Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer romance.

Last night, the roomie and I had a date night and we saw (500) Days of Summer. It was so, so, so good. One of my favorite things about the movie was the main character's apartment. Holy cow. I can't wait for screenshots so I can appreciate again how amazing it was. If a boy I liked lived in a place like that (and dressed the way Tom Hanson did) I would be set. Done deal.

But the music, the pull of the characters--to each other and away--was hypnotizing. Ah, romance. Sign me up.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Loves.

* It's my babysitter and best friend rolled into one. keeps track of all my spending, savings, loans, and credit cards on one site. It has all sorts of fancy charts and graphs to show you where you blow your money each month. Oh yeah, and it's free. Start using to manage your money today!

* On the note of spending, I love my new utility jacket. It's like the one from J. Crew, but much, much cheaper. And in the color I actually wanted. Also, note to Gap and Banana Republic models: you look awkward. Always.

* Target's new StyleBoutique, a weekly fashion wrap-up for "frugalistas." I consider myself to be one of this bunch, and I love me some Nina Garcia.

* All sorts of Friday night events: Benjamin Hollingsworth's opening at Aster Hall, Gig! Posters Show at 52.5 Records, CofC's French Film Festival at Sottile Theatre...

* The Savona Malea Tote from Kate Spade's sample sale (today is the last day!) is GORGEOUS. I would buy it if I weren't holding cash for something secret I'm lusting over on eBay right now.

* Finally, my Friday is consumed with plans for an autumn trip to Burlington, VT to see the best one, and then hopping the border to Montreal to see this band:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

One day.

I'd like a boy to sing me a song like this one day:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Queen of the white dress.

Does Diane Kruger rock a white dress, or what? I've already talked about my obsession with white dresses, but seeing someone rock white so many different ways just takes it to another level.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I've never been a watch person. I am awful with time, and prefer to come and go at general intervals.

However, lately I've taken a liking to wearing a watch.
My blingy watch from Big Lots. Holla!

I don't know if someone can turn from a never-wears-a-watch person to an always-wears-a-watch person, but I'm quickly slipping to that side. There's something comforting about the tick of an analog watch. It steadies you up and gives you a sense of constancy. Also, they look cool.

This is the baby I really want:

I love a masculine watch on a lady wrist.

Watch or no watch?

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Has anyone checked her outfit? She's probably in black velvet with a feather in her hair."

Of course, because it's hot as blazes outside, I'm thinking about autumn and layering and shingled hair and jewel tones and layering and elegance and too many diamonds. Today I'm thinking I'd like to live in Gosford Park (above the stairs, of course).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekend in review.

Dressing up. Bellinis. Trading rings. Girl talk. Late-night music. Gin and tonics. Rooftops. Sunday swimming. Iced tea and brownies. The new Shakira song. Walks with the pup. Stolen bits of internet. Scotland. Closet consultations. Homemade crispy wontons. Mad Men.

But seriously, though. Shakira. This song. Can't get enough.

Your weekend highlights? Catch me up.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Feeling good.

So, in case you haven't heard, it's Friday again. I've been going absolutely batty with cabin fever. I escaped the house and got a walk-in haircut at Canvas on King Street. Heaven. They give you a scalp massage and I nearly cried from the beauty of it all. Go and see Kim. Tell her Sabrina sent you.

I am now at my housemate's gallery, stealing delicious internet. Mmmmm. The darling gal photographed with me above is my housemate's Yorkiepoo. She is an eternal puppy, and sometimes I snack on her for breakfast.

I keep listening to the first song off Immie's new album, over and over again:

Man, even though I didn't do proper work this week, I still love Fridays. They always feel so full of possibilities.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quarantine, Day 4.

So, as of Tuesday around 10am, the frustrating terms of my quarantine were magnified about one billion percent when my internet stopped working. Don't worry. Comcast will be able to come out sometime NEXT WEEK THURSDAY to reset it. Only a week to go! (Hello, my name is Sabrina, and I am an Internetaholic.)

Here are some things that have brought joy into my life during my quarantine:

Lovely roses sent by some of my amazing co-workers yesterday.

Watching a LOT of movies.

And reading.

Also, my world has been fully rocked upon learning that Reese's has finally answered my prayers by making Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Feel free to send me these by the pound.

I've also been making music mixes. Please email me your address if you'd like me to mail you one.

And leave me a message to read. I miss human contact. Badly.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Imogen Heap.

I've loved Imogen Heap ever since I heard Frou Frou on some dude's blog the summer of 2002. It made such an effect on me. My best friend was over, and after we listened to it, we went directly to her house and downloaded all two songs that we could find (she had Napster...I had dial-up. I was so jealous). Now, years later, Immie is on her own, still creating beautiful music.

Check out her new album:

Then pre-order it for when it comes out next week.

Here are some of my favorites from her musical past, besides the one I already posted here.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I am stuck at home from work for a week, due to the shingles. I am keeping myself occupied with the first season of My So-Called Life on Hulu. Any suggestions for other ways to keep busy for the next week?

I have also been dreaming of autumn. I want this cowl-neck scarf.

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's Friday again, you guys.

  • I took the Mad Men quiz. Is it any surprise that I got 15/15?
  • I'm thinking of all the million ways I can wear my new jeans. Annnnd my new dress. I swear, I'm really done shopping now. At least for this week.
  • I'm loving the song that Ben Vernon (of Bon Iver fame) has done with his new side project, Volcano Choir.
  • This tea has been saving my life lately. And it's delicious.
  • The Jivamukti yoga studio here in Charleston has four downloadable audio classes for you to enjoy. They're free, but they encourage you to donate to great causes.
  • I don't like using plastic bottles, so I've been refilling an old Perrier bottle with regular water. I think the green glass adds an element of class to my cubicle.

What things are really getting you going today?

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Stella McCartney's Spring 2010 collection has been the talk of the town, lately. I saw it mentioned over on Black*Eiffel and it made me want to share my own favorites from the collection. It was hard not to copy every image. I want to look like Anouck when I grow up...

Everything from, as usual.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Two things I love: fashion and music.

Loeffler Randall from Petter Ringbom on Vimeo.

Behind the scenes of Loeffler Randall's Fall 2009 photo shoot.
As seen on I *Heart* You.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wes Anderson + Roald Dahl = FANTASTIC

Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer, starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon:

Roald Dahl was my favorite author growing up. This will be awesome. No, it will be fantastic.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Cary Grant Day!

As you may know, today is Cary Grant Day on TCM. To Catch a Thief is on this evening, and I'm going to try to catch it, possibly. A favorite.

I know most of these images showcase Grace Kelly, but that's because her costumes are stunning in this film. This may be the least suspenseful plot of all the Hitchcock films, but it is really visually appealing.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Has everyone heard the news that Rodarte is the next featured Go International designer collection for Target? I've been happy about all the designers chosen (though less happy with the look of some of the collections), but this takes the cake. I love you all, but I have no qualms about pushing any of you out of my way on December 20th when this collection comes out. (Source: NY Daily News)

Images of Rodarte Fall 2009 from

Away from Her

This morning, after a walk with the pup, I made a pot of coffee and a boiled egg and watched Away from Her. I've had this movie on my queue for ages, and once delivered, it sat waiting to be watched for another few weeks. I knew before I even saw this movie that it was going to be stirring, and boy was I right. It took me a while to be ready to watch it.

I've been a fan of Sarah Polley ever since she played the Story Girl, Sara Stanley, on the Road to Avonlea. I've also loved the independent films she's been in. But to have written and directed a film so spare and beautiful shakes me to the core. She's only five years older than me, but she's crafted a story about a relationship built over more than forty years that continues even after the disintegration of memory.

Watch this film.

Images from IGN.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Things consuming my life today.

I'm obsessed with this gallery of Jackie O. at Fashion Beast. It's like one long J. Crew ad.
Like a kitten to a ball of yarn, Odosketch is going to keep me busy for ages (thanks, VSL!).
My co-workers and I have developed a chemical dependency. This is our vice.

Finally, I will leave you with an image. The poster behind me is from a co-worker who was displeased with my office feng shui, so he presented me with this lovely print of two parrots (named Amos and Charles, respectively) to spice things up a little.

While this image is from last week, not today, I am no less consumed by this poster than I was a week ago. It will have to suffice.

I love Fridays and weekends and posters of parrots and Lifesavers mints. What do you love this Friday?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We'll miss you, John Hughes.

Music Morning.

Everyone's abuzz about the video of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt being all Bonnie and Clyde/Fred & Ginger, directed by their (500) Days of Summer director.

Click here to watch it.

Also, speaking of music, have you heard of Liza Kate? She's got a little bit of Neko Case in the mix, along with some Patsy Cline, with a large portion of her own sound as the main flavor. Listen to the song "Mama"'s a tearjerker.You can pick up her album here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Need I say more?

Read the September 2009 Vanity Fair article about Mad Men and its creator here.