Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gimme Shelter

Hudson striped jeans, Chaser Brand tank, Vintage vest, Stela 9 bag, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Chloe boots, Vanessa Mooney necklaces, Vintage belt

NYC after it rains is always a delight for me. The city just feels and looks crisper. And the buildings gleam in a whole new way. Sparkly. That's a good way to describe it. Everyone starts to roll out of the bookshops and coffee shops to go back to what they were doing before the downpour. It's as if the rain was hardly a disruption at all. Me? I bop around town like I'm freaking Mick Jagger or Jimi Hendrix or something. Or at least that's what I was doing on this particular day. I love taking influence from the men of rock and roll, and Mick and Jimi were the two kings of it all. Men with flair, swagger and complete confidence in their own skin. I got a lot of double takes on the streets with my lilac boots and starkly striped jeans. But you know what? I never skipped a beat once. They're just staring because they wish they were wearing stripes, too. haha. Stripes or no stripes. Lilac or no lilac. The hours after a good storm are like a strong cup of coffee. A clean slate and a good jolt to get back to carrying on.

And now, some lyrics from my favorite Rolling Stones song, Gimme Shelter:

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost your way
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Off to NYC tonight and then East Hamptons. Not bringing my laptop, but best way to keep up with me until Monday is via Instagram :)


aiken said...

i fell in love with your striped jeans at first sight! <3

Tanya said...

Nice outfit and the photos are lovely.

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Fashiable | Nanne said...

Love for those striped pants and they look ah-ma-zing with the boots!

Natali said...

Great boots and pants!

Juliette Laura said...

ahhh you are too cool. This post is perfection.

Juliette Laura

Jeans Please! said...

love ur stripped pants!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love your pants and shoes! Absolute perfection! xx

Seeking Style said...

I die for those pants!

xo Jennifer

Caramella said...

You look fabulous, I love the striped pants.

I am now following you also on Bloglovin'

AVY said...

Who the hell is Mick Jagger?


Dali said...

wow,amazing pictures! so cool!!!


Dali said...

wow,so cool!!!nice blog!
Now I follow you!


Unknown said...

the boots are just the best

Anonymous said...

I have to say I wasn't expecting a pop of lilac with the rest of your outfit but those shoes screamed you!

Serina said...

Cool Outfit! Ur amaze


fran said...

you're naturality is very special always!


Paint Me Blooming said...

Oh, I would never have guessed that purple shoes could be so marvellous!
I love that lilac hue!


FashionFlirt said...

Love this look! X

Elise Gray said...

Love those striped pants! So fun! Be sure to shop our store 20% off storewide through Memorial Day!

Michelle Lee said...

love that boots

SparksFly said...

wow! gorgeous!


Sara Des Coquelicots said...

This is a perfect outfit!! <3

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Cassandra Too said...

I like this outfit! The combination of prints stripes and color! Love it!

Sending you loads of love ♥♥♥
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Bridget said...

Loving those Modern Vice boots, they are such a great color.

CocoChicDiary said...

I love your boots. They are very originals!!

Sonia said...

Your outfit is so amazing, I'm just crazy about those trousers x

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anja said...

perfect outfit, perfect song!

Lisa said...

j'adore, tes photos sont magnifiques ! merci de nous les faire partager :)

STELA 9 said...

LOVE the way you're rocking our bag girl! xoxo