Things I Bought This Week: Back To Black Ed.

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What better way to ease up the last two of our seven months of summer than with some black accessories? It’s a great way to give your nude, tan, or white accessories a break and maybe a trip to the shoe hospital to get revamped for the the second half of summer.
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Can Every Day Be Sadie Hawkins Day?

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Did you know that Sadie Hawkins day originated from a cartoon? Lil Abner first featured Sadie on November 15, 1937. That’s a long time ago y’all, so take some initiative and ask out your dream date today! Or soon! Or at some point!
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Mule vs Mule

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I found the Wikipedia page a very interesting and insightful source, even with the 90′s and Jenny McCartney being skipped over. Also, who knew Marilyn would be saving reputations from scandal? Like I said, informative.

“Mule (shoe)

A pair of red mules (side)
Mule, a French word, is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed. Mules can be any heel height – from flat to high. The style is predominantly (but not exclusively) worn by women.[citation needed]

The term derives from the Ancient Roman mulleus calceus a red or purple shoe worn by the three highest magistrates, although there is little indication of any structural resemblance.

History

High-heeled mules were a popular indoor shoe style of the 18th century, influenced by the patten, a backless overshoe of the 16th century. By the early twentieth century, mules were often associated with prostitutes.

In the early 1950s, Marilyn Monroe popularized the shoe and helped break its poor reputation.

Mules experienced some popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s, and were seen in 1970s and early 1980s almost exclusively in the form of open-back Scandinavian clogs, but then re-emerged in the late 1990s, especially in its open-toed form (the “slide”), and began to dominate the shoe market for women.”

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Bucket List

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Images from House of Holland

This is no new news, but f*** it, get a bucket.

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Julia Gabriel

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Mid Year Resolutions

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Image from Vaughn Fender.

I’m very good at not making resolutions – not on New Year’s, not ever. In fact, I don’t think much of vocalizing goals, much to the dismay of my employers, running buddies, project partners, etc.
That’s not to say that I’m lazy but I’m totally ok within an undefined concept of growing. Thus I’m lacking the habit of organizing, visualizing, and strategizing my ideas I have made lists on two different occasions: grocery lists, often, and another time I made a list of potential dates. Both circumstances worked out fantastically; I manage to get my household necessities every time from shopping lists and I got a boyfriend from my potential date list, so, list and goal making therefore works.

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Things I Bought This Week – Pearl Ed.

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Clockwise from top left: Bauble Bar pearl 360 stud, Forever 21 faux pear choker, Asos stack rings.

It’s the dog days of summer, which means the bare minimum of clothing adorned in this heat, as well as the dregs of my summer savings, which has already been joyfully used on fabulous vacations away from this heat. Alas, with little scratch and with wanting as little body coverage, I still managed to rake in some things new. I’ve kept a mostly black and white summer uniform, so these pearl accessories suit the color palette without hardly making a dent in the bank account.

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Fringe With Benefits: Denim Ed.

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Hat by J Crew, shirt by Saturday, jeans by Current/Elliott.

Off with their hems!
If you don’t want to fork over extra dough for a new pair and don’t mind changing the pair you know and love, you can just cut the hems off. It’s a denim DIY that anyone with a pair of scissors can do – that’s these Current/Elliot’s story.

It’s your reinvented bada$$ boyfriend jean -

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Over Packed Suitcase Disorder

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It’s more than my suitcase bring disorderly packed. It’s also #ootd stress.

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Things I Bought This Week: Metal Ed.

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Clockwise from top left: silver J Brand, gold Raoul moto jacket, gold and black zippers.

When a gold motorcyle jacket turned from Raoul‘s 2011 cruise collection for $129, I nabbed it.  Completely inspired by Danielle Haim from the If I Could Change You Mind music video – it’s so Saint Laurent, and hers probably is. Just watch it glisten as she’s dancing….amazing right?

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Making A Calendar: Year Two Part One

I’m going to give anyone working on a first-of-it’s-kind project a piece of advice. Have a prototype. Because a second-of-it’s-kind project is 100 times easier. That or Lyndsey and I (finally) got our stars alined.

If you can remember, last year my friend challenged me to a joke I made on the internet about wanting to make the opposite of a sexy pin up calendar and use the avant-guard (see volumunios, figure obscuring, at times all denim) garb of our actual preferred wardrobe :

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So , we did it! We got our awesome, talented, fashion friends to participate and had a crazy, crazy time. Last year I chronicled it here.

What I’m excited about is that this year we’ve enlisted (asked very nicely) people who don’t know us and our wackiness well or at all. We’ve shot emails to some bad-to-the-bone ladies that pretty much say “I don’t really know you, but come along for this wild ride that we got our closest friends to miraculously pull together once before” and – voila! With pictures, graphics, and other examples of our blood, sweat, and tears, we’ve wrangled up a whole new crop of Houston’s A-listers. They’re our new models, PR, media sponsors etc.
It’s a great outcome for an idea sketched on a bar napkin and I’m happy to have our old and new brain trust we’ve created to carry this hair brained idea out!

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The hard work that Lyndsey I decide ourself to (wine included)

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