Monday, August 23, 2010

THE {current} LBD

modcloth :: When the Night Falls Dress :: $89.99
You know what they say, every girl should have a confidence-building LBD in their closet.  Even though I'm a proud owner of a couple, I still keep my eyes open for more because I'm convinced LBD's are like shoes - you can never have too many.

I've chosen to highlight this one's striking!  I love the conservative front and the dramatic open-esque lace back.  Not only is this a fun, sexy date night dress, but I could also get away with this at the office, with the perfect blazer layered on top, of course!

How does your favorite LBD make you feel?   



Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Grey Boot Saga

For about the last five years or so I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of grey boots. The image in my head was of a weathered grey leather, hitting just below the knee with a chunky heel and some small adornment on the side.

Enter this picture of Kate Hudson circa 2006 {I think we'd be BFF in real life. I'm not gonna lie.}, and I became all the more obsessed with the hunt.

Last year I settled for a pair of flat boots from an inexpensive boutique, and I wore them to death. Then I saw the Coach beauties below. I didn't care how much they cost. I had known all along that when the perfect pair came along, I would need to splurge a bit. The hard part was tracking down a 5&1/2. Easier said than done. Needless to say, I was broken-hearted and Coachless.

I had almost given up on the search when I found a pair on the Steve Madden website. Stone leather grey, a wedge heel, and a zipper? Um, yes please.

These lovely darlings are on their way to my house this very minute. I will be crushed if they aren't perfect in person, but I have high hopes. It's no secret that I have an ongoing love affair with Steve Madden, and I don't think he will disappoint.



Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome to the Haute Initiative

The Haute Initiative (tHI) is the brainchild of the Ashleys behind Love this Junk & Hiking in Stilettos. Our friendship grew from shared obsessions of all things fashion, from haute couture to Forever 21, and now we are bringing them to you. tHI will highlight everything we love, from the latest runway shows to Loehmann's shopping sprees.

Pardon our blog mess as we are still a work in progress, but some haute-ness just can't wait. Keep checking back for updates as the process unfolds.