20100609

OVERCASTED






Comme des Garcons coat, Rick Owens cropped cardigan, Obesity and Speed shredded t-shirt, Ksubi "Kruger" suede work boots, vintage distressed leggings, Gareth Pugh scythe ring, gifted Leviticus black gold/sterling "talon" ring, vintage sterling/onyx rosary thumb ring, Robert Lee Morris Warhol Collection pendant & earrings, BOYY "Slash" bag.




I've been stalking this Gareth Pugh scythe ring ever since I saw it on withasianstereotypes, and I finally captured my prey. This ring is completely different from any jewelry I own. Despite the fact that it is worn between the fingers, it is surprisingly comfortable. I love the brushed chrome and the leather-wrapped handle, which lays on the palm. Fuck it, I just love everything about this completely insane ring. Who else other than Pugh could've borne something of this nature? Even though it is hard for me to refrain from wearing a shit-ton of rings, this one deserved to stand alone today.




The only good thing about the shitty, rainy weather today is that it warranted donning my Comme des Garcons "army" coat before Filthadelphia humidity rears its ugly head again. The great thing about this coat is that the sleeves and heavy wool can be buttoned in the back and it becomes a canvas "vest." This is the first time I've worn it in this fashion, and it just makes me adore CdG even more. So functional, so versatile, so thoroughly badass. Pared with my extra long-sleeved Rick Owens cropped cardigan, it was the perfect choice of outerwear on a day like today.




The earrings and necklace are by Robert Lee Morris and were a gift from Mom. She snagged them at the Robert Lee Morris boutique on West Broadway in NYC. These exquisitely detailed pieces are both from RLM's Warhol Collection. The necklace is the "suicide jumper" pendant. The "jumper" is hammered sterling and engraved on the back: "I never fall apart because I never fall together" - A.W. He hangs from a framed dollar charm; there is also a small dollar charm on the clasp at the back. The earrings are the same framed sterling dollar charms and are engraved on the backsides as well: "I am a deeply superficial person" -A.W. I had a difficult time capturing the subtle embellishments of the RLM jewelry in the photos due to the fact that they're one-dimensional and the sterling is so brilliant (luckily they came beautifully packaged in a really cool "handle with caution" box which included embroidered pouches and polishing cloths). Thank you, Mom, for such a lovely, thoughtful gift. You know me all too well. &hearts &hearts



I love the distressed suede, waxed leather laces, and the small, sturdy heel on these Ksubi boots. They're the perfect alternative to my 10-year-old 14-eye Docs, which are on a much-needed hiatus.



Even though my Alexandra Cassaniti money bag has pretty much been an extra appendage since I received it, I switched it up today to my trusty BOYY bag. I really love BOYY and can't wait to see what they have to offer for F/W '10.

I need to get to bed early tonight, because tomorrow we have appointments to look at houses in the suburbs. Since baby boy will be arriving in two months, we've made the decision to move out of South Philly and rent a nice little crib for a couple of years in the safe suburbs, about fifteen minutes away from where we are now. I can't wait! I am pretty much done with South Philly and we're going to need much more room ... not to mention, I can actually have my Acura in the 'burbs. It will be so great to finally be able to drive a car again and not have to deal with double-parking or people busting in your windows.

More soon; goodnight! xo

36 comments:

Jenna said...

I love your style!
Seriously, that coat is freakin' amazing!
Brilliant blog.


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Meghan said...

wow u blow my freakin mind!! where did u get that ring!! and the boots look so cool like so punk with those skinny pants and coat!!! ur just so awesome i cant stop reading ur blog every day! ur a inspiration <3 <3

vanessa - ancient future said...

that coat!!! ugh, you're killing me with this outfit (in a really really good way!!)

Mariel said...

Okay, copy-cating you on that BOYY bag asap! (just drooled over their bags online. So incredible. Especially the Slash Stud)

Julia said...

Congrats on the new house! It'll be all domestic and fun. You look gorgeous as usual and I'm really digging the poncho vest...

xx

Isabella said...

That coat it's just insane!!!
love your blog;)

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Anja said...

your tattoo is great!

Anonymous said...

wow @ everything, the coat the jewlery the boots the purse.. just wow @ YOU. where can one buy robert lee morris jewlery online? that necklace is insanityyy

Nita-Karoliina said...

That green jacket is superb. So is that bag and jewelry.
Your style is just the best!
Good luck for the appartment hunting!

Soo said...

Your styles are special and you have lovely face. I deep admire Gareth Pugh ring despite it appear "sold out". Also the necklace you wear in this photos difficult to purchase? I become aware after reading this blog that Robert Lee Morris to make line of jewelry with Olsen twin. He appear large "trendy" this moment. You have beautiful style and I enjoy looking at your blog almost every day!! Apology for my bad English I will keep reading your special blog. (:

Vanessa said...

wow, your style is so amazing and unique

brogan said...

i love your hair like this, ive been trying to get mine to do that for ages, but it never really goes like yours
brick and bones
x

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love that purse
love that coat
u look fabulous in that outfit

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Diya said...

*sigh* I'm so jealous of your massive collection of designer pieces!!! LOVE that new ring ;) and can we see a comparison between your jacket worn as a vest and as a jacket please?

Becky said...

I love these! You're so gorgeous. This outfit is amazing!

Charlotte said...

Exciting move!!

Very cool Gareth Pugh ring. Very cool. HOT!! I also love your green coat.

Charlotte xx

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vodka latte said...

Thanks for your comment...what a great surprise, I cannot begin to tell to how much I ADORE your style....your blog is my favourite!!!!!!!!
Ps It's not me in the picture

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

gahhhh i still want that CdG coat so bad, but the one with the blue plaid. Sooooo THAT's the ring you were telling me about! It's super gnar! How the, what the, who the?!?!? I'm glad you gave us a little palm peek cause that would've tortured me all day trying to imagine how that thing was held in place :)

Catita said...

your hair do is lovely! and the whole outfit is very original!
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chauss said...

great coat and shoes!
sounds like you have alot going on.
it is so hard to get motivated when it is 95 and humid, everyday...
xo chauss

Anonymous said...

how do you do youre hair like that?

inked said...

How do you pull off your looks. It's just so cool to see the way you dress. Really inspiring

Jessica said...

youre seriously like my biggest inspiration ever. how do you always look so unique and like its no big deal at all? amazing stuff.

divinedebris said...

That coat! Ugh! Jealous.

chichichic said...

amazing purse... and as per usual, your outfit it the coolest.

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Becca said...

You look fantastic in your rainy day look. The Commes jacket/vest is unbelievable. It drapes so beautifully on you.

Also really digging the hairstyle. Its so hard to keep my hair looking good on rainy days, I need to add some chic updo's like this one to my repertoire.

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

cute ring in the right hand..want it so badly...

Anonymous said...

can you reveal where you got the gareth pugh ring? loveee<3 this outfit, its so military chic :)

koko said...

Two months! So exciting for your family!! I can barely tell, by the way!

Love that vest, I have been stalking eBay for one of those Watanabe "army" jackets.

Great ring, I myself just pre-ordered th McQueen warrior skull ring (giant skull with tusks! Yes!)

Michelle Yue said...

you look SO fabulous, and your hair in braids like that is so adorable. I wish I could do that!

and wow, CONGRATULATIONS! :) I've lived in the 'burbs pretty much my entire adolescence, and I have to say it is nice. I like being able to drive into the city to party and come home to peace and quiet

Michelle Yue said...

OH and as for the Chanel shoes, I'm really not sure because Couture Blowout is a consignment shop, so those were the only ones :C try Ebay?

Kristen said...

That CDG coat is to die for not to mention those KILLER boots. I saw that Gareth ring on another blog awhile back and looked for it everywhere but couldnt find one :( If there not sold out by now could you lmk where you got it? Thanks sweetie I am obsessed with the blog!! xoxo

Charlene said...

O wow the coat and ring!!!

Juliette said...

Love the grungy feel of this outfit. Very cool.

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Style of a Fashionista said...

OMG this is awesome that coat is amazing xoxo

closet obsessions said...

wow that ring is killer.

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