Trying out the ankle sock idea investigated in this post. I realized that I sadly don’t have any acceptably strappy sandals to try this out with (Kingdom of Style’s would be ever so perfect), so I just defaulted to my Nine West wedges, which are fast becoming a wardrobe staple, mirrored cutout sides and all. I don’t think I love the effect of the two together so will have to keep on the lookout for more sock-friendly options.
T, thrifted Gap. Shorts, Forever21. Heels, Nine West. Bag, Marc Jacobs.
Admittedly, I am rarely inspired by modeling’s new faces enough to post, but after catching a first glimpse of the Argentinian Flo Gennaro in Teen Vogue’s Love Story editorial this month, I was fascinated enough to scrounge around on thefashionspot for more photos…the girl is amazing, with the sharp catlike eyes I’ve always been jealous of and a sort of raw energy that translates through in every shot.
In a literally ancient issue of Teen Vogue, I tore out this picture and folded it up between the pages of one of my many inspiration journals. I later scanned it, regretting the foolish decision to mar it so. Folds and all, Carine’s beauty is mesmerizing, I wish there were more photos floating about on the internet of her in those days.
I look forward to Vogue Paris’ En Vogue feature every month. The items are always relatable yet inspiring, and the fringey boho accessories, denim shorts, and spring-appropriate boots are no exception. The spread also reminds me how badly I need an oversized brown leather bag…
Marios Schwab for Topshop. Lust. Once again, immediately sold out.
I’m always weirdly gleeful when new Keira candids surface. She always looks comfortably cozy and masterfully layered while still almost managing to convince me she didn’t agonize over what colored beanie and which fabulous bag she should wear. I’m loving the medieval peasant-ish footwear too.
Lily Donaldson would have perfect taste in little black dresses.
And lastly, I just wanted to declare how much I miss Susan Eldridge. This photo sums it all up.
Teen Vogue Carine pic, scanned by me. Other pics, thefashionspot and keirapictures.com, Paris Vogue scans by member Diorette.
I have a semi-bitter love/hate relationship with Topshop’s website…so many necessary items, but everything is always sold out when I’m ready to click through an order. I recognize that there are worse problems to be had, but still. I’m feeling relatively anguished over the fact that I apparently missed my chance to order the Maggie button-down skirt. How can such a simple item elude me so! And yes I tried on the Urban Outfitters version, and the extra small sat low on my hips, which it was probably supposed to, but methinks the entirety of the allure of this item is based on the fact that it be high waisted.
And the shoes! So many amazing(-ly weird) boots to be had! Just not sure if they’re worth like over $200. But talk about taking hybrid shoes to the level after the next. Quite sassy. Oh, and that’s the back of the dress (top right)…it was more interesting than the front.
Lastly, hmm it seems I am not the only awkwardly pigeon toed poser. I seriously don’t know why I do this, to the surprisingly large amount of people that have inquired. I mean I don’t walk like that or anything but I think it helps me to stabilize when standing still for a photo? Especially in heels? Maybe? At this point it’s so ingrained that it’s almost difficult not to. I tried.
All pics, topshop.com. Obv.
When I first heard tell of Tara for Bebe, I squealed inwardly with excitement, images of her relatively fabulous/quirky personal style, her much-coveted-by-me Easy Spirit line (I never mustered up the cash for a pair of my own), and her adorable character in The Last Days of Disco flitting through my mind gleefully. And then the photos surfaced…overly Valentine’s-inspired (this is relevant for approximately one week of the year) and cheesy. I can barely recognize Tara through the wrappy ruffles and am pretty sure that lookalikes of these items could be find at any cheaper mall store. I suppose I expected more of someone with such close ties to Sevigny. The stripey top/skirt ensemble is cute but I’m pretty sure that everyone already has some version of these items in their wardrobes. Props for the monochromatic red outfit though, pretty intrepid for a company as mass as Bebe.
However, a couple clicks through their shoe section had me lusting after these two-tone sandals. Bebe can always be relied upon for having a couple lustworthy, almost misogynistically vertiginous heels. These would be perfect for achieving the Teen Vogue-inspired ankle sock/strappy sandal look noted previously.
All pics, bebe.com.
Haha how cheesy was that title. Anyway, with fresh spring merchandise hitting stores as we speak, I’m getting more excited about what exactly I’m going to be putting on my must-have list. Here are some of my favorite (pre-blog) pictures of me from last summer I thought I’d share, photography courtesy of the boyfriend except the last. Excuse the trashiness of that shot, it was his birthday and he miraculously didn’t end up contracting footworms.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back. My poor mother looks so stressed out.
Stretch denim in the form of not-jeans…scary territory. This denim dress is sadly more of a tunic so I decided to innovate and wear it as a top. It’s a tad bulky underneath the thinner cotton skirt but the full pleats kind of allow this to be masked.
Denim dress, secondhand. Scarf and skirt, vintage. Bag, vintage Chanel. Sunglasses, picked up this weekend at Urban Outfitters. Jewelry, F21, H&M, and vintage. Boots, Jessica Simpson.
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