20100508

HOSE BEFORE BROS





A.F. Vandevorst dress, Acne "Atacoma" gunmetal suede wedges, life-sized crow skull necklace courtesy of Blue Bayer, Topshop tights, lace detail tank top from Anthropologie.



I got this dress months ago, but never wore it because the hemline was originally a really awkward length. After having it tailored, it's much more wearable. With its quilted shoulders and loud juxtaposed panels, it looks best with very little accessories. Regardless, I couldn't resist leaving the Chinese collar unbuttoned and wearing my favorite necklace.



Accessories: Chanel ivory cocktail ring, Pamela Love cross, custom sterling squiggle cuff by Donald Pywell, Tiffany's, family heirlooms, various others.



Custom Ray Ban aviators, MAC "Pleasureseeker" lipstick.



When we were just about done shooting, my close friend and neighbor Molly drove by, so obviously I couldn't resist getting a few shots with her. Molly is a fellow tattooed fashion-forward South Philly blogger who runs La Fille Atomique, where she styles her fabulous ensembles on a dependably regular basis. Molly has a penchant for finding jaw-dropping vintage pieces in unexpected places; yesterday she showed me this '60s Elsa Schiaparelli silk scarf she had just scored after a thrifting spree.



She wears: Printed dress/shirt by Tea Party, H&M cutoffs w/ tights, vintage leather boots, & Forever 21 shades. With my titanic platforms, I look like a monster in this shot, towering over Molly in her flats. Looks are deceiving: we're actually both pretty short. As you can probably deduce from our duel black tights, the weather in Philly yesterday was not unbearably humid as it has been for the past week or so.



Waving to her boyfriend Ray, who, like my husband, sat patiently smoking a cigarette while we engaged in this heavy bloggage. After Bobby snapped these photos and the men were relieved of their duties, Molly and I went to Rita's to grab a cold treat and enjoy the gorgeous weather on some random front stoop. Anyone from South Philly knows "stooping" is a favorite pastime, utilized mostly for chatting with one's neighbor, eating while chatting with one's neighbor, drinking and smoking while chatting with one's neighbor, drinking and yelling at one's neighbor ... you get the idea. Pebbled leather bag by Furla.



This necklace means business, and I can't get enough of it.





And with that, I say "have a nice fuckin' day" in appropriate South Philly style. &hearts

80 comments:

Amy said...

i really like that dress.....you both look really cute. your blog keeps getting better and better.

Hippie, hippie - milkshake said...

cool outfit! love all your rings....

xoLauraox09 said...

Wow...I love your blog too much. Its so inspiring <3
Like, LOVE.

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Anonymous said...

do u wear colour contacts? btw great blog lovley

shad0ws-light said...

Unexpected coolness, as ever. You and I are well overdue for some stooping. One of these days, Mama.

chichichic said...

oh so sweet! you look cute as a button flipping the bird!

xo

justyna

Manda said...

your so amazing, as usual. i love that your posting like every day now. its my favorite blog to read by far now. keep it up beautiful. xoxoxoxo

Brittany & Cassie said...

wooaah! girl, your images are great! so cool, love them.

xoxo, Cassie.

Adele said...

Woww, just came across your site and I love your style! You have some amazing accessories!
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Antonia said...

Thanks love! Your blog is FABULOUS. Love all your amazing accessories

xo Nia

Diya said...

hahha fuck yeah love that last picture :]

I LOVE that necklace!!! your jewelry collection totally makes me jealous. Anyway, love the dress. simple yet totally awesome with the black lace peeking through.

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Anonymous said...

cool dress. where can you buy af vandvorst?

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Julia said...

Heavens girl, you're gorgeous and your look is so my thing, too. Where are you living? I love the rings, and the WEDGES! If I weren't poor as a church-mouse, those would be on my feet, like, NOW. Ah well, when I'm gainfully employed, I guess. Oh, and your friend is a goddess, too.

I've got a piece up at The Millions, but it's from January. Novels and Unicycles. It's an essay, but I write fiction. Are you in Philadelphia? Totally used to live there years ago. <3 <3 Anyway, following you and possibly stalking you now, haha.

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Tania said...

Amazing dress! I love your blog, following now :D
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Néhémie said...

Oh my fuckin god. Acne atacoma wedges, overload of jewelery... I just gotta love you(r style) :D . Awesome blog.

notjustfashion said...

Ever been near a magnet? I really want that necklace..and the chanel ring, and the frog ring, and most of the jewelry throughout the posts on this blog. Alas, I am not a copy cat but might just convince myself to wear all my rings all at once but it won't look quite as good :(

Emma said...

loveeeeeee your hair!!!
and your rings!
fabuloussss

JadeRose said...

I need these Acne wedges in my life desparately. Great snaps.
Love love love :)

Moselle said...

fantastic post. Each ring is more amazing than the next!!! And the topknot is great too.

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style baro said...

LOVELYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
you have a great outfit! I follow you! :D
xx

Sasha Fay said...

Oh so nice. I am digging the handful of rings and the weight of those wedges, yum.

Sasha Fay

Sasha Fay said...

Oh, and do you live in Philly? I live in North Philly and go to Tyler School of Art

Anonymous said...

wow great pics where did you get that kind of the acne wedge? i can only find the black and silver kind. thanks for blogging

Esther said...

that's some pretty awesome shirt <3

CandV said...

nice outfit. you are the first person on whom i like the acne wedges :)
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Lapetitefille said...

hahahahhaha "have a anice fucking day" AWESOME!!! i really love all ur rings!! relly? where did you buy it??? ans your shoes?? is agnes?? xx

Eri said...

Hi,

Cute blog! Cool outfits

I have a new fashion blog! I would love you to have a look and be a new follower.

Hope to see you soon.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

amazing...very cool...great shoes

Dave from dudes said...

Hallie I got some new Jeffrey Campbell shoes that need they're called the "Clinic" they are Awesome!!!!

Anna.J said...

I love the outfits! and I want shoes like yours.

Marcella said...

Your legs look amazing! I love those atacomas!

Lis-x- said...

Ah, that's an awesome shirt! I am in LOVE with your hair colour too!

Lis xXx

Off The Wardrobe

meggasus said...

You look very similar to Lily Donaldson in that first photo! Great accessories...

ellie jane-e valentine. said...

i love this outfit. the accessories, wedges, and dress are killer together.

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Passport Smiles said...

I really love the shirt and the necklace. Great sense of style.

Passport Smiles

Anonymous said...

woah i love this look so much you have a great sense of style. i love those shoes so much. good job!!!

sayablack said...

I looove your hair arrange.
and your outfit is awesome.
XX
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Amanda said...

i probz said before but love that dress!! top knots look adorbs on you too girl :)

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Jeanne-Ange said...

haha love your pictures, your style ++ your blog. Definetely FOLLOWING

kirstyb said...

love what your wearing and that necklace is gorge xxx

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

one of my favorite looks on you so far!

Claudia said...

AHH maahh gawd! I LOVE your jewelry... and your heels!! sfm!!

<3

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Anonymous said...

hello hal can u show where u got the dress and shoe? i <3 ur blog cool styling and clear picture. good job on the blog.

Eleanor said...

Beautiful pictures!love the look!

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Shonwer said...

Thanks for the comment... i love ur necklace! ;)
Shonwer

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A and A said...

you have two new followers from San Francisco... loving you on this blog. Your style and accessories are slowly killing us in the most enjoyable way possible.
peace and love,
Amy and Alex

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Kasia_B said...

Love your jewelery and your nailpolish!

<3
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amalie said...

cute, love your jewelry!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and saying it doesn't suck!! I'm following you now, but I can't find you on my followers? I don't know what a blog roll is?

Your jewellery is so cool - I would love to have a necklace like that - perfect! And I love the shirt dress, it's really individual.

Charlotte xx

The Style Rail

drollgirl said...

i love the jewelry! and the shoes! and how dare you flip me off for writing that. JUST KIDDING.

goodbyestockholm said...

Hell yes! The shirt dress, the accessories. U nail that outfit!!!

Anonymous said...

so jealos of ur shoes and jewlrey

Anita Putri said...

i really love your style you ar so rock.and the accessories so cool!
really really love, and btw feel free to follow and link me

Jamie said...

yessssss i luv this look u are so pretty 2

Jessie said...

What amazing pictures!!! Your shoes and rings are excellent !!! Im following you now :)

xx
Jessie
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michelle_ said...

really love your shoes and jewelry !
what lens are you using ? i love the blurred background sooo much !

thanks for the comments love ! :) :)
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chauss said...

such cute pix!!!
i ordered givenchy 6 inch wedges with closed toe.... uh oh...
xo chauss

Eli said...

you look absolutely amazing! Im in love with your whole outfit, especially your accessories!

Ashley said...

All of that jewelry makes me melt.

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

I'm so loving your jewelery!

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maria said...

what a beautiful collection of rings!!

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misslikey said...

awesome wedges

Style by Skeide said...

J`adore your style darling:)

Caroline said...

The color blocking in this shirt is awesome, and you've accented it nicely with those wedges! Or maybe it's the other way around...

Great accessories, as usual. Look at all your commenters, too! They're all inspired.

x

Caroline

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Roz said...

Great grey wedges - I realy like the colour. And shirt dresses are very versatile and easy to wear. I usually end up getting very oversized shirts and then altering them slightly.
That certainly is a lot of jewellery! Especially like the Chanel ring..
Thanks for the sweet comments!

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Nicole Jarecz said...

i was just looking through your blog and i love your posts. great pics! xxnicole

Charlotte said...

Ha! Thanks for explaining! I am like a blog-dunce!

Charlotte xx

Suzanne said...

Thats one hell of an amazing dress!!

Nita-Karoliina said...

You are my new favorite blogger for sure.

Vanessa said...

what a fabulous collection of jewellery x

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Peggy said...

Thanks love! Your blog is FABULOUS. Love all your amazing accessories xo Nia