Friday, May 6, 2011

Heron and Ombre

The other evening, I went on a date (Isabella's, this great tapas bar in downtown Frederick). I wanted to make an impact while remaining low-key, and this is what I came up with:

Sweater: Anthropologie. Jeans: Vintage One Revolution. Shoes: Biviel Couture. Cuff: The Textile Museum.

I also like how my hair turned out. I smoothed some Giovanni Frizz Be Gone Serum (an affordable organic brand at my co-op) on the upper half, and scrunched Jonathan Dirt Paste through the bottom half.

You can see how my dye job is totally growing out. I'm so happy ombre hair is in right now; a few more inches and it'll be perfect. Thank you, Alexa Chung.

Back to the clothes. The jeans are a brand I came across in Velvet Lounge downtown, and they're the ultimate cigarette jeans for narrow-hipped girls. The sweater is the popular asymmetrical concoction by Anthropologie that came out in like half a dozen colors (I have it in dark gray as well), and it's thin enough to wear on a cool spring evening. It covers up, but the shoulder drape makes it sexy.

The heels, I got on sale from Anthropologie. They are a beautiful butter leather, and the almond-shaped toe is precious.

The highlight, however, is the wrist cuff. I found it in the Textile Museum gift shop, and it is actually handmade from a genuine vintage Japanese kimono. The photos don't do justice to how the colors glow and shimmer. The red crest on the heron in particular explodes off the glazed surface.

The whole combination had the intended effect on my date.

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