I wore this outfit when I went to brunch my food blogger friends a couple of weeks ago (original post here). I actually wore different boots at that time because I thought they would get wet from the recent rains here in San Diego. I’m always afraid to mix prints because I just can’t seem to get them quite right. I do better when I stick to the same color family, especially blacks and whites. The necklace I’m wearing is another Suki Bijoux special: it’s a vintage Girl Guides whistle (Girl Guides in England are similar to the Girl Scouts here in the US). I loved it when I saw it on Facebook, and Suki was able to retrieve them from the boutique where she was originally supposed to sell them. She had similar one on Facebook, but I’m SO glad she was able to sell this one to me!
Outfit – Talbots hooded cape; H&M sweater; American Rag denim leggings; Vince Camuto boots; Elaine Satchel c/o Mimi Boutique (won from one of their Facebook contests); Honeybadger glasses from BonLook; Suki Bijoux “Recoil” ring, typewriter ring and Girl Guide whistle necklace; Wendy Brandes ring
I found this fantastic jacket in Anthropologie a few weeks ago as I used my annual birthday discount through their Anthro program (details here). It’s by Leifsdottir and I immediately fell in love with it when I saw it (still available here). Then I saw the massive discount and with my additional 15% off, this jacket became a steal. Originally, I tried it on with jeans, a t-shirt and flats and it completely elevated my casual outfit. After I bought it, I wore it to work to complement this 60’s inspired shift dress and boots. It made me feel like hopping on a Vespa while listening to The Jam (hence the post title, video of the song included below).
Outfit – Alyn Paige dress; Vince Camuto boots; Leifsdottir jacket from Anthropologie (originally $498, down to $129, ended up only $110 with my discount); Coach sunnies; Stacked rings were a gift from my niece
Note: This jacket is quite roomy. I bought a size 6 (which I should never be able to fit in!), so be aware when buying it online. Also, above is a picture showing the stripe down the sleeves, which cannot be seen in Anthropologie’s online pictures.
(Photos by Rholnna Jiao)
This is just a quick tally of my recent shoe finds. Although the prices reflected are current, I included the prices I actually paid for these great shoes. Remember: be prepared to hunt and try your best to avoid settling for full price. Have a great weekend!
In my hunt for what I wanted in a dress boot, I was looking for just a few things: simple silhouette, leather, slight platform, and a stacked heel. I got exactly what I was looking for with these awesome leather boots by Vince Camuto called “Laird”. I first found them for close to the actual price (originally $210). Out of all the boots I’ve looked at, it was a great price for what I was looking for. But through some digging and a little patience, I found them for over half off through Bloomingdales.com. They were already at a great discount for the holidays, but because I have a card there and receive lots of their deals through the mail, I was able to get these for a mere $108 (with free shipping). I absolutely love them!
Outfit – Kling jacket (ModCloth); Juicy Couture dress ($20 at the outlet!); Bitten t-shirt; Vince Camuto boots; Vintage Fendi purse; Target tights
(Title of post: lyric from “Something To Do” by Depeche Mode)
Here’s your deal of the day: 50% off the pictured items with the code in the this Vince Camuto ad (click the picture to get to the site). Enjoy!
These are the boots that I am determined to get for fall. There are a couple more that I’ve seen in my latest Lucky and Vogue magazines (The September Issue!) that are not online yet, so I’ll post a “Boot Camp Part Deux” at a later time. They all have very clean lines with utilitarian/military details, which is on point for many of the styles that will be out this coming season. My favorite bits: The fold over the wedged heel of the Vince Camuto boots; the riveted clog detailing of the Steve Madden Luxe boots; and the subtle detail and clean lines of the Coach booties.
Don’t you just love the fall?
1. Alician Black – Vince Camuto; 2. Yea Clog Boots – Steve Madden Luxe (DSW); 3. Astrid Bootie (in suede) – Coach
(Click on each picture to enlarge)