Monday, February 22, 2010

bustin' loose

I wake up in the morning and I think I'm...

I wake up in the morning and I think I'm...


I wake up in the morning and I think I'm...

I wake up in the morning and I think I'm...

I noticed some other fashionistas aren't particularly enthused about the return of clogs, but being a child of the 80s/90s, I'm pretty stoked about it.  I distinctly remember envying a pair my camp counselor had when I was 9 and begging my mom for a pair.  And of course, who can forget Cher's infamous "I broke in my new purple clogs" line in Clueless?  Needless to say, they give me a twinge of nostalgia, so I was thrilled to find these Jeffrey Campbell's that are not at all dissimilar to Karl's most delicious design.

And a quick update on the Lasik for those of you that are interested in getting it done - it was not painful at all.  It only took 10 minutes for the whole procedure.  My one complaint is that I have to tape these plastic goggle things to my head before I go to sleep every night and I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to get the sticky residue off my face from this damn tape, but it's only a week so it's really not that bad.  All and all, I would highly recommend this to anyone who can't see without glasses.  I'm finally going to be able to swim in the ocean and actually see it!

La Redoute jacket
Forever 21 top
Illig skirt
KMRii bag
Jeffrey Campbell clogs
Hermes bangle
Ray Ban wayfarers

 
PS DC people - I hope you remembered to watch "Washington in the '70s" tonight.  The mention of WHFS brought a tear to my eye.  A void that will never be filled.

75 comments:

Sarah Yvonne said...

haha. I feel a bit stalkerish that I seem to comment first, or so, on your posts. I guess we internet at similar times.

I love clogs! I found a pair at a thrift store but sadly passed on them, I regret that so much. I also love your maxi skirt! I thrifted a maxi dress but haven't figured out what shoes to put with it... hmm.

Soon.

Sarah Yvonne

Anna said...

I don't actually mind clogs. I think some could wear it wrong and others would wear it right. You styled them really well :)
Apparently I need to be at least 19 to get Lasik because my eyes haven't stabilized yet. Thanks for the update!
I can't wait to be able to swim and see.

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sartorialselectivity said...

I'm seeing clogs everywhere and I am not yet ready to jump on that bandwagon...I'll wait and see if the perfect pair crosses my path and makes me a convert :) Your jacket, on the other hand, I took an immediately liking to!

FashionAddict said...

That jacket is freakin fabulous, lady! I am in love with it! I'm considering lasik in the future, so thanks a bunch for that review. Glad everything went well.

AURORA MEGAN said...

I'm having a lot of trouble hopping on that clogs bandwagon, but I really do love what you've done with them here. Kudos! :) Congrats on the successful Lasik!

Leah said...

Awwwww the clogs... I'm excited to wear them too. I missed those days.

I love your outfit E... the long skirt and the clogs together... so fabulous!!! xoxo

Jacqueline said...

Love the long skirt and clogs. Cute look! xo

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Clara said...

wow. love your shoes, glasses and clothes.
the place is awesome too.
xxxxxx

katie d said...

That is a fantastic jacket. I love the button detail. And that you quoted Cher Horowitz makes this maybe the best post ever. I'm nervous about the return of clogs but I think I could handle it with something black & studded with a wooden heel/platform (hmm sounds familiar), with a super vertiginous heel. Of course.

x.katie

fadetoblack said...

lovelovelove those shoes dude!!!!

Lexi Colby said...

love love your outfit, clogs are so in right now LOVE THEM!

megan said...

You look great in long skirts, I have been enamored with them since you posted a pic with one a while back. I've never actually seen one look good on anyone until that post :) I miss WHFS too!!!!! The HFStivals, funny, down-to-earth passionate DJ's, and local & punk music segments really shaped my appreciation for music and the culture around it. I moved to Austin and when I came back, it was crazy Latin music on 99.1. I found it again, but it was never quite the same. I feel your pain!! But your clogs are freakin' fantastic!!

legalstyle said...

when i opened this page, all i saw was the title (bustin' loose!) and your strong silhouette from the first picture. a beautiful beginning. i really like the way you paired the military with the clog.

fantastic, as always, my dear!

michelle_ said...

Superb head to toe black look ! Love it very much !
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Fauxshionable said...

I was on the fence about clogs, but you made them work! Oh no, now I have one more thing to add to my growing list of wants! :)

M. said...

you look gorgeous in all black, and pull off the clogs so well. I think they only look good in a certain hight for the heel - those jc are great.

lovelove, M.
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Audrey J. said...

I love the clogs, and you look different but in a good way, you're so pretty!

Julia said...

This outfit is so equestrian and it suits you perfectly. I heart those clogs in a majorly envious way. Oh, to have your shoes!

xx

tess said...

I am not sure about clogs, but yours are great

libys11 said...

you are definitely working those clogs!!! :D

closet365 said...

Ross is such a great place to find cool dresses. I'm always pleasantly surprised.

Yours is fabulous. I love the print and the shinyness!

megannielsen said...

Yeah fellow child of the 80's/90's... can't help but like clogs! These are perfection!

Talia said...

the first thought? Just like chanel ;) Amazing outfit.

Nadia Kamballa said...

I love the clogs.. You look pretty here, especially with the long skirt..

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The Daily Fashionista said...

I am totally loving that jacket you are wearing! Oh and I may end up jumping on the clog band wagon. I haven't fully decided though.

princesspolitico said...

glad to see that you had such fond memories of clogs! although i grew up in the 90s and pretty much quoted 'clueless' like it was my job (i wanted to be dionne so BADLY, haha!) i'm not entirely sold on clogs. i have distinct memories of not being able to walk properly in them, especially when being dragged around by my fast-walking mother... perhaps those chanel clogs will change my mind on the topic?

xo.
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yiqin; said...

You wear long skirts so well.

janettaylor said...

Love Ur clogs, Honey!


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Hannah said...

They are so similar to the Chanels! I'm seriously dying for a pair but living out of a suitcase I have look for things that are easily compressed haha.

Celine said...

Yay, you wore the clogs! I love them on you! Now I kinda wish I had the black ones too :) Also, that skirt is amazing.

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Mode in Italy said...

love your clogs!

Good Girls Studio said...

I {heart} your clogs! However do you walk in them in the icy snow!

Sal said...

I am DROOLING over that skirt. And wearing the clogs with it is absolutely inspired.

Wicked Halo said...

Yeah, I'm one of those who doesn't really like clogs, but I have to give it to you...you make them look really good and it just works really well with your outfit.

freeteyme said...

gorgeous jacket!!!!

City Girl Chicago said...

love the military jacket! and thanks too, for answering my last question left in your comments ~ you must be one who remembers lines to movies much more easily than I ~ songs, no problem, movies, I never get the reference :)

Cheers girl~

Brittany said...

Your clogs are amazing! Styled effortlessly, too! I've always thought of them adding a bit of a boho look to any outfit, but you make them look very polished!

VersaStyle said...

love the skirt and the clogs!!
xx

Damsels said...

yikes!
im kidding .. you certainly make them look nice but nope not for me ... itsbeen so long too ... why are they back i wonder yours are pretty cute though

soooali said...

LOVE the clogs! Can't get a pair anywhere! Love the skirt too!

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Anna G said...

I really want to find these shoes but I'm scared that they will be to high for me. I love the long skirt, you can that pull that off better than me.

Clare said...

Love this look, so interesting. Congrats for pulling full length off!

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lowbrowstyle said...

I am OBSESSED with these shoes, I have had my eye on them for a while. Need!

drollgirl said...

well that little jacket is just FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!

i am not embracing the clog thing, but i have more than a few wooden heeled numbers i can clomp around in this summer so that i don't feel left out.

and lasik. you brave soul. i am a (blind) chicken. it is contacts for me, and glasses from time to time. oh to be able to see again w/out this stuff. oh well. i am just too chicken for lasik as a friend had a horror story that i have never forgotten.

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

So good to hear about your surgery, I'm glad everything turned out ok.

Love the clogs, work it!

A and A said...

your clog find is magnificent. Beauties.

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Fashion Therapist said...

I love those shoes - if I could walk I would have gotten them too. They look fabulous on you.

Andy Quirks said...

I should have it done. i cant see without my contacts or glasses!

xoxo,
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Clare said...

Jealous. of. the. clogs.

Phyllis said...

they make you look SO tall E! =)

Taylor Sterling said...

great clogs!!! I love them! May have to buy them!

blackecstasy said...

gosh love ur clogs and ur long skirt!
and all these photos are amazing ! :)
sorry for late reply btw . . .
have a nice day :)
xoxo

yudia aiiu

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blackecstasy said...

gosh love ur clogs and ur long skirt!
and all these photos are amazing ! :)
sorry for late reply btw . . .
have a nice day :)
xoxo

yudia aiiu

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F Blog said...

omg!!! i thought those were the 100% the chanel clogs until i read that they were jc!! they are amazinggg!!! i just bought some from topshop but i think i love these more. darn.
oh and i love this skirt as well!
xx

F Blog said...

omg!!! i thought those were the 100% the chanel clogs until i read that they were jc!! they are amazinggg!!! i just bought some from topshop but i think i love these more. darn.
oh and i love this skirt as well!
xx

Andie said...

oh i love this outfit! from the jacket to the clogs! :D

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Rachel said...

You look great! I'm actually loving those clogs on you. They look perfect!

I remember always listening to HFS. I miss it! :(

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i really love the long skirt with the fitted jacket! it's such a dramatic silhouette. and i'm with you on the clogs- very glad to see them back :)

i'm happy you posted about your lasik results. i'm interested in having it done too, but have been nervous about it. ~joelle

Mouthwash said...

ok. A bit jealous about the clogs...my size JUST sold out, and I get my paycheck this week!! But they look lovely on you!

Aaah,la Redoute - they are so wonderful.

Amber
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emma said...

i love the maxi dress

Amy said...

I don't know anyone that can work a maxi skirt better than you, you look beyond amazing!

xoxo
Amy

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The F Word Online said...

hey girl, sorry for the late response. life is feeling just a little too unorganized and crazy, ha. clogs are so brave! im always so afraid that they'll look chunky on me but they look amazing on you

xx lue

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Great shoes!

Marta Represa said...

Lovely outfit. I can see you really know how to wear clogs! wow.
xx

Grace said...

Gorgeous shoes!

Love Grace.

* Reena Rai * said...

Hmmm you make a convincing case, but I'm still not convinced about clogs. Something about them just seems so wrong. Love that long skirt though

Christina said...

Totally thought those were the chanel ones. Great find. And I can't lie. I don't mind a little clog action.

Tasha said...

First you look great!
Second, I'm happy about the clogs!
And lastly, I had no idea Lasik only took 10 minutes!? That surprises me! But that's a good thing! And that stinks about the whole tape residue thing!

Christen said...

I'm really not sure I'm ready to embrace clogs but they look pretty amazing on you!

WendyB said...

I heart clogs!

MELODEES said...

The glasses are fab!

MELODEES said...

The glasses are fab!

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i remember i was in the midst of the clogs trend then but funny i never owned a pair. i liked the swedish types: not high-heeled and the cut at the front is broad. i did own a pair of slip-ons that looked like clogs. there's a strap that could be adjusted to wear like slingbacks. they're honestly a bit hard to wear. not painful but the grip of the feet's not v secure. you understand what i'm trying to say? so i'm not sure i wanna try out the clogs of today. i can just imagine the clogs coming off every few steps i take.

thesydneygirl said...

lovin the clogs girl!

gina said...

Great jacket! Love it with the long skirt. I too am a fan of clogs. I like yours!