Ryan watched The Bachelorette with me tonight, which is the highest form of romance/torture, depending on your perspective. He gets my first impression rose. Roz & Ali print dress – $0.75, Idaho Youth Ranch (I got a bag of stuff for $5, so I’m using the law of averages, as does the Bachelorette when measuring up some pretty average dudes) | gold & brown patent leather belt – $1.99, ReStyle | brown & bead woven bracelet – gift from Nicaragua | Steiger navy leather blue heels with brass eyelets – $7, ReStyle Cheep!
I went to a clothing exchange party last night, and my favorite find: black banded 5-inch heels. So I spent the entire day in various shades of sway. No tag sheer black with subtle deep purple & grey floral print dress w/ black slip – $5, I think, but I can’t remember where I got it | Heart in D black banded 5-inch heels – clothing exchange party, in trade for some seriously strange sequins gowns & tops (so priceless) Cheep it to the left. Cheep it to the right. Fall down tonight.
Plus passing cat. I fell in love a spell ago so fell off of Cheep. Eep. Meet Ryan’s house—and his velvet painting underground. I temporarily loaned my apt. to a lovely pair of musicians, Music Box, so this is my new studio. Love. I mean LOVE. Jack Bloom California olive green wool jacket w/ fox fur liner – b-day gift from Ryan $80 @ 20% off for skirt/suit set, In Retrospect | Neiman Marcus cream cashmere sweater – $5, ReStyle | Heart Soul creme lace skirt, $4, ReStyle | Frye Boots – $400 minus $200 Xmas gift from ‘rentsCheep, love. (Plus cat.)
In the thick of the most intense snow and ice storms seen in Boise in decades, every morning I send a heat-seeking missile into my closet to find the thing that will cover me most thoroughly. I’ll forsake fashion for warmth like a caveman, when the temperature drops below 20 degrees. Fortunately, there’s plenty of velvet jumpsuits, in the case of my particular closet. Like I’m a sexy 70’s cavegirl, found perfectly preserved (and voguing) under this ice block. vintage 1970s Ronni Nicole Petite by Ouida black velvet jumpsuit – $30, Red Light Clothing Exchange (Portland, OR) | Banana Republic cream lace camisole, ReStyle, $3 | leopard print rubber boots – gift, from Jane Newby (New York) | Black & gold arrow banded belt – $0.94, ReStyle thrift store Cheep Jane.