My new coat and dress arrived. Thank you post-Christmas sales!
Aren’t the linings cool?
I’m so excited to feature Andrea Lavinthal aka @andilavs here in the Twitter Spotlight.
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@AndiLavs: Kindness, humor and open to new things. And by new things I mean the new jeans I’ll inevitably make him buy.
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Apologies to Huey Lewis.
Remember my jean stress? Rejoice! I found a pair of jeans I love:
They’re DKNY Jeans, Skinny-Leg Tuxedo-Stripe, Mamba (!!) Wash.
It’s a good news/bad news situation.
The good: I found them at Marshall’s on sale for just $29. The bad: because they’re already at Marshall’s and priced so low, I probably won’t find them elsewhere, perhaps in another color.
Macys has a few pairs left as of press time. If you buy, go a size down. They run big.
What should I wear with them?
I almost bought these Steve Madden boots before spotting the Bussolas. The Steve Madden pair was a little cheaper, but far less comfortable. Plus I preferred the extra buckles.
What will you be buying for fall?
You may remember that I posted about the evil Crate and Barrel Dubois mirror.
I recently got a catalog from Art.com (catalog? How retro!) and noticed their gold bevel mirror. Although they lack the distressed look of the Dubois mirror, they are much less expensive than Crate and Barrel’s Dubois mirror.
From the web site and catalog, I couldn’t tell if the hanging mechanism is an improvement or not so I emailed customer service. They kindly let me know that hanging wire and hardware are included with the mirror.
Thankfully for all involved, she has a far more sophisticated view of this sort of thing.
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When my good friend asked me to write a guest blog post and suggested the Met Gala, I thought my post was going to consist of me banging my head against my desk because yet again people didn’t get what the Met Gala was all about, and wouldn’t get the daring fashion looks.
To my surprise, the masses including Twitter totally got what it was all about, but the people in attendance did not.
When I first heard that the theme for this year’s Met Gala was PUNK I was thrilled! When I was younger I thought of myself as punk: I listened to punk nonstop, I wore plaid, spikes, docs & chucks, had every hair color you could think of, hung out in a garage drumming for my band, and went to punk shows. To say I was pumped for the theme Anna Wintour announced for this year would be quite the understatement.
Reviewing the looks, though, I was beyond underwhelmed.
The possibilities with this year’s theme were endless Plaid, spikes, leather, Dr. Martens. Hell, I would even take duct tape.
But it appeared that 90% of attendees didn’t get the memo that PUNK was the theme. Even Anna Wintour herself didn’t embrace it. I understand that it’s risky to step away from pretty gowns, but that is what the Oscars are for. This is one event where you can wear things that are normally reserved for fashion editorials or on the runway. The Met Gala is the night to push fashion limits.
Many people looked good for all intents and purposes, but that is not what it’s all about.
Burberry were two of my favorites of the night. Both Cara Delevingne & Sienna Miller rocked it out in studded pieces. The looks are both feminine yet still have the punk edge.