MYNE "Vita Cropped Jersey Top" - $88 at Revolve Buy it Here
Boy By Band Of Outsiders "Reconstructed Skirt" - $245 at La Garconne Buy it Here
Christian Louboutin "Lady Peep 150 Python Slingbacks" - $1,275 at Net-A-Porter Buy it Here
Gemma Redux "Aurelia Necklace" - $425 at Gemma Redux Buy it Here
I kind of just want to wear this. This shirt. I love it. I actually really love how its styled in the photo. But just for the sake of being original, let's change it up. The looseness and uneven bottom hemline would be perfectly highlighted by a slim pencil skirt. Then the heels are so intensely hot that I nearly fainted upon seeing them. Kill it finally with the necklace. I dig Gemma Redux. Just as much as I did yesterday, if not more.
Kimberly Ovitz "Hemingway Sweater" - $395 at Forward Buy it Here
Them Atelier "Grey Stretch Jean" - $88 at Oak NYC Buy it Here
Gemma Redux "Pompei Necklace" - $480 at Gemma Redux Buy it Here
LD Tuttle Spring 2011 is out! Or, at least, coming out! Saw my first three this morning on Oak's site. Of course I need all three. But if I could only settle for just one? The Ring. Nevermind that it sounds like an LOTR reference. Of course, I like to find those allusions wherever I can, whether or not they exist or I fabricate them (un?)knowingly. Since the weather is still iffy, I would pair them for the first time with a slim pair of cool jeans that would perfectly showcase the feet, like these Thems. These Thems. Anyways...where was I? Ah! And then a shredded back top. Unexpectedly sexy. Also kind of like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back. Then just one bit of jewelry (because I can NEVER resist the siren call of my favorite accessory), a killer piece from Gemma Redux's new Spring lineup. Oh, I just love Fall and Spring - they provide Fashion oxygen in the freshest of breaths (usually). And, as always, Rachel Dooley kicks everything to the curb and kills it with her new pieces.
Just like the green grass that is beginning to sprout, Spring 2011 is emerging. And I for one cannot wait to partake of its sweet nectars.
Isn't it really strange how I can see beauty in something and you only see indifference? Isn't it weird how you point out your love of something and my eyes glaze over in boredom? What is it that makes a chord strike in me, to play a tune of such joy and elation, that sounds nothing but out of tune to you? Why am I who I am and why are you who you are? Better yet, why ask why?
Let us all rejoice at the momentous occasion of Leifsdottir releasing their first shoe collection! This brand was really something to see as soon as it hit the racks for its first season. Now not only is it established, it is coveted. And so the heavens parted when word came out that shoes would be the next egg in their nest. It has been laid and some of them are beauties. I will confess, I don't love them all. Some are too ManRepeller-ish for my blood - I need just a tad bit of sex or it won't do. But others really get me. Like these Katjas. I see them in a million different scenarios, including pairings with denim cutoffs, any dress from Bona Drag, or with just a bikini on some beach in the Caribbean. For right now, a Hussein C. dress works because it really reference Spring. And Spring is where its at right now. Winter is SO over. And then, to finish it all off, one or more of Nga Waiata's ring. They look subtle, delicious and somehow soft in a very delightful way. I can't tell if I want to eat them or wear them. Wearing them would prove to be best I suppose. For many reasons.
Just remember: "We are all unique. Every single one of us." (Ha! Get it? I can't take credit for the cleverness of that one - think I read it once on Despair.com).
We Are Owls "Tribal Scarf" - $172 at Les Nouvelles Buy it Here
Vanessa Bruno Athe "Ruffled Trench" - $552 at La Garconne Buy it Here
TFNC "Peter Pan Collar" Dress - $75.31 at ASOS Buy it Here
Belle By Sigerson Morrison "Platform Suede Criss Cross Sandal" - $295 at Otte Buy it Here
Gold Quartz Ring - $2,395 at The White Buffalo Buy it Here
Let's face it: my thumb has no shades of green in it. The only exceptions to the rule of me killing every live plant I touch is succulents (is it even possible to kill those?) and lucky bamboo (again, you have to be a real fuck up to terminate those). So, was it smart for the bf to give me tulips for V-day? Supposedly these are "easy to care for". Hmm. Does that mean "easy to kill" too? We shall see. I have mild optimism in The Case of The Potted Tulips.
Speaking of potted and ready to bloom, isn't that just about how we are feeling right now? Cooped up inside with our warm wrappings when we head out, aren't we ready soon to be planted outside, in the full sun to show all of our warm, blooming colors? I definitely feel that. This scarf can help us to warm up a bit, both in temperature and in feeling. Blooms begin in blush with this sweet as candy dress that is going to be just right for the whole year at least. A trench is a must, as the rains and the cold will still be keeping us company for a few months. Platforms that are sandals because our feet just cannot be potted in closed-toes any longer!
Have you ever eaten at a Cheesecake Factory? Or, rather, have you ever not? The menu: a book. Is there such a thing as too many options? Yes. Sometimes. Here: no. Granted this is not fine dining, but everything is tasty in an almost overly rich, sating, chain restaurant-ey sort of way. And that is just fine when you don't give a shit. Sometimes I don't give a shit. And then I just go to the Cheesecake Factory. Pages and pages of savage calories. My favorite part? The end. The longest dessert menu I have ever seen in my life. With the biggest portions of cake. Just about ever. Are we seriously questioning the expanding waistline of America? Should we, when one of these restaurants (or more) graces every major U.S. city?
Decisions, decisions. Kind of like the 3.1 Phillip Lim selection at Ssense. Seeing as I want one of everything, how exactly to I pick? The easiest way to do that is to ask myself: what can't I live without? This jacket!! Unique, functional, drapey, me. These pants!! An elastic waistband for my Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake induced expanding waistline. This necklace!! I can see it popping up with so many different outfits. Cutoffs. Bikinis. Maxis. Mmm. The whipped cream on top (though I actually HATE whipped cream and am only using this line as a cliche here, because for me "the whipped cream on top" really means the axe that killed it all)? These Acne monsters. One last item, jumbo to be sure, is a bag that can hold cartons of leftovers. Have you ever actually finished something from that restaurant? If you have, then you probably are in bad need of those elastic pants.
When you know the delicious delights of every option, how do you pick just one?
Mara Hoffman "Black Drape Maxi Dress" - $340 at Bona Drag Buy it Here
Lanvin "Escarpin Wedges" - $1,120 at Ssense Buy it Here
Vintage "1950's VOGUE Bib Necklace" - $600 at 1st Dibs Buy it Here
Saw this dress this morning on BleachBlack and obviously couldn't pass it up. Though maxis are cool sometimes, I barely own any because they too often look dowdy on me. Not others necessarily, just me anyways. But this thing, with its slits and its halter (and with the way its styled in the pic) is sexy enough to do it for me. I'm down. And I really like these Lanvin heels. They are pretty and no so dark (as in disturbed, not as in black) as the dress. 1st Dibs can be like panning for gold. You sit there for a while and sift through everything and every now and then you come up with a nugget of something decent.
I am a female, therefore I am a gatherer. Correct? To live up to that, I am going to gather fashion. Every day, or as close to that as I can come, I am going to style an outfit together from amongst the best stable of fashion ponies on the web. I don't always play it safe so you may be in for a wild ride. Giddyup.