Thursday, April 28, 2011


Boots: Canepa Aldo Boots
Dress: Omai (bought at a boutique in Rome)
Peacock Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Dress: "I'm girly and lady-like."
Boots: "I'm trampy and scandalous!"
Onlookers: "What does it all mean????"

Last night I met with the girls in my book club and ate some delicious French cuisine. For the occasion I wore a pretty elegant dress I found in Europe and some boots I had delivered that morning (there's actually a big bow in the front of the dress and a crinoline layer you can't make-out with this lighting unfortunately).
Although mixing soft and tough pieces has now become one of the oldest tricks in the book, I still enjoy advocating it. The key to it is contrast and balance. You want textures that will distinctly identify the individual pieces so they each stand out, and you also need to be proportionate so that it is brought together harmoniously. My dress was extra girly so the leather thigh-highs weren't too much to overwhelm the femininity. They were perfect character foils. So awesome. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Guess who's back? Back again? Tracey's back. Tell some friends.

Dress: H&M
Nylons: American Apparel
Bag: The Gap
Jewelry: Icing by Claires (snagged 90% off at a closing sale booYAH)
Heels: Ralph Lauren (Yes...again, I will never retire these!!)

I like these nylons because they say "I'm elegant and classy yet slightly whorish" which is essentially the message I like to send people. Mixed signals. Keeps em' guessing.

Three things. First, I have amazingly grown 10 inches of hair since you last saw me (lies). Second, I have discovered (and to my utmost dismay) I am hideous in turbans. We were simply not meant to be. It hurts so I won't go into detail. Just know that it hurts...a lot. Third, and most importantly, I am using a new font. It's more reader friendly.

I look forward to regularly updating this blog again and hope to get traffic back up to what it previously was before I took my hiatus.

Happy Easter Y'all!