Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sunday 09/26/10

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 

This is the Joan and David 'Hanover' boot which you can also purchase at

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!

Love, ABBS

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sunday 08/29/10

So I missed my chance on Sunday. Susannah Forster was wearing the most gorgeous peacock skirt (Which I heard she got at Goodwill!) And I was going to take a picture of it and put it on this blog and you were all going to marvel at its beauty. So what actually happened it that I thought, "I can wait to get a picture of this after agape." Well guess what? BY THEN IT WAS TOO LATE. So next time Susannah Forster, next time you wear that yellow peacock skirt with that purple shirt, I will be waiting. Yes, that is as creepy as it sounds.

But on to something "important". I was perusing the September issue of Vogue this very evening, taking in the models, reading the stories on shopping for clothes via your iPhone, wondering if there were going to any David Beckham Armani ads...

Needless to say I was in a contemplative mood about fall and fall trends. That led me to thoughts of "jeggings". I shudder as I write this word. In case you haven't put two and two together yet, jeggings comes from jeans and leggings. Put them together and you have jeggings, a series of letters so horrifically assembled that it hurts my vocal cords to utter them. To be blunt I don't want to see people wearing these leggings ever. I don't want to see them wearing jeggings as pants, pretending they're not a legging because they are made of jean material. False. I also don't want to see jeggings worn under skirts or dresses because this isn't the 90's and it just looks stupid. Save yourself, save others, prevent the spread of this awful disease. 

Love, ABBS