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Saturday, June 5, 2010

my tee shirt epiphany

i don't know if it's the coffee for work this week or the consistently +80 degree weather (with humidity i might add) here in nyc, but i haven't really been able to sleep lately. ie i've been playing dressup in front of my narrow mirror in my 70 sqft room at 2 or 3am, digging through my tiny closet and seeing what hidden treasures i can find. came across a pretty cool $5 marc jacobs shirt and suddenly realized that i don't know how to wear t-shirts anymore. i really don't. i stopped wearing these in high school because they weren't dress code (hello catholic high school) and were so...middle school. back then anyway. plus it's hard for me to think of teeshirts as anything besides pjs and frumpy gym contenders against tanks.

needless to say, a good 5 minutes later i threw together a potential look for that tee shirt. pair with a basic black mini, some clunky/clumsy/chunky boots for some edge....throw on a few chains, pile on some shiny rings, bam. outfit picking simplified to the max. nothing too new but definitely will help me dress myself on weekends. if only i could wear this to work...haha (dress code is business casual, not corporate slutty as my boss from last year liked to call it).

another note: these are by far my favorite wedge platform boots ever. $50 from payless, alice and olivia, comfy, and i can run in them. what a steal. i've been meaning to stud some of the straps on them to make sure i can still get my creative juices going and diy , but couldn't figure if that would make it less versatile.... any thoughts?



and here are the beloved alice and olivia madison biker boots (img from stylehive, batteries died on me while taking these)

26 comments:

  1. those boots are from PAYLESS??? I have been out of the country for too long. :)

    X

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  2. in love with the booties! just stunning :)
    love the outfit to!

    xx

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  3. these shoes are amazing! thankyou for all your lovely comments, so appreciated...
    this outfit just proves what amazing style you have, no wonder we love your blog! x

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  4. great look! I like that you thought to stud the straps. I usually don't presume to tell people how to dress, but from what I can see you have no problem accessorizing. The plain leather, in my opinion, works better as a canvas for your ideas rather than a centerpiece. They are gorgeous though so I like that the shirt compliments their color. Once again it's a beautiful look! Amazing that you did it in the wee hours lol

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  5. Love this look. It reminds me of a quote I heard once (can't remember where) that goes something like this: "Never wear head to toe Chanel. Always dress it up with combat boots."

    I love posts that give an anatomy of an outfit. Great post.

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  6. tees can be totally stylish, just takes some creativity! i think the boots would look awesome with studs :)

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  7. That is a great look...I really ejoy grey tees and the shoes are amazing...Have a great weekend sweetie:)
    Kisses

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  8. the grey tee is great!! and the boots are just amazing - we absolutely love them!
    you're blog is great!

    check out our blog if you get a chance:
    http://influential-drive.blogspot.com/

    lily and sophie x x

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  9. love that tee! and the rings look so cool haha :)

    love your blog :)

    www.romance-is-boring.blogspot.com

    x

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  10. amazingg boots! im thinking you should definitely go ahead with the studding and then show us all in another post :) that outfit is GREAT.. maybe not v. work appropiate :L but definitely on weekends :)

    thanks for commenting btw! id love to see the amazing colours of your polish collection :) hmm now you wanting to go antique hunting makes me wanna go back too.. sadly exams are looming though :( xx

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  11. Wow those boots are AMAZING! I've been trying to find some! I know Alice & Olivia desinged ones like these for Payless a few months back but they were all sold out : (

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  12. OMG I feel like an idiot, these ARE the ones from Payless! When i first read the caption I thought it said "Olivia Madsen." K, I need to get to bed now I think!

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  13. love the big ring!!!
    love your style!
    i would like to invite you to visit my blog : styleenmiopinion.blogspot.com

    see you there! kisses!

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  14. OMG!! that boots are freakin gorgeous!!

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  15. Looove those rings!

    xx
    myvisualillusions.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh god, i love everythging, really! Maybe your rings and tee at the most..

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  17. Amazing boots and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog xx

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  18. Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Really love your blog.
    Cute outfits and pics, and OMG I love your accessories!!

    Petra x
    ♥sprinkles on a cupcake♥

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  19. i cant believe those are from payless! slap those studs on those amazing shoes immediately!!

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  20. love all these items! your jewelry is fantastic, and those alice + olivia wedges are perrrfect <3

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  21. I am so angry I passed on those boots-- twice! I had them in my cart on the website when they came out and decided not to get them. Ugh, they look so perfect.

    I know how you feel about t-shirts. Sometimes I feel really juvenile in them, but if they're paired right, they can look so rocker chic.

    I did not know you interned at Vogue! Can you tell me a little about it?!

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  22. The boots are nice , but the rings !!!! love it , where did you get those rings!

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