i'm really, really glad that we're swinging back around to the realm of 'single-sole' heels, though i've always loved this classic style. i see platform-fronted skyscraper heels and can't help but immediately think "anklebreaker/Real Housewife/cab-to-curb-only", in that order.
confession: i never put my handbags on the floor or ground if i'm out and about. in NYC, sitting in crowded restaurants or cafes often means that there's no space to sit comfortably and still stash my bag on a not-gross surface. to the rescue: the simple yet super practical handbag hook.
i found this photo the other day and it kind of took my breath away for a moment. it's the perfect inspiration image for the season – leather jackets and denim and chambray and ankle boots are all i want to wear this spring.
new season, new blog feature. starting this month, i will be doing a regular stylehacker series that will feature stylish + functional tips and cool alternatives to those splurgey wishlist items that are always tempting you to spend more than you should.
if you're like me, and prefer to spend less on sandals but still want them to be stylishly versatile and designed with all-day-walkable comfort in mind, then these babies will be your go-tos this spring and summer.
back in 2011, after a lengthy period of saving and research, i purchased a dream item: a vintage 1990s Hermès Kelly. it was beautiful and unique in every way, down to the fact that the original owner had her initials discreetly stamped onto the flap.
"Style, for me, is someone who figures out who they are, what works on them, what they feel good in, and develops that, develops their character, and the outer expression of their character is what is style."
one of the most insightful fashion documentaries i've seen in a long time. the man is insanely talented, sure, but what really inspires in this film is the depth of his intelligent mind, and his clarity of perspective on life, culture, and the things that really matter.
"You've got to invest in the world, you've got to read, you've got to go to art galleries, you've got to find out the names of plants. You've got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We're amazing people." –Vivienne Westwood