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06/11/2008
8:41 pm

what I wore

11/06/2008, General

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Tee, Gap. Skirt, made for me by Camille. Scarf, vintage. Bag, Givenchy. Heels, Aldo. Gold cuff, Forever 21.

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Top, secondhand Gap. Shorts, Levi’s. Heels, Marni. Bag, Givenchy.

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Blazer, Banana Republic. Tank, American Apparel. Scarf, vintage. Shorts, Forever 21. Boots and tote, secondhand.

Well I suppose I’m good about taking the photos while I’m traveling, but not so on it with the posting..sorry! Here are a few day’s worth of outfits I wore. Talk about June gloom, it was weirdly hazy/cold/humid/suffocatingly hot in the car while I was down there..I was glad to return to balmy 85 degree days! Enough useless weather talk though.

I hit up the Nordstrom half yearly sale last weekend..I didn’t really mean to purchase anything and was more in the mood to stroll around aimlessly and quickly grope some material goods before hunting down a smoothie, but when I saw these very discounted Marni wedges it was all over. The patent seemed shinier than any other patent I’ve seen and was offset perfectly by the dusty neutral tones and sporty elastic black strap in the back. Oh yeah and that insane cliff-like edge in the back is alright too. I also spotted Camille’s buckled Marnis and my god those are even better in real life.

And I know it’s been ALL outfit posts lately, I’m trying to make some time to Photoshop up some fun inspiration/shopping posts. While I’m getting the store back at full force again, any vintage requests? I saw that a few of you want to see more shoe action, interesting. Do we mean vintage boots, newer heels, or just anything that’s sort of cool?

Edited to add: a sweet reader let me know that I have somehow managed to make it onto the devote.se homepage?? I think it’s a Swedish blogging platform, feel free to correct me. Once again wishing I understood Swedish, but the article looks fun!

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06/10/2008
5:50 pm

cliffhanger

10/06/2008, General

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This little spot by the ocean is simply magical, with wildflowers of every color, a long path to amble your way through, and a rocky cliff overlooking the water. We spotted chipmunks, lizards, rabbits, bizarre orange bugs, and happily pollen-sucking bees. And, of course, a weird camo print gizmo that I frolicked on. The perfect idyllic Sunday.

Dress, vintage. Jacket, Forever 21. Boots, secondhand.

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06/09/2008
3:37 am

Little black skirt

09/06/2008, General

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Yeah I got my hair done, the same color as I did last time but it does seem to have come out lighter this time. I haven’t really shopped at Forever 21 in a couple months since I like the Socal stores more and I never have time to really peruse the way I want to when I’m down here but this skirt remains one of my favorite finds there this year – especially for $20!

Shirt, secondhand. Skirt, Forever 21. Heels, Nine West. Bag, Givenchy.

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06/07/2008
7:22 am

nightingale

07/06/2008, General

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I have a policy with handbags – if I end up falling in mad lust with one, which is relatively rare, I’ll wait it out. If a year later I still want it, I’ll figure out a way to get my hands on it. And so it happened with the Nightingale. After seeing it dangling nonchalantly from both the Traina sister’s arms last year, I knew that the simple, logo-less design, pliable leather, and S&M-reminiscent zipper strap would work it’s way seamlessly into my wardrobe, and since so much later I still couldn’t get it out of my mind, I finally bit the bullet and got the luxuriously huge Maxi size. What I love most about it is that it’s so damn mushy that if it isn’t filled to the brim with my goods, it sort of collapses it’s way into not seeming like such a massive bag, but when I was lugging it through the airport yesterday, it fit every last thing I could possibly need to smash in. Caldwell doesn’t seem to be quite sold on it yet, declaring it huge and plain, but I’m going to give him some time to come around.

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Oh and I can’t stand that creepy black mark my camera is now decorating all my photos with either..taking care of this problem soon…

Tee, Gap. Shorts, Levi’s. Sunglasses, Rayban. Bag, Givenchy. Shoes, Aldo.

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06/04/2008
3:33 am

one man’s garbage bag…

04/06/2008, General

Okay it isn’t actually a garbage bag. But I couldn’t resist picking this could-be-mistaken-for-one skirt up at an LA thrift store last week. It’s almost hopelessly trashy, but I of course wanted to salvage it and give it a chance to shine. I regard it as the horrible cousin of my sweet vintage leather skirts (bid on a more acceptable skirt here) and AA lamé ordeal, but I honestly have no clue what it’s composed of…vinyl? Yeah no clue. So, in a very Blog de Betty-style multiple outfit post, here are the incarnations I came up with.

The kit:

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Vintage boots, Forever 21 leather jacket, hat, and sweater, Balenciaga bag, Jeffrey Campbell heels.

The experiments:

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Right off the bat, I wanted to make it pass for casual wear alongside these battered vintage boots and obnoxious hat. I for some inexplicable reason liked the pairing of the shine and the leather jacket, though I assume most would..not. But then all of a sudden I pictured Lohan wearing similar garb, which kind of ruined it. It also bothered me that the hat looks like it came as part of a matching set with the tank top. Moving on.

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My mummy heels are already proving to unexpectedly make sense with a lot of different looks (see here and here), and to imagine I was doubting the army green! This silhouette is hardly progressive but I love it. Would wear.

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Tucked in, more fabric..err vinyl real estate is exposed. I would perhaps save this incarnation for when my boyfriend is around. No one bothers me when I am with him.

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Have I ever worn a sweater on this blog? I am suddenly thinking not. Especially not one of the turtleneck variety. I actually own a lot. This is one of my favorites, not least because when I hold it up it looks like a gigantic knit plus sign. It takes actual seconds to decide which hole to put my head through.

Next up:

Additionally, I am agonizing over a vest situation…I need to keep this right?

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