Sunday, November 1, 2009

Back to the Emerald City

Daniel and I took a trip down to Seattle today. We spent the entire day looking for a jacket for me but I ended up buying a book and two pairs of moccasins. I've been looking for moccasins flats since last winter and I was so thrilled when I spotted these babies at Target and immediately put them on. I walked the entire day in them and they were so comfortable and cute and I was so enamored with them in fact I made Daniel stop at another Target on the way home just so I can get another pair in tan. Of course, my act of over consumption was punished only seconds after I removed the tags off the second pair, I caught a glimpse of the "genuine leather upper" label. This sudden realization caused quite the internal struggle for hours but I hesitantly decided to keep them in the end, for the economical, environmental and "sheer cuteness" reasons.

If the faux fur lining isn't going to keep my tootsies toasty this winter, my guilty conscience certainly will radiate all the way into my toes... I guess these are good for the winter, regardless.

The other purchase however, took no part in psychological torment. I spotted this book at Easy Street Records and was instantaneously swoon by Kurt Cobain and the giant block letters that read "GRUNGE". This book has a whole bunch of awesome pictures that really captured the essence of the culture, and it has definitely gave me some inspirations for future outfits.

This is one of my favorite pictures, it's so simple yet full of life. A sense of vivaciousness really emanates from the eyes of just a bunch of up-to-no-good looking kids.


Isabel said...

I am going to take a plane to Vancouver and demand that you let me borrow that book! It looks fascinating.

PS - You don't wear leather? I'm actually a vegetarian but I do choose to wear leather, but only because its better quality and lasts longer than artificial leather shoes.

Danielage said...

You forgot about the other awesome selling feature on that book, the forward by Thurston Moore. :D Yesterday was definitely a fun trip overall.