it’s been a long while since i posted about leah goren, so today i thought i’d share a few photos of some of her latest designs. i first discovered leah’s cat dress a couple of years back and it has since been in high rotation in my closet. i am now obsessed with her girl faces dress and am trying to decide if i should order one knowing that i’ll only temporarily be this size. at least she has all of these pretty pictures for me to drool over while i try to make a decision!
ok, you guys. i know many of you saw me in video form for the first time last week, and now i guess i’m on a roll, because today i have yet another video to share. i recently acquired a small collection of new glasses and thought it would be fun to record a little video featuring them all. it’s been a long while since i’ve made my own video… well, to be honest, this is like the third video i’ve ever made. but i was in a silly mood and thought it might be fun to show you what my silly mug looks like in motion, and to highlight some of my favorite new frames from bonlook! i think it’s so funny how i look rather serious in many of my outfit photos when in real life i’m generally contorting my face into all number of strange faces in hopes of generating a comic effect. so enjoy!
if you’d like to snatch up a pair yourself, they are quite affordable at $99 total for the frame and the prescription (or you can get them made into sunglasses or simply fill them with non-prescription lenses), and they arrive in their own little case with a soft little cloth, lens cleaner, and a mini screwdriver in case of lost screws! but that’s not all, haha! you can get $10 off with the code, “cali10” now through november 4!
i am wearing: j’adore in gold, jungle chic in tortoise, jungle chic sunglasses in havana & purple, and the simply fabulous in brown. oh, and perhaps a pair of silly novelty birthday glasses made their way in as well… and the dress is handmade by leah goren!
today i am interrupting your regularly scheduled nyfw programming to share a fun little outfit that i shot before i left for fashion week. today is the launch of the new karen elson for nine west vintage america collection, and i am pleased to be sharing one of her designs styled up in a very witchy outfit in honor of the occasion. these lace up boots definitely bring a bit of a ’90s grunge element to an outfit, and the shimmery black finish had me in the mood to conjure up a little black magic with darker colors and kitty heads. they’re definitely a fun pair of boots and i can already imagine up a few other ways to style them up!
one of the cool things about this collection (besides the fact that it was designed in collaboration with karen elson!) is that proceeds from the collection will support soles4souls, a charity that provides shoes to people in need. nine west has also let me know that beginning tomorrow, they will also be providing $1 to charity for each new facebook fan.
hat: twist & tango straw hat
dress: handmade leah goren cat print dress
sweater: chloe sevigny for opening ceremony spring collection
pin: vintage kitty brooch
bag: rebecca minkoff covet satchel
shoes: karen elson for nine west vintage america moonlight boots
i have to make a confession: i wear my leah goren cat print dress all the time. it’s the easy sort of piece that i can literally throw on after a long day at work to just wear around the house. and the type of dress that i pair with a cardigan on the weekend to run to the grocery store. and if you need evidence, here is one way i’ve worn it, and here is another. and this is the way that i wore it last weekend to scour for vintage at the alameda flea market.
dress: leah goren cat print dress (she takes custom orders!)
sweater: j.crew dream cardigan
bag: vintage woven tote
shoes: swedish hasbeens peep toe super high
glasses: bon look simply fabulous frames (if you use the code “bonlookgive” now through the month of september, you’ll get $10 off to your purchase and bonlook will donate $10 to childsight.)
and it’s time for round two of the cat dress! and what better way to style a cat print dress, than with a pair of cat eye sunglasses? and for good measure, let’s throw in some sky high wedges while we’re at it! yep, this look put a little spring in my step and brightened my day with it’s silly, cartoonish quality. always good to add a little dose of humor every once in a while.
speaking of humor, i’ve been catching up on all the episodes of parks & recreation lately. i kept hearing that it was a good show, but just never got around to it until now. so i’ve been overdosing on episodes every chance i get! if you haven’t seen it yet, i highly recommend it!
oh yeah, today is all about my brand new cat print dress! i can’t remember exactly how i discovered leah goren’s totally awesome etsy shop anymore. (i wanna say it was either siri or anja, though i do know i’ve seen both young and liz sporting said dress…) either way, i’ve had my eye on this darling little number for what seems like forever! and last week, i just couldn’t take it anymore and finally placed my order. it was hand printed and hand sewn to order and arrived with a cute little cat zine, too! and of course, i had to throw it on and gratuitously prance around for an outfit post right away. i love that it’s essentially a polka dot dress, thereby making it a perfect neutral to pair with any number of colors, layers, and accessories.
dress: leah goren handmade cat print dress
jacket: bensoni sailor trench coat
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
lipstick: ysl rouge pur in le rouge
camera: meow pix camera (it meows!)