November 11, 2011

11:11, Make a Wish

So, the title of the post has little to do with what's to follow, but being that I am one of those people who almost always glances at the clock as it hits 11:11, it was obvious to acknowledge that compulsion on this day - 11.11.11. I'm not generally superstitious, and I certainly don't pray, but my 11:11 wishes have become one of my daily rituals, reminding me to take a minute twice each day to think about the things I want, what my goals are, what changes I want to happen in my life; it's almost like a condensed form of meditation that actually works with my overwhelmingly busy, chaotic lifestyle. I wish for health and happiness and success and for those around me to find the same, and occasionally, I might make a selfish wish for a pair of shoes. Hey, with seven-hundred-thirty wishing opportunities a year, there are bound to be a few selfish and materialistic wishes thrown in...

In other news, some recent acquisitions that I'm particularly excited about!

I've been on the hunt for the perfect red bag for a while now, and finally decided on this classic approach from Marc Jacobs. I'm in love with it, and the slightly smaller size than my typical handbags has forced me to purge a lot of contents from my daily haul; my shoulder blades are overwhelmingly grateful.

I have a confession: I can pretty much NEVER say no to a good red lipstick. It's possible that red lipstick is my personal kryptonite. I'm pretty defenseless against it. From the Glitter & Ice MAC holiday collection, I picked up these two: Such Flare and What Joy - a true blue/red and a deep burgundy red.

In love with my new "Mimosa" knee-high boots from Duo!! They're basically perfect.... And shockingly comfortable/walkable for the heel height.

Another things I'm defenseless against? A slightly sheer button down shirt. I definitely love my polka dots, but when it comes to classic patterns, houndstooth is a close second! This one is from Topshop, and I LOVE the volume of the sleeves.


More reading material from some of my favorite writers - Joan Didion and Haruki Murakami. Of course, their newest releases are also en route to me! Have you read their books?? Kafka on the Shore and The Year of Magical Thinking were both pretty life changing, for me.

20 comments:

  1. Duo boots! I have been thinking a lot about ordering some and I have questions for you! How is the quality compared the price? (I know they're not really expensive in the world of shoes that a fancy lady like you inhabits, but still), Was the calf sizing pretty accurate, do they fit how you were expecting them to?
    Happy 111111!

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  2. have you finished the new murakami yet? is it good? been thinking about picking it up...

    also, excellent addition to your SSBD (slightly sheer button down) collection, one can really never enough of them!

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  3. Happy 111111 my love. Love your new classic acquisitions. Great colors and fantastic pictures. Enjoy them all in good health :)

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  4. may all your wishes come true lady! of course Marc has the most perfect bag for you! love the combination of the gold chain and the bourbon color, perfect color actually! love the shirt too because of the insane print, so intriguing!

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  5. Oooh if you love houndstooth I recommend this dress: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Bodycon-Dress-in-Dogtooth-Print/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1702587&SearchQuery=dogtooth&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Redprint I got it in black and white, and it fits like a little glove! :D

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  6. great ! i have the same boots! but drom dorothyperkins.com ;))

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  7. CheetahisthenewblackNovember 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Okay, I've been reading up a storm over here so I'm happy you posted a few of your fav reads. Must pick these up soon! PS: Total sucker for red lipstick too ;))

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  8. I'll have to pick up the latest Murakami books.  I recently read my first Murakami book, Norwegian Wood, and it really had a profound effect on  me.  I love Joan Didion and the recent NY Times profile on Didion was quite haunting, IMO.   

    Also, loving that burgundy red color.  It looks perfect for this upcoming season.  

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  9. Nice post.. very beautiful photos!








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  10. Oooh I don't actually know any of these writers, will have to check those books out! :) Loving the little red bag as well, great picks Nicolette!

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  11. The boots are amazing!!! xx

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  12. Oooooh! It's so cute. I actually picked up a few more houndstooth pieces recently (including a similar style dress from h&m) so it may be best I somewhat restrain myself.... :x

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  13. I hope your wishes all come true, too!!! I can't help it, now every time I see anything Marc Jacobs, I think of you.

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  14. Let's compare red lipstick notes post Thanksgiving!!

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  15. Beautiful blog and congratulations to the success.  

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  16. i'm so ashamed that I haven't even started reading it yet. I'm so behind!!!!

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