Jacket: LIVING DOLL
My apologies for the title. But, leather jackets are cool. They just are. I feel as though a leather jacket can be worn with any outfit, ever. Even when you’re posing in front of a senior’s lawn bowls club at sunset…
So, this dress is like a big sack and I really thought I wasn’t going to wear it because, don’t get me wrong, I love loose clothing and anything that allows me to stick my stomach out without it being noticed (ample food-baby space), but this was a little too far. I’m thinking of taking the hem up so I can wear it with a belt or just as a short loose sack. But I was playing around with it and seeing how I could wear it, and the knot thing seemed to work quite well. I actually bunched it all together and tied it with a hair band on the inside of the dress. The knot on the outside was a lil too bulbous! All you need is a rubber band and voila! A brand new dress that fits around yo little curves perfectly.
I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but previously I enjoyed writing my blog posts all in lower case. There is some little side of my OCD that made myself believe that the sentences looked better when they were all on one level. That somehow starting with a capitol letter and not ending with a capitol letter was not symmetrical, and therefore not okay. On the other side of my OCD is the need for things to be at least somewhat grammatically correct and, well it’s time that I grow up and write with capitol letters where appropriate like the rest of the adult world. (Plus I was starting to write everything in lower case at work and that wasn’t really flying with the clients.) So, here I am, with all my start and stop sentences, made up words, and gangster abreviations, yet writing like a real adult.
plaid shirt: BDG
black top: Vintage
jeans: Maurie and Eve
boots: Sempre Di
these boots. oh man. all i seem to care about these days, is finding great boots! i bought these the other day at zomp, after being a little disappointed at my previous visits. it was such a quick transaction. you know those moments when you begin to discuss the repercussions of the purchase and whether it is a wise investment, but you know no matter what is said, you’re walking away with the product? that was me with these boots. however the kind birthday contribution from maddy and bella was pretty encouraging.
also on my body is a groovy little plaid (don’t know if it’s plaid or chequered or what it is really?) shirt from urban outfitters. it’s so comfortable i want to sleep in it. also this vintage top that just hangs so awesomely on you. so slouchy i love it. and a crazy patterned pair of jeans. mixing prints is always a winner for me. it just makes the outfit that little bit more interesting. for me i think i like to have a contrast in structure, and slouch. like tight fitting denim with almost military like boots, then just hanging out in a loose top. i say these things though and will then probably contradict myself in the next post. one thing i do always like though, is to cover my crotch. i think it makes me legs somehow look longer, because you don’t know where they end. they could well end exactly at the hem of my shirt, or they could be going on for days. you’ll never know. but you have the option to imagine longer legs. i’m not sure if it’s working for everyone else, but the logic somehow makes sense to me! #shortlegproblems.
in other news, maddy and i have just started an official caboodle street instagram also. so if you’re interested in following us on multiple platforms and probably seeing a lot more inspiration type posts, then find us on the gram. we are ‘caboodlestreet’.
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!
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?