22 December 2010

old news

I have been meaning to post my Thanksgiving outfit since, well, Thanksgiving...

It was a SUPER cold day in Minnesota so my sweater maxi dress I had recently gotten from Forever 21 was perfect, especially since I layered another sweater over it. The sweater is just a sweater from Target that I wear to work... I RARELY wear my work clothes outside of work... but this just seemed to work. (how many times can I say work? :oP)

I will get the bizarre-ly posed picture out of the way first...

these shoes are going to end up getting worn quite a bit... I love how the deep green looks ith the lavender and purple hues.

topped the outfit off with some of my favorite accessories... I got these peacock feather earrings YEARS ago... they were one of the first accessories I bought when I started working and making my own money... I got them on ebay, they were handmade and came from Santa Cruz, CA... these were the days before Etsy even existed so I am happy I was able to find good handmade stuff on ebay! although now I think you can get peacock feather earrings pretty much anywhere!

and of course, my Dior sunglasses in my favorite color... the sun shines pretty bright off the snow!

and the most wonderful accessory of all... a red cup with a yummy warm drink from Starbucks.... completes any outfit!

20 December 2010

King Knight=Holiday music. Yes?

Today started off with an 8:00 am dental appointment (I am scared unreasonably of all dentists and their drills) so I have been a little on edge all day. 
My MacBook Pro received its holiday present today that I ordered from Moxsie and of course it could not wait to try it on! It FINALLY has a laptop sleeve. YAY! It is so furry inside and such an awesome deep purple. I must say she looks very pretty in her coat. Not that she has ever been out of the house but now she is ready! 
In anticipation for what I hope to get for Christmas (and if I don't I will buy it myself) I bought a hot pink case for an iPhone 4. Is that bad to buy accessories for things you haven't got yet? 

Moxsie has the best customer service. I receive everything I order from them SO fast and they wrapped everything which was a huge help and a great surprise! 
They also have tons of amazing independent labels for unique finds no matter who you are shopping for.
For readers of The Bas Couture, to receive a 15% discount at checkout simply enter:

The other store I have been looking at today is I Don't Like Monday's. This is mainly because the carry one of my favorite brands, Stolen Girlfriends Club. Check out this dress!

And while we are on dresses:

This one is by Maurie Eve. LOVE the buckles.

And look at these pants!

By Cheap Monday. Like bondage pants but more wearable.

And by Obesity and Speed (obviously) the shorts that match the tote bag I want. They are sold old but a quick trip to the closet to find a pair of jeans that can be cut into shorts will allow the studding to commence. 

X- Stacey

There is only one Prince

17 December 2010

30,000 feet up and you are not invited

I am not sure how successful this post will be since I am on a plane to Cali right now... but I will try

I will keep it short and sweet... this is a tribute to my awesome L.A.M.B. Zeyn boots that I packed and hope to wear in Cali, and a funeral for my long, natural, blonde hair


you may be gone but you're never over...

and on a lighter note... someone wanted to play instead of watching me take photos with my boots :oD

to be continued...

Wishing on a star

These are things I am currently dreaming of:

Obesity and Speed studded cross tote $110
at Bona Drag

TEAMO Morrissey Tee (A Bona Drag Exclusive) $80

Irregular Choices Longer Lashes boot at Solestruck.com

These 3 things would make me a happy, happy lady. 

X- Stacey

15 December 2010

Sleigh Bells and Snowflakes

I will admit it. I am really not a holiday person. Don't get me wrong, I like the eggnog and holiday flavored lattes Starbucks offers this time of the year but I rarely get this big rush of holiday fever. I would MUCH love if the meaning of this season was not gifts or big dinners or parties but rather just some much needed quality time with family I do not get to see nearly enough of. 

I am listening to Sleigh Bells but not the ones on the reindeer and both of us at here at The Bas Couture have snow to keep us occupied so the next thing to do is look for pretty things on the internet. 

I don't really know why I love this dress but I do. ALOT. It has snowflakes on the sleeves! 
And the shoes are freaking pink. 

So do you expect a big holiday gift party or are you happy with the simpler things in life?


Both items above are at Topshop!

11 December 2010

tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock

L.A.M.B. watches, I LOVE them!!! I got my first L.A.M.B. watch on release day, I got the classic white "Renaissance" watch (the one with the old english text)

I own a lucky number SEVEN lamb watches... I want more!!! just taking the pics for this post makes me want a new watch...

even the packaging is awesome... at first they came with the gold printed boxes, then the tins :o)

also craving a vintage Rolex since the words graced my ears by a friend... like a 70s one, haven't actually looked for one yet, thinking of getting this one from karmaloop though

and for your time (no pun intended)... one of the best music videos of all time :oD

10 December 2010

Raven Black

So, I have been wanting to change my hair for a while. I LOVE blonde. I (well, rather my amazingly talented and patient colorist Danielle) have logged many hours in the chair in order to achieve little tweaks in color which I think make a huge difference over the years. Sometimes I feel like being as white blonde as we can possibly get, while other times I feel like a little old school dirty blonde is called for. Whatever it is my heart is desiring at that particular time, Danielle can make it happen. A hair goddess fairy. 
Well, as usually happens every so many years I have decided I want to opt out of the blonde life for a while by taking the biggest step I have ever taken with my hair. 
I am going black. Tomorrow. 
I know! What happens if I don't like it? It will take forever to get back to blonde! 
My thoughts on this are just what they have been when my hair has been purple, pink, whatever...
It will grow. That is the beauty of this change. Not to say I have not had hair disasters in the past but live and learn right! 
Here is my inspiration pictures and come tomorrow Ms. Lezark I am going to be a part of your raven haired club.

What do you think? This is my hair as of the last time I had it colored.


08 December 2010

it's too quiet!

I have so many things I want to post/ have been meaning to post about but have had so much trouble getting behind the computer! Between work being busy, getting ready for my vacation home to CA for Christmas, and knowing that I will only be back in the office for 3 days after my vacation before I head to Hong Kong for a work project! I guess when I write it out like that, it makes sense I haven't posted in a while!

Enough with the explanations, let's get on to the cuteness~

I am totally in love with this Olympia Le-Tan book purse that Natalie Portman was carrying at the Black Swan premiere in New York. Adorable!

It is just too much!! But the prices are over $1000 so I will have to come up with a creative solution because I feel like I must have something like this!

Kate Spade also has a collection of book purses, but I still don't see myself spending a few hundred dollars on one of these :o/
(even though they are amazing too!)

So, I guess there is another project on my list of a million projects I keep committing to and never finding time to finish lately!! I am hoping with the new year (and with Winter keeping me stuck in the house) I will be able to follow through.

I know exactly which book I'd want to use as well, hopefully if and when I follow through and make one, that can be it's own post ;o) That will get added to my long list of projects! Hopefully in the New Year (and with Winter keeping me in the house!) I can get to the many projects on my list!

01 December 2010

It's still getting worse after everything I've tried....

I think we are skipping school. I have been overtaken by a crazy illness that allows me to be awake for a few hours a day and Robyn has been eaten by a monster called work. 

Hopefully all will resume as normal very soon. I do have "Pretty Hate Machine" to keep me company. If this album doesn't get me moving again I am in trouble.