Sunday, February 28, 2010

These Boots Are Made For.....

I've had these boots since 1992. yes that totally dates me, I am a grown lady. Anyway. I have actually not worn them since 1992 making them pretty mint. They are a really lush suede from Sam and Libby. For those of you who remember, yup they were great. For those who don't, it was Sam Edelman's original shoe company, way popular inthe 80's and 90's.
I was thinking about selling them, then I put them on this morning. I have noticed that most people wear thigh high boots with short skirts or over pants. That look doesn't work for me. When I put them on this morning I was wearing a skirt that went past my knees and I realized that this worked for me quite well. Thigh high boots with long skirts. The length of the boot actually creates a nice drape and the look of the skirt against the rich suede texture is divine.
I'm keeping them.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rainy Day Randoms

For Fear, The Hearts Of Men Are Failing

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Month without shopping

I am a Catholic girl. Once you are in that club you are stuck for life, one way or another. Yesterday was the first day of Lent and for Lent you give up something that you would normally do in order to cultivate discipline and to understand sacrifice. Last year I gave up eating meat, and I am happy to say that change has stuck with me. It was and is one of the best things I have ever done and I feel better , spiritually and physically, for it. This year I am quitting shopping. I am not allowing myself to buy any clothes, accessories, or shoes until after Easter. That may seem easy to some but I am a shopping expert. I tend to score unbelievable deals everywhere and since I rarely drink and don't indulge in drugs or promiscuity, it's my vice of choice.
The sadness really hit when this morning I got an e-mail with H&M's Sonia Rykiel collection. I forgot about this. I usually hate the mass market stores but Sonia for H&M is too good to pass up.Those platforms, I need them!! and the striped tights...STRIPED TIGHTS!!!! uggghhhh!!
This is going to be a very long 45 days

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Recovering from my usual day of hiding under the bed. But seriously I made myself a romantic dinner of corn, cabbage and potato soup and watched " A Very Long Engagement " with Audrey Tatou, who is incredibly adorable. A very, very good movie. Highly enjoyable and being the weepy baby I am it made me want to cry.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day to reflect on love, in all it's forms.

Friday, February 12, 2010

simple things

i have a thing for doors. I think it has to do with openings and undending curiousity. What's on the other side ?

the pictures here were taken by me one rainy afternoon. I wandered into a garage. An empty space that was damp and dark and also at the same time had a beautiful light pouring in.
Here's the thing - I am grateful for everything, the good and the bad. The light and the dark. It's true that you can learn from everything. I am constantly amazed at what every situation teaches me. Sometimes, actually most of the time, I find it annoying . I frequently say " hey life give me a break, another lesson ?? really ??" Yup another one. Thank you life, I am grateful!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

For A.

Sometimes I make a list in my head of designers I would love to sew for, with, or whatever. At the top for me is John Galliano and the second, Alexander McQueen. Alexander McQueen comitted suicide. This always disturbs me more than just dying. Mostly because I think we all know what it is to be depressed. To feel that we are at some rank edge where nothing will feel good again. People die, it happens all the time, it will happen to everyone. Sometimes it's just way too soon and too sad.
I get it
can be so
and crushing
count yourself lucky
can see things
birds playing
mumbling to
frown to smile
smile to

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

when is winter over ??

When is winter over ?? I am done with it. Also I am bored so in visual form I present my Spring/Summer wardrobe inspiration.
Lace, ala Stevie Nicks.

Hanes A-line shirts, wearing them with everything.

also long 70's dresses as sorta shown here

leather - ok not black leather , but Jim Morisson in leather pants is that great.

White dresses - Also Kelly was my favorite. Dark haired girls rule!!
And Marlon Brando in a t-shirt because he is nice to look at. Can you imagine dating him though ?

Reefer Brawls

Just because this is so amusing ! I've never been in a reefer brawl before

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Head Games

I'm kinda obsessed with super obnoxious hair bows now. I made this one last month out of really great silk shantung.