Category Archives: Wishful Thinking

Supes Cute

I really really want these. Why? Because velvet + ballet flat = awesome.

Emma Hope* £219

These tennies are also high up on my wish list and coincidentally very relevant to this post!

Emma Hope* £249

*Ironically, I have no hope of being able to afford these.

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Drumroll Please… The Nannette!

So there’s this brand called Reiss. I fell in love with it while living in London, but per usual, it was horrendously out of my budget. It’s wildly popular in the UK, but only mildly so in the USA. I predict that’s about to change though…

See that dress Kate Middleton’s wearing? Yeah, it’s Reiss: The Nannette Dress. And today they are putting it back online. FOR COMMONERS TO BUY. If you consider the publicity, site/store visits, and monetary gain that Reiss will receive because of this dress, you could make the conclusion that Kate Middleton poops gold bars. Theoretically, of course. Lucky royal bitch. I love her.

I predict a bum rush on this dreamy, creamy dress, so in an effort to stay ahead of the masses and make you little poopers fall in love with Reiss too, I have hand selected (with my cursor) some of my favorite pieces. And yes, you can lump the Nannette dress in with my picks too.

The Tilda Coat – $475 on sale for $237

The Chris Shirt – $165 on sale for $87

The Sonia Dress – $375

The Murphy Hat – $110

The Jacqueline Bracelet – $60

 

THE GRAND FINALE…

The Nannette!

Sorry I can’t link you to the dress; it doesn’t appear to be online yet. That or I totally missed the boat and it’s already sold out! Hope not – I”ll keep you posted!

Update: The Nannette dress is now online! Click here :)

…then I’d have a perfect body.

But I don’t.

So I have to work out, and you guessed it – I made one of THOSE New Year’s Resolutions. Most people would probably decide to start running to get in shape. Most people. You think differently though if you’ve ever felt your lungs seize up on the warm-up lap, or if you’ve ever lost a race to the kid you were babysitting – and not because you let him win.

Anyway… I took up speed walking (yes, that thing your mom does). I have started walking everywhere. I walk to work. I walk home from work. Yeah, everywhere.

Wondering why I’m telling you this? It’s because I’M HERE TO HELP. If you’re like me, you have an extreme phobia of wearing your beat up work out shoes with a pencil skirt in public (like, HORRIFIED). You’re also short on time, so killing two birds with one stone is crucial. This posed a huge problem for me, seeing as my two birds were exercising and commuting. There just didn’t seem to be any way around it though; I absolutely could not get my Chanel flats re-heeled one more time. They were going to die. Plus, I hear it’s bad for you to do such extensive walking in shoes without the proper support.

So I found a solution, the proverbial stone, if you will: I would wear tennis shoes on my commute – BUT, they had to be sick-ass-retro-funky-possibly-neon-in-color kicks that weren’t too clunky. This type of shoe gives off a waaaay different vibe than your old Asics. Wearing Asics with street clothes tells people, “I live for comfort and I have no idea that this looks repulsive, but if I did have an inkling, I wouldn’t care because I’m protecting myself from back pain when I’m 50.” Wow, we should party.

On the flip side, if you’ve got trendy tennis, then you’re telling people, “I have high standards for both fashion and function, but I also don’t take myself too seriously…which is why I bought these crazy NikeFree’s.”

Okay, I didn’t REALLY buy these ones. I did customize them on Nike’s website though. You can’t see it too well in this photo, but on the green part of the shoe near the heel it says “Bars”. The left shoe says “Gold”. Teehee!

The Free’s I got were from Nordstrom, but I couldn’t find the exact color combo online to share a pic with you lovely people. Maybe you’ve seen me mobbing around town in them though. If you have, then you know that mine aren’t nearly as crazy as the ones I customized. I take myself slightly more seriously than that. Mine are more subdued and have a retro look. I am totally. obsessed. This definitely won’t be my last pair of Free’s – but it had better be the last time my ass gets this large!

Go YSL!

I am really digging the white + shades of purple combo on this sandal. (WOW – I can’t believe we are talking about SANDALS when I can hardly feel my thumbs as I type. Rawr.) This badass platform flirts on the border of whimsy and tacky, which is my favorite grey area. If it could talk, it would say “I don’t give a damn” and if I pooped gold bars, I’d buy this shoe right meow and wear it with socks, because I don’t give a damn either! ♥

YSL t-strap espadrille – $795

 

It’s official…

Blake Lively is the new face of Chanel. Officially.

Bitch.

Image via style.com

What to Wear: NYC Blizzard Edition

Take your queues from Chanel and you’ll stay toasty warm during this heavy, bitch of a storm. Or, just move to California and hang out with me. I honestly don’t know which would be cheaper.

If I could poop it, I’d wear it.

Why not?

Besides the price and general ridiculousness, I won’t get these shades because I’d have to fight Kanye for them. My guess is he’s scrappy. Mykita – $525 at Bergdorf

For those schizophrenic days… Lanvin – $3,802 at Colette

I mean… come on, where COULDN’T you wear these? Balmain – $3,374 at Colette

La deeda! Just because! Christian Louboutin – $3,095

Brooches: something I always want a gaggle of, but never have. Tiffany & Co.

These items allllll put together double as a last minute Halloween costume: très fonctionnelle!