In the spirit of being random, I decided to try a Luella copycat look . I mean, this Forever 21 skirt just begs for it, no? I have a few ideas for how I’m going to wear it in real life but it’s always more fun to play dress up. Outraged to discover I didn’t have a similarly campy shirt, I made do with a plain white one, and geared up with a leather jacket, secondhand aviators I took the lenses out of, and a vintage cross-body satchel. The finishing touch was my new Aldo (but very Topshop-ish!) heels, the closest thing I have to Masha’s lace-ups. I have no explanation for the 7th grade bear-pack. Sorry. My brother thinks I’m so weird now.
And did everyone else already know that Luella has taken it’s wares online? I just found out this week, very cute site. I want it all, please.
I received an outfit request this week! How fun, and kind of odd! This dress is perhaps the single greatest thing Forever21 has produced. However, I’ve sort of not worn it..since last fall!!…because it’s ridiculously short, even for my immodest standards. I tried to stick vintage slips under it but they were all the wrong lengths..then this morning I remembered I had one of those flippy little Abercrombie miniskirts from that sketchy 2003-ish era. It took me about half an hour to find it, but then victory was had in the shed outside. It kind of works, kind of doesn’t, but whatever allows me to wear this without flashing people everywhere is a godsend to me!
Dress and hat, Forever21. Heels, Aldo.
I didn’t get around to documenting today, so am posting these photos from the weekend before last instead when it was Indian summer-hot outside. Which is the sort of weather I am madly craving anyway as I blast my heater until I my eyes feel dry. I was foolishly chewing gum in this particular series. Note: the only thing worse than a mid-sentence photo is a gum-chew photo.
Shirt, American Apparel. Shorts, Forever21. Belt, vintage. Bag, Lucky. Heels, Aldo.
This vest is ripe with potential, I think, even though it’s kind of hokey. I must mull over more options.
Vest, vintage. Dress, Forever21. Heels, Kors Michael Kors. Hat, Urban Outfitters men’s. Bracelets, vintage.
I am so incognito here. This is what I wore yesterday actually, and it is quite a Monday look – all black (well and navy…and leopard print…ok never mind) and moccasin boots for comfort. Though my newest Starbucks barista friend is now calling me “fashion girl” based on this, even though I was wearing a trapper hat when I encountered him this morning. Quite embarrassing.
And I will just note – SO difficult to try to downsize to a clutch for the day. I’m pretty sure I was entertaining my fellow public transporters as I frantically tried to jam my Gwyn Vogue and largish green apple into it at the end of our ride. But more notably, I saw someone steal a lady’s purse on the street! All these shop security guards and burly men started chasing the miscreant and he was caught a block down (a YOUNG boy, all surly looking…but I guess anyone would be surly when handcuffed to a stoplight), but perhaps purses with straps are in fact a better idea! Crazy city.
While I’m rambling and working on this next week’s auctions (going up tomorrow!), are there any requests for the store? I mean, not really specific or anything, but anything you’d like to see more of – accessories, sundresses, jackets? Would love to hear your input. By the way, the COOLEST high waisted leather ruffle miniskirt coming your way.
But you know I really wanted to wear my MJs:
Blazer, Ralph Lauren. Dress, American Apparel. Scarf, H&M. Boots, Minnetonka. Necklace (it’s actually all one) and clutch, vintage. Leather gloves, Target.