more balmain!

photos from style.com


loving these sequined dresses with the crazy shoulders. it’s a fascination similar to that which i had for those balenciaga dresses last year. not that these are very wearable pieces, though. i just like them.
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since we’ve been talking about shoes so much…

i anxiously awaiting the arrival of these shoes in the mail.

image from urbanoutfitters.com


i really, really wanted them to fit, but damnit, they are ugly and they fit terribly. $128 for a spectacular shoe was just too good to be true. now they go back in the mail to where they came from. so sad.

to feel better, those jeffrey campbells will need to be replaced with 2 pairs of dolce vitas.

images from shopdolcevita.com



all variations on the same shoe. this obsessive habit is getting expensive. (i also just ordered the steve maddens from this post)

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bikes and fashion

image from pashley.co.uk


i spent a considerable amount of time this evening trying to find the perfect bike. after careful consideration, this pashley is looking like a strong contender. how adorable would i look riding around town on this? and yeah, it’s got a sturmey archer 3 speed internal hub. oh, but, i’d probably replace that basket with some sort of brooks leather case/bag. now the only issue is: where does a girl find one of these in the usa? any ideas?
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let’s talk about sunglasses

so we all know and (should) love the original ray ban wayfarers. they’re like a white t shirt and jeans. pretty much a necessary part of any wardrobe. but what if you want to branch out and get a tad bit trendy, while still keeping it everyday basic?

this is california, so i’m focusing on cali style, of course. here’s what i’ve come up with so far. we start with the granddaddy of them all, and then elaborate a tad.

the original ray ban wayfarers. in an assortment of new and trendy colors as well, of course:
the oakley frogskins in assorted colors and limited editions (those jerks):
and the sabre poolside, in a variety of colors and lenses as well:

what else have we got? you tell me.

and while i’m at it, where does a girl find the perfect pair of clear plastic frames for her prescription??

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balmain’s destroyed jeans



while i patiently await the re-opening of my ebay store tonight, i can’t help but do another little post about spring inspirations.i love the destroyed jeans on balmain’s 2009 catwalk. pale and faded or white skinny jeans get a splash of bleach and an appointment with the scissors. i’m already planning a casual sunday outfit paired with simple gladiator sandals.

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isabel marant spring 2009 rtw







i absolutely love her denim jackets, ripped shorts, patchwork details, and little quilted jackets! these are my spring/summer wardrobe basics. minus those silly boots.
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want

on second thought, i *need* these. and they’re cheap. $189, but you can get 35% off and free shipping online.

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