Friday, July 31, 2009

E is part of the Faune.

E is part of the fauna

I opened my inbox to the most wonderful surprise this morning: a portrait by the most clever and talented la flore et la faune! I love reading his wonderful cartoons everyday that sometimes make me laugh out loud in public places. I'm so pleased that I am now immortalized in one of his works so that I might one day be able to sell this blog post on ebay for lots and lots of money.

PS I also love how my shoes look like Givenchys in this pic... let's just pretend that they are.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

It's been so damn hot and sticky here, it's disgusting. Though it kind of lends itself to B and I watching lots and lots of True Blood. Do any of you guys watch that show? K lent us the dvd with the first two episodes and now we've Netflixed them all and can't watch anything else. I love how vampire shows and movies always seem to be based in Louisiana. If ever there were a place for the undead to exist in normal society, it is most certainly Louisiana.

Anyway, as for living things, such as myself, I wore this out and about Sunday. Checked out Meeps and got these sweet new shades for $14 . Definitely check out their phenomenal selection if you're in the DC area.

B and I finally made it to Ray's the Steaks this weekend, too. Soooo delicious. The bacon and sauerkraut and steak tartare deviled eggs were just sinful. Of course our steaks were incredible, but most importantly, there was a great selection of good, affordable wines. That is key in my book.

Zara blouse
vintage bracelet from the Glover Flea Market
jade necklace R got for me in China
Abercrombie & Fitch jean shorts
Nicole shoes
vintage sunglasses

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tumbling Tumbleweed

Currently inspired by...

Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers, the original embellishment icon.

Hank Williams Sr.
Hank Williams, Sr., who always rocked the most polished of ensembles.

Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam - Denim, meet Tuxedo.

Corb Lund
Corb Lund, master of the old cavalry style.

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood - vest, poncho, drool...

Buck Owens
Buck Owens - Buck this.

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash, the man in black, who wrote the greatest fashion statement song ever written.

images cmt.com, top2bottom.com, GACTV, sodahead.com, Colin Smith, cinemaretro.com, allposters.com

Monday, July 27, 2009

Marvin was the only innovator

Marvin was the only innovator

Marvin was the only innovator

Marvin was the only innovator

Marvin was the only innovator

Had Wine Club on Saturday so this was my outfit. I like to dress festively for the occasion.

A few thank you's I am very behind on, too...

Thank you Elizabeth Marie for telling me about the wonders of extensions.

Thank you GingerSnap for the Honest Scrap award.

And both San Francisco Stylephile and Tasha from the Hot Spot have tagged me to do things that I love. Here goes...

1. B, obv. Barf, I know.

2. Shoes, specifically my first (hopefully not last) pair of Maison Martin Margielas and my space hooker shoes from Topshop.

3. ponies, puppies, baby hippos - in that order

4. Jack FM

5. soda - my teeth are going to fall out one day, I swear it.

6. quesadillas, to the point that it personally offends B, don't ask me why.

I haven't forgotten that a few of you have also tagged me and I promise to get to your tags at my Ice Age pace!!

vintage dress
Ann Taylor blazer
Boyy bag
Forever 21 shoes

And the Mink Pink Giveaway winner is...

...Erika! Once again, I had to use random.org to pick the winner, because it was very hard not to pick all of you. Congrats to the lucky girl and thank you again chickdowntown.com for letting me give back to my wonderful readers!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

I got this dress at some point last year and wore it to death last summer. I hadn't really thought about it until I was looking for something in my closet to pair with this belt that I got at the thrift store. Pretty fabulous combo they turned out to be. Another thought: I'm never buying another new belt again. I snapped up 4 absolutely perfect belts at the thrift store for under 20 bucks and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchases.

twenty8twelve dress
thrifted belt
wolf pendant that my mother bought for me in Colorado
vintage bracelets
Jeffrey Campbell shoes
Lauren Merkin clutch

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lady Don't Tek No

Lady Don't Tek No

Lady Don't Tek No

Lady Don't Tek No

You never know how versatile a piece of clothing can be until you get a chance to play around with it. I never would have thought of this zipper top as essential, but it's safe to say that now I firmly believe it is. I'm enamored with the scuba-like quality of the zipper and the wonderful bright color. So many possibilities...

Topshop top from the Weardrobe Closet
H&M dress
vintage necklace worn as a bracelet
Pour la Victoire shoes

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Goth in Hot Weather

Goth in Hot Weather

Goth in Hot Weather

Goth in Hot Weather

Goth in Hot Weather

Goth in Hot Weather

Like most of the fashion universe right now, I've been inspired by Givenchy's Fall Couture show (and pretty much everything else Ricardo Tisci churns out as of late), so when I saw this Complex Geometries piece in the Weardrobe Closet, I knew I had to try it with lace-up boots. It also prompted me to check out more Complex Geometries pieces. As you might assume from the name, the line has so many magnificently-shaped pieces. I'm now making it my mission to add one to my closet.

Complex Geometries t-shirt
American Apparel skirt
Urban Outfitters boots
vintage Ralph Lauren locket
Hermes bangle

PS B said this is a Cornholio t-shirt... I have to agree, but that might make me love it more.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...

This incredible piece is courtesy of the Weardrobe Closet and it has given me a whole new perspective on the bubble hem. In the past, I haven't been so much a fan, but the added volume in the skirt gives this piece such an interesting shape, don't you think? The fabric is quite cool, as well. It's kind of a chambray. Needless to say, I am in love and will have to hope and pray I can find a similar creation on Topshop now.

Topshop dress from the Weardrobe Closet
vintage Ralph Lauren clutch
Maison Martin Margiela shoes
vintage Ralph Lauren necklace
vintage key bracelet

Friday, July 17, 2009

Saved by Zero

Saved by Zero

Saved by Zero

First, thank you Maria for featuring me on Chicisimo. This site has a wonderful collection of street style. Check it out here!

These pics are from 4th of July weekend when I made my ill-fated trip to Secondi (you see my purchase in hand). The weather was incredible that day. I love summer!

Ray-Ban Wayfarers
vintage J. Press button-down
Old Navy shorts
Urban Outfitters belt
Sweet Life sandals
Boyy bag

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's the up-chuck factor on that?

What's the up-chuck factor on that?

What's the up-chuck factor on that?

For whatever reason, these photos kind of remind me of Heathers. I wish I had been cool enough to play (strip) croquet in high school. Oh well, we can't all wear the red scrunchie, can we?

Topshop top
Steve Madden belt
Forever 21 shorts
Forever 21 shoes
Boyy bag

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

all goes well for about a week...

Before I get started, I want to thank Dream Sequins so much for the incredibly nice feature she did about my blog as part of her "Behind the Blog" series. Check it out! Also, don't forget to enter my Mink Pink giveaway that is now open to all my lovely international readers!!!

it all goes well for about a week...

Glover Park Cemetery

B and I have been meaning to check out the Glover Park Cemetery for a while now and this weekend we finally got our act together and did it. I always like to visit old cemeteries. I think they're so beautiful and peaceful. Think I'm weird? I probably am.

Glover Park Cemetery

it all goes well for about a week...

Glover Park Cemetery

it all goes well for about a week...

Glover Park Cemetery

Paris has the best cemeteries. My favorite is Cimetière de Montparnasse. Here a few leftover photos I just-so-happened to have on my computer from when I visited, many centuries ago.

Cimetière de Montparnasse

Cimetière de Montparnasse

Angie top
Urban Outfitters leather skirt
Betsey Johnson bag
Sweet Life sandals

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mink Pink Giveaway!

Exciting news! This contest is open to international readers now, as well!



chickdowntown.com has given me another great opportunity to give back to my lovely readers. This time you can pick any Mink Pink item of your choice from chickdowntown.com. You might have noticed I have a thing for Mink Pink clothing, so I kind of wish I could win this one myself!

All you have to do win is:
-leave a comment on this post with a valid email address
-follow chickdowntown.com on Twitter or join the chickdowntown.com on Facebook Fan page

Visit their site to check out check out Mink Pink clothing and BB Dakota clothing (another designer with great summer dresses). Good luck!

Contest ends Sunday, July 26 at midnight!

PS Earn an extra entry if you post this on your blog and shoot me an email about it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Photophile




Sasha, Natasha, and Anna for Phi Fall 2009 - Such interesting shapes they create.


Anna Korzun in I Love You Magazine - Pretty much just love the badass elegance of these photos and the street style quality.

photos from Fashion Gone Rogue and Monochrome Mag

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

pound the pavement

pound the pavement

pound the pavement

So this is something you'll rarely see... a work outfit. Yes, I do not usually bore you with my mundane corporate uniforms, but I thought this one warranted a photo or two (mainly for the shoes' sake).

A couple of you inquired if the Margiela shoes in my last post were comfortable. It's funny you ask, because B was trying to figure out how the hell I was going to walk in them when they first arrived. They're actually well-balanced and perfectly fine to walk around in, but probably not across town without a cab - does that make sense?

...and in case you're wondering, this Proenza pair is unexpectedly comfortable. The sole is very well-padded.

Target button-down
vintage belt
H&M skirt
vintage LV purse
Proenza Schouler shoes
Hermes bangle

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

damn le shopping!

damn le shopping!

damn le shopping!

damn le shopping!

This was my outfit for a delicious dinner date Sunday night. B and I went to one of our favorite restaurants, Brasserie Beck, which has the most amazing fries and curry mayo for dipping. I can scarf down a disturbing amount.

The dress is the result of a quick peruse through Secondi, which proved extremely dangerous and I'll be much more cautious before I venture there with my wallet in hand again. This was the first thing I saw when I walked in and my hands frantically grabbed for it before I was even able to process what was happening. I'm not going to tell you how much I got it for, because you might hunt me down if I did. The shoes, well... I cracked.

Alexander Wang dress from Secondi
Maison Martin Margiela shoes
Rapt in Maille necklace
vintage Navajo bracelet
vintage Ralph Lauren clutch