July 26, 2012 by thelillinator
black milk had a big release last night- the nylon wars ep. 1 (ep. 2 to come in a couple weeks) and it was cool cuz that’s mostly what black milk is, but i wasn’t in love with anything (i fear i might have missed “my” launch. there is a lot of cool stuff that they did in the past but no longer stock that you can see here) except for a pair of shoes that they styled with some of the items. if you peruse the site enough, you’ll see that i’m not the only one who has noticed the awesome shoes their stylists choose. there’s actually a section that shouts out solestruck.com as their shoe provider, with the brand of choice being jeffrey campbell (of course). black milk actually has a pop up shop, complete with the black milk x jeffrey campbell collabo, that just launched last week at the solestruck store in portland, or. i was muy sad that i couldn’t make it. i’d love to try on a pair of leggings to figure out what size i am.
anyways, back to these wonderful shoes. in typical jeffrey campbell fashion, there is a platform and there is a covered wedge. the back off, though, calls out its platform by using a silver material to highlight it. love it! i don’t love the photography from the solestruck detail page so i’m using a pic from black milk that features these awesome shoes (and one of the leggings that i actually do like from this launch). it comes in some bolder color ways, but they’re all too loud for me. i like the simplicity of the black and silvers because the silver detail that i love so much doesn’t get drowned out by a big bold color.
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July 13, 2012 by thelillinator
i got a fishtail skirt from zara the other day. i love it and have already received spontaneous compliments from strangers! so now, of course, i must have more! i’ve been perusing jeffrey campbell and black milk pretty heavily lately (more on black milk later) and it’s put me in a rock kind of mood. with that in mind, i headed over to nastygal.com to take a look at what’s new because, you know, similar aesthetic but not always gonna break the bank. and whatdyaknow but i found some lovely tops with fishtail hems (that would look lovely with some black milk leggings)! all i can really do is *squee* over them. enjoy.
while this is not another fishtail top, it is a top and it is from nasty gal and i do think it needs to be mine. bam!
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July 10, 2012 by thelillinator
i tried on the jeffrey campbell teramos at the lf on robertson a couple weeks ago. i’m not entirely sure why. at first glance i thought it was hideous. but it was merchandised all over the store and every time i saw it i became a little bit more intrigued. i think i randomly tried them on with a dress that i fell a little bit in love with that was neon and flowy– basically the two things should NOT have gone together at all. whatsoever. nada. and yet…I TOTALLY LOVED THEM TOGETHER. (nevermind that just those two pieces would have cost about $500 put together.)
flash forward to present day- because me and jeff (and the whole world) are totally on the same page on the whole spike thing, i saw that there are now teramo SPIKES!!! i swoon (i think)! i do love the spike thing but there are like 4 other styles of jeffrey campbells with spikes that i want and i don’t think i need upwards towards half a dozen pairs of spiked shoes (shocking, i know. too many shoes? never! but at $200+ a pop…) so if i had to pick…i think i’d go with the originals…what do you think?
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July 9, 2012 by thelillinator
i went shopping a couple weeks ago with a new friend from france and i didn’t realize it, but apparently i felt every piece of leather clothing we came across. she asked me if i liked leather and i responded that i did. that’s when she pointed out my touchy feely habit. how weird that i never noticed! i love the idea of wearing leather clothing (not all at once though) but i always hesitate from pulling the trigger on a purchase because not only are they a serious wallet investment, but i feel like they make a serious statement about your personality. that’s right, personality, not just style…which granted, are intertwined but i don’t necessarily think my love of lace says much about my personality. but leather- leather is just so primal! it says, “i’m raw, i’m badass, i’m hardcore, so deal with me or leave me alone, bitches.” and i want to be that person. maybe i’ll grow into that person, but up until now leather clothing just hasn’t quite suited me. even this awesome vegan “leather” shirt gives me pause! i think the model looks relaxed and just a lil badass (i should be able to pull that much off, right?!) but the thought of actually incorporating it into my wardrobe scares me! oy!
le sigh. you know, i didn’t even own a proper leather jacket until a year or two ago! i guess until i can manage to grow a pair, leather shoes will have to suffice. these jeffrey campbells are no slouch in making up for my wussiness! i generally like to save any clear plastic bits on shoes for pole, but i really like the idea of this floating gladiator look. and i’m not sure exactly what it is about the cutout in the wedge, but there’s something different about it than most other cutouts that i like. i usually don’t appreciate that bit of open sole but it works on this shoe.
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April 10, 2012 by thelillinator
2011 was the year of the sam edelman spiked shoes and the jeffrey campbell lita. 2012 shows us what happened when they were out drinking at the same club and procreated…and i’m really excited about it! jeffrey campbell’s damsel is like the lita but with a covered wedge instead of that big block of a heel. it comes in many fabrications but i’m all in a tizzy over the spiked damsel. i have the exie by sam edelman, which is basically a flat single strap thong version of the famed lorissa, complete with spike adorned heel. the lorissa strikes a good compromise; a sweet silhouette with hardcore spike detailing on the heel. the spiked damsel is like the big bad black sheep of the family. it’s on a hefty 2 inch platform and the back, all the way from the heel to that covered wedge sole is encrusted in spikes. i’m especially fond of this khaki color as it’s a shade softer than the goth black spike version. if this shoe’s not rock star level, i don’t know what is.
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September 20, 2011 by thelillinator
here’s my man repeller moment. i can admit these are clodhoppers and i imagine i would look like a horse running around in these shoes but i still love them.
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December 14, 2009 by thelillinator
ever since finding the jeffrey campbell ibiza in canada (the shoe i couldn’t buckle for the life of me), i’ve become slightly obsessed with procuring myself a pair of jeffrey campbells. i don’t blame it all on the land of the maple leaf; a coworker of mine has a really cute but somewhat subdued pair of jeffrey campbell heels. well, today i discovered the existence of the posh2, which is all hardcore with chains and ropes of crystals, but i discovered it much like paleontologists discovered dinosaurs- just a lil too late. they’re on sale everywhere, but all that’s left is 8.5s! to carry on my scientific metaphor, the posh2 is an evolved ibiza. instead of the chinese finger trap that is the stupid buckle on the ibiza, the posh2 has a ZIPPER up the back for easier access! evolution is awesome.
anyways, i did manage to find a distant relative of the posh2 and ibiza (this metaphor thing is fun!). it seems to have adapted to colder climates by developing a closed toe and heel and an appendage that encircles the calf. the telltale mark that these boots are of the same ilk as the warm weather ibiza and posh2 is the studded strap that laces all the way up the back of the boot. hot.ness.
okay, i’ve run out of creativity to carry on the metaphor. that and going any further with it is just dumb.
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November 15, 2009 by thelillinator
i made a whirlwind trip to vancouver, bc this weekend with The Boyfriend, another friend, and the pups. my main objective was to get a shot at the jimmy choo for h&m collection. secondary objectives included meeting up with some canadian friends and browsing my favorite shops. oh, and to make canadians understand that “tim bits” is a branded term for donut holes (another story for another time).
i think i got to the h&m in pacific centre around 1pm (after waking up late and dropping my credit card at a gas station in burlington on the drive up) and was immediately accosted by a visual overload from the crowd of people watching the line of people trying to shop the jimmy choo section. honestly, that crowd watching the jimmy choo shoppers was more intimidating than the line itself. i mean, at least the line was contained within the store. i was ill prepared for the cold so i was grateful that i didn’t have to wait in line outside like i heard the lines were in new york; i had only brought my cute floral raincoat (which earned me many a compliment north of the border) to fend off the rain. a lil less than an hour later i finally made it to the front of the line only to hear, “mumble mumble size 8 and 9!” from the staff. i couldn’t tell (or was hoping in vain) if they were saying that sizes 8 and 9 were out or the only sizes left. i think if we’d been pretty much anywhere else in north america, i could have relaxed because sizes 8 and 9 are the most commonly worn shoe sizes. but no, i was in vancouver, where there is a huge asian population. asian women with their tiny asian feet. damn them all for taking my size 7s! so yeah, the staff had been saying only sizes 8 and 9 were left. boo hiss. regardless, i went in when i had the chance in the hope that the shoes ran small and i could fit a size 8. however by the time i actually got into the shopping area (which had a purple blockade set up around it and every time they finished rushing about a dozen people through at a time, they would move the blockades in even further to reduce the jimmy choo area. because they actually had enough inventory snapped up with every round of people going through that they didn’t need to keep all the floor space cordoned off) even the 8s were gone! i ended up just getting the heavily crystaled and chained necklace and bracelet because i just couldn’t walk away empty handed! actually there being practically no shoes or clothes left was a blessing in disguise because i didn’t discover that my credit card was missing until i went to pay so i didn’t end up completely draining my bank account by putting my h&m purchase on my debit card.
my missing credit card situation was resolved about 45 minutes later thanks to the helpful people at nordstrom credit services and the nice people at shell so i returned to my optimistic disposition about the weekend. spent some time wandering down robson street (oh, how i missed thee) and since i had missed out on the aggressive jimmy choo heels, i started looking for other aggressive heels elsewhere. i can’t remember the name of the shoe store we went into (it’s one of three that are practically all in a row with a couple of american apparels breaking up the store fronts) but i saw these awesomely decked out jeffrey campbell for ibiza (i think) heels. i would have asked The Boyfriend to get them for me if i had been able to get the damn things buckled! it was just the last part of securing the strap flap down that i spent five minutes trying to do before i gave up. but oh so pretty…if anyone has suggestions on how to work around this problem, let me know, because i want these shoes.
lastly, i rushed over to zara before they closed and found a wonder brown leather jacket with (faux?) fur lining but i couldn’t find my size and the staff was less than helpful. i also wanted these dusky lavendar snakeskin print heels but again with the size issue. i did end up getting this waist-nipping military-inspired coat in black. very hot. oooh, right now i’m picturing the coat, (p)leather leggings, and those jeffrey campbell heels. oooh! if only i: 1) had those shoes and 2) were a lithe model type who could totally pull it off. if h&m is supposed to be launching their e-commerce store next fall, i wonder how far behind zara is?
i feel that i should also mention that The Boyfriend bought 2 coats and 5 pairs of shoes on this trip. we are now tentatively planning on heading back for the boxing day sales.
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September 24, 2009 by thelillinator
i was trying to clean up my kitchen table and i still had the september 2009 free people catalog sitting out, but i couldn’t figure out why so i paged through it on the off chance i had actually not looked at it. i had actually saved it for one look of layered jackets(!) towards the end but what caught my attention this time was the pile of free people-ized converses that was opposite the layered jacket look. um, chucks laced with chains? yes please! as cool as all these are though, they’re all $120+. just take those chains and lash me some more, why dontcha? anyways, before going on to the awesomeness that free people has brought to the classic chuck taylor, let’s take a moment to appreciate that taste is not universal.
exhibit 1. mesh sneakers. really?
exhibit 2. yes, that is skin you can see. why? i do not know.
now that mess is out of the way. onto the badassness.
le sigh. i’m pretty sure i can make the laced chain ones for the cost of a new pair of chucks+$15+time and effort, which is waaaay better than $128. i wouldn’t even want to try to diy the lace ones and i don’t like them enough to pay $188 for them. unless…i was in a bella situation, having to go to prom with a broken foot and needing some cute sneaks to wear with my party dress. now i just need to find a hot teenage looking vampire…
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