|For only $195|
Gasp. This made my fashion bone hurt. I did some perusing on the same site. I wasn't aware that Zappos had a couture site so imagine my excitement! It came up fruitless. I adore fashion and understand you have to pay more for good quality and couture. But what on Earth is this? Shorts? Underwear? Why would I carry this clutch ever? Oh and it's $695.
The next purse only made me think ONE thing. "Pardon me, Pretty Woman called and she wants her purse back."
I love a nice straw bag for summer. I really like tropical accessories. I also enjoy a funny T-shirt every now and again. I can't think of a reason anyone would want this bag. You vacation in the Hamptons? Don't bring this with you.
|Shame on you, Kate Spade|
At this point I had more than enough handbags. Couture my foot. Narsty. On to accessories. My ears feel cold. So does my neck and the forehead. I have the perfect solution!
I don't know how they got into my old hair accessories but I KNOW I owned a barrette just like this in 1992. Except it was from Claire's.
|And it wasn't $99.|
It would be a sin to leave out the ring that will haunt my nightmares. No longer aliens, now I'll see skulls. I have several pieces with skulls on them. Love the trend, I respect it. When I'm not sure if I can support the weight of the item on my ring finger is when I back down.
|McQueen again. I'm sorry, but yikes.|
May he rest in peace...but that ring is fugly. And now I'm afraid skulls will be over! Oh and it's $295. Gripes. On to shoes. I love a good shoe almost as much as I love a handbag. I'm willing to spend good money on a nice handbag and I'm a little cheaper when it comes to shoes. The trends change so much quicker and I won't/can't pay $300 for shoes I'll wear one season and then find out "witch boots with black lace" are no longer in fashion. I just don't understand how a high end designer could let this one get past the drawing board...much less be worth $288 on clearance.
I actually don't even think my Gram would wear these. And she owns more white semi-dress sandals than any human on earth. The following is photographic evidence of this. We shared a room in Cape Cod 2 summers ago and I caught her packing her stuff up and realized she had brought 3 nearly identical pairs of white old-lady sandals with her. Not one, not two but THREE. She was probably in the Cape for 4 days that year. Because I love her so so much, I edited her face out of this picture because she'd snap my neck if I posted her, make-up less, on my blog. I made her pose:
Gram is my shining star. These next little ditties, are not.
I'm totally messing with you. I actually LOVE those LAMB sandals. Just wanted to see what you'd say.
Luckily they also sell shoes for clubbed feet. The last pair of shoes made me gasp aloud. These are an orthopedic nightmare. Let me also state for the record that people do have orthopedic shoe needs. I know this. But it should not be called "couture" and cost should not be astronomical (read: $315 for the following).
Thank you all so very much for listening to my fashion rant. I truly enjoyed it though! There are so many gorgeous items it would take me 2 years to blog all the purses and shoes I would love to own. Go look, it's so fun. You all rock, have a safe weekend if you are in the path of Ms. Irene. I'm going home to batten down my hatches.
XO Autumn Van Weir