October 21, 2010

Pink & Bows & Lace


Marais USA Mary Jane flats

Though my style tends to be a mixture of all-black-everything, edgy, fashion-forward pieces and feminine staples, most people who know me and my shopping habits know I'm also a sucker for a few things: bows, soft pink tones, and lace. It should come as no surprise then, that some of my recent indulgences have included all of the above. I'm wondering what is going on in my mind that I'm so much gravitating towards such feminine pieces and things, lately? Part of my "femme" identity has always been to toughen things up, but it seems like I've been easing up on that side of my style...


Chanel Nail Polish in "Steel" and "Jade Rose"
"Steel" is part of the new soho collection. It's kind of a perfect metallic black, bordering the edge of charcoal.


Last night I was lucky to attend the Nylon Magazine/H&M Soho party with my fashion-industry-partner-in-crime Julia Chesky. With a 25% discount thrown in, I knew I had to pick up this black lace top!



Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag, Miu Miu Wallet, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Moleskine Notebook, etc.


Marais USA Oxford Heels with ASOS Curve Peg Trousers (sadly, too big, so they need to be exchanged for a size smaller!) -- P.S. - my feetsies photos taken by Austin Manning

In just less than a week, I'll be going back to Los Angeles for a few events. It was just a few months ago that I was in California, soaking in the sunshine, but in the midst of a week of overcast skies and cold temperatures, I'm gearing up for a vacation that will (hopefully) be sunsoaked. One of my greatest California pleasures is stomping down on the gas pedal, with the windows down and the sunroof open, listening to songs from my teenage years - a mix of riot grrl and early nineties rock. I'm counting down the days, hours, minutes til I get there. I'm wondering how my feminine style evolution will fare with the change of scenery.

31 comments:

  1. love that black lace shirt. and gag on your phone :)

    how are the asos trousers? want a pair so badly just wish i could try them on!
    xx

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  2. Morgaine:They're gorgeous but way too big on me! I'm going to return them for a size down and then probably tailor them to fit my body more. Full disclosure: I don't really have much in the hip/thigh area, and that's where their bagginess shows most on me.

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  3. Everything is to DIE for. That lace top, those flats, the asos pant, AND your purse and everything in it LOL. :) I'm afraid if I order those pants they will look TOO short on me :(

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  4. How long did you arrange the contents of your bag for that shot? hahaha. Thanks for joining me last night partner in fashion crime :)

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  5. Chanel nail polish... nice. Those bow flats are so feminine and flirty. Oh I want those pants! I need more peg trousers! I love watching the evolution of my style and other people's style. Style evolves with time and new inspirations. It's fun!

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  6. Those are the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen.

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  7. Ahhh! I do love those flat!!! I love bows, and ruffles! They are my favorite!

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  8. I'm going to have to make an investment in some Marais USA shoes soon, every single pair I see are gorgeous, these are no exception. I saw when you "tweeted" about the nail polish, is it pretty matte then? It sounds very intruiging.

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  9. you look so cute in the lace up heels!!! awesome!

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  10. Ooooh light-colored pants! Awesome.

    Also, lace button down top = Always Best Ever.

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  11. Though by this time of year I'm usually to be found in black also, I have the same weakness for blush pink, ribbons, lace, bows and flowers. Your Miu Miu bow wallet is adorable - I remember the style but never saw that colour (had I, it would have been mine in a flash).

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Miss B xx

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  12. First <3 <3 the ballerinas, the lace top, OMG u have the peg trousers, I want these so baddd.

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  13. So many pretty little things...I love those shoes. Definitely a pair I would go for...but they charge 60 bucks to send them to Europe! Outsch! :(

    Is that a NARS blush? Which colour is your favourite?

    xx

    Sabine

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  14. Those colors are just adorable!! I admire girl who can put those and don't look too "girly"...which is absolutely not my case!!

    www.theworldofsanouchka.blogspot.com

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  15. I love your Mary Jane flats!


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  16. I love that lace shirt and those pants look amazing (the part Ican see). The style on the pictures is stunning, smells like sunny cold morning :)
    xoxo.
    Sandra

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  17. what a lovely blog you have!!! and the pictures are amazing! definitely coming back


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    Come and find out about my giveaway!

    Ylenia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

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  18. hope you do not mind, but I would like to add u to my favourites, LOVE your pics!!!!

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  19. the marais flats are so lovely - amazing color! i also love the nail polisht hey perfectly fit to your shoes ;) ..love love love your pictures!!

    http://chouchouslittleworld.wordpress.com

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  20. Those shoes are so perfectly pretty!

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  21. Franceta: Thank you! I was actually holding up the pants because they're too big on me (exchanged for another size already). I'm sure the length won't be an issue. I'm 5'7'' and if anything, they're on the long side.

    Julia: HONESTLY, all of 1 minute. If I spent more time I would have been more artful about it! Trust me!

    Avalonne Lou Summers: Try ASOS! I think the color is perfect with you, it would work so well with your neutrals and greys. They even come in petite sizes here.

    Leslie Marie: They're great! Check out the rest of their shoes here.

    Jeniese: My weaknesses!!!

    Eli: The "Steel" polish is not matte. It's a little bit iridescent, but stays in the metallic/black/charcoal palette. I recommend trying it out at a counter! I love it.

    Haley: Thank you dear!!

    Heebie Jeebie Jaya: Right? I'm totally trying something new with these pants, and I'm liking it.

    Miss B: They came in a blush pink and a hot pink/fuchsia! I think the blush pink might be something they keep around... Maybe try ringing the shop on bond!

    NEM1976: Thank you so much!

    Sabine: That shipping is crazy!! Can't believe it! It is NARS blush. I like "orgasm" and "deep throat" the best.

    Sanouchka: I don't know... I think I might be walking on the edge of "too girly!"

    Char: Thank you!!

    Sandra: Thank you!! I do love a sunny morning :) The colors come from using an application called AnalogColor.

    Ylenia: Thanks so much! Of course I do not mind. Glad you like my blog and photos :)

    Martina: Thank you darling!!

    Becca Jane: They're gorgeous! They remind me of being little and wearing opaque white tights around the holiday season.

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  22. The Mary Jane pumps are adorable!!
    Love the lace shirt and Chanel polish *drools*

    Make sure to check my blog too :)!
    x

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  23. oh my gosh! i feel like i just stepped into a fantasy world of fabulous. sigh. thank you. so glad i found you.
    and i hope to see you over at my blog girl... and maybe even make it to your blogroll!! that would be a great day. LOL either way, you're going on mine.
    xoxo
    jessica kane of www.fatshionchic.com

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  24. Channel nail polish?! I'm so jealous!

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  25. Love the stuff you're carrying on your bag!

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  26. oooooooooh those oxford heels and pink trousers are divine! <3 adore your blog!

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  27. Love the stuff you're carrying on your bag!

    www.costrayampolla.blogspot.com

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  28. Those colors are just adorable!! I admire girl who can put those and don't look too "girly"...which is absolutely not my case!!

    www.theworldofsanouchka.blogspot.com

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  29. First <3 <3 the ballerinas, the lace top, OMG u have the peg trousers, I want these so baddd.

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  30. you look so cute in the lace up heels!!! awesome!

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  31. Chanel nail polish... nice. Those bow flats are so feminine and flirty. Oh I want those pants! I need more peg trousers! I love watching the evolution of my style and other people's style. Style evolves with time and new inspirations. It's fun!

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