Thursday fashion musings

June 16, 2011 at 11:41 am (shopping)

I’m all for taking your style in a decidedly nautical direction. Looking preppy enough to have just stepped off daddy’s yacht works for me too, but this is a new level of overdoing it.

Proenza Schouler rope bracelet, $175. Image from proenzaschouler.com

A sailor friend (who owns a small boat and, you know, actually sails) estimates that the raw materials on this cost about $2, which means that you’re ponying up for the Proenza Schouler name (fine, if you’re into that, I have my moments too). But in that case, I’d rather have a PS1 wallet in a fun spring pastel.

Here’s a photo of what my sailor friend wears on her wrist when we sail the stunning San Francisco Bay (and by “we” I mean she sometimes lets me steer).

September summer in San Francisco

On exact opposite side of the love/hate spectrum are these beauties. I would spend my day ostentatiously crossing and uncrossing my legs and being the first one up the stairs in order to show off those killer heels.

Nicholas Kirkwood Colorblock Platform Pumps, $855. Image from saks.com.

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2 Comments

  1. WendyB said,

    If only I had a markup like that on any of my pieces. Sigh. Someday I’ll do better than break even. Maybe.

    • BS said,

      There’s a significant discrepancy in craftsmanship (and creativity).

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