Monday, April 6, 2009

Golden Touch




As things have been slightly stressful/busy in the AsianCajun household these past couple of weeks, I have resorted to retail therapy. My recessionista crown is tarnishing in the corner of my closet, and any DIY inventiveness that usually percolates to the surface of my mind every so often remains recessed in a jumble of stressed gray brain matter. Pretty, huh?

The upside to creativity and frugality forsaking me? Wonderful, wonderful shoes. I acquired these gold Jeffrey Campbells on sale at Sole last weekend (that's in the Edgewood shopping center, for you locals). Heavenly, heavenly shoes. They are quite comfortable (no marathon running, but speed walking is doable) and they boost me up about 5 inches.



So the shoes set me back a little, but the rest of my outfit is recycled from the past few years: hippie top from Urban, skirt from AA, leaf earrings are H&M, sunnies from Marks & Spencer and this drool-worthy purse is a hand-me-down from my gorgeous Aunt Mare. I believe she got it at a craft-fair. I love the leather fringe, and the rosette tip made with little leather bits. In the future I plan to wear it with cut-offs and white tees, but I can't wait for summer to wear this thing. Note: retail therapy does not cure impatience.



So, all in all- maybe not too bad. I can buff off my recessionista accoutrements and- oh wait, and then today I went to Meringue for some more therapy. Today's session involved an expensive dress and William Rast jeans. Whoever says therapy doesn't work, obviously hasn't tried on pants that fit like a glove.

LL

36 comments:

~ Faith said...

This whole outfit is gorgeous, but that purse... gimmie gimmie! That purse is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

~Faith

Shin said...

I really love those shoes! OMG! Your purse is so perfect for summer and with any outfit! Retail therapy never fails to make me feel better even if it's only temporary.

Allie said...

Those SHOES! Mmmmmm :)

Ike said...

gorgeous shoes :) they're like sandals and boots in one!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a gorgeous and stunning bag! I love the new shoes too!

Linnéa said...

Great outfit! LOVE the bag <3<3<3 Amazing!!
xoxo L.

hiking in stilettos said...

Love the shoes! You look great :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

...love<3x the bag! PS: I'm finally doing my LINK list & 've added yours girls! Shall we trade? a Big XO* as always!

Fell4fashion said...

Gorgeous shoes!!!!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

those shoes are hot, especially with the pink nail polish showing through.

Sal said...

Love, love, LOVE it all! But dang, especially the shoes. And you KNOW I'm not gonna get on your case about a little stress-induced retail therapy, lady.

Hanako66 said...

those shoes are fabulous!

ZombieLace said...

You look fantastic!! Don't get down on yourself, this is a prime example of shopping in your own closet, right?? I think those shoes are 100% wonderful and I will check out this Sole place I have never heard of before next time I am in the area! I also think it's wonderful the way you pair the strappy gold with the fringy tan of the bag, I could shamelessly copy this whole outfit in a heartbeat if I weren't afraid that that would be the day I would run into you in Decatur ;~)

June Shin said...

Love the outfit!

lisa said...

Great look, and as you said, that purse will go perfectly with a white tee and denim cutoffs for summer! Hmm that reminds me, I've got a pair of white shell, turquoise, and coral earrings I should dig out...

Ediot said...

briLLLLiant. i love the shoes and the bag. and these pictures are really wonderful. great weatHer

Dream Sequins said...

I've been dreaming of strappy strappy high high heels. Sigh. If only the weather in New York would cooperate. In a more consistent way. Brilliant shoes!

saray said...

great outfit.. the shoes are stuning

Winnie said...

Those shoes are such a good buy and wow, I am in love with that bag, it's gorgeous!

Whim said...

Those shoes are beautiful, and I want your bag..

LaMimi said...

There is actually a store in San Fran that's called " Retail Therapy" hehe....I love that term...
The shoes are fab! Well worth the $$ spent...
xoxo
Mimi

The Queen of Hearts said...

I can't even handle all of this awesomeness. Usually, there is one person with impeccable style but to have 2 of your, each with your own look. I think the Olsens need to watch out...might be giving those little ones a run for their money...

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Ace said...

You look lovely girls, I'm envious of your coordination in heels. This is my new blog by the way. Feel free to check it out.

Mare said...

Thank you on many counts! And I'm so glad the bag found the best home ever!

Ya gotta know I love the shoes. Perfection!

May Kasahara said...

the purseeeeee ♥

The Stylish Wanderer said...

FANTASMIC BAG!

tanya said...

those shoes are making me drool. WOW :-)

phamzy said...

those shoes are killers! i love the details of the bag!


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PLATFORM said...

Shoes:hot. Bag? Hrm.Still thinking about it.


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Alya said...

I've been eyeing those for so long at UrbanOutfitters.com, but I didn't know if they were worth the splurge. I dont have much success when it comes to online shoe shopping.

Ty said...

THANK YOU FROM EVERYONE AT JEFFREY CAMPBELL!! YOU LOOK GREAT IN THE MARLY---ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR STYLES...WORK GIRL WORK!

stylewithbenefits said...

Love those shoes and Jeffrey Campbell. Thanks for explaining my recent splurges.. def. retail therapy!

Miss Emma Kitty said...

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Melanie said...

Loove your bag!
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cath :: allchic said...

Ahhh. Love the bag. I'm having second thoughts about selling mine now...

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bonjouritsjinah said...

oooh the shoes and bag are both killer! i'll have to take a peek at sole next time i'm over in edgewood.