The Apple of My Eye
Jun 30, 2010
Earlier this week, Makeda at The Glamazon Diaries wrote of her love for the online retailer/brand Shabby Apple and their Parisian Chic Collection. I immediately fell in love with their simple, lovely, inexpensive pieces and I just could not wait until Friday’s Weekly Reading to share them with all of you. And if my Platinum Visa wasn’t frozen in a brick of ice, wrapped in tin foil and labeled with the words, “To Covet is a Sin” written on it (just kidding), I would have purchased one of everything. Or at least, one of the following pieces.
Also, even though Miss M is busy with her wedding plans, her rented space in my head would like me to tell you that these dresses are “Girl Cute.” Meaning that other chicks will really dig them, and men will think their nice, but if you’re looking for WOW Factor on a date where you shaved your legs higher than the knee (you know what I’m talking about), you might want to wear something a little less lovely and a little more sexy. And that concludes this public service announcement brought to you by the letter L for Lucky, Lover and Lingerie. Moving on…
Breezy, work appropriate and in Belle’s all-time favorite color. Perfect for those Mondays when you need to look pulled together but you’d rather wear your PJs to work.
Remember what I said about “Girl Cute?” One piece, vintagey swimwear is girl cute. But since I don’t have a man to impress, I can wear what I want. And I want to channel a 1940s pinup girl.
This dress is perfect in it’s simplicity. You can go totally basic and it will look lovely, but that’s not much fun. So I suggest a statement necklace, a wide belt, chunky bracelets, colored pumps and a bow neck blouse underneath. Not all at the same time, of course.
How perfect are these shoes? Warm, neutral color. Slight wedge for the vertically challenged. Ankle straps for a light, modern gladiator feel. Yes, you do need these.
What? I knew you were thinking it. The ESP came with the MacBook. Or at least that’s what the guy at the Genius Bar told me.
I love this dress. Hell, I even like the cloche and the pumps even though I usually loathe yellow and black together. And that tiered, asymmetrical detail on the bodice…just adorable.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an ice block to chip through. My Visa must be freed from its chilly cage, so that this sunny dress can be mine. And, oh yes, it will be mine.