9.05.2009

Smitten Saturday

La Clef à Mon Coeur I swallowed a key at the age of two. If that isn’t indicative of how much I adore keys, I truly can’t even begin to think what is. But I’m not the kind of girl who goes gaga over the standard keys made for mere pocket change at the corner store; or garishly-colored bits that speak volumes – even when you don’t want them to. No, I love a key that embraces the three E’s: elegance, exquisiteness, and enchantment; a skeleton that opens the door to refinery and brilliance in its tiny two-inch frame. Where to find such a splendrous piece? Stat Key Designer Keys. The hopeless romantic in me is convinced that this is the key to my heart. The burgeoning cat lady within is positive that this is destined to become a new near and dear feline friend. And the free-spirit fluttering about inside my chest? Well, it’s quite sure that this little buggy will set it free. Aren’t you ready to find la clef à mon Coeur, lovelies?

Dreaming in Dolly Really, could I be more immature, darlings? Here I am, a college student, an adult (if you want to refer to me as such), and what do I dream about? Dolls. Albeit, they are not baby dolls that cry in the middle of the night, or require all too frequent diaper changes. Nothing of the sort, in fact. They are collectibles. And not just typical collectibles, mind you. Collectibles that would make any fashionista’s heart skip a beat. Come to think of it, I don’t think that any of you can really blame me for my dolly dreams in this case. I’m sure you’re all having them too. After all, who could really resist the Lanvin Fashion Mannequins? Porcelain pieces crafted with Alber Elbaz’s seal of approval, and released in small quantities for only the crème de la crème of society to own. I’ll take the Blue Dress with Dogs, the Green Dress with Ice Cream Cone, and the Bride. Why must there only be 800 crafted of each design? Why must they be so out of my price range? And why, on earth, should a 10-inch porcelain doll possess a more covetable wardrobe than my very own? Sometimes life simply isn’t fair!

My Little Pony Don’t think I’m going off on a full-on trip down memory lane, recounting my love for all things playful – from stuffed animals to porcelain dolls. While I adored my collection of My Little Pony figurines (many of which I still have lying about the house), the my little pony in question at this point in time is of the hairstyle variety – ponytails, to be exact. Mes chéris, unless I’m lounging around the house, you will so rarely find me with my hair cinched into a ponytail at the back of my head. No, I adore my mop to swish to and fro as it cascades and tumbles down my back like a golden brown waterfall – to be completely truthful, it is my constant accessory; one that I treasure in the same fashion one treasures a rare diamond. That said, as of late, I find myself completely mesmerized with the style. It is sporty and chic all at once. Uptown with a sprinkling of country. I adore the flirtatiousness of the Side Ponytail; the free-spirit of the Rumpled Ponytail; the sophistication of the Sleek Ponytail; even the fierceness conveyed through the Dramatic Ponytail. I’m just going to say it, dearests…I’m smitten with ponies.Get Over It Throughout the years I’ve come to realize something about myself…when I can’t stop thinking about something – a product, a person, anything – and talk about it nonstop, it typically means that I desperately want it, regardless of how many times I proclaim the contrary. Thus, despite all the times I’ve stated that over-the-knee boots will not work for me due to my height, I want a pair more than anything else in the world right now! I want to paint the town red in Chinese Laundry’s gray suede Turbo a la Gossip Girl’s Serena van der Woodsen. I crave the chance to get in touch with my intrinsic biker babe via Candela clothing’s Studded Pirate Over the Knee Boots. I dream of attending countless music festivals wearing cutoff denim shorts and Joie clothing’s Coachella Above the Knee Boots. And Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Slouch Above the Knee Flat Boots? The upper scalloped edge has me imagining all sorts of romantic thoughts. Non, I certainly can’t get over my love for over the knee boots. The best thing to do then, kittens? Embrace it!

Superfudge Before you begin thinking all sorts of incorrect things about me I will quell your rapidly whirring mind with divulging a tidbit of information that is of the utmost importance: I am not a chocoholic. Oui, like many of the female variety, I do find that chocolate can cure most ailments – stress, heartbreak, sickness – but I am not someone who abuses it’s medicinal powers in any way, shape, or form. Instead, I indulge in small doses to celebrate special occasions; and, if you ask me, the release of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, which arrived for another round of fall festivities on September 1, is most certainly cause for celebration because you simply cannot savor the flavors of autumn without a dollop of chocolate. Therefore, with Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand, I will be requiring one Cappuccino Toffee Fudge Gourmet Brownie from Brownie Points…; a handful of Milk Chocolate Pecan Caramel Clusters from Lake Champlain Chocolates; and a box of smooch-worthy Champagne Kisses from Jacques Torres. Don’t look at me that way, darlings; we both know that I’m not the only one here who wants to indulge in a piece of superfudge!

500 Days of Summer The fact that summer is coming to an end truly has me down for the sheer reason that I feel as if the warmer months passed me by without having done any summery things. Despite the fact that I live in Southern California, going to the beach completely slipped my mind; and my bouts of travel, strained by work commitments, consisted of day trips to local shopping Mecca’s that made my closet phenomenally happy. My wallet? Not so much. Even so, I am not waving goodbye to the sizzling season without commemorating it in some way. Which is why I find the purchase of a Love, Summer of…Tote Bag essential to my peace of mind. Simple yet sassy, the eco-friendly tote was created by Guzman-Cronin, a title thought up by Phil Pinto and Meg Shoemaker, two artists looking to raise funds for their short film which will begin shooting come fall. You get an awesome tote; they get the movie camera required for their looming work. I really can’t imagine a better way to make this summer live on forever – if only in my mind!

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to So about what I said... and ShopBop for the pictures.


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25 comments

Emily said...

those keys are so cool! And I've never been a huge fan of over the knee boots myself, but those pictures and your description makes me want them! You have a such a way with words, my friend :]

FabBlab said...

Designer keys, eh?
I could do with some of those. Lovely post, girly!

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Leah said...

If you can't get something off your mind, then you're right, go for it. The Over-the-knee boots is calling your name.

I can relate with your love for the childhood stuff. I'm so much older than you but still I can't get over the Hello Kitty of Sanrio mania. I get a high seeing cute Hello Kitty stuff all the time.

Couture Carrie said...

Those boots are fierce, darling! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

xoxox,
CC

The Anthology said...

This week? I'm smitten with the long weekend -- does that count?

But really, I'm the same way when it comes to obsessing over things. I cannot tell you how many shops I've circled back to because I could not stop thinking about that jacket/sweater/pair of boots. An over-the-knee pair? Now that's worth obsessing over.

* Kelsey

Jaime said...

Lovely smittenees. Those boots are fab! I love my CL over the knee black ones- so versatile and sexy! haha :)

Little Red said...

Great post, as always!
I love those boots! And I think I need a Pumpkin Spice latte now! I wish Starbucks had some of their speciality drinks year-round. But then again, I might go there way too much if they did. Haha!

Couture Cookie said...

Those boots are magnificent... although I love heels, I am big on walking too, so I'm always looking for flat boots to fall in love with. My Little Pony and Hello Kitty always do it for me... the Sanrio store is the ONLY thing in the world that can make me go shopping on West 42nd here in NY!

LML said...

i saw that pumpkin latte in the starbucks window the other day - sooo excited. fall is coming :)

yiqin; said...

OMG studded boots <3

All Women Stalker said...

Smitten with the TV show Bones. I love every necklace Brennan has worn. :D

-meream

Sherin said...

Love the keys. Especially those chess ones. And those dolls are adorable. I used to collect porcelain dolls as a child and still have a few (I still love all of them).

Kristin said...

OMG, the pirate boots! I could fulfill my fantasy of being Captain Jack Sparrow's wench. Ah ha

Julia said...

The studded over the knee boots are fabulous! I must have them.

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S.Elisabeth said...

Love this post. I just read a book "Lock & Key" by Sarah Dessen that has me enchanted with keys! And Dolls =) No matter how old I get, I will always love dolls. And I agree =( I shall miss summer!

Viva La Fashion said...

the us open and blog hopping. :D

CC said...

Love Love Love the brown studded boots. :)

Xx

Sang said...

sleek ponytail ;]
it seems too casual sometimes, but it surely brings out the feminine beauty of a girl.
i love how you mention the cute little details...like the key incident. aww.

dot said...

This week I'm smitten with little black booties, especially with gold accessories. Saw a cute pair in Kurt Geiger with a chain 'bracelet' going over the back of the heel.

Want to come back & read the post properly - I love those boots!!! - must meet husband @ gym to swim.

Just wanted you to know I've tagged you for a Kreative award - you might have got it already - it's on my sidebar. Hope you're having a glorious labour day weekend!

xoxo

janettaylor said...

WOW! Those boooooots!


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gabsinprogress said...

I cannot believe you love keys because, no joke, I have a crazy obsession for old keys. When I was younger, and everyone else was collecting beanie babies, I was collecting keys. Weird, but true. I also am currently waiting to get a pair of over-the-knee boots in the mail, so I totally get the desire. I just hope they fit!

Dina's Days said...

How cool are those keys!! Maybe that will help distinguish between the top lock key and bottom lock key to my house. I forever use the wrong key, because I always forget to mark one.

Bostonista said...

best post I've read in a long time! You're fantastic!
I love keys too they seem so whimsical and make me think of wonderland and the secret garden and lots of wonderful childhood dreams.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Sorry I've missed so many of your posts! Been away for a few days and just catching up now. For a minute I really did think you were going to introduce some fab new My Little Pony items (I was a total fan), but no worries, I loved reading about the ponytails as well ;-) I've been obsessed with the gray Chinese Laundrey boots for a while now (also since GG), but it's impossible to get over here... sigh.

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