Since I started the outfit posting in the new year, and didn't take the time to take pictures before then, I wanted to recreate my Christmas Day outfit to share with you guys. I love doing 'themed' dressing, how ever dorky that can get; you know: red and green for Christmas, hearts or red for valentine's, red white and blue for Fourth of July. Call it kitchy or not, I love it!
So, for Christmas day, I wore red and green. The best part? I got the red shoes I wanted from my holiday wish list just in time for the big day! Yay! Wouldn't you agree they're to die for? I even like them better than the nude version! And I adore
Hold on tight - a recreation of my New Year's Eve outfit is coming!
Photos by Kate Sims.
A details of my vintage glass drop earrings. I love these earrings because they are so dramatic, like dangling crystal balls. Plus green is my favorite color!
These Miu Miu backseam pumps had been on my wishlist since August, so I was elated when I got them. They are fabulous, of course, and super, super high – a big plus when you're 5' 1". And polka dot tights make everything better.
The perfect accessory for the outfit was this amazing 60s satin bow clutch I got from Zola's Everyday Vintage. It kept beautifully package with an adorable vintage card, and has a tiny coinpurse inside. You put your hand behind the bow to hold it. How cute is that??!
I've also been wearing a lot more rings lately. The green one is a vintage malachite ring from Erie Basin. The pinky ring was a gift from my dad. My mom and sisters have matching ones, and I think I've had it since I was 15. The tiny gold band on the ring finger is my newest acquisition, and it's a memory ring from Catbird. I love it because it's so unusual, and you're supposed to wear it on your first knuckle.
I usually don't do holiday lists, since in my family we did away with the presents thing a while ago – we're all too picky, and there were no blogs or other websites to write your wishlists in, a click away from the perfect present for easy holiday shopping.
But, now that I have the blog, I would like to drop a few hints (AHEM!), and well, share with all of you my current obsessions, wildest dreams (in terms of presents), and things I must have - why not?!
I've decided snakeskin booties go with everything! No really, they do. These are not only gorgeous, but will be comfortable even with the heel since they have the hidden platform. They're exclusive to LoefflerRandall.com, which hopefully means not everyone will have them, and they have the perfect nude and black python pattern. I MUST. OWN. THESE. BOOTS.
I've been obsessed with this 70s Dior purse ever since it was listed on Market Publique. One of the perils of running a vintage marketplace is that you always want everything! This bag though, is truly collectible. The 70s logo purses were the best, and they only made a small amount of the burgundy ones. Plus it's so versatile: large enough for the essentials, small enough to still be chic. The chain strap is awasome too. You can wear it single and make it longer, double as shown, or tuck it in to make it a clutch! And, if you've been following us on Twitter, you'll now I've been obsessed with burgundy for a while.
I was stunned when the price was reduced to $150 for the holiday sale and biting my nails, ridden with the anxiety that someone will snap it up before me, considering it's a bargain compared to this very similar brown one for $350! If some one wants to throw in the matching oversized sunglasses case too, I'm not going to complain.
I have the first iPhone ever. Yes, that one that's a fossil by now. Uh huh, you heard me right: it was bought the day it came out. And no, I didn't stand in line for hours at the Apple store in New York. As it happened, we went to my friend's wedding in Oklahoma, and Jon read on the plane that the first Apple store ever was opening inTulsa that very day. We went - and there was no line! So I got I an iPhone.
By now, that thing has been used and abused so much, the buzzer motor is so tired it barely buzzes – it more wheezes like a tired old lady that smoked too much. I need a new one, can't live without it. Of course I want the 3Gs.
Ok, I know I'm definitely not going to get these - as I've wanted them since the Summer and by now they're all sold out. I tried them on at the Nordstrom in Naples, FL, when I went with my mom in August, then visited them again at the Miu Miu in SoHo. When I decided I had to have these, it was too late - I called those two places and Barneys and they told me there was one pair left in the US - in a size 10 whaaah. They're available in red though... and they're on sale...hint hint.
The party season is in full swing, and with so many events, I would be great to own a versatile piece such as this one. You may recognize this little number from the IFB Dress Up Soirée back in February, because I borrowed it from Horizons. I loved it so much and wanted to keep it, especially since it fit perfectly.
The best part - it's not a dress! It's actually a 4-piece set, which means endless possibilites. The skirt would be adorable with a sequin shell, the top is great with dark jeans for a casual night out, the sash can be worn as a headband, and the jacket could liven up any little black dress in my closet. When it comes down to it, each piece ends up coming up to $20 each - a steal!
I have two pairs of Svens, and I adore them to death. The black ones are getting pretty old (they are two years old and have been worn almost every winter day) and need replacing. I would go get another pair of Svens if it werent for one of my favorite NYC vintage boutiques: No. 6. now has a better shearling clog boot. Why better? It's still super warm & water repellent but they also have a heel and they're actually from Sweden (Sven is American, it just sounds Swedish).