Friday, March 6, 2009



1 Gina platform sandal $450GBP
2 Derek Lam silk ruffle a-line tank $1,590
3 Topshop oversize slouch tee $18GBP
4 3.1 by Phillip Lim tapered silk trousers $290GBP
5 Lanvin ballet flats $349 EUR
6 Acne Bagera dress $335
7 Sergio Rossi slouchy leather boot $990
8 Herve Leger Melanie bandage dress $1,650

Lately, I'm entirely taken with the idea of nude, buff, and beige clothing. Unfortunately, my skin has a lot of yellow undertones to it, and the wrong color can make me look like I'm suffering from a particularly stubborn case of jaundice, especially in the winter months when I'm lacking a healthy tan.

Nonetheless, I'm no nevernude (like Tobias Funke) and I'm still willing to give the trend a try for spring, provided I find some truly well-made pieces that won't break the (perilously empty) bank. Clearly, none of the gems in the collage above fall into that category. So sad...

I did, however, manage to shop today at my favorite thrift store, Black and Brown. I have a great little symbiotic thing going where I'll sell back some of my clothes and use the store credit to come home with new goodies. Expect an outfit post tomorrow, but here's what I adopted:

This totally adorable, slightly tacky 90's dress with chains in the back and Chanel-esque pearl buttons. 

This oversized red sweater that makes me feel like I'm wearing a fashionable bathrobe. AND it has pockets, AND it was $9.

This oversized cardigan. I really bought it because the putty grey color reminds me of the Cushnie et Ochs FW09 collection. Now I need tights and a skirt in the same shade.

That's all! Now hopefully I can coerce my boyfriend into taking some uber artistic shots of me in my new duds tomorrow.


  1. I absolutely adore the black Chanel-esque dress....embrace the tackiness, right? :)

    And that oversize cardigan is just incredible.

    I have my eye on a similar one from Sportsgirl, just waiting for it to go on sale.

  2. wow i love the lanvin ballet flats. loveeeee.
    and the dress is adorable too xx

  3. p.s. banana republic totally has these nude pumps ive been eying like crazy!

  4. love love love that black dress :oo totally fab, I bet it looks totally hot on U!

  5. Great selection, I like boots!


  6. oh i love nudes! so chic, but im too pale atm. and those finds are so fab and cheap! yay you

  7. your header looks well as these picks! x

  8. I love everything--I'll take one of each, please!!

  9. #2 really does it for me!!!

    Great finds, can't wait to see what you come up with!