the fashion ramblings of a 21-year-old wonderlust king

Month: December, 2011


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One day, I will own a creepy vintage shop.


Style Icon: Taylor Momsen

I’ve coveted the Taylor Momsen (of The Pretty Reckless & Gossip Girl) look even before she wore it. Taylor is one fierce bitch, there’s no way around it. She’s confident, cool and has an amazing eye for badass clothing. She kills it in her lingerie-inspired goth-chic wardrobe, topped with garter belts, stripper heels, metallic crosses and dark makeup. If I had the guts, I’d dress like her too.



Rarely am I one who falls in love with an item of clothing (save for the most gorgeous leather jacket which I’m gifting to myself this X-mas) or a piece of jewelry, but these are the (within my budget-ish) pieces that have haunted my mind for years. One day, I hope to be in possession of them all, before they go extinct. Treat this as a “desperately seeking” ad.

All Saints Nightingale Melody Dress
It’s so many of my favorites combined into one: the stripes, the color olive, the leather, the suspenders, the buttons, the draping and the overall steampunk vibe makes me a sucker for this dress.

All Saints Bozena Crop Pant
Maybe it’s the lace-up back, maybe it’s the drop crotch, maybe it’s the button fly or maybe it’s the natural ecru color that draws me to these pants. Maybe they just have some mystical charm all their own, but I can never seem to get over my love for these beauties. Sadly, they are a dying breed, but I have hope yet All Saints Archive.

All Saints Jolanta Long Waistcoat
This vest is perfect for a steampunk invasion, a ringmaster uprising or for acclimating to the post-apocalyptic world. Need I say more? This is another piece I’ll be praying to the archives for.

Waylaid Bare Ribs Necklace
This was in my Urban Outfitters shopping cart for well over a year. Major (un?)buyer’s remorse for this gorgeous piece.

With Hearts in My Eyes Lace Flare Pants
Sure I can rationalize hundreds of dollars worth of high heels that I never wear, but for some reason  I can never rationalize buying these. They would be perfect for San Diego summer, which lasts through most of the year. One day, they will be mine.

Link Love #1

Have you heard of Fab? It’s like Gilt groupe for hip and modern gifts and accessories! Join through my personal invite link:


Tired of or grossed out by plain old taxidermy? Try these interesting geometric mounts from Bend Seating.

Love the Kills? Love photobombing? Love alcoholic babies? (not too sure about that last one) Anyway, if you answered “yes” to any of the above, check out Photobombing Jamie Hince for a some laughs.

If you’re not the “real tree” type, or just live in too small of an abode to accomidate a Christmas tree, check out this DIY Duct Tape Tree from Love Aesthetics.

You know Tavi, right? The Style Rookie, the child-wonder of the fashion blogosphere who we’d all hate if she wasn’t so darn infectious and humble. Well, she started her own website just for teen girls called Rookie. Honestly, if I had the entrepreneurial spirit now that Tavi had at age 12, I’d be set.

In my almost daily routine of browsing creepy art online I stumbled upon Travis Louie and became an instant fan. This is the art that will be hanging in my future home. You can also purchase his book here.

The Elusive Three

For my entire fashion-crazy lifetime I’ve only ever fallen in love once, maybe twice, okay, three times with a pair of incredible shoes. They are as follows:

Chloe F/W 2007 “Doc” Boots.
In blood red please and thank you.

DSquared2 F/W 2010 Thigh-High Spine Heel Boots.
Because, who doesn’t want a full thigh of leather with a vertebrae heel?

Ann Demeulemeester F/W 2008 Triple-Lace Boots with Talon Heels.
You’re looking at perfection right here.