Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30

Blast from the past, just to cheer myself up on a dreary day...

Inspired by the last Dior couture show, I got & modified a vintage long-line bra.

blouse: Robert Rodriguez
black tulle skirt: vintage
bustier: vintage
shoes: Michael Kors
black feathered hat: vintage
gold pearls: (one of my most dead useful accessories of all time) Carolee
enamel & crystal cuff: Kenneth Jay Lane

Don't know that I'll ever wear this out, because it does border on costume, but it was certainly fun to put on & play around with.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Groceries Won't Buy Themselves

I'm going to institute a new savings program: every time I go to the grocery store I'm going to throw a dollar in the kitty. I'll have enough for a ticket to Paris by Christmas, I swear.

dress: ABS
t-shirt: Vera Wang for Kohl's. Surprisingly good t-shirts, although, as usual, sleeves about 2 feet too long
necklace: Banana Republic
boots: Heaven only knows. I think they're honest-to-goodness Frye harness boots, but I've had them for nigh onto two decades now and all distinguishing marks have disappeared. Been re-soled at least once, probably twice. They give me an extremely satisfying clomp-y stride.
fishnets: Random. I buy fishnets & tights when- & wherever I find them on sale.

Monday, September 28, 2009

End of Summer

One of our favorite places does half-price bottles of wine on Mondays in the summer. Tonight was the last Monday for this year, so we went for one more half-price bottle of prosecco. Does that make me a cheapskate? Too bad -- I need that money for shoes!

t-shirt: Ginger G (from local boutique Luxe Apothetique)
vest: 5/48 (I'm going to wear this thing to tatters -- I should have bought two)
shorts: Gap
ombré patent sandals: Prada
lucite necklace: Fragments via NM

J'adore this necklace so much.

Another impulse buy, and not a cheap one, but worth every dime. I'm so glad I have this in my closet, it's such an wonderful piece. The chain is beginning to tarnish now, and I'm panicking a little. I can see me completely re-working this with a new chain rather than give it up.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 26

(I'm laughing at Shine.)

blouse: DVF
bandage skirt: BCBG
shoes: Alaia
bangle: vintage Lanvin

These shoes are so insanely good.

These are manhattan-drinking shoes, and I drank one tonight while I wore them. (Dry and up, thank you.) I imagine I'll be wearing these for many years to come, and they were scored at the Neiman Marcus outlet for a criminally low price --- seriously less than 10% of original retail. All hail Last Call.

Also -- all hail the bandage skirt. Counter-intuitively, I recommend bunging one on whenever you're feeling less than svelte. It's like a girdle without the girdle-y bits. I should probably buy a couple of backups of these, because I'm going to wear this one to shreds.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 24

Finally cool enough to bust out the cords...

hot pink cords: J. Crew
black t-shirt: C+C
black ponte knit vest: 5/48
patent & suede brogues: Donald J. Pliner
fringe necklace: DIY
square gold ring: Selen Jewelry

They'd probably throw my hot pink ass Right. Out. Of a Givenchy boutique if I walked in wearing these, but I don't care. I love color, this is what I'm all about. The shoes were an impulse buy and a damned good one. I've gotten a lot of wear out of these and they are stupidly comfortable, I can stomp around in them for hours. Pliner makes wicked good shoes at reasonable prices.

Donald J Pliner - Haiden (Black Suede) - Footwear

These are them. Fantastic shoes. And apparently they are also available in purple

Donald J Pliner - Haiden (Plum Suede) - Footwear

the knowledge of which is giving me the vapors. I can't possibly justify... can I?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23

Navy blue cotton v-neck: Gap
Silk skirt: YSL
Sandals: Brian Atwood
Belt: Target, I think
Necklace: Agatha (40th birthday present to myself, bought on my first trip to Paris)
Giant lucite paisley ring: Kenneth Jay Lane

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22

hat: Zara Men
t-shirt: Barney's
jeans: Citizens of Humanity
jacket: Banana Republic
boots: Harold's
scarf: Ferragamo
watch: cheap Macy's POS

It was pouring rain and I had errands to run. I hatehatehate when the bottom of my pants get wet. This t-shirt is a super-thin, lightweight merino. I wish I had about 30 of them.