mules

SHOPPING//CURE FOR THE COMMON SHOE

On the market for an espadrille, a mule, a neutral sneaker, or any other common shoe we women like to have in our arsenal? 

Here's a list of what I think are the fresher options out there! Check it out: 

Cure for the common Summer Espadrille

For cool girls - part espadrille, part slide sneaker + ankle strap = killing these kids! Shop Here.

Cure for the neutral sneaker 

Nike Air Max 1 Faux Suede - yummy texture + classic kick = C'mon! Shop Here. 

OR

Alexander Wang kicks - gum sole, two leathers, red lace = tight. Shop Here. 

Cure For The  Common Mule 

Vetements - white, architectural heel = coolest girl on the scene.  Shop Here. 

CURE FOR THE EVERYDAY ANKLE BOOT

Gianvito Rossi Moore boot - the "OTHER" neutral color. Not tan, not grey.... just right! Shop here.

OUTFIT// WEIRD COMBOS FOR THE WIN

Sometimes it's the weird combinations that make an outfit work. As long as I'm following some basic logic and good taste fundamentals. 

Full look: 

What you're looking at is an Iro top with cut-outs over a white tank top, paired with 7 For All Mankind blue jeans, white Alexander Wang pony hair mules and an oversized Yankees bomber. 

First the top - beautiful Iro cut-out blouse. It's actually dressy and absolutely lovely with trousers or silk shorts. Check out the deets! 

SHOP CUT OUT TOPS

It most certainly looks gorgeous dressed up - but you know me! Jeans it is... the most "casual, torn up, common, everyday" jeans, it is!

SHOP DISTRESSED JEANS

The top actually has a very "bell" like shape to it. I had to hide this by doing a sloppy tuck and rolling up the sleeves. 

Accessories: this is weird. When do I wear chunky rings? And why does this outfit call for it? The answer is - I'm going full out weird combos with the hope that overall it will make sense. 

The jacket: super oversized sports bomber. Chosen for the colorway and stark departure from the rest of the look. Could have worn a blazer, a jean jacket, you name it and it would have been fine. Less interesting, maybe?

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SHOP MULES

Hello, World!

Taking chances is the only way we'll find out whether things are a hit or a miss! What do you think?

OUTFIT//BUSY MESSY DRESSY

It's a miracle - I'm wearing a dress! It's a double miracle, because this dress was purchased on super sale and is the new version of a dress I wish I bought at the Isabel Marant store in Paris 5 years ago and have been kicking myself about ever since. 

Here's the full look:

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Dress on it's own: visually messy, it's got folds, tucks, layers, print (s) ruching, and for a short girl... this is a tricky one. 

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Check out the madness in the pattern. 

SHOP THE DRESS

For a woman who doesn't like belting things, I sure as hell knew this dress needed breaking up. Here are two belts, one with some sick hardware and a simple black leather. 

Worn together - both tied in a loop, for a messy look. 

Breaks up the visual noise, no? 

SHOP THE BELTS

Movement is a good thing.

Would have been SO easy to put on a black shoe... but you know what time it is!

SHOP THE SHOE

Every Fall there is A PIECE it's THE ONE, for me it's a jacket that I am dying for and will wear for as long as possible. This Isabel Marant blazer is the one for me! 

Strong shoulder, kinda collarless around the neck, but has a lapel (what??) and I have NO idea how to describe the way this puppy was manufactured, but get into it. 

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I'd love to hear what that ONE SPECIAL PIECE is for you! Leave a comment why dontcha'?

 

SUMMER SHOE: THE MULE

All of these babies are reduced and as amazing as they were at the top of the season. Ready to worn all summer, booskie. Click on the pic to shop the shoe! 



WHAT THIS OLD THANG?

When it's time to buy basics, my inner voice says "SELF, I know you're looking for basics, but don't just get flat grey shorts and tees. For the love of geranium can you pick things that have SOMETHING textural or visual going for them? " 

Yes. This is my actual internal dialogue. First the full look...

This Alexander Wang tee and shorts were bought 1 year apart from each other and both because they have a stripe motif going for them. They're basics. But not BASIC basics. 

 Now that they're together on my body, aren't we grateful that I listened to my inner voice? The tonal stripe on the tee and the white stripe on the shorts are way more interesting than the truly basic version. No? 

The white stripe in the shorts opens up doors for me, it tells me to continue the white elsewhere in the look, maybe the jacket and shoes? And so goes the inspo!

Check the details on this O2ND jacket (bought from Owen NYC) : zipper going all the way around the collar - the directional choice of white leather, the incorporation of black to bring JUUUUUSSST the right amount of edge to the look. 

Imagine this without the black. Too soft. 

I'm curious about what you all tell yourselves while you're shopping. Partly because I'm curious about process, but also to make sure I'm not the crazy lady with voices in her head. Peaces!

WEARING
O2ND jacket  (others avail now)| T By Alexander Wang tee and shorts (similar) | Alexander Wang mules