Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy August!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Looking ahead... its ok to fall

Ok admit it, you recognize the catch phrase "its ok to fall" because you also love to hate spending 2 hours of your Monday nights watching the bachelorette. Don't you love how they all talk about falling in love so much that they've abbreviated it to simply "falling"?

But anyway, Fall the season is in full swing in every catalog, magazine, store window etc. Pretty much everywhere but actually outside. The high today will be 94. Yipeeeee makes me want to think about gloves! Not. But that is the reality we live with and so I am thinking about pea coats and boots long before I'll ever want to wear them...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

good afternoon

Just a little red dress on a Tuesday afternoon...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sally! Bobby! Go watch tv.

I am SO EXCITED for Sunday. FINALLYYYYY the wait is over and Mad Men season 4 is here at last. I have been marathoning through season 3, it gets better every time.

I was looking at the French Vogue site today and they had a posting about the upcoming season paired with merchandise of today that has been inspired by the madmen era... their selections were priceless...

Really sums it up doesn't it? So... I think I'm going to have to start illustrating Betty's outfits every monday morning after the new episodes!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shoe pop

to shop for this illustration please visit my website!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ohhh february

Remember how I said I hate February? Well not only do I have to live through it every winter, but I also have to think about it every summer too when I create next year's calendar. I tried drawing this February girl this morning and somehow she turned out to be a bad illustrated cocktail of magician/Dracula/mime. God shes so creepy! The curse of this month lives on...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Out and about

So today I had a rare adventure out of Georgetown and into the real world during normal business hours. I'm happy to report it is still there. It made me wish I had better excuses to own a fabulous professional wardrobe like this girl. I suppose if I was sitting in a desk wearing a pencil skirt I'd probably wish I was at home in jean shorts... the grass is always greener right?

ps. I'm so excited you all like the birthday girl! I still don't know if I want to do flat or folded... I'm thinking BOTH!

pps. do you like the new header? is it too large? I got a little carried away

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Let them eat cake

This is for all you summer birthday people that suffered through elementary school without getting to have a party at school on your day. Actually, I'm thinking of using this as a Birthday Card for sale on my website. Flat or folded? That is the question.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm baaaaaack

Why hello. Did you miss me? I was at the beach and there is no blogging allowed at the beach. This is a rule I made for myself after I almost killed a sun bather while furiously walking and texting on the beach. Walking and texting (and therefore walking into other people) is something I do nonstop here in DC so I should have known I was at risk for textwalk attacking someone at the beach too.

I had good intentions of relaxing when we arrived at the beach house and headed down for a stroll in the surf (what could be more de-stressing?) but failed to notice that my blackberry was still surgically attached to my hand. So there I was charging along at an Olympic pace replying to texts and BBMs when the offending sun bather appeared out of nowhere in the middle of my information super highway. As I tripped over myself to avoid walking on this woman's neck, I realized I needed a break from blogging, blackberrying and general connectedness. It was time to just enjoy the sunshine.

So yes I successfully scaled back my computer time. This gave me more time to shop. I found myself admiring this Lilly Pulitzer cover up in the surf shop. I usually think of Lilly Pulitzer as a brand that never should have tried to evolve into the 21st century. It may have been the height of style years ago, but now its the uniform of frumps the world over.

However, this long dress was so vintage feeling that I actually really liked it. It would take a very bold nonfrump to successfully rock this acre of floral. I wish Lilly had kept her integrity by selling only strictly vintage, over-the-top pieces like this one.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy July!