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A Harness to Hold Me

After months of insatiable cyber-stalking, I finally spotted the Sam Edelman vaulted wonders, and self-restraint immediately spider-webbed into an inextricable pursuit. A victim to the hunt, I admit, my initial reaction could easily be perceived as semi-ridiculous panic.

Naturally, I called the momma bear. And even as her ritualized shopping excursion unfolded, she elicited a rather piercing squeal through the telephone receiver, which undoubtedly created a bevy of stares among the crowded grocery store aisles. Like a little devil perched high upon my right shoulder, she urged me to buy them… evidently an advocate to my daringly unapologetic platform fetish.

A silent negotiation yanked me from reverie, and a minute later, Ben called verifying my bootstrapped harness wishes would soon be one among my closet’s legion. Maybe they’re just a pair of shoes, but they were going to mine… and when the e-mail confirmation deep-rooted his completely unexpected purchase, all he said was, “Well, I love you.”

(Go International dress for Target, Betsey Johnson tights, Faux fur, Sam Edelman boots, Hot Topic studded belt)

Comments

Hanako66 said…
I can see why you were so smitten...they are so perfectly you and I love them!!! You look amazing as always. Have a great week!
Allison said…
Oh, those are just beautiful! I definitely understand the love with them (and that's putting it mildly, darling). You once again look absolutely gorgeous - I swear every time I look at your pictures you've gotten prettier and prettier :)
Enjoy your week Bella darling!
You look gorgeous. Love the boots! That dress is so cute. Target? Wow! Ever since they started featuring designers they have such cool stuff!
cätu . said…
this dress is so damn gorgeous !
girly meets badass. i love it. the salmon/pink frilly dress with the biker belt is hot.
and love the tights.
aawww i love the color! when i saw the shoes i thoght you were going all black with some lace or leather or both and i totally didn't expect that! you are fierce! by the way i just started blogging in english too for wonderful people like you *laugh*
shaminista said…
Great dress! Love the color!!!
vicen said…
thanks Bella, a tribute to you.
a look beatifull.
kisses
Siljesfashion said…
The boots are fierce!! I love the way you styled them with that dress and the leopard jacket. You just me an idea for a fashion shoot. Just lovely.
Vintage Tea said…
I love how you styled them!
They look great

Click here to visit me at Vintage Tea!

x
isabelle said…
FANTATIC! I love everything about this outfit! what a cool leo jacket!
stephanie said…
great outfit lady! I told you before in the second to last post how much I ADORE these shoes. very jealous :)
and I love that you wore this belt backwards. I have pretty much the same belt from the h&m men's dept. <3 it- it totally toughens up pink looks which is just so rad for a lady with a staunch bad-girl side ;)

xx
lauren said…
You are soooo lucky, Bella. They look perfect on you and obviouly the pictures are some of the best the blog has to offer. You're ridiculously cool. I'm NOT KIDDING!

kisses love.
I am so jealous!!! So fun that your mother encourages you to buy shoes...lol. My mom basically does the exact opposite!!

That pairing is so gorgeous. I love the coral dress mixed with the leopard print.

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com
rachel said…
those shoes are to Diiie... you look spectacular!

♥ R
Anonymous said…
It's great to see you didn't play it safe with t edelman boots. you toatlly could have sported your usuall rock-chic but LOVE that you went to glam girl instead.
Lainey said…
you are quite possibly the luckiest girl :)
Stiina said…
i love your dress, its gorgeous
Anonymous said…
You look awesome and I think your boyf is a keeper! hahhahaa
Anonymous said…
You look awesome and I think your boyf is a keeper! hahhahaa
electric feel said…
the colour of your dress reminds me the Wang collection for summer
oh and those shoes.....to die for
DaisyChain said…
Lucky, lucky girl! they are incredible.
Rebecca said…
the dress is perfect, love itx
Alex said…
You are so darling. And I love your profile now- just "writer girl," very minimalist and mysterious. It's workin girfrann. :)
Karen said…
i love your booties, they look awesome!

- Karen
POR TU COMENTARIOS ME MOTIVAN MUCHO DE VERDAD ESE ABRIGO ES GENIAL Y COMO YA TE HE DICHO ME ENCANTAN TUS ZAPATOS CONGANS DE ROBARME UNOS PARES JA JA
Couture Carrie said…
You look divine, darling! Love the combo of sweet dress with tough belt, high on the waist. And natch the fur is fabulous!

xoxox,
CC
diane said…
I have scrolled down and seen lots of shoes, but I like these the best. There is just something about the shape of them, mmmmmmm.
(you have beautiful hair, btw)
Le Tasché said…
Even margenta and black is such a strong contrast your today outfit is amazing.
...love Maegan said…
TARGET?!?!?!?!? Amazing. This may be my favorite yet.
stilettostetico said…
Mmmmmh "Bella's Astonishing Alchemy" (OR The inner equation of "Dark GLAM" . . . ): Pink is naturally "Destroy CHIC" with You !!!!

à Bientôt, Antoine
Trendy Rock* said…
hi! how are you? :) this boots are so rock, I love it!
kiss girl
Cathy Voyage said…
Wow, the pink looks great on you!
tanya said…
I'm loving everything about this post--the way it's written, the photos and hello!?! those shoes are amazing!!
The Seeker said…
My dear, what can I say, you look just FABULOUS!!!
Love the dress, and the whole set is a winner.

Luv

xoxo
Love your look as always¡
xx
GEMA said…
thank you very mucha bella. I love your dress...ummmmmm...kisses
Makayla said…
I am dealing with some serious lust for your dress & shoes. :)
Gorgeous photos.
emma said…
i am so jealous of those shoes, now i want to jump through the computer to steal them
trigg and trig. said…
looking awesome as always!!
STYLE DU MONDE said…
Fab shoes! So happy for you!

xx
these kicks deserve a squeal! Love S.E. and your entire outfit!
love the dress ! you look gorgeous like that !
Hot Bot said…
Bella, what size are your feet?
I am coming there to raid your closet!!
phamzy said…
amazing outfit! i am so envious with the shoes and studded belt! whew!

thank you for adding my blog! i proudly added you in my blogroll! see you around!


http://ckuf-info.blogspot.com/
Rachel Lynne said…
Naturally, I adore your outfit, but do tell me, what else is new?
Your legs go on forever in this look. Yet again, farmers overalls would look like couture on you!
with love,
rachel lynne
camerafilmroll said…
AH GIVE ME THOSE SHOES!
I love your comments, thank you. I knew I could count on you, Bella. Nobody else noticed the gloves. =]

Now on to you, I love everything about this post; from the title to the shoes. Can you please help me score some? I'd die for a pair!!! You look so lovely in this peachy pink hue.

xx
I love the boots n how you wear it with your outfits!
You're always gorgeous! The pink dress is amazing :)
Nai said…
Amazing outfit. SO original and SO cool. XOXO ^^
Anonymous said…
The dress is awesome.
The Voguette said…
i'm totally feelin you on that faux fur... haha i just made a post about it yesterday!
May Kasahara said…
for the sweet love of jesus * * * * * *
drop
dead
gorgeous
you needed these shoes. you work these heels. damn girl. I am proud like a mama right now.

Savvy Mode SG said…
OMG i love the dress.
I Like Stuff said…
Sooo jealous. And they actually look comfortable too, which makes me even more jealous. I like that you kept the harness on. That was always my favorite look.
nuheila said…
fab shoes,i love them!and you look so cool with pink dress,wow!!!
there's a rod stewart song called "hot legs". i think it should be your theme song! :)
Casey said…
Love love love your fur coat!
legally stylish said…
OMGGG where did you get them, ebay?? I AM SOOOOO INCREDIBLY JEALOUS! They look SO GOOD ON YOU. Seriously I could NEVER pull it off. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT and i hope you wear them a lot so I can pretend I have them and see them everyday on you ;P
Mode Junkie said…
OH MY GOD BELLA YOU LOOK AMAZING! :)
and where did you get those boots? love how you combined girly and badass. seriously? you are too cool. not even funny.
J.Yo said…
they are GORGEOUS! and i love them on you!
xs said…
so glad that you were able to snag them. a phone call to the mummy always helps.
Ness said…
Your dress is so cute, i love it
your dress is really beautiful! and i love your shoes!! ;)
xx
joliiie said…
Bella looks gorgeous! dress, tights, jacket, and OMG, BOOTS!!!!!100%perfect
x
agnes said…
oh... you never fail to deliever the coolness in you, and do it in such a beautiful way... I really heart the pink dress on you, it's really lovely.:)

thanks for your sweet words. xx
THANKS FOR ENTER AND LEAVE YOUR WORDS
Anonymous said…
*hot* look on you Bella... looove the boots!
look at this woman, you are just beautiful and you express so many good things!
the dress fits you wonderfully, no doubt about it:)
hope you're ok, can't wait to hear from you again, it's always a pleasure for me!
have a beautiful day:)
I'm still so freaking jealous LOL! I'm a true size 8 W but sometimes can take an 8.5. I hear these are really narrow and long though? Thanks for keeping an eye out, Bella! :]

♥ xx
tis serendipity said…
Awww.. that is just so sweet ;) love a guy who understands the needs of girls... haha!!

Man you are looking totally cool. I love the tights and the studded belt which make the entire outfit so edgy! you look fab even without the fur coat.
Keith said…
Wow! That's a really amazing looking ensemble. It's great from top to bottom. I love it. Have a great day. Cheers!
Iole said…
what a great look.
Thanks for stopping by.
Love Iole
nia said…
It is an honor to see your commentary, I admire you so much beautiful ...... Thank you
MIRANDA'S said…
Hello Beautiful!!! I do not not dress actualizado your blog your shoes are incredible I am charmed with them I want them!!! Thank you very much for seeing my blog.kiss I sit(feel) it for my language in English
Life's a shoe said…
what a gorgeous dress! such a pretty color!
Gail said…
I'm so jealous of those shoes I might cry...
VannaV said…
Ooooooooooooh, so sexy and fierce !!!!!
C a t r i n a said…
GIRL YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!(again..)
Love this dress so much!!
Darrah said…
I am really glad you are wearing something Betsey Johnson, because I was just about to say that your look reminded me of this designer. It's that juxtaposition between girly, and hard.
SOPHIA said…
Ack you are so bloody gorgeous. That dress is unbelievable!! What a color! The shoes are fabulous and the coat is beautiful. Keep it up girl!

-Sophie (http://bonjourmodele.blogspot.com)
Ambroisine said…
Wow you look amazing, I love your outfit !
The dress is beautiful with the studded belt and I love the tights :)
hi darling!!!
wow wow wow ....
i have one word in my mind - jealous :)
yes... this is so true.
oh god ... i love ,sooo much your sam edelman ankle boots. i want them since year or longer.
the're soooo hot.
you make them look even better than hot with this pink dress :)
so ,so , nice Bella :)

love it!!!

kisses baby :)
have a nice day !

eveline
DIDI SUNSHINE said…
wowww u have a great style.. i start to follow you!
xoxo
Such an amazing coat! I am so jealous :)
Summer said…
Wow!
Great outfit,i like your shoes and look at that leggings.It's so fab on you.Great outfit.I love it.
J'Adore Fashion said…
i am SO JEALOUS, i really want those sam edelman, i could trade a lot for those, but you look fab! I will just stare at yours :-P
xx
LoveMore said…
honey you are rocking those shoes SO SO well! you look great. love the outfit...

hope you are well! love LM xx
chauss said…
super cute outfit. enjou your shoes. :)
marissa said…
Jealous jealous...love this so much! Cant believe you got theose boots? You look amazing!!

love you love you!!

kisses XOXOXOX
marissa
nuheila said…
Award to you on my blog!!!
vogued out!!! said…
Looking great writer girl. I especially love your pairing of the dress and boots. Genius.
Sweet Things said…
great dress, what a colour!!every piece is perfect.and that shoes...what can i say more?he?:)
Miss Eve Bognar said…
Gorgeous outfit! Love pink :-)
Ariella said…
I love those tights and that pink dress! Reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw.
budget chic said…
So pretty Bella, I love the color of that dress. I saw something similar at another store, except it was an eyelet dress and it knee length. I love that color on you! Your my favorite chica!
Twiggy Mod said…
WHOOOT WOOOOOO (builders whistle)

Hotness- you look great in that colour a pinkish shade REALLY doesnt suit me- you are my idol! i'm going to give it another chance haha.

love you x
Anonymous said…
THOSE BOOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how did you ever even find them? you're like one of a few who actually scored those edelmans.
you look totally hot in this pretty combination. still a little rocker but it's very different for you. love it, heart you.
F Blog said…
Ughhhhhh I am soooo extremely jealous! I honestly google these everyday and try and find them! I must have missed them on ebay, is that where you found them? I'm dyinggg for them!
X
you look so good in pink!
Sol said…
they look amazing! i love the tights, and God... i don't wanna keep rambling about those boots.
Tereza Š. said…
I totally love the combination of soft pink dress with the leopard jacket.
Now I adore you even more <3

Tereza
Hippiegirl said…
what a pretty dress!!!! (especially with this cool belt!)
i feel like i always have the same comment, but it's no less true: GORGEOUS!!
Anonymous said…
awesome style. beauty photos. rad boots. no blog for me but love for me.
absolutely amazing dress! wow!
oh my god... this outfits is to die for. love love love every single thing about it. espcially the boots.
xoxo
the fab girl

http://thefabulousgirlsguidetofashion.blogspot.com/
Valentine said…
Bella!! I start having major shoe envy when I look at your photos.. and how sweet is he to buy those for you? *sigh*

You truly are a writer girl-- the way you write your posts never fail to put a smile on my face. :-)

xx

V
Chiquita banana said…
lovely ,are just beautiful
xoxo
Poshhh said…
gorgeous dress...and of course the shoes..they are unbelievable..wear them as much as possible! they're gorgeous! xo
proudly says, said…
i love this outfit of yours.
the dress is lovely and that fur jacket makes me jealous.huh!
you make me more jealous with those boots too.huh!huh!
Song of Style said…
aww u look super adorable...... and ur shoes.. ah drools
UberOriginal said…
those boots... THOSE BOOTS... so.jealouse. You look stunning xx
Austere said…
Those shoes are perfect for you! So nice, especially with the outfit.
Marcella said…
Aah well, at least you can trace back the shopaholic tendencies to someone!

Coral looks ravishing on you my darling!

xx
Maxie said…
black hair + red/pink dresses = PERFECT combination!!!!
giggleness said…
love your dress! :)
xx
jessica said…
those are the bomb .
& that coat is perfection .
target made that dress ? hmm, i'll have to make a target run next time i'm in the states .
Laura said…
I find your blog very inspiring, so I've putted your link on my blog http://stylecoaching.blogspot.com.
I hope you don't mind ;-)

Kind regards,
Laura
Denise said…
it's my first time in your blog. And i loooove it.
I find your dress so cute and the shoe is so rock and roll. Interesting contrast.

come visit me sometime.
http://denisekatipunera.blogspot.com
can i link you?
OMG!!
I think this is one of my favourites outfit!!!
the dress
the tights
the shoes


perfect!!!

and love this belt!!!love the suds!!
ct said…
ahhhh love betsey johnson!
Anika said…
Hot damn, sexy woman, I may actually come and plunder now.
Love, love, love, you see another pair and I'm on to it.

p.s. How much did you pay for them (I'm kinda scared to lay down $500-600 US for these babies but want them so bad at the same time!)

Love them on you. Seriously. Watch your back ;)

Haha, have a lovely lovely weekend, strutting in those gods!
Becca Jane said…
ahh the shoes are fabulous. I can totally understand the love for them. The whole outfit looks amazing!
Ayla said…
LOVE IT! i have some sam boots too and they are so fab! i want a faux fur jacket like yours! cannot believe the dress is from target...amazing, if only we had that in canada!

we should trade links...well i already have you as one of mine ;)
erikas said…
Your dress and this whole outfit is amazing! :)
daynacupcake said…
God, I want your leopard coat so badly. :x!!! You look great in pink! I love your tights as well. And your shoes?!?!?! amazing. Always so put together nicely. I love you & your style. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
love, dayna
those tights are fierce.
Laroux said…
I love the colour of this dress, so subtle but still attention grabbing.

x
Krystal said…
you wear them better than anyone gorgeous x
Mollie said…
How and where? I am definitely jealous.. gorgeous!!!
muchlove said…
The colour of that dress is delicious!
xo
Those Sam Edelman boots and the fabulous DIY shoes above are HOT!
Anonymous said…
The spiked shoes in te post above are SO ridiculously HOT..AND YOU ARE THE FIRST I"VE SEEN TO DO THIS!!!!!
AMAZING!
Anonymous said…
The spiked shoes in te post above are SO ridiculously HOT..AND YOU ARE THE FIRST I"VE SEEN TO DO THIS!!!!!
AMAZING!
Evelyn said…
you blog is great, i like you style sooo mutch... xxx eve
stilettostetico said…
Eeeeeeeuuhhh("Fetish Beads of Sweat") . . . Your DIY Heels from the above post are . . . "SM CHIC-issimes" !!! AND its "peeep-toe effect" . . . "scorchingly" full of Arrogance and Delicacy . . .

à Bientôt, Antoine
Rand said…
love the second picc soooo much!!!
nice jacket
&&pink looks good on u
x
Nonoy said…
You look great on your outfit.Looking forward to see more from you.;D
Charmaine said…
that pink dress look... HEAVENLY on you.. for real giiiirl :)
Juliet said…
thats the sweetest thing ever!!! i love those boots but they're usually over priced on ebay!

www.herinfluences.blogspot.com
stephanie alex said…
the heels in the post above this are killlerr!!!
Victoria-H said…
Ooh I've seen that dress on Target and it caught my eyes the minute i saw it ! It's amazingly nice !! :)
susie miller said…
love the boots.
Shelley said…
WOW, you and the Edelman are so perfectly matched, and WOW WOW you designed those spiked shoes above post.. DAMN!

kisses from Shelley.
Oh that dress is just absolutely gorgeous!! The colour looks fabulous on you dear x
gorgeous outfit! that dress is amazing! can't believe its target. gosh, i need to go there!
xoxo,
Micaela
ooohmaureen said…
beautiful, this outfit!
Anika said…
Ooooh, just had to say I LOVE the newest shoes....the DIY of them anyway.

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend :)
Jennifer said…
Amazing outfit! I love everything about it! I am obsessed with these booties! Def jealous! XOXO
Cris Lazoru said…
I adore adore your boots! A fierce way to wear pink
oniomania said…
congratulations! just gave you a blog award :)
Dori said…
i love the 4th pic
jukejka said…
OMG, I love that dress!!!
The Seeker said…
Can I ask you a favour? If you are inclined, would you be so kind as
to pop over to http://style.la-mimi.com/weekly-fashion-idol/vote-for-your-favorite-fashion-idol/
I just would love if you would vote for your favourite. Better if you vote for me. :)
Thank you
The Seeker
Kirsten said…
wauw I love the dress

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