I think I may have found…no…correction…I KNOW I found the absolute perfect booty. Meet the Sam Edelman Petty boot. Available in a range of fabrics and colours, it is literally perfection. The heel is 1″ block heel, which is incredibility comfortable. The height is perfect for skinny jeans, shorts and dresses. I can’t wait to wear these into the spring and fall. There are no bells and whistles, so guaranteed to never go out of style. Classic, clean and did I mention comfortable? Because they are….so so so comfortable.
As someone who travels a lot for work, I’m always on the lookout for stylish, durable, versatile footwear which I can last all day in without cursing under my breath. And I may just have found the holy grail. And as usual, I am eyeing them in every colour, fabric, print available…..don’t judge.
Jacket: (Buffalo- old)- Similar Here
Sweater: NastyGal (old) Similar Here
Booties- Sam Edelman
Seems as though winter fell on a weekend this year. If only…I wish. But we did get snow and now it’s gone!!! With only a month until Christmas, and I am able to still wear my wool coats and not my parka I am feeling pretty happy. I touched on the normcore trend today, slightly masculine. Basic black trousers, fine gauge knit turtleneck and sneaks.
Intentional blandness, simplicity and androgyny . Maybe I am inspired by all the re-runs of Seinfeld I have been watching, but I’m all over this look.
Jacket: Zara- Similar Here
Pants- Banana Republic (old)- Similar Here
Shoes- Adidas Stan Smith
Vintage finds are always a great score. Fashion is cyclical, what goes around always comes back around. Take bell-bottoms, plat-forms shoes and the list goes on. Hitting up the local used clothing, vintage store can yield some amazing results. Take this camel coat….a version of this has been spotted on every bloggers, celebrity and in every store- I found mine at a used clothing store for a cool $30.00. I got it cleaned and voila….a new coat. Which I might add I get compliments on ALL THE TIME. Few things to remember when shopping pre-worn/vintage:
1. Garments can always be altered. You’re saving so much on the price, so if it’s not a perfect fit, remember you can always alter it to fit your frame.
2. Don’t buy anything with stains, rips. Minor things in the lining- ok. But items which have have severe damage will be hard to fix, and tedious. Likely that you’ll never do it and therefore you will never wear it. Remember even if it’s $10, it’s still $10 that you are wasting.
3. Probably best to stay away from inmates, etc…because, well…..I think it’s pretty obvious.
4. Check the labels! I’ve found a Lanvin hat for $5. Seriously…there are some amazing designer finds if you have the patience to look.
5. Fabrics. Check for silks, or special unique speciality fabrics that have stood the test of time. This adds a certain ode to the period it was made in, as well as value.
6. You could probably start at home…I found a Gucci belt in my moms closet once….safe to say it’s now mine.
Shopping vintage is a total adventure and inspiring. One girls trash is another girls treasure!
Coat- Pre-worn- Similar Here
Sweater- Joe Fresh (in store only)- Similar Here