boots: Alexander Wang
finally i get to show off my boots!!
i’m sure we could all recognise this trademark heel a mile off. but they’re just too cool. i’m so glad the weather has started to cool off so i can wear them. but, they have already worn down so much! it serves me right though. i don’t know what deluded thought proccess of mine warranted them appropriate snow boots while in new york. i think it was my fear of looking touristy (that and the fact i didn’t bring any other low boots!) that compelled me to wear them nearly every day. i can safely say they will be kept well out of the snow now that we are back home. this fur vest was another find while shopping in the lower east side. it was one of my many purchases that was on sale (unlike my boots!). the fur is so soft. like so soft. i wish every garment was this snuggly! infact, the store actually sported it’s very own pet rabbit (that we thought was just decoration). i’m pretty excited that the weather is getting colder. it’s much easier to wear all of your favourite items at once! and there are so many memories of new york in this outfit! i can’t believe how much i have thought about travelling since i have been home. i think it’s time for the next trip. why not, i mean we only have one world – may as well see what we can in the time that we have!
here’s to hoping i will be enjoying the monte carlo sun soon!
so, you could say i’m excited…
kimbra and janelle monae, are touring australia and nz! this is approximately my dream duo. i could not think of two cuter, talented spunks to be playing together. if you have been reading the blog for a little while you would definitely know my love for kimbra. she is really one of my all time favourites and a massive inspiration for me. janelle is also a musical icon for me. what i love about them both is how they move away from the predictable conventions when it comes to pop music, and increase the soul! and lord knows we all need more soul! i think kimbra’s attention to detail in every single one of her songs, and her ability to manipulate her voice and layer sounds is highly impressive/beautiful to my ears/covetous! and janelle’s cutesy lyrics, merged with funky melody lines is greatly underdone in today’s popular music culture. both manage to really take aspects from the old and merge it with the new, and i applaud and adore them!
i went and saw kimbra when she played a couple of years ago, and wow, like wow, that performance really grew my appreciation for her talent even more. unfortunately it was at a night club so maddy couldn’t come! (insert painfully sad emoji – the one with the big sad mouth). but this time, she will be right with me! i know for her, janelle is played almost every day. so, tickets go on sale on the 14th, and we will be waiting! you can get tix here.
here is there little trailer for the tour…
see you all there!
Dress: (as skirt) Boohoo
Belt: Vintage YSL
Glasses: Le Specs
considering the age of everything i am wearing, nothing other than my new Boohoo dress is available to purchase anymore! when i bought this dress, i actually got it a little too small. so i love how tight it is around my waist, but not so much around my neck! to the point that i had to cut away at the neckline…but that’s another story for another time. however, i have been trying to think of ways to dress a little more modest. not that i’ve ever been one for cleavage and sassy, tight clothing. but i think being a young christian girl, it can be hard to find a good compromise when going to the clothing stores. especially when you have legs as short as mine! but apart from trying to match your morals, i think that super revealing clothing is just, well, not as cool as it used to be. people want to see style more than skin? i dono. anyway i think that layering has really helped me. lord knows i love a pair of short-shorts, but i usually pair it with a t-shirt. and i love a low back, or a thin strap, but usually with full length pants. so here is a classic example of layering a t-shirt over a dress, and knotting the skirt. something i often do. the little knot trick keeps the skirt long enough, but gives it a little shape. i don’t know. what do you think? we will continue to explore this. being beautiful and feeling feminine and cool, without literally showing the world your womanhood. ya feel?