I See You Skip!

It may be June but I've got my eyes set on the fall clothes, specifically these shoes from the Anna Molinari collection.


It's Time to Look at One of My Almost Impulse Buys!

Do you know that I love headbands? Well, I do (der) and I haven't owned a proper headband in about four years. When I was at Nordstrom's the other day I almost bought these but didnt' fearing it would be just another impulse buy that gets buried under a pair of shoes in my closet. So instead I bought a belt that's 2 sizes too big for me and just 5 minutes ago was buried under a pair of shoes in my closet. Now I really regret not getting the headband (but I mostly regret not getting the belt in a small, I need to learn to check the size of something before I take it to the cash register). Anyways, here it is. With a white one too. Each one is $8. And they are faux-patent leather to ensure that extra shiny quality all through their stay on your head. Oh goodness. I can't believe I said that.


One Day Until Summer Vacation, Can You Say Excited?

Sorry for the lack of postage lately, I've been busy with exams and planning for the summer. Actually, this might be my last post for a while. (Hopefully) I'll be going to the Outerbanks next week and the week after that I'm having my wisdom teeth removed, and then I'm going to New Jersey after I've recovered. Anyways, here are your questions and my answers!

Hi. I've noticed that you've answer people's questions about where they might find certain clothes and such. So I was wondering if maybe you could figure some stuff out for me too. Okay, firstly, I was wondering what brand this polo is. It has 2 or 3 "X"s in the logo area in the top left hand side of the polo and there is also an "X" on each side of the polo down by the hip/hem of the shirt. I've also seen that the polo has "prep" written on the collar when you flip it up. Another question is where might I get cute, vintage, unique, CHEAP clothes? I want to stray away from the mainstream "Abercrombie/Hollister/AE" look. I also need to get a nice, summery, flowy? dress for several occasions coming up including my brother's graduation and my promotion, as well. I'd like to keep my wallet as full as possible. Any suggestions? Oh yeah. One more question. What's the difference between a wedge and an espadrille? I've always wondered...anyways, I would greatly appreciate it if you could answer these questions and maybe e-mail me back.

I have no idea what brand the polo is. Sorry! Where can you get cute vintage clothes? Well, since I don't live near you (I think) I can't give you exact stores (duh) but you might want to try your local hospital. My friend Taylor goes to the thrift store at our hospital and she gets loads of adorable clothes that no one else has. Plus, the proceeds goes to help the hospital. Now, on with the dress (I hope I'm not too late!). I personally do not like super flowy dresses because they make anyone look like they are hiding a pregnancy. But, a dress like this from Nordstrom's is perfect for many occasions and the empire waist is wide enough to look fitted, not like you're wearing it to your shot gun wedding because the baby's due. What's good to know is that the dress is only $68 which is considerably less than the other dresses I was going to mention. And the difference between a wedge and an espadrille? Espadrilles are a type of shoe with this woveny grass stuff ass the sole. But wedges are shoes that basically look like they have a wedge tacked on to the bottom.

Hi Leith,
I don't know if you can figure out anything, but considering my friends and I have spent every waking hour of our pathetic lives on this perhaps you (who I admire for your blog and fashion philosophy/style/ideas) can give me a hand. Our graduation is coming up, and I bought this dress. Considering it was kind've exspensive for me, I don't want to spend more than like $70 on shoes. I'm tall already, so I'm not desperate for heels, but I was thinking either some kind of red flat or espadrille. Do you have any ideas?
Let me say first that I love the dress! Anthropologie is one of the best places to get dresses. Red shoes would look stunning with this dress and definitely bring more color to the grey seersucker. But, I have fallen in love with these rouched kitten heels from Seychelles. The pointy toes would add a littl edge to the dress and since they are only a kitten heel you'll be perfectly comfortable and will not be hobbling up to get your diploma! They are a little bit more than your budget at $78 but the price tag is fine when you think about how many times you will be able to wear these shoes. Besides, if you want to bring color to the outfit you always have jewelry and purses. Maybe you could put a flower in your hair?

I couldn't figure out how to e-mail my question, so I'll ask in comments. The school board passed a board on uniforms. "Standard dress" (same difference) And I have a complex about dressing the same as anyone else. How can I dress up my uniform without being sent home? We can wear polos: maroon, white, black, and grey; khaki (gag), black, and navy blue pants; Solid belts, socks, and tights; and closed toe and heel shoes. I know. It's painful, right?

I get the feeling that you are not so keen on polos. Which is why I would like to introduce you to American Apparel's "leisure shirts". They have a collar, they look incredibly comfortable, AND they come in a plethora of colors. It's $32 and they have long sleeved versions for $38. I'm incredibly shocked that you can't have skirts! What kind of sadistic place do you go to school? Anyways, Urban Outfitters has some lovely black pants like these. If I were you I would just go to a local department store and just stock up on their black and navy blue pants. As for the shoes, did you see the ones I suggest for the question above this one? They're quite fitting. Since you do not have much of a variety for the rest of your clothes I think you should buy a bunch of different colored ballet flats.


That's Not Entertainment, It's Scary

I am sick and tired of seeing one pieces. The other day I was walking down the hallway in school and saw a girl in black velour jumpsuit. Which just fills me with thousands of questions that I will not get into at this point of time. Although, I do have a feeling that it was the girl who this guy I talked to once calls Annie With No Fanny.
There's also the romper I saw at Forever 21 and the countless one pieces that have been seen on celebrities lately.
This is a deep and disturbing problem. What if you had to go to the bathroom really badly?
However, I do kind of really like this one piece from Dolce & Gabbana's Fall '06 Ready to Wear collection. Maybe it's the sequins, maybe it's the bathingsuitness, or maybe it's the just the Madonna t-shirt that it's over. But it's definitely not the scarf/tights/moonboots combination.
Anyways. I just wish people would stop wearing anything that covers their crotch and their chest at the same time. Just wear a dress if you feel like being lazy, atleast then I won't get worried about bladder issues. Besides, the whole one piece thing makes you look like you got kicked out of tumble tots for being too old and you are looking for something to do with your free afternoon.