big foot

pierre hardy metallic leather high-top sneakers

pierre hardy metallic leather high-tops

pierre hardy metallic leather silver high-top sneakers

KINDA love telling people my shoe size and seeing their reactions. “You have big feet for such a petite person!”

I had scored these Pierre Hardy Metallic Leather High-Top Sneakers during Net-a-Porter‘s annual half off sale but got a size 40 (FR) because that’s what I typically wear in sneakers. And though I could make them fit because of the velcro straps, they look MASSIVE to the point of RIDICULOUS on my feet. Like dude-big. If you put me in a line-up with guys and only showed our feet, I’m pretty sure everyone would assume I was a guy.

Luckily, I managed to snag a size 39 when it came back into stock the other day and can’t wait to receive them. Plan to pair these high-tops with really minimal looks that include dark blazers, t-shirts and mini skirts.

If you prefer these in gold, Luisaviaroma is doing a pre-order for them right now!

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Snakeskin style

natalia vodianova

photo by Hanneli

Natalia Vodianova rocked these Stella McCartney snakeskin pants.  Her look screams, “I’m comfortable, yet well put together.”  Still bitten by the snakeskin trend, I just picked up Style Stalker’s venom harem pants from Karmaloop.

style stalker venom pants

photo via Style Stalker

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(p.s. I only close comments when I know I won’t be able to return them. Must catch up this weekend!)

Recently Acquired

H&M fringe jacket

h&m fringe jacket

h&m fringe jacket

h&m fringe jacket

H&M faux leather cropped fringe jacket

h&m dress

h&m dress

H&M dress that I would have worn to the prom… if I went to the prom in the 80′s

h&m floral jumpsuit and faux leather pants

h&m floral jumpsuit and faux leather pants

H&M floral jumpsuit (totally 90′s = love) & faux leather skinny pants

matiko studded loafers

matiko leila studded loafers

Matiko LEILA studded loafers via Modcloth.com

* UPDATE * These are available online at Revolve Clothing and Karmaloop.

I had hoped to do more shopping in Hong Kong, but aside from a few small souvenirs, these are the only clothing / accessory items I snagged.

faux leather lace-up shorts

faux leather lace up shorts

Faux leather shorts à la the Alexander Wang corset shorts with front lace-up tie via Hong Kong store Basic

rabbit leather fringe bag

rabbit leather fringe bag

Leather fringe bag via Hong Kong store Rabbit

fringe vest

Faux leather fringe wrap via Hong Kong store Basic

pixie market

Fleamadonna faux fur sleeve shirt and fringe jacket via Pixie Market

Did I mention I’m into fringe?  In a big way.  Sorry for the delayed responses; I’m slowly getting back into the blogging groove again after being away for two weeks.

If you’ve been following me on TWITTER, I’ve been tossing around some wacky Halloween costume ideas, such as Pizza the Hutt from the movie Spaceballs (massive gross pizza character), Cousin Itt from The Addams Family and Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s.  Since I was Lady Gaga last year with my arse practically hanging out, I wanted to go in the complete opposite direction and do something ridiculous… not to mention, cover myself up.  Then last night I got smacked on the right side of the head with a costume idea, albeit one that will take some time to create.  Now I just need a pair of green leggings, hot glue and massive loads of (____________).  I’ll post photos and reveal what I end up dressing as next week.

Are you going to dress up?  If you need ridic costume ideas, let me know… I have back-up plans if my own DIY costume doesn’t turn out well!

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Becs

H&M + Leopard Print Overload

What ended up as an innocent tag-along with Melanie to the mall yesterday resulted in a leopard print overload from H&M.  If you go to the H&M at Beverly Center and are unable to find size 2′s in the following, I apologize in advance.

H&M leopard print

Price: $39.95

Style Plans:

  • Pair with black liquid leggings, Dolce Vita booties and a faux fur vest
  • Wear unbuttoned over a tank dress, belt it and wear with casual brown boots
  • Belt it and wear as a dress with black ankle cowboy boots, topped with a black hat

H&M leopard print

Price: $49.95

Style Plans:

  • Keep it simple with a cropped top and black ankle boots
  • Wear black motorcycle jacket, V-neck gray t-shirt and red boots
  • Throw on oversized cardigan, cropped black top and Justin Roper boots

* Note: These pants are slightly hard to slip on.  Despite fitting amazing around my small waist, I had to literally wiggle my flat ass into these pants because the side zipper doesn’t extend that far down.  One day I fear I’ll hear the inevitable ripping of seams as I try to get into these.  So A+ for fitting the waist, but D- for not extending the zipper down further.

H&M leopard print

Price: $49.95

Style Plans:

  • Pair with high-waisted leather shorts, red boots and black socks
  • Layer under a denim vest, black skinny jeans and black ankle boots
  • Wear with red mini-skirt, gray ankle socks and black wedge plaforms

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UPDATE

Wore the blouse dress to the Los Angeles premiere of the movie “Going the Distance”, starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.  Paired it with a black tank dress  (it’s sheer, so something must be worn underneath), UO thigh-highs & belt, Jeffrey Campbell Alexa wedges and Topshop braided headband.

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