Dress, Forever 21. Shirt, Gap. Bag, Givenchy. Heels, Promiscuous.
I’m always getting questions from readers about how comfortable certain pairs of heels are. These are already ranking pretty high on the wearability scale, but if I had to note which are the most comfortable…
1. Nine West blue satin mirrored wedges. NOT the white pleather version I also have. The material makes a huge difference, sadly enough.
2. Chloe red Doc-style wedges. Clunky, but I can wear them forever.
3. Bebe zippered gladiator heels. The huge platform, dude. Plus, once you’re zipped in, your foot really isn’t going to move around in there. This is a reason why laces are also helpful in lessening heel discomfort.
4. Forever 21 canvas sneaker heels. I think the key to purchasing their shoes is to avoid all pleather. Pleather is the devil.
5. Marni gray patent wedges. For how sculptural and shiny they are, I would never expect them to be so painless.
I’ve been vaguely pondering what I want to purchase for fall. So far I’ve only gotten as far as black lace, leather, chartreuse, and those Emma Cook/Topshop ankle boots that I probably won’t be able to get my hands on. I never really buy with an overall plan in mind anyway, it seems I just end up acquiring randomly when something strikes my fancy and hoping it all comes together. But I remembered a photo Scott Schuman took of some semi-scraggly NYU students and did a quick search on it – the girl on the left steals the show and was the one whose image was seared into my mind. I love the gold chain bracelet and it’s my new goal to find a vintage coat that sweet. An image to keep in mind when I’m tempted to purchase everything in black as it gets colder.
I’m pretty into this unapologetically sheer bodysuit, it’s surprisingly comfortable and provides that perfect first layer under most anything. I got some exercise yesterday climbing to the top of this inexplicably huge mound of dirt and giving my MJs their first real taste of rugged terrain. After my boyfriend pulled us up in his truck and did a donut that sent dust and dirt flying everywhere, of course. GREAT.
We also did some shopping in the men’s section and picked up some new things for him that look really, really good. Who knew it was so fun to dress boys? Well maybe everyone except for me.
Tank, Erin Wasson x RVCA. Sheer bodysuit, American Apparel. Shorts, Forever 21. Boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs.
My boyfriend and I ran around all day today getting caught up on all of our favorite things to do. Which included some pretty alright photo taking. There are some better, shoe-inclusive ones he took later in the day but I liked the way this random one turned out. I found this Bally bag at a Goodwill in San Francisco a few years ago and it makes me happy every time I rediscover it in my closet. I’ll post the others tomorrow, I’m going to wake up the jet lagged one and make him watch The Tudors with me and the kittens now. Hottest show ever. Yes Johnathan Rhys-Meyers, yes Henry Cavill.
Tank, Erin Wasson x RVCA. Shorts, Forever 21. Bag, vintage Bally.
Blouse, shorts, and cuff, vintage. Heels, Oh Deer.
Totally the craziest thing ever. Perhaps a bastard love child of this and this? It’s too bad (really, really too bad) that I don’t have the Balmain moccasin booties to properly channel the bad-ass-ness that could be going on here. It seems like every fall sequins (along with plaid, always a fuss over plaid) are touted as some groundbreaking trend but I kind of love them always. It’s still an even 80 degrees every day here so I can’t break out the lamé leggings/black funnel neck coat/ankle sock/crazy sandal experiment I’m envisioning but I’ve always thought that the glitz is offset pretty well by destroyed denim too. Actually, I’m pretty sure that I think everything matches denim shorts. It’s okay though, it seems like I’m the only one in the blogosphere that actually loves summer and I’m going to relish every last sticky, sandy second of it.
The only sad thing about this blouse is that it’s just the tiniest bit too short to wear as a dress. Even for my (non-existent) standards. I feel like I’ve been over-wearing my Chloe wedges so I made myself go for these Oh Deer Louboutin knockoffs instead. Not seen since the early days of the blog, when coincidentally, I was wearing plaid. And..denim shorts.
If you’re getting bored of studio shots, don’t worry because my beloved is returning from Rome in mere hours. Exciting stuff. And he is apparently bringing me crazy fierce Italian cuffs or something. Sweet. Thanks again to all my friends who helped me out with photographs!
Playing around with a few new things.
1. Erin Wasson/RVCA bandage skirt with gold studs. I’ve already worn this a ton, I love that it’s a really thick knit instead of your standard jersey. Plus, studs.
2. Spiderweb lace lingerie top. So trashy, so in love. I imagine it’s probably supposed to be part of some Morticia Addams costume. Man, what am I going to be for Halloween if I’m using up all these ideas now?
3. Studded ankle boots that I fell for when Karla posted them a few days ago. I haven’t ordered anything from Victoria’s Secret since..I’m approximating..my sorority days. Wow. Any DGs out there? Anyway, the boots are the sickness. I’m guessing they will be the new requisite blogger footwear. I remember fainting slightly when I saw (fondled) the Louboutins they’re a knockoff of at Neiman Marcus on clearance for $400 or so. Prooobably should have just taken the plunge, however that was back in January and I was less insane then. I’m giving these an A+ too though, good platform/heel ratio going on. I love how low-cut they are too.
Tank and skirt, Erin Wasson x RVCA. Heels, Colin Stuart at Victoria’s Secret.
My swayback isn’t really that bad. But it’s still pretty bad. I wore this out last night to hang out with some law school students at some random bar. God knows what they thought of me. I told one of them that I work in fashion just to be succinct and he responded, “Figures”. I look like I’m going to sneeze in that first picture.
Black lace top, random lingerie store. Boots, secondhand.
Ok and lastly, this is random, but for some reason I get a lot of questions about my hair, which I’ve always just found uselessly neither wavy nor straight. I was going to make a separate post about this but then realized I didn’t really have that much to say. I get it highlighted obviously, use random drugstore shampoo/conditioner (currently Garnier), let it air-dry until I can’t stand it being damp anymore, then spray it with Sunsilk Waves of Envy. Which costs about a cent, and smells kinda nice and oceanic. Sometimes it dries wavier, sometimes not, but that seems to be random more than anything else. I haven’t touched a straightening iron in years now, mostly cause I don’t care enough to and it’s kinda scary to see steam coming off your strands. I hope that answers your questions and sorry it’s not more interesting!
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