Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bringing Sexy Back

I met miss Jules and a couple of her friends last night for dinner and the Sex and the City movie. I couldn't help noticing the pyramid belt Carrie wore in several scenes. I wondered who it was, but it turns out it's vintage. I saw some links to Hot Topic on other blogs with the "get the look for less" idea, but please, don't buy that crap. The faux leather looks so cheap, and it looks too much like that punk/emo stage you went through in high school. Don't believe me? Check it out here.

"Sarah Jessica Parker
loved a pyramid-studded 2-inch black vintage belt so much, she nicknamed it 'Roger.' 'I said, "Sarah Jessica, you cannot wear this belt over every single dress," ' Field said." (Quoted from the Chicago Tribune Review. Click to read full story.)

The other thing that I noticed the most in the movie, style-wise, was the handbags. In one of the early scenes, Miss Bradshaw is carrying an Hermes Birkin bag. Now, I can't help but think that this is more Charlotte than Carrie--any thoughts? There was that episode with Lucy Liu where Samantha was trying to get one, but I think that was just a power thing and not a style thing. Of course, Jane Birkin did exhibit a certain spretzatura favored by Carrie, and in that sense the bag fits. There's always the argument though that it's a Birkin; therefore, it's fabulous. And this one was, in a green that looked like a lux skin--croc? Lizard?

Carrie also had what looks like a YSL Tribute Tote
that had the dipped look of the Raspail tote. Of course now I can't find anything like it, although I should mention that the Tribute patent is on sale at the YSL online boutique. If I could in anyway justify a handbag that costs nearly as much as my rent, I would get the grey, but that's not going to happen this month. Besides, May has been all about shoes. Who knows what June holds?

So what did I think of the movie? I wept through the entire thing. I loved it in
the way that I love myself. Poetic, no? No, but different times that I took some "me time" I would make a snack and watch a season of Sex and the City and get lost in their world. Watching it again was like seeing old friends.

(Photo credit: YSL Medium Tribute and Raspail Tote,

Walking through Boston Common and the Public Garden

I saw a group of people who must have been headed to Prom, but it seemed odd because it was a Tuesday evening. I loved how colorful the girls dresses were though (blue! purple! yellow!), and I couldn't help but remember how dances seemed like such a big event. It won't be too long before I'm in California though, rocking my plum Theory dress in the most stylish wedding. Period.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sales! Everywhere sales!

I really ought to stop shopping online, but I am so glad that I got these. I'm hoping I can work the jeans with the blouse tucked in. . . We'll see what the barriga says. I like a lot of the looks that work well on tall, lanky girls. I'm hoping that while explore more fashion blogs, I can start to gain an appreciation for the those styles that flatter curves.

Photo credit: Marc by March Jacobs Mini Dot Dobby Blouse,; Marc by March Jacobs Authentic High Rise Jeans,

Dreaming about shoes.

I've been reading a number of fashion blogs lately, and I can't help wanting to try my hand. Of course, I am not trying to say that I'll be great, but I love fashion, and since I need to stop shopping online so much, I'm hoping this will keep me occupied. My latest obsessions have been shoes, handbags, and other accessories--mostly because they are not contingent on the size of my bum--working out got tiring, especially during finals, and I haven't been back yet.

Anyway, some things to think about:

Photo credit: top, YSL Nicole Patent Pump,; bottom, Lanvin Python Ballet Flat and Louboutin Oh My Sling,