Friday, 25 November 2016

ambitious zebra

I don't have much luck when it comes to thrifting shoes, but when I do, they're Kate Spade. I typically adore things that are more unique in design but in ordinary circumstances, Kate Spade would be the last place I visit. It's a lot of money to pay to be quirky otherwise. 

As I mentioned earlier, thrift stores in Sydney tend to be lacking in the shoe department. Or in my size at least. Just slightly edging out heels, flats are ones that I typically avoid. This is due to the fact that my legs aren't entirely straight and unless the shoes have a thick padding, I will wear out one side quicker and exacerbate the unstraightness more. It kind of freaks me out, as I'm fairly certain it's why my left knee has a tendency to spasm even when stationary. In saying that, if I happen to come across a pair that's beautiful and affordable wearing them once in a blue moon wouldn't signal an apocalypse.

I really liked the contrasting tips especially in colours that I'm partial to. Simply put, they would add a fun twist to an otherwise monochrome outfit or heighten the kitsch of a more adventurous one. 



Tuesday, 22 November 2016

incidental hero

I possess every spectrum of the rainbow except its two extremes. I warmed up to black quicker and found that I quite liked the resulting toughness it emanated. White on the other hand, took its sweet time to court me. Maybe it was because I found it too pure, a ridiculous reason I know. I've since turned over a new leaf (fortunately). The world has long grasped this fact and it's only now that I'm in agreement. There's something about black and white that makes it so positively striking and the effortless elegance is a welcome look. 

Also, in addition to falling prey to the marvel of white, I've succumbed to the bomber jacket that I've been lukewarm to. The universe decided to hit me with two stones and I couldn't be more grateful. 

I am very gradually expanding my shoe collection, and will probably fall victim to the 'How many pairs of black boots does one person humanely need?'. But if you live in black denim like I do, you need the footware to match in order to extend your legs to a galaxy. Anything black is versatile and will pay for itself! Unless I exceed the weight limit. Ha... ha...

I have an unwavering loyalty to bright colours and I'm especially partial to a yellow that looks like captured sunshine. It just looks so happy, so bright. Nevermind dressing for your mood, this dresses to the mood. I bought this for that reason but I had every intention of removing the fake gems as I thought it was a bit tacky but hey, if Dolce & Gabbana can get away with it, so will I! Ever since I've made that association, I've been loving this shirt even more. That detail would also make it exquisite to layer with. 

I still have not warmed up to spring, even if it is warming up on me. Summer will be my death.