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A WHITER SHADE OF PALE





Natural printed t-shirt courtesy of Obesity & Speed, Gap "1969" denim vest, Ann Demeulemeester s/s '10 covered multi buckle wedges, silk Fendi scarf, Furla pebbled leather bag, Ray Ban aviators, American Apparel biker shorts, Bebe bowler hat, tons of custom sterling silver & white gold accessories.



The weather in Philly has been unbearably humid for the past three days. It's been tempting to not walk around in a bikini top and play in the fire hydrants with the local kids.



I've had this Furla bag for at least five years and it has held up beautifully. With its lovely pebbled leather, thick strap, and striking chrome hardware, it has absolutely earned its keep. I love the round buckles at the bottoms of the straps and its charming pseudo-shapelessness.



I haven't worn my all-time favorite kicks since we got home from the last tour. I definitely missed them! They're by far the most comfortable shoes in my collection, not to mention very multi-seasonal.



These boots are so deliciously black; they must be triple-dyed or something. The only downside of this is that the dye sometimes rubs off on your feet, so don't plan on wearing them on the fifth date, haha! It's a small price to pay for the unexcelled quality of Ann D's leather.





Glasses are prescription Ray-Bans. I've had this vest for quite some time. Unlike most if not all of my others, I left it virtually untouched, save for this original Procol Harum patch I found on eBay several years ago:





My hands/veins looked so gross yesterday from the sweltering heat. Regardless, I piled on a ton of my silver statement pieces to finish off this ensemble. Right arm bracelets: custom snake, custom opal cuff from my mother-in-law, custom "squiggle" cuff from Donald Pywell; rings L to R: Pamela Love cross, XL lapis w/ white gold band (gift from JF), sterling/onyx frog knuckle ring. Left arm: bracelets are Tiffany's, Juicy Couture, family heirlooms from Bobby's side, custom sterling Bobby brought home from Europe, Swiss Army watch, small leather studded cuff; rings L to R: ram skull (gift from Summer Adeline), large custom "armor" ring, my engagement ring & wedding band. I'm ready to get a color change for this nailpolish ...



Water ice is the quintessential Philadelphia summer dessert. Or if you're like me, a daily necessity. Yesterday they were out of my favorite cotton candy flavor, so I settled for pineapple.



I actually really hate this hat, but it seemed fitting with the rest of the outfit. This photo was taken in the reflection of some van window; I thought it came out sort of interesting. The sterling silver cross earring was a gift from Jinx Dawson of Coven. Once again, I would like to note that I, my husband, and his colleagues and/or friends do not endorse any anti-Christian ideals whatsoever. Here is Jinx with her bandmates on the album cover of Coven's 1969 LP, Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls:



Very beautiful woman! She reminds me a little of Electric Wizard's guitarist, Liz Buckingham. Coven's album covers were shockingly blasphemous for their time. I have a lot of other interesting images of Ms. Dawson & Coven in my '69-'72 photo collection.



The Fendi scarf was a 23rd birthday gift from my mom. I utilize it in many ways: hair, purse, neck, wrist ... it's a great length and one of my favorites in my [unmanageably] vast collection.





Procol Harum's 1967 classic, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" from their s/t release of the same year. Along with Family and Gentle Giant, Procol Harum are one of my longtime favorite progressive bands of this era.

Additionally, I've received several emails about link exchanges. I am always open to link exchanges for my blogroll; if you are interested in swapping links with me, please comment or shoot me an email at halcoholic@gmail.com.

I'd like to thank my husband for his ceaseless dedication in helping me maintain this site. Despite his extraordinarily busy schedule, he always makes time to patiently snap photos for me and ensure they turn out in a presentable manner. Considering he's never used a DSLR before in his life, he's been doing a wonderful job and it means the world to me.

Hope everyone is having at least a tolerable Monday; try to stay cool (in all senses of the word)! &hearts

37 comments:

Sandy said...

god youre so beautiful. ive been reading your blog for months but havent commented yet. this is my fav look of yours, very kate lanphear. you prob have the best collection of accessories in the blogosphere and your photos have gotten sooo good. keep up the frequent posting!!!

Anonymous said...

did obesity and speeed give u the shirt for free? how do u get free stuff for ur blog?lmk

FASHION SNAG said...

I want all your jewelry pieces. I definitely need more casual pieces like yours. I love the bracelets all layered up together on your arms. That is too bad that some of the leather dye rubs off on your feet! That would drive me nuts. You look great in hats, even though you don't like this one. I wish it were hotter here. Denver has been having the weirdest weather lately. The Camilla Skovgaard boots are really comfortable and they are my go to boots for walking downtown etc. They get great traction and they are still beautiful. Definitely pick up a pair of her designs if you can! xo

www.FashionSnag.com

Anonymous said...

Why no pinky rings? What have you got against that finger?

Jess said...

hal you look fantastic! i love the vest and im so jealous of those boots but alas could never afford them at the price they are now. hopefully a pair will be leftover for me when stuff goes on sale!! but i think the covered ones is soldout everywhere now anyway :'( ia with the above post, the look is very kate lanphear. youre so gorgeous and have fantastic style, its fastly becoming my favorite blog ever. <3 <3 <3

Diya said...

serrrrriously I'm jealous of ALL of your designer shoes! you've got yourself quite a collection of designer pieces that I'm going to steal as soon as I figure out your address...haha!

also, I've saved that closeup shot of your jewelry as part of my jewelry overdose inspiration pictures collection. You might find your hands/rings on my blog some time soon (of course I'll link back to your blog).

RE your comment on my blog: that first necklace is also on my wishlist! too bad ~$800 isn't in my college student price range...

-Diya

harps said...

I get so fucking veiny in the heat, it looks horrid. Your hands look pretty tame compared to mine, don't worry.
Your husband sounds very patient, my bf never stops moaning when I get him to take my photos!
Jess from http://houseofharps.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

HAL: you are Just WOW! Your site always blows my mind!!! Every time I see a new photoshoot I'm like "THIS one is my favorite!" Keeps getting better and better. And like many....I am so jealous of your wardrobe!!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

i see your having lots of fun with the old mans $$$$$$. bitch

Anonymous said...

oh thank you sooo much for takeing my pictures sweetie....and buying me thousands of $$ worth of clothes.....and letting me collect on your royalty checks.....im sure youll have a ball when he kicks the bucket.and im sure youll delete this also hahahaha

Lynn said...

Hal could you please post links to where it is you get your jewlrey? You have such great pieces! Thanx so much,

<3 Lynn

Courtney said...

wow... i was just gonna say how much i loved this post but i can't help but comment on the above "anonymous" poster.... what a retard!

La Fille Atomique said...

Bahahaha I know EXACTLY where those pictures were taken! You look great lady. Let's get water ice this week, I really want to get more citrus green tea!

coy colleen said...

that "now" wall in the 4th pic is awesome
love all the jewelry - i applaud you for piling them on in the heat! i'd never be able to survive..beauty is pain, though right? hahaha

Anonymous said...

i love the settings in your pics, so urban. your just stunning.

Prutha said...

god i love the shoes!! and the nail polish...very cool

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Hayley said...

What a great collection of silver
I actually quite like the hat, it works well with the outfit :)

Anonymous said...

Hallie: You have a completely individual style. I love how you piece things together and can present fashion in the context of music. Keep writing.

Anne said...

iawta. youre a amazing writer and looking at your beautiful face isnt so bad either! :D you have such unique style too, i wish i had just one half of your wardrobe! much luck for the future of your site, i just <3 reading.xoxo

Bealerr said...

AMAZING AMAZING SHOES.
and vest.
and rings.
give me your wardrobe please :)
x

http://odmarkandthekelpies.blogspot.com/

shad0ws-light said...

Glad to see you're blowing the gold I gave you on pieces like that shitty hat...since I can read minds and bank accounts from afar and know EXACTLY how much you've spent on clothing in the last year TO THE PENNY. If I were any more clairvoyant (like in the league of Anonymous) I'd put my skills to work ripping off people on the street, instead of just doing virtually, mouth-breathing over the computer in my parents' basement...

Anonymous said...

Simmer down, Shadows. You're being as ridiculous as the other Anonymous person.

Devon said...

fabulous




x

agnes said...

un super style, et j'adore tes bracelets et bagues

Phuong said...

this outfit looks great on you! Beautiful jewelry!

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

You're awesome. Kthxbai.

WET GOLD said...

such perfect jewelry!! beautiful pieces, and just the right amount.

addictedtoysl said...

Wow, some of the anon commenters seem sort of crazy.

It's weird that the leather Ann D's would bleed dye, my suede lace up sandals do it though.

micol zanzuri said...

looooooooove it

Charlotte said...

Kate Lanphear ain't got nothin on you girl!

I am in love with your whole outfit. Just found your blog today and I really enjoy it - come and have a look at mine if you like - I would say swap links but you might think my blog is shit so...!

Charlotte x

The Style Rail

Ps) Oh my god some people are so mean! I've never seen that on a blog before - people are usually sickly sweet. I imagine it's just jealousy - the ugliest people are the jealous ones - and also, why should you care? you have the shit hottest shoe collection I have EVER seen! x

adrienne said...

you look so beautiful in these pictures..and those shoes...oh my.

Kat said...

great shoes and tattoos!

Anna-Maria said...

Just found your blog and I like what I'm seeing. Those Ann D sandals look great on you! I have the ankle boot version of those (not sandals but the winter booties) and I love them. Too bad they are not that comfy though, at least you walk in them all day long. Otherwise I would wear them everyday hehe. ;)

I'll add you to my blog roll and will follow you from now on. :)

Anna-Maria said...

*if you walk in them all day long

Sorry, missing the "if" from my previous comment!

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