to ignore whatever it is I really should be doing. Duh.

One of my favorite bloggers, Emily from, posts a weekly “5 Things” list. I’ve decided to put my spin on this and post a list of whatever my current obsessions are…and I can’t promise they will be weekly. Maybe daily or maybe monthly. We’ll see.


1. This.


I usually get a mocha, a frappuccino, or a latte. So I guess I have multiple personalities.



2. Graphic patterns. With monograms. Or without.

I have an app on my phone called Monogram where you can import your own pictures to use as a background, or use their own patterns for backgrounds. Then you personalize your monogram overtop the image. The picture currently gracing my lock screen is this:


And OBVIOUSLY, I have a pink bumper at the moment from TECH21 (found here: I change phone cases all the time, but I just got one and I like it a lot. I also just ordered a silver glitter circle block monogram for the back of my phone from Etsy (

I love monograms, and the diamond pattern looked so adorable once I personalized it.

3. Herringbone.

My birthday was this past Thursday (finally 18!) and I got a Lululemon gift card as one of my presents. I have a moderate to severe Lululemon obsession. And when I say obsession I mean I have a whole rubbermaid bin filled with strictly Lululemon workout attire.  Anyways, I got the grey herringbone Wunder Under Pants and I’m in love with them. Lulu never  fails. I can’t seem to find a picture of them online (I think they’re sold out) so here is a picture of my leg and my fun new J. Crew socks:

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And then there is this fabulous mint herringbone tiled floor I found on Pinterest. I blame Pinterest for giving me unrealistic expectations for my future house.

4. Fall Nails.

I’m always obsessed with nail art. And fall. The two go together perfectly. While away at college, I have to deal with doing my own nails and minimal nail art. At home, I have the most fantastic manicurist (@hookedondal on Instagram)Seriously, go look her up right now-she’s a nail art goddess.

I’ve been saving some of my favorite designs I see on Instagram or Twitter recently so I have some ideas of what I may get next time I’m home for Thanksgiving.  Here are some:


Doesn’t that make you want to get a manicure right now?

5. Brightly Patterned Socks.

Specifically from J. Crew because J. Crew is and always will be my absolute favorite brand on this Earth, and because they seriously never cease to have adorable and amazingly comfy socks. This weekend I got three pairs for $4.99 each, so I win. Here’s some I love:

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That’s all for today! I know this was only five things, and trust me I have quite a few more current obsessions, but I also think I have short term memory loss. So, as I remember those obsessions, I will jot them down to post next week.


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Collage: Week Numero Uno



I love making collages, and I’m going to try to post one each week. This one is some of my favorite/recent pins from Pinterest.

I am trying to figure out how to work this whole blog thing, so we’ll see how that goes..

In the mean time, enjoy!

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