"tats incredible"y crazy
(top, white trash charms; bottom, gorjana)
arent they super cute?
completely droolworthy and from louis vuitton:
ok, i got sidetracked by the shoes, but im back on track now with more pretty shiny things that i am currently loving:
(left to right: shari wacks; shari wacks; kenneth jay lane; jackie jewels)
pretty little prada... undies!
because i cant get enough...
today is going to be an alright day, started out pretty awesome! in additional to the ginger cookie that jake bought me, the lady gave us another half for free because the first one she picked up broke. saaa-weeeet!! i love ginger cookies. especially the ones at ozzie's coffee because they are soo soft and chewy.
alas, i had gone off on a tangent. no worries.. back to shoes!
so i really wanted a pair of ankle boots that i can wear with my skinny jeans. i bought a pair at urban outfitters a while back and i've kept the receipt because i knew it was a purchase i had made too early and that something better might come along. it seems that maybe the time has come. i think i've found something better.
here are the ankle boots i bought:
they are rather plain, and remind me of the old snow boots my mom used to wear when i was little. haha, really smooth and even pleather. i like how the ankle part is a little higher and wider, that i can definitely tuck the ends of my denim into.
here are the ankle boots i obsess over:
these dolce vita ankle boots are like the urban outfitter pair but... better! its definitely a little more interesting looking becuase of the tie in the back. its so cute and girly (instead of the rather a-sexual lookin pair above which some might even mistaken for napoleon dynamites moonboots) unfortunately, the dolce vitas are a little more than i would want to spend on a pair of ankle boots.
after a lot of hunting/shopping, i found these:
these jeffrey campbell booties are sooo super cute. they are a cheaper version of the dolce vita ankle boots. need i say more? i think im sold! so yes... salesgirl, ring me up!
and while we're on the topic of boots, these are adorable:
juicy couture, j'adore the buttons!
(left) tara subkoff, (right) thomas wylde... they both have the fold-over calf that i loooove.
the tara subkoff grey suede which inspired me:
just call me the bag lady
1) going to a warehouse sale on a saturday
2) going to a warehouse sale late in the afternoon, well past opening time
3) wearing the biggest slouchiest bag i own -- and therefore having to remove my wallet and stick it in my tiny back-pocket, and check the bag.
even though all the odds were against me, i did manage to leave with probably 1 of the last 2 pairs of chloe platforms left. i couldnt even believe that there were any at all! i guess someone up there really liked me that day :) also bought a beautiful white gauzy mason dress, as what i absolutely promise will be my last summer purchase.
i think im going to plan to save up for the chloe bag. its just too beyooteeful, and after sashaying around bloomies with the bag tossed over my shoulder... i really just cant say no!! i really love big bags, even though i can lose myself in them, tossing all my goodies (useful and un-useful) into the giant dark pit.
i also really like this simple Jean Paul Gaultier hobo.
flowy dresses, chunky shoes... check!
is this it?
i hate when clients think that my only role in this office is to handle their job.
i hate when clients think they dont have to call me in advance to let me know when they'll be stopping by, thinking that i sleep at the office or that i can miraculously appear in less than 5 minutes.
i hate when clients promise to meet me at a certain time and then bail without letting me know.
this is for all y'all:
be nice!!! or else!!!
and i find these snapshots from Balenciaga's current and past collections to be truly inspirational. i love the signature slim fit pants. oh, and that jacket is to die for! it will soon be coat-shopping time....
i need a pedicure. STAT!! i seriously cant take looking at my feet anymore. all this frolicking around the dusty dirty summer city in havaianas has made my feet very... un-havaianas. gross!! maybe today after work if there is time. they need a good cleaning!
in other news... even though "tracksuits" are so, i dont know, 2005 or 2004 or something, i love the juicy couture update on... itself. hahaha. i absolutely adore the little buttons on the velour bottoms, almost sailor-inspired. the only thing i dont like about it is that the bottoms are cropped. not for me, ew. >:/
i'm sure they will come out with more variations, as that, fortunately, is how mainstream mass-merchandising works. weee! sell to meeee!!
as this day drags on longer and longer, i think i've lost all interest in the barneys warehouse sale. maybe tomorrow. maybe this weekend. maybe just not today. i've got something else tugging on my mind... dunno! will try again later...
ever check out those look-book things in New York Magazine, or The Sartorialist, where they find and take pictures of people on the street and comment on their outfit or ask them questions about their style? i love those! i think one of my main goals in life is to end up in one of those. hahah that would be so g'damn awesome!
i've already got it replaying in my mind... "the top is prada, the pants are balenciaga, heels from christian louboutin, and my handbag is vintage... i was on my way to a vogue photoshoot."
except in reality it might be more like... "the top is marc jacobs, on sale, pants from theory, sample sale, heels from zappos.com, and handbag from the flea market... i'm on my way to the barneys warehouse sale." hahah oh well!
lets go back to sleep...
its that time again...
i am a super huge fan of body art. no, not all over crazy tattoos that cover your body from head to toe, although i do occasionally like the full sleeve look on some people. i prefer tattoos that accentuate parts of people's bodies and tattoos that are designed really nicely. kind of like, permanent accessories, jewelry for the skin. most people notice my tattoos in the summer, since i make it a point to be able to cover some of them up when i need to, and it always feels nice when people compliment me on them. usually they just say something like, "i really like your tattoos, what do they mean?" not such an unusual question. but recently, i was asked something that really sort of... stumped me and got me thinking.
i was shopping for jewelry at this cute little boutique called Wink in soho, when the salesgirl starts talking to me about my tattoos. she asks me the usual questions about what my tattoos are of, if they meant anything, but then she asks, "i really like the placement of your tattoos. how did you think of putting it there?" referring to the text that drapes from my clavicle to shoulder blade. and... i really didnt know except... it was just the perfect place to put it. it would highlight a part of my body that i sort of like, and most of all, it was simple and unexpected.
but anyways, i started rambling about how sometimes i get tattoos of stuff that i designed and the hard part is figuring out where to place it on my body so it "goes with" the shape of the tattoo. other times, i know exactly where i want to put a tattoo and the general "form" or "shape" of it, but i just dont know what it would be. yesterday, i experienced the latter, i now want a tattoo on the side of my right hip, visible only when i turn to the side, of another vertical design, much like the one on my shoulder, but this time with 3 lines. now i just gotta figure out what it will be. the hard part! grrrr.
i would really like a yantra tattoo
i hate photoshop and rasterized text. in case ya cant read it. it says "new tattoo location." durrrhh..
i bought a super-sexxxy (yes, its so sexy it requires multiple x's) gucci swimsuit this weekend. and i promise, that'll be my last swim purchase for the rest of this year. gotta stock up when you can find a deal though, ya know? who knows? might go on a last minute cruise someplace where i'm going to need 2 swimsuits every day! or maybe an exotic beach getaway! or maybe an invite to the hamptons! anyways, the swimsuit's a black 2-piece with all these crazy tie-details, very tough-girl "if my top wasnt threatening to fall off, i'd whip you into submission" chic. hahaha! i scoured the web looking for pictures (as i obsessively do all the time) but the closest is a fusion of these two pictures, with definite variations in top and bottom.
the bottom is all stringy like in the picture, but... stringier and symmetrical. as in, more strings and cutouts.
the top is sorta bandeau-ish, but more of a cinched in the middle look and the halter ties are just as innovatively sexy as the one in the picture. not as solid and blocky though. i just had to have this set, you see, to avoid tan lines (by cautiously undo-ing the halter ties. very cautiously)
can you sense my boredom and hence the multiple edits and entries in this one post? *sigh. the rest of the office is on vacay. must look for a "see and be seen" restaurant for dinner this friday with my hip compadres :)
oh yea, and i gotta figure out what im going to eat for lunch today. i hate eating. i hate lunch. someone stick one of those IV needles in me for food. im sick and tired of deciding what to eat everyday.
its too hot to cover up! and i think tomorrow may be warm...
i bought more fall/winter clothes this weekend ::ashamed:: i must take a break in between all this spending and save up for... something worth saving up for! dammit!
had this monster of a treat this weekend:
wanted: hardcore shoppers
put me in, coach!
so *princess* you must come with!!!! ;)
and speaking of coach, check out these awesome coach vespas!! so coool... so europeean... mmm... european.
not for the shoe-shy
i must dig around my closet, i don't think i have much of a boot collection. (justification for spending some moolah) except for a pair of slouchy black suede heels and a pair of leather stiletto boots... yea man, totally not enough! (not counting my rain boots!) how did i ever let that happen??? this is totally like the part in Confessions of a Shopaholic (one of my faaavorite books) where Becky discovers she's never thought about purchasing luggage!
the possibilities are endless and here are some of my favorite boots for this fall/winter season:
juicy couture (the fringe thing is a bit much though...)
hogan (great brand, but the color is a little tricky)
thomas wylde (another one! i love it! those are little skulls, haha cute no?)
thomas wylde (another one! i love it! those are little skulls, haha cute no?)