But if anyone asks, a shoetie is really a bootie. More specifically, the kind of bootie that ends at your ankle. It has a nice lyrical flow and rrrrrrrolls off the tongue, non? Before the streets fill up with slush and snow, Fall is the best time to invest in suede or leather booties. Much like a leather bomber jacket, booties have a short timeframe on the East Coast so wear them while you can!
Shoetie chic – Shoeties look great with slim pants like a stretch ponte or a cigarette pant. They are also very striking with a basic black opaque tight (very flattering) or for added punch, try them with a bold tight in a jewel tone. For casual days where you don’t want to channel a ragamuffin (translation: more dressed up, than dressed down), nothing beats shoeties with a favourite pair of jeans.
October 21, 2012 No Comments
I keep having this reocurring dream that I’m back in elementary school, sitting in the cafeteria awkwardly having lunch with new classmates. Then I wake up, a tiny drip of perspiration, glad that I’m an OG (old girl) and it was just a nightmare. Bahahaha! Let’s not relive that again! I do enjoy this last burst of summertime heatwave but regardless of the hot, hottt weather, there is nothing better than making a list of Fall Fashion Must-Haves. Perhaps you can make your checklist with moi? Shall we? We shall!
- Houndstooth – Think of houndstooth like a black and white checker, on a diagonal zig-zag gone on steroids. Houndstooth is a classic retro-print which is best suited in a dress, a lovely chiffon blouse or a miniscule print on pants. To modernize and give this look a daring pop, pair it with brights such as canary yellow, fuschia or cobalt blue.
- Kick Up your Patent Heels – Who doesn’t adore a patent heel, non? There is something so Mad Men, so sexy secretary about shiny heels. I am quite partial to almond toes, however, the pointy heel is back! I always say, if you’re going to work a “look,” commit to it. Both look very sleek and elegant paired with a slim pencil skirt or well fitted dress trousers.
- Let Them Have Jewels – I love embellishment which means the return of the statement necklace, sequins, decorated tunics, dresses with ornate beading, the list goes on… This means we need to fill up our after 6pm social calendars to wear all these fantastic shimmery, sparkly pretty pieces.
Turn the page in your notebook, there are so many to list. Fall Fashion Must-Haves to be continued…
August 25, 2012 No Comments
A friend once commented, “You are always taking glamourous vacations.” To this I replied, “It’s glamourous vacations ONLY…with fun friends.” Stay-cations are fine if you’re moving or you need an extended period of time to do monotonous errands, but I say book me the next airplane ticket out of here and it better include beach, ocean and caftans.
I am very excited to return to my stomping grounds, my Latino home away from home, South Beach. Over the years, I have accumulated travel compulsions knowledge that have carried me many a Resort season. If only real life could include higher levels of sun and fun, our troubles would melt away like the last ice cube in your salty margarita. Here are some of those pearls of wisdom just in time for vacation season…
April 15, 2012 1 Comment
Life has been hectic and come to think of it, I have been missing one of my favourite past times — attending rock concerts. I went through a phase where I went ALL the time with my friend H. On a Thursday, we would have cocktails at her bachelorette pad then take in a live show at a sketchy bar or concert venue. The next day, we would drag our tired selves into work, the aftersmell of smoke masked by extra hair conditioner and dark eye circles disguised with a heavy-handed application of concealer. Ahhhh, those were the days! And such fond memories. Methinks I will bring it back.
Here are a few alterna-pop rock songs, I obsess over listen to on repeat:
- Miike Snow – Paddling
- TV On The Radio – Will Do
- Kele – Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix)
- Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
March 9, 2012 No Comments
Darlings, thanks for sticking out my blog drought. It was a desert. You were thirsty. Your lips were cracking. You really needed a hit of Chapstick. For you, I present a tall glass of lemonade-vodka on the rocks with a tiny pink tiki umbrella and a pot of Kiehl’s lipbalm. Ahhhh. So much better right?
All of a sudden, my toes are freezing and I am most inclined to reach for my 20 denier tights than freeze my legs off. What does it all mean? It means we need to get serious about our Fall fashion. Friday after all, is the official start to the season. Take stock of your rolling rack and make a list. It’s easy to get side-tracked when so many sumptuous cashmere sweaters are folded neatly on nesting tables and shiny baubles gleam from glass cases.
Focus is key. Here are some fall suggestions to get your MUST HAVE list going…
September 22, 2011 No Comments
Ooh la! I thought since Blair Waldorf has been a perennial top search (creeping my own stats), I would give you a fashion and cultural trivia mashup. We all adore the celluloid rich snob, glorified in fictional form yet loathed in real life (see/ Olivia Palermo). But before there ever existed the perfectly barrel curled, pouty Upper East Side Blair (Leighton Meester) another brunette wrecked havoc on her clique of hangers on’s and wannabe friends. Let’s pay homage to the original tween villainess, Sydney Rutledge (Sarah Michelle Gellar) from 90′s daytime BOP-era soap Swan’s Crossing.
There is a Sarah Michelle Gellar renaissance of late with her long-awaited return to television on Ringer this Fall. I am beyond excited. Buffy fans will always LOVE her. Obviously, I speak for my people. But before she played the Chosen vampire slayer, or stole the Emmy from Susan Lucci, she played the manipulative and scheming rich girl Sydney Rutledge. Gellar was cast as the popular only daughter of the mayor whose character was embroiled in a love-hate relationship with her neighbour/ex-boyfriend/familial rival Garrett. Ridiculously, the plots involved pool parties, secret rendez-vous and daily tween dramas in which Sydney was always the puppetmaster. Clad in oversize polka dots, white jeans, chiffon blouses, sheath dresses with contrast piping and trademark red lipstick (at 13 no less!), her character always got the chic-est wardrobe.
If you woke up extra b*tchy (rhymes with twitchy), you might ask yourself, “Hrmm, what would Sydney wear?”
August 28, 2011 No Comments