Bowtie shoe-clip-as-necklace + birthday candle necklace-as-headband = fancy dress party (is there any other kind?). Speaking of holidays, I indulged in some tall Chloé boots (gloriously scalloped caramel leather) upon my recent half-birthday - does anyone else celebrate theirs? Sky falls to Earth on my cropped top & skirt-as-frock: both are baby blue & splashed with gauzily wrapped bonbons & blowsy daisies respectively. I have another black beaded necklace (a souvenir from my mom's trip to Ireland) similar to this dark gold one; I actually prefer it but require a pair of pliers to fix a loose link. I may pick up a whole toolbox while I'm at it as I don't like depending on my superintendent or shoe-maker for minor repairs - nothing like a Magical Thinking yoga class to inspire independence.