there is so much i had in my head to post. but i copped out. so, instead, i will offer you these awe-inspiring shots from jak & jil.
i hope you have a beautiful first weekend of fall. i have very few plans and can't wait. maybe a couple beers, a glass of wine, a lot of cuddling, a little shopping.
oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaway for the post-consumption anxiety print. i'll be choosing a lucky winner later in the afternoon. (and, for an extra entry, you can retweet this.) bonne chance!
by caroline duke on Friday, September 25, 2009
sharp, don't you think?
and, it reminds me of this wonderful 'you've got mail' quote i found over at her name was lola:
don't you love new york in the fall? it makes me want to buy school supplies. i would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if i knew your name and address.
i'd send all of you such bouquets if i could. and, on a sad note, i've never been to new york in the fall. every other season. but not fall. autumn in new york... some day. for now, i'll keep watching kathleen kelly and joe fox. f - o - x. that movie, i won't lie, is in my top six. i can't help it.
via all the mountains again.
i don't actually need to go into how right these are, right?
christopher kane dress (nice, right?) | marc jacobs boots | erica weiner hummingbird skull necklace (blogged this before. still in love. halloween gift to self?)
apparently the shoes didn't go over so well in the blogging community, however. descriptions included elf dominatrix shoes; U G L Y, U G L Y, U G L Y; absolutely weird and hideous; and so on.
but i kind of love them. maybe because they remind me slightly of the acnes that never were.
so of course erica weiner has some amazing things in her jewelry line. but shoe clips? think of the possibilities. i remember my mom buying these for me when i was little, but i can't believe i had forgotten about them. especially now, when i need them the most and 90 percent of my shoe closet goes unworn.
i've spied more than a few things i wouldn't mind having this fall. maybe a dallas shopping trip is in order?
i hope everyone had a nice weekend. mine was filled with oklahoma state fair (yes, it's exactly like you would imagine) fun and cuddle time. oh, and really gross allergic reactions to farm animals. thanks, fair!
deena & ozzy wedge | jeffrey campbell wedge | fletcher by lyell silk dress | kimchi blue linen dress
by caroline duke on Monday, September 21, 2009
couldn't resist this. and i plan to frame it exactly the same way.
p.s. i just noticed i have more than a thousand readers, and i just about teared up. so, let's celebrate! leave a comment with your e-mail address, and one of you will also get a print. i'll choose next friday at 5 p.m. cst.
post-consumption anxiety print by bread + butter.
by caroline duke on Saturday, September 19, 2009
do you see those boots? they're mine now, thanks to my sweet joe who surprised me with them (wrapped!) earlier this week. except for some reason, my normally-size-7 feet did not come close to fitting, and they had to go back. hopefully their replacements come soon and an 8 does the trick. thank you, joe! you are good to me. i blogged about them way back when and was really excited to see them in black now (there is gray wool in the back and on the top, which i particularly love). hurry up, boots!
now, more about the above outfit:
for me, for you necklace (i won't get into how much i love it. thanks, kate!) | american eagle cord skirt | uniqlo cardigan | vpl vent tank | gap bag | simple boots uniqlo raspberry beret (added for comic effect)
lastly, do you shop uniqlo? tell me about the quality. i'd love to fill my closet with everything they have.
today i painted my fingernails emerald. and then i came across that marchesa gown and planned an imaginary wedding (those would be bridesmaid dresses, natch). which of course got me thinking about that vera wang ring (which would be one bad-ass engagement ring, don't you think?).
vintage givenchy dress | notte by marchesa dress | thakoon silk cardigan | swarovski nirvana ring (previously posted about here) | vera wang tourmaline ring (also previously posted about)
edited to add: holy wow. this was an embarrassingly rambling post. goodnight.