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22 posts from July 2008

July 31, 2008

The results are in-Day One of the Shoe Challenge

This morning over coffee and tea mom and I tallied up the votes for the shoe challenge-

For me- 1st place was my baby pink patent Givenchy pumps and coming in 2nd place was my mustard yellow patent Dries van Noten sneaker wedges.

and for mom-1st place was her black studded Burberry platforms and in 2nd place was her canvas and leather Bruno Frisoni booties.

this post is a little rushed because we are without water due to a plumbing mishap and the power is flickering on and off...

But we're going to jump right into the challenge and show you how we're wearing our challenge shoes for a quick outing of lunch and errands.

My mom is wearing her Burberry platforms with her Hysteric Glamour jeans and Miss Sixty tee.

and today I am wearing my Givenchy pumps with a tie dye slip dress I got at Urban Outfitters, a handknit vintage mohair sweater I got at a thrift store, and chunky gold chains. Gotta include a close up of these shoes-

(sweet bruise, Jane!) These shoes are not the most comfortable shoes...to put it mildly, they kill. (this means a lot coming from me, I have an extremely high pain threshold when it comes to fabulous shoes)Hence why they haven't gotten much wear-but they are one of my most prized posessions-I've started to get used to walking in them since wearing them today.

Will update you guys again tomorrow! Thank you so much to the readers who participated it means a lot-you guys make it a lot of fun for me and my mom! :)

A very special dress

Before I embarked on the shoe challenge (which began today) I wanted to wear this vintage Carolina Herrera dress that came in the mail this week with my Balenciaga ankle boots-photographed in front of the wreckage of my sisters bathroom (installing new counters)

This dress makes me feel like a princess!

July 29, 2008

a quick outfit post :)

Dries van Noten marble slip dress, mom's old russian wedding skirt, Prada lace up open toe booties, and a thrifted cardigan

Miss Sixty cape (got it like four years ago!!), vintage Levi's, Margiela boots

July 28, 2008

The Five Day Shoe Challenge-as selected by our readers-cast a vote for what shoes we have to wear!

Okay, so my mom and I did a 'three day' shoe challenge in which we selected two pairs of shoes for each other. We had to wear these shoes for three days-it forced us to wear shoes that were not getting the ammount of wears they deserve.

The challenge proved to be a great success and we both ended up coming up with some great ways to wear the 'challenge' shoes. When it was finished, we decided to do it again-only this time, we don't get to choose the shoes-if you're reading this, you should help us choose!

Here are my shoes-

and here are my mom's shoes-

and here are some more detailed pictures-

1. A pair of rafia Alaia platforms-stripper chic!
2. A pair of Chloe shoe boots
3. A pair of yellow patent Dries van Noten sneaker wedges

4. A pair of baby pink patent Givenchy's
5. Blue Comme des Garcons sandals with a painted wooden heel and sole
6. Taupe patent studded Alaia gladiator sandals

and now, mom's shoes

1. Red YSL Tribute heels 
2. Leopard ponyhair Prada mary-janes
3. Candy stripe Prada platforms

4. Studded Burberry platforms
5. Navy patent Lanvin platforms
6. Canvas and leather shoe booties by Bruno Frisoni

Okay-now it's up to you guys to vote on the shoes we have to wear-two pairs over the course of five days! If you want to vote, reply in a comment choosing one pair for me and one pair for my mom. Leave the number of the shoe of your choice (example, for Jane: #4, for Judy: #2) We will choose the first and second place shoes, respectfully.

I will post the results on Thursday-this challenge will be particularly difficult because we are going to a shoe consolidation sale on Wednesday-what if we find a fabulous pair that we are dying to wear? Oh well-I guess that's what makes it a challenge!

Comment now and leave your vote-thanks for reading as always! :)
Now I have a cooking class to attend-till next time!

July 27, 2008

Today's Inspiration Board

I'm feeling all sorts of textures in candy colors. Mixed with furs and worn out denim.

I can come up with about 28,986 ways to wear this dress

but this is just one. What an amazingly versatile piece! Wore this to grab sushi with some girlfriends yesterday.

Dries van Noten marbled slip dress worn with a velvet coat I got at a thrift store (used to wear this all the time when I was 14, blast from the past), blue Comme des Garcons strappy wooden heeled sandals, a Swatch watch, and a rhinestone spaniel brooch my mom purchased because it looked like our old dog Truman. I've never worn it in a picture for Sea of Shoes before! I really love it. Oh and I forgot, I tied a silk scarf around my ponytail (thrifted too).

July 25, 2008


Today I wore a Marni dress and added a black studded belt that I don't remember anything about-I think it was purchased at Co-Op though. The open toe Balenciaga boots are new-I got them on Saturday and I'm really crazy about them. Not only do they look good with everything but they are incredibly comfortable! I can see wearing these shoes as much as-if not more than-my black buckled Dries van Noten slingbacks. Definitely a very exciting shoe purchase.


The rabbit fur vest was picked up at a thrift store. The deer horn on my necklace is Alex and Chloe but I added an ethiopian cross it. The silk assymetrical shirt is a Comme des Garcons piece my mom got in Tokyo in the early 80's. My boots are my favorites-my Margiela sandal boots.


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