Sunday, June 30, 2013

Just An Outfit And Some Deets



I really liked this look so i wanted to post it. Yes, those are new shoes to the blog - Fluevog Wonder Everests, in fact. I saw these shoes a year ago last January at the Union Square Fluevog store. I tried them on and took a couple of pictures, then waited more than nine months for the price to come down. Thanks to the holy mother mountain goddess and various Fl-Angels my size was still available.



Using this picture as my computer wallpaper for most of the interim may have played a factor, i don't know. But, in addition to being gloriously beautiful and quite walkable, these shoes bear the name of a significant obsession in this household.


I see there's a number of missing titles (in the attic right now) including: Boukreev's book The Climb, Dickinson's The Other Side of Everest, Breshear's history of Everest climbs with the section on finding Mallory's body, and Dead Lucky by Lincoln Hall. That's just the ones i remember of the top of my head, and just the ones on climbing Everest in particular rather than high altitude mountaineering generally.


I love this little bubble cardi, it actually provides a wee bit of warmth while being quite comfy even in a fair amount of heat. How, i have no clue! I finally purchased a bit of cotton netting with which to replace the nylon now comprising the edging and cuffs - more comfy and i think a nicer visual weight, calling more attention to those fun details.


Close up shot of the shoes. The stitching is dark grey. I actually prefer these to the black and white pair, you can go from low to high contrast by choice of socks or hose. Same with adding color - very flexible for such a statement shoe!




Here's a picture of the snap details from my Katherine Tilton jacket for Butterick from the last post. I used light dusty pink and violet embroidery floss, and like how the floss and dimples show on the right side.

Lastly, go to sham's blog and check out her outrageously divine Geisha Faces Duster! Let me tell you my friends i would be gnashing my teeth in stomach-gnawing envy at the sight of this creation, or at least dusting off my B & E skills, were i not 80% finished with a pretty great piece myself. I'm not saying it's up there with sham's duster, but i am pretty pleased. So, until we meet again, i'll be getting to work and wholeheartedly enjoying the sartorial awesomeness of my sisters in style!

9 comments:

  1. Well worth the very-patient-wait for those shoes - they wouldn't leave my feet if I owned them!

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  2. Oh, those shoes! worth the wait, for sure. Love your lacy topper too.

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  3. Those shoes are divine. I have seen them on the Fluevog site, and loved the dramatic, retro shape of the heel. They look fabulous on you, and I appreciate how you have styled the outfit with the airy cardigan and slouchy denim as surprising and cool counterpoints to the highly tailored shoe. Fab!

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  4. You look adorable, from that cute cardi down to the wonderful Fluevogs! I haven't bought any Fluevogs in years, but I sure love them!

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  5. Love seeing an outfit post from you, Steph! I have the Fluevog Wonders Ayers (named after Ayers Rock in Australia, of course), and they are the most comfy shoes ever!

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  6. Welcome Judith, what a treat to see you here :) heehee, a woman after my own heart!

    Hi Patti! thank you, i was patient and lucky too!

    Hullo P the world traveller! oh, you do a nice job of describing this shoe. And thank you for the outfit compliment, you - we need to do the meat space thing!!!!!!

    thank you shams, aw! i have to say 90% of Fluevogs i could live without, but oh my lord that 10% - ! and WOWOWOW! again on that duster, woman you inspire us all :)

    Hi Sheila, well all i can say is that your ability to keep on knockin' out the posts continues to awe and delight :) seeing your Ayers made me even more determined to get my paws on these Everests if i could! Give V. a kiss from me, please.

    Happy Day All! steph

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  7. Well you awesomely patient person you. The Fluevogs are flapperishly delicious.I love the juxtaposition of dressed up feet casual pants and casual top. The use of delicate texture with the weight of the denim also is another mix that makes the outfit so visually interesting, another homerun.

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  8. Awesome blog, and very inspirational style!!I adore your use of hats!
    FF

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  9. Hi Adrienne! oh, i am going to write down that formula you've created for me to make sure i don't forget it!!! i love those mixes and you've made it easy for me to do in future :) 'homerun' - wow! :)

    Welcome Nicolene! thank you very much. Hats are a lifesaver :)

    Happy Day All! steph

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