Breaking news. You don’t get to wear thick, heavy garments in Houston because the big chill simply doesn’t make an appearance in this part of the world. So, for the most part, the closest we come to wearing sweaters are those of the Cotton, Jersey or Silk variety. Given a choice (and ample wallet), here are the ones I’d very happily sport to stay toasty. Red Cropped Sweater, H&M $50 Crew-Neck Sweater, Old Navy $28 Dutch Floral Cropped Sweatshirt, J.Crew $75 Wool Intarsia-Knit Wolf Sweater, Christopher Fischer $295 Sweater With Faux Leather Sleeves, Zara $40 Striped Polar Bear Sweater, Forever 21 $19.80 Cashmere Raglan Sweater, Charter Club $120 That red cropped number is calling me like a siren song. And I have such a thing for animal prints. Oh oh oh that piece with the faux leather sleeves? SO Sheela!!! Which is your fave? Love, Sheela
Noticed how I named this post, “Sweater Weather”? In deference to the fact that Houston does not have a sweater-friendly climate. It just doesn’t. But but but, if it did? These would be on my list of absolute must-have sweaters. Yes, indeed. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Intarsia Sweater $335Maison Martin Margiela, Open Knit Sweater $870 Markus Lupfer, Hook A Duck Sweater $375 Karl Lagerfeld, Nora Sweater $395 Reed Krakoff, Leather Paneled Cashmere Sweater $1,290Moschino, Silk Appliquéd Wool Sweater $925 Is it sweater weather where you are? Or is the air-conditioner still a-cranking despite it already being October? Love, Sheela
It’s good to see you again. Been a while, hasn’t it? (Almost) precisely a year, I believe. It’s good having you back, Fall. I’ve missed you. How’s your start to my favourite time of the year coming? Love, Sheela Outfit Credits Cardigan – Zara, Top – Michael Kors, Faux Leather Panel Leggings – Babooshka Boutique, Boots – Bakers, Vintage Necklace – Atlantis Dry Goods, Wooden Horn Ring – Poshmark (also worn here), Scratches on hand – Boxing, and Equestrian Cuff – Loewe (gifted).
You know, I’m starting to think I should rename this series, “Tuesday Treats”. Apt, yes? (from top to bottom) Medusa Cashmere Sweater from Nihan, Comic Book Strip Skirt from Vintage South Austin, just glorious Hand-Painted Wing Scarf from Shovava, Futuristic Metallic Leather Ankle Booties from Nanometer, and now, my personal fave, a Vintage Gold & Silver Articulated Mouse Necklace (the cute little thing measures 7″ long!!), and she’s MINE. You really need to check out Story Book Vintage, Meghan has some really awesome treasures waiting to be loved. Love, SG
I am very very VERY excited to share the news that yours truly will be attending the IFB Conference in New York City come early February!! Right smack in the middle of Fashion Week too!!! So, being from the tropics and now living in Houston, I’m asking for tips and tricks from y’all on how to brave and survive Winter with style and panache. To kickstart the process, I’ve, ahem, acquired these “necessities”. (from the top) Vintage 60s Reversible Mod Plaid Cape from Gypsies Rising, ultra avant garde Braided Shrug from Celapiu (love this sister duo design team), Vintage 70s Reversible Camel+Leopard Cape from Tiger Lily Frocks, and Vintage Space Bunny Tee from My Like Zoo of Hong Kong (ok, so this was an indulgence). I’ve also got the scarf and the puffy jacket and the super thick boots and ear muffs and gloves. What am I missing??? C’mon, ye worldly travellers and NYorkers alike, won’t you help a lass from Borneo who’s making her virgin foray into the Big Apple during the coldest time …
Sue me 😀 (from top to bottom) B&W Silk Chiffon Shift from Luminaa, just an incredible work of art in the form of a Felted Fox de Luxe Scarf from Celapiu, an avant garde Faux Black Leather with Crochet Bag from the talented hands of VandH; and, BE STILL MY BEATING HEART, a visual feast from Nortin, shoe gods from Greece, purveyors of custom-made opulence for the feet. And just so you know, I’m adding all these to my list of I’LL DIE BEFORE I DON’T PURCHASE THESE pieces for 2013. Love, SG
Life’s little surprises has brought me into the wonder realm of two really cool designers from Latvia, Inga and Irena, who collectively fabricate some of the most quirky and whimsical and charming garments ever. You can view their pieces here. I’ve long admired their work yet for some (unfathomable) reason, bit the bullet just a few months ago. This piece is one of them. Please ignore the quasi Titanic pose. I have NO idea why I did that. Meet Cake Boy, a poncho cum tunic cum top cum wearable-fantasy-come-true. He’s this fitted tunic thingy, tapering into a slim, sharp silhouette, and made ever so billowy with the addition of those voluminous sleeves. Totally ABBA. I felt these Velvet Heel Booties in SCREAMING FIRE ENGINE RED with spikes and studs were the only pair worthy of Cake Boy. And yes, there are those ever faithful Yoga Pants from Nike ~ again. Yes, I wear ’em all the time because they’re comfort personified (and rather flattering too, I must say). And yes, I do change my pants …
This is the time of the year when many a blogger would post a montage of her (or his) personal favourites spanning 2012. Since I’ve only been at this for a scant two months, I’ve barely sufficient outfit posts to fill up a week let alone encapsulate an entire year SO I’m taking an entirely different route to this. I’m going to feature the outfits I like best from twelve random bloggers. Some are a tad more hyped than the others, and certainly their aesthetics run the gamut but all are irrefutably talented and adventurous and most deserving of limelight. So here we go, in no particular order:- Adeline Rapon pulls off mixed prints with panache which, oftentimes (but not always), only the French can display. Her style is so distinct and whimsical yet not so out there that I can’t imagine myself wearing parts of the outfit, or, the outfit in its entirety, for that matter. And there’s also just a nuance of vintage that makes her fashion compositions so fresh (contradictory, I know). …
Ah, to own even a single item from this week’s Monday Mix. Le sigh. Le sigh of infinite bliss. (left to right, clockwise from top) Alexander McQueen Final Collection Angel Jacket from Shrimpton Couture, Hand-Dyed Silk, Tulle & Leather Poetic Aviator Dress from Lumme Designs, Anne Demeulemeester Black Wedge Ankle Boots, Shrimpton&Marketa Handmade Vintage French Fabric Clutch available here, Hammered Textured Copper Ram Cuff from Hammerhead Designs and Alexander McQueen Enameled Skull Bangle from Net-a-Porter. Love, SG p/s I’m the proud owner of four garments from the genius known as Tiina who’s the brains behind Lumme Designs. pp/s My next buy? That cuff. Oh yeah so don’t try sneaking it away from you. I got mah eye on you.
(left to right) Marc Jacobs Silk-Faille Top, Clements Ribeiro Printed Silk Skirt, Moschino Cheap & Chic Ruffled Silk Coat, Louboutin Metallic Gold Leather Booties. This entire ensemble is absolutely NOTHING I’ve ever worn in my entire life. Nope, not even the boots because mine are all, err, super high? Should I consider incorporating some lower heels? What about you? What kind of shoes do you prefer? Love, SG