1. I was thinking last week about blogging about my favorite shoes. Because, you are just dying to know about them, I know. You just didn’t know it. Then last night Tori started tweeting about buying some shoes. And I tried to convince her to buy them. And now I’m thinking about my favorite shoes again.
So here they are:
But one angle won’t do. Because these shoes are iridescent. I know! Look at them from a different angle and you see:
That Jessica Simpson is smarter than she makes out to be. I love these because they are unexpected and can really go with lots of things. I told Tori last night that I wear them with any candy colored top. That makes me seem fun.
I’ve had these shoes for probably a year now and I think they’re still looking pretty darn good.
2. In other fashion news, I was going to show you a dress I fell in love with in the December issue of Town & Country. I looked it up on the designer’s website, however, and fell out of love with it. Hard. Sometimes it’s necessary to see how clothes will hang on an actual body. So, no picture here. I will, instead, remind you of the dress I fell in love with last year…and would gladly take it as a hand-me-down. As proven above, I have no issues with wearing last year’s fashion.
Dang I look good in it (thanks Tori)!
3. In still more fashion news. I used to feel naked without a watch. But then the battery died (and I’ve been too cheap to get it replaced) and I haven’t worn a watch since. I obviously got over the feeling naked part. Today I received a temptation email from Rue La La. These watches are on sale right now:
You know what’s absurd, that I would consider buying a new watch and abandon the old one that just needs its battery replaced. Sometimes I wonder about myself.
4. Last, but certainly not least, as it is giving me a whole new outlook on fashion, two recent blog posts are making me think totally new things about fashion. The first post was my own about the Uniform Project. Daja replied including this remark:
I heard a wardrobe consultant say that we should spend something like 30% of our clothing budget on clothes and 70% on accessories. She said that accessories made all the difference and we could dress for much cheaper if we knew how to accessorize better.
Um, where has that little piece of advice been all my life? I rarely buy accessories, which brings me to the second post. Lula posted about Summer of Le Musings of Moi. Summer is what I look like to myself in my head. Too bad the mirror rarely reflects such stylish style. AND she’s a thrift shopper. True genius. Lula and I were emailing and talking about accessories and I was noting how I am too cheap frugal to buy accessories every season.
So for my new outlook on fashion I will attempt to spend less on clothes and more on accessories. If I were to buy one dress and then just accessorize that everyday I think I’d be off to a good start…if only my clothing budget weren’t so miniscule.