10.24.2009

Smitten Saturday

Sweet Ride I’ll be honest loves, my lack of a driver’s license has never caused any great pains in my existence. Albeit, having to bum rides off of virtually anyone within a five-foot radius of my person can grow tiring after some time; and thoughts of road trips and escaping my current existence simply by putting the pedal to the metal and driving blindly for a few hours have always had to be put on the backburner, but I’ve survived. With thoughts of one day fleeing to a city where I can peruse public transportation to my heart’s desire, I have weathered the storm, and grown to accept my inability to drive. But Neiman Marcus’ Customized Cupcake Car has me contemplating booking an appointment at the DMV. Sure, there were times when I pictured myself cruising down the highway in a cherry red VW Beetle, Coconut Records blasting on the radio, but even that vibrant daydream didn’t possess the same type of appeal as the sugar-laden sweetness put forth via the Customized Cupcake Car. So it only goes a maximum of 7 MPH, and it’s safer to drive it on sidewalks than through crowded streets; but be truthful here darlings…who could possibly resist driving a giant pink-frosted cupcake around town?

Stain of Love You could say that I was predestined to adore lip gloss. As a child watching Knott’s Landing reruns in the dead of night when my mother was fast asleep and couldn’t stop me from viewing such nonsensical soaps, I fell in love with lip gloss. At the time, I was unaware of the fact that lip gloss existed, however, and simply thought that the characters spent quite a bit of time licking their lips to get that nonstop lustrous shine. Imagine my surprise when I learned, years later, that the magic could be bought in a tiny tube. Ever since this discovery, I have been splurging on flavored tube after flavored tube, constantly searching for the one that will give me the longest lasting wet shine look. But times they are a-changing, mes chéris. As much as I covet a shimmering smooch, I can’t help but love a long-lasting color that looks natural and alluring all at once – a lip stain that makes my pout a little more pretty. It was Drew Barrymore who first piqued my interest in such a product; but Luinae from More Magic Always has given me the nudge I needed to go through with such a cosmetic venture. Now the true test comes about in terms of shades. Should I go natural with CoverGirl’s Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude or Coy Coral? Get a little wild with NARS’ Lip Gloss/Lip Stain Duo in either Turkish Delight/Sayonara or Moon Fleet/Indian Red? Or simply try mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint for a subtle hint of color? What about you kittens…have you been bitten by the stain of love?

The Mile Thigh Club I did the impossible, dolls. As much as I feigned fear about over the knee boots, I’ve had a magical time with a black suede pair for the last month, and the experience has only made me want to take things a bit further. Over the knee boots still retain the ability to make me goo-goo eyed; but thigh highs are slightly more fierce, and seem the perfect way to make a daring statement, even if you’re simply donning them over skinny jeans. Stuart Weitzman’s footwear has been taunting me for months; but no piece drives me as wild as his Hilo Thigh High Suede Boots. The wide shaft and textures ranging from lace to knits pile one on top of the other in the same fashion as a light and airy Angel Food cake – Vivian Ward, eat your heart out! Then there are the Giuseppe Zanotti Thigh High Flat Suede Boots with Flex Sole which mold to the body like liquid leggings. Dolce Vita’s Taryn Flat Knee Boot give you the opportunity to try thigh-high out; and if it’s too much, simply fold the cuff down to create an over the knee silhouette – if you adore it, however, you have two boots in one. And the vintage leather patchwork adorning LD Tuttle’s The Shaper? Ooh, be still my heart. Are you a card-carrying member of the mile thigh club yet?

Can You Keep A Secret? I make a new discovery practically everyday. Quite often I keep them to myself, the beholder of some magical treasure that only I am aware of; but there are those times when even I find it impossible to keep things quiet. This is one of those moments. Over the past few months I’ve begun to count each and every one of you as a close and personal friend; therefore I think I can trust you all to keep a secret – even one as fashionably fabulous as this. Fashion Confidential. There was a time when I thought FC was another designer shop like Net-A-Porter. A place where I would spend hours poring over items that I longed to purchase, but didn’t have the funds available to do so. I was wrong. Darlings, we spend countless amounts of money purchasing fashion magazines, but now there is one available right at our fingertips that is completely free. The Fashion Confidential magazine is every bit as fabulous as the glossies we flip through while lounging on the couch – only its available Online. Insider fashion information, high-quality photos, and enough designer gossip to keep a grin pasted across anyone’s lips. Just remember, this is between you and me…

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It and Shopbop for the pictures.
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33 comments

kokostiletto said...

love your blog !

Jacqueline said...

wow, I am glad you are falling for suede over the knee/under the knee boots! I think they are so so cute =)

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meraldia said...

I had no idea of Fashion Confidential! Thanks for sharing this! I am no checking their site!

Leah said...

As usual, this morning was like reading a good book which I can't put down.

Thanks for sharing that little secret. I love the site.

jayne said...

having a drivers license is one of the best things ever

MelRoXx said...

great blog! lovely! I'd be back ;) your fan, MelRoXx!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Fashion Confidential is awesome!
And I luuuurve those boots, darling!
Fantastic post!

I am currently craving a Chloe Paddington bag :)

xoxox,
CC

Closet Cravings said...

The agony of not being able to drive. I was not allowed to drive in high school and I hated every second of it. I was curious what has kept you from obtaining your freedom? =)

L-O-V-E Alice's Tea Cup. Looks like fun. Too bad I hate tea.

Fashion Confidential is a tasty treat.

I adore boots - there is something so sexy about a knee or thigh high pair.

www.closetcravings.com

Diane said...

~love those tall boots you have pictured there!

~saw those cupcake cars the other week...HILARIOUS!

~and you might just love this if since you like alice in wonderland: http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/2,110.html

nookie said...

the cupcakes cars are so funny:)):))

Sherin said...

I love the cupcake cars. I'm willing to swap my real car for one of those, hehe.
And, I'm definitely smitten with thigh high boots. I love my new ones and they are definitely my favourite trend for this season!

Rina said...

love this post! have a great day! :)

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

That first pic is going in my inspiration folder and those thigh highs are going on my xmas list!!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Emma said...

Wowww you're blog is so incredible! Thanks for commenting on mine :)

And those thigh-high boots you speak of are so great..but do you think they're wearable? I hope so :) I love them!

Leila said...

I love Betsey's kiss necklace... so cute. And i will def check out Fashion confidential, Thanx!

Jaime said...

Ha, that cupcake car is hysterical/ridiculous! I haven't heard of Fashion Confidential...checking it out, thanks for sharing :)

Dina's Days said...

Oh CF, sometimes I think we share the same thoughts. I am smitten by kisses because I have a post scheduled to publish tomorrow that shares the same title and features similar items. Great minds think alike, again my dear. :) Stay tuned, you might like what you see!

B a la Moda said...

No driving license! No worries. I like that.
Being in a wonderland is sometimes better than being in the real world. So keep dreaming.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

Nicole Marie said...

i love that first picture!
i hate driving so i wish i didn't have my drivers license! but luckily living in sf i don't need it much.

S.Elisabeth said...

Love this! Ha drivers license. I didn't want it so much as I did the freedom & dealing with cranky, miserable DMV men was very trying.

Hmm I am definitely smitten with sweater dresses, tights, spanish, and Ugly Betty!

Emily said...

I love the thigh high boots. And it just gets weirder and weirder..my dream car is a VW Beetle! Soul sisters? I definitely think so :)

atelier said...

the pair of suede over-knee boots is soooooo cool! I love it!

gleenn said...

wow, loved those boots. same here, i dont hav driver's license too. can't drive a car but i can manage a motorbike. i'm sure driving a car will be easy.

i was smitten by the shoes posted at Maison Chaplin's blog, recent post ;)

Erin said...

I'd have to say that my favorite cheap restaurant is definately the Mudspot down in the village on 307 E 9th street which is great for soups and sandwiches, or Nanoosh, by columbus circle, 2012 Broadway (which is a great little hummus bar if you like mediterreanian).
I tend to like to splurge a little on desserts :) so if you like chocolate definitely go to any of the Max Brenner: chocolate by the bald man restaurants, they are to DIE for, and also I like Sundaes and Cones which is a little "exotic" icecream shop (they're on 95 E 10th street, and they have everything from chocolate to red bean icecream. I like the green tea and tarot root the best)and its only a few streets over from Mud. Also if you stop by St. Marks place for Mud or Sundaes, it has a bunch of really cute vintage and boutique stores down the street. It makes a really nice afternoon to have lunch and then browse the shops.
anyway, those are my favorites here in the city. Hope your trip goes well!

Erin said...

Oh! I almost forgot entertainment. The best thing that I'd recommend is checking out the museums, because in New York usually its a "recommended" donation. So I love going to the Met because I can see all this incredible stuff for only $2 or whatever I feel like paying for the day. Also I heard that the FIT school has a free museum of fashion, but I have yet to check that out so I can't vouch for it.
Since you're a college kid you might also be able to get discount tickets for broadway, and the metropolitan opera usually has discount tickets for students (though the shows I always want to see I have to wait in line for:( ) Or if you want to see the opera you can always wait outside after the first act, and there are a lot of people (usually the ones with first row seats) who just leave after the first act. If you ask the ladies in furs and the gents in suits who are leaving politely they'll usually give you their ticket. This little trick scored me second row tickets for Madame Butterfly last year :)
if you don't feel like being a street urchin for a day though, the entertainment I'm willing to save up for is the comedy clubs. Always hilarious. I like Stand Up NY, which is a little hole in the wall place on 236 W 78 st. I've seen some pretty good acts there usually, although as with all humor its a bit hit or miss.
And as always Central park is gorgeous for just taking a stroll through, as well as walking through Macy's during christmas to check out the decorations and do a little shopping in Herald Square.

Chiclaire said...

Sweet ride indeed! so pretty. XoXO ♥ :)

nicole said...

love the OTK black suede boots! I used to buy a lot of lipgloss back in high school and my mom would nag me endlessly about it. But I've cut back a lot since my obsession with shoes started; I bet my mom wishes I was back into lipgloss now lol

Marla Singer said...

nice blog! i don't even have any driver license. hahaha.
love the first fierce pic <3

Keith said...

Hey there. Happy Sunday to you. I hope you've been enjoying the weekend. Take care. Good luck with the week ahead. Cheers!

Belle de Ville said...

Cupcake cars...LOL...what will Neiman Marcus come up with next?

Love the boots.

Little Red said...

I saw that cupcake car on the news a while back. I think it is the cutest thing! While I certainly wouldn't trade it for my car, I would love to have one to drive around in! :)

Loving those thigh high boots! I must try some out for fall.

Soiree said...

Love the boots.

Dallas Shaw said...

peeking through your blog, loving that girls perfectly messy hair
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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