Because the internet is so slow here, I was not going to post a Friday Feets for today (also, I avoid work at every opportunity, even with the stuff I like doing). But mostly, the internet was just really, really slow – except, of course, from 10pm to 10am, when most of the guests are asleep and not awake catching up on Jezebel.
I’ve been on a shopping hiatus due to lack of funding. I’ve tried to get a research grant, but apparently “Ugly Clothing and the Human Psyche” is not a legitimate field (yet). But with fall lines rolling out, I can’t help it – I have to shop J. Crew’s fall collection. Despite having moved back to LA three years ago, I still shop like I live in New York – tights, skirts, warm coats. Basically, all the things I only need for maybe six weeks in LA.
I try to stick with shoes for Friday Feets, but I have too many tabs open to not give J. Crew some Friday Feets attention. And so, today’s theme is …
J. Crew Thigh Highs – $18.50
You know how Clueless is one of the best movies ever made? I think that movie is the reason I am obsessed with plaid, pleated skirts. I also desperately want to wear thigh high socks. Sure, my legs look like sausages in them, but in my head, I look like a total Betty and fit for a day at the mall with my best friend Dionne.
I’ve always loved the way herringbone tights look but have never owned a pair. This year, that will change. These come in black, brown and grey; I’m having a hard time deciding between the three.
I bought a pair of these last year and they were ridiculously soft. They come in the basic neutrals and a few colors – I’m leaning toward the “vintage wisteria” (basically, a dusky pink). Sometimes I size up with tights, because they can get too … well, tight, but these wound up being a little big on me last year, so be careful with sizing.
I’ve never been into cocktail rings. I get why people like them, I’ve just never seen any I liked. This, though, is different. Unlike most that I see at places like J. Crew or Banana Republic, this one actually manages to feel vintage and modern at the same time. I also love the variations within each petal – it has actual texture, rather than just looking like a molded daisy with some rhinestones thrown in the middle. I normally wear the same two rings ever day – these Tiffany stacking rings (there was a third pink one, but it disappeared a few months after I got it). If I bought this ring, I’d definitely swap them out more often.
I’ve never worn a lot of jewelry – I normally wear cheap silver hoops, a necklace my grandmother gave me, and my stacking rings. While out shopping the other day, my boyfriend convinced me to branch out a little, and I came home with a couple necklaces that looked really good layered together.
I’m now addicted to layering necklaces. Yes, I realize this puts me a good four months behind the trend curve, but I’m a late adopter and also am incredibly likely to accidentally choke myself with too many necklaces. But this prelayered one is kind of perfect. It’s not too heavy like some of the necklaces that layer in chains, so it has a nice bit of daintiness to it.
I really like this necklace. It’s not as long as it looks in that picture, so I’ve included a picture of it on a mannequin.
I’m not big into pearls, but I like the way a double strand looks. This gives you the same shape, but without the Jackie O-ness of a double strand of pearls. It also looks like it has a nice weight to it – I want to wear it to a gallery opening with a drapey top, looking effortlessly cool.
Of course, in that scenario, I’m four inches taller, capable of drinking wine without grimacing, and kind of look like Jennifer Aniston. So, not all that likely.
But I’ll still buy the necklace. I think it might work with this Urban Outfitters necklace I bought the other day. In the meantime, I’ll practice my “No, this wine totally doesn’t taste weird and acidic” face.