Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where does it go from here? Is it down to the lake I fear?

I find it the most difficult to get dressed when I have no idea what I am getting dressed for. You know, the casual “let’s get together” type plans, where you might end up sitting at home or you might go dancing. More often than not, I default to denim leggings, a plain shirt and all the jewelry I can get on.

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It works for me. I almost never end up feeling under or over dressed with this combination.

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In this instance we ended up grabbing a quick bite and then everyone just came back to ours for drinks and conversation.

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This bag is a pretty good size for going out…

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I can get my Blackberry, a couple glosses, gum, keys, ID, CC and cash in there no problem. I will say that I have tiny hands and I have a hard time getting my hand in the bow the way it is advertised on the Etsy site. It can be done, but I doubt anyone with hands larger than mine could do it. I made the bag charm myself. I have always loved a bag charm. I think they are too young for me and slightly tacky. But I don’t care, and I had fun making this one, which can be transferred from bag to bag pretty easily.

These are Doc Martens and so comfy. I love them because they have a heel, but are comfortable enough to wear to places you might end up standing, like dancing or to see a band play.

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Also, they remind me of a character in NANA, which is my second all time favorite Manga. (Paradise Kiss is my favorite).

NANA O

Nana O wears Vivienne Westwood’s Rocking Horse shoes. They have a cut out in the back of the platform, which is a little more extreme, but they have sort of the same feeling to me because of the detailing on the Docs heel.

I finished with my signature bird necklace and my new skull necklace, which I have worn several days in a row!

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And these earrings, which used to be a part of a MASSIVE, too big for even me pair at Forever XXI. I liked the parts, so I’ve made 2 pairs of earrings, one large and one small with them.

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Blouse, Target,
Denim Leggings, Target
Shoes, Doc Martins
Turquoise Necklace, Love Erin Designs
Skull necklaces, self made
Earrings, Forever XXI (altered by me)
Bracelets and rings, various
Bag, hoakonhelga.etsy.com
bag charm, self made

12 comments:

Jasie VanGesen said...

Those shoes are downright awesome.

Sal said...

I second that emotion. Doc Marten has really stepped up their game in recent years.

Tiffani said...

Love that bag!

Linda said...

You made earrings out of earrings? Boy are you ever clever! :)

Alannah said...

That blouse is so cute. You look fantastic, as usual! I agree about bag charms--I feel like I'm pretending to be a teenager when I use them but I love them too much to quit! I also can't keep them on my G1 so I think I like bag charms twice as much now because of that!

Jess said...

Cute purse!!!

Agreed- it's key to have an outfit formula to fall back on that you knwo will carry you through a wide array of social situations. I think this looks is great and I love your 'all the jewelry I can pile on' approach!

FashionAddict said...

Love it! Wedges are always a great idea when you don't know what's on the agenda. They can go from lawns to dancing without a problem.

Sher said...

Just love those shoes! I don't remember seeing you wear them before :)

Tina said...

I really like yourshirt. I am a big fan of the 1/2 sleeve. It's such a flattering length.

MARISA said...

that is such a cute purse.
i love it paired with the shoes

Leina said...

I will always love love love how the denim leggings look on you, especially with heels.

eednic said...

o hai i totally dig that bag charm and skull necklace. TOTES. gimme it (them) (whatever). >:O or not, since they're yours! but they sure do look fabulous!