Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Two Celebrities Looking Shockingly Good.

I was roaming the Internet and came across these two photos today that shocked me with how good these two people look in them:

Above: J.K. Rowling, author of "Harry Potter" series.

She is styling in her paisley print coat and her pink dress. Her bag is coordinated with her outfit and her shoes very understated. Most importantly...she is dressed age appropriate! Something that is ever so important!

I was surprised at Rowling's smart outfit and then I came upon another shockingly well dressed woman celebrity...and I mean SHOCKING:

Yes! That is Paris Hilton! The heiress who usually is barely dressed and looking very "stripper" in outfit choices. I know, my jaw dropped too!

Look at that cute, grey, coat-dress with the huge button by Yoana Baraschi! Look at her wonderful green clutch bag! the cute hairstyle. The understated make-up! The satin headband! The non-orange skin! She is pulled together and stylish!

Why can't she always dress this classy?

Sometimes celebrities can surprise you with their good fashion choices.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Simply Gorgeous!

These beautiful sunglasses by Vonzipper:


Could easily have been included in my "70s" clothing post from yesterday. They are simply gorgeous and are very 70s. I love if they were not $105 at Swell they would be mine.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Everything Old Is New Again: 70's Style.

Yay! I am all moved into the new computer and ready to start posting again. What a hassle that was....if a company (Microsoft) is going to start selling all new computers with VISTA Windows...they need to have all the switch-over bugs worked out and moving smoothly. Seriously.

But now for fashion...

In the last month I have noticed a trend toward 70's style fashion, only updated. It fascinates me because the 70s were a time of my early childhood and it makes me feel all nostalgic to see items like these sandals:

Above: black "Fondue" wedge sandals by Stuart Weitzman

Those sandals just remind me of the sandals my mum used to buy me when I was 6. They had the same chunky straps and buckle, were usually brown, black, or red leather, and very comfortable. the only difference is the Weitzman sandals are wedge heels and my childhood sandals were flats.

Another trend is the 70's flare jeans:

Above: Siwy Anita Stretch Bootcut Jean

Yes, the jeans make it look like the wearer has a huge ass...but what is wrong with that?

They are very similar to the ones my babysitter used to wear when I was little...the pair I used to wish I had myself. I get flashback images of my these huge flare jeans, high heeled leather/wood sandals, tight fitting deep v-neck t-shirts, and 70's Farrah Fawcett hair.

Even the sweaters/cardigans are taking on a 70's edge:

Above: Open Knit Hoodie by Free People

The sweater reminds me of the cool sweaters the next-door-neighbor lady used to wear over her deep v-neck t-shirts. Huge wooden buttons and all. I am liking that.

And the yummy, Native American influenced, silver jewelry:

Above: Sterling Silver Cephalopod Ring: Bernardine Fine Art Jewelry

I have a similar ring, at least in style and shape, except the stone is turquoise. Loving the big Native American jewelry! So very 70's.

So, everything old, becomes new again. Fashion travels in a circle. All is well in the world.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Flight of the Conchords Is Fashion.

I have to start off this blog by saying:

I am hit by computer woes as I try to move into a new computer...VISTA is giving me headaches because it won't acknowledge my high speed connection. Tech support is no help because they are clueless about it probably will take all month for this to change and me to be on my new computer. So, my blogs will be few and far between for a while.

I guess I am ahead of the crowd in using VISTA.

I am going to discuss my newest fashion influence in this blog.

The Flight of The Conchords:

Above: Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are styling.

The guys of "Flight of the Conchords" are dressed in what is obviously thrift store finds when it comes to clothing in the show. If it isn't thrift store it definitely is meant to look like it is since they play "struggling folk/rock./comedy duo" on the show and the "struggling" means they are not rich.

Whoever is dressing these guys for the show rocks!

McKenzie wears various, silly, cutesy, shirts with designs of cute kitties or deer on them...or the striped sweater in the above photo. Clement wears button down shirts, old leather jackets that harken back to the 1970s in styling, and great glasses. Very cool and very NYC.

I also love the clothing the various guest stars wear on the show. The ruffled blouses on the girls, the bohemian NYC look through and through that teases you that it may be high fashion, but it may be a thrift store find as well. It makes me want to go out and search the thrift stores for wonderful finds and make them my own. Too bad the local thrift stores are so picked over and pathetic.

I am finding myself attracted to clothing that resembles something someone on the show would wear. That's how cool the show is too me.

Flight of the Conchords will continue to spark the "thrift fashion" bug in me and make me laugh. It just thrills my soul in so many ways.

And yes, my blog here is named in homage to one of their songs.

Flight of the Conchords are fashion.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Confessions of a Shoe Girl

So I was wandering around the internet this past week and drooling over shoes.

Yes, I am a shoe girl.

The type that thinks, "$159 is affordable, really." as she drools over shoes that she wishes her bank account would allow her to buy.

I have always been a shoe girl and it shows if you take a peek under my bed and into my closet.

The shoes that caught my eye online recently?

Above: Zinc Tanya Knee-High Red Boots

The boots above have a knit fabric and suede upper. They remind me of Lapplander clothing and just catch my eye. So beautiful and you can find them here at:

The next shoes just make me want to squeal like a 14 year old girl. They are that cool to me.

Above: Black Modernized Swedish Clogs by Asa Westlund

Above: Grey Modernized Swedish Clogs by Asa Westlund

I discovered Asa Westlund while randomly rating on and went to see what she had to offer on her site. I was instantly in "shoe girl heaven". Her modernization of the clogs is so beautiful and wearable....I just wish I could get myself a pair...especially the grey ones.

To see what I mean you have to see her site: Asa Westlund There Goes The Neighborhood

Ahhh the shoe girl in me now smiles and is happy that she shared her recent shoe finds.