Sunday, June 17, 2012

summer staple

Missoni ombre duster sweater
Kain pocket tank
AG Jeans boyfriend shorts
Chloé sandals
Margiela gold ring set

Got a bit of a 'Tobias Funke' vibe going on with these jorts, lol. 
(Arrested Development - yes/no? Moving on...)

Clearly loving these Chloé sandals right now.

Nation Ltd. oversized tee
Rick Owens Lilies jersey skort
Chloé sandals
bag by Fluo

I love this getup, I would be perfectly happy dressing like this all summer long.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

easy breezy

Mes Demoiselles top (Joan Shepp/Philly)
Theory cotton shorts
Chloe sandals (Chloe outlet @ Woodbury Commons/NY)

A couple of sale purchases. The sandals were ridiculously cheap. They were the last pair and the display shoe was noticeably darker than the other shoe so I was given an additional discount. I placed the lighter shoe on my windowsill and let it darken under the sun for a few days until they were the same color! Easy. 

The top was also on sale. I don't really mind that it looks like some strange bubble minidress from behind. I've worn it with white jeans and gold sandals out to dinner so it's definitely one of those easy day-to-night type pieces.

I'm still on the hunt for a pair of black sandals since my old Marc Jacobs ones completely fell apart - the heel just broke off! (Drunk dancing mishap - but even in my altered state I had just enough of my wits about me to hack off the other heel and wore them as flats the rest of the evening.) I'm in no rush, though, I can wait and wait and wait until the perfect pair comes along for the perfect price ;-)

Anyone else have sale purchases to brag about?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

high time

Yves Saint Laurent ruffled cotton top
JBrand high-waist waxed jeans
Giuseppe Zanotti jewelled sandals

I'm no stranger to high-waist bottoms. I've worn wide-leg ones, shorts, and I often hitch my skirts up when I'm too lazy to hem them. High-waist + skinny, however, is a new silhouette for me. The appeal of high-waist pants is that they make your legs look longer, which is true, but I am also more conscious of my hips and I'm always afraid my butt looks long when I wear these. They are a great new addition to my closet though, they were on sale and I realized I actually own a lot of shorter and cropped tops. It's great not having to pull up my pants every five seconds and I love that I don't have to wear a belt! That's one of my peeves with jeans - when they stretch out I have to wear belts and sometimes outfits just look better without.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

nothing new here

So here are a few odds and ends. As usual my closet is a mess this time of year, with lightweight summer dresses fighting for space among winter coats that I have yet to dry clean and store. Most of my sandals are still tucked away which makes it difficult to figure out what I need to buy for the season, if anything. I'm going shopping with my mother and sister tomorrow on Mother's Day and I only have a vague list in my head. The only thing I'm sure of is that I'll be paying close attention to return policies!

I have been taking outfit pictures I just need to find the time to sort through them. I also want to be better at documenting my 'fancier' outfits ('fancy' might be a stretch, most of the time it's just one of my regular outfits with dressier shoes!) It was difficult in the fall/winter because by the time I was ready to head out it was so dark outside, but perhaps now that it's light until late in the day I will do better.

Thanks for sticking around, guys. I have always said that my blog is for myself primarily as a point of reference but I'm still very glad to have a few loyal readers ;-)

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Junya Watanabe F/W11 puffer vest, my only sale purchase last season
Junya Watanabe vest again // Margiela shirt // Les Chiffoniers suede pants
Current/Elliott leopard jeans (guys, size down 1 or 2 in these -
they stretch out a ton! I'm sooo annoyed they are super loose now) //
T Alexander Wang striped tee // Sorel boots // ADD down vest
LOVE the cut of these Balenciaga pants - super low-rise,
yet magically I don't need a belt to hold them up //
worn with 2 Rick Owens ribbed tanks

American Vintage tee // McQ leather shorts
Stella McCartney romper // thrifted army jacket // original Helmut Lang watch band bracelet
vintage leather jacket // Rick Owens tanks and maxi skirt // Alaïa grommeted ankle boots
Balenciaga skirt // Chloe boots // Gucci watch
Red Engine jeans (so old - they still fit!!) // American Vintage tee //
Dolce & Gabbana jacket // Balenciaga belt // Charles David boots

Sunday, January 08, 2012

knit tales

Belated Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you! I've been busy but life is great, which to me is a perfectly valid excuse for not posting more 

thin cotton turtleneck (American Apparel) // vintage wool nubby sweater // Balenciaga leather pants ( // suede boots from Daffy's // Alexander McQueen skull ring // vintage Gucci watch // Maison Martin Margiela gold ring set ( // flea market bracelet

You haven't missed much; mostly I've been wearing some version of my usual Les Chiffoniers pants + button-down shirt + coat uniform. But I finally have something new to show you guys - this awesome hand-knit wool sweater tunic. Apparently it was from the 60s. I love pieces like this - kind of a no-brainer, just throw it on and go. I plan on wearing it with over-the-knee boots as well. I like to think it is Isabel Marant-ish, but that might just be my way of consoling myself because I can't actually afford any of her stuff!