Friday, August 8, 2008

Cruel professor studying romances...

It's below 85 degrees for the first time in over three months today! So my mind is turned to my fall wardrobe once again...My real one, the one slowly shrinking with the economy. Gee, thanks Mr. Bush, I can't believe I was excited to meet you when I was were inarticulate then, too.I have been bound and determined to get a pair of oxfords/lace-ups. But my mother is quite insistant on the fact that I stick to low heels and flats as my muscle spasms are acting up again. So I will probably, begrudgingly, be on the lookout for a less expensive version of these $178 Frye shoes.

I don't wear jewelry. Literally the only peice of jewelry I've worn in the past three years is a coin necklace my brother sent me from Amsterdam. But I'm trying new things, so jewelry it is. I'll be snapping up this Target necklace as soon as it goes on sale locally.

I am a sweater fiend not seen since the likes of late-nineties "Felicity" (yay for making references that far pre-date me!) But I am a sweater fiend that lives far closer to the Mexican border than the Canadian. So I must stick to cardigans that can be removed, like this $34 alloy number.

Blame my Pacific upbringing, but I adore a good anorak. I would be very tempted to buy this Delia's one for $79.50, despite the fact that rain here is intermitent.

I own way too many "basic" tees. Few prints, few things made of anything besides stretch cotton. So I might brave Old Navy for some girlie nonsense.

I hate skinny jeans. I think they're binding and uncomfortable. But I might make an exception for these very edgy wax-coated ones. $78
I saw a lot of girls walking around NYC in slips this summer. Not slip dresses, but actual slips. Fancy ones in solid, dark colours so they weren't see through. So I wonder if I could get away with something like this very fancy free people slip under sweaters or with knee socks.

So now I'm going to ask: I have no intention of putting my personal tastes on the altar of public opinion, but I'm curious to know, what do you think I should be wearing? Sometimes people on the outside can pick up on something that would suit you that would never occur to you yourself.


yiqin; said...

I don't think I can get away by just wearing slips either! But I really like laced slips!

Ana said...

I'm sure you could find a less expensive version of those Frye shoes at Urban Outfitters or better yet Forever 21.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

sure, i'd love to trade links! consider yourself added!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the slips idea (I've been looking in thrift stores for months, sadly my searches have been fruitless so far) but it's definitely been getting more and more popular, so bringing your own spin to it would be great. The decent ones are usually of a better (ie: thicker) fabric than those things that are passing for dresses nowadays.