Thursday, September 24, 2009


my love of stripes knows no bounds. i'm happy to see that i'm in good company....(merci nancy!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

speaking of chambray shirts

roberta jane's post made me think of elly's shop update. i am cursing my bad luck with shoes, but will try to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

if i buy a pair of rachel comey shoes, i will probably need an insole to help with my bad arches.
last night i was leaning toward the penpal short boots in navy
this morning i told myself to stick with flats like the dewey tassel boot, but can i do tassels? i'm not sure.
and then jeana's and alyson's posts on the barbaro buckle boot make me think that my life needs a heel like that.

of course i then remind myself of my bad track record with rachel comey shoes.

don't these quoddy tracker boots look comfortable? but they aren't nearly as pretty. oh, and these look very promising, although the exchange rate is never ever favorable. i will have to put them on my sale watch.

then i tell myself i should just make a decision already and move on with my life. or maybe i could visit stephanie and try on all of these lovely shoes in person.

revolve clothing has a 20% discount code (until the 30th), INSTYLE09. i'm not sure, but i think it will work on their 'Forward' site. the dewey tassel boots would only be $264. free shipping both ways makes Revolve one of my favorite sites even though i've returned the two things i ordered from them. they also have the Steven Alan Soma dress in purple paisley (only a small left), and loads of Current/Elliott jeans.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

repetto zizi in distressed brown

staring at my feet against the ceiling. dreaming of outfits for my zizis.

i am feeling torn about these. they are so soft and beautifully made. it's like wearing slippers, exactly what my silly feet need.

but, i ordered the 39.5, and the tip of my big toe is a little pinched when i walk. i know they'll stretch out some, but how much of it will be lengthwise?

unfortunately creatures of comfort no longer has the 40s. they have 40.5, but i think those would be too long. the tannery in harvard square has them in black, so i'm going to try them on tomorrow. matthew is convinced i should return them. i am loathe to do this because i've obsessed about them for so long. maybe i'll keep them, and if they don't work out in a month or so, i guess i can sell them.

incidentally, i tried these quoddy mocs at stels today. they're like walking on pillows. amazing.

the tannery doesn't have the zizis in 40 or 40.5. i'm sending mine back. i won't exchange them for the 40.5 because if they're too big, i'll have spent over $50 in shipping.

well, those quoddys are looking better and better to me. and the no. 6 clog boots, too.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

rachel comey collectors dress

found at anica via stylebite ($517).

all of a sudden it's fall. my zizis are arriving today, which means i'm finally starting to think about how to wear them this season. i love the rachel comey penpal short boots, but i doubt they'll work with my wide, clumsy feet. this dress, however, with its sweet (but not too saccharine) floral print and clever details, would do quite nicely.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

zizis are coming...

will this conclude my 4-year search for the perfect pair of oxfords?

(please, jeffrey monteiro peacoat, go on sale RIGHT NOW)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

because summer isn't over yet

photo source

elly finally has a shop. she makes amazing things. the first time i saw her 'i will try anyhow dress,' i cursed the world for not putting one in my closet.

anyway. her first offering is a simple white linen tank that is beautifully worn by kristien. i am sorely tempted, even as the temperature drops and i feel sorry for myself because i can't have that jeffrey monteiro peacoat.

2 available here.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

jeffrey monteiro peacoat

i know i said no more coats, but i can still look, right? if it were about $300 less, i would snatch it up without regrets.

available at metier
and totokaelo

Saturday, September 05, 2009

zizis in brown

repetto answered my prayers and made their zizis in brown leather. alas, they're $285, and i was saving up for a pair of ankle boots.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

ankle boots and fall essentials

my post for roberta's camp comfort 'fall essentials' series is up!

it looks like ankle boots are on a lot of people's minds lately.

here are a few that i've been considering:
rachel comey penpal boot in navy (bird has it in black, and the brown can be found at several places)
no. 6 boots with shearling lining
no. 6 boots with buckle

does anyone own the no. 6 boots? i'd love to know if they really are weather-resistant and suitable for city walking.

and these are probably what i would end up with. goodness knows they'd be the most comfortable on! with the beklina discount code (15% off S15B), the manimal moccasin boots are almost in reach.