Friday, February 27, 2009

Fashion Friday- Losing my kool

It's been a while since I've done a frivolous post with pictures of my wardrobe. But dear reader, you know me by now, and realize that retail therapy is one that at least provides me with a band-aid solution for all that ails.

Remember my trip to NYC? I never did a followup to show you how I fared at Century 21, Anthropologie, and in Soho in various retail establishments.

Ever wish you were Carrie Bradshaw, or a talented designer/ shop-owner in an up-and-coming artsy neighbourhood, and had the guts to be attired in fun, funky numbers and wear them well? I think this is what I was thinking when I went with this...

And paired with an almost conservative swingy jacket...



Or with a Michael Stars T, "sleeping on snow" woolen hoodie and knock-off necklace,

Free People ... squeeee!!!

Ed Hardy T, because I'm too chicken to get a real tattoo...

But times have changed. Hitting the clearance racks and warehouse sales for quick drive-by shopping for more "functional" items in light of recent physical events and the recession, these are my recent buys:

Giraffe? Well, not exactly big on the function quotient, but it was only $9 and it seemed like a good idea at the time...

Ecco boots - I wrestled with a 65 year old grandma for these... but they are comfortable...

A good pair of hiking boots, at least they're in red, not so funky, but red nonetheless...

But my sexiest functional item has got to be this,:

Heck, even Ian says it's hawt, in a volleyball player (although I'm thinking more "Crash") like way.

Thank gawd Anthropologie is coming our way soon...please?

12 comments:

Cherry said...

Loving your finds!
But I especially like your sexy dancer pose with the knee brace. HOT!

Badness Jones said...

That knee brace is hot. At least you don't have to wear two, like my Hubs did the last few years he played rugby. (Thank gawd he has finally! realized he's too old for that. My heart couldn't take it!)

And one day, I'm going to make you come shopping with me. You've got such incredible style.

Kat said...

You've got GREAT taste! I would love to go shopping with you! :)

Kami said...

Love them all! that first outfit is so neat, I love it! And how come I don't get to see it on your hot little body? HUH?

The brace is necessary and it does look like a volley ball player, go with it! Get that knee better!

Knatolee said...

Oh. My. God!!! I feel completely style-less in comparison. These are fantastic. Well, except for the knee brace! But even that suggests rugged athleticism, so you go, girl.

Here I am, the artist, sitting her in black Roots sweatpants and a red hoodie. I need to shop more.

You have amazing taste.

Kat said...

Ooooooooooooh, that skirt is awesome!!! And I love the hiking boots.

Melissa said...

You do have great taste. I can't wait for another few inches and then I will end the recession all by myself!

LaskiGal said...

A knee sleeve. Man, who the hell thought those could be so dang sexy?!?!

OHmommy said...

OMG... can we go shopping together?

Designher Momma said...

fantastic style girl! I'm going to NYC later in the month and am completely clueless as to where to go to get the "deals". Century 21 is where it's at?

petite gourmand said...

I love all your stuff- especially the Michael Stars T, woolen hoodie . sweeeet.
I can't believe I used to actually work in the fashion biz- now my entire wardrobe seems to come from the grocery store....(at least Joe Fresh is some what cool still- I think)
But I love love love anthropologie. It's where I get most of my accessories each season.
I can't wait for them to open here.
Great news, that just made my day.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Neoprene is way stylish--and the black goes with just about anything!

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