18.8.10

It may be a bit premature for trousers but I can deal with it.  Plus I didn't shave today, so, you know. Don't look TOO hard at that shoe close up shot.

Oh, and about these shoes anyway.  Yes, they are vintage from like the 80s and they were just sitting on the floor in the entry way of the home of this girl I met at a huge rummage sale a couple years ago, and immediately their prone posture and miraculous existence made me think this girl was either a witch or genius. She proceeded to then show me bins and bins full of the most wicked vintage collection I had ever seen and within one hour she gave me these shoes and the leather desert knee high boots I always wear, as a gift in exchange for me modeling all of her clothes for her to sell on Ebay.  She moved into the studio over my garage like a month later (apartment trouble on her end) and we were sort of like best friends or Sorcerer (her) and Apprentice (me), for like 6 months. She is the one that taught me. Well, our partnership declined dramatically after I caught her taking things from my house and lying to my face about crazy ass shit (the whole story involves a toilet full of poo, two dead people, a plumber, and a bloody diaper under the sink, but not in that order.  And YES, this is an EFFING true story.) So I had to sever our relationship in the ugliest way possible. I talked about it here before.  I guess pure genius (or witchery) comes at a cost sometimes (and so do really great shoes) and I always try to keep that in mind.

Shoes: gift? lesson?
Bracelets: one thrifted one gifted
pants: thrifted
Shirt: thrifted
accessories: thrifted

34 comments:

Melissa said...

Holy cow. Apparently you have a lot of stories to tell. When I have more time, I'm going to pop over to your other post so that I can read that one.

I really love those trousers. I wish I could find some like that, but I'm horrible at shopping for pants these days!

Sparkles said...

I long to hear the full version of this story. I could swap it for one of my own.

Sometimes bad/ crazy people find their way into your life and try to do bad/ crazy things to you. But it's a good feeling when you realise you don't need to have them around anymore.

In other news... I love your BANGS!

casual ambiguity said...

Eeep, I've always wondered about "this story" cos of the vague mentions you've made in the past, it sounds like it deserves it's own mini-series...

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Wow, I was thinking for a second is this true?? I would love to hear more and I will go check where you talked about it before.

Hannah said...

Woah! That is a crazy summary. You should write a book.

But you're right, those shoes are great!

carly. said...

c'mon...you can't leave us hanging like that!!

ps: LOVE your bangs!!

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

Hmmm that poo dead person diaper part is really an effin true story? I might wanna hear it one day. or maybe not. im squeemish... is there a lot of poo involved?
I can't believe these shoes are from her too. Wow what amazing stuff she left you. holy cow.
So Im really digging the bangs, I love the change, change is good.
I love that they are non mainstream, they make your face pop!
Didn't you have some secrets or suprises to share? or am i making things up? either way, I look forward to my christina posts.

Em said...

p.s. I'm wearing trousers too! and I didnt shave my legs either... since Saturday so I'm overdue and a skirt yesterday was pushing it...
oh and p.p.s. I got some new seychelles this weekend!

Tugba said...

I love the trousers :) My mother in law gave me like 5 old trousers from my hubby :) And they look similar to urs. I LOVE THEM!

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Archives said...

hm...yeah, i gotta say, i went and read the story in your older post, and i am really intrigued?! bloody diapers, DEAD PEOPLE?! wtf!

Morgan and Lua said...

Oh. my. gosh.
I knew one day parts of that story would start coming out. I want to hear it all, you've got me hooked.

I'm sorry that you had to go through all that. I can tell by the bits and pieces you've written about it before that it's a really painful story for you to retell. So, so powerful.
Tea time with Christina might last a little longer than I thought.

Fancy Pants said...

Love this outfit, head to toe. So much texture and pattern and color. So editorial I LOVE IT!

Craaaaazy story. Sounds like you're lucky to have come out alive and still sane.

--Katie

miha, skinny buddha said...

Oh my god! i go away for one week and you show up with these amazing new bangs!!! love this on you, it gives you such a cool edge!!! love love love the bangs!
kiss kiss bang bang,
miha

Anna said...

I'm sorry for the unfortunate experience, but it made me laugh! At least you got the shoes that are my favorite in your outfit? It could go either way; gift or lesson!

Corie said...

wow! this is a story i would love to hear--what's with the 2 dead people and bloody diaper???

anyway, I love the outfit. you never fail to impress me.

take care!
Corie

"iamDahlingNikki" said...

I'm not a trouser girl but geez you make me wanna be one. Cuteness!

Kansas Couture said...

I got your note! I adore your new haircut and am thrilled that I make appearances in your thoughts now and again. If you and I have the same aesthetic ideal, I'm pumped. Your style is the best.

dear kate said...

ok, someday you're going to have to tell us the WHOLE story about this girl...sounds interesting! ha! anyway, great outfit! the best part: the shoes!
katie

likeravensandlillies said...

I may have met that girl or a member of her coven. The shoes are perfect.

Margaret said...

Man you crack me up Christina! I'm sorry it was a slightly sour experience in your life but one worth sharing (hint hint).

<3,
Margaret :)

mvelis said...

I'm intrigued.......

You must share!

Kimberellie said...

If you don't tell the rest of the story we will all implode with curiosity. I swear!

Also, love these pants on you. You are so cool. Oh and I am still totally in love with your hair!

girlfacedana said...

you had me at "bloody diaper."


just kidding...that's pretty gnarly. But really, I bet the story is both repulsive and intriguing: let's here it!

K*Rock said...

I really like those shoes... only because they have a heel tho. i've seen many pairs similar without the heels that seem to be climbing the trend list for fall but i just cant do it. ok, now i'm going to read about that crazy story you linked to!

floral skirts and teaparties said...

I love this outfit, especially your shoes and bag! Want want want :P xx

Santina said...

Sometimes I think the very same thing while reviewing my shoe pics!

I love the mix of prints in this look; it's very refined yet playful.

Santina
http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/

Terri said...

I like the color combination in this look.

Fia said...

I'm in love with your bangs!

Your crazy roommate story sounds crazier than my crazy roommate story. Mine started similarly, in the met, instant bffs and moved in a month after meeting. Lying, stealing (I'm sorry borrowing without permission). Great shoes though.

Carolyn said...

At least you got some amazing shoes!! What an incredible experience. Makes us stronger, hey?
Your outfit is adorable! And I totally love the floral blouse in your last post, so pretty!! Your styling is amazing, as always

Glitter Scrubs said...

i am praying there is a part 2 to this story.. the things you have to go through to get some wicked footwear nowadays.
your blog is quickly becoming my favourite. i come for the fashion and i stay for the stories!

Ven said...

i love ur shoes!!

xoxo

Haiku Ambulance said...

That sounds like the Best and Worst story ever.

Although I am dying to hear it- I am sorry that those items and circumstances were related to your life. I would not wish those things (depending on the plumber) on anyone.

Why is poo so funny??!!!!!!

POO.

Ah- and it is never too early for trousers. Never.

.Haiku

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glamirrorous.com said...

Love your outfit! It is unconventional and probably nothing I would wear, but it looks 'bananas' on you! Amazing!

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