Even though I am obsessed with shoes, I am totally odd about the whole "sandal/flip flop".
As a rule I avoid them. There is something about exposed feet and toes that seem to be completely avoidable by choosing a pair of flats (which seem more dignified not to mention cleaner).
With that being said, I thought it was high time I overcame my fear and found a sandal that would allow me to embrace casual comfort for the humid days of summer that are on their way. In some cases, glitter flats and platform boots just to not seem to cut it for pool side picnics.
Here are the pair I picked.
I love them! They have most of my favorite elements. Leopard, teal, metallic, straps.
Of course I found them at Moxsie. They are selling insanely fast (the red ones are already gone) so go, go, go!! Retail is $120.00 and their customer service is above and beyond any I have experienced.
In honor of this purchase, I was browsing Edge of Urge and found some new purchases I think are in my future.
Did I make a good choice? I hope sandals are worth the pedicures they require!
You will still never get me in regular flip flops!
I went to see one of my favorite bands at my favorite venue which would have been fantastic in itself but the opening act completely stole my heart. Visually and mentally I was just overcome.
Music fuels my soul and touches every aspect of my life. Lately I was just not feeling any real connections with new artists. Sure some of my can't live without artists were finally releasing new material but I missed the feeling of new discovery.
Tuesday that changed when I saw TAMARYN.
The music is exactly what has been missing in my life. Lush soundscapes that reveal more depth upon each listen, her voice is urgent yet calming. I felt like a weight had lifted off my shoulders.
The projections used throughout the set are incredible. I highly suggest buying a copy of her album "The Waves" and if you are lucky enough to live in the Bay Area she is a local girl so show some love and go catch a show if you can!
The headliners of this show were THE RAVEONETTES. They are always amazing so no surprises here. Sune and Sharin are equally inspiring to me on an almost daily basis and each chance to see them is always special.
I hope that Bonny, who adores The Ravonettes as much as I, happens to see these pictures! I thought of her while I was taking them hoping there was going to be a date close to her!
so tonight ended up being super low key, which was super nice because I have been cleaning ALL day! I am in phase 1 of packing for moving soon. This means I daydream most waking hours of how I will decorate my new place, listen to good music, and bust my ass.
I wasn't going to let the ass busting stop me from going out, so I went to a ska show with a cool co-worker. It was at the U of M Union and it was in their bowling alley area, good music, mellow and fun :o)
http://theprizefighters.net/ <---- the band's website
you can only sort of tell in the photo, but I couldn't decide between Pink Friday, and the new Gaga 2 Viva Glam from MAC- SOOOOOO I wore the Pink Friday lipstick with the Gaga lipglass! They mix beautifully! love it!
I wore a Harajuku Lovers shirt with some pants I got in Hong Kong, L.A.M.B. watch, "Return to Tiffany" bracelet modified with HL charm, skull/spike bracelet, and stud earrings- with the standard ska show shoes- Doc Martens!
and of course, a favorite of mine that no one in the US ever seems to go for...
DROP CROTCH PANTS!!!
so the band gave me a total SUBLIME vibe so I am now sitting here chillin, drinking wine out of a teacup and listening to the 40 oz. to Freedom album... this album is love
Cleaning out stuff and getting ready to pack is awesome! I found these sunglasses that I thought were long gone! I can't really do regular Wayfarers, they just don't work on me, but I love them, so I was happy to find these (I will call them) "Nayfarers" at Target, the shape is a little bigger so I get the style and it works on my face.
I have found HELLA other stuff while cleaning too, stuff I can use to decorate the new place! SCORE :o)
SO, I have had a totally awesome birthday weekend so far and I have chronicled my outfits in iPhone photos! My goal once I move and get settled into my new place, is to have a good photo set up to start doing outfits justice!
Friday I wore my "Who Killed the Newspaper" tunic hoodie that I bought in Hong Kong with some leggings and my "What do we do when we fall off the horse?" boots :o) and my FAVORITE Dior stunners.
I actually got quite a few compliments on the Newspaper top! Even from the lady at the Target fitting room- who knew? haha
and I am starting to feel like Justin Tranter from Semi Precious Weapons with my Trouve leather jacket in so many pics- but his awesome jacket was part of my inspiration bug to find this jacket anyway so it works!
On Saturday (my actual Birthday) I realized there was no way I could go without getting one of the MAC Wonder Woman belts, so I picked myself up and got ready to go to the MAC store un Uptown. I figured what better day than any is my BIRTHDAY to wear my Monster varsity jacket. I thought the girls at MAC would be more into it, but I just got weird looks! Although at Urban Oufitters the guy that rung up the cute top and iPhone case I got was LOVING it! :o)
I also wore some custom dog tags I had made that say my name, birthday, and "WALK THE WALK"
I got them after this quote came out from Gaga's Rolling Stone interview-
"When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, 'BITCH, you're Lady Gaga: You get up and walk the walk today.'"
and I do say this to myself now, well, with my name inserted haha... LAHV it
I got the dog tags done by http://www.soldiercity.com/
VERY inexpensive and they ship fast!
For dinner, I ended up going out to an AMAZING Greek restaurant in Uptown with some super cool chicks from work. I know this looked good because on the way back to my car I got a "Girl you know you lookin good." from a friendly stranger... haha, I will take it!
Also must have scared some poor Minnesotans "Ohhh nooo, I hope you don't FALL in those" haha! I just gracefully and carefully walked over some ice while saying "I know how to walk in my shoes" before using the crosswalk like it was a runway and showing them who was boss!
The jacket and pants are Trouve and the top is Wessex, shoes Forever 21! ha, they are some of my favorite shoes though!
and since the iPhone photos don't showcase my accessories here you go- it's a good thing that Wonder Woman card came in the mail YESTERDAY! haha, literally after I went to 3 MAC counters in 2 days collecting my haul!
Han Cholo chain hoop earrings
& random bangles and stud bracelets and such
My birthday ended up being super awesome and even Capital H-I-M gave me a present, a BEAUTIFUL sunny day!!! I was even able to take Dukes out to run around on the frozen lake!