aldo adoration

my new love.
the piontek from aldo
a clog/construction boot/hiking boot hybrid with a cozy knit lining, swoon.
these were love at first sight when i spotted them in teen vogue's september issue while at the cottage. i finally tracked them down today (they apparently have sold out in a lot of stores) and i can't wait to spend my fall in them, comfortable, adorable and 140$can.

furthermore, i must say that i think aldo changed their sizing because these are an 8 and the last time i bought aldo shoes i had to return them because the 9 was snug. has anyone else noticed that? i'm also in love with those hunter lace ups above, dark green and a gum sole, yum.


alexis in bloom.

alexis bledel looking so beautiful in stella mccartney
her make up and new lighter hair is dreamlike and gorgeous.
a perfect look, down to those fantastic yellow pumps.
src. justjared

the h&m sweater

all over the blogs and all over me.
i picked up this h&m sweater in early august, perfect with cutoffs or skinnies.
great piece.
top: h&m/cutoffs:ae/bag:pendleton/moccs:minnetonka

i know i've been lacking on the outfit posts so i'll try and get the few i have shot up this week and try and get back into taking pictures regularly. i've also begun filming vlogs again. here's my newest, a classic what's in my bag.


isabel in elle's 25 to watch

isabel was featured in elle magazine's 25 twenty five year olds to watch story in their anniversary issue. i think she looks so stunning! i want to say a big congratulations to susie bubble for being featured as well. susie you are a fashion blogging pioneer and without you and the now defunct stylebytes, true north style may never existed. you deserve it susie and you look great! more shots to come....
scanned by tns.

isabel in alexa chung for madewell

so lovely, look at her little dog!
i also bought this alexa chung for madewell tea dress in cream, but i was a bit disappointed with it. yes, the design is gorgeous, but the silk fabric is so thin that it's sheer and very wispy. i wish it had a little more weight because it pretty much needs to be worn layered up. on the fence about whether to hold on to it or return it, for the price i expected a bit more. either way, isabel looks gorgeous in it and it is a very pretty dress.
src. tfs



anja and camilla akrans are a dream team.
maybe my fav photographer/model combo ever, competing with mossy and mario sorrenti. adore *** anja's banged long bob.
vogue germany october 2010
src. fashiongonerogue


gilberto and ilda ♥

my mom and dad in 1974,
the year before they got married.
these are my favourite pictures of them, they were shot by street photographers in porto, portugal paparazzi style. they would take your picture and then you could buy the shots from them, such a cool idea that i wish was done still.
my parents were so stylish and my mom made most of her own clothes. she's just 19 here.
xxxxooo cindy, thanks for the inspiration.


suno and sunnies

the amazing rachel bilson and susie bubble last night.
how incredible is rachel's suno dress? great structure and another amazing signature suno print.
they were at sunglass hut, the company just launched an amazing blogger competition for those living in the us.
here's the link, i'd enter if i could!

abbey lee - frosty

abbey's new do
total ice queen


lou lou and janey

mother and daughter - two beauties
jane and lou

blue haze

shirt perfection

the hottest party in town

how gorgeous is blake? love the dress, beautiful colours and the cuff is amazing. she's adorable with karl. rachel is stunning, literally dripping in chanel, never disappoints. alexa is killing it, look at the back of that dress, wow. oh, if only we could all have been there.

model off duty - alana and jac

two amazing girls - two amazing bags
jac and her celine
alana and her ps1


alexa chung for madewell

hitting the madewell site early this morning (3am early) still didn't snag me an alexa chung for madewell bat graphic t-shirt dress, grrr. i did purchase the betty tee dress in cream and two sketchbook tees with graphics that are now sold out. the dinosaur and the bear, yeah! i also considered the velvet hot pants, but i wasn't sure how they'd look on my non alexa legged body, so i'm waiting to hear the feedback from the blogging world. let me know what, if anything, you all bought and how you like it.
and because i still can't help but miss the one that got away, anyone looking to sell an extra sketchbook dress, small or medium email me...

sienna and savannah

sav's leopard skirt & sienna's legs - to die for
the leopard mixed with jersey and acid wash - inspired
that low back - unreal
love these girls

samantha gradoville

new model love.
samantha gradoville
a little ali stephens/meghan collison hybrid who broke out on the scene when she opened and closed prada f/w 2010.
look out for this nebraska native at the shows this season and check out her fashion spot forum,
she actually goes on and comments on there a lot.
all pictures from tfs except paris shot care of altamira, thanks to refinery29 for the heads up