Lace Dress

If you've got it, flaunt it. Because you just never know when it might be gone, right? Also, pro tip - you've got it.

Lace Dress PilyQ | Quay My Girl Glasses | Vintage Moto Jacket (similar) |
Thrifted Jeffrey Campbell Shoes (Similar)

Review: Sole Serum

The cool girls over at Sole Serum sent me a pretty mint colored bottle of their magic potion to try out. Being 5'10 I've never quite developed the pain tolerance that one needs for high heels.       Could this be the solution I was looking for? Could I have found the answer to looking amazing in haute heels without limping around like a wounded giraffe? They cautioned me that the way to use it was to wait until pain developed - "like a headache, you wouldn't take Tylenol before you even get one." 
So I set out on my two week trials (it seemed like the minimum amount of time that I would need to truly feel confident in my verdict.) 

The first time I tried to experiment  was a failure, not because of the sole serum, because my heels did not hurt my feet! 

That night, super desperate to try out this cool new serum, I put on the most heinously uncomfortable shoes I own . Within 5 minutes my feet were aching. I took them off, gave myself a little foot massage and then when out. I would call this experiment a partial success-  while the serum definitely nipped the pain in the balls of my feet and my arches- it did nothing for my little giraffe walk from ankle instability or the way that my toes started to blister almost immediately. Said my friend, "There is a special place in hell for cheap shoes."

Undeterred by what was clearly my fault, and finally understanding that some things are beyond help- I spent the rest of the week wearing high heels on nights when I had to walk a lot, nights when I knew that I'd not only be walking that mile to the bars, but around to all the bars and then back home again...

And the sole serum totally worked. That point when my arches started aching? gone. That foot bed pain from standing on pointe for several hours? Bye.

 The only thing I would warn is that sole serum will not cure bad, ill fitting shoes. If the shoes hurt immediately, if they are too small for you, lined with barbed wire, etc. this miracle just is not gonna cut it. 

I also tried them after a particularly grueling workout and found it to be an absolute dream. I was able to slip into a pair of heels post spin class like I was a freaking pussycat doll. 

Verdict: If you have high heeled shoes that fit well until the natural physiological ruination of heels starts to cause pain- this is definitely for you. 

Vintage Finds

Quay My Girl Sunglasses | Vintage Sweatshirt from Etsy | Vintage Trench Coat 

Playing Grown Up

If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too: 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, 
Or being hated don't give way to hating, 
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; 
If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; 
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, 
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster 
And treat those two impostors just the same:. 
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken 
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, 
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, 
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools; 
If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, 
And lose, and start again at your beginnings, 
And never breathe a word about your loss: 
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew 
To serve your turn long after they are gone, 
And so hold on when there is nothing in you 
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" 
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, 
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch, 
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, 
If all men count with you, but none too much: 
If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, 
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, 
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling 

Coat (Similar) |  ALDO Lip Clutch | Franco Sarti Pumps | Banana Republic Blouse

Gold Nikes are Amazing Part 2

The Pool Players. 

Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon. 

- Gwendolyn Brooks 

F21 Jeans with DIY Knee Hole | F21 Jacket (Similar) | Nike Air Max Gold 

Plaid Scarf. Leather Jacket. Gold Nikes. So Chic.

'Hope' is the thing with feathers— 
That perches in the soul— 

And sings the tune without the words— 

And never stops—at all— 
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— 
And sore must be the storm— 
That could abash the little Bird 
That kept so many warm— 
I've heard it in the chillest land— 
And on the strangest Sea— 
Yet, never, in Extremity, 
It asked a crumb—of Me.
Emily Dickinson

 Karen Walker #1 | Topshop Skinnies | Everlane Sweater
Nike Air Max Gold | Zara Leather Jacket | H&M Plaid Scarf

Boho Street Style

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.'
Jack Kerouac 

Jeffrey Campbell Orwell Harness Booties (seen here) | Zara Skinny Jeans | Karen Walker #1 

Windy Everlane Trench Weather

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the Bay

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me
- Tony Bennett

Everlane Trench & Sweater | Thrifted Jeans |  Gold Sneaker

Winter Pastels: Blue Leather

"Don't look back. You're not going that way..."

Blue Leather Moto (similar) | Everlane U Neck Tee | Rayban Aviators | Topshop Leigh Skinnies Ettika Lariat Necklace | Etsy Crystal Bullet Necklace | Purple Pointed Toe Flats (only $9!) | Rebecca Minkoff Snakeskin Bag

Kale Yeah


Eat a tomato and you'll turn red
(I don't think that's really so);
Eat a carrot and you'll turn orange
(Still and all, you never know);
Eat some spinach and you'll turn green
(I'm not saying that it's true
But that's what I heard, and so
I thought I'd pass it on to you).
- Shel Silverstein
Kale Racer Tank | Pink Coat (Similar) | Thrifted Jeans (DIY Cut) | Clothing Swap Shoes (thanks Soph!)

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