23 In Misc

Various Things

I wanted to share the two great things I purchased in Philadelphia while there over Thanksgiving. First, an unusual skirt from Ports 1961.  It is made of black satin, and has a hoop inside made of wire and thick muslin.


The skirt was purchased at Joan Shepp, an amazing store.  The girls at the store encouraged Jane and me to wear the hoop on the outside, and I admit it's cute, but I'll save that for Jane, and wear the hoop on the inside.  
It's cute either way.  Go over to Jane's blog and bug her about her Ivan Grundahl skirt.  It's truly incredible.
She needs to wear it or I'm going to steal it.

Close up of the Miu Miu Dragon Fly sandal.  

I also found these great vintage 501's at Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia.  You probably can't tell, but they have white paint splatters all over them giving them a really different finish. (actually, I think you can tell)
Stephen Dwek necklace and shirt purchased at Anthropologie.

Givenchy booties and vintage 501's–perfect match.  

  • Jill
    December 30, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Fab dragonfly shoes. Love the corset skirt…either way is fantastic and you accessorized perfectly. Bravo!

  • Jill
    December 30, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Oops…I meant the hoop skirt…obviously I have not had enough coffee yet.

  • mucha
    December 30, 2008 at 7:25 am

    The skirt and the miu miu sandals are fab!!!!!
    I am loving that you have started your own blog. I recently discovred Jane’s and was blown away by how fashion savvy your beautiful daughter is. But then again with an amazing mom like you no wonder.
    I find both of you very inspirational. As a mother myself to a wonderful daughter (5 years old) I would love to have the kind of relationship you have.
    Fashion and interiors are both serious passions of mine so I am looking forward catching up with your daily musings very much!

  • Nubby
    December 30, 2008 at 7:38 am

    The Ports 1961 skirt looks amazing both ways! And I love the contrast of the futuristic Givenchy boots with the worn 501s.

  • gasireu
    December 30, 2008 at 7:40 am


  • Nicole
    December 30, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Those miu mius make me gasp. So gorgeous!

  • Vi
    December 30, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I think Jane has some competition cos you’re so amazingly dressed!

  • m
    December 30, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Your edgy elegance is so inspirational. Jane and her sister..both are so lucky! I look forward to looking at your blog everyday in 2009!

  • Chelsea B
    December 30, 2008 at 10:16 am

    that top and skirt are absolutely incredible.

  • escritora
    December 30, 2008 at 11:13 am

    skirt is amazing. in both versions 🙂

  • anne
    December 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

    great posts & I adore your blog. judy, I have a shoe care question: do you have a cobbler give your shoes any extra protections prior to wearing them–taps, rubber half-soles, etc? I have those givenchy peep-toe booties myself, and the wedge sole looks to be a single intact, delicate piece. I hate to start marring them on the pavement, especially since the sole doesn’t look repair-able once the wearing down has started. insights appreciated!

  • nathalie
    December 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    you have great style and you look stunning!

  • Sara
    December 30, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I love your hair! And the Givenchys + Levi’s = a killer combo!

  • carmel
    December 30, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    hey… u love animal belts.. found 1 for sale at this web site… lion one
    Cheers from down under

  • Saree Elias
    December 30, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Dear Judy,
    Let me tell you i love your blog and i love your designs, btw im planning to study fashion design i am constantly designing and making some of my designs myself… i love your great sense of style.. and Jane inherit that from her great mother..
    Well. thats it for now.. BIG KISSES FOR THIS GREAT TEAM!!
    ps.i love the skirt. i design and made a similar textile skirt but mines a tiered ruffle skirt.

  • ash
    December 30, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    so excited to see your blog up, judy! i’ve been reading sea of shoes forever. absolutely love these looks. the miu miu’s are unreal.

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    December 31, 2008 at 9:50 am

    that skirt is amazing. i prefer the hoop on the inside version, even though on the outside has an interesting look too.
    you and your daughter have a great way of mixing things together.
    and i love your hair.

  • danielle
    December 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    the dragonfly sandals are, well, super-fly. love it.

  • Nic
    January 1, 2009 at 9:59 am

    You are the COOLEST mother!
    No offense, I know age is a sensitive issue for women…but I think you embrace it (along with motherhood) SO SO very well!!! And your girls are fantastic! They are beautiful and lovely.
    When I was Jane’s age, I was awkward. But she’s like SO not. I can see why!
    And LOVE your blog!

  • Camille
    January 1, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Those shoes are killer ! I wish I had as wonderful wardrobe and shoe closet as you and Jane do !

  • DB
    January 10, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    how much did you pay for that ports skirt? ah-mazing!!!

  • Jackie
    January 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    New reader of your blog…just noticed that you went to Joan Shepp! I currently live just a few blocks away from the store. So glad you found some pieces there, it is a fantastic store here in Philadelphia! Too bad you missed their basement sale (it just happened last week). So many fantastic shoe sales during the basement sale! Well, take care!

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