Thursday, October 22, 2009

Daily Wear (and Tear): Houndstooth

*Black bomber jacket-H&M
*White houndstooth dress-Alberto Makali
*Black short-sleeved turtleneck-Target
*Black opaque tights-HUE
*Black suede and patent leather shoes-BCBGgirls

Today's outfit consisted of a dress I've owned for over 2 years.

I didn't wear it at all last fall/winter, don't know why--maybe I forgot about it??
It's not my favorite, but something kinda nice.  

Oh, and it's from my work...I get this gift certificate for merchandise every holiday.  
Since we're a better bridge company, it's not always my cup-of-tea when it comes to clothing.  
I don't think it's age appropriate, a little too old for me.
Or maybe I'm a little too old for what I usually wear?
Anyhow, back to the gift certificate deal--so I get this Alberto Makali $$$, and I have to use it somehow or else it goes to waste, right?  Luckily every season there's 2-3 pieces that are worth it.  The rest of the gift certificate usually goes to random stuff like a cool coat here, a sweater for the sister there, or an evening gown because I have oh so many fancy swoirees to attend.
(ummmm, ok--that last part is a total embellishment of the truth.)

And these shoes--they're the product of my scavenger like ways.

An End-of-the-Season find.

Got them last year, or moreso this year around February/March.  
They were super on sale, marked down to next to nothing-throw in one of my many Macy's coupons, and well they might as well have just given them to me for free.
I only wore them twice last year
-the first time I tried them at work, I almost fell, couldn't walk at all.
-The 2nd time, I wore them on a crazy Saturday night,RAN all over Bklyn w/ease.
Funny how that works out.  Now I can walk anywhere without stumbling, I suppose it's time to give them their fair share of foot time.

Well that's all for today. Honestly, I'm really really really looking forward to tomorrow evening--I'm going on a GHOST TOUR of NYC...Don't even get me started on my fondness for the paranormal, especially when I live in the most Haunted City in America. (I'll get into this and my ghost tour moreso on my Weekend Rewind--prepare to be SPOOKED!)


alya said...

Sqquuuueeee! I love the paranormal stuff, too. You're in NYC, so perhaps you've heard of Eastern State Penitentiary? Yeah, my younger brother and I are squaring up to go there this year....sign the waiver and do the same thing...should be fun!

Leproust Vintage said...

Your legs look a mile long in this outfit! Gorgeous!

I can't wait to hear about your ghost tour...I love them too! We went on one in Charleston, and it was soooo creepy!

Tracy said...

those are a super them!!

Anonymous said...

OOh! OOh! OOh!! I want your dress!! It is so amazingly pretty and looks perfect on you! Love houndstooth prints.

Oh my gosh! So jealous of your ghost tour- I have always wanted to go on one, but I am a little scardy cat something and would freak myself out before we even got started. LOL Have the best time- can't wait to hear all about it!


Hipstercrite said...

can never go wrong with houndstooth. love it!

idée_géniale said...

OMG, i just wrote about the ghost tour and basically said the same thing (except that you're def. more excited and into it than me). Can't wait!

Isquisofrenia Style said...

you look so adorable with this jumper i want one now!!!
and the boots are so good too1!!!


missDTM said...

cuuuuuuuuuuute shoes. love them. this outfit is adorable too. i often wonder if my wardrobe is too young for me as well...hmmm...i guess it's the way we wear our clothes that make all the difference.


have a great weekend! i'm sure you'll do something fabulous and fun!

emily said...

aaaah you look so insanely chic... and i'm really into houndstooth right now, you pull it off so well, i'm jealous. ;)

jane st. clair said...

i love those shoes!

have fun on your ghost tour! that sounds so fun and festive.


Alexandra Hoover said...

I like the dress-- it looks really good with the tights and jacket- kind of reminds me of the jumper outfits our moms made us wear when we were little, with a very fashionable edgy twist to it. Very nice!