Outfit Of The Day: Broke
Forever 21-Cropped Tee
I must say that Boston is doing a spectacular job at creating their own style scene. Somehow the mixture of New England Classic Prepster, Hipster, Punkster and Hip Hop Rock star really plays off each other nicely and balances well. Everyone has good representation of their style in this small city and it’s great.
There’s a handful of boutiques that if I had access to $40k a month to go shopping at every month to fulfill my style needs. Out with my friend Billy and his fabulous dolls Briana and Ashley we made way to one of Boston’s Best Kept Jewels. I’ll leave them nameless for the simple fact that they have some of the worst customer service ever and it’s like “Really?!” Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! However, they are one of the few boutiques that carry Balmain, Kenzo, Givenchy, rare Galliano(another love) and more…….
I really appreciate the intricate details that go into clothing of Balmain & Givenchy. Balmain is one of those brands that you can literally look at and recognize right away without even seeing a tag! It’s simple gorgeous, as for Givenchy. However, I never see it worn in Boston unfortunately. It’s sad but true. The fall collection is simply stunning too and it’s a shame that I won’t see anyone in Boston wearing it, well maybe if I go to Bijou. Both men and women can appreciate.
As you may remember, there is this shoe called “The Rabbit” by CA by Cinzia Araia that I am beyond obsessed with. The sneaker has these long suede or leather bands that allow the individual wearing the shoe to create a variety of looks to really showcase their own style and not that of just the shoe. They retail anywhere from $300-$400, more or less depending on when and where you buy them. I HAVE BEEN OBSESSED FOR QUITE SOMETIME, since I first heard of the shoes last year!
So one day back in February or maybe it was early March, I decided that I NEEDED THESE SHOES! I was going through a depressive moment and shopping a lot and shoes were what I needed to make it through the day. I ended up with an impressive pair of Jeffrey Campbell‘s that I can hardly walk in but that’s ok….they were a steal at $50!!!!
Barney’s in Boston is the place to go to for hard to find desginers, emerging designers and just really interesting pieces that aren’t of the mainstream. Think outside the box a bit! I walked into the shoe department and knew exactly what it was I looking for. I was looking for shoe in either black or white. I didn’t see it right away, it’s tucked against the left wall towards the back and there it was CA by CINZIA ARAIA! STARING ME IN THE FACE IN ALL OF THE GLORY THAT I HAD DREAMED ABOUT for such a long time.
A sales associate came out, she had dreads and was really cool like in a Brooklyn sort of way. She wasn’t from Boston, either NYC or she was from the south but like Virginia south. She grabbed me the biggest size in the cranberry color, not the color I wanted but fine none the less. I proceeded to try the shoe on……”AAAAAAAAH” My heart sank………
The shoe was too tight!!!!! No i screamed in my head. This can’t be! Why me? The shoe that I was basing my life around at that very particular moment didn’t fit me. I was devastated.My life had lost all meaning. “Well the shoes run very narrow. The way that it’s constructed, it will give a bit but not a lot. It’s an expensive sneaker to just wear once or twice and not be the right fit for you” In my head I immediately thought, “SHUT UP! LET ME BUY THE SHOE! IT’S MY MONEY TO DO WHAT I WANT”
Not being able to justify the buy, I placed the shoes back in the box. Tears almost trickled down my face as I walked upstairs to maybe see if the men’s department had the full mens line. They didn’t. I walked out, probably the saddest I have ever been in my entire life. Life didn’t have any meaning at this point. Then I realized…..it’s just a fucking shoe. Get the fuck over it…….and then I remembered that I got the most amazing pair of Jeffrey Campbell’s for a steal!
Oh well there will always be another shoe!!!
Tis the season to get out and enjoy that holiday party honey! I truly must say the holidays are a great time of year when you can get together and enjoy it with friends as well as family. Here’s a quote for you: “Ain’t No Party Like A Holiday Party Cause A Holiday Party Don’t Stop!”
Every year I dread the holiday parties, I dread the constant back and forth and let’s be cheerful and merry. I just don’t want to go, BLECH. I had fun at last years holiday party and maybe because I noticed a lot of growth in myself this year but this year was even more fun! The night before I went to a holiday party which was just as crazy, arguing with a drag queen, an Irish girl, and some other chick, turns out that was rather interesting. Naturally, I won the music choice.
So the holiday party was on the Odyssey Boat Cruises, which I’ve taken before in the past and it was fun. The music eh but it’s really hard to keep me actually happy to music because I find that a lot of DJs’s are inconsistent. Like my IPOD makes me happy because I choose the music but regardless this isn’t about the music.
Naturally, of course, we all wanted to go out dancing afterwards. Well, if you know me, you know that any chance I get I can I would love to make an outfit change of some sorts. Well not tonight, the only thing I wanted to change my shoes because everything else was perfect from the salon holiday party but for the nightclub, had to change shoes. Say Hello To My Friend:
I saw these shoes and said “Oh My God!” tried them on and they were a little tight but that’s ok….you can stretch a shoe, right? They are pretty fierce though I must say. It’s a high maintenance shoe but at the same time it’s simple.
If there is one trend that everyone should fall into in my honest opinion is the studded trend. So amazing all the things that you can do with them. There’s a brand that I follow based out of NYC called “Stud Muffin” it’s really amazing, how they take studs and make even sweatpants look good!!
Then again time to get back to the story at hand which is…that I love this time of year. It’s a time to be with those that you love, those that you hate and share and make memories. There is always too little time and too many parties to go to but that’s the fabulousness of it all. It’s like summer in New England, ya know.
Christmas is here sooner than we are going to realize. Hope you all have a safe and happy rest of your holiday season.
WHAT AM I WEARING?
www.stevemadden.com Sacrifice Studded Ankle Boots
www.bobblesandlace.com Flying Monkey Silver Print Pants (AMAZING by the way) and the clutch
www.rescueboston.com Vintage Red Christian Dior Blazer (very helpful staff as well)
Cover Me In Furs…Make This Boy Purr….Drop Diamonds On Me Daddy…..Let Me Drive Yo Caddy!!
Fur is one of the most luxurious items that a person can own. Whether real or faux, you have to admit when you see someone rocking a quality piece down the street, it almost makes you a little envious? You get a little jealous, right? It is only natural. Fur is just one of those things that at least make me say DAAAAAAAAAAAYUM!!!!!
When I say fur, I don’t mean furs from like Kaufmann’s Furs, or the fur shops out in Aspen or Vail. I mean the trendier furs that you might see at like Scoop NYC! They have this gorgeous Helmut Lang, it is to die for! The asymmetry of this is amazing. The way it drapes the models body but still has power and structure. YES! Thank YOU!
Adrienne Landau really knows how to maneuver her colors around to create the perfect pieces of amazement. It’s stunning and flawless the way she sees the colors and how to compliment each other for each vest, jacket or even home furnishing.
So I absolutely love fur. Faux or Real doesn’t bother me either way and yes I still love animals. However, I really prefer real fur. Something about the touch, the feel, the way it looks unless your paying $3500k and up for a faux fur, in which case I’d look at like an idiot with my head cut off.
And I don’t want to look like the tacky gay boy that throws on a fur vest because I’m here and I’m queer. I want to throw on a fur vest beause it ignites a sensuality in the person who is wearing it. They hug the body just right make theme of the whole look just melts together against the curves of the body to bring out the life of the piece.
Fur Fur Fur!! Er’body!!!!!! The only problem is I don’t want to look like a tacky hot mess. So when I wear the piece I decide to get, I have to own it! You should own it when you wear it too! No literally, jail is probably not a cool place to go …….
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