I'm starting this post with the below picture. Please stare at it for a while.
So I was in Fred Meyers the other day, as I often am, when I spotted this...thing. Fortunately since the OC is full of crazy people know one looked askance at me when I burst into giggles and pulled out my phone to take some pics. Just to clarify, this is bad. Really bad. I would love to be in that concept meeting, hey how about a lamp with a jester doing a circus contortionist move in full makeup and then topped off with some tasteful feather boa trim? Oh brilliant, why didn't I think of that first?!
These are Angela Lortz's boots. Nepotism alert! They are purple and strappy, what's not to love? (BTW that is a rhetorical question, please save your answers for a time when I am actually confused about something) Also I am slightly disappointed in the lack of bootage I have seen at church. It's fall now, you can, and should, wear boots. Your soul will thank you, and me, for it.
So in this picture you should be looking at Susannah Forster's purse. The one with ruffles and great proportions. I was taking pictures last week all "guerrilla" style, I was SO sneaky.
I always appreciate how Kathy thinks about the entire outfit, the impact of the belt and shoes working together, the color is great too a kind of lavender. The sleeves have some cut out details, and the entire dress has what look like French knots all over. Texture is everybody's friend.
This is the Tory Burch 'Rhett' boot which you can purchase from Nordstrom.com
This is the Joan and David 'Hanover' boot which you can also purchase at Nordstrom.com
Obviously I covet both of these pairs of boots. I don't understand why I don't own red boots yet. Sometimes life is truly baffling.
And finally I encourage you to look at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection for women. His color palette is wonderful for Spring, as usual his construction technique is fascinating. Gypsy references, fabric orchids, plus a bit cheeky. Hurray!