Friday, August 8, 2008

When my heart skips a beat...

When it comes to shopping, my motto is, "If it doesn't make your heart skip a beat, don't buy it." If I look at a top or a pair of shoes and think, I like this, I don't buy it. If I look at a top or a pair of shoes and think, holy cow, I must have this!!! and my spirit sort of jumps out of my body, I buy it. If I buy something I feel half-hearted about or if I buy something I like, but it doesn't scream at me, there's a 90% chance I'll be bored with it a week later.

I'm super excited about my new finds! I went on a virtual shopping trip yesterday in search of the next heart stopping apparel.

First of all, I've been wanting a simple, black choker for quite some time. Not too thick, so as not to give me a stumpy neck. I love chokers! They're the only type of jewelry I'll wear for great spans of time. Strangely enough, I've had the same blue and black beaded choker since I was a teenager. The other two beautiful Gothic style chokers I once had broke long ago and I've never purchased anything since. Until yesterday...I found this black velvet choker on Etsy. Yes, I could probably make the same thing for cheap, but I have no patience for such things.

Another shopping characteristic I possess is that I always have great intentions to buy colorful clothes. I remind myself that I would like to incorporate more pink and violet into my wardrobe. Pink because it contrasts so superbly with black hair and violet because it's one of my favorite colors. But the inevitable always happens - I buy something in black. I don't do it because it's safe or because it goes with everything (although it does!), but because I truly love black. There could be a room full of the most vibrant colored clothes and my eyes would immediately zone in on the black piece. It's such a striking and dramatic color! Needless to say, I couldn't help myself when I saw this blouse. And is that not the most exquisite embroidered design on the back?!

And last, but not least, HOW could I pass up these (say it slowly now) patent-leather, purple, platform pumps? Yes, I will be almost six feet tall, but has that ever stopped me before?
Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday money so I can feed my fashion addiction :)


Elizabeth said...

The gorgeous thing about black (I like it too) is that you can ACCESSORIZE with all sorts of colors!

The shoes are wonderful. And oh, if only *I* could put them on and be nearly six feet tall!

mermaid musings said...

awesome shopping!
chokers are super cool but only when you are young, i remember my days...
cool shoes and super cute top!

Maija said...

Black is super sexy!