{long story short}

In case you're wondering, here's what I've been up to lately:

1. My love for food has manifested itself into THIS.
2. My love for literature has been renewed with THESE.

If we have anything in common, I highly recommend both.


girl on a mission :: part II

Occasionally, I enjoy reflecting on my past writing and how I've changed since.

After graduating from college in 2009, I found myself with an almost unnerving amount of free time. In an effort to fill the void and acquire a sense of clarity toward a future that seemed quite vague, I started a blog. Style Philosopher reached its third birthday on September 24 of this year.

I titled my first blog post, "Style Philosopher :: Girl on a Mission", ultimately concluding that in this little corner of the web-o-sphere I'd be chronicling my personal adventures in style.

It's interesting to me how personal style has come to extend so far beyond fashion. Style is an extension of ones personality. With Style Philosopher I've been able to express and discover my passions, and after three years I'm ready to take the next step.

Stay tuned :)


seasonal essentials :: my summer uniform

Style Philosopher // Summer Essentials

Maybe, I'm using the word "essentials" rather loosely. But these staples have been the building blocks of my summer wardrobe year after year. I believe a few quality classics paired with updated accessories (including a great mani/pedi) never fails to be equally stylish and effortless.

1. H&M V-neck top
2. The Gap 1969 Bleached Western Shirt
3. J. Crew Panama Hat
4. Kate Spade Chevron Stripe Scarf
5. Steve Madden "Cufff" Sandal
6. Kate Spade Grove Court Cora Bag
7. Rayban Clubmaster Sunglasses
8. Essie Ole Caliente


currently cooking :: homemade ravioli

For a vegetarian who's less than fond of mushrooms, lentils are a delicious alternative ravioli filling, especially with the addition of truffle oil!