Netta and I had a hard time identifying what, exactly, this piece of clothing is. A cape? But it has sleeves. A poncho? ...but it has sleeves. Finally Mina spoke up and called it a 'trapeze jacket.' After verifying on Google Image Search, Netta and I had to agree. Whatever it is, it was one of the few items I was really happy to procure during my time in Beijing a couple years ago. The boots though, I may have to sell, because they are simply too high.
I normally do not wear much color. In fact, I most certainly do not ever wear THIS much color all together, and certainly not with so many patterns mixed in, and with no neutrals to anchor them! I bought this dress on a whim, during the ModCloth Labor Day 'Last Hurrah' sale, because it was cheap and I thought maybe I'd try something a little beyond my comfort zone. At first I had no idea how to pair it with anything. The burgundy tights were an accident over the weekend, when I was cold and these were some of the only tights that were still clean and not plaid, or lacy.
Something about the dull orange-y yellow of the heels fit too, maybe because all the colors were in the same class, they seemed to work. I love Pink Studio so much because the shoes are not expensive but are still very high quality. Only problem with these is that the left shoe is labeled a 6M, but feels like a 5.5, which is not very comfortable at all.
Today I asked my friend Tony to join in the outfit photos. I notice that a lot of Garry's start-up friends have darn good style, so I've been wanting to do a new series focusing on stylish men in technology. Tony just spent a year living in Kuala Lumpur and Montreal developing a mobile game. Next week he joins a start-up in NYC.
And he always has the most interesting shoes.
Inspired by Netta's play on patterns yesterday, I tried pairing this strikingly polka-dotty dress with some polka-dotted tights. I'd originally been disappointed that the dress came in navy blue spots, rather than black, but when I played it up I think it worked out well.
Today's outfit did not take a ton of thought, just wanted to showcase this awesome print scarf (with pom-poms! I luv pom-poms!) and keep everything else relatively simple. I had so many issues getting this scarf to hang right, especially because it's only printed on one side. I still love it because of the super retro 70s-style pattern and funky earth tone colors.
I'm trying something new - now that I'm working for the most fantastic online indie retail site evarr (yay SEO backlinks!), it's high time I start documenting my daily outfits. It's been hard to be creative when so many other things are taking priority, but I have to try. To make things easier, my coworker Netta and I decided to help each other take photos so we don't feel so silly using self-timers in our (my) badly lit apartments. I still felt rather sheepish ducking into a conference room and posing for Netta's iPhone. Oh well, I'm sure we'll get used to it.
...More importantly, why exactly would I pay $130-$200 for 'designer' foldable ballet flats that look exactly like the ones I can get at The Gap for $39.50?
UPDATE: Thanks to my friend Mario for this tip - there are two new UK companies, Rollasoles and Afterheels, that are selling these kinds of foldable, portable flats...but the genius twist is that the disposable flats are only GBP 5 and are dispensed from a vending machine!
It's been a while since I made a serious visit to the Anthropologie site. I was a little burned out after the orgy of Anthro-induced spending I made last year, where I bought all kinds of things including a $200 trench coat (which I still like a lot, by the way). Looking back, that was entirely too much to spend on a trench of that sort.
I'm not really sure what got me to go back this time. I think because someone at work sent around a link to the Free People "Vintage Loves" campaign (which, by the way, is totally absurd, especially the pricing!), and that got me thinking, and then I got an e-mail about Anthro's latest sale. So I made a beeline for the sale section, and picked out all the best of the best--and yes, I too noticed my penchant for whites, blues, and pale oranges.