Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Holes: Check, Dirt: Check

Cropped cardigan, Forever 21; dress, American Apparel; tights, cheap; cowboy ankle boots (YAY!), Steven by Steve Madden. 

Um, quote of the century: "If you’re going to dress like a princess, you should rough it up a bit and have holes in your dress and dirt on your shoes."

That is hereby this blog's motto. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hat Couture/That's Hat!/Hattitude/Etc. etc. etc.

I have a knit green hat. I bought it at The Great And All-Powerful Mustard Seed (in D.C.!) for about $7 many, many years ago. But I've never worn it out in public (truth be told, I only put it on for the purpose of this blogonarcissism/delinquency here) because I always felt I didn't have a hat face, or a hat head, or a hat style. (Maybe I was just worried about hat hair.) Well, this year I decided will be different. I'm going to wear hats, because they're cute and they match lots of things, and my weird, irrational fear of them must be conquered. Plus, I recently looked at this particular hat's label and discovered that it's from a very buzz-heavy hat company. Looks like 2010 will be the year of the hat.

Shirt: from my family, it has Russian embroidery, no idea where it came from originally; dress: H&M; four-buckle belt: H&M; black woolen tights: are black woolen tights.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What? She's posting again?? WHAT A SCANDALOUS BIATCH

Oh, hi. Yeah, I just took a little vacay. Nice to see you too. Tunic: Bohemian Apparel & Accessories/Sobe Wear Inc., Miami Beach, $30 (Indian-made, Moroccan embroidery), I fucking love this thing and I recommend everyone go to this place; blue four-buckle belt: H&M; leggings: Forever 21; navy blue legwarmers: Betsey Johnson via Loehmann's (i.e. around $12); black wingtip flats: Aldo, I wear them like every day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Out in Park Slope/80s All The Way

Today I rocked a messy side ponytail, woot. Don't anyone try to tell me that's not cool cuz it is!

Ahem. Tank, Hanes via Monk Thrift Shop ($1) (been a customer since early college, somehow always end up back there); green thing is a cut-up J.Crew sweater; locket, SoHo jewelry vendor; Seven jeans.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Once in awhile...

...you've spent all day despairing at how many weird clothes you own and how you lack the discipline to buy staples/keep them in good condition, how you don't own a single black cardigan or a pair of jeans that fit, yet have bought something like five new dresses in the past month. And then...you go fishing in that pile in your closet and find a pair of completely acceptable Sevens, in a nice wash, that are neither too tight nor fall down embarrassingly. "Where did these come from?" you wonder.

I genuinely have no idea, but whatevs, I have jeans that fit. Also, I wanna show off yet another awesome $19 Beacon's find: an 100% cashmere William B (some strange, cool, discontinued designer brand -- or am I missing something?) tube top that instantly made me smile. I LOVE those pieces that feel so unmistakably you when you first see them. I think it's the soft cashmere, the classic RL-esque colors and the sexy, yet subtle, shape. These might not be the clothes that make history, but they do make me happy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Lovely Beacon's Find

Slip, Anthropologie, on sale for about $20; cropped jacket, Rugby via Beacon's Closet, $19.

I think Beacon's is becoming my NYC Mustard Seed, except it's bigger, more expensive, has about 20 times the attitude, and they won't buy back anything they consider "too conservative" (ie Banana Republic), whereas good old MS adores that shite. (Wow, that sounds a little bit like a comparison between NYC and DC.) Still love it tho!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tribeca Film Festival Party

Dress, Dolce & Gabbana via Tokio 7, about $70; leggings, American Apparel; necklace/locket, street vendor in SoHo, $20.