Tuesday, April 26, 2011


a couple weeks ago i was lucky enough to be asked to attend this year's RETAIL CAMP put on by Woodbury University as a vip blogger {fancy, fancy!}.  the day was full of very interesting speakers and exciting blog chats - complete with lunch from some of LA's finest food trucks!!

anyway - i am in total love with this get up - i finally got my hands on a fabulous winter kate kimono AND some luv aj jewels!!

kimono: winter kate - tank: michael stars - pants: paige premium denim - shoes: jeffrey campbell - bag: LF stores - vest necklace: LUV AJ

some of my new faves - the linen/taffeta is super fresh for spring...andddd they are sky high so obviously im obsessed.

some of us VIP bloggers including Heather of LAfashionsnob, Shannah of The Student Stylist, ME, and Ari of La Catrina dela Moda.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

sundaze: easter

happy easter. bring on the pastels and the lace!! xo

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Luv AJ spike knucklebuster $150 {here}

the second i lay eyes on this magical, spiky, wire-wrapped two-finger ring i was smitten...buuut i wasn't really in the market to spend that much on a ring i didn't think i would wear that much...SOO {insert brilliant exclamation!} i decided to make-an-afternoon of it an Do-It-my{Yourself}!!! below, the inspiration versus the MINE!!  read on for details!!

{lots, all kinds, any kind - just make sure it's bendable with your fingers}
spikes w/ SCREWbacks
{!! one for each 'ring' -- or more if you so choose!}
scissors, screwdriver
ya know...tools...

here is my spikes + wire...so once you have everything together...wrap some wire around your finger {to whatever size ya like} about 5 or 6 times, securing the ends of the wire by wrapping it around the bundle

my ring wraps...after you've got your rings figured out pick a spot to add your spike...just screw the spike in in the middle of all the wrapped wires...

like so! then cut a piece of wire pretty long to wrap around the entire ring {also securing the spike to the wrapped wire} and wrap, wrap, wrap,   w r a p . . . .

and wrap and wrap and wrap the other ring...then wrap the two together!!



also look out early may for a first look at my etsy store alex marie designs!! enjoy!!! xo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth. -FLB

big wishes, even bigger changes. appreciating all the little things in my life. xo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

live in

summer staples on sasha pivovarova via Free People: April Catalogue. totally living in these pieces come july...more here

Monday, April 18, 2011


a little late on my sunday inspiration for the week but there is nothing like not being in school/having a job/adhering to a schedule to make the days of the week sort of vanish in my mind...totally missing the sun and tromping around venice beach in cutoffs as a teenager so here are some goodies to get me {and YOU} through the week!! courtesy of Lords of Dogtown - yes i know how "uncool" this movie has become but you have to admit the screen shots make you want to pick up a skateboard.....xoxo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

still fearless

ya ya this video is everywhere but it is worth watching 20359793486285 times so do your soul a favor and watch it again.  ps who else will be wearing sparkly shoes at the beach this summer...?!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


anyone else needing a fresh new gym soundtrack?? look no further - my amazing boyfriend put his mixing skills to the test and created the greatest running track EVERRR - and now YOU can download it straight to itunes by clicking here!

teddy bears

saks in the city: santa barbara style

{ME} dress: Free People - belt: Free People - shoes: Dolce Vita - purse: Marc Jacobs  {Brittany} dress: Banana Republic - shoes: Steve Madden - purse: Marc Jacobs - watch: Michael Kors

me, lynn koegel, brittany koegel 

THERE WAS AN ICE LUGE.  after britt and i explained how it worked {at fraternity parties} to her mother...she immediately insisted we try it out.  thank goodness that the alcohol was actually flowing into cups and not lips...haha.

these dancers have become quite common at santa barbara functions recently and are absolutely amazing to watch.  britt and i also just discovered an aerial dance studio {these guys also swing on ropes in the air...} and our first class is tomorrow night!!

tuna tar-tar {there was just about every kind of food one can imagine...}

thursday night i had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Saks in the City fundraiser for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation in Santa Barbara.  not only was it a blast BUT it raised money for a cause that is very close to my heart.  TBCF was established to help children with cancer by providing their parents with aid so that they may have their undivided attention throughout the course of their illness.  this charity is heroic in my mind and i only wish i had more to give :) also i cannot wait for another fun function of theirs!!  enjoy!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


"Sometimes she has imagined what it would be like to fly, to live in the river, to run like a horse. She has dreamed of that freedom, that power, and fears the wildness in herself that wants to live as beasts live, moved purely by need and desire. She has felt torn between the heat of her limbs and the thoughts in her mind telling her to be careful and good and always calm" - FLB

Monday, April 11, 2011

a current affair

last weekend i attended A Current Affair: Pop-up Vintage Marketplace at the Cooper Building in Los Angeles and it was amazingggg. not only did i score some fantastic pieces of Alkemie jewelry but i was fortunate enough to get to see an exhibit styled by emmy award winner, David Zyla!  he has worked in costuming for the entertainment world for over 20 years and i was totally awestruck by his fabulous looks created with these beautiful vintage pieces. check out some of the detailing that made these outfits sing!!

how wonderful are theyyyyy?!?! i am so happy i had the chance to expeirence them!! if you would like to see more {um, i suggest you DO} check out Kelsi Smith's interview with David himself {here} and keep your eye out for his styling on ABC shows and broadway!! enjoy!! x

Sunday, April 10, 2011


got some goodies at LUCKYshopsLA along these lines...vibing boho-kimono-bolero chic today! xo

Friday, April 8, 2011

pastel PEEPS

thinking about these for EASTER. wish the bunny carried JC...how fantastic are these confection colored litas!?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


honestly i love my boyfriend, bradley, more than anything in this world {maybe my puppy ties...} but who wouldn't go crazy for emile hirsch dancing around to jimi hendrix?! this scene plays vividly in my head sometimes...maybe it's a growing up at the beach with rock gods on a record player...but even now my heart still flutters and i am pretty sure yours will too. enjoy. xx

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

sweet valley fox

WILDFOX summer 2011. obsessing, of course. had to post this loooong look at some curated images. so lords of dogtown {yes, i did just say that and i do still adore that movie...}. enjoy more here.