being jo

when things look the way i feel


Nili Lotan SS16- highly wearable runway

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i scanned this show and immediately wondered if a. i had the materials in my wardrobe to make this happen, b. if i could achieve some of these looks with a little help from the gap, and c. deciding that the black boot is unarguably the most adaptable shoe one can have in their wardrobe- this show further proving it’s versatility, the essential bb flourishes when placed with less typical arrangements (eg. the formalish long black dress, or lightweight white boho number.) i’m all for the chino- and to answer the gap question, i try every season- each time i pull them on with hope- imagine my bragging rights when others ogle at my impossibly perfect find, then, i catch a glimpse of the unfamiliar shape my butt takes on, realizing the gap has not modernized their classic chino, it is still best paired with a merrell – this slightly cropped, drop crotch rendition, may be just the answer. also love the idea of formalizing some of these looks with some silk, sparkle, or a stiletto. but… i’ll be hitting the normcore big box stores, just to make sure they haven’t tweaked their caj wear for the shoppers of today.

dior resort- close up

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plaid with a cinch, devastatingly chic all black, a few tats, natural metallics, 70’s wall hanging palettes, undone beauty, with a fur stole on top. i’m loving the modern lady dior introduced to us by raf simons yesterday.

1 a’croc, 2 a’croc, 3 a’croc rock



crocodile bags are something i’ve always been after on vintage hunt. it’s in the same category as red lipstick, and pointy pumps. the kind of thing that gives me the feeling of dress up. heading into moms closet at the age of six and clunking around the house in shoes that are too big. carrying one of these beauties would make me feel like a lady, no label needed, just pure old school class. now, i can’t quite put together the pennies for the new ones but i’d take one with torn up lining and a musky scent.

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