Sunday, January 31, 2010

too much monkey business

too much monkey business

too much monkey business

too much monkey business

too much monkey business

I'm sooo behind!  A four-legged friend had a medical emergency that, when combined with the blizzard-like conditions on Saturday, kind of canceled any hopes B and I might have had for weekend plans/productivity; though spending quality time together and going to bed at a decent hour was hardly a bad thing. 

This outfit was from last weekend when I made B take me to Something Sweet so I could get a cookie.

I'm going to make Spaghetti Bolognese this evening and I'm looking forward to it.

vintage blazer
Forever 21 tee
vintage YSL belt
Mango trousers
Born boots
antique locket
Hermes bangle
very vintage LV bag


PS Thank you so much to satinsugar and Mon Mode Blog for the awards!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

death is not the end of this song

death is not the end of this song

death is not the end of this song

death is not the end of this song

Fur and open-toed shoes?  Queen of Practicality, that's me.

death is not the end of this song

death is not the end of this song

I found this adorable purse at thrift store a while ago and it's been staring at me forlornly from it's lonely little spot on what has become "the purse shelves."  Have you found that after you wear something once, it kind of "breaks the seal" and all kinds of possibilities immediately open up?  That seems to happen to me all the time.  I'm not sure why it takes me so long to wear cute things like this neglected little purse.

vintage fur jacket
Forever 21 tee
J Brand jeans
Report Signature shoes
vintage bag
necklace from a boutique in Hoboken
Hermes bangles
antique rose gold amethyst ring


 PS Just a couple more hours to bid on the DVF top I'm selling on eBay if you're interested!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

sangria wine

sangria wine


sangria wine

sangria wine

This was my outfit for a birthday party on Friday.  The theme was Fiesta and the food/beverages were incredible, as were the decorations.  Apparently some came home with us, because our living room is now filled with balloons. Oh and Apples to Apples might be my new favorite party game, second only to Scattegories.

vintage blouse
J. Crew velvet blazer
vintage locket
Hermes bangle
Forever 21 shorts and belt
Eloise tights
Givenchy booties
KMRii bag

Sunday, January 24, 2010

great gosh almighty yes we can I know we can can

great gosh almighty yes we can I know we can can

great gosh almighty yes we can I know we can can

great gosh almighty yes we can I know we can can

One of my favorite collections for Fall '09 was Matthew Williamson.  In a sea of black and gray, it was so refreshing to see near-blinding use of color for Fall and Winter.  Anyway, this outfit was spawned out of that thought.  This outfit was actually from last weekend, so I'm a little behind.  My friends and I had a fun girls dinner at Busboys and Poets before meeting the boys at Stoney's.  Good times.

Missoni cardigan
H&M dress
American Apparel tights
Mellow Yellow shoes
H&M scarf
Bally bag

PS Saints are going to the Superbowl! Yayah!

Friday, January 22, 2010

yellow moon

yellow moon

This past Sunday was rainy and gross, so my friends and I all curled up on the couch with some wine and cheese to watch the Hangover.  There could not have been a better way to spend the night.  Icky weather makes me crave soft sweaters and t-shirts, so I snitched the super-comfy cashmere sweater that B just got for Christmas and forced it to mingle with grays for the evening.  I hadn't noticed until I saw these photos that these sparkly knit tights have a kind of cool sheer quality to them.

yellow moon

yellow moon

yellow moon

yellow moon

 Brian Hughes, the product engineer at Insolia, saw my earlier post about these fabulous inserts and was kind enough to offer my lovely readers a 15% discount.  Just use the coupon code "districtofchic," which will be good until March 31.  Click here to order.

B's sweater
Young, Fabulous and Broke t-shirt
Eloise tights
Born boots
KMRii bag
vintage necklace
bracelets from New Mexico
white amber ring from Lithuania via R

PS I'm trying my hand at this eBay selling thing.  I'm starting out small with this one item and, if all goes well, I have closet full of stuff to add.  If any of you eBay experts have any tips or tricks you want to share, I am your apt pupil.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my last post.  I always find it fascinating to read what pieces of an outfit that you like best, because it varies so much and oftentimes it's not the pieces I would expect.  To answer a couple questions, the Finsk shoes came from ASOS, where they had clearly been hiding, because I didn't see them until they went on sale (thankfully).  I think they were around $140 when I got them.  Please don't hunt me down, because I would have to fight you for them and I'm a lot more scrappy than I appear.  That being said, I have seen a few other Finsk shoes on farfetch (all of which are pretty incredible-looking). 

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

This skirt is so much fun to play with.  It's the perfect balance of volume, softness, and length that just lends itself to twirling.

tu es bien plus forte que moi mais nous sommes nombreux

Forever 21 top
vintage tank
vintage belt
vintage skirt
Finsk shoes
KMRii bag
Hermes bangles
necklace from a boutique in Hoboken

Monday, January 18, 2010

love you, shoe

love you, shoe

My heart skipped a beat when I found these on sale.  I didn't even care that they're over 5 inches (new record for me).  They're like architectural wonders.

love you, shoe

Haircut Day!

love you, shoe

love you, shoe

love you, shoe

Speaking of way too tall shoes, I realized it might be helpful to share one of my staples for high heel wearing over long periods of time.  I swear by these Insolia inserts, which shift your weight off the balls of your feet, rather than just padding them.

vintage slip top
vintage Brooks Brothers sweater
H&M jeans
Finsk shoes
KMRii bag
Hermes bangle
vintage locket

Thursday, January 14, 2010

walking on moonlight in the day

walking on moonlight in the day

walking on moonlight in the day

Pretty simple, I know, but I'm not totally opposed to simple.  I should also mention this is "plane ride chic," though it could have been "everyday chic."  B's sister gave me this sweater for Christmas and I love it so much.  I've been wearing it with anything and everything.  The jewelry is from a Maasai village in Tanzania, where my grandparents went on safari earlier this year (totally envious).

walking on moonlight in the day

walking on moonlight in the day

walking on moonlight in the day

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

chicken run

happy family

Remember I told you about the cat and the chickens?  Well a certain reader requested a photo of the cat, so I tried my damnedest, though this group wasn't entirely cooperative.  For whatever reason, the chickens freaked out whenever I tried to get near them.  B's dad said maybe they heard I like Popeye's.

walking on moonlight in the day

gotta love those sunsets...

Derek Heart sweater
Target t-shirt
Maasai necklace and bracelet
American Apparel leggings
Enzo Angiolini boots
Ray-Ban wayfarers

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

B's parents gave me these beautiful Zuni bracelets for Christmas and I love how they look layered together.

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

In taking stock of my recent purchases, I noticed I seem to be drawn to Medieval, serpent-like things.  I wonder what that says about my subconscious... Better not to think about it.  Anyway, these were from my brief weekend stint in New Mexico. 

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

Cute, yes, but unfortunately these guys aren't the brightest crayons in the box.

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

cadillac, black jack, baby meet me out back

Major thanks for the amazing shout out from Lou Lou Magazine!

Accessory Street shawl
Target v-neck
H&M snakeskin jeans
vintage winklepickers
Ray Ban wayfarers 
Zuni bracelets from B's parents
white amber ring that R got for me in Lithuana

Monday, January 11, 2010

1000 miles from nowhere

1000 miles from nowhere

1000 miles from nowhere

1000 miles from nowhere

Sorry for the temporary radio silence. B and I are currently in New Mexico for a wedding and taking some fun pictures to share. This weekend has been fun, but I'm looking forward to taking a break from airports for a while.

These photos are from last weekend, but I wanted to share them anyway.  I have my preppy tendencies...

vintage coat
Old Navy sweater
H&M gloves 
J Brand jeans
KMRii bag
Kors boots