Posts Tagged ‘jeffrey campbell’

Black and Blue

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

 

Necklace: Vintage (buy similar here and here)
T-shirt: Gap (buy here)
Shorts: Gap (buy similar here)
Denim jacket: Gap (buy similar here)
Bag: Moschino (buy similar here or here)
Boots: Arnott by Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck (buy here, or similar here and here)

SHOP THE LOOK:

I spent the entire day running Christmas-related errands. Shopping for presents is really starting to stress me out. I still have my own family PLUS my boyfriend’s family to cover! Do you have any ideas what to get two moms, two dads, an older brother, a 15-year-old girl, and two shih-tzus? If so, please let me know. I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.

Luckily, I got the hardest gift out of the way when I picked up my package from Tres Bien: a pair of sneakers my boyfriend Justin wanted way before they sold out the first time around. I missed the door delivery time, so I had to have him drive me to the FedEx headquarters to get it. Obviously, he was jumping up and down with excitement that the package we were picking up was for him – and even more obviously, I gave in and let him try them on. They looked great with his outfit so I attempted to take ~style blog~ photos of him. Here’s what happened.

Oh! And just in case you’re appalled that I would ruin my boyfriend’s gift surprise, rest assured that I took them away from him to wrap up and have him re-open and act fake-surprised in front of our families on Christmas day. I am the best.


(Nike Footscape Woven Chukka – sold out in this colour but buy a different colour here)

Toast to the Future

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Shirtdress: Forever 21 (sold out, buy similar here or here)
Velvet t-shirt: Zara (sold out, buy similar here)
Belt: Gap (sold out, buy similar here or here)
Necklace: Oasap (buy here or similar here and here)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes (sold out in silver, but buy other colours here or here)

SHOP THE LOOK:

When I first found out Ghesquière was leaving Balenciaga, my world (or at least the image of Balenciaga in my mind) came crashing down. Was it the end of the fashion house? Whose insanely slick tailoring and funky (but not overtly funky – more like a conservative-funky) colour combinations would I sit on my bed with my laptop and gawk at on Sunday mornings and cry about not being able to afford on Sunday nights?

Everything turned out better than I thought, because not only is Ghesquière starting up a brand of his own (it’s about time), Alexander Wang is taking over Balenciaga. At first I said, “That is so random” and “How is that even going to work,” but these thoughts quickly evolved to, “Wang can handle it,” and “I’m so excited to see what a casual/edgy Asian streetwear designer does for an almost-century-old Spanish luxury brand.” How is he going to reinvent the bubble skirt… again? Is he going to shy away from predominantly black/white/grey collections? What in the hell is he going to work with that’s not remotely close to a solid-coloured jersey or knit? These and many other questions that flood my mind shall be answered as soon as the spring runway hits again next year.

Anyway, here’s my homage post to Ghesquière and my toast to the future with Alexander Wang. See how I’m wearing the Jeffrey Campbell ripoffs of the Balenciaga cut-out boots that I got on sale? Ok I realize this homage doesn’t look as sincere now, but pipe down, I’m a starving university student. Please forgive me, shoe gods.