gold kicks.

I’m not even going to pretend that I’m not obsessed with my new sneaks. I won’t. I would wear them everyday if I could. I mean, I basically do. I feel like a way more gangsta version of Dorothy in these and if I clicked my heels I’d go straight to badassville. And yes, that is a real place. I nearly passed out when I saw these shoes online and then a few days later I had wandered into Michael Kors and out with these. I have no idea how it happened but it’s the best thing that has happened to my shoe collection since my platform Vans in ’00. I kid, probably since my gold Etta’s. Yes, I love gold. Sue me.

Michael Kors Gold Sneakers via

Studs? Check. Gold? Check? Blinding amazingness? CHECK.

gold sneakers styled by

toggle coat // sunglasses // sweater // jeans // sneakers

When I wear these amazing pieces of craftsmanship, I usually try to keep the rest of my look more neutral and this herringbone sweater and toggle coat is a great way to say “I’m casual, but I like to party”. If you think you too cannot pull off this look, you are mistaken.

gold sneakers styled by

And like, it’s okay, we can all be jealous of my hair in this one.  Honestly, it’s the cut. Rachel is amazing and you ALL should go to her.

Christin from

I promise I’ll do some fancy hair tutorials in the New Year so you too can have hair like this. Trust me, it used to be an afro. And then one time I cut it all off and cried the whole of the 7th grade. I blame my mother even though it wasn’t her fault at all.

photos by lydia hudgens photography


  1. LaurenDecember 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I am dying over these shoes. I absolutely love them.

  2. AlexDecember 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I know and love those sneaks, just like I know and love your luscious locks.

  3. Drew @ Catfish & CaviarDecember 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Those kicks are awesome. I need to find someone that can make my hair look that fabulous :( I haven’t found anyone worth sticking with in Chicago!

  4. EmilyDecember 20, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Love these pumped up kicks! This Christmas, Converse sneakers are on my wish list but I may need to revamp my expectations after this post.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  5. MargaretDecember 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Only a few ladies could actually pull those off! They’re gorg! I have a friend who would diiieee for these.

  6. bobbiDecember 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I can’t deal with sneakers at all (unless they’re for running, I look dumb in them), but I like those! Mostly because they’re shiny!

    But really, I came here to talk about your hair. Rachel did such a great job! It looks beautiful!

  7. Emily lunstrothDecember 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Okay model!!! And yes please teach me your ways!!

  8. Grace - Stripes & SequinsDecember 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Yes please – I’ve been waiting for hair tutorials for years now. You’re casual, but you like to party.

  9. LaraDecember 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

    F you and your perfect hair….

    but really, this outfit is the very reason I read blogs. I want those kicks yesterday.

  10. Julie & LaurenDecember 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Lookin’ adorable as usual! Love the casual look on you.

  11. Annemarie @ Brunch at SaksDecember 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

    First- you look gorgeous here and those shoes are super cute. Second- I’m contemplating cashing in my Jet Blue points to fly to NYC for a haircut with Rachel. Your hair is stunning!!! Love!

  12. TaylorDecember 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Gimme Gimme Gimme!!!! I want it all!!!!

  13. Ashley @ a {little} dash of ashDecember 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    whoaaaaa cool girl! i love the photo of you sitting on the bench.

  14. ritaDecember 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm


  15. ritaDecember 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    so bad ass. i love it.

  16. TamraDecember 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    omgeee. I. need. these. I’m totes stealing your style and getting them. werk it.

  17. CrystalinDecember 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Ugh, hair envy to the maximum capacity! Looking fly in these lady. Gold is the new black, obvs!

  18. Alex @ ifs ands & buttsDecember 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Those shoes are spectacular! There’s something awesome about being able to rock a jeans and sneakers look

  19. KateDecember 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I love those shoes! I’m not usually into metallic shoes and I couldn’t even describe what makes these different…. but I really do like them. Those sunglasses are super great for you, too.

    Kate from Clear the Way

    P.S. I’m following you on Bloglovin now.

  20. JessicaDecember 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I LOVE THESE SNEAKERS. I need them.

    Love these photos, too. I feel like I’m the only person in the world that hasn’t shot with Lydia.

  21. celine {starbies and sangrias}December 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The hair makes it!!

  22. DevonDecember 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    You’re a gangsta Dorothy, that’s just… the best identity ever.

  23. madeleineDecember 21, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Your posts always make me crack up. I love the shoes, asics needs to take notes so I can wear something like these to the gym

  24. Love DareDecember 21, 2012 at 3:00 am

    These shoes are amazing!! And your hair….

  25. LandiDecember 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I think I may be in love with your a-ma-zing sneakers :) They’re totally awesome!!

  26. beckyDecember 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    those sneaks are badass. I’m always down for an incongnito meets “I’m always ready to party” look. Nice work.
    The Pumpkin Spot

  27. CourtneyDecember 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    In the words of Hannah from GIRLS, I love your quirky web presence! ;) no really though – your hair highlights are perfection – I must know how you described that to your stylist!

  28. ElizabethDecember 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Love, love, love this outfit. Those funky gold shoes really make it! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  29. Nicole - Frankie Hearts FashionDecember 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    holy shit those sneaks are amaze!! And um….there are no words for your hair besides, I’m JELLY!!!!!

  30. Kathy @ Beauty PaletteJanuary 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Still incredibly jealous of you and your flawless hair. I am resolved to buy every single hair product you use!!

  31. EileenJanuary 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    How did I miss this post?! Girl you look fierce and I covet those kicks! And yes pls to hair tutorials, I’m tots jealous over here!

  32. CupcakesOMG!January 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    gurl you are rockin’ that hurr! and i love these shoes. too bad i wouldn’t be caught dead in a flat. but at least it’s gold! check mark!

  33. Lauren (L.A. in the bay)January 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Those kicks are amazing!!! Been wanting those!!

  34. LoJanuary 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Those are amazing. I’m so glad I found your blog!

  35. Nora- Penchant for PrettyFebruary 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Not usually a sneaker person but those are some beauts, also after reading your post today you may have convinced me to put sneakers to use outside of the gym!


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