CapFabb (in case you don't already know) is the Capital Area Fashion and Beauty Bloggers organization. It's a super fun way for DC area bloggers to connect. Not only that, it's also a great resource for fashion lovers like you to find local blogs! Awesome right?
This October kicked off the first ever CapFABB Style Challenge... Leather. (meeeeow!! or moooo as the case may be... or actually a computer generated cow sound that is totally artificial, not real, and much less expensive than an actual moo... ... ...i digress...)
I don't wear a whole lotta leather, except when I'm heading out for some serious rock n roll. I decided, "Katie, it's time you broadened your (faux) leather horizons." Then the man standing next to me on the metro was like "Are you talking to me?" and I was like "Uh no, your name isn't Katie is it?" Here we go!!
Those two are for you Myra!
I love that you can still see a little bit of the pale pink in my hair in this picture!
So what's with the "Good Girl" title? Well my lovelies, like I said, I usually only wear leather when I'm heading out for some rock n roll. It wouldn't be much of a challenge if I just did a rock n roll post now would it... but I'm gonna anyway! Stay tuned for my "Bad Girl" post coming soon AND check out how other CapFABB bloggers tackled the leather challenge AND check out my Tumblr for outakes AND check out my Polyvore for some leather outfits AND that is all. :)
Well helloooooo there assortment of sweet, sweet pumpkins!
Halloween is littttrally one week away. Skweeeee! I'm so excited. So, so, so excited. It's truly the most wonderful time of the year. (I know Andy likes to sing that it's Christmas, but if Eddie Pola and George Wyle were still alive I'd track 'em down and ask them to re-write the song to be about autumn and halloween. You know, cause I'm just a freak like that.) Some of these are very similar, sure, but I can't help it, teeny tiny needle felted pumpkins are just what I want today.
Whilst in Chicago recently I stopped into an AllSaints store for the first time. I was so super pleasantly surprised at their super cool, super euro aesthetic. It's the type of shop that makes you think "If I was a cool kid I would soooooo shop here." Well guess what... I know dub us all cool kids. Ta Daaaa!
But seriously, you should really check out an AllSaints near you (brand new one opened in Georgetown this July!) Before we continue, a quick heads up... This stuff's expensive. Well it's expensive on my budget anyway. It's so great, I say go check it out anyway. Think investment pieces. A leather jacket that will last forever, something along that lines. That is unless you do have lots of expendable money, and in that case GO WILD!
This is the outfit I showed you HERE . I ... LOVE ... THIS ... SKIRT !!! Pictures cannot due this gem justice. It's ahhhhhhhhhmaaaaaaazing. And I want it. Super Bad. You know how I am about anything Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian. I just love me some pyramids. Well this skirt, like an ancient god, has some magical powers to make my legs look not albino! Something about that gold, it's apparently the perfect gold for pale Scottish girls. Super ... Duper ... Awesomesauce.
Oh hey, another warning, it's all british sizing. I was obviously caught off guard, case in point these pants. Which are not zipped. And barely made it up my thighs. Cause duh, a UK size 8 is like a US size 4, and my fanny, it ain't no size 4.
The top however, was, well it was "like buttah." It felt so so so good. It's the type of fabric that makes you want to walk up to perfect strangers and say "touch my shirt, oh my gawd it's so soft, right!?"
Calling all goth girls!! Go buy clothes here. Especially if you are a grown up. Let's show these Hot Topic kiddies how it's done. This dress is a lovely dark grey in that lovely lovely silk. It was a tad too big, but being that I didn't have money to buy it anyway, I didn't waste the time asking for another size.
These dresses are so freakin awesome I tried them anyway. Again, a photo just cannot do these masterpieces justice. They really are beautiful in person. If you do have a more uniform size and can rock a sheath, I sooooo want you to buy these and send me pictures of how epic-ly amazing-ly goddess-ly you are in them.
I didn't end up buying anything, but Mr.Husband bought a truly lovely coat (hello, investment piece) that he will so rock in Paris this New Years.
What do you guys think? Have any of you bought things from AllSaints before? Inquiring minds want to know!
I love Rock n Roll. I love Rock n Roll chicks. I love Rock n Roll dudes. I especially love Rock n Roll clothing. There's something indescribable about the way you feel when you get all dressed up. For me, I instantly get the "don't eff with me" face. If you don't know me, don't approach me. It's like an injection of bad ass. While it's not so awesome for making new friends, it's ultra effective at keeping yuppie D-bags from hitting on you.
Much love to TopShop for having quite a selection of pieces to easily fit into any girls wardrobe. I could slide each of these choices into a girlie outfit as well as this bad ass rocker ensemble, no prob-limo.
Dudes, this gorgeous vintage dress is to die for! For serious.
Gorgeous. Vintage. Autumnal. Gorgeousness.
Pair this baby with some modern accessories so's not to look too costume-y. I say ditch the pearls and go for something a little warmer, like gold. I especially like the organic feel of the leaf hoops and matching ring by Lucky Brand. Just lovely.
Waiting for the train to Paulina! First stop Chicago Music Exchange so Mr.Husband can look for another (another another) guitar. It's cool though, I'm always looking for another (another another another) pair of shoes, so I get it. Next up Roscoe Village to visit Shangri-la Vintage.
I think Chicago is trying to lure me into living there. Every time I go, the weather is unseasonably perfect. Tricky Chicago, I know you get cold. But whateves, I'm not complaining. It was a gorgeous 75 degrees in October. Pretty rad, and I couldn't have picked a better dress for fall foliage photos!