I used to be able to run in heels, but ever since I hurt my knee I've been regulated to looking for shoes that will offer cushion and support while not looking orthopedic. Burberry's shoes for fall have height but look sudden sprint worthy with their lug sole platforms.
The Buckle Wedge Boots are a crazy hybrid shoe worthy of Frankenstein, and I love them. Saks, $895
Pair of brass swans, with the smallest one standing 18" tall.
Part of my $1 finds, two banged up prints that I think are from the 1940's.
Also from the $1 table, two heavy brass cubes that I'm not sure what I'm going to do with yet.
$1 vintage crane cup that I think will either be a toothbrush or pen holder.
They had some miscellaneous textiles in $1 grab bags and I spotted leopard Ralph Lauren pillowcases that I already own in one. I figured it wouldn't hurt to have some backups, and there was also a Vintage Vera sheet in there as well.
While I'm not a big on the color yellow, I do love shades of amber. I picked up a set of 1970's glasses and a vintage ice bucket because I liked the Aztec-y design.
My favorite purchase, a $1 for The World in Vogue book that covers 1900's through 1960's. I spent all weekend reading it and tabbing pages.
I went to an estate sale that was four floors full of stuff, but I wound up rummaging through the $1.00 table outside. It was one of those hyped up sales where not only are there dealers, but people trying to get a good deal, realtors asking a million times if the house has been listed yet, and nosy neighbors rubbernecking past every room with no intention of buying.
I found the two large brass swans in a bedroom closet. It was one of those What am I doing? moments as I lugged two heavy brass animals that come up to my knees outside. I felt like all eyes were on me and I giggled all the way home as I looked at those things staring at me in the backseat of the car.
The brown dotted skirt is new from Forever 21. I kept going back and forth about buying it, but it is one of those color combinations that you think you can find in a thrift store but never do. The 1980's black on black dotted skirt is a favorite and I plan on wearing with spotted tights when it gets cool.
The vintage spotted/animal print skirt is made of heavy weight silk cut into layers around the body. I can't seem to stop buying graphic prints in bright colors lately. I had to have the 1980's grey skirt because it reminds me of something Molly Ringwald would wear in Pretty in Pink.
I'm sorry this blog has turned into an I want I want I want machine the last couple of days. This usually happens around the time when I'm bored with my closet—more so my inability to wear 95% of it due to extreme temperatures—but not quite ready for the next season.
If you read this blog on a regular basis you know how much I loved the Miu Miu Fall 2011 collection. These are my two favorite pieces, and now they are available to order. Gah!
I've become obsessed lately with adding an oil to my face regime for the fall/winter, and I'm leaning towards the Rodin Olio Lusso Face oil. If you have any other recommendations please let me know!