There once was a lady from the east
for whom shoes were a veritable feast
Dear husbands can rail
'gainst what comes in the mail
But it bothers our Wendy in the least!
(editorial aside: husband did not rail - but he might soon...)
So it was the day when everything came in the mail:
1) the pink popback silk skirt from the day when JCrew looked behind the water heaters and made the staff clean out the lockers. There is no picture of this. To say it was unflattering would be unflattering to the definition of unflattering. There will be no pictures, because, well, I like myself too much to do that to myself and my ego is indeed that fragile!
2) the Everlane crewneck. Already discussed.
3) a box with two pairs of Kikis, ordered so I could decide which pair of Kikis I would keep.
Cue: blood-curdling music, wails and sobs and Max von Sydow saying "The power of Christ compels you!"
They were both delightful. They both deserved to stay.
The Kiki Printed Ballet:
The Kiki calfskin (which was on promo and then on further sale):
Two very different shoes, Well, okay, not different at all, really, but yet so different to me! Gigi would have done a smack down and that would have been that. I, folks, am no Gigi. I am weak and easily prone to juicy rationalizations as to how things will enhance my well-being and general joie de vivre...
Let's begin the Beguine:
Look at those pinks and burgundies and reds and blacks and pale orchids and fuchsia (does anyone but me struggle to spell fuchsia?) It is a veritable feast of pinks. And being in the pink myself, I hied me right up to my room to see what colours it would match:
Downton Abbey Sweater? Check!
Old Cashmere sweater, Beet? Check!
Red Bling-Bling Cardigan that is the perfect match for plaid Xmas pants? Check!
Saltwater Taffy Pink Brora Cardigan? Check?
Fuchsia knit tunic? Check?
Pinky-red tshirt? Check?
Really, it was as if these shoes were DARING me not find a match to them....It even matched the purples Dani was wearing yesterday, as if she KNEW they wanted to find a match, as if they have some kind of "KIKI SENSE" - cue walk on here by Bruce Willis and that poor kid that did not grow up looking as cute as he did when he was a boy...
They are now here very happily mixing with my pink suede Cece flats, because we do not want the Kikis to let on that they are my favourites, lest the others pinch my toes...
Then the calf hair Kikis:
Fairly screaming to meet the Nougat London dress!
And my White + Warren cashmere cardigan:
And see how it nestles with a red Kersh cardigan I own?
And on my tootsies:
And that was just looking around quickly! I could imagine blacks and blues and greys and so on and it made me fairly dizzy with delight.
Such different shoes, but with patterns that make my wardrobe sing. And which look wonderful with tights and thin trouser socks and jeans and pants...
Oh Jcrew! Why? WHY?????????? I am shaking my fist at a world that makes me decide that which cannot be decided.....
After xoxo mentioned it the other day, thought I would take 2 minutes to talk about the White+Warren cashmere cardigan I own.
This is a lovely open cardigan with pockets that is super soft and manages to elevate every outfit I wear it with.
A close-up of the wool. very lofty.
Lovely interior finishing and it really only pills about as much as my Broras do.
A close up of the neck - this is one soft cardigan and in my experience (pawing all over them at the store), all of their sweaters are very soft!
The company describes themselves thusly:
White + Warren is an NYC based clothing company that specializes in contemporary cashmere knitwear. Notable fans include Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively and Katie Holmes, as well as top stylists and influential bloggers.
I love my cardigan very much - it is super-soft and excellent quality and I cannot recommend it enough!
Hope the Kiki reviews were helpful and for godssakes, can we all pray that there is no a) plaid Kikis or b) velvet Kikis in the Christmas rollout - puh-leaze?????? Cause you know I kept them both, didn't I?
And please - mock behind my back. That's what a good friend would do....
Have a great Thursday and stay safe out there!