Thursday, September 23, 2010

What went wrong - shoe style?!?

I am 5'9 (well, on a good day). So, I don't need any really tall platform shoes, unless I want to tower over all my peers or maybe if I am looking for a job at the carni. Still, I love a little bit of a platform.

But, have you noticed that lately they are making shoes with such tall platforms that some shoes are starting to look like those shoes that people wear when they have one leg that is substantially shorter than the other???
I mean, that's not a good idea, unless of course you DO have one leg that is substantially shorter than the other, and then by all means sport that trend with pride. But, for the rest of the free world... yikes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fashion Fetish - Go Jane

A while ago I was turned onto this cute website that sells darling shoes for WAY cheap. Mind you there are some way crazy ugly looking striper shoes (actually a lot of them), but also really cute ones, you just have to look. They sell other stuff too, but I have only ever bought the shoes.

Now, CLEARLY these are not the most well made shoes that ever existed, but they are very chic and very inexpensive. I think the most I paid for any of the shoes I have ordered from there was like... probably $30. I own these:

And, if I could buy more, I would pick these:

Since I can't buy any, maybe some of you should. And, if you choose to, let me give you a special code. If you use PSW20GJ you get 20% off your order from mid-September to mid-October. (It's a code that they gave me in my People Style Watch Magazine for this month.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion Fetish - Emersonmade

If I could, I would buy one of everything at this store:

If Kate Spade and J.Crew had children, this is what they would wear.

I HEART Emersonmade. It makes me want to shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What went wrong?!? - Dear J.Crew

There are certain designers I LOVE. But, will probably NEVER buy, because of their ridiculously over-priced clothes - Jason Wu, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Oscar De La Renta, Alexander McQueen (well, if he were still here, sigh...) , Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Elizabeth & James, Carolina Herrera, etc.

D&G (the more contemporary version of Dolce & Gabbana) is another one of those designers. I love love love D&G! There is a D&G store just minutes from my house. Sometimes I walk back and forth by it, paying homage to its glory and fabulousness! But, never ever ever have I purchased anything there. Though, I did once try on a D&G dress when I was looking for something to wear to a wedding. I fell in love! And, as I am sure you've all gathered by now, I don't fall in love easily!

Whenever I see D&G I looking at it longingly, wondering if we will ever share anything beautiful... sigh... and then I walk over to J. Crew and settle.

But, it seems as if lately, I can't even afford J. Crew.

Lace Vest $495!

Sequin Pants (UGLY &...) $650!

Bazaar Shift Dress $600!

Sequin Tank $495!

What went wrong??? Somebody needs to remind J. Crew that they are just J. Crew! Who wants to do it???

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Style Profile: Jackie - "the photographer extraordinaire"

I thought that I would make this blog a little more fun by adding little categories that break up the monotony of the photos of my everyday outfits.

One of these categories I call "Style Profile".

Everyone has his/her own taste, which is awesome! I love seeing how other people call attention to themselves. It's quite telling. I also LOVE to people watch. But, I don't often let my opinions on other people's style (or lack thereof) leave my head, though according to my siblings and closest friends, that doesn't matter, because everything I think is apparently written all over my face. Though, I thoroughly enjoy people who do.

This category will be solely devoted to profiling the likes and dislikes within the realm of individual style.

Be forewarned, it may get ugly.

Today, my style profile is from Jackie, my great friend, awesome co-worker and photographer extraordinaire (who refuses to be photographed herself). This was her take on the stylings of Kat Von D...

"That girl is a giant doodle pad, and she talks like a man".

Oh, I love that Jackie.