I’d pair it with knee boots and jeans or or a wool mini skirt. I’d totally wear it to the pumpkin patch with my kiddos or to run errands in high style. It’s such an easy piece, I could throw it on to get the mail or pick the kids up from school. And it comes in gray and olive – the first I have loved always and the second is my new favorite neutral.
Yesterday saw the opening of Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Brooklyn Museum. With over 160 beautifully designed pairs of high-heels, the show is a trip through every iconic shoe imaginable alongside many important historical pairs, dating back as far as the seventeenth century.
There’s the famous purple Vivienne Westwood sky-high-heeled shoes that had Naomi Campbell trip most graciously on the runway during the designer’s show in the 90s, a pair of silver Chanel boots with a pearl sole that might be the most beautiful pair of boots we’ve ever seen, as well as recent designs such as the fabulous Prada lipstick heels. For die-hard fans of more recent designs, there’s just about every pair of infamous Louboutin shoes, Céline fur pumps from last season and United Nude’s Lady Gaga boots.
Brooklyn Museum. 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Tel: 718 638 5000. On Show until…
Is it fall yet? I mean, no one loves summer more than I do, but if we can’t be sleeping in, playing at the pool or going on vacation – bring on the cooler temps already!
I’d also like to pull out my fall wardrobe and start picking out some nice investment pieces to get me through the year, if not the next few. These J.Crew Barrett suede ankle boots are totally gorgeous and the fact that they come in navy (black and grey too!) was super exciting for me.
Navy is the new black, after all! (Follow me and get shopping info on lilblacksweats on Polyvore.com)
I have been wanting the perfect crossbody bag for a long time.
I don’t need a small bag often, but sometimes my outfit just calls for something somewhat casual, but still polished enough to wear for a night out.
This Chloé Marcie crossbody bag has been on my want list for a long, long time. Sadly, at this price point, it’ll probably stay there much longer.
This great Marc Jacobs bag, however, is far more reasonable. I love the detailing on the closure and while, I don’t love it in black, I do adore it in this bright blue color. And since I wear so much black and navy anyway, it’d be great to have a pop!
You might find this so random, but today I am coveting a Pergola.
We had the lovliest time on the back deck of some friend’s of ours last night. They had little round lights outlining the deck, which provided the perfect amount of ambient lighting for late night cocktails on a hot, summer night.
We too, have a fabulous outdoor space for entertaining and while it’s practically perfect in every way, I have this vision for a gorgeous pergola to semi-cover our patio. I want it to be strung with little white lights and maybe even have a ceiling fan to keep us cool when it gets beastly hot in August.
I also want it to have the same ivy growing in and around it just like I have crawling up the walls of my home.
What an outdoor paradise in the canopy of tiny lights and lush greenery!
This one is absolutely gorgeous and is like adding square footage to your living space. But maybe too-muchy like being in your family room.
I love the lights and the chandalier, presumably with votives for extra mood lighting.
But this space is absolutely UH-MAZING! I must admit however, that it may not be just the pergola that has me so in love… it might also be the stone patio and the table for dining al fresco.