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Wedged In

Wendy Brandes recently did a “casting call” for bloggers who own wedged sneakers (post here).  I sent her a couple of shots of just my Marc Jacobs wedged espadrille heeled sneakers, but I know she wanted a head-to-toe shot (hopefully she was able to use them).  I love these shoes so much because the heels are just high enough to be comfortable.  Believe it or not, they are show stoppers and I get asked about them every time I wear them.  They are a couple of years old, so I’m not sure if you can get these anywhere (I bought them off of eBay).

Below are a couple of detail shots of my awesome black leather MAC with gunmetal hardware (and a bright blue zipper) and a close up of my shoes from a previous post.

Outfit – Cotton On blazer; Alexander McQueen for Target t-shirt; Guess jeans; Marc Jacobs shoes; Rebecca Minkoff MAC & wrap bracelet; Wendy Brandes swear rings (seen here); Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; St. Christopher necklace from The Vatican

Note:  I recently found a pair of wedged sneaks on sale at Urban Outfitters by Ash (AND they are studded).  These are what I’m going to wear for most of my trip to Europe, and if they are comfy enough, I’m wearing them to the Rewind Festival.  Check them out below!

Inner Circle

I’ve got a few circle scarves, including this cute green one.  It was a last-minute purchase during a recent mini-shopping spree, but I’m glad that I bought it.  It added a subtle punch of color to this black & white outfit.  I really am trying to embrace more color, so I think accessories are a great place to start.

Outfit – H&M Jacket and shirt; Guess jeans; Axxiom Boots; Cotton On scarf; iSee glasses ℅ GlassesUSA

Deep & Wide & Tall

I’ve worn these wide legged jeans once before (here).  I have been on the search for jeans that are just as wide with the same length because I can wear them with shoes of more extreme height.  The search has not been too fruitful, but I am optimistic.  Although I like flare or boot-cut jeans, the fact that the width of these jeans starts at the top of my thigh rather than from just above my knee makes them comfortable.  I’m sure I’ve posted about my search before, so I guess I’m giving an update that it continues.

Outfit:  Forever 21 blouse & tank; Guess jeans;  Jeffrey Campbell “Lita” platforms; Cotton On cardigan; Rebecca Minkoff purse; iSee glasses ℅ GlassesUSA; Vintage earrings; Dominique Cohen for Target necklace

(Post title is a song by Aztec Camera)

PS:  Happy Leap Year!

Modern Vintage

It’s been awhile since I took pictures in my usual picture spot because there was a car parked in front of it.  Also, I’ve been feeling lazy lately.  I have had a few picture worthy outfits, just not enough energy to make it happen.  So today, I thought I would capture pictures of the other kimono jacket I bought recently.  I got this lovely number at Cotton On.  I love it because of the sheer material and the way it drapes in the back.  I wore with a plain black tank top, jeans, and simple shoes, but dressed it up with my cameo pendant/pin.  I took a close up by request of the beautiful Christine of the blog Un-Stitched.  She asked that I take a close up of some of some of my jewelry, and I thought it was fitting to take one of my vintage cameo, since she is so great at finding great buys and vintage items, creating sophisticated and feminine outfits.

Outfit:  Cotton On sheer kimono cardigan; Old Navy Jeans; Rue 21 tank top; Modern Vintage shoes; vintage cameo pendant; Michael Kors watch; Wendy Brandes ring; Coach sunnies

Red Zone

As I type this post, owners and players of the National Football League have decided to have a season after all!  In honor of the fun and folly of American football, I am wearing red.  For those who are not familiar with the game, the “Red Zone” is the area close to the end zone where a score can be made within 20 yards.  The score can be either by touchdown (6 points) with a “PAT” (1 point after touchdown), or it can be a field goal (3 points).

Here’s to hoping my San Diego Chargers will make it into the Red Zone as often as possible.  Their first pre-season game is against the Seattle Seahawks on August 11.  Cheers to the upcoming 2011 NFL season!

Outfit – Cotton On sweater; Old Navy jeans & shirt; MKRT shoes; Forever 21 purse; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunglasses; Wendy Brandes ring

Wide Angle

There are a couple of wide elements to this outfit.  The sweater is quite boxy and is shorter in the front and longer in the back, which is very forgiving (it’s also the sweater I wore when I met Alan Wilder).  The pants are an extreme palazzo style that I picked up at Miss Selfridge in London a few years ago.  I always have to wear them with flats because they just barely touch the ground when I’m not wearing any shoes.  It’s a completely easy outfit with a lot of flow to it, although not too much color.  Blacks, greys and silvers are my staples, as is my new asterisk ring.

Outfit – Cotton On sweater; Miss Selfridge pants; Calvin Klein sandals; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Michael Kors watch; Juicy Couture & Wendy Brandes rings

Go With the Flow

The weather makes me want to wear things that are less body conscious.  Wearing wide-legged or palazzo pants and flowing sheer shirts are the way I incorporate this fluidity in my wardrobe.  I also have been really loving capes, mostly because of the large sleeves that allow room for kimono-style shirts and dresses.   This one is nice because it’s almost like a little jacket rather than a large poncho.  I think this outfit is quite wonderfully breezy, making it quite cool for this fantastic warm day.  I also like the stripes in the lining against the polka-dots!

Outfit – H&M cape jacket & pants; Cotton On blouse; Jeffrey Campbell shoes; Michael Kors watch; Juicy Couture ring; Coach sunglasses