Low of the day: Getting up for work around 7ish
High of the day: Leaving work around 7ish
My face at right really says it all. Sigh.
At least I got to the gym and ran three miles. Felt so good. Been slacking lately and eating like the earth is running out of food.
Got to get back into a routine. Firm up. Birthday's coming up after all.
Forever 21 wrap dress
Canal Street earrings
Forever 21 bangle
In a Chanel state of mind this morning.
Perhaps it's all the recent hullabaloo about Karl's public service announcement (dying over "Oh Karl!") Or maybe it's the little black and white number I purchased yesterday at Forever.
Most likely though, it was the fact that G sent me an angry email this morning that a Chanel publicist woke her up at 5 am today. Ugh. How glamorously annoying ;)
Reached for this Forever 21 dress after reading G's email. Then came the shoes and the bag and the bangle and the earrings - in that order. If you recall, I did a cold weather variation of this look back in January. Prefer today's look. More naturally me.
Note the difference the high end accessories make when styling this $24 wrap dress. It's all about balance. High and low. This is a great example of the advice Sable Crow and Jean Bean and I gave about faking it a few weeks ago.
Today I mixed real (the shoes and the bag) with "inspired by" trinkets of deceit (the earrings and the bangle.) Chanel makes it easy in a way with a simple, signature palette. Wear black and white or beigey and black and you're half way there.
Though, a Chanel bag or shoe helps...obviously :)
p.s. I lied about my high today. My real high was reading one of my favorite bloggers fashionintelligentsia and finding out we are exactly on the same Forever 21/Chloe wavelength.
So yesterday at Forever 21 I discovered a great bootie peep toe shoe thingy that resembles the Chloe bootie peep toe shoe thingy I've been moaning over for months. $25 versus over $600? SIGN ME UP!
Alas I couldn't find it in my size at the store. Held back tears, cursed my tall father for giving me feet the size of boats and took it as a sign.
Maybe it was too cheapy looking and I shouldn't bother. After all I found the Chloe ones in the color I really want on sale at the Intermix site last week.
But then today I read fashionintelligentsia account of her close encounters with both the Chloe and the Forever bootie. Love love love how all of us fashionistas out here in cyberspace are on the same wavelength.
Thinking I may order them online...