The mood was very tomboyish, but these Frye heels were lifting puppy eyes, from the closet. They are so comfortable that it's easy to forget that they are high heels. It may be the hidden platform, but they sure do the trick =)
Beige silk shirt, Brooks Brothers; Blue jeans, Taverniti SO; Black leather pumps, Frye.
Black sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana; Beige silk shirt, Brooks Brothers; Khaki cashmere sweater, Dolce & Gabbana; Gray houndstooth wool blazer, vintage from Goodwill; Red silk pants, Ann Taylor; Black leather pumps, Frye.
It was so much fun to meet with my beautiful friend, Kri again! She is not afraid to wear fun colors and her fun sense of style can inspire a girl or two. Hence, as my date called them the other day, "the party pants". Haha. Well, je suis in love with their soft, structured, vintage Ann Taylor silk goodness. And they are so comfortable. Furthermore, je found them after 3 hours of shopping at the local goodwill for $3.99. What, whaaat!
Kris et moi went to the park for a lovely picnic, involving a burrito and soda pop for her, and five delicious daifuku pour moi. Yum Japanese rice and red bean cake gushiness. =)
Hi Bella! Kris brought Bella from Korea in her last visit. Isn't Bella a total cutie...
Black wool beret, Nine West; Jeweled headband, flea market; Navy blue boyfriend blazer, Ralph Lauren; Cream silk blouse, Ann Taylor; Navy blue cashmere sweater, J.Crew; Navy blue wool slacks, Viktor & Rolf; White/Black tuxedo shoes, vintage.
Here are some self-gifted presents acquired today. Je suis so happy! The vintage Brittania watched are erfectly worn in. They have the rugged, laissez faire feel. Perfect to balance out anything too pretty and precious. The cameo bracelet watch is like a gorgeous piece of antique jewelry.
Feliz Dia Del Amor
Gloria Estefan Mi Buen Amor Lyrics
Songwriters: Salgado, Fabio Alonso
Hay amores que se esfuman con los años,
Hay amores que su llama sigue viva,
Los inciertos que son rosa y son espina,
Y hay amores de los buenos como tu.
Hay amores que se siembran y florecen,
hay amores que terminan en sequia,
Los que traen desengaños en la vida,
Y hay amores de los buenos como tu.
Mi amor, mi buen amor, mi delirio.
No pretendas que te olvide asi no mas,
Que tu amor fue mar cuando sedienta,
Me arrime a tu puerto a descansar
Que tu amor, amor solo el que un dia,
En tu pecho vida mia, me dio la felicidad
hay amores que nos llevan al abismo,
Hay amores que jamas se nos olvidan,
Los que dan toda ternura y fantasia,
Son amores de los buenos como tu.
Mi amor mi buen amor me delirio
No pretendas que sea poco mi penar,
Que tu amor fue luz de pleno dia,
Cuando toda era oscuridad.
Que tu amor, amor solo el que un dia
En tu pecho, vida mia, me dio la felicdad.
Today is day 11 of the packing challenge. Yay! Although tonight was the first sleepover night at the new place in the city, the boxes are not all unpacked and there is absolutely no furniture. All the projects and presentations shall make this furniture issue wait.
Je was rather excited to wear red-lipstick again today. It certainly changes people's reactions. and here is that heirloom necklace again! Thanks Marilyn, you are such a sweetheart.
On an unrelated note, there are some vintage watches that I've been dying to show you!
Silver bamboo necklace, flea market; Brown sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana; Cream blouse, silk, Rag & Bone; Black tights, thermal, The North Face; Black sleeveless long cardigan, cashmere, Vince; Men's digital black watch, plastic, my brother's; Black flat boots, patent leather and suede, Via Spiga.
It was a pretty cold and busy day. There was a lot of walking and lifting and climbing. Yes, today was the move! The new place is only a few blocks from my friend P.'s place so there will be lots of girl-dates. So excited! Thanks A and K for helping me move my life and all the heavy boxes from the dorm. You are the coolest, guys!
Silver bamboo necklace, flea market; Brown sunglasses, D&G by Dolce & Gabbana; Black tights, thermal, The North Face; Gray tee, cotton, Theory; Men's digital black watch, plastic, my brother's; Black flat boots, patent leather and suede, Via Spiga; Classic trench coat, London Fog.
Je suis totally in love with this trench. It was dangling at a tiny little thrift store in New England. The ladies there were so cute and there was acquired a gorgeous, impeccable Ann Demeulemeester blazer from her Spring 2005 collection. The trench was buried under a pile of huge coats and jackets. It peeked out, and called, "please lady, I am down here" it a raspy British accent. Oh, but how could a girl like me resist?
And now, off for a long walk, reading a book, and out with my lovely, beautiful friends P, and A.
Brown sunglasses, D&G by Dolce & Gabbana; White tuxedo button-down shirt, second-hand; Black pencil dress, Express; Men's digital black watch, my brother's; Black patent flat boots, Via Spiga; Gilded bow necklace, vintage gift from my old boss's family estate.
The post office and the library may not be the most glamorous places, but a red pout tends to brighten a gray day.
Silver bamboo necklace, flea market; Brown sunglasses, D&G by Dolce & Gabbana; Beige belt, patent leather, Club Monaco; Black tights, thermal, The North Face; Gray tee, cotton, Theory; Black sleeveless long cardigan, cashmere, Vince; Men's digital black watch, plastic, my brother's; Black flat boots, patent leather and suede, Via Spiga.
Brown sunglasses, D&G by Dolce & Gabbana; Men's digital black watch, plastic, my brother's; Beige and gray pumps, patent leather, Nine West; Red tee, cashmere, Lord & Taylor; Gilded bow necklace, it was a gift from my boss, it belonged to her great aunt.
There is something really special about antiques. There is something really special about gifts. Wearing something like an heirloom elevates and inspires an entire ensemble, making an everyday, mundane, perhaps chic outfit into something personal and substantial. It creates an aura of style and ownership. This is what this little vintage bow necklace represents. It was a gift from my old boss and one of the sweetest women there are. Although I no longer work at the library, this is a very special piece that symbolizes a lot of things and reminds me of her. Here is to heirlooms. Let us raise our glasses of fresh orange juice and say "Cheers!".
Brown sunglasses, D&G by Dolce & Gabbana;
Gilded bow necklace, vintage gift was my boss's great aunt's;
Black pencil dress, cotton, Express;
Beige belt, patent leather, Club Monaco;
Black thermal tights, The North Face;
Black sleeveless long cardigan, cashmere, Vince;
Men's digital black watch, plastic, my brother's;
Black flat boots, patent leather and suede, Via Spiga.
Here are a few pieces acquired yesterday during mon voyage. Do you like! Je suis absolutely happy with this new temporary wardrobe. There will be lots of time spent at libraries, concerts, art galleries, and interviewing people. The project concludes in a presentation. There might also a job interview.
clockwise starting from top left: classic wool gray blazer, tailor-made; empire waist silk blouse, Beyond Vintage; Lace trim long camisole, Beyond Vintage; mandarin collar striped shirt, Tommy Hilfiger; classic white non-iron shirt, Brooks Brothers; classic beige silk blazer, Liz Claiborne; black leather skirt, second hand; pinkish silk victorian blouse, 2bRych; black convertible wool dress,; black cotton pants, Lela Rose
What do your think of this little fur collar? It's so useful and it really transforms a classic.
The trip to the thrift store yesterday was rather exciting. There were two Japanese-Brazilian ladies at the bus and they were the absolute most fun. And je found some perfect pieces waiting to be further perfected.