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Chequered Past

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This is the outfit I wore for my 25th high school reunion, covered in the previous post.  I fell in love with this Made Fashion Week for Impulse dress when I saw it online on Macy’s site.  I actually bought it in Las Vegas, as I couldn’t find it out here in San Diego.  I immediately got a retro vibe from this dress, reminding me of my checked Vans back in the 80’s.  The faux pan-collar and pockets sealed the deal, and I bought the dress straight away.  I paired it with my fuchsia pumps for a pop of color and my new clear studded vegan purse.

Chequered Past was a group led by Michael Des Barres back in the 80’s.  They toured with Duran Duran during the tour I went to, but I can’t recall if I saw them.  However, The Power Station did tour back in 1985, so I did have the pleasure of seeing Michael Des Barres perform live.

DSC02292 (2) (853x1280)Outfit – Made Fashion Week for Impulse Check-Print A-Line Dress from Macy’s; Imoshion “Robin” vegan studded handbag from Bubbles Boutique; Mossimo pumps from Target; London Underground cuff c/o designHype; Rings by Wendy Brandes and Suki Bijoux; Michael Kors watch; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA

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Nail Polish: Color Show “Clearly Spotted” by Maybelline

Summer's End, Fall Into Autumn

It’s so hard to think of fall when the weather is still incredibly warm here in San Diego, but I think I’ve got the infusion of shoes that I need to end my summer and begin the cooler fall weather.  It began with the Topshop studded flats that I bought while I was in London, but I also bought a couple of pairs of shoes from Labor Day sales.  I’m also trying to embrace flats, lower heels and lower wedged heels as part of my fall office wardrobe, so you’ll see a bit of a trend with my most recent acquisitions.  I again included prices because I think anyone can really get a good deal if you sign up for special mailing lists, or get the shoes you want at a better price if you time your purchase with a good sale.

Matiko “Monaco” in nude from Ashbury Skies (On sale for $59 from $179.95. Received email for $20 off during Labor Day. Final price with free shipping: $29!)

Ego and Greed “Bowler” in grey printed python from Solestruck.  I LOVE the Shoe Addict bandage that came in my package. (On sale for $59.95 from $119.95. Received notification for exclusive Facebook discount. Final price with free shipping: $35.97!)

VECTRA4 Canvas Studded Slippers from Topshop (£28 when I purchased them in London, which converted to $45.)

Bamboo “Alive 04” penny loafers in navy blue from Lulu*s ($25)

Steve Madden “Frankie” studded engineer booties from Macy’s (Originally $149, but I got them for $130 with free shipping because of a discount during a Labor Day sale.)

Heavy Metal

Rebecca Minkoff Flowerstud and Double Wrap Zip bracelets

Looks like my love for metal and spikes are definitely on trend this year, which means there is no shortage of my favorite kinds of studded bracelets, shoes, purses and belts available everywhere.  I’ve included items that I already own, mixed in with some that I recently purchased.  I’ll definitely be on the look out for more when I travel to London and Paris in August to add to my heavy metal accessory collection.

Bullet cuff from Macy’s (brand unknown)

Leather cuff pyramid stud bracelet by H&M; Flowerstud & 3 Row Pyramid Stud bracelets by Rebecca Minkoff; 3 row pyramid stud silver chain bracelet (brand unknown)

3 row pyramid stud elastic bracelet from Bloomingdale’s (brand unknown); Pyramid stud ring from Therapie Boutique (brand unknown)

“Lorissa” studded pumps by Sam Edelman