Burn These Bones

same old story

Posted in life by burnthesebones on 12/09/2009

Indeed…it’s the same old story: once again I am going insane…completely inundated with finals, work, drowning under loads of paperwork and the hassles of moving (appx. 7,500 miles away from New York! more on that soon…)

In the mean time, here’s my new favorite piece of jewelry: the infamous Delfina Delettrez ruby skeleton hand bracelet. The movable joints are the best part, obviously!

Not mine to keep, sadly. But there are a bunch of new purchases I want to share when time allows!

EDIT: Almost forgot about this Zara skirt from a while back.

Even though I quite like them, I almost never wear skirts, out of sheer laziness- usually running late/ too tired in the morning to put on tights or look for the right top to go with.

But there’s something so easy and irresistibly appealing about the tulip silhouette and drape of this skirt! Paired with an AA sheer burnout circle scarf draped over a Rick Owens tunic.

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the future perfect

Posted in themes by burnthesebones on 09/08/2009

My efforts to expand into horizons beyond the color black haven’t exactly been going so well (more on that in another entry) but here is one of those attempts:

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Everything is from the summer clearance section of Zara (as you might be able to tell from the dressing room!) except the lambs fur vest which is current season, and the SSWTR shoes.

I really love the vest, though I feel rather pompous when wearing it, perhaps due to its voluminosity? Hopefully that’s something I’ll get over soon.

The awesome collages that Yui at A Slowboat to Mediocrity created are also providing inspiration on ways to wear vest casually… here is are some examples, and do go check the rest out on her site!

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Her outfits have a streetwear inflected vibe, which is a bit of departure for me- though I definitely would make an exception for one of Mishka‘s eyeball sweatshirts!

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Continuing the quest to diversify and lighten up the wardrobe , I’ve looked towards Julius’ S/S 2010 c0llection as a point of reference.

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Trying to move away from that singular asymmetrical draping effect that’s so prominent now, and towards something more soft and…Grecian? The use of drapery has somehow become heavily associated with the dark and “edgy” and tormented, which is all and well but I’d like to challenge myself challenge to take this sartorial motif that I enjoy so much and turn it around…we’ll see how this transition goes..in due time of course!

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