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Clearance sales do strange things to people. They seem to disorient and affect judgement. The Jägermeister of Shopping, so to speak.
Well, with this ridiculous ASOS sale that’s been going on over the past couple weeks, I’ve made some questionable decisions. Most recently, I bought…
Yeah, I don’t know where it came from. You saw a sneak peek of them in my post where I waxed about my new shoes, which I also got in the ASOS sale, but they are so much more than anything a camera could capture. Truly. Flat, soft blue sequins on one side, ultra-soft jersey on the back. This prevents the sequins from totally destroying themselves when I cross my legs or sit on anything three-dimensional.
Anyway, so I bought these bad boys, and now I’m wearing them around the house with everything from a neon yellow silk top to my pajama shirt. I’m wearing them just to wear them, basically, and I want to stop these shenanigans and do justice to these shining (literally) gems. Seriously, I feel like a mermaid (specifically Daryl Hannah) every time I wear them.
So, naturally, I asked the internet what I was supposed to do, and the internet spewed tons of amazing (and horrifying) ideas for me to mull over. The question: how the hell do I wear these?
I love the idea of treating sequin pants and leggings like they’re boring pants. I’m into the idea of treating them as thought they are the most casual of all pants. So, now I’m on the hunt for tunics, a-line & swing shapes, and luxurious basics. And blazers, apparently, but I am not in a blazer mood.
Oh, and you’ll notice a trend of ass-coverage. It’s something I’m pretty passionate about.
If you can find them cheap, you really should consider picking some up! You never know when there’s going to be a neighborhood sparkle party. Or maybe you’ll get dumped and need to act out! Either way, they’re sure to come in handy. Some things to note:
Here are some I’d suggest looking into if you’re currently sequin-legging-less:
But, of course, if you can DIY these - I am your servant!
Ever since I was a wee child, I have had a passionate love affair with office supplies. Any and all kinds - I love them. This includes stationery, day planners, calendars, pen cases, file folders, and oh god the notepads…
I’ve been keeping my eye on Poketo for a long time now - Poketo is a collective of artists and masters of design that sell their doodles together, and I just saw that they’ve announced a new Poketo x Target 2012 collaboration is available in select stores! (They’d had one previously in 2010 which included bags and other cute things, but this one - it’s all about the office.)
Rose gold has always kind of held a stigma for me. Kind of like when you’re 18 and trying to
be appear super classy, so you tell everyone your favorite wine is a rosé and then, 3 years later, you realized that rosé is basically tinted white grape juice, and the cooler thing to say would have been “pinot gris.” Rose gold was like the Lisa Frank of precious metals.
These days, I could care less about drinking the only wine with a heavy tween following, or any age-appropriation for rose-gold - it’s unusual, pretty, and has sufficiently piqued my interest. You know, “rose gold” kind of got the short end of the stick. I bet if it were still called Russian Gold, it would have a better following, don’t you think? But really, all rose gold is: copper + gold alloy (usually a 25/75 mix). That’s it! It’s been called a million different names.
I was peeking through Fantasy Jewelry Box, and came across a surprising number of rose-tinted pieces:
Norah’s Rose Gold Buckle Ring | $39.95
If I really wanted to get on this trendy train, I would couple a rose gold band with Ruby rings by Gems.tv. I know, sounds gauche, right? It’s not, I swear! But then again, I have a huge soft spot for monochromatic dressing… It would fit in perfectly! Then, on days when I want to tone it down and be a little more classic, I’m hoping that I just randomly find a velvet pouch full of loose diamonds from Durrants London Jewellers. Then I can set one in some rose gold and that can just be my “everyday ring.” Yeah. Seems likely, right?
I think “What to wear to:” (work, school, shows, festivals, etc., etc.) posts are a bit silly, in all honesty.
The entire point of attending these types of things, attire-wise, is to experiment and find out what works for you. That’s the entire point of “fashion”, right? Self expression? So when I see a “How to dress for… blah blah blah” post, I feel a little offended. Being that I’m of the belief that fashion does not come with a handbook and is, instead, a platform upon which to enhance yourself, I can’t bear to imagine a lost soul finding one of those posts and adopting whatever it is that the author is pushing. I’m sure I’m guilty of a few of these in the past, but what is a blog if not a documentation of progress?
So, my approach to this “What to Wear to…” post is fully inspired by my multiple personalities, which I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. There is the personality that wants that corner office in Manhattan… The one who wants to live in a tree house in Puerto Rico live off of grass and catfish… The one who wants to be forever smarmy and sass strangers in bars while scrawling random fragment sentences in a Moleskine… The one who wants to turn her crappy apartment into a gigantic closet with a stove and oven, and just sit around staring at things…There are so many.
I play out little movies in my head about each one of their lives (am I to be committed yet?), and sometimes - particularly when I hear a specific song - I envision them meeting their perfect match and spiraling into love. Each has a different song, and a different path, though… And that’s what I want to try to illustrate here.
So here we go. I suggest playing the song before looking at the spread. Think of it as an expression of what the song would wear -after all, every song you hear is a part of you for at least a second.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (from the album, Up From Below)
MP Unlike Stripe OTK Socks from Sock Dreams $10
Industry Tube Dress w/ Button Placket$92
MIA Silverado Boots$53.36 (were $133.40)
Gap Lightweight Eyelet Scarf$19.50 (was $29.50)
Katz Round Aviator Sunglasses$10
I think that this is an appropriate outfit for carving names into trees, and making out in lots of tall grass. Correction: Lots of making out in tall grass.
Deer Tick - These Old Shoes (from the album, War Elephant)
Cheap Monday Tight Denim (All Over Cut)$78
Lexi Dolman Top$24.90
Report Lyndon Boots $91 (were $130)
Quiksilver Firefly Motorcycle Jacket$70.80 (was $118)
Striped Draped-Front Vest$22.50
Obey Two Feathers Antique Necklace $38
A little destructed, but still romantic. I think, anyway.
Martina Topley-Bird - Anything (from the album Quixotic)
This one doesn’t need much, just like the song says. So pretty.
What is the best “falling in love” song you’ve heard? What does it wear?
I was browsing last month’s Lucky Magazine this morning, and came across the most beautiful, delicate necklace on one of the “I’m Loving This” pages. It was almost a broken tulip shape, with the bud at the chain, and a very elegant, curvy stem.
I discovered that it came from Demitasse Jewelry, who I’d never heard of, previously. I love finding beautiful, interesting jewelry because I know nothing about it. I always crave it, but my passion lays in the garments of the world. I’m a buffoon when it comes to accessories.
Anyway, back to the necklace. Point is:
I’m in love with it.
I need it.
Oh yeah, and it’s not a tulip after all…
Sure, some people would argue that wild, outlandish jewelry isn’t a wise investment for a versatile wardrobe. I say, have your mustache and eat it, too. I am the kind of girl who can revel in the timeless simplicity of John Greed Jewellery, which is both affordable and gorgeous, but I’m also the kind of girl who wants to be able to pass down a golden mustache to her godchildren. You know what I mean?
I go back and forth on the importance of accessory versatility all the time! On one hand, I have pieces of jewelry from my grandmother that I would (and do!) still wear with modern, current, very-non-Grandma styles… so versatility is key for true value! That would mean that “investing” in something classic and “forever” like H.Samuel.co.uk when it comes to wedding rings and all that “forever"-y stuff would be the smartest move. That being said, you have to admit that this mustache craze is likely a poignant, anthropological datapoint along the Earth timeline, so there’s value there! Or maybe I’m the only one who will "admit" that… Either way, my blog, my jewelry box, MY ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSTACHE MUSINGS.
This particular model, shown above, is Salvador Dali’s (or The Dali’la Stashe) mustache. Turns out I’m not so shocked about my own adoration - Salvador Dali & I have always had a strong connection. We share birthdays, and a total adoration for surrealism. Being that this necklace is only $65, I may just have to save a couple weeks of coffee money to snag one for myself! What’s two weeks of home-brewed coffee when you could have Salvador Dali’s Mustache immortalized around your neck forever? If you want to up the cute-factor, I’ll tell you that this mustache is only 1 1/2” long.
Also, if you’re not really into Dali, don’t fret - there are others….
This is the Georgina Demistache, modeled after King George, available for $115.
Perhaps you need a Demistashe Rosary to help clear yourself from the great sin of shaving. Available for $98
I know you didn’t think it could get better, but let me drop a little note about the designer…
True love. It’s here.