Stripes and Seashells

Hello Dreamlovers. Let me introduce you to my new favorite outfit. I feel like a waitress from Earth Girls Are Easy! The dress is Betsey Johnson, and I have to say, ever since I heard about her company’s bankruptcy last week, when I type out her name I get an ache in my guts. She’s always been my #1 favorite designer and such an inspiring woman in general so I can’t help but feel sad! I will admit, when Steve Madden bought her out a couple of years ago, I was scared it was a foreshadowing of things to come. It’s unfortunate that most of  her stores are closing because I loved visiting them in whatever city I was in and meeting her employees, many of whom shared that same sassy energy Betsey gives out to the world. I even have a great memory of randomly having drinks with one of the New York stores’ managers after bonding over a pair of Pollys I was wearing. Betsey is such a badass woman, I don’t think this is the end all be all of her brand.  I’m very excited about the reality show she’s doing with her daughter!

I have been lurking and loving this gold seashell purse forever so I almost fainted when my boo Samantha gave it to me. And then I fainted again and floated out of my body when I found out it was a Zandra Rhodes design! I also think I have found the perfect shade of red nail polish. OF COURSE IT WOULD BE KARDASHIAN KOLORS….

I found this vintage wire name brooch on eBay a while ago and thought it would look PERF on this dress.

♥ Dress: Betsey Johnson
♥ Bow: Cutie Dynamite
♥ Purse: Zandra Rhodes
♥ Vintage Name Brooch: eBay
♥ Ring: my Grandma’s
♥  Zodiac cuff bracelet: Nasty Gal

8 comments

1 mary { 05.01.12 at 5:32 pm }

I didn’t even hear about Betsey Johnson! I better snatch up some Polly’s quick then. And HELLO I need a matching Libra cuff now! I love the purse too!!! Guess what I was looking at today? Rooms at the Madonna Inn : )

2 Danielle { 05.01.12 at 6:05 pm }

That little pin is so cute! Love the seashell bag too.

Is it horrible of me to wonder if maybe her stores are going to have sales now? I feel a bit vulture-ish but I’ve never bought anything of hers before and I’m wondering if I might finally be able to now.

3 E. Elizabeth { 05.01.12 at 9:01 pm }

A week ago, my buds and I (all lifer east coasters) were discussing what has informed our knowledge of the west coast. I was like, “First and foremost: ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’!!!! I deeply believe that LA looks exactly like Earth Girls Ere Easy.” Thanks for keeping up my faith, girl!

4 Loulou { 05.02.12 at 1:45 am }

Marie I am IN LOVE with everything about this, you look super hot mega babe dream magic wonder woman in this.
LOVE xxx
ps still desperado for one of those star sign cuffs!

5 vanessa { 05.02.12 at 9:43 am }

Love, love, love this outfit! I looked like the emoji with heart eyes when I saw this.

6 Elza Burkart { 05.07.12 at 12:19 pm }

Gah, you are SUCH a light. That sea shell purse made my eyes light up like a cartoon character.

7 Brandi { 05.08.12 at 12:17 pm }

Cute outfit!!

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8 Tammy { 05.11.12 at 7:08 pm }

Ouh hot damn, great outfit! & so sad to hear about BJ :c

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