“Green Acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for me.” Let’s be a walking contradiction, shall we?
I’d first like to admit that I once stole a box of sparkle crayons. Phew, glad I got that off my chest. I hid said crayons in the front pouch of my white floral short overalls when I was of the ripe age of 4. To this day, I feel like I owe overalls my life for not tattle taling on me. So, this one’s for you my ever loyal compadre. Let’s get back to being walking contradictions…
Starting with a focus, or as I like to call it the “heart” of the outfit, is key, because without it you’d have lifeless corpse of a get up. In this case we call on the dowdy and borderline masculine pair of overalls. Let the fun begin.
I started by thinking of the most feminine things I could – diamonds, lace, heels, and red lipstick. Yeah, that ought to show those overalls who wears the pants in this relationship – see what I did there?
Pardon my french but, “Je suis convoiter la merde hors de ce collier Roberto Cavalli.” I mean, do you blame me? Is it a Flamingo? Is it a Peacock? I don’t know, and I don’t rightfully care, it’s a bonafied eyegasm ladies and gents. The perfect piece that screams, “Don’t mess with me bro, overalls are cool!”
This Simone Rocha floral lace top is ideal for balancing out a more masculine look. It lightens up the overalls, shows a little skin, and allows men to overlook the questionable farmer action going on…well, everywhere.
I could not bring myself to settle on just one pair of pumps for this look, so you’re getting two! Zara killed it with the black and white striped pump, ideal for a more subtle vibe. But, those Manolo Blahnik’s – did I die and go to Barbie’s closet? If you’re not afraid to be bold and loud with your style PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go with a neon pump like this… you wont regret it! When in doubt, I like to always think WWBD? (What Would Barbie Do?).
I figured if we are going bold, let’s go big or go home. Thank heavens Satchel Company read my mind on the neon yellow memo.
And to finish this oh so desirable contradicting look, I leave you with the wisest of words from the one and only, Man Repeller – “Sunglasses, like red lipstick, change everything.”
xx “Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.”
Simone Rocha floral top
Current Elliott jumpsuits and romper
Manolo Blahnik high heel shoes
Zara leather shoes
The Cambridge Satchel Company satchel bag
Ray Ban ray ban
Yves Saint Laurent orange lipstick
Completely underrated is our dear friend, the high top. Two of my favorite characteristics wrapped up in one, dainty and masculine, when morphed properly, create the birth of a god(dess). There are endless ways to wear these little puppies and your ankles will be thanking you for the cozy addition to your, over flowing, shoe collection. Now, let’s begin our love affair with these under underappreciated stereotyped bad boys.
1. They’re easy to love because they’re comfortable. Let’s be real…when living in New York heels never sound all that appealing while romping around the city trying to look fabulous. This is why I’m currently obsessed with the Be & D sneakers. Why not kill two birds with one stone; a high top with a stiletto painted on it – the ultimate illusion. You’ll be walking around the city with confidence, feeling 10 inches taller. Trust me on this one.
2. Perfect for executing that, “Oh this, I just threw it together (but I know I look amazing)” look. Props to Lanvin and Mochino for creating the Cadillac of high tops and making them the ultimate solution for this effortless look. Leather? Yes, please.
3. It’s a form of the fashion mullet and be honest, who doesn’t love a mullet? Business: Cute pant suit or dress on top & Party: fantastic high top on the bottom. What better way to do this than with a little bit of glitz? I am by no means a glitter kind of lady, but I can’t stop day dreaming about Kate Spade’s striped canvas high tops with a glittered toe. Talk about happy feet! It’s like a mini disco for your toes.
High tops are not just for punks and toddlers anymore ladies and gents; they’re taking over the world and looking damn good doing it.
xx happy high topping.