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25
Jan
10

You shook me all night long

Windsor top. H&M shorts. Urban Outfitters hat & boots

Red + leopard print = One of my fav combos.

Thanks to everyone for their great feedback on Menday.  I’m so glad you all enjoy it, but moving forward, I’ll be posting it every other week.  In the meantime, here’s some eye candy looking quite dapper.

I heart Terron Wood.  Do you have a favorite male model?

20
Jan
10

Let’s get to the point

H&M sweater. Mel’s California Select/American Apparel cropped top. Urban Outfitters high-waisted jeans. Vintage shoes

Mel was always the creative writer between the two of us.  She has a way with words that I secretly, or not so secretly now, have always envied.  We had the same 7th grade English teacher who distinguished our writing by saying that Mel had a more descriptive writing style while I wrote to the point.  Back then, I wondered if this was a good or bad thing.

Well, getting to the point, let me just say that…

I like pretty things.  I like rugged things.  I love to dance.  But I need a crowd around me.  Then I will get down.  Not to the floor.  Anymore.  That was in college and is another story.  I like to go shopping.  Obvi.  But I can’t stand to spend more than 20 minutes in a store.  Unless it’s huge and has more than two floors.  I just know what I want.  I like to go flea marketing. I suck at bargaining.  Must improve on playing hard to get.

I’m polite, say thank you and always hold the door open for people. Elevators are a different story.  Sorry.  If you’re more than six feet away, I’m the one furiously pushing the close button so I can be the lone rider.  I hate elevator awkwardness.  It’s mostly the uncomfortable silence.  When I get excited I talk to strangers.  This happens when I go shopping.  Not in elevators.  I hate ass kissing.  But then again, who does?  Actually, maybe you do.  Wink, nudge, wink.

“Life is all about ass… You’re either covering it, kicking it, kissing it, or trying to get it.”

I like kicking ass.  Not literally.  But in life.  I mean, I’m a petite girl who doesn’t work out.  Regularly.  I always cover my ass.  With a long shirt or sweater.  See above.  I’m modest like that.  Or maybe it’s because my ass is flatter than yours.  OK, I’m over asses.  Literally and figuratively.  I like vanilla scents, but not things that are ‘vanilla’.  Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Variety is the spice of life.  I prefer oversized to tight clothes, which are restrictive. To my ass.  Like a wise person once said:

“I know it sounds mental, but sometimes I have more fun vegging out than when I go partying. Maybe it’s because my party clothes are so binding.”

Oh Cher from “Clueless”, you speak the truth.  Two years ago, I ran/walked the LA Marathon.  Without training.  And finished.  Without collapsing.  It only took 7.5 hours.  Who does that?  Me.  And Mel.  Who decided to sprint to the finish line with 200 meters left and leave my ass behind.  Traitor.  We ordered custom-made t-shirts to wear during race day.  Yes, we are those chicks.  My shirt was camo print.  The front read, “26.2 miles” and on the back, “Been there, done that.”  Call me optimistic.  A little boy on the side of the road yelled to me as I passed, “Go Army. We thank you!”  Oh hi camo shirt.  You must be in the army.  Best memory ever.  Besides crossing the finish line.

“Be all that you can be.”

I like to joke around.  I like to fool around.  Yeaaah.  I’m terribly sarcastic and like when people can hang.  Ten.  Surfers are my weakness.  Living in LA helps.  At least it’s not the Jersey Shore.  Hey, I’m from JerseyFist pump.  When I was in Hawaii, I took surfing lessons.  After wiping out so many times I pleaded with the instructor to bring me back to shore.  He refused.  Thought I could try one more time.  I wiped out.  For the 10th time.  Ass.  Told you life was all about ass(es).

“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Did I mention I’m sometimes a walking contradiction?

Thanks for reading my randomness, which was conceived at 4am.

xoxo

18
Jan
10

Menday: Acne Atacoma Black Metal Wedge

Who: 8 men’s style bloggers

What: Acne Atacoma Black Metal Wedge

Why: Became popular after Alexa Chung wore them and was an instant shoe crush for many ladies, including myself

Personally, I love the Acne wedge.  Seeing as how they retail for over $600,  I opted for the Jeffrey Campbell Alexa wedges instead and couldn’t be happier.  Plus, I get to feel tall, if only for a few hours.

Click here to see photos of how I wore them.

And read below to find out how the guys ripped, er, didn’t hold back on their feelings about the popular Acne Atacoma Wedge.

Shaun: In my personal attempt to try to find the attractiveness in these heels I have only justified why I don’t like them.  Heels are supposed to make the legs look more elegant, and by making such an abrupt finish at the foot you are doing quite the opposite.  And I’m sorry Ms. (Ms.?  Mrs.?) Chung, but what is with the socks?  You are taking what those heels make your legs lack to the next level.  Must I say more?

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Kenyatte: Okay ladies….when I first saw these shoes the movie “Blades of Glory” came to mind.  If Chazz Michael Michaels saw you in these he might grab you and try to execute the Iron Lotus.  At $590, the price tag only adds insult to injury.  Seriously…someone hand me a bat so I can “Tonya Harding” the shit out of those shoes.  A platform wedge with metal accents is a great idea, just like the idea to duplicate Las Vegas on the East coast — but ladies…it’s all in the execution…ask anyone who’s gone to Atlantic City…

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Nick: A few reasons to buy these for your friend:

1)  She’d be rad to go sneaker shopping with.  You wouldn’t have to use those stools with the angled mirrors, just have her stay close.

2)  Couple flashlights and a tap dancing lesson and you’d have a disco at every bar you walked into.

3)  How’s my makeup?  HEADSTAND!!!!

747s and mirror-trimmed shoes… keep ’em on the runways and off the streets.

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Lawrence: Oh Lord, I knew something like this was on the horizon, but so soon?  I thought we were going to be eased into this.  Now I know Becs owns a pair of these so I will do my best to keep this as polite as possible.  There is absolutely zero redeeming qualities in footwear like this as far as I am concerned.  I won’t pretend to know what women think, but I cannot even remotely fathom what would motivate a female to purchase shoes like this.  They give off this Spice Girls meets Robocop vibe, which is not as complimentary as some people might believe.  Attractive women (i.e. Ms. Chung and Becs) should avoid shoes like this for it draws attention to their feet and their feet alone.

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Dan: The 70s are on their way back baby!  I’m a little torn on these.  Sexy, yes.  Practical and versatile, not so much.  I like that their bulkiness can help a woman’s legs look longer and slimmer, not that Alexa Chung needs it.     Best, SB

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Paul: Honestly, these just look ridiculous.  I’ll try not to go into these too hard, because Becca I know you’ve actually worn these on the blog, but honestly, on the strange & f-ugly scale, these are on the level of Uggs.  Just sayin…

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Max: To wear those shoes, you must have a healthy sense of humor.  I like a girl with a sense of humor.

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Will: When I first saw this shoe, one thought popped into my head, “Is this girl wearing Kiss boots?”  And while I am a fan of a few choice jams by the face-painted bunch (Lovegun is a hell of a tune), I would not be too keen on seeing these in person.  If not paired with the correct wardrobe, they have the high probability of coming off as far too goth. Granted, some black eyeliner can be sexy as all get out, but taking it a step further (no pun intended) with these wedges is a turn off. Plus, I imagine the lady opting for these would want to keep them on in bed, and unless she’s cool with me wearing my Red Wings to compete, I’d have to pass on that idea.

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Did the guys get it right?  Shoutouts to Lawrence and Paul who recognized that I had previously worn the Jeffrey Campbell Alexa Wedges.

If you have ideas for what you want the men to hate on… or sound off on, please leave it in the comments section.  I will do my best to work it into an upcoming post.

As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned for another Menday edition next week.

xo, Becs

14
Jan
10

Craziness is like heaven

H&M dress and jacket. Zara denim vest. Dolce Vita Phoenix sandals. Marc Jacobs sunglasses. Vintage scarf. Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

I’m such a hippy at heart.

I prefer bohemian over buttoned-up, rocker chic to preppy, scruff to clean shaven.  If I could wear headscarves and bandannas across my forehead on a daily basis and dance around to the soundtrack that is constantly on repeat in my head… and heart, I would.

Thanks so much for all the great feedback on Menday.  To learn what guys (with style and great taste) think about what we’re all drooling over is indeed enlightening.

Yet, it also brings up the point that while learning what the opposite sex thinks is fun, we all ultimately dress for ourselves.  Just do you.

xo, Becs

11
Jan
10

It’s not Monday, it’s Menday: Faux Fur

Starting today, I’ll be injecting some testosterone into this blog.  From women’s fashion trends to street style photos, I’ve asked several of my favorite men’s style bloggers to sound off on this weekly ‘panel’ to see if they are on board with what us ladies find popular/attractive/amazing.

Get to know the men below, and click on each box to visit their blogs.

For the innaugural Menday, I’ve decided to focus on the faux fur trend.  The majority of us, myself included, love faux fur.  But are men down with this cozy trend as well?

Kenyatte:  First of all…can we just pass a general fashion rule that the combined weight of a women’s jacket and bag may not be more than her body weight (Mary Kate…WTF!?!)

That said, I am not a huge fan of this trend…not because I have anything against fur (or faux fur) but because when a women wears something like this, the fur piece tends to completely overshadow the women underneath.  With the exception of Victoria (who is wearing a piece that allows the eye to trail down to her stunning leather leggings) the other women look like caricatures.

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Lawrence:  Normally I would use this platform to bitch about how attractive women act like they get a free pass when it comes to wearing ridiculous stuff.  But, to be quite honest, I can’t find too much fault in this faux fur gear (though it does help to be beautiful).  Too bad I can’t say the same thing about some of these shoes.  Goddamn.

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Shaun:  Animals have (previously I wrote “wear”, but they don’t have a choice really) fur to keep themselves at a level temperature.  Humans wear fur because we don’t have it, well everyone except Robin Williams.  But faux fur?  And faux fur worn in such a way that it won’t keep you warm?  Is there any utilitarian purpose to their style?  Must I say more?  (I will admit though Mary Kate [or is that Ashley?]…either way she looks good.)

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Will:  If it serves a purpose other than making you look part-animal, go for it. MKO looks downright frigid and could use all the layers she can get. Furthermore, I think the real question regarding Ms. Wasson is the shoes.

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Paul:  I don’t necessarily have a problem with faux fur (I guess the less animals you kill for the sake of fashion, the better), but I think the faux fur prize definitely has to go to Victoria here.  She applies it well, going with a well-proportioned, sexy and classy look, and I applaud her effort in representing the fashionable ladies across the pond.  Besides, Mrs. Becks is the less annoying of the four, so I think I’d still side with her if only on principle alone.

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Nick:  Faux? Great, now how is PETA going to know who to throw red paint on?  As if girls weren’t cuddly enough, you gotta go and dress ’em up like teddy bears.  I’m a fan, for sure.  I’d make this trend mix tapes and throw rocks at its window at 2am.

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Max:  About the faux fur look, I’d hate to upset any members of PETA, but if you’re going to wear fur, wear fur.  Forget the faux.  In general, I don’t advocate wearing fur.  I wouldn’t suggest actively seeking it out, but if by some means it is acquired, wear it when it’s cold.  In the case of fur, function should rule over fashion.  Yes, I’m talking to you LA.  There is a time and a season to wear fur, and it is called winter.

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Dan:  Personally, I’m not a fan of the faux fur trend, mainly because I don’t like when women (or men for that matter) dress gaudy or in a manner that screams “I am better or richer than you.”  To me, it looks uptight and “uppity.” While these are clearly all beautiful women, I would say Erin Wasson wore it best because she’s pulling it off most subtly and down-to-earth-looking (or perhaps because she’s the only one not wearing those ridiculous oversized insect-looking glasses). – SB

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Agree with the guys?  Yes, I will still continue to wear my faux fur… even in LA when the temps drop to a brisk 50 degrees (cough, Max).  Have an idea for what you want the guys to sound off on next week?  Please let me know in the comments box.

Hope you enjoyed this first post as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.

xo, Becs

08
Jan
10

I’ve had my head among the clouds

Zara top. H&M shorts. Thigh high socks via LF Stores. Jeffrey Campbell Mel shoes

Cheers for a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, Becs

04
Jan
10

“I’d rather shop the men’s department.”

American Apparel t-shirt. H&M pants. Urban Outfitters hat & suspenders. Vintage Justin Roper boots

Here’s my pseudo menswear-inspired look, complete with fishnet stockings.  Ironically, a few of my favs were quoted in the February issue of Teen Vogue about their tomboy style.

“So much of pulling off the tomboy look is about confidence.” – Alexa Chung

“I like oversize anything — I’d rather shop the men’s department.”  – Erin Wasson

“My fashion sense comes from my father. He was always a very stylish man.”  – Chloe Sevigny

aMEN!




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