A hilarious coworker threatened to call these my “Top trendy!” shoes if she saw me in them. They kind of remind me of those semi-scary ones, but I figure why not get two pairs for what I’d end up paying for one from Topshop. I’m pretty sure that’s Velcro on the strappy pair, which is exciting me more than it should. Velcro is sweet. One of my boyfriend’s friends never wears lace-up sneakers and swears he saves entire minutes daily by wearing the kind of Velcro running shoes you see on like..four year olds. Which means I can totally say that I bought patent gladiator cone heeled sandals to save time.
Pics, thefashionspot and aldoshoes.
My dress arrived! The print is actually much more lovable in real life, and I am fixated on the exposed zipper and it’s glorious length (thus the numerous back shots before you). I was feeling a little Mathilda from The Professional and threw on this random choker I had in my room that a friend gave me years ago for a Halloween costume. You never really know when something might appeal again. But then I took it off cause it was bugging me.
PS I finally updated my store!
Dress, Topshop. Tights, H&M. Wedges, Kors Michael Kors. Bag, vintage Anne Klein.
Sooo I kind of look like death in this particular series, but what can you do. I tried to distract from that problem with various ridiculous poses. A long day in the city is hardly the means to looking refreshed. I decided to lift the curse on this dress, which I bought last year at H&M for an occasion that turned pretty sour. And I know I’ve kind of been over-wearing these boots, but they’re kind of all I ever feel like prancing around in. I must note that I have never had so many strangers stare at my shoes so pointedly it’s almost awkward, both male and female. Who knows what they’re thinking but it is hilarious. One girl that was running and listening to her iPod actually stopped and, panting, asked me where I got them. I love strangers.
Dress, H&M. Jacket and tights, Old Navy. Boots, Marc by Marc.
I’m so sorry that daily outfits are a bit of a struggle for the time being, it doesn’t make it too easy when it’s dark both when I leave for work and when I come back (more due to a harrowing commute involving three different means of transport than fascist hours). This is relatively temporary, and as soon as the boyfriend moves up here (sigh could be a couple months actually), the commute will be no longer and all will be set right. Well, all in terms of properly scheduled outfit documentation. Today I was lucky enough to return to the domicile right before the sun set..these photos should give a glimpse as to how completely Virgin Suicides my parent’s house is, and no there aren’t any cows lurking about, not for at least two miles north. So ha. Or something. Anyway, this is pretty much my version of a lazy comfy outfit, didn’t feel like bothering with heels today and these Minnetonka are pretty much the closest things to Uggs in terms of cushy slipper-like feel and ability to prance nimbly over sidewalk grates and subway stairs. Oddly enough, I’ve gotten a lot of questions from you beloved readers in regards to said moccasin boots (are they worth buying..what does one wear them with), so hopefully this (and the fact that this is my third pair) will shed some light as to how I feel about them.
Dress, Forever21 with vintage slip underneath. Blazer, Ralph Lauren boys. Hat, Zara (one of my beloved Hong Kong purchases!). Tights, H&M. Boots, Minnetonka. Bag, Aldo. Quite the economical outfit, actually.
Sometimes it’s nice to forget about leather and chains and spend the day in the girliest of dresses. Today was perfect, 85 degrees, went thrifting (I’m going to have SO much to stock the store with), ate dark chocolate mint creams, and played in the sun. My mother even indulged me in a mini photo shoot in our backyard. Wow I just made myself sound ten. Happy Easter!
Dress, Jovovich-Hawk for Target. Wedges, Kors Michael Kors. Sunglasses, Urbn. Jewelry, vintage, F21, Old Navy. Jacket…wait for it….wait for it….Union Bay…that’s right.
It seems Bebe has increased their trendwatcher’s budget and they seem to have taken inspiration from numerous unexpected sources this season. I can’t say I’m against them trying to bring a little Givenchy into the average Betty’s life but still. My favorite part is the twists they give each shoe, sometimes radically altering the entire look, most notably the executive decision to make the Givenchy peep-toe lace-ups into a slide. Which can’t have been done because they didn’t think their rhinestone and satin-bedecked customer wasn’t ready for the peep-toe boot since those too have made an appearance. I have to see this one for myself and will be scheduling an unexpected visit to my nearest Bebe sometime this week. If I return with the Schouler k/os in hand you can’t say you didn’t see it coming.
Sources: bebe, shopbop, barney’s, yoox,
I bite my words. While the cover didn’t appeal, the editorial lurking within is enough to merit me staring in awe for the next week or so. So I’m really probably just posting them here so they’re more conveniently accessible for me to do just that. The styling is Alt at her best, and what is most frisson-inducing is the fact that the looks aren’t even that aspirational. I’m pretty sure that’s a pair of American Apparel black bull denim shorts that I will now be dredging out of some dismal drawer to belt and strut about in with motorcycle boots. Well, maybe on that last part, since I don’t quite own the Frye engineer boots of my dreams yet.
And just because it wouldn’t feel right not to:
En Vogue, this month styled by Geraldine Saglio.
It just gets better – former D&G model and L’Uomo Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia in Une Fille Un Style. One of the more risk-taking fashion editors, always to jaw-dropping effect. Definitely buying a hard copy of this one.
All scans by the fabulous Diorette from The Fashion Spot.
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