i'm not saying oklahoma is a sartorial void, but it's not often that i am blown away by someone's look.
but, meet christina. i should mention i did not verify the spelling of her name and i am guessing, so someone please correct me if you know better.
i saw her at lunch this weekend (saturn grill, if you locals were wondering), and i was blown away. like in a staring, probably creepy, kind of way.
right there in the middle of nichols hills, in a sea of coach bags and running pants, she stood out. she oozed cosmopolitan. she was something i'd expect to see from paris on the sartorialist.
so what do you do when you're in the presence of such sophistication? dork out and grab your camera. and so i did. thank you, christina (kristina? xtina?), for being patient and cool.
and, since i hadn't done so in a while, i compiled a few pieces that i think might achieve a similar look. don't forget the lipstick — that was my favorite part. (who can recommend a good matte one, by the way?)
t by alexander wang jersey tank
j brand leggings
forever 21 necklace
warby parker glasses
marc jacobs quilted bag*
loeffler randall pumps**
*hers was actually vintage chanel that she got off ebay for — get ready to hate her — five bucks. no lie.
**what? you're tired of me talking about these? (i realize these aren't at all like hers, which i loved and wanted to steal, but i had to get them in just one more time.)
ceci n'est pas un IT bag,* but for $10, i think this tote from forever 21 will do. (via very new-to-me favorite ampersandity.)
(also, adorable raffaello bettini hat and oasis rosalind dress.)
*forgive the french... still working on my rosetta stone (which, i'll add, is amazing).
again, katy kills me, she is so cute. and her haircut... i die. actually, i think i die everytime she has a new style. my favorite is here (scroll to the bottom), when i didn't even know who ms. kansas couture was.
i look at a lot of pretty sites with lots of pretty clothes and lots of pretty girls. but katy is the only one who really inspires me to try just a little harder.
and i feel a little cooler knowing we have the same shirt (above, though mine's a light yellow plaid).
i'm thinking we all need to treat ourselves to something springy... maybe something for your closet? or something for your home?
i've had my eye on these marais espadrilles for a while...
and now, the very kind KIND boutique is offering you greedy girls 25 percent off non-sale items through the end of the month. that is kind, right? just enter GREEDYGIRL.
thank you, erin!
by caroline duke on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
in the summer, i'm strangely drawn to clothes that look like things i would have worn when i was six. summer also makes me want to soak my hair in chlorine water and stain my lips with popsicles.
i'm pretty sure i had, in some incarnation, these looks back then.
i'm loving this new print from jen oaks featuring oklahoma's animals.
thanks to holly for sending the link my way.
read more about it here.
(also, extra points for jen, who included in the print's description where to get frames to fit... not ikea, thankfully for us oklahomans.)
by caroline duke on Sunday, March 28, 2010
just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend... sorry posting's been sporadic. it's been one of those weeks.
if you haven't already, head over to the goodie life. kate was kind of enough to invite me to join her what's on your nightstand? series. she said really, really nice things about me. i'm blushing just thinking about it.
once you get done reading all about me, take some time to peruse. there are a lot of pretty things happening over there with that kate.
this is one of those really unfortunate moments when i wish i could pull anything off. or, even halfway pull anything off.
maybe you could rock this dress for me? (i'll mention it's $82, down from $300something. just saying.)
also, those tights. THOSE TIGHTS.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
i was BEYOND honored to be asked by anne to participate in her BOARDING PASS series. i've always loved and looked forward to reading of others' journeys. and now i'm in on the action!
hop on over there and check it out!
by caroline duke on Monday, March 22, 2010
i promise i'll get over this rope thing soon. in the meantime, here's another. (and how about that brass cord necklace?)
p.s. have i mentioned before how much i envy the team behind habitat shoe boutique? by team, i mean husband and wife. i want to be them when i grow up. (plus, they're in kansas city. and you know i love kansas city.)
by caroline duke on Friday, March 19, 2010
hooray! it's time for the gap give and get event. big thanks to carol for sending me an invite.
and now, i share it with y'all: 30 percent off at gap, gap outlet, old navy, banana republic and banana republic factory stores. AND 5 percent of your purchase goes to world wildlife fund (good choice, carol).
want to do good for another organization? just sign up here.
i'm supposed to be on a spending hiatus, but how can i resist an opportunity to do good?
[UPDATE: a little birdie (thanks, surya!) has informed me that the discount is also good on piperlime! woot!]
i die a little inside every time i realize i'll never drop $200 on a scarf. because i really, really would love to have one of these from virginia johnson.
[UPDATE: big thanks to michelle of pretty mommy for offering 10 percent off at her shop. go! go now! for me! just enter SPRINGFEVER at checkout. thanks, michelle!]
somehow more than a year has passed since i last blogged about locher's. so how happy was i to discover that mlle. locher has been hard at work on bags? really happy.
i think she just might have had me in mind when she came up with this one. my thoughts exactly!
i even love it so much, i can get past the fact its isn't apostrophed.
... and that money is capitalized.
... and that there is a comma between the two thoughts.
damn it. i want it bad, don't i?
i know, i know. a day late. but it would have been too late anyway. this pretty necklace is one-of-a-kind. and, it's already gone.
you really want it now, don't you? sorry. i had to make you feel the same pain.
maybe if wen finds another lucky horseshoe, she'll think of us...