Saturday, October 24, 2009

Booties: CL Laponos

I have been wanting booties for a while. Of all CL booties of the past, my favorites are the Trotinettes, the Sigourneys and the Laponos. I have been trolling the *bay searching for one in my size to pop up for the right price. I missed out on the Gold Laminato Laponos I really wanted about a month ago and I was quite bummed. Also, last weekend, as you know, I bought the Ginevras and I promised myself no more shoes until my applications are all sent out. Well, I can't resist a good deal so I ended up snatching up a pair of Burgundy Laponos from the *bay!!!

I love them and I can't wait to wear them. Maybe to my interview even. :)

Interview Outfit

I have received my very first invitation for an interview for graduate school (don't get too excited, they invite ALL applicants to interview). And while that is stressful enough, someone as vain as me will obviously stress about the interview outfit. Since the interview is late November in Pennsylvania, I am thinking it's going to be raining (or god forbid, snowing). The hotel I am staying at is on campus and about a block away from the interview site so I am thinking of wearing flats and switching to heels before the interview.

While almost everyone is advising to wear a suit, I am thinking otherwise. My reasons:
  1. I personally hate suits. I think they're too stuffy and I just feel wrong in them. In a stressful situation, I am opting to be a little bit comfortable.
  2. It will be cold so I will be wearing a coat. If I wear a coat over a suit jacket, I'm afraid the suit jacket will wrinkle and I'll look sloppy.
These are the looks that I am thinking of:

I like this look because it's something that I would actually wear. Also, it's demure and sweet and it doesn't look like I'm trying too hard to impress them.

The skirt might be a little much for a school interview. I think this look will work fine if the skirt were plain instead of leopard print.

I love the simplicity of this dress. With the right cardigan and a skinny belt, this dress would be perfect for the interview.

I think the trick is not to overthink the whole thing. Look classy and demure without trying too hard. After all, the outfit is only one aspect of the interview.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


So, remember a few posts ago when I said I'd reward myself when essay-writing season was over? Well, I have a couple weeks left of essay-writing but the reward came a little early! As I've mentioned before I love gifts but I love surprises even more!!!

I was going to get myself the Golden Goose boots as a reward but instead, I came home with:

Black Ginevras!!!!

And as an added bonus, I got received a $125 gift card from Barney's and I got to see McSteamy!

Perfect weekend! Thanks JJ for enabling. :)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Green with Envy

When I was little, I learned about the 7 cardinal sins and envy was one of them. We were told that being envious of something we don't have is bad. However, they never said anything about inciting envy in others. *insert evil smile*

These earrings are sure to garner envious looks and stir up jealous feelings from others. How could they not? 15 carat green tourmaline with a diamond encrusted setting? If that won't do it, I don't know what will...
Green Tourmaline and Diamond Earrings, $35,000

Tiffany designs extraordinary earrings of rich and verdant green tourmalines. These rare gemstones are generous in size—over 15 carats each—and superbly matched. Tiffany stonecutters maximize their deep color saturation with an oval shape and exquisite faceting. A dramatic diamond-encrusted setting of 18 karat gold forms a point in the back, creating a profile and rear view that's as pretty as the front. Light shines through the setting’s elegant arcs, revealing the stones’ lush hue from every angle.


Thursday, October 01, 2009


Ah, so busy with grad school apps that my blog has been neglected...again...

Well, no worries as shoes and shopping are still on my mind as I try to keep a hold on my sanity whilst going through the application process for grad school. I've come up with a reward system to further motivate me and help get me through the tediousness of the application process. First, the punishment (because obviously there can be no reward if there was no punishment) is withholding what I crave most, SHOES! So, while I'm going through the process, no new shoes. BUT, when I'm done with the application process (in about a month's time), I get to take home these babies:
My long-lusted after pair of Golden Goose boots in my fave neutral, Gray!!! Getting these babies are well-worth the agony of the application process!

As far as the actual results of getting into a school, I have an even better reward system. If I get into my top-choice school, I get to have a pair of shoes in the $2k range. Maybe a special order CL, something along these lines:

actual CL special order, pic from tpf

If I get into my second choice school, I get to buy myself a pair in the $1.5k range.

I've never tried this style (Feticha) on and many have complained that the curved heel is quite uncomfortable but I think it's stunning! So something along these lines would be great...maybe the python Bianca would be a good substitute as well.

If you've caught on to the pattern, I get to pick something in the $1k range for getting into my 3rd choice school. For that I'm thinking...studded Pigalle!!!

I've been lusting after this shoe for about 2 months now and I've stopped myself from buying them so I'd be motivated to put my best foot forward in the application process. I think it's working too!

If I don't get into my top 3 choices but I get in somewhere, I probably will just take myself to Providence for a nice dinner to celebrate. Oooh, maybe even Urasawa. I think I've mentioned before how much I love presents and I think I definitely give the best presents (to myself anyway). To those who are wondering why I'm wasting too much money on a reward, it's not just a reward for getting into school. It's a reward for the hard work and the stress of the next 2, 3 or 4 years (depending on the school and program I get admitted into) to come. For the next few years, I can't/won't be buying any more shoes so I want my last pair to be the best choice. If it doesn't make sense to you, it makes perfect sense to me and that's all that really matters.

Wish me luck!