Fashion Friday: Risky Business

I don’t know about you guys, but I am pretty sure that if given a much larger budget for clothing, I’d be a really good dresser. I was thinking this last night while at a fab Poleci trunk show at my friend Betty’s shop Stil and dying over this $338 top that was pretty risque and fashion forward (for me) but such a statement. I buckled not only under the whole “saving $ for Paris” thing, but also because I told myself it wasn’t “versatile” enough for me to spend that kind of cash on right now. It got me thinking about how SAFE I have been playing it fashion wise over the years. I drool over pictures in fashion magazines of cool outfits and unexpected pairings and then when it comes down to purchasing I find myself in the checkout line at J.Crew with a blouse and some cardigans…again.
As with home decor, I have always found that the biggest risks hold the biggest payoffs. Those items that you LOVE but scare you a bit are always the ones you love the most in the long run. So I feel I need to start applying this to the way I dress and purchase clothes. Now, it is much easier to be risky when you have said “larger budget” because you can buy something and if it doesn’t work out you aren’t pissed off- but being risky doesn’t always mean spending a fortune. Take this little purchase of mine for example. I have been loving these zipper sandals by Jimmy Choo (I curse you Fergie, not only for having them but Josh Duhamel as well…)

They are a bit edgy, not crazy, but more intersting than most shoes in my closet. I was at Macy’s and spotted these BCBG Girls sandals with the same look but in grey snakskin. I zipped them on and loved them- but then I did my backpedal regarding versatility and questioned the purchase. We were running to catch a movie (“The Hangover”- go see it NOW. Tummy achingly funny) so I just bought them without thinking too much and am so happy I did! $99 versus the $1,550 the Choo’s go for!

With that in mind, here are some pictures from my favorite fashion blogs The Sartorialist and Garance Dore (they are dating now, how cute is THAT?) that inspire me to dress a bit free-er, slightly edgy and worry less about what other people think and more about what is fun and makes ME feel good (I need to apply that to everything in my life)….

In finishing, some random notes.
I am about to go get my hair done this morning and while I am trying to grow it back to it’s Rapunzel like length from before I cut it for Locks of Love, I am adoring this messy cut below….tempting!

P.S.- THIS is how a man’s suit should fit. Dear Lord….

and this is how I’d feel about finally getting a Chanel bag…

and this is just for smiles on a Friday!

Happy Weekend everyone!

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