Happy Halloween! I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a costume this year, so I bought this wig and used clothes from my closet and borrowed John's tie for this easy Karl Lagerfeld look. A few people (my friends, mostly) understood my costume, but I was content to not be a "sexy-something-or-another" this year. Taking a break from overt female sexuality is kind of nice sometimes. Also, KARL LAHFS U <3


Today's outfit is, well, work-appropriate. As an office bee, I'm expected to leave my more interesting garments for the darkness. We've had a very mild October, so today's been the first day that I've been able to wear my latest thrift score - an MM6 cashmere long sweater vest. It's super cozy and doesn't get itchy after 8 hours at a desk.

Rather serrendipitously, the hemline of the sweater frames my Ann D. boots perfectly.

Have I introduced you all to my new Viking friend yet? He smells like finely aged bronze, lives on my wrist, and was created by Species by the Thousands. Every girl needs their own person Viking.

Also, hello constipation face! No really, I wanted to show off my new glasses (I broke my Chanel frames...long story), and dear readers, cull advice about how I should style my hair! My hair is a constant source of irritation for me. It needs to remain conservative enough to wear in an office, but "edgy" enough to suit my "style". Every time I cut my hair, I desperately wish it were longer...every time I grow it out, I have an overwhemling need to cut it all off. Sigh. The grass is always greener.


(aa mesh blouse and mesh leggings, urban outfitters tank top and skirt, zana bayne epaulet harness, marni shoes.)

No, dear internet, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth, I've just been exceedingly busy in my real life! After being gently prodded by the lovely Miss Divinitus, I decided to post my first outfit post in over a month. I solemnly swear to not go this long again without updating my blog.

Anyway, I'm quite obviously feeling a bit Proenza inspired. I adore their mix of prints and textures in a dazzling-yet-understated manner. The mesh texture grounds the outfit, allowing the prints (more specifically, the printed skirt) to take center stage, with accents from the harness and patent leather shoes. Speaking of the shoes, I've had these Marni shoes forever and am just now getting around to posting them. They were an eBay buy at a stupidly low price and I love them dearly. The simplistic design allows for so many conceptual ways to wear these shoes.

Also, note the Zana Bayne harness. A gift to myself after I started my new job. I can't say anything about it that hasn't been said before, by other more skilled with words than I, but suffice it to say that this is my new favorite thing ever. Sometimes I wear it around the house in my pajamas, because why the hell not.

Black, white, and blue for fall. Nothing else is needed.