Finally...

White Birkenstocks + Schuler & Sons Bag || Allegory of Vanity

... my feet get to see the light of day! I couldn't wait to wear my white Birkenstocks with one of my new pastel Zoya nail polishes (this color is "Megan").

Style Boomerang: Delia's, Summer 1996

Delia's Summer 1996 Catalogue || Allegory of Vanity

Delia's Summer 1996 Catalogue || Allegory of Vanity

Flip through some of the catalog below (the arrow is on the right side):



Delia's Summer 1996 Catalogue || Allegory of Vanity

Delia's Summer 1996 Catalogue || Allegory of Vanity

Delia's Summer 1996 catalog, images via Buzznet

Welcome down Memory Lane! I would love to get a catalog like this in the mail again... And I would relish it and dissect it exactly the way I did the first time around, flipping through it backwards and forwards, folding down pages, and circling everything I wanted. Honestly, I could see myself wearing any number of these items even now, what with all the '90s nostalgia that's been going around. I wish brands would consider going back to sending out these catalogues. It's so much more of a visceral experience than just browsing the internet alone!

Mansur Gavriel: Accessory Like a Sugar Wafer


I love leather. In my mind, it's right up there with a blankey, but more stylish- the more you use it, the better you get to know it, the more lived in and "customized" it becomes, and the more comfortable you feel with it. Plus, owning/using leather is a full sensory experience: so much more than just how it looks and feels, quality leather even smells good, too. (Hey, it's not for nothing that the scent of leather is included among the mystifying base notes of Guerlain's Shalimar perfume.)

That said, these Mansur Gavriel bags speak for themselves in their unencumbered simplicity, and there's little else to add... except that they are so smooth and satin-looking, they remind me of sugar wafers... especially that pink color...