“i never wore a studded leather jacket, y’know. ne-va!” // j. lydon
and that’s probably the only thing johnny rotten and i have in common. that, and maybe that i like one sex pistols song. (johnny for sure thought they were all awesome.)
i’ve traveled long and far maintaining that a leather jacket just wasn’t for me; and then i caught up with three years ago – and the feminine-slash-rockabilly style of pairing a well-worn moto-jacket with a full skirt and a pair of heels or, (let’s be realistic), a smock dress and a pair chucks – and a well-timed voilà, and you’re set. there’s just something about adding a jolt of thug to an otherwise ladylike frame of mind.
i know i’m rather late to this game, but at least i finally made it.
➝ source : sacai luck leather jacket vest via la garçonne
➝ source : (it doesn’t even have to be leather-leather, faux-leather works too!) faux leather biker via topshop
➝ source : floral printed biker jacket via msgm
➝ source : blister washed-leather biker jacket via rick owens
“i grew up in europe, where the history comes from.” // e. izzard
the catwalks that truly catch my fancy are the ones that end up way over on stage right; across the pond and over the pontes.
i’d hazard that i could stop there and forego traveling over to france for the next week of fashion-many-weeks, but for now, revel in gorgeousness from london and milan. while there, fetch a few (dozen) panzerotti from luini for me and i’ll forget all about the fashion…
left to right:
fendi // angelos bratis
peter pilotto // stella jean
prada // roksanda ilincic
all photos via style dot com
“money doesn’t buy elegance. you can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. // c. herrera
if i had my druthers, i would of course want to be able to splash out on each and every item that i happen to post photos of. but let it be made very clear, my head is forever in the clouds when it comes to this virtual space; but in real time, and in real life – my feet are very firmly planted on terra firma, (my heavy-soled shoes and whirling dervish mind make sure of that).
though i can’t say that i don’t have a proclivity to spend more than i should, i know when and where it’s most appropriate. the drugstore serves as a great reminder – you needn’t a pocketful of cash to leave with a handbag full of wonderful.
➝ source : define a lash waterproof mascara via maybelline
➝ source : hibiscus tinted lip balm via burt’s bees
➝ source : effaclar k acne treatment via la roche-posay
➝ source : honey calendula moisturizer via kiss my face
[all available at your local duanereades/shoppersdrugmarts/rexalls/boots/drugstoredotcoms/etc./etc... ]
“i look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” // n. ephron
new york spring/summer 2015 – looks currently coveting, (other than the entirety of the delpozo show) :
left to right/clockwise:
delpozo // araks // vera wang // cynthia rowley // marc jacobs // suno
“but who wants to be foretold the weather? it is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand.” // j.k. jerome
but, i do.
i want to be foretold because it puts a spring in my step when autumn falls ever-closer. i like to scan the weather channel, as the temperature gradually drops – degree x degree, until i know for certain, my time – my weather, is on its way. and then, the giddiness sets in. the crunch of leaves, the cool breeze, the cardigans and creepers, and toques – oh, my!
my glee, y’all – i’m getting it back with every day the weather gets cooler.
➝ source : a.w.a.k.e. tweed & mohair jacket (yes, it is bananas) via browns
➝ source : textured top via 5 preview
➝ source : tu es mon trésor embellished jeans via just like honeyee
➝ source : lace-ups via jil sander
“the best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” // e. khamarov
at my core, i’m a simple girl.
i don’t want for much more than a good night’s rest, an icy coffee in the morning, and the ability to find the humor in a life that is sometimes begrudgingly buggy when it comes to a sense of whimsy.
since at least two out of three of these can seem almost impossible to find on a daily basis, the very least of what i expect is a feline flick that stays put, even through a range of emotions that would be deemed oscar-worthy, and through a heat-wave as thick as potato soup; (this was my last friday).
and though i didn’t get a cold brew coffee, or crack even the faintest smile – i can testify that at least my pen-liner stayed exactly where it needed to be. and truth be told, it was found in the most unlikeliest of suspects – and i know i’ve said it before, and perhaps i will aver another option again – yet, i was not expecting this to be as saturated, easy to use, and as long-wearing as it was.
the unexpected choice – is a fortuitous winner.
➝ source : lights, camera, lashes precision longwear liquid eyeliner via tarte cosmetics