While I was in Mexico, I took advantage of the tools in my dad's workshop (he's an artisanal knifemaker and has a sick workshop with like, every machine, ever, available to use) and made myself a new ring out of a piece of bull horn. The story of the bull horn is sad, and not something I agree with - he buys them from the people who go collect the dead bulls after the bullfights at the stadium near his house - but the results are gorgeous. Every time I go visit, I make myself one ring, so we can definitely call these "Limited Run", and going forward, I might switch to antlers next time, since animals shed those naturally and cruelty-free. In any case, here's a peek at the process, from rough horn to ring:
Nanette Lepore, The Bostonista, and Me / Addicted to You Heel in Clover
Ok, so I may be photobombing this edition of Beautiful People/Beautiful Thing. That's because I'm super excited to have met Nanette Lepore at the Pop Sugar party on Newbury St a couple weeks ago - Check her out, rocking her own design, with me and one of my fave blonde bloggerinas Kara of The Bostonista. Another thing I love? The Addicted to You sandals - Nanette herself was rocking them at the party!
Thanks Nanette Lepore and Pop Sugar for a fantastic Wednesday afternoon soiree!
I snagged this bird-printed silk dress
last week at the Fab Found Spring Fashion event at Marshalls, hosted by one of
my fave bloggerinas, Lani of MonPetitChouChou.
I had made it to the Fenway location, late, having just come from another
jam-packed event at Nanette Lepore, and I was feeling very hyperactive and was
kind of wandering around the store twitching and spewing all kind of
nonsensical fashion psychobabble until....this dress caught my eye and put
things in perspective for me. I grabbed it, tried it on, and bought it with no
second thoughts. Just perfect for my Mexico trip! Lightweight, colorful, and
self-accessorized (it comes with its own slim braided leather belt topped off
with feathers and beads).
I managed to last all three or four days in Boston without wearing it (not even
around the house!!) and popped the tags once I landed on terra firma in Mexico.
I've been wearing it ever since! Hey, when I love, I love hard - just take my denim
jumpsuit by Vince - I wear that almost non-stop all Spring and Fall. Ask
anyone around Boston...it's true!
Hope you guys are all
enjoying a little piece of sunshine, somewhere, and looking (and feeling!) tres
chic to boot!
I'm on the road again, this time in Merida, the capital of the Yucatan in Mexico. I packed really light (Maybe...a little...too light. We'll see.) opting for just a curated selection of bikinis and sundresses that I can live in for the next 8 days.
Here are my standouts, and I won't keep you waiting for some outfit posts, to follow.
Wear to Beach:
Jack Kerouac's On The Road. Bikini, HM. Turban, Missoni (Similar here). Silk Scarf, Nicole Miller. Lace-up espadrilles, Soludos.
This denim jumpsuit by Vince is my everyday uniform.
Ok, not literally everyday. But if it wasn't for the occasional necessity to wash it every now and then, and the need to incorporate at least a little variety into my daily style, I would never take it off. It's a hard feat to create something that makes its wearer feel at once both glamorous and invincible, and Vince accomplishes just that in this nautically-inclined, Rosie the Riveter-approved piece. My belief in jumpsuits, and denim-on-denim, is reaffirmed.
Black buffalo horn and silver ring: Handmade by ScorpionDisco