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I’m in full procrastination mode this week, which means my apartment is spotless … but now that I can’t possibly make it any cleaner, I’m starting to feel crafty. Unfortunately I don’t keep craft supplies on me at school, so instead I’ll have to blog about it.

Check out this necklace on BaubleBar and think about how easy it would be to make one yourself! All you need is some chain, a wire and a pair of needle nose pliers (rounded tips will help make the cursive letters). It’s even better than buying in my opinion because you can make it say whatever you want in whatever font you want … and you’ll be saving at least $50. Who doesn’t love a good DIY?

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So many of you know that we are currently in the middle of New York Fashion Week. And while that usually sparks a week long frenzy of going online to watch the shows, stare at various Instagram accounts, and drool at street style blogs, I never actually considered that I could be at one of the shows … That is until last Friday morning.

I was wondering around my apartment, still half asleep, when my roommate (whose summer internship had taken her into the city for the By Misha runway show) suddenly texted me:

“I just found out I’m allowed to invite friends. Drop everything. Come to NYC.”

Woah.

It turned out that even if I wanted to I couldn’t make it into New York quickly enough to catch the show, which was beyond disappointing. But in the hour I spent running around trying to pull a Tim Gunn and make-it-work, I was, of course, mostly panicking about my outfit.

What, I repeat, WHAT was I going to wear to my very first runway show at New York Fashion Week?! Something black would be the obvious go-to. Should I wear the strapless romper or the mini T shirt dress? What shoes? I can barely keep it together in heels … let alone on the streets of New York; would flats be acceptable? And the accessories … Oy vey. Thank god I had just done my laundry or I would have been extra screwed.

Anyway, my point is that you should always have something stylish and easy that can be put together on a moments notice. The ideal would be a glass case with a small collection from Bergdorf’s that you can break open with an axe on a moments notice. But, since that’s not probable for those of us on a budget, you can just take some inspiration from the street style pictures below (shot by Phil Oh for Vogue) and start constructing outfits. We might not all have a closet full of Balenciaga and Givenchy, but we can certainly throw a collar necklace over a slouchy sweater or pair a basic tank with an A-line skirt and some ankle boots!

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With the release of Louboutin’s interpretation of Cinderella’s glass slippers (to honor the diamond edition of the Disney movie) back in July, came an onslaught of other designer interpretations. They couldn’t let Christian get all the glory after all, right?

Among them are Maison Martin Margiela, definitely marking the most expensive pair at almost 10 grand … and that’s for only one of the shoes. That’s right, the pair will cost you close to 20 thousand dollars! Needless to say, being that this pair is actually made from glass, they are for display purposes only. If you’d like to check out a more wearable (and certainly more affordable, although not necessarily actually affordable) version, then Marc Jacobs has a PVC version with a lucite heel for $595.

Now, while I do love looking at these, and love the idea that they are the end-all to neutral shoes, I can’t help but wonder how attractive they would actually be on my feet. Imagining my toes squished and gasping for air while they sweat in plastic and get blisters is not exactly the most attractive image to top off a perfectly executed outfit. A perfect pedicure would be a must, but even then I’m not sure they could ever really work. The only picture I was able to come up with of them on a model included ankle socks, and I’m not sure that’s making the issue any better.

That’s why I think the perfect solution is the silver finish leather pump, as seen by numerous shoe-gods, including the likes of Jimmy Choo ($650), Giuseppe Zanotti ($650), and Manolo Blahnik ($595). Not only is this a great staple for your shoe wardrobe, but it goes with everything and adds a little kick (excuse the pun) to your outfit. You can wear it with your gown to the ball or with your ripped boyfriend jeans and a chunky sweater to your family’s christmas party … and that’s what makes them my favorite.

And for the every day Cinderella on a budget, my favorite pair would be these Zigi Soho Lunar Metallic Pumps, found on DSW for just $60.

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haute

adjective /ōt/

  • Fashionably elegant or high-class

cou·ture

noun /ko͞oˈto͝or/  /-ˈtYr/  coutures, plural

  • The design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client’s specific requirements and measurements
  • The business of designing and making such clothes
  • Such clothes
    • – they were dressed in size eight printed-silk couture

Okay, okay, I know it’s not Monday. But I can’t let my laziness yesterday keep me from posting these runway shows for another whole week. There are a lot that I wanted to show you so I found some videos that were shorter but still gave a feel for the collections. Check them out and let me know what you think! Did you hate it? Did you love it? Which designer was your favorite?

Fun fact: The average couture outfit takes 280 hours to create!

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First of all I’d like to apologize for going MIA without an explanation. My family is in Maine again this week and there is little cell service and absolutely zero internet unless you drive 20 minutes into town and buy a muffin at the book store café as an excuse to sit there on your laptop for an hour and a half (a practice which I’ve found is not very appreciated). So to make up for it, here are a few instagram photos of the view off our dock, our new puppy, Tag, and the recently completed Louboutin Cinderella shoes.

I hope you all had a great 4th of July and I’ll see you next week!

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