Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Strap it on

I've developed a bit of a belt obsession. I don't have a count on it but it's seriously serious. Found a new way to wear them. Wrap it on the wrist. The perfect solution for this vintage YSL belt. ( lest anyone think Iam a spendthrift, this was 2 bucks. Not that Ineed to justify it but wasting large sums is not only beyond my reach but ridiculous. San Francisco is a thrifter's dream)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Always Something ( more to covet )

I don't need any more shoes. That is an understatement. I really really really do not need any more shoes. But I want these shoes. All leather grey Converse. First they are grey leather - but not only grey leather, grey leather Chuck Taylors and not just that but high tops too. They are beautiful.

These are as seen on the counter of Shoe Biz (just realizing nowhow messy their counter is - Beer, a sink, a fan... Oy! my apartment is messier however I am not exposing that secret just yet )

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Shoes, glorious shoes

This week was a massive week of shoes. Sales abound and I could not resist. above picture are Steve by Steve Madden Oxfords. They are a nice black shiny leather and will go with everything. Literally, everything. They remind me exactly of the shoes I used to wear in high school. I found these at Bloomingdales - 40% off sale shoes. Could not beat that, so they are now mine.

Aaah yes, Doc Martens. This is my first pair. I didn't need them. I have an amazing pair of combat boots already. However Urban Outfitters made me an offer I could not refuse, 50% off all sale shoes. I get a lot of my shoes from Urban Outfitters. They have killer shoe sales and when I say that I mean it. these were 20 bucks brand new, yup!!

This picture made me think of the Wizard of Oz - The house fell on the witch. Kitty, Teddy and Bunny are palying the Munchkins. Good job guys!

Seychelles, also bought at Urban Outfitters. I had my eye on them at full price and happened upon the last pair, in my size. also at the sale. These shoes are beautiful.

Pierre Hardy for Gap. Also the only pair left and in my size. Been wanting these for a long time as I have a thing for grey boots. They are perfection. The price literally made me want to weep. I have some kind of magical shoe manifesting powers.

These are actually from about a month ago. But so awesome I have to show them. 5 1/2 inch platform Sam Edelman's . Where am I wearing these ?? I don't know yet. But aren't they glorious ?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Doris Day - Que Sera

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Selected Poems of W.H. Auden
by W. H. Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

O the valley in the summer where I and my John
Beside the deep river would walk on and on
While the flowers at our feet and the birds up above
Argued so sweetly on reciprocal love,
And I leaned on his shoulder; 'O Johnny, let's play':
But he frowned like thunder and he went away.

O that Friday near Christmas as I well recall
When we went to the Charity Matinee Ball,
The floor was so smooth and the band was so loud
And Johnny so handsome I felt so proud;
'Squeeze me tighter, dear Johnny, let's dance till it's day':
But he frowned like thunder and he went away.

Shall I ever forget at the Grand Opera
When music poured out of each wonderful star?
Diamonds and pearls they hung dazzling down
Over each silver and golden silk gown;
'O John I'm in heaven,' I whispered to say:
But he frowned like thunder and he went away.

O but he was fair as a garden in flower,
As slender and tall as the great Eiffel Tower,
When the waltz throbbed out on the long promenade
O his eyes and his smile they went straight to my heart;
'O marry me, Johnny, I'll love and obey':
But he frowned like thunder and he went away.

O last night I dreamed of you, Johnny, my lover,
You'd the sun on one arm and the moon on the other,
The sea it was blue and the grass it was green,
Every star rattled a round tambourine;
Ten thousand miles deep in a pit there I lay:
But you frowned like thunder and you went away.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I'm a sellout. I finally gave in and got some pre-ripped pants. I grew up in the era when you had to rip your own pants. Actually purchasing them in a store was unheard of. Ripped pants were a mark of pants that are so beloved that they fall apart becasue you wear them so much, taht or you are too poor to afford new ones so what are you gonna do ?? I am still trying to get my head around the carefully arranged poverty look that seems to be afforded and coveted mostly by rich kids. My favorite store ( a magical, mystical, glorious, charity thrift that has turned me into a master hoarder ) got a stash of sample jeans from the Levi's factory. I cannot resist the Levi's, brand new and under ten bucks. Then I put them on and they hugged my butt and things so perfect I had to take them home with me. They also managed to look awesome with my high top Nike's, so yeah. I swear this will be the only new pre-ripped item I ever purchase. really, really..