#FierceTribalGlam: Madonna for 2012


I must be in a dark mood today but I want nothing more than to slap on these three items, stand on a street corner, chain smoke, and stare at everyone with a really judgy, raccoon eyelined stink eye. Nice shoes,  I call this look #FierceTribalGlam. 

If a cool young Modonna stepped into 2012 and became cool and young again, she would wear this. Is it sacrilege to talk about Modonna that way? Probably. But I think her rebellious fuck you spirit wouldn't really care what I had to say. She might even agree!


Looks Like Floral Prints Aren't Going Anywhere

A few years ago I thought that the floral print trend was just a fad: here today, gone tomorrow. But each spring florals seems to be returning with more momentum. And wowser designers are doing some cool stuff with these happy patterns. I love this Built By Wendy sweater. Wouldn't it be just great to pair this with these Cheap Monday jeans and some white Keds? Yay! Spring!


Loafers are a Great Alternative to Prissy Ballerina Flats

Ballerina flats are kind of prissy but they're so comfortable and practical. If you live in a walking city it would behoove you  to invest in a pair (pun intended). It took me a few years to get on the ballerina train but last spring I finally bought a black pair leather pair, with snake skin textured toe caps (from Banana Republic, shhhhh don't tell anyone they were really cool I swear leave me alone). I haven't taken them off in months. The front soles have separated from the bottoms and it looks like I'm walking around in shoes with flapping rubber Muppet tongues. I tried to super glue them back together. I REALLY DID. But alas, it's time to buy another pair of flats. It's not that I'm cheap, I just haven't been able to find ones that were un-prissy enough for my taste. But search no more. Finally there's a great UN-prissy alternative to the flat- ladies meet THE LOAFER. I really wanted the Loeffler Randall ones in this post but apparently so did bixches everywhere because they're totes sold out. I liked that they were covered in tasteful silver studs, adding edge but not over the top. I've found other loafers with studs but they always seem to be way too garish. To clarify- it's not that I think the  loafer is a new concept, I don't live in a cave, but they are finally on trend. They offer up a great alternative those of us who find ballerina flats insulting to our edgier senses of self. I love these DolceVita Loafers above sold at Urban Outfitters because they are simple, have a wooden sole with a rubber bottom so you won't fall on your ass, and they are straightforwardly awesome. I want to get all three shades but that would be greedy so I settled on the practical black. I am practical, if anything, at heart. At $79 they are a much more attractive in price alternative to the Loeffler Randall studded loafers I still have wet dreams about.  Sigh. One day.


Muubaa Does Leather Like Woah

Muubaa is my go-to company for edgy leather garments. They're always on the forefront of innovative leather treatment techniques, the silhouettes they come up with are outstanding and the prices are more than reasonable.  Leather shorts, jackets, dresses - you name it, they do it. And they do it good. This little number, the Delaney, is laser cut so what you wear underneath (or don't wear, who knows, go on with your bad self!?) changes how the jacket looks. Luv.