chic or geek

a mildly aspirational blog of my life, times, and taste


J. Crew for Fall

photography, styleAnna KellerComment

J. Crew is great at getting me in the mood for a new season with its catalogs. In summer, their sun kissed models have me yearning for totally unnecessary new swimwear (since I already have like 16 bikini sets), and now that fall is around the corner, I want to curl up in piles of plaid and cashmere. Alas, I'm moving at the end of this month, which means that September's clothing budget has been transformed into an IKEA budget, so for now, I can just sift through their newly released Style Guide and dream of a day when I can buy more striped shirts.

P.S. Aren't these behind the scenes shots great?!

Gray Malin photography

art, photographyAnna KellerComment

I first became familiar with the playful and vibrant photographs of Gray Malin through Pinterest. his color saturated prints are just begging to be repinned, and I was surprised to learn that he has only been selling his photographs for a few years. 

while his prints start at $199 and are definitely out of my price range, they'll do just fine as desktop backgrounds for my work computer. maybe they'll inspire me to just say screw it and grab a colorful inner tube and jump into the nearest body of water.

all prints can be found on the Gray Malin website.

color | Marie Marot, designer

photography, style, shoppingAnna KellerComment

Marie Marot, the Parisian designer featured on The Coveteur today, says that she doesn't design with trends in mind, but instead works, "thematically. One season it will be a board of feelings, the next, a pantheon of my heroes. Or a season without wordplay but with strong words I really like."
one glance at the roundup of photos that The Coveteur team snapped made me think of the ocean - not the serene and clear water of the tropics, but the chilly and terrifying waves that you'll find off the coast of Iceland. I'm not sure if this is what she's trying to convey, but it's stunning and makes me want pull that beautiful beanie down almost over my eyes and curl up under a giant throw blanket.
it's perfect, wintry, and très chic, non?

photo | lake views

photographyAnna Keller1 Comment

apparently, fall has not forgotten about us up here in Burlington.  this week was actually gorgeous with warm days, cool nights, and sunshine-filled afternoons that made for perfect lunch break runs.  no filter required on these beauties, although my phone case did add a unique element to these snaps.