Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

note to self

YOU NEED (and i'm not kidding)

a legit digital camera
a tripod
real bras

bootie call

the next thing on my wishlist: [faux] leather booties
Not only are these boots tres tres chic, they add an edge to any old ensemble. worn with a pencil skirt and cashmere vneck sweater, booties exude classic glamour. with jeans and a motorcycle jacket, booties give off a rebellious feel. i can't wait to wear booties with my new boyfriend jeans and an oversize kimono-sleeve tshirt. here are my picks for fall's bootie call:

clockwise from top left:
marc jacobs, marc by marc jacobs, tory burch, jimmy choo, stella mccartney, christian louboutin, fendi, chloe

clockwise from top left:
charlotte russe, jeffrey campbell, forever 21, topshop, forever 21, mossimo (target), topshop, topshop

new buys:
yesterday i took the t to newbury street with my friends and then went to the mall with my mom last night. i got so many great key fall pieces that i'm so excited to wear. i mostly got pants because my ass seems to have grown in the past three months (not to its benefit, i may add). here are my purchases:
levi's 501 boyfriend jean

forever 21 cropped leggings

urban outfitters lux railroad stripe skinny pant (ONLY $9.99!!)

minnetonka triple fringe boot
(similar to these) madewell cutoff denim shorts

(similar to these) h&m black wedges -- my FAVORITE

Balenciaga Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear

k bye

Friday, August 1, 2008

garment district 50% off sale

i went to the garment district today. it's a huge department store in cambridge on broadway and they have a great vintage section as well as anything you could possibly need for a costume party. i mostly browsed the vintage section, of course, but to my dismay i did not find that perfect leather jacket for less-than-market price. i thought i'd show you my finds and also ask your opinions of how to wear each piece. here they are:

i thought i'd wear this as is with silver birkenstock sandals and a silver starry necklace from topshop. any objections? it's a really simple, comfy, all-in-one outfit so there isn't much to be done.

what i wore: a graphic-dotted dress from h&m, purple biking shorts from bealls in florida, my "bonjour" necklace from london's spitalfields market and pink patent leather doc martens.

my new glasses! aren't they lovely?

sweet new perscription sunglasses. can't wait to wear these at le cape.

this dress is sort of house-dress-y and oversized so i figured i'd have to belt it. i could wear it now belted with jelly galdiators. then in the fall i'll wear this with tights of any color, brown leather boots from madewell and my jcrew schoolboy blazer.

this is actually a nightgown but i figured i could wear it as a dress. again, belted, bangles, comfy shoes. i'm not very creative in the summer. i let the clothes do all the work. but in the fall, a chunky knit cardigan, tights or leggings and flats. or maybe my doc martens? that would be cute too.

this skirt is totally see-through. i'd have to wear my purple biking shorts underneath or leggings (which would look so dumb unless they were tucked into boots). it's kind of an awkward length so maybe i'll have to sew in some basic fabric as a lining. i should wear this with muted tones.

although these shorts are a size 20, they didn't completely fall off of me (great). i'll wear these with my ruffled white tank from topshop in the summer and a gray longsleeve tee from jcrew, tights and flats for fall.

note to self:
matthew williamson
i am off to le cape tomorrow! adios!