10.17.2009

Smitten Saturday

Jailhouse Rock The mere thought of being locked up in a jail cell frightens me more than you can even imagine, loves; yet I can’t help but be completely obsessed with fashions featuring horizontal black and white stripes that are sure to make me look like an escaped prisoner – a fashionable one, of course! The teeny tiny ruffles dotting the collar, paired with the flouncy ruffles about the sleeves provide a runway ready look to Collective Concepts’ Horizons Top – topping a pair of black sequin leggings you’d be nothing short of fierce. The black and white striped sequin skirt is the true piece de resistance of Lulu’s Show Off Sequin Dress – a frock bound to keep all eyes on you from your grand entrance straight through your daring departure. Rachel Pally’s Oversized Slouchy T-Shirt is a trippy way to dress up a pair of ordinary black skinnies. And honestly, how on earth am I expected to survive another day without Free People’s Striped Seamless Tube in Frost? Ready to rock your own version of jailhouse chic, kittens?

Gone Batty It is not the impending arrival of All Hallows’ Eve that has me batty, darlings. To be completely honest, as a child I was utterly obsessed with bats. I didn’t bring fairytales to bed with me before drifting off to slumberland; I held a book depicting photographs of baby bats in one hand, my beloved teddy bear Fuzzy grasped tightly in the other – a behavior which had my poor mother up in arms. When I look back on such behavior now, I wonder if perhaps my affections for the creatures back then is what made me so smitten with the style of batwing tops in present day. Perchance the flying night crawlers left an impression on my fashion sense which makes me interested in channeling their wing-like silhouette. Kittens I know it’s downright bizarre to credit a creature of the night for style inspiration; but obviously…I must. After all, for me to ignore the divine drapey-ness of such a look is completely out of the question. Rejection be-gone! I simply must embrace my batty side; and of course, I will. I am an absolute slave to the shimmer, shine, and radiance of Free People’s Reflection Sequin Sweater in Pimento. Forever 21’s charcoal-hued Dorene Sweater Top (which I already own two of) provides two fall musts in the form of batwings and a covetsome cowl neck – pair it with dark wash skinnies and cognac riding boots to make heads turn; trust me. While I would obviously prefer the arms of a cute boy to be wrapped tightly around me, the cocoon-like comfort of Goddis’ Slate Savannah Batwing-Sleeve Cardi would serve as a flirty alternative to such cuddling. And for a spot of romance? Darlings, you simply cannot go wrong with Beyond Vintage. Their feminine ivory Lace Batwing Blouse is dainty and daring – the ideal coupling for a whirlwind love story. Have you gone batty yet?

The Future is Now I used to abhor those activities in school in which the teachers forced us to write letters to our future selves…those obnoxious little notes which made us cringe as we carefully tore open the envelopes covered in scrawls scribbled with Crayola crayons harboring kitschy color titles years later. Mine was adorned with vampire felines who more resembled aliens penned in Sea Green – my favorite color for the first nine years of life. I’m almost positive that my letter consisted of talk about wanting a dog and such – the typical musings of a six-year-old. Now, I’m sure that my thoughts would be much more understandable – perhaps even achievable. Thus, I find myself wanting to do it again via FutureMe. This time around is sure to be different. For one, the dowdy Mrs. Jacobsen is not forcing me to take part in this particular exercise; and two, I don’t have to feel embarrassed by handwriting or ridiculous scrawls – all that’s required is a few minutes of typing thoughts about what my future holds, choose a date for my letter to be mailed back (do you think the year 2059 is too far away?), click send, and Voila! Once the specified date arrives, my petite note will find its way back to me. I’ll admit I find the whole thing slightly scary; but it piques my interest nonetheless. What would you say to your future self?

Le Colonel, S’il Vous Plait Let’s be straight, mes chéris; it is not in my nature to ignore the type of grandiose glamour put forth in the gritty days of old-time noir excess and decadence. Such refinement; such elegance; such delicate crafting should never be cast aside, or go unnoticed. It should be devoured in the same fashion as cupcakes saturated with rainbow sprinkles. And if Le Colonel has any say in the matter, it most certainly will. Please remove all thoughts from your growling tummies kittens; Le Colonel is not the fried chicken wielding, mustached gentleman currently being pictured in your mind’s eye. Le Colonel is, in fact, the Jazz Age loving Julia, a French designer who weaves vintage hairpieces bound to make even Blair Waldorf weak in the knees. While previously collections have channeled the Roaring 20s popularized by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julia’s current creations are more for the fashionable girl about town. There’s the chocolate brown Bucarest with crimson detailing that would look marvelous with a powerful red coat; the coquettish ambiance of the cabaret-inspired Vienne; even Varna, a black and red beauty trimmed in sophisticated beads. Quite simply, everything by Le Colonel is frippery at its finest; and every girl deserves a bit of that in her life!

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Luphia loves… and Free People for the pictures.


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30 comments

janettaylor said...

The first picture is lovely!

Have a great weekend!
X♥X♥

Claire said...

Oh lovely! I feel like I should email myself now, I'm at a good (relatively!) place and Future Me might forget certain things!!!

Meg said...

I love your smitten Saturdays! And I especially love those hair pieces! I had to write a letter to myself in grade 12 and open it in ten years or something, but I have no clue where it is!

Taylor Sterling said...

Great post! I love the Jail House Rock look. You a re a great writer! It's always a delight!

Jacqueline said...

I was smitten with red lips this week. A lot of the bloggers are wearing bright red lipstick. I can never find a shade that doesn't make me look like a clown! I wish I could help you in the eyeshadow dept, but I never wear any! I still love bats!

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Reviewer11 said...

Is there an easy way to apply eyeliner? I've tried it before (liquid eye liner) but I don't have a steady hand.

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Have a great weekend! :D

Couture Carrie said...

Your Saturday posts are such a treat, darling!
Love that sequined dress from lulus ~ great find!

xoxox,
CC

Gabbi said...

Lovely post! I'm with you on the jail... I guess as human beings we adopt to almost anything but the thought is frightful to me also. Best never to break any laws!!♥ Also, your childhood fascination with bats is adorable. :) I can just imagine your parents reaction. Too cute.

Leila said...

-I just recently started experimenting with eyeshadow and I agree its intimidating! So far I have mastered: light color on lid, dark color on crease, more towards outer corners. and I also created a daytime friendly cat eye with dark brown shadow using a pointed brush.
I'm pretty sure its all about the brush, for cheapies try HIP by L'oreal. There is always the light and dark combo.
- As for that black and white sequined dress, I LOVE.
-The Future, scary and I'm definitely trying it!
-Oh and the red lips... I have big Angelina lips so I stay away in fear of looking like a hooker. :)
-GREAT POST

meraldia said...

I am smitten with coats. I am looking for the ideal one!

michelle_ said...

i love the red top ! the model is gorgeous with the hippie band :)
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Emily said...

i have yet to master the smoky eye as well. I stick with mascara and that's pretty much it. I love that thing about writing a letter to your future self..how awesome!

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Nikolett said...

Ahh, I would totally go for a smokey kit just because you have so many different combinations to play with :) I need to find the perfect red lip for my Halloween costume, though!

And that idea of FutureMe is too cute ... I'd love to send myself memories that I'm sure to forget down the road.

Lovely list and I hope you have an amazing weekend, girl :)

Kristin said...

Guess who's ordering the Lulu's sequin frock? And guess who has two thumbs and loves her some Erika? This girl!

Mimi said...

awesome list! u should definitely experiment with red lips, something about them is so enticing and adds tons of glamour. i'm not afraid to admit that i still write letters to my future self. it's just my way of getting my thoughts and goals down on paper so i can reflect later on in life. hope u enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Savvy Gal said...

the first image is so relaxing, i need that this weekend. have good one my dear.

jayne said...

I think I'd rather have my future self tell me something haha

Stephanie said...

Don't worry all of us gals have problems with some part of the makeup regime. I hate the lips I can never get mine to not be to pinkish red. It doesn't matter what I use it is hopeless. So, good luck gal with yours. :)

Mo @ Mo-logue said...

Those Help Remedies are adorable and so convienient! I hate the telltale pill-jangling sound if I have a bottle of tylenol in my bag - I feel like such an addict!

Hawa said...

love the red top and the blue jumpsuit!!! eyeshadows are tricky so i dont mess with them!

Marta from With Love... said...

I have yet to try the red lips myself, too intimidating...
I am smitten with Godiva hot chocolate this week, perfect for freezing weather :)

CC said...

I completely agree with you. I love the Ideas of red lips but I just can't seem to choose it over my mascara and eyeliner at any given point of time. Great post! :)

Xx

gleenn said...

yeah, i love the first photo too, si chic and the outfit is really pretty. made me think if it's an overall or pants and a top?

Sherin said...

An email to the future sounds so much fun!
And I definitely agree about smokey eyes. I prefer to have smokey eyes with nude lips insteasd of the other way round.

Velo said...

i love the first photo! =)

AudreyAllure said...

i love wearing red lipstick :) the shade i use is the Candied Apple from Maybelline. it stays on for the longest time :)

Keith said...

Hey there. I hope this finds you doing well. I also hope you've had a great weekend so far. Take care. Have a nice week. Cheers!

daisychain said...

Great post as usual!

Chloé said...

Lovely post! + well, you loved bats. How about me loving bones, watching them for several hours? Creepy, I know. Sad to say, but I'm still in love with them. My gosh.

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