Sunday, August 31, 2008

Born in the USA









Shirt: Vintage
Pants: Lux
Belt: Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted
Shoes: Gianni Bini

Black Boots

I've decided that whether I have to save for a couple of months or not, this year I'm going to invest in a great pair of black boots. I've never had a good pair and while I really love my good ol' motorcycle boots, I'm looking for something that will hold up a very long time and translate year after year.

So far, I'm considering these:

Bebe




Urban Outfitters




Jeffrey Campbell


While the first pair are my current favorites, I'm leaning toward the pair from Urban. The heel is much more doable for every day and I'm crafty and can rig up my own leather tasseled strap that would be removable!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sea Legs
















Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Unlisted
Necklaces: Thrifted and F21
Clutch: Vintage
Awesome Hat: Ebay

Hey Bebe!

I haven't given Bebe any thought since I wore a black angora dress of their's to my 8th grade dance. I think I saw boobs for the first time in the open dressing room there.

Some blogs I frequent have been noticing Bebe's pretty fierce platforms and while browsing the website, I was surprised to find a few other things up my alley!

Bebe seems to be the mecca of over-priced trashy. It's no secret I love a good element of trash in my style and I found everything from the tightest Herve Leger wanna-be dresses to killer heels and even some fringed bags and Gucci-esque tasseled boots!





This description for this dress claims it can "take you from work, to the party, to the after-party"...Wait. Work?


Not big on this one's shape, but I do like the exposed zipper. Zippers and other hardware take me back to my punk rock days when I sewed zippers on everything I owned...Plus they're still hot.


Yellow bandage dress...With chains?? Granted, you just about have to be made of plastic to pull this thing off.






Zipper-back leggings!




YES!






Double yes!




At $298 these are still out of my range, but when you compare that to Gucci's $2000 version? Pocket change. I don't know about the 5 inch heel for daily wear though. There isn't a platform mentioned, but I think I may spy one.






Retail Therapy

These should be arriving to me in the next 7-10 business days:

The booties in black, the Betsey mary janes in Red. I went on and ordered both pairs of the booties because the photos on the Vicoria's Secret website are awful. This way, I'll decide in real life...Or keep both?

I saved $75 on the shoes by using codes FALL08 and 20BOOTS...Heads up!







I have a vintage suede purple skirt that I scored at work half off. It's faded and the bottom hem is coming unglued, but I plan to mend it, install an exposed gold-tone zipper in the back and stud the front with these babies.


While I was purchasing studs (studsandspikes.com), I decided to go ahead and grab some brass pyramid studs. I'll probably put a bunch on a black clutch.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hula Hoop

Sorry for the totally bummed out looking expressions!











Dress: Thrifted
Shoes: I think Walmart
Clutch: Thrifted
Bangles: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Ebay

Gianni Bini Contour

I'm digging the purple version of these pretty hard. I usually don't go for heels without a platform, but these are foxy.







Might As Well Face It...

A child of the late 80s, I remember watching Robert Palmer's videos play on MTV and thinking that those women, the "Palmer Girls", with their glossy red lips, smoky eyes, and super-curves were the most beautiful, glamorous women in the world.

While my standards of beauty and style have evolved, I don't think there's any denying the girls' fembot appeal.

Arm yourself with an arsenal of bandage dresses, a palate of bold hues, and classics like patent pumps and waist cinching belts and you too will be "simply irresistible".