Monday, July 18, 2011

Mary-Kate and Ashley

Are you obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley? I am. I have been for years. Remember my post Desperate for a Dog? That was a song from MK&A's singalong cassettes. Yes, I had them. I'm at the age now where I can freely admit that I was a watcher of their videos and I frequently listened and sang along to their tapes. I had them ALL. That song was stuck in my head for weeks afterward and it'll probably be stuck in my head for a few more since I brought it up again!

Now that they are older and have expanded their billion dollar industry beyond straight-to-video movies, I'm happy that they have laid tracks in the fashion world. Especially the affordable fashion world with their line Olsenboye at JC Penney. I don't generally shop there, but I do love some of their items like the 'Ghillie' Lace-up Shoe.

Aren't they adorable?

I've seen many, many pairs of lace-up wedges, but these are one of the cuter pairs and ones that I would definitely wear. Right now they aren't too expensive and they are on sale for $39.99. The shoes I really like though are from Elizabeth and James.

These are the Hippie Wedge in black.

Priced on sale at $155, they are still out of my price range at the moment. They were even more out of my range at their original price of $395. Perhaps someday I'll be able to afford shoes that are exorbitantly priced. Until then, I'll dream about frocks and shoes from Elizabeth and James and also from The Row.

Here is the E&J Spring/Summer Lookbook...

Here are a couple of the items I loved from the 2011 Spring/Summer line by The Row. 

Normally I wouldn't go for such a deep V, but it still feels tasteful with this jumpsuit.

For a little racier of a look, this dress has an even deeper V, but I can't help but love it! The jumpsuit is definitely more versatile, but this would be a fun dress for a night out on the town with a special someone or just to get dressed up with your girlfriends. 

Fashion is everywhere. Sometimes I can afford what I like and sometimes I can't. I would love to have the freedom to buy what I want whenever I want it, but that just isn't the reality of my life right now. Even if I could afford to buy endless designer items, I would still be super selective with the ones I bought. It's just my nature. Besides, it isn't about having what everyone else has, it's about knowing what works for you and choosing accordingly. I'm not saying you should always play it safe and not take chances, but deep down inside I think we all know what works and what doesn't for each one of us.


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