Ahh the age-old question, are you a shoe girl or a bag gal? (apparently some people include hats in this?? Does anyone out there have more hats than shoes or bags? I'm curious!) I am FOR SURE a shoe girl. For the longest time, I didn't even carry a purse. Yes, in high school and college I carried a MAN'S WALLET in my jeans pocket or coat. Jaws. (Do people understand it when I say that? I say "Jaws" instead of "Jesus" or "Geez"... it started with a friend in high school... when something is really outlandish I tend to draw it out to a Jaws/Jesus combo which is "Jaaawsus") Anyway...
I probably have close to 100 pairs of shoes and sandals... somehow it just makes sense to me! You need wedges, stilettos, classic pumps, strappy sandals, closed toe, peep toe, chunky heel, boots of different heights, etc and all in different colors. Duh! Ok, not duh, but it makes sense to me. They finish off the outfit. I just don't care about purses. Which is good. I can't care about everything. So I have two main purses I carry, a big black Hayden-Harnett, and a small caramel brown Etienne Aigner.
(Um, yes, I bought a little purse jangle in Korea (and a cell phone jangle) - EVERYBODY there has them. LOTS of them. So I got this little string fellow with pom-pom hair!)
So, I went to the thrift store last night and the purses have a new brother. An early '80s Coach bag that is so incredibly soft and awesome and $18 (and real!)
So, while I'm not ready to become a bag girl yet, I'm excited to have a third regular purse (although it is pretty much the love child of my other two purses... can you tell I like across the body bags - that is due to a purse snatching incident and now I am paranoid. Don't worry though, I ran the mugger down about 8 blocks later in my wedge sandals and skirt and got the purse back, minus the cash. Still, I'm traumatized!)
I obviously have some special occasion purses like everyone else, like these three here:
Ok, detour over. Back to today's outfit! Which was inspired by this photo of Shala Monroque on B.Jones Style that she described as exotic-tribal-70's-prepster:
Shirt - f by faconnable (inherited from aunt)
Necklace - thrifted
Jeans - Paul & Joe for Target
Shoes - Juicy Couture (I know, I know... I didn't think I'd ever own anything by Juicy, but I love a good wedge! And it was 50% off clearance day at Off 5th - the Sack's 5th Ave outlet store!)