speaking of thrifty… do you guys eat thrifty’s ice cream? i know they don’t have the thrifty’s stores anymore (they changed them to rite-aid) but they still serve the ice cream on cones and cartons of ice cream in the stores. my favorite flavors are chocolate malted crunch and mint n chip. yum!
not that i should be eating ice cream. i’ve gained like 5lbs this summer hanging out with my little brother (who’s been visiting from out of town) and eating tons of junk food. i can’t keep up with a skinny 22-year-old boy when it comes to food!
but looking back isn’t always bad. i know we’re into the summer and all, but i’m still drawing some really good inspiration by looking back and remembering what got me excited about the spring. and while i really don’t appreciate the boots, i really do appreciate a lot of what came out of isabel marant’s show for spring 2009. i am always and will forever be a huge sucker for embroidery, and who know i could get so excited about a little patchwork? and lace and ruffles are just too exciting for me right now. seriously. that and some adorable little boleros and the perfect pair of sweatpants? i’m in heaven.
BUT i do have a ton of outfits to show you. i did a major load of laundry and soaked all my precious new vintage dresses in baking soda to get out all the old, musty smells. all i have to do are a few alterations, and we’re in business. so i’ll be back to outfit posts in no time. good, good.
and then he came out with the resort collection, which pulled together alot of the elements i was loving in those lines. the lace is reminiscent of some of the isabel marant, and the shorts suits and clean palette (and gold pants and shorts that aren’t shown here) remind me of a lot of the chloe spring collection. but it’s all perfectly pulled together and so wearable and young. i want it all. and shoot, for that matter, a lot of his spring collection is half of at netaporter.com, but alas, i am broke again! summer is such a bad time for me!
hooray for new summer dresses and rompers! despite the dreary bay area weather these past few weeks, i know that it is pleasant elsewhere, and these dresses will be perfect and easy for summer. so go visit the shop by clicking on any of the photos. or click here.
i’ll spare you the inner dialogue here. i have many thoughts about the progression of my hair and my terrible experiences at salons. but let’s get to the point. i am very, very inspired to grow and then cut my hair so that it looks as lovely as kim noorda’s from the spring ’09 season. i’m even considering lightening up a little, though not nearly as light as this. actually, never mind the color of her hair. it’s the cut i like.
but now i can’t get it out of my mind! ruffles, bows, sheer fabrics, romance, denim, boater hats, nerd glasses, super tall platform sandals with socks! it’s the way i would dress if i had the commitment to any one style! it’s the way i would dress if i had the money to buy the whole collection. er, i don’t even know where to get this stuff anyways. do they even sell charles anastase in the states?
let’s dream, shall we?
and lately, i’m feeling so over my matt bernson gladiators of last summer. while they’re very classy and simple, they’re just not easy enough. that’s the problem with gladiators, and all of their impossible straps. they can only be worn either under a pair of skinny jeans, or with a very short skirt, perhaps shorts, lest i want to be stumpified by the straps cutting me off at the ankle. and i’m already a short girl. well, 5’5″. so yeah. short.
but i did find a pair of flat sandals that i could see myself wearing a lot this summer. think of these as an alternative to flip flops. and they come in several delicious colors. and they’re all on sale. the frye softie sandal. cute.
i found these pictures here.
i asked her a few questions so we could learn a little more about her style. check it out, dudes!
Esther here.. I love fashion, I don’t need an excuse! :) To be more specific, my style is pretty basic, shorts are my forte! I love Marc Jacobs, I love what he did to fashion –
“It’s the awkwardness of posing and feeling like I was in, but I never was in. Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool—I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice.” –MARC JACOBS
what was your inspiration for this particular outfit?
Your nerd glasses had caught on me! A by-product LOL! The stockings were brand new and since it had been pouring non-stop, it was perfect to wear them. The weather was a major inspiration as to the culmination of the whole outfit as the cardigan did wonders for the color pallet which is very important to me. I would be lying if I said I was not impressed with the outcome… hehehe!
do you have any links to share?
No blog oopss! But I am working on it… I cant wait though… It’s a whole new world. [visit her chictopia page here!]