Friday, August 29, 2008

The Scene

Get off work early today. Head beachside to do a little retail therapy after a long week. Fall in love with this very Vivienne Westwood plaid button down at Forever 21. But it's silk which I tend to ruin and a bit too hunter's lodge and over $30. So I pass.

Instead I pick up this stripped wrap sweater for $22. (Looks much better unbelted and styled by Diabolina's mind's eye.)

Partly because it reminded me of this $400 sweater that I've been coveting

Crossed with this iconic one :)

Should have taken the sweater as a harbinger of tonight's nightmarish ending. Mr. D and I had a random fight over dinner. Yes, it happens. Yes, even after 10 years.

Icky end to an even ickier week. Glad tomorrow is another day.

The Outfit
Forever 21 tunic
Blue Cult jeans

The Accessories
Forever 21 bangle and sunglasses
Fashion District bangle
Marc Jacobs bag
Stuart Weitzman sandals
Louis Vuitton earrings
Claire's headband

The Grade

The Commentary
Didn't have time to do anything with my hair this morning so decided to wear this wood headband from Claire's. Got it for $4. Mr. D's whole face lit up when he saw it this morning. He said "Your hair looks so pretty." Which was sweet because actually it didn't. The head band looked pretty.

Love how it looks like a hippie dippy braid.

Decided to go with the boho California chic look today. Nicole was my inspiration.

And the palette came from the runways.

Got this tunic at Forever 21 over two years ago. The detail at the neckline is a little cheapy cheesy up close and in the daylight but it works in the evening.

And more than anything I like the tie at the neck. Looks hot from behind.

It also drapes nicley around the tummy and tush for us ladies of a certain age. And body fat percentile...

Added two fun bracelets to pick up the purple, gold and orange of the neckline.

The top actually reminds me of a Gucci dress that has gotten alot of editorial exposure of late. Jen from Mahalo Fashion (one of the best fashion round up blogs out there!!!) details it here.

With visions of Gucci and Nicole running through my head tonight

I thought about adding fur to the ensemble. That's the ultimate in luxe bohemian. But decided it's a look best kept for cooler, more fabulous nights.

I did wish I had this fringed Botkier dream. Might have made the tense moments this week a little less painful ;)

p.s. I am once again smitten with Charlize Theron's fashion choices. So on trend she is. Love the see through peek-a-boo with the high waisted skirt.

Am currently obsessed with lace. This is why. So hot!

And well, one can never go wrong in one shouldered shimmer.


tam pham said...

the sweater is USC-colorish, no? good for chilly fall football games.

Da Fashionista said...

A+ Tam!! That's exactly what I was thinking. You and I are always on the same wavelength!

dapotato said...

hugs. hope your weekend provided you with a breather.

fight on trojans (and freddie?)!

weezermonkey said...

I want that headband!

Sydneydoll said...

cute stripy jumper.

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear your weekend started off poorly, but hopefully the rest of it picked up. Sending you good vibes for your next doctors' visits.

Tiffany said...

I want the stripey wrap sweater! I love it! I heart the headband too.

the purple is a great color against your skin tone.

Jean Bean said...

Especially after 10 years! We still love him.

amber said...

that sweater is much better than the very obnoxious trojan shoes my brother-in-law just bought. ugh! ;)

hope the weekend was a good one.

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

you def need to rock the fur vest next time. it so gucci i can't stand it! :)

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

Glad you like my blog, you are super sweet!


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