Tuesday, March 2, 2010

shelled

Excuse us, we're not quite right.



These shoes make me happy.  Semi black/brown combo, snakeskin and they have a kitten heel that is still as comfortable (if not more) than a flat.  Professional but still kinda sassy.

  • Ruffled shell: Ann Taylor LOFT (Christmas gift)
  • Pants: Larry Levine
  • Cardigan: frenchi via Nordstrom
  • Necklace: J.Crew
  • Shoes: Sam Edelman (gift from Mom)
  • Handbag (on doorknob): Cole Haan
  • Earrings (not shown but remixed before): Betsy Johnson
Overall, not a super flattering look for me.  Cardigan doesn't work here (or maybe anywhere... the fit is just a little strange I'm realizing).  Hate that these pants don't photograph well - they give me that large and in charge look that might be helpful if I were a booking officer in a jail somewhere on the west side of Atlanta.  Separately, though, I love everything I'm wearing.  I love this LOFT shell I got for Christmas but I got lots of double takes today.  I think because of my paleness - I look naked if you don't look closely.  Did you have to look twice? 

I love these shoes.  The piping reminds me of the surface of a coffee bean.  In my opinion, shoes are almost always worth the pretty penny when it comes to quality and general wear and tear.  I love shoes.  (A lot.)  But most of the shoes in my closet that have lasted me the longest in both durability and in style have been the most expensive.  Granted, I'm not talkin' Choos or Blahniks but when I compare them with my cardboard-constructed Target flats there is just no comparison.  I've learned this lesson the hard way.  Also... hallelujah for sales and online coups.  

Winter storm, please decide overnight what you're going to do so that I will know the status of school happening/not happening before I get ready.  Love you (long time), see ya out there.

7 comments:

caffeinerd said...

I love the color of the shell! I think I saw the ruffles too quickly to think nudity was involved. ;) Great necklace, too. Love seeing Baby G. decide he had to join the picture---too cute!

Liz said...

I think the ruffles help offset the similar skin-tone color, not to worry! And I definitely agree with you on more expensive shoes, nothing out of this world, but (especially when mom is buying) they are worth a pretty penny :)

Fashion Therapist said...

I love those pics of you 2 - so adorable!

LJ said...

I totally agree with the shoes bit. I have a pair of Frye boots (my most expensive shoes) that I always get a lot of compliments on. A friend of mine recently told me that they were selling knock-off Fryes at Target. She asked me if she should get those or spend money on the real thing. I told her to get the real deal if her wallet could spare it. Target shoes may be cheap, but they aren't durable!

kjlangford said...

whatevs I like this outfit... :)

D said...

am i weird or anal to admit that i like how the bronzey-ness of your shoes picks up the shine in your top?

prashant said...

Great necklace, too. Love seeing Baby G
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