These boots come from Spain, as NPR and I were exploring an area, we walked by a store FILLED with bright colored shoes and boots wrapped up all tight and displayed in shelves like books. They are actually made in Italy and distributed across Europe so I had to come home with them as a souvenir from our trip, they're just so damn Euro but also familiar in a way.When I came home and did a little interneting on the brand, Hector, I came to realize they are actually based off of Native American moccasins, so how's that for a globalized fashion cycle? Historical moccasins, reworked into a Euro trend, brought back to America!
Denim Jacket: J. Crew, modified with my Mimi's fur collar
Zebra Sequin Dress: Modcloth
Lace Trim Bike Shorts: Only Hearts
OTK's: Sock Dreams
Spike High Tops: Y.R.U
We've known each other a few years now, but recently we've become closer, more intimate. I must admit, you were cold and harsh at first, but last week when NPR and I met in the Commons to take these photos, I really started warming up to you. Your skies were blue, your air crisp yet warm, the sights and sounds of your people strolling, lunching, laughing, it was getting to me.
I'm saddened by the foolish people caused this senseless terror, especially when it was your time to shine. Admittedly, I was scared to learn bombs were going off only three blocks from my office. Your people, your public servants and plain clothed citizens, who dashed towards the explosions and saved lives or the runners who continued running to the hospital to donate blood have heartened me, reminding me of the good in humanity. Thank you for being you, Boston. I can't wait to get to know you and your people better.
Yes! I just had the best unsocial, but oh-so-productive and satisfying weekend in a long time! We made strides in settling into our main living room, explored Cambridge, planted early spring veggies and I made lots of yummy and nutritious food to get us through the week, score! The links below kept me entertained over the weekend, as well as a '74 Coppola movie, The Conversation, which I would highly recommend for it's slow build, twist ending and a foxy young Harrison Ford. 1/2 Century Roman Braids (and model heads on stakes) Bowie! Bowie!! BOWIE!!!
Blue Suede Boots: Jeffery Campbell, via Solestruck
Last week was the height of chaos, NPR and I moved from Brooklyn to Boston and my Dad came for a long weekend the help us get settled, he was a HUGE help. Being an engineer, his brain is pre-wired to problem solve and that came in handy many times making the transition smoother, quicker and argument free! Thanks Dad, I love you!
One of the best things about our new apartment is the CLOSET that NPR has lovingly given me majority share of. Now that I have all my clothes organized and visible, save for seasonal items, and I see I have a lot of clothes. I need to streamline, which is hard for me, as I am sure any other stylish lassie worth her salt, we get attached to things and looks and what if i wore it with this...
I am always struggling with the quantity of clothes I own (I even blogged about it in October) and while I do not have a solution I do have a start, no repeat work weeks! I've been going back to the same items over and over again (these BlackMilk leggings are an example) and not flexing my wardrobe strength which makes it hard to purge when I can think of a gillion outfits to make out of an item. The purpose is to not repeat key, non-basics to help me determine what I actually wear and purge the rest.