12.29.2008

Black, White, and Red-olutions

If you're like me, you plan weeks ahead for all the productive things you're going to accomplish over holiday breaks. However, that list usually goes out the window in favor of watching tv marathons (24 hours of A Christmas Story on TBS, hecks yes!), catching up on movies/chick lit, and eating Mom's holiday sweets. Another winter vacation tradition that's come to pass over the years is eschewing traditional Christmas morning gifts in favor of post-holiday sales. Always on the hunt for a bargain, I've been searching for the perfect pair of heeled combat boots to pair with girly frocks and tulip skirts for weeks. Santa must have heard my wish because I scored an amazing pair of Kors combat boots on sale at Intermix!


The best part is that they zip up the side, so I won't be scrambling to tie the laces and fasten the buckles when I'm running late for my morning class.

My apologies for being extremely lazy in crafting this vacation, but a new year brings new resolutions. Everyone claims New Yorkers dress in all black, and I've come to realize that I've totally fallen victim to the stereotype. In 2009 one of my goals is to incorporate more color into my daily wardrobe. Now, I know white isn't a color per se, but it's not black. I've fallen more in love with Ann Demeulemeester every season for her classic black and white palate. My second Christmas miracle came in the form of an amazing deal on this Ann Demeulemeester blazer. I just love the black detailing and how the jacket is slightly longer in the front. This piece will be sure to get a lot of wear this coming year.

My other resolution is to be more economical in my spending habits as I'll be an official college grad come May. Since I'll be spending less money at sample sales, I'll just have to get all the more crafty. I'm taking a jewelry making course as part of my studio art minor (gotta love NYU!), so perhaps I'll even share some of my own designs come 2009!

The original Ann D on the runway
xx,CC

13 comments:

Fashion Therapist said...

Great shoes and I admire your resolutions. I'm still working on mine...I have an idea, but am still looking into it.

Anonymous said...

can you post closeups/side shots of both the blazer and boots? they are fabulous

Noel said...

I love, love, love the blazer! Great find :].

Modelizer said...

I've fallen victim to all black as well. But I have chosen to do all black these days because I've avoided it for so long and it's not usually all all black [I love mixing navy/dark gray with black]

I say keep it black, add 1 piece of colour or jewelry, and embrace the official New Yorker status. haha

lacouturiernyc said...

gorgeous blazer!

xoxo,
La C.

Alisha said...

Cara, that blazer is killer! I don't know how Ann D continuously remakes classics into something better, but she does every time.

-Alisha
http://thelishlist.blogspot.com/

Pixienish said...

Goooorgeous boots! Good look with your resolutions :) I love your blog.

Sharna said...

I love the shoes. Yer I have to be more smart with my money when it comes to shopping in general, as I have limited limited money, thanks to the employers not wishing to hire teenagers. Well hope you had a great new years.

Malena said...

cool boots!

Margherita. said...

Fierce shoes! I love them.
PS, I haven't commented before, but your DIYs are always really grerat.

la petite fashionista said...

ah yes, this is one of my resolutions as well.

the combat boots are badass! <3

caro. said...

i adore the jacket . . . it's such a flattering look on you!!

Natasha said...

Ooh I was just eyeing off these boots on eBay! Are they comfortable?