Wednesday, December 9, 2009

moi je joue

moi je joue

I put these shoes on and asked B what he thought and he responded with his usual "they're reaaal nice, sweetheart," laced with the usual hint of mockery that makes me want to pop him, even though he and I both know his input has precious little to no effect upon my shoe decisions.  Yes, these are the games that we play.

moi je joue

B bought this antique bracelet from the 1940s for me when we were in New Mexico.  It's supposed to be a Christmas present, but I'm not very good at waiting for the respective holiday when the gift is already in my hot little hands. B's mom is an avid collector of Native American jewelry, so she researched the artist's stamp on the bracelet and was able to identify it as a Bell Trading Post piece.  Click the link to read a bit of history, but I recommend searching for more Bell's pieces online, because they're all quite beautiful.

moi je joue

moi je joue

moi je joue


Hanako66 of Through the Looking Glass had the greatest idea to ask me and a few other DC bloggers some questions about how we would introduce a newcomer to DC.  Here are my answers and I encourage you to check out the other bloggers she featured, as well, because they all recommended great places to eat and unique things to do in DC.

And thank you so much Nearly Stylish for the award!


H&M faux leather jacket
H&M sweater
Jonathan Saunders for Target pants
vintage winklepickers
1940s antique turquoise bracelet

59 comments:

stylefyles said...

Those shoes are fantastic! Or should I say, reeeeal nice, haha! Great outfit too, love the cowl neck!

Dylana said...

I am so so so in love with those shoes! I want I want I want! Kind of remind me of the Alexander Wang ones, but even better!

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Leah said...

Don't worry about what men think... they don't know what's fabulous. I totally love this shoes, I love the details.

SomedayNewYorker said...

The teal in those shoes are gorgeous. Such a great accent.

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous shoes, E!


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Angela said...

they look great on you! you sure can rock anything! :)

michelle_ said...

that is one gorgeous shoes darling !
i love ur quilted leather jacket :D

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Fashion Nicotine said...

Love the shoes!!

Clare said...

Well, I think your shoes are real nice. For real! Joe does the same thing when I ask him about fashion-y things, and then I promptly disregard everything he has said.

yiqin; said...

Fantastic shoes !!

Clara said...

omg!! i love your shoes.
i want this uhuhu ;]
xxxxx

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love that bracelet -- what a sweet gift! And those boots are realll nice, and I say that without any sense of mockery. :) My husband does that tone thing too. I just tell him he doesn't know style when he sees it! - JoAnn

mom & son said...

cute shoes!
i like B's response on you about the shoe.

wow, a 1940 bracelet? it's gonna be one of your
treasured accessories collections from now on.
i love it's turquoise color!

Chicago City Girl said...

you certainly know how to rock those shoes - they look great with the outfit you put together!

Marta Represa said...

You look really really cool in those shoes! So rock and roll!

xx

Jacqueline said...

Cool shoes and I adore the bracelet. I also like the sweater together with that faux leather jacket. Great outfit!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

this cracked me up because i have the same kind of conversation with C. all the time.
the shoes are fabulous.

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Monochromachic said...

wow, those shoes demand attention! definitely a keeper! :D

-Kristy-

Sal said...

What a fantastic find! And I love the way you've styled them with the slim pants and slouchy cowlneck.

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

girl...you give me serious shoe envy!!! ;)

Susan said...

nice shoes, darling E! and thanks for mentioning me :))
have a gorgeous day, xoxo

Julia said...

The bracelet is everything I love about Native American jewelry--bold and delicate by turns. And the shoes, well, you know they're freaking sweet. It's so funny, when I show my husband things I want, he sort of looks at me funny and makes a smart remark, but when I actually GET said item and am wearing it, he'll compliment me. Then I'll say, "But dear, you hated it last week," and he'll say, "I don't remember that," or "Nah, I just have to see it on you."

I'm excited to read your Beginners Guide to DC--we're spending New Years there and I've never been (beyond driving through).

Anyway, awesome little cowboy boots. :)

xx

Erika said...

It's so funny, initially I didn't know what I thought about those shoes, but the minute I saw them on you it was love at first sight! They are stunning! :)

Amy said...

Those shoes are so cute!! I am so glad you got them and they look adorable with this outfit. Oh and I sooo know the feeling, every time I ask my bf his opinion on something like that, he gives me the same kind of answer, with the same tone and I want to kill him. He is lucky he is cute! LOL

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syd vicious said...

I love a great piece of jewelry with history behind it and that bracelet looks fabulous! I also love the shoes, even if B doesn't. lol ;)

Kristin said...

I adore turq jewelry. And that piece is stunning... and it's even better since it has history!

Melissa~ said...

the shoes are amazing!
And that bracelet is gorgeous, the color is so beautifull.
Thanks for your comment!

princesspolitico said...

the conversation between you and your husband sounds like it was taken from me and my boyfriend... he never asks questions, but whenever i walk out he's like, "hhmmm... well THATS interesting." ... oh well, i say all of this to say that at least *i* love those shoes. its rare to see such an intricate design on shoes these days.

glad you got my smashing pumpkins reference! i was like 6 but i remember SINGING AT THE TOP of my lungs to this song... gosh the 90s were great.

xo.
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Breshna & Rona said...

i'm in love with your shoes!

xx

Melanie M said...

I truly can't explain how much I envy your shoes. I want some. NOW. :)

Marla Singer said...

amazing shoes! love em so much <3

Posh said...

Amazing look and shoes, so classic! <3

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Jen said...

i love the cowl neck on your sweater! and i can never wait for a gift if i already have it in my hands either haha. gotta learn to appreciate delayed gratification :)

MELODEES said...

I love reading your blog :)

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

really great shoes!!

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myrrh goldframe said...

these shoes are fab! and you always become my favourite person E! <3333333333

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Those shoes are spectacular!

myedit said...

Boys don't always get it but that ok... Those shoes remind me of the desert boots (that's what we called them ) I wanted so badly in the early 90's. Myabe I can get them this time around...

piglet said...

I have those same sorts of conversations with my other half!
The bracelet is lovely, lucky you!

gleenn said...

lol, all about what men think? they'll always say nice, lovely, great, almost like a script they've memorize.

anyway, the shoes are great and the outfit is really stylish. lovely bracelet too ;)

hannah elizabeth said...

i adooore shoes like that, those ones are perfect!

i'm always secretly flattered when a boy mocks my fashion choices haha.

Valencia Lia said...

WOWWW,those shoes are surely a keeper!! I love love it so much and the different texture on it is really lovely:)

love love antique jewelry that has such a history,so beautiful!
Gorgeous sweater with the jacket ohhhh,I love chunky collars!

Always so chic girl. Yeaaa,we should really learn how to knit. I bet is so much fun.
Ohhh and yea,I love love words in french. And I'm soooo excited on my tattoo now.

Will surely show photos on it and a video if possible too <3

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi darling, thanks for your words, je t'adooorrrre!

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Christian Castillo said...

The shoes at first are a bit ugly but the good kind? You know what I mean? Like they're ugly but so fucking fabulous at the same time. That you must haz? You must need?! Haha. <3

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hi, found you through Hanako and hope to read more soon! Love that bracelet and how cool that you know its history!

I lived in VA for a few months and had some great food. Mmmm.

Savvy Gal said...

cute shoes and braceletls. xoxo

btw, i have a ladies watch giveaway. : )

Adri said...

WOW! Those shoes are pure perfection...the detailing is amazing!

Pierrot le Fou said...

:o those shoes are spectacular!

Elizabeth said...

i love your outfit. grey and black are my favorite right now. :)

C said...

those shoes are fab.

FashionJazz said...

So luv ur shoes hun!! Luved ur story too, my boy and I are the same way too : ) xx

The Owl's Closet said...

great shoes! the first paragraph made me LOL:D boys will be boys:) wow, that's a gorgeous vintage bracelet, E! i'll definitely check out the link. love ur cozy outfit. i think i might do an inspired look:D

p.s. i agree, the compact flats would be perfect for any girl:D they're just so cute AND practical!:D

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Walk The Sand said...

LOVE the shoes, awesome.
x

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Suzie said...

I don´t understand, how you can make so nice indoor pictures...I tried it few times and the result was always so bad..

Poppy said...

I Love those shoes!

rani said...

i want your oxfords!!!!!!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

ooooh

bisou-joue said...

I love your shoes !

MissNeira said...

The buckle is so cute! love it!