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Second Floor Flat
I live in London with a teddy bear named Bowtie. Before this, I lived in Brooklyn. Before that, I lived in Atlanta. I work in fashion and eat a PBJ every day for lunch, so that makes me quirky.
Interests: Animals, making mood boards, fashion, peanut butter, and boyish clothes. I like to write children’s stories, though to date no actual children have been involved in the reading of these stories.
Recent Activity
Since I've started Second Floor Flat, I've changed hosting platforms more times than I can count. But hopefully, this will be the last time. Going forward, you can find me at—same gal, same anxieties, fancy new site. I won't be posting at this address anymore, so make sure and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
Between being home in Atlanta for the holidays and moving to a new flat in East London (hollla!), it's been a pretttyyy prettyyy busy month. Here's how we spent our time: Walking around Central London on cold winter Saturdays... having dinner in Kensington with these fine fellas and some family... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
On my way! I'll bring the rain.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2013 on Mood Board Monday at Second Floor Flat
A western-inspired mood board featuring leather luggage, a cactus, super great graphic branding, and Yves Klein. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
Have a nice weekend, folks. In addition to maxin' and relaxin' I'll be headed to Ikea to get some things for our new flat, watching some movies, and hopefully going to see this exhibit. Meanwhile, look at this photo of me! Just kidding—that's not me, but I wll be wearing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
The full list of Oscar nominees—being released today—has only made me realize how many more amazing movies there are out there that I'm dying to see. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
Labour and Wait, one of East London's best stores for homewares and fashion accessories, focuses on classic, timeless design. Whether it's one of their London locations of online only, Labour and Wait is worth your priceless shopping time. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
I hope you folks had as nice of a break as I did. We're all clearly suffering a post-holiday hangover, so here's a mood board to help get things moving (or at least get you wishing you were somewhere warm and sunny). Happy January! (Really trying here.) Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Second Floor Flat
Because I like to make things as stressful as possible, we've decided to move to a new neighborhood in East London two days before I head home to Atlanta for Christmas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
Fashion and style inspiration including an art print from an Etsy seller, a children's book cover, and a look from Tommy Hilfiger's SS13 collection. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
Whether you've chosen to acknowledge the holiday season up to this point or not, here are a few holiday activites that are generally fun and worth the effort. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
My obsession with old lady panties from the discount store, er, I mean high-waisted, high-fashion lingerie. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
This graphic-print dress from NeedSupply goes perfectly with this patterned dishware, and makes for a nice change from the holiday-ready sparkly dresses and red nailpolish that are everywhere right now, don't you think? Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
After much peer pressure, I decided to give in and start watching Showtime's Homeland. This show has been on my list since it first began racking up Emmys and Golden Globes earlier this year, but between Breaking Bad and Louie and Treme, it's hard to keep up. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
I’d already been thinking about incorporating more heels into my wardrobe. I figure that if I’m going to be the type of girl who runs away to live with a man in Europe, I should start dressing like it. While I prefer my commute in flats, I’m determined to become the type of girl who can wear + commute in skinny black heels without slowing up the stairwell or looking high maintenance. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
Lately, there's been a lot of talk in these parts about HBO's Girls, the (obviously amazing) series that's written, directed, produced, and stars Lena Dunham. The show does a great job of showing exactly how I feel, which is perfect and happy and hopeful and odd and nostalgic and sad and confused. Anyone has the possibility of feeling that same set of feelings at anytime in their lives, but there's something about being in your 20s and 30s in New York that takes those feelings to new levels. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
For whatever reason, the color purple is exactly what I want to wear this winter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
A pretty hair style for winter—the low bun. (Bonus: you don't have to wash your hair!) Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
I'm now approaching my 6-month mark of living as an American expat in London, and the whole thing feels like a flurry of emotions. Some have been good, and some have been bad, but on the whole I'm so glad to be in this city and doing what I'm doing.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
I have a giant crush on Sharon Hwang and Mike Matas. Aside from the fact that they both work at Facebook, they also met while working at Apple and have about 100 side projects. Also, they have a really f-ing cute house in San Francisco. Come on! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
A fashion mood board to get things goin' on Cyber Monday—you got ya' cats, a lil' typography, some textile design, illustration, and Comme des Garcons with socks. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
A mini-French masterpiece from everyone's favorite eyeglass shop/store/company/brand, Warby Parker. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
Ah, Thanksgiving. One year you're eating orange cinnamon rolls on your mom's floor in Georgia, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. The next year you're standing by a radiator in London trying to determine which American restaurant would have the best pre-fix vegetarian options for dinner. Guess that's life, eigh? It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
Totally stocking up on some of this for our new flat. (Oh yeah, that's right. We found a place in NE London and are definitely moving next month. Lots of light, a balcony, and a dishwasher. There are no words for my excitement.) And while I'm here, I might stock... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Second Floor Flat
This sounds like my deepest, darkest (shall we say erotic?) fantasy, but in fact this video actually exists. Bon Iver is a great guy who can put the entire feeling of winter into a single song. In addition to that small feat, he's also won a Grammy. Since that wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Second Floor Flat