There’s nothing I love more than a great pair of shoes. In fact, I don’t even have a large array of shoes to choose from in my wardrobe. I tend to find my staple shoes. I have an ankle book that I recently wore out and have replaced with a monk strap, moto boot that zips in the back from Zara that I found on sale in New York. It was a lucky find as I believe the original price was $120 and I was going to snatch them up a month or so before. I also have the Versace x H&M buckled sneaker, a light suede boot that laces and zips, a Corcoran Marauder boot that I suggest to anyone wanting a true combat boot, and a few others that I may or may not wear.
While in New York, I added an affordable rain boot from Marc by Marc Jacobs. It was a great $30 purchase I don’t regret. I have been able to wear them around the yard when letting my dog out and as their proper use in the rain. What shoe that I’m going to speak of is what I received before NYFW. I finally broke down, and as a gift, I got the Jeffrey Campbell (The Damned) Switchblade. Some of you may know that their is a men’s line of Jeffrey Campbell’s that is known as The Damned that include heels and wedges for men. I find this to be very limiting and I will never understand why Jeffrey Campbell doesn’t include sizes on women’s shoes to make them fully unisex, but at the end of the day, I still have my babies. I find it so heteronormative that in this day there is such a separation of women’s attire and menswear. There is no sex to clothing and hopefully someday as a society this will change.
The Switchblade has a heel of 4 1/2″ with a 1/2″ platform. The interesting shape had me sold from the get-go. Now, what I regret is not also purchasing the Pixie Man. The wedges are perfection in every way. Alas, they’re all sold out, but my dreams came true a few days ago. While playing on eBay, I found a seller of the Damned x B Calla Fred wedge, which is the same wedge, just with camo fabric on the outside. I don’t do camo, so I will be dying them upon receiving them and will document the process and results.
Wish me luck.
I’m not usually for excess when it comes to jewelry. I generally keep it to a minimum with one bracelet. There seems to be an increasing trend of packing on, or wrapping on if you will, as much as possible on to your wrist. Today I present to you my extent of arm candy.
Chain and braided band: H&M
Spiked leather bracelet: Cära New York
I pulled out the mesh shirt for a night on the town. I’m all for nipple-exposure and this ensemble presented that and more to the world. Leather, nipples, and mesh. A combination for success.
One name, two words: Joe Fresh.
I’ve only heard about Joe Fresh on twitter – the Canadian fashion brand created for a Canadian food distributor – and it lived up to it’s hype. I walked into the giant, well-lit store on 5th Ave on FNO and much to my surprise, I immediately picked up a $9 bracelet. Then after a few cocktails of vodka, mango, cayenne, and a sprig of mint with a raging buzz to go along with it, I picked up a $69 sweater with the most amazing shape (items will be photographed later today for a visual).
Alas, something went wrong with my bracelet, but hey, I paid $9 for it and got endless amounts of compliments at MBFW maybe thinking it was a real Hermès cuff, but I took it back and they sent me away with a new one and I may have purchased another as well.
New York Fashion Week is quickly approaching. Who doesn’t want to make a statement within the crowd of fashion’s elite? The easiest way to make a statement would have to be with the perfect pair of shoes. Like a piece of jewelry, shoes can make or break your look. I will admit, I usually keep a small shoe collection. My shoes are in rotation. I keep my pair of Corcoran Marauder boots, Versace x H&M hightops with buckles, a pair of cheap H&M leather ankle boots, and various casual shoes to wear with denim. As you can see, that isn’t a very impressive lineup. I usually make my statement with my styling, but this time around, why not make an impact with the perfect shoe? My selection: Unif Hellraiser.
While the Unif Hellraiser isn’t the Louboutin Rollerball, I’d say they are a quality shoes that isn’t an exact replica, and maybe a better improvement with edge. You may have seen these pop up on various fashion blogs, but I’ve been dying to get my very own pair. Today, I decided I wanted the black and black studs version so it would go with everything I wore. I purchased my very own pair on Solestruck. I’m excited and will post with an update when they arrive on my doorstep.
While everyone searches for the perfect colored trouser and jeans of every pastel shade to bright reds, I have been wanting the perfect white pant. I have a nice white trouser from last year, but I needed a skinny jean. I have been wearing a lot of black lately, which is fine and always chic, but I’m a pure prince and saintly, so bow down to my ethereally white wardrobe now. Let me tell you what I found.
H&M is a house of wonders: from basics to formal, it has it all. While not always spot on with what they churn out, one can always find something worth their while in a store. I happened to come across the Divided Red Super Squin jeans in white. They are flawless jeans on a budget. They fit snug, hit all the right places, and are only $9.95. Some of you might remember that I am the penis-bearing variety, but I like my trousers skinny, and these are perfect for my needs. Check them out at any H&M store.
A true fashion icon in her own right.
Happy birthday, Madonna. 53 doesn’t mean a thing.