Somebody stop me, seriously. I keep eyeing black wedges and obsessing about them til they become mine. They look great with everything, casual enough to not feel overdressed, polished enough to not feel slobby. Here are the top 5 on my wishlist, in no particular order.
However, these booties are actually my number one. I've been stalking them since Baleciaga showed them on the runway in '06. I missed the boat when Sam Edelman released his version, but after gushing to just about everyone re: this bootie, I was the first person Little Miss Whimsy called when she saw he reissued it this season. I went straight to Bloomies to try them on, and am happily twiddling my thumbs 'til they arrive.
These gems from forever are actually surprisingly decent quality- and on sale for $14!! There are a few versions of this- (Nine West has it with smooth leather and a skinny heel) but I'm particularly pleased with the snakeskin texture and sleek but wide heel. I'm trying to cut back on my studs, but these buckles give a bit or a rocker vibe without being too overt. They even remind me a little of those cowboy buckles that will be everywhere come fall.
FOREVER 21 $14 no longer available
These E&J wedges are so minimalist modern. It's so not my style, but I'm totally drawn to them. I can only aspire to be so avant garde and structural. These Margiela-esque beauties could really add some depth and sophistication to my ensembles... I'm thinking I may try and wait it out til someone marks them down.
The perpetually well-clad and impeccably-shod Accessories Director will be leaving her Teen Voguettes for Nina Garcia's team at Marie Claire.
In honor of Taylor's years at Conde Nast, I thought now would be as good a time as any post to a little tribute. Here are a few tips to looking as : 1. Don't be afraid of investment staples- for Tay, this happens to be a bright blue Fendi bag, Phi boots, grey flannel quilted vest, black bf blazer, skinny black belt... 2. Buy different versions of your favorite items- laceup chunky booties, black strappy boots, 3. Add single menswear item, preferably oversized- peacoat, buttondown, brogues, pleated cropped trousers 4. Add something around the neck- printed scarf, chunky necklace 5. Your handbag should always have a shoulder strap, but you should never use it. 6. Stick to neutrals, black and white for clothing. Leave the pop color to accessories... and hair. 7. Dye hair RED. Immediately.
It's not strapless, nor does it have crinoline, satin, lace, beads, etc. Hallelujah!
I'm not sure if you can tell how cool this floral lace oversize tank is, but... trust me- I could wear it everyday, it's so versatile! And I have- day, night, work, party, beach, bar, you name it. I found it at Artists & Fleas in BK for $35 from the sweetest indie designer Jennifer Stewart. Honestly, I was looking for something more bodycon (a la Erin Wasson x RVCA's SideShow dress and Little Miss Whimsy's Forever 21 find: http://littlemisswhimsy.blogspot.com/2009/07/sunday-afternoon.html) but after trying it on, I began to appreciate the beauty of its wear-anywhere-ability! The roomy fit tempers the low scoopback and mid thigh length. I urged the designer to make some more from her other vintage laces. I want one in every fabric.
lace dress: Jennifer Stewart Designs, belt: vintage, bag: Zara, belt (worn as cuff): Norma Kamali for Walmart