Lady of the Night

I've always been a big fan of anything and everything black, it just looks good on me. But lately I've been obsessed. I think the last 5 pairs of shoes I've bought have been black, the last 3 skirts, also black, hair color for the past few years, yep that's black too. So to continue with my new and my favorite color trend ever, here are a few of my favorite pieces found while browsing the net...

Aldo Sebo Boots - $110

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Oh my, I would love any/all of these items. But alas, I am poor, as usual. I despise the 1st of the month...and rent. Speaking of, mine is about to go up $200 a month, which is pretty lame, but I suppose our place is worth it. No more clothes and fun shoes for a while :(
Now on a happy note, I'm off to go get ready for the Depeche Mode concert here in Atlanta tonight. I got Emil and I some last minute tickets on stubhub and we have KILLER seats. whoooohoooo! I cannot wait. This will be our second time seeing DM and I'm hoping Dave looks just as fierce as usual.
Have a lovely evening!
xo - Adrienne


Current Inspiration

there are some really beautiful sets in this catalogue. lots of stuff to check out.

maybe it has something to do with my obsession with Guadalupe, but I love these! I want to hang them on the wall somewhere, possibly in our new office (that I have still yet to complete because I can't seem to find the perfect shade of white)

well, here it is, the perfect small *vintage* desk. of course I didn't find this until AFTER I bought the mini parson desk from West Elm. you can't win em all..

not sure if anyone has picked up on this, but I kinda dig animal themed items around the house. so I am living for these cute little switchplates. I think I'll sit here and dwell on where I can use these.

eeeek! emil has been talking about getting some stools so we can sit and look out of the row of windows from the 3rd floor of our loft, and these would be perfect!

I neeeeeed one of these for my living room, as I am currently trying to overcome the type of challenging lighting situation that happens when you have 20 ft ceilings. I think this tall drink of water would certainly help things out, don't you?

Oh, you know, it's just the perfect mid-century modern sofa, that's all. No biggie. (really, I cry at night because I can't have it)

UM, it's just the most amazing living room EVER
and here is some more inspiration for you, I know it almost made me fall out of my shitty cubicle chair. other than that, I don't even know what to say about this. It's perfect. I would be totally happy in life, forever, if I could come home to this. (image via apartment therapy)

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Today I'm going for short and sweet, because I'm too scatterbrained to handle much else. On the agenda for tonight, I'll be at the bi-weekly Atlanta Photographer's Guild meeting. Kinda hangin out, gonna be there for model support for Jess, and I may have a few photos taken myself. We'll seeeeeee!

Have a lovely day people, see you soon!

Mail Call!!

Oh thank Jehovah and Allah, I finally got paid! I feel like I've been waiting for this paycycle for 2 months, when it's only been 2 weeks. And as usual, I already had my spending planned out. First things first, I'm finally getting my camera sent off for some fixing. My large and wonderous Canon 40D has been on the fritz for a bit and I've been missing out on some good photo ops, and it's making me all bitter inside.

However, the real issue at hand is of course all of the material goods that I feel will enrich my life and somehow make it better. Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but I'll definitely feel more festive and fancy. So Friday afternoon, with credit card in hand, I set out for some internet shopping fun.

After the devastating blow I received from Topshop last week (see the previous post), I really thought my hunt for the perfect shoe was about to hit a lull. Then low and behold, I received an e-mail update from Nasty Gal Vintage. Yes yes, I know the name is a little ridiculous, but there's also a little part of me that likes them for it. Anyhow, the e-mail alert was about a boot that they are accepting pre-orders for because it's finally coming back in stock. Now, I have seen this boot before, and I have lusted over it many a time, however, the fact that it would actually be attainable has never crossed my mind.

And after seeing them waved in my face, looking oh so enticing, I began the hunt for a pair that I wouldn't have to wait 7 - 10 weeks for, and I FOUND THEM! Google is a magnificent tool, you know. They will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.


Next, in typical Adrienne style, I hit up my trusty online shopping cart at Urban Outfitters. I know Urban gets a lot of shit for being too trendy and overpriced, but if you do it right, you can get some great pieces to add to your wardrobe that'll stick around for a while and won't break the bank. They tend to have really good sales online too, so that's exactly what I hit up.

Silence & Noise Low Back Dress - $58

I ordered this dress because I am OBSESSED with the low back, and I'm into the fact that the rest is not too revealing, so it's still pretty classy. With some festive jewelry, some sheer tights, and my new boots, I have a feeling this may become one of my new favorite outfits.

UO Sheer Tights - 2 for $20!

At 2 for $20 I had to get these, as I'm pretty positive they're going to be a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. I am especially a fan of wearing them with shorts, and maybe (rarely) some oxford flats.

BDG Breezy Button-Up - $48

I LOVE THIS SHIRT. And in this color. While this isn't my usual style, I'm loving anything seafoam right now, and the fact that it's kinda sheer makes it hot. I feel like I may be pairing this up with those sheer tights and cutoffs ;) Oh, and a black bra, did I mention that I love wearing a black bra with anything sheer? Maybe that's the Bama coming out in me..

Bug Charm Necklace - $12.99

Bugs are horrifying and I do not condone their existence in any way. However, I do appreciate their presence on art and jewelry.

BDG Below the Knee Pencil Skirt - $48

I ordered this in black, for fear that the grey may look a little cheap and not go with as much. This skirt is awesome because it goes with everything and can easily be dressed up or down. I cannot wait for it to come in!

Truly Madly Deeply Pima Slub V - $14.99

Sooooo maybe I already have this shirt in yellow, but it is without a doubt, the best tshirt I own. So of course I found it necessary to purchase another one (specifically in a color that was on sale instead of the normal $28 tag.) It is so super soft and comfy, but really flattering at the same time. A few weeks ago I wore the yellow one tucked in with super dark jeans and booties, and fixed my hair pin-up style to go to a show @ Lenny's here in Atlanta. It looked tough.

Truly Madly Deeply Asymmetrical Smoke Tunic - $24.99

well, I thought this was cute, but it was massive and not so cute on.  oh well, you can't win em all.

Ecote Hurache Sandal - $19

Once again, not my usual taste, but for some reason I really dig these. They look comfy but also a little festive because of the gold color. Aaaand a bit more importantly, my current flops (which are the only sandals I ever wear) have been going strong for almost 6 years now and look pathetic at this point. While I'm usually an avid 4 in. and up fan, sometimes I just gotta give the ol' back a break. Seriously...I'm getting old..


Once upon a time, many a year ago, in a far away land, I did some pin-up modeling. Thankfully some of those days have stuck with me, and from time to time I feel the need to show that side of myself with a classy little number like this (obviously not from UO)...

The Super Spy Dress - $49.99

Gasp! I have been LIVING for this dress since the first time I saw it a few months back. Luckily I have the most perfect black patent pumps to go with it. And I can wear it to my office job, hooray! One less day they have to look at me in jeans, I'm sure everyone will be thrilled.


Lastly, since I am a bit on the nerdy side and have to purchase some sort of electronics any time I go on a shopping spree, I purchased these festive little headphones (because I've broken every other pair I've come in contact with over the past 3 months and I need them to make it through the days in my cubicle)

Boosted Stiloso Headphones - $39.99

Cute, right?! Yes, I'm sure I will look very "hip" now sitting at my cube. Ha.


Welp, I hope you all enjoying that little preview into how I blow my mid-month paycheck. Or at least part of that paycheck, anyway. Sadly, I do have to save a little for food and bills, noooo fun. Coming tomorrow I should have another new post for you that's going to include some of my favorite things as of late. Home things, nerdy things, whatever things.



(ps. don't forget, all of the item titles are clickable links, so click click away)


Dear Topshop...

Well, you have succeeded in devastating me to the full extent.

While browsing your online store today, looking for items to post in my upcoming Fashion Edition blog entry, I stumbled upon THE most amazing shoes I have ever laid eyes on. I want these shoes more than I have ever wanted any pair of shoes in my entire life (well maybe), and you, with your separate UK and US sites, you took my dream of having the most bitchin' shoes ever and you flushed it straight down the toilet. For these lovelies are not available on the US site, and now I feel like you've just reached straight out of my computer screen and punched me in the throat. How dare you only allow your fellow UK's access to such badassness and fabulousity?!!!

For that, I now hate you. How will I ever get over these shoes? I feel like I've just died a little inside.

And now, BEHOLD..

The Astro Sporty Boot - $150




Once in a while we all come across something that stuns us, and for me, those things are usually home goods or shoes. So today, I will share with you a few things that have made me almost burst into tears from viewing their fabulousness. Those tears are usually ones of sadness, mind you, because I can't afford most of these things, but at least they're still pretty to look at.

(psst..don't forget, all of the titles of the goods are clickable links, so click click away!)

I guess I should start with this amazing sofa from Anthropologie, since it inspired me to do this post. I was just browsing the site today, trying to avoid doing any work at my actual job, and almost fell out of my chair when I saw this. No, i'm totally serious. Pathetic, right? Behold!

Koro Light - $110

Everyone remembers how obsessed I am with festive lighting, right? Well I think this is MAGNIFICENT, especially since it's handmade. You can order one of these straight from Etsy, which is exactly what I'll being doing as soon as the white version is back in stock. How perfect and beautiful is this thing?! Oh, and if you'd like a smaller version, I think those are available for about half the price. :)

Dapple Light by Reiko Kaneko

Reiko Kaneko is a somewhat newer designer, but has a small collection of amazing pieces. And while this is yet, another light (I know I know), I had to post it. This piece was also at this years Milan Satellite exhibition.

Did Someone Say Drama Candleholder - $89

Normally I trash mystery catalogues that show up in my mailbox, however, when I got one from Wisteria I decided to flip through and see if they had anything worthwhile. Ooooh and they did they ever! I am really excited now, because they have something that I LOVE, and that I can actually afford! (ps - it's going in my bedroom)

Mirrors are another one of my small obsessions. Although, I'm not sure why I like them so much, I'm definitely not vain. I'm actually scared to look them sometimes! (botox, please?)

Yet another item I spotted in the Wisteria catalogue! Now this may not look like anything fancy, but I swear I almost peed my pants when I saw it. I've been in the process of turning our top floor loft into a workspace for Emil and I, and two of these would be PERFECT for the space. Hence, the gasp.

And that is all I have for you today! Whooo! I tried to remember if I've seen anything lately that was stunning, but you can't force the "gasp!" :)

On a side note, I will be making a very serious attempt to update more regularly. In the next few posts I'm hoping to include some photos of my own home, along with a few projects that I have done or am currently working on (I have a lot of those). There is also going to be another fashion edition (somewhat), so I can share some photos from a recent photoshoot I did with fellow Atlanta photographer Trent Chau. So look forward to that, if you will, and I'll be seeing you all real soon!