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05/14/2008
7:05 am

Bring it back

14/05/2008, General

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Low slung belting has been pretty tossed to the roadside since the post-Sienna backlash, but seeing it so gorgeously done on Louise inspired me to pull out my best light-as-air billowy vintage dress and give it a go again. Today was the perfect day to do so too, with almost 90 degree temperatures making it finally feel like summer might have officially arrived. This dress is pure love to me, though kind of awkward since it alllllmost looks like a nightgown. As my mother is always eager to point out. I think the belt serves to at least mitigate that effect though. And yup I ordered the Aldo heels in gray last week, I figure curved wooden mirrored heels that are this comfortable should be scooped up in all available colors, especially when on sale. I will note they seem more of a cement/eggshell/completely weird hue but I figure unidentifiable colors are more Marc Jacobs-y anyway.

PS completely made my day when I discovered that Louise reads my blog, I am honored to infinity. I recommend reading Geraldine of Cafe Mode’s sweet interview with her immediately. And yes Louise you must start a blog, the fashion world is begging you!

Check out a vintage purple dress like hers that I’m having a rather hard time letting go here.

Dress and belt, vintage. Heels, Aldo.

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05/13/2008
7:22 am

Saturday hijinks

13/05/2008, General

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And my pretty photographer:

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I love hotels. Things like unlimited quantities of ice, shiny revolving doors, card keys, and $10 trail mix make me happy. So when my beloved Caldwell booked a room for the weekend I was ecstatic and excitedly packed way more annoying accessories than I could ever manage to wear in such a short time. But man did I try. After a mimosa toast, we frolicked irresponsibly, indulged in bacon wrapped scallops (my newest ridiculous addiction), took millions of photos for no reason, and ended up at the drugstore buying more junk food than we could ever explain purchasing. Best weekend in recent history.

First set: H&M playsuit, Nine West wedges, Forever21 sunglasses.

Second set: Forever21 dress, Ralph Lauren blazer, Marc by Marc Jacobs boots, Target socks, Balenciaga bag.

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05/10/2008
6:56 am

5-9

10/05/2008, General

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Ahh so sorry for my flighty blushiness to the adorable readers I ran into today!! But thank you so much for saying hi :)

Blazer, Ralph Lauren. Shirt and skirt, Forever21. Scarf, Target. Bag, Balenciaga. Boots, vintage.

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05/09/2008
4:28 am

A study in black and white

09/05/2008, inspiration

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I thought Daria was sailing around the world? Anyway, love her. From Vogue Brazil May.

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05/08/2008
10:55 pm

In My Bubble

08/05/2008, General

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I received a certain anonymous request for this Armani Exchange dress, and being one of my favorite dresses ever (and the one in my profile photo!), I happily dug it out of my closet. When I bought it a year ago, I goaded myself into handing over the credit card by rationalizing that I could make it work for the day too. Though it does feel a little dressy even through it’s cotton composition, there are certain measures that can be taken against this. A vintage leather vest is the perfect wtf piece to make it seem less frou frou-y, along with my favorite and most comfortable ankle boots. Then there’s this Forever21 bag that a co-worker pointed out to me a couple weeks ago online…I decided to give it a shot and though I was disappointed that the color isn’t so melon-like in real life and I sort of really wish it had a long strap option (how much is it begging to be folded over and slung across the body??), it’s kind of fun and a cheap way to give orange patent a try. So there’s my overly wordy analysis of this outfit. I’m going to switch out the vest for a black leather jacket to go out tonight but, you know, same idea.

Dress, Armani Exchange. Vest, vintage. Bag, Forever21. Boots, Jessica Simpson.

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