on the street: tie-dye & tweed

On April 30, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

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Great shape on this tweed jacket, with almost a military feel from the symmetrical pockets. There is nothing I don’t like about this look. Especially like this facial hair situation, substantial yet neatly structured.

maybe….this: bicycle

On April 29, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

I want a bike.

Not just any bike, either, a light, breezy road bike with a Dutch silhouette and coloring that personally appeals.

Something like the Globe Daily series…

 

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You get the idea, low, swooping crossbar, or whatever that bar is called (yeah…possibly I need to learn more about bikes), prominent splash-guards, chain guard, clean lines, and some appealing color options.

I like the step-through design, too, as I’m not that confident a rider, at least not in the city, which is why I haven’t considered getting one before now. That and helmets, which are, for the naturally curly, the enemy. I’d like to be more mobile, though, and a bike (aside from the sobering Boston bike injury and mortality statistics…) sounds like an ideal option.

[Not to mention they are such ideal props for bicycle-chic outfits! I am already inspired, and I’m categorizing this post under fashion > accessories.]

I’m thinking…a pale green or blue, possibly cream. Love those white tires, too. Hmmm. I think the pale blue with the white tires is my favorite…

Conveniently I have plenty of time to mull this over, as the cost is something I’d have to save up to meet and make calculations to even consider, and I need to build my bike fund. Still, something like this is just what I am looking for.

weekend distraction: Erykah Badu

On April 28, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

Given a choice between the demure and the bold, Erykah Badu routinely goes for the bold.

I aspire to this pattern.

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The TURBAN!
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The gold lips…the gold everything.

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Love this shot.

[images via pinterest]

Here is a woman who is not afraid of making a statement, and with such elegance and sass. She is, as her new single with Janelle Monae proclaims her, a Q.U.E.E.N.

I imagine that she, like myself, as Frost has it, holds with those who favor fire.

She has me thinking that I should absolutely experiment with turbans and wondering…how big can my hair get now? Big hair and short shorts….such a great summer look. Also, can’t wait to show you the wig I just got.

acquisitions: antique jade & pearl ring

On April 27, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

IMG_3187I was looking for a simple, slightly old fashioned pearl ring, a single pearl on a gold band (open to modest accents, or an ostentatious pearl) but  I am extremely particular and difficult to please, and I found this antique jade and pearl number first. A jade cabochon with delicate veining surrounded by round or near-round seed pearls, set in gold. This has such a wonderful heirloom feel to it, and is certainly worthy of being passed down. There’s something inspiring about wearing jewelry with a history, even if I don’t know what that history is.

I am wearing it here.

My appreciation of pearls has been established, but jade, too, appeals. Imagining it with a Victorian-inspired ensemble…will have to demonstrate at some point.

What do you think?

And, I was reasoning, I can just keep looking for that pearl ring I want…

 

flowers and stripes

On April 26, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

Finally a day nice enough to wear my new Bass oxfords. Yes, I got shoes with flowers on them. Yellow ones. I fear it is a slippery slope.

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When it’s not slung over my shoulder messenger bag style, I often carry my bag in this strange, inefficient way, bunching up the short strap.

These leggings are a little tighter and a little more high-waisted than anything else I have…but I’m getting into that look. Or, I can get into it, with conditions.

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This is the loose, haphazard bun I throw my hair into most days. This hairstyle has the excellent virtue of taking less than a minute to execute.

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Oh, this watch is new. From the sleek Danish brand Skagen, known for their extremely thin movements. I love this simple, clean gold design (and a two-toned watch wherein both tones are gold is me all over). It’s settling in nicely.

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Bass Thea oxfords, green envelope top, Topshop Baxter leggings, American Apparel braided belt (I have this belt in so many colors), Lucky Brand bag, Ray-Ban aviators, Skagen watch, Scotch & Soda leather wrap bracelet, vintage earrings. On the lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lipstick in Shocking Coral.

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