Let's get this out of the way first: I shaved my hair off, you guys. It went down like this: 1. It was really hot outside. 2. I idly mentioned to my husband I was going to shave my hair into a gothy pompadour. 3. I am prone to indulging whims when it comes to my hair. 4. After we finished our monthly Hair Dye Party, I mentioned to my mother-in-law that I was going to go home and shave my head. 5. She didn't believe me. 6. I went to the store and bought an electric shaver. 7. I shaved off one side. 8. I Instagrammed it to make it real. 9. (Like I could have undone it?) 10. Hubbs got home and advised I go all the way. 11. I went all the way. 12. I rocked it.
Here's what I learned: Having hair this short is liberating. I never HAVE to do my hair. I can get away with a lot of awesome gender bending. People treat me more like someone who is capable instead of like another damsel in distress.
Okay, let's get back to our regularly scheduled outfit. I bought these crazy, studded, bejeweled, leopard print, leather, high tops from a recent tag sale in Melville. I didn't pick them up right away because they don't make me tall like an Amazon but some of my customers talked me into them and I'm glad they did. These shoes are wacky, they're fun, and they're Italian. But they're not so easy to throw on with any old outfit.
The quickest, easiest way to wear a shoe that does this much talking is to stick with a neutral, monochromatic outfit. That doesn't have to be boring, though. You can add in a whole lot of texture, like I did with this sheer beaded dress by Free People. It doesn't even need a necklace (and you know I'd throw on a necklace if at all humanly possible!), or any jewelry of any kind, when you find the right texture.
|I take myself really seriously.|
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I chose not to tie mine because I love the sloppy, casual contrast it creates with the ornately beaded dress. If you're klutzy or about to take some public transportation, you might do better tying yours, though. You can just lace them only halfway up to get a similarly sloppy look.
Also, if your cat catches wind of the whole untied lace thing, awesomeness will ensue.
- Free People sheer beaded dress from Free People in Roosevelt Field Mall.
- Mariagrazia Ripari high tops from tag sale in Melville.
Now: Pop on down to the comments and tell me how fabulous my hair is. And...