I am of the probably very small party that thinks that Bebe comes out with some pretty alright shoes once in a while. You just have to look past the rhinestone encrusted “athletic wear”. I originally wanted to go to check this pair out but once I saw these on the busty mannequin, I knew I needed them. Once I handled them, I fell in love with the aggressive textured leather and S&M zippers. Mmm. Obviously, I wish the heel was chunkier, but I’ll try to deal with it. Lulu argued that the stripper heel kind of ruined them, but, well, I know when I want something, and I’ve never gotten the ’04 Balenciagas that they’re a knockoff of off my mind. It’s inexplicably satisfying to zip the foot into a sandal. I seem to be falling for zippers as hard as I did fringe, between the Nightingale, the ‘stute heels, and this (selling out by the second) dress I ordered from Topshop this morning.
Oh and this jacket has kind of a funny story – I TOTALLY owned it when I was in high school, it was one of my treasured Urban Outfitters items (remember that company Bulldog? it’s by them). I, of course, long since lost track of it but I found the same one in a thrift store last month. Reunited!
Jacket, secondhand. Skirt, sweatshirt top, and necklaces, Forever 21. Heels, Bebe.
I’ve been in a sorry state the past few days with an energy-draining cold I’ve been grappling with, so when the postman rang the doorbell yesterday I didn’t manage to answer it in time and had to flag him down barefoot in my sick uniform of yoga pants and cardigan. Must have been quite the sight, but I signed for my package and got really excited when I saw that it was from Korea and in magazine form. I tore it open and the editor that had contacted me for the World Blogger feature had kindly marked the page with a Post-it note. It’s quite surreal seeing photos of myself in print (though I can’t decide how embarrassed I am to be wearing the same shoes in almost every photo..heh..), and I’m very honored to be included in this story – so thank you very much Vogue Girl Korea! I was so happy to see a diverse bunch of familiar blogger faces from all over the world, but I won’t ruin it by posting their pages too. I actually haven’t ever been able to look at an issue of Vogue Girl since I never see it for sale anywhere here in the US, but I must say it’s really fun to flip through even though I can’t read a single bit of it.
Now to work on getting better so I can get back to posting outfits and filling the store with all the crazy cool stuff I’ve found lately. And partake in drunken 4th of July festivities, of course.
So..my boyfriend and I are having fun playing with the new camera. To all who have asked who takes my pictures, he is my lovely and tireless photographer.
When I was trying to jam my goods into this beautiful but microscopic bag, my boyfriend sassily noted that he “thought I hated small bags”. Jeez…well hate is a little intense, I just have a hard time with all that contorting and smushing. But I will always make the sacrifice for this one, it’s one of the very few cool things my mom has handed down to me. There’s nothing worse than listening to her ramble about all the amazing things she used to wear that she cruelly didn’t keep.
Top, Forever 21. Belt and bag, vintage. Heels, Marni. Shorts, Levi’s.
Seriously…a blazer minus the sleeves. I couldn’t not buy it. I ended up taking the scarf off because it’s freaking amazingly hot.
Blazer, clutch, and belt, vintage. Skirt, Forever 21. Top, Alternative Apparel. Scarf, H&M. Sunglasses, Ray-ban.