Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pick Your Side: Margiela vs. Hello Kitty.


Which one will you be attending tonight? Lucky for me, I'll be at the Forever 21 at Americana which is hosting the Hello Kitty launch party and which also neighbors to H&M. File as sneaky, sneaky. 


[Images via: Tommy Ton and Me]

Thursday, November 8, 2012

ApartmentPhile: Black Beauty.

I'm not sure what the deal is with my current obsession with all things dark romance (hmm...very 'Fifty Shades' of me) but in my quest to pre-design the perfect studio space for my next apartment I have found it rather difficult to envision exactly what I want the living/lounging space to look like. I've gone back and forth with three other options (you can find the first here, the second here and the third here) and although this one does seem very close to the first, it brings in a little more direction to the actual pieces that I might purchase: a ghost chair for the hand-crafted desk (side note: I love my boss and her furniture-building maverick boyfriend), a black-dyed Indian rug, a charcoal tufted settee, black and white floral curtains with lots and lots of leopard accents, and maybe a leather club chair (just like that lived-in Proenza Schouler bag). Ok, and maybe one pop of color with that light pink/coral/plum pillow. 

But all this does bring up the question: can I live with just one little pop of color in a pillow? Guess I'll have to sleep on this Fifty Shades... File as tied up. 








[Images via: Harpers, Studded Hearts, Tales of Endearment, Zara, West Elm, and the rest via Pinterest @TheMargaretFile]

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fashion Month Roundup: Taylor Tomasi-Hill.

Why wear it once when it's just so goddamn fabulous?

You can never go wrong with a knee-covering hemline and a tiny- little waist to boot.

C'mon, how can you NOT smile looking at this dress?! Also see: TTH in Comme des Garcon shorts here.

 I'll vote for a risk-taking outfit any day over a t-shirt and jeans. #CallMeCrazy


 [Images via: All over the place including Pinterest, Vogue.com, Style.com and many more .coms]

Saturday, November 3, 2012

ApartmentPhile: My New Place.


So my official move-in date may not be happening for another two weeks, but that doesn't mean that I can't begin the decoration marathon for my brand spanking-new art-deco studio. And that cute little drawing above? That's my place!! Stay tuned over the next few weeks, because I'll be sharing all sorts of home posts here from the beginning stages of inspiration (coming very shortly), a couple DIY Ikea hacks, definitely some flea market hoarding and of course, the finished project! If you could ever really call any of my spaces "finished." File as more to come!

P.S. Clearly this is NOT drawn to scale, but you get the picture!


[Images via: My iPhone, drawn by me, Margaret Murrieta]

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Look Lust: Natasha Goldenberg @ PFW.


Ok, I have been sitting on this post for entirely too long. Can we just sit and contemplate Natasha Goldenberg's PFW Spring/Summer 2013 outfit above. I mean, really, take a moment because this outfit is worth it, periodI'd like to think of it as a chic advanced style Ninja Turtle gone mad, but the one word that it definitely is (in my mind at least) is perfection. I'm thinking this look might be inspiring my studio space, bear with me for this outfit to home decor translation as it might get a little kooky. Stay tuned, kiddies. File away as obsessed. 


[Images via: Pinterest and Vogue]


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Weekenders: Seattle.

Fresh catch of the day | The market aka heaven | The most amazing view from the hotel 


Stuffing my face with Tom Douglas doughnuts (from Dahlia Bakery) | Another city view from the hotel

Today I am totally having a case of the Mondays. Yes, I know it's Tuesday (right?) but I just got back from my quick weekend trip to Seattle- complete with a very handsome gentleman, out-of-this-world delicious food, and only a spot of rain to boot. With my trusty traveling pleather pants (his moniker for them), embellished camo jacket (see here) and over-the-knee riding boots in tow I had the chance to explore Pike Place Market, some of the local shops (i.e. Nordstrom) and catch the new 'Seven Psychopaths' at the most adorable hidden theater I think I've ever laid eyes on. Romantic, lovely and totally perfect; I am craving another getaway already. File as smitten.


[Images via: My Instagram @TheMargaretFile]

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Celebration Station.

Wonderful, amazing, spectacular news that I officially want to break today to the world (this is my version of shouting it from the rooftops): I've just accepted a new position within Forever 21, finally found an apartment that is the perfect fit, and am spending this weekend in Seattle to celebrate with someone that I maybe, might-be, majorly crushing on. Seriously, what is going on?! I think that my mind is still in shock-mode from getting the surprise of my career the Monday I returned from Montreal and was offered a role that I only ever dreamed of having. (My father believes that I should get a part-time gig to go along with it since according to him blogging and instagramming is "not a real job.") But that doesn't overshadow the roller-coaster ride of apartment hunting for the last oh, 6 months (actual time, 3 weeks) and, the fact that I finally found a place that doesn't make me want to hurl. So, this weekend I'll be celebrating with some old friends, and a few new ones in Seattle, taking a break from all the LA sunshine and enjoying all the perks of my Heavenly Bed. File as somebody pinch me.

P.S. Stay tuned for lots and lots of home decor posts while I decorate my new abode! 


[Pumps via: Valentino via Moda Operandi...can I have you, please?]

Friday, October 19, 2012

Amen, Sister.



[Image via: My Instagram @TheMargaretFile]

Monday, October 15, 2012

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.


With a handful of the New York shows covered (Victoria Beckham and Marchesa to name a few) I feel as if I am lightyears behind on checking out the newest, latest and greatest. Alas, I finally have a weekend with absolutely no plans (other than apartment hunting and trying to beat the heat wave that is making Los Angeles about the same temperature as a convection oven). But in other news... one trend that I am totally vibing on for next spring is sweet Pepto pink. Seen here at the Christopher Kane Spring 2013 show (and at many more; stay tuned) it's the perfect punchy color to make any dress feel so fresh and so clean, clean. File as spring forward.



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Montreal Madness.



Oh, my goodness. What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been. Between the seemingly never-ending search for my next place, hanging with some very dear friends, jetting off to Montreal for the LOULOU Shop 'Till You Drop event, and planning all those outfits (for all the upcoming events too!), I'm not sure how I've managed to keep the balance (Pretty sure Starbucks has played a very large role in keeping me sufficiently caffeinated.) For the past four days I have been romping around Montreal (in lots of chunky tights and flat boots) for the big event and let me just say that it was very, very difficult getting on the plane to leave. I completely fell in love with the city (how can you not?!) and can't wait to plan a return trip. Check out some of the photos I snapped, and stay tuned for lots more posts coming up next week! File as back to reality.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lose Yourself.


[Image and quote via: Pinterest]

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Current Obsessions: Lilac Dreams.


I'm not sure what it is about this color, but I'm totally falling for lilac right now. When I was very little, my room was a certain shade of lilac (made my father repaint about 34 times before finding just the right one) but circa now, when paired with lived-in red, glossy white, and cool black pieces, lilac is so super chic. File as in love all over again.



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Short Shorts Saturday.


Spending the day perusing some of my more favorite (and affordable) shops in Los Angeles with one of my dearest friend's from school, we managed not to melt away from all the heat. Although I was rocking some white denim shorts (from Forever 21, obvi) I was dreaming of wearing something closer to the one's Taylor Tomasi-Hill was spotted in during NYFW. If only, if only. File as #insane. 


[Image via: Elle.com and unknown sources]

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Insta-Files: Dreams Can Come True.


...now if only it was actually my size and I wasn't holding a wad of the fabric back with my other hand. Guess I'll just have to wait a little bit longer to add some Rodarte to my closet (better news for my wallet than my very sad closet.) File under *heavy sigh.*


[Image via: @TheMargaretFile, that's me, on Instagram]

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NYFW Spring 2013: Marchesa.





Just wanted to share a little tidbit of glam today, in the form of Marchesa's Spring 2013 collection. A little Bollywood and a whole lot of gorgeous, the Marchesa gals always know how to put on quite a show. File as needing a little escape today.


[Images via: Vogue.com]

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Game Changer: Victoria Beckham Spring 2013.




Let me start by apologizing for not being up-to-the-minute on all the NYFW fabulousness. Maybe I was just burnt out after FNO (see the LA recap here) or maybe just too busy with work planning the next big promotion and finding my next apartment, but the last thing I wanted to do this week was pour over fashion week photos. Well, after seeing the Victoria Beckham Spring 2013 collection, the tables have turned. Sleek, sexy, perfect and always on-point, the collection made me want to jump right into spring; thick cable-knit sweaters be damned. So, now that I'm back on track, stay tuned for my loveliness from NYFW because there is no better feeling than a spark of inspiration. File as until the next runway...


[Images via: Vogue.com]


Sunday, September 9, 2012

House Hunters.


If only apartment hunting could be as simple as decorating one, I would have been living in my new place yesterday. (Tiny rant time here.) Who knew that with all the apartments in Los Angeles, all the ones that I seem to be interested in are already leased to someone else probably much more fabulous than myself. (Craigslist, you are no longer my ally in this search.) So I find myself endlessly calling, requesting, viewing, cringing and feeling let down by my options out there. I'm just barely trying to hold on to the hope that my apartment is still somewhere in the Los Angeles Area. One thing for sure is that I'll already have lots of decorating ideas to fill it with whenever I find it. File as still searching.


[Image via: Pinterest, duh. Follow me @TheMargaretFile]

Friday, September 7, 2012

Recap: FNO at Beverly Center.


As I'm sure you all know, FNO this year was totes maj. From the freebies, to the GWPs, the mocktails and the cocktails there was fun to be had by all. Bloggers, celebs, models and more were out and about at Beverly Center and beyond to celebrate the ultimate shopping night and lucky for me, only one party-goer had the same F21 Exclusive Collection black and white chevron dress on as me (well, not technically a party-goer, but rather one of the gals walking in the exclusive Forever 21 fashion show). Although I was expecting some kind of catastrophic disaster that night (i.e. DJ playing Tyga's "Make it Nasty", photo booth falling over and crushing infants, models heads exploding, etc.) the event went on without a single hitch. Not only that, but I was so thrilled to see all the familiar faces out to support (#GoTeamForever). So with the bosses happy and wallet still full of money (couldn't even take a break to shop that night) I promise not the utter those three little letters for the next few months...seriously. File as let fashion week begin.


[Images via: My Instagram! @TheMargaretFile]

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

#FNOforever


Can you blame me for being away these past few days? The official disease that is spreading rampant this week, otherwise known as #FNOfever has taken me victim. I'm pretty sure my friends are completely sick of me saying those three little letters, but I have to admit that I am more than a little excited to get this party started. Being that this is my first official FNO with Forever 21, no expense was spared in the curating of the perfect outfit, not to mention the perfect party. Come stop by the Beverly Center and say hello if you're in town. Get your red lip done, snap a photo inside the giant Polaroid frame (#totesamaze), and sip on mocktails like you're not even 21 yet. I'll be the girl with the red lip running around with a ridiculously gigantic smile on my face the whole time. File as blot spot!



Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's a Celebration.


It's here; it's here!! No, not the amazingly adorable Chloe shoes above (from 2009 mind you) but rather the day I graduate from being an intern! Although I've only spent six months as an intern with Forever 21, there has been no shortage of events, promotions, drama-rama and fabulousness to be had. So with this long weekend, right before the big bonanza that is known as FNO, I am excited to kick back (or kick these feet up), celebrate the last six months and take some time to rethink the road ahead. And you know it will be filled with some pretty cute shoes, to boot. File as happy feet.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dream Big.


Been in the process of making some fairly large life decisions recently and for some reason this quote just can't seem to leave my mind. Not surprised that it's by the ever-wise Ms. Oprah Winfrey. I literally cannot stop reading it over and over, making me feel a tad scared and a little hopeful that I'm choosing my path for the right reasons. File as living the dream.


[Image and quote via: Pinterest, combined by me!]

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Current Obsessions: Romance Intolerant.


Carrie may have asked that question in the final seasons of Sex and the City (yes, I still watch them on DVD; it's my thing, get over it!) and I even though may have asked that questions to myself a few times in the past; after this romantic wedding weekend for two of my best friends, I can't help but smile with it and not at it. Whether it's the pretty softness of the Valentino couture collection, the indescribable scent of the new Coco Noir fragrance (getting my hands on immediately if not sooner) matching twin doors, or a petite French pastry, I'm all about this new romance. File as last chance. 


[Images via: Pinterest @TheMargaretFile]

Monday, August 27, 2012

Insta-Files: My Best Friend's Wedding.


This weekend was one of the better weekends I've had this year, by far. I mean, my best friends do have exquisite taste and killer style (not to brag or anything but props to those girls), but this new Mrs. took it to a whole other level! Down to the very last detail, my best friend's wedding was every bit the glamorous garden fete I imagined a year ago (see my original inspiration post here) and more. From her perfect little Badgley Mischka shoes, to the groomsmen's dapper grey suits, her emerald drop earrings, the groom's dancing father, and the amazingly beautiful table settings...the night was pretty much the most perfect wedding I've ever laid eyes on. And I feel so blessed just to have been a part of the celebration! File as congrats, missy!


[Images via: My Instagram! Follow me @TheMargaretFile]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Laters, Baby.


I'm up, up and away yet again this extra-long weekend. Not to a land far, far away, but rather back to the Bay Area. To complete the year-long celebration better known as my best friend's wedding (!!!!!!) there will be, what I'm imagining, the most beautiful extravaganza I have ever laid eyes on. She may be my best friend, but she is also the girl who inspired me to create this blog and for that, I am forever grateful to her! Follow me on instagram @TheMargaretFile and on Twitter @MaggieMurrieta for updates on all the fabulousness. File as adios amigos.


[Image via: Pinterest]


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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