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18 posts from November 2011

November 30, 2011

Perfect Patent Granny Boots

The Rochas boots I've been dreaming about arrived today. I ordered them online as soon as they got marked down. I am head over heels (haha) in love with these boots. I love that there is absolutely nothing modern about their design. They are the quintessential Victorian granny boot...but they are still a little naughty. I am so inspired by them, I feel like they could send my style into a very different direction! Tonight I'm going to watch Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, because I feel like these would fit right into that movie's wardrobe. There are still a few pairs left online!

They even have a tiny cute little heart hiding on their soles. How sweet :)

November 29, 2011


I've been feeling very much in the holiday spirit lately...and I have to admit I feel a little juvenile wearing such Christmassy outfits before its even December. This fair isle sweater is too cozy not to wear though! It is even better with the matching arm warmers. The perfect thing for the cold months to come.

Wearing Rugby fair isle funnelneck sweater with matching armwarmers, baroque lace tights c/o Hue, a 50's tartan petticoat, a 50's fox stole, and Alaia lace-up platform boots.



November 26, 2011

Oh no, sale season!


When have there ever been this many cute shoes on sale?? This is torturous. I'm sitting on my hands right now.

1. Yves Saint Laurent Jinny suede wedges

2. Giambattista Valli lace-up leopard mid-calf boots

3. Giuseppe Zanotti buttoned up ankle boots

4. Alexander Mcqueen suede ankle boots

5. Acne leather brogue style wedges

6. Plaid and leather lace-up boots

7. Chloe embellished suede t-bar ballet flats

8. Dolce & Gabbana star cut-out leather pumps

9. Thakoon velvet ankle boots

10. Pierre Hardy suede color-block wedges

11. Alaia croc-effect patent leather ankle boots

12. Valentino lace mesh knee boots

13. Miu Miu glitter and suede peep-toe ankle boots

14. Casadei applique ankle boot

15. Reed Krakoff python wedge boot

16. Dolce & Gabbana patent leather pink brogue

17. Costume National lace-up ankle boot

18. Alaia lace-up calf hair platform boots

So many beautiful shoes looking for loving homes. I have to be good though, because I already took advantage of the sale to get my dream boots from Barneys.


I have had my eye on these Rochas patent leather Victorian-style ankle boots for a while. Rochas did the some amazing and crazy shoes this season. I am dying for them to get here!

November 24, 2011

Fun Holiday Makeup Idea

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that is celebrating! I'm about to get ready for a Thanksgiving lunch with my family. I wanted to do a quick post about a new makeup obsession of mine. I have noticed that recently a lot of makeup lines have come out with glittery liquid liners and decided to try a few for myself. They're super fun and kind of futuristic...my pictures don't show the impact of the glitter very well, but in dim settings it really lights up your face.

I used Too Faced Starry Eyed Liquid Liner in Mad Mad Love (a rainbow glitter liner) as well as Tarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter Liner in Glitter Mist (a white/pink glitter liner) in the inner corners...for the lids I did Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure in Nude.

Also wearing...

Mascara: Benefit They're Real! Beyond Mascara
Eyebrows: Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel (the best thing in the world)
Cheeks: Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera and Benefit High Beam Luminizer

I love this tutorial, Catalina makes much better use of liquid sparkles than I have done here!


Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!


November 23, 2011


I can never seem to turn down whimsical things with a sense of humor...especially if there are animals involved. The weirder, the better. This 80's Krizia sweater featuring a grizzly bear wearing his finest pearls is right up my alley. My mom found this at an amazing sale at Salvation army a few months ago, and managed to snap up this Krizia wolf sweater too. The vintage gods must have been smiling down on her that day.

November 21, 2011



1. Porter sleeveless dress with chiffon panel

2. Dolce & Gabbana sequin & patent leather buckled brogues

3. Chronicles of Never Body of Axis sunglasses

4. Giuseppe Zanotti cap-toe spiked ballet flats

5. Dolce & Gabbana patent star brogues

6. Style Stalker Viper Room Bustier

7. Miu Miu feather collar

8. Leopard faux fur hooded coat with ears

9. Preen pleated leather dress

10. Acne motorcycle jacket

11. Pamela Love skull necklace

12. Etro acetate and brass spike necklace

13.  Fenton pearl & gold spiked cuff

14. Halston Heritage Sabrina shoulder bag

15. We Are Handsome printed swimsuit

16. Laurence Dacade red ankle boot

17. Isabel Marant leopard sweatshirt


I love a sweater the size of a house...I want to move into this 90s Zoran turtleneck.
These crocodile print embossed waxed jeans arrived two days ago from Rich & Skinny--thank you so much Samantha! I am in love with them!
These patent bondage wedges are Givenchy from a few years ago...a lucky find on Yoox. They feel like boulders on my feet, at least I'm super anchored to the ground so there is less of a chance that  will fall on my face.

We have had such sad weather this week. It is grey and dreery and the last of the leaves are falling. I wish I could get under a blanket and put on The Thin Man.



November 20, 2011


This vintage dirndl corset from Feathers Boutique in Austin is absolutely one of my favorite things I own. I've been wearing it over everything lately!! I like it's weight and heft, it feels good to be wearing something like armor. I wish I could find more pieces like it but I'm afraid it is one of those gems I'll only get to find once in a  lifetime. I'm wearing it over t-shirt dresses that Herff Christiansen sent me. I wear these dresses all the time, they are great to layer up. All the simplicity and functionality of a men's undershirt in a dress.

Worn with tights c/o of Hue, a 50's fox stole, and vintage silver and turquoise

The mola mola choker is from our new holiday jewelry collection, which will be available at Atlantis Dry Goods on Thanksgiving evening! I'll tweet it's arrival and hope to post more of the jewelry soon.


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