Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekday update #35: Wickedly Cool Laced Up Dress

I've had this jacket for three years and never wore it to work, thinking it too, what's the word, "shiny"? When I got this laced up dress, I also regretfully thought that it'd be forever restricted to the weekends, because the laced up details were simply too, what's the word, "bondage"? Well, this morning I had a thought, why not tame the extreme with extreme and the above combo was born. The jacket sufficiently covered up most of the lacing leaving only a small amount of detail peeking out. I'd like to think that the patterns on the dress drew the eye away from the sheen of the jacket. Is it toned down enough for work? Frankly, I probably don't care that much since I wore it. But you tell me. :)

A guy at work keeps calling me 'motorcycle mama' today. I am an aviator! Perhaps I need to wear my aviator sunglasses around the office all day...

I will tell you a funny story about this "vest" though. I got a leather jacket from Newport News for $9.00. I thought, what a steal. Yeah well, when it got to me, it was all wrong. It fit poorly, like a box and was god-awful shiny! I could have sent it back, but I would have paid more in total shipping than what I paid for the jacket, so I decided to keep it. Well, one day while watching America's Next Top Model, I saw a photo shoot of a girl in a leather military vest. Instantly, I wanted one, but didn't want to A) look for one and B) spend $$ on something I might wear. So I decided to get creative. I figured since I didn't like my $9.00 jacket, what would it matter if I had fun with it. And boy did I have fun. I washed it, beat it, kicked it, spit on it, ran over it with my car! (Just joshing, I didn't really kick it!) And then ripped the sleeves off. I even slept in it. Yes I did, but don't ask, please...

Making this long story short. One day, I wore my "refashioned" vest to the office. I got a total of 12 requests from colleagues and strangers wanting to know where it was purchased. Only one person believed me when I told them I "made it." I actually had to take the damn thing off to show off the ripped up arm holes. But it just goes to show you how funny people can be, as the person I showed quickly chirped, "oh, but that still doesn't prove anything because designers are making ripped up clothes now anyway." Instead of getting peeved, I decided to see the glass as half full. He called me a designer! LOL!

(Newport News leather jacket, refashioned into a vest by GigiV!; Topshop t-shirt; vintage Bill Blass scarf; Buffalo by David Bitton jeans; Frye boots)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Weekday update #34: She Hit Me With A Flower

Finally, a bolero I love! Today's look is inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's, "Anne of Green Gables." I have loved her stories for as long as I can remember. I used to have the leather bound books, but as the years went by, they fell apart. In the film version, the costumes are just to die for. Quite simple, yet very, very elegant. "Puffed sleeves are so fashionable now. It would give me such a thrill, Marilla, just to wear a dress with puffed sleeves." --Anne Shirley, with an "e!"

(Trina Turk wool bolero; Newport News dress; Issac Mizrahi boots)

Ten years ago, I spent a few summer weeks with an ex-boyfriend's mother, a very classy lady, who always seemed impossibly put together. She took a liking to the awkwardly dressed collegiate me and gave me a style lesson. She said "always buy quality pieces in simple cuts and colors" but "make them your own with one or two favorite accessories." For her, that meant a signature sundress, a simple yet brightly colored piece, a black cashmere cardigan, classic Ferragamo low heels with the gold bow detail, and a small strand of pearls just long enough to circle her elegant long neck. I thought of her this morning when I put this outfit together, mostly because she had given me the delicate necklace of floating semiprecious stones, which she claimed to remind her of me. Although I was far from being that elegant back in the day. I also thought of her because I am hopefully practicing what she taught me. The shirt, skirt, and shoes are all rather classic, but the belt and flower brooch combo is what speaks of me and my mood today, that of hopefulness for spring.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weekday update #33: I'm Finding Out True Style Is Blind!

When you read gigi's blurb below you'll understand why I say that there is no method to this madness or mathematical theorem that describes my style mix. Rather, I live by the law of serendipity. Sometimes the right shirt falls on top of the right skirt. Sometimes the right scarf gets tangled up with the right dress. In all cases, I simply declare it a stroke of good fashion luck. :)

I've owned the "Lucky Shopping Manual" for some years now and just recently (about a year ago) acquired, the "The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own."
( This book got mediocre reviews, but I think that's because people were looking for a magic wand of fashion, and that just ain't gonna happen. There, however, may be a select few that are born with the gift of impeccable style, and the like. But that's a select few, I believe. The rest of us have to work at it. We have to try things out and see what works and what doesn't. Now mind you, I'm talking to those people who actually enjoy fashion as I do.

Today, I had an epiphany while scrolling through some of our older posts. I noticed that I can do menswear inspired fashion and not look silly. That note is going down in my fashion diary. That's a look that I can dress up or down and still look pulled together. Now, when I see things that are in that genre, I can confidently make a purchase and know that that item was a good choice. I got this idea from one of my favorite actresses, Claudette Colbert. She said her secret for her style was because she was fortunate enough to have lots of film footage of herself to scroll through. That way she could catch her "fashion faux pas" and not repeat them. Darn good observation if you ask me. Between our blog and the Lucky Guide, I'm gonna get this style thing down soon enough. I bet you think I'm quite obsessive, but there's a method to my madness. It's simple really. I want my closet to be compiled of various looks that will compliment each other completely. That means, that once I figure out my overall style, I can go to my closet and grab any A item (and I mean any!), add it to item B and know that I will always get C. In other words, I'm going to see my closet as one gigantic algebraic problem, a^2 + b^2 = c^2! Thanks Pythagoras!

(Stelle by Gilbert Gilmore vest; Brooks Bros. button down, vintage tie; BCBG skirt; Juicy Couture cuff links; Victoria's Secret hosiery; Michael Kors pumps)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Weekday update #32: Waist belt? Yeah or Neah

Thought I would give the 'ole waist belt over the jacket' look a try. It's not a bad look, but kinda confining for me. I would think I would be okay with this look considering my love of corsets. Yet I must remember nothing usually comes between me and my corset. Here I've got a jacket and a tee shirt to contend with. I'm not complaining, just taking notes. I think next time I will try using a skinny belt. Wait! I tried that look and didn't like it either. Perhaps my waist is too big. Or I'm obsessing over nothing. Either way, back to the drawing board! :(

(Calvin Klein wool Jacket; Topshop tee shirt; Linea Pelle waist belt; Sin wool knit pants; Spanx hosiery; Chie Mihara pumps)

Continuing with shirts from mom's closet, here is a white one with some delicate embroidery near the neck tie. For my height, it's almost impossible not to actually look like I am playing dress up with my mom's stuff without a belt. So it's a blessing that I love belts. Thin ones, fat ones, stretchy ones, studded ones, you name it, I love them all. This photo almost makes the mostly covered skirt look shorts-like, which is pretty cool, since I have been quite inspired by some stylish ladies sporting dressy shorts lately. Maybe I'll think about doing it, but it may be a long while before I work up the courage. I have shorts phobia from those cut up to there ones back in high school...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekday update #31: Oh my, the things that hair can do!

Monday is about comfort and nothing is more comfortable than something raided from mom's closet. It makes me feel like a little girl playing in the grown up closet again. Mom keeps everything and her closet is full of my childhood memories. This silk shirt, along with a few others that I borrowed from her this weekend, made for very cozy princess bedspread back in the day. After all these years, strong shoulders and plaids are back to be as relevant as they were back then. Except now instead of rolling around in it, I'd rather wear it.

I believe today's post title is close to something C said. I'm so ready for spring, and that sounds quite odd coming from a totally fall/winter gal! I suppose the crazy weather has something to do with it. One day it's 70 degrees, the next day it's 27! I decided I couldn't wait any longer and thus, went out and got myself a spring hairdo. Now how long will it stay like this you ask? Oh, probably a week. I change just like the weather. But while it's straight, I'm channeling Gossip Girl's little Jenny Humphrey. Yeah, I know I'm a tad seasoned to be running around looking like a high school freshman, but all fashionistas know... if you've got it, flaunt it! xoxo - Gigi

(Vertigo Paris studded hoodie; Victoria's Secret scarf top; thrifted pinstripe capri pants; Issac Mizrahi boots)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekday update #30: She's Got Fur On Her Sleeves!!

Well, today marks the last day of clothes I hate. Today's hated item: these corduroy, bell bottom pants. Just can't stand them and don't ask me why. Probably because with this afro, I look like I just stepped out of 1970. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Honestly, the economy is probably just the same now as it was then! The real issue that I have with these pants is that the bell at the bottom just appears to be too darn big for my frame. I've tripped on this bottom too many times and have fallen twice. That's why I don't like them. They don't function in the way I think they should. I just hope I never have to make a mad dash for it in these pants, or I'm toast!
(Diane von Furstenberg jacket; Brooks Bros. button down; vintage belt; Abercrombie & Fitch pants; Dries van Noten boots)

Channeling a little bit of that fur flying around at NY fashion week, here is my Hong Kong street market sweater from three years ago. Worn alone, it's a little walking on the wild side. But layered over a sheer shirt with rolled up sleeves, it's actually toned down enough for walking in broad daylight. The polka dots pumps are really not supposed to go with anything. It's just there to make me smile. Polka dots have that power. :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Weekday update #29: Lil' Chinchilla

I am sure you've figured out by now that color is my thing. Sometimes more is really just better as in this super comfortable knit dress. Normally, I don't wear a belt with it as the waist is already defined by the stretchy stripes in the middle. But this morning I discovered that a belt that was recently given to me as a gift had the same knit texture in the back as the dress. So I figured that today is as good as any to get the two acquainted. And they really came together not too badly!

Welcome back to things from my closet that I hate. LOL! Today's hated item, this fur vest. I, for the life of me, can't seem to wear this vest in such a way that I have to say, "damn this looks good!" It's all in the attitude I guess. Please note that I tried my best and it (in my opinion) still ain't good enough, but I've always been my worst critic, I take all my own criticisms with a grain of salt! However, before I hit the street, I decided to ask my boyfriend's opinion. I really should know better than to do this, but I find his comments amusing (at times!). This time, I felt it was a must to get his take on this ensemble. This is how it went:

"Hey babe, what do you think of this outfit?" I ask. "It's cool, but I'm not down with the vest." He said. "Really? Do tell?" I ask. "Cause you look like a little chinchilla. But I think chinchillas are cute, but you still remind me of one nonetheless." ^_^

I must admit I do adore his honesty. I wonder if he knows that chinchillas can have a mean streak from hell though? I'm not inferring anything, just making an observation... :)

(Cynthia Steffe fur vest; jumper from Macys; Spanx hosiery; Michael Kors pumps)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekday update #28: Bolero

Hi folks. I'm continuing my segment on clothes I possess that I don't fancy. I'll be doing this for the rest of the week, just so you know. I've got plenty of things in my closet that I just don't care for. Like I said yesterday, just because I don't care for them, doesn't mean they aren't likable to others. This morning, C commented on my nice bolero jacket. I don't like this thing on me. It looks good on the hanger though. Okay moving to the lace shirt. Again, not my favorite, but I like to wear this shirt with my utterly boring pin stripe suit. It gives it a kick. And lastly, the motorcycle boots! I always wanted a pair of this type of boot and any fashionista worth her salt knows that they are a hot ticket, when worn just right! The problem is that there are so many various types of motorcycle boots that it's easy to get overwhelmed. I decided upon these because they possessed this really cool embroidered design. Well, when they arrived, I thought they were quite bright and well... gaudy! I really don't do gaudy. Okay, I know what you're thinking, 'Whatever girl, I've seen your photos, you do gaudy just fine!' I suppose what I mean is, I love a statement piece, just not a gaudy one.

So as I was packing these boots up to send them back, my friend, S, of our Office Service's Dept. promptly snatched them from me and said, "Miss thing, you better not send these back. Girl, what is wrong with you?!?!" So, I kept them. It's been three years since and I don't regret the purchase. Not one bit.
(Unyx bolero jacket; vintage brooch; Victoria's Secret shirt & pants, Isabella Fiore embroidered boots)

Gigi's bolero is really a pretty cool military-inspired piece that, with a bit of glitterization, can carry forth the Balmain look of the season. Maybe I need to get her excited about this home project. :) Me, on the other hand, I can't do the military look even if I wanted to. The atitude is just not there. I better just stick to my colorful light-hearted things. Today, I am happy despite the rain outside. Besides that, I am super pround for being able to tie that nice little bow with my leather obi. It's the little achievements that counts!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Weekday update #27: Paper Cut Dress

Well, I didn't get the three day weekend. A little thing called "a motion" prevented any other fun motion in my life for most of the weekend. But I am not complaining and am not entitled to any such complaining. In fact, I am grateful to have cases to work on in this terrible economy. But a girl is entitled to a bit of color and fun in her life. And that, is within my control. So this morning, I threw all caution to the wind and pulled out the summeriest things in the closet, a paper cutout dress. With tights and a slip, it really isn't all that see-through and kept my spirits up all day. You know what, I am almost ready to move from this "motion" to some real motion! Tomorrow may be a nice day yet!

Happy Tuesday! We're back from our 3-day weekend. We had President's Day off. I love it when a holiday like that creeps up on us, very unexpected, but much appreciated. So, yesterday, while I was laundering my clothes I got to thinking about some of the articles of clothing that I own that I absolutely despise. YET, I keep them for the oddest of reasons. I'm sure we're all like that or perhaps I just enjoy torturing myself. If that be the case, I need to start another blog based on that statement alone! Anyhow, I digress. So, as I was putting clothes away, I came across these plaid pants. I've had these pants for 10 years now and I still hate them. I hated them when I tried them on, I hated them as I twirled around the dressing room, and continued to hate them as I carried them to the cash register. Why did I buy them? Because the saleswoman just loved them on me and so did a of the few customers. Yeah, as you can see, I'm quite suggestive. Doesn't take much to sucker me into a purchase I suppose. But the main reason I got them is because they are so NOT my style. In the decade that I've owned these pants, I get 3 or more compliments per wear. For example, this morning as I was running to the elevator, I asked a woman who had just boarded to hold the door. As soon as I entered, she says to me, "Oh my God, I love your pants!" I almost fell over. I just don't get it. I don't see it, but maybe it's not for me to see. Maybe sometimes it's what we don't see that makes all the difference.
(Victoria's Secret sweater; BBB plaid pants; Michael Kors belt; vintage boots)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Weekday update #26: Casual Friday

This is how C and I do casual Friday. I wear this hat to keep my head warm on these crisp mornings. I'm so glad it comes with a little string and button so I can attach it to my coat. Wouldn't you know it, the one morning I decide not to attach it, does a freakin' dump truck come blazing past me and lift it right off my head! I caught it by its little string. Don't you just love it when things go your way? ^_^
(vintage hat, scarf & tie; Philippe Adec denim suit; Brooks Bros. button down; Leg Avenue hosiery; Stuart Weitzman oxfords)

I have a grand total of two pairs of jeans and they are both in the wash from a recent trip to San Francisco. Just as well, as I am much more comfortable in dresses anyway. There is a lot more room for everything. I also own very few pure cotton things due to their tendency to wrinkle and my lack of motivation and skill for ironing. This dress is one of the few things. I have it because the husband picked it out at a small shop in Bali, where we spent our honeymoon. You can't really see the collar, but it's structured out of beads and makes one think of the beach and I long to think of the beach on this kind of overcast Friday.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Weekday update #25: Simply red

Continuing with yesterday's theme of wearing little dresses to work, I dug out this colorful bubble dress with a jeweled collar. To tone down the jewels, I threw on a little grey cardigan for the office and my usual red jacket for outdoors. Gigi advised that I should give the red jacket its day in the limelight so here it is. The jacket was one of those lucky finds one happens upon when one is not really looking. Three years ago, I spent New Years day in Hong Kong, where my boyfriend, now husband, suggested a boat ride. The ride was super fun, but I came off of it absolutely frozen in my little sweater. I ducked into the nearest shop and put on the first jacket I saw. And this was it. It turned out to be less than $20 and I have gotten tons of wear out of it in the last three years.

A gorgeous day calls for gorgeous shoes. I've had these shoes for years, but I usually wear them once a year, at Xmas time. That would probably explain why they still hurt like brand new shoes as they've never been properly broken in. Honestly, I believe a great shoe does not need to be broken in. It should be good to go right out the box. Aye, there's the rub. Pun intended!
(BCBG Max Azria jacket; Kensie dress; DKNY hosiery; Steven by Steve Madden platform pumps)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Weekday update #24: Cool Jacket

I had to snap two photos of C. She looks so darling today. Her jacket is to die for. Too bad my waist isn't a 20 (or some ungodly number like that!) or else I'd have stolen it from her. The dress was just as lovely, shoulda' gotten a shot of that too. Okay, I see how it is. I totally have to step my fashion game up. This is going to be exhausting. Earlier in the morning, an atty here cautioned me not to "break the bank" on all this fashion stuff, but confided that both C and I were the reason they couldn't wait to get to work every day, just to see what we'd have on. It was at that moment that I had to explain the true meaning of being fashionable/stylish (from my perspective at least). A woman should not adorn herself to make herself look rich. If she does, she's totally missed the point. I went further to quote one of my favorite designers, Mr. John Galliano, "we are in a credit crunch, NOT a creative crunch!" Words to live by. :-)

(Willi Smith duster; vintage dress & belt; DKNY hosiery; Burberry boots)

I woke up this morning with a new resolve inspired by this little dress, a gift from the darling husband, who always shower me with wonderful presents. The resolve is simple, I shall wear my little silk dresses during the day and not leave them waiting in the closet for some silly evening occasion. I don't know who made the rule that silk is for night time. As recent as the sixties, Chinese women in Hong Kong went to work and ran their daily errands in gorgeous silk cheongsams. The fabric is comfortable and demure. There is hardly any danger of revealing too much, so why has it been banished from the office? Well, unless someone tells me otherwise, silk dresses are coming back to my office. This particular number has a great ruffled neckline, but was a bit too slinky sans sleeves. A quick search in the closet produced this faux suede jacket with structured shoulders that played the strong counterpoints to the soft dress.

This is not to say that the jacket didn't have a bit of romance of its own. In the back, a lacy bow draped down the length of the dress and bounced in the most cheerful manner as I walked out of the house.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekday update #23: Teal the end of time

It makes me smile to see this dress looking so demure, because when the jacket is off you'd find out that the dress is a halter that leaves the whole back and most of the front bare. The neck tie part normally goes to the back, and it was awkward that way with the jacket on. I can't believe it never occurred to me before to wear it as a scarf tie in the front. I absolutely love it this way.

I did not expect to see C in teal today. I really didn't, but I'm so glad I did. Not just because we matched, but because we both took this color and put our own personal style on it. I suppose that's what this blog is all about anyway. I get it now! ^_^ All I can say is that I'm happy the weather is warming up. I didn't think I would as I really enjoy the cold and love to dress in layers. Lately, I've found that one can still layer even in warmer weather, you just have to have the right type of fabric!
(Banana Republic cardigan; Diane Von Furstenberg dress; Michael Kors waistbelt; Victoria's Secret hosiery; Stuart Weitzman boots)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weekday update #22: Lace Collar

Yesterday, C wore the cutest leather gloves in burnt orange. I had wanted to wear gloves too. An elbow length, cognac snake-skin glove to be exact but totally talked myself out of it. Thought I was "trying." After I saw how smashing C looked, I decided to go with my first mind from that moment forward. Fashion mind that is. To "push the corporate envelope" and don red leather pants. This photo is a little bright as the pants weren't that red. But red nonetheless. In an effort to downplay the boyish look of the pants, I chose a high neck lace top and dainty jacket. Up close you can get a clearer understanding of what's going on here. The top half is girly, the bottom half is somewhat tom-boyish. There's the balance (or happy medium as I like to call it). Remember, there must be balance in all aspects of one's life, especially their wardrobe.

(Carole Little quilted silk jacket; Victoria's Secret silk & lace shirt; Ralph by Ralph Lauren leather pants; vintage Justin "Roper" boots)

I definitely can't pull off red leather pants, at least not without looking like I am trying on Gigi's clothes behind her back. I'll just take comfort in knowing myself well enough to realize that I should stay far far away from things with attitude. What I do are comfortable things, soft and frilly things. And this sweater is exactly that. Without the camisole, it's almost completely see-through and loosely hugs me like snuggles. And if you happened to see me, arms folded around myself with a smile on my face, you, my friend, had witness me hugging snuggles back.

Weekday update #21: Full on color

I have wanted to show off these gloves ever since I bought them over Christmas. When I lived in New York, a thing like that would have been easy as winter ware was an absolute must during the daily commute. The same is not true for Atlanta, where the temperature barely dips under 40F and my commute exposes my body to the element for exactly 0 minutes (house - car - office parking garage). Today, however, I woke up to 16F outside. Unheard of! I temporarily contemplated working from home, but then kicked myself for being such a weakling after just four years of living in the south. Instead, I decided to sport my burnt orange gloves since even my steering wheel was frozen. Aren't they just darling? Love!

C is right about it being really cold today. I had no idea it would be this cold. I didn't watch the weather report this morning. I bet that explains why I practically ran from my car to the office, in a fur coat no doubt! Yeah, it was just that cold... for Atlanta anyway. So the cold weather would also explain why I got so many questions about this short sleeved, lime green dress. Not very wintery looking for some I would imagine. It's simple to explain really. This dress is made of a very (and I mean very) heavy linen & silk combination. There is no way I could wear it in spring or summer, in Atlanta that is. A cold day like today is truly the only time. So there you have it.
(vintage dress & belt; Hue hosiery; Michael Kors pumps)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Weekday update #20: bring the outside inside

I've never been one to hold on to things. Meaning, as soon I as I got anything new, I'd use it immediately! Yesterday, darling C acquired this wool topper for me. I could not wait to wear it. In fact, I wore it home, just to give it a test run to see how it would wear and if I would need to make any adjustments. I needed to make only a minor one. To wear a mock turtleneck in order to keep from scratching my neck off! I love wool, but it gets me every time. One of my fellow colleagues asked who was my inspiration today and I told him I felt like being a martain, but after seeing this photo with all that wild hair, I happily lay claim to Edward Scissor Hands! ^_^
(Marc Jacobs wool tunic; Zara mock turtleneck; Young Fabulous & Broke cashmere leggings; Burberry boots)
I adore wearing scarves. My mom started my collection when I was five and it has steadily grown for the next twenty five years. Normally, I stick to the silk ones for indoor wear, but today it's freezing, making me want to keep my large wool one on all day. To hold it in place, I tucked it under the belt and it actually blended into the dress quite well. A new idea (for me anyway) is born!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Weekday update #19: Belt it

One of my favorite runway looks from the spring/summer 2009 shows is Chloe's paper bag skirts and shorts gathered at the waist with a romantic fabric belt. So when I saw this skirt hanging on a picked over sales rack at BCBG looking rather lonely, I had to save it from an unloved fate. The original belt was of the same color and material as the skirt. It didn't drape the way I wanted to, so I replaced it with a soft silk scarf. Without deliberately matching it to the shirt, they turned out to go together. Such is fashion luck I guess.

I have a picture of Kate Moss that someone snapped of her in London, walking in the rain, in a get up similar to this one. It looked comfortable and easy. It rained today and I wanted walking in the rain, to and from work (my car that is...), to be comfortable and easy. You can't tell from the looks of this photo, but yesterday was my best hair day ever! As you can see, I don't ask for much. ^_^ (Banana Republic velvet trimmed cardigan; BCBG tank top; suede belt & silk skirt - vintage; Cole Haan g-series boots)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Weekday update #18: Skinny pants

My word, is my hair ever in some semblance of order, ever?! Short answer: Nope! And I just can't worry about it either. You don't really know what you look like til' you're on film, let me tell ya'. Anyhoo... these skinny leather pants are back by popular demand. I wore them a few weeks ago, but C was out of town. However, one of the attys here asked me to wear them again, so here they are. Now I didn't wear them for anyone in particular. Okay, that's a lie. I wore them for the Killers. I went to see them right after work. I didn't know one Killers song and had never heard of the band. Months ago, I got an e-mail from Ticketmaster containing a fabulous photo of this band. I was instantly captivated by one of the members, a guy with long hair wearing a fur vest! I thought to myself, 'it takes some cohones for a guy to wear a fur vest' (a straight guy that is, I mean, I assume he's straight). So, I bought tickets and anxiously awaited the show. All I can say is, I'm so glad I went with a fun person as the show, in itself, was a bust. Not to say anything against the Killers, but once you've tasted true Rock & Roll grit from the likes of Iggy Pop, Black Sabbath, and the Misfits (just to name a few) it's hard to go back to lollipops!
(YaYa cropped tuxedo vest; Brooks Bros. button down; Victoria's Secret leather leggings; Stuart Weitzman oxford pumps)
While most of my girlfriends flock to the shoe racks when out shopping, I hardly ever turn my eyes in that direction. Of course this is not due to a lack of love for shoes (that would a crime). I don't look because it makes me sad. 99% of the time, there is nothing on the racks that will fit my size 4 feet. Instead, I must patiently wait for the husband or my next trip to Asia, where I go crazy in a few favorite stores and walk out looking like I just committed a robbery. But once upon a blue moon, I, or in this case, my darling husband, would see a glimpse of hope on a shelf. "Those orange baby shoes look like they would fit your paws," said the husband. And they did, brilliantly. At 1/4 the price of the adult version, these kids Tory Burch were the perfect find.