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Hey everyone! I guess by now you’re wondering where I am. At least that’s the hope anyway. Well, I’ve been very busy lately writing, and interning, and planning, and trying to squeeze in some summer fun, so blogging hasn’t been on the top of my list. I’ve decided to take a break from blogging indefinitely, but at some point I might return to this wordpress.

In the meantime, I’ll still be posting my photos and inspirations on my tumblr, which you can check out here. I’ll also be busy updating all my social networks and you can follow along by clicking any of the links and buttons on my sidebar. Plus you can peep my published work and info here. So I’ll still be all over the interwebs just not in this particular corner.

I want to thank everyone who’s followed this blog and liked my posts, especially recently. For about 3 years, I’ve documented all of my fashion and culture obsessions here, worked with some cool people, and really had fun sharing that part of my life with you.

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Mobile Captures

New York

Independence Hall

Blossoms

Mondrian Soho

1. New York from a Chelsea Rooftop, 2. Philadelphia City Hall, 3. Trees in a Philly Suburb, 4. Entrance to the Mondrian Soho

Hey everyone. It’s that time of year again–finals. Please excuse the lack of posts. I have some great stuff planned, but until I crawl out of my little hole in the library, you’ll just have to look at these Instagram photos. In fact, if you really want to stay up to date with Mainstream Misfit, follow me on Instagram; my username is carolinenel. Or you could click on over to my Statigram with that handy dandy little button I set up on the sidebar. If you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr, chances are you’ve seen a couple of my Istagrams and you know that I’m addicted. The ones above are just of few of those many photos taken in and around my two favorite cities, the places I call home, and yes, you can expect to find more photos of buildings and trees in my feed–don’t judge me.

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Latest Import: Cambridge Satchel Co.

If you picked up the April Issue of W27 last week, you would have surely noticed the Q&A with the founder of Cambridge Satchel Company, Julia Deane and the beautiful photo of the The Metallic bag in silver shot by our photo editor, Camilla. While she kindly snapped the shot of me above, I took a few pics of my own by the Comme de Garcons store in Chelsea. What do you think? What Cambridge Satchel line is your favorite?

Metallic Cambridge Satchel

Cambridge Satchel Silver

Check out some more photos from the shoot on my Tumblr and check out all of the great Cambridge Satchel Co. bags at cambridgesatchel.co.uk

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Wear the Pants: Flower Power Edition Part II

Jacket: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shirt: Joe Fresh, Pants: H&M, Shoes: JS Jessica Simpson, Bag: Vintage Coach, Sunglasses: Target, Necklace: J. Crew

Remember back in August when I ranted about my strange obsession with cropped floral pants? You don’t? Then please refresh your memory. I didn’t exactly style them the way that I outlined in that post, nor did I find street style shutterbugs following my every move, but I did get an unexpected boost of confidence from my latest purchase in the pants department. Not only are these babies inexpensive, but they also fit very well, and have editorial cred: I’ve seen them in Lucky and a couple other publications.  They also contain the colors of practically ever spring/summer top I own so the possibilities are endless.  Well that concludes my little ode to the H&M floral wonders, expect me in some similarly blooming pieces as the season continues. What do you think of the floral trend and how would you wear it? Feel free to discuss in the comments.

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God Save My Shoes

God Save My Shoes Poster

via The Hollywood Reporter

Yesterday, I attended the New York premiere of God Save My Shoes, a documentary in which director Julie Benasra gives audiences a look into the shoe closets of the rich and famous, including Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland, and poker champ Beth Shak. This film studies why women are obsessed with heels and what emotions and messages these shoes convey by featuring not only the women who buy shoes, but also shoe and physiology experts including: prominent shoe designers like Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, and Pierre Hardy, a psychoanalyst, and Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

While the film itself is entertaining, especially for a girl like me who appreciates expensive footwear (though I can’t afford it), it’s a bit one sided. It touches on the impossibility of walking in five inch heels and some of the physical aliments that result from wearing heels, but doesn’t delve too deeply into the more serious long term problems heels can cause. (But we shoe fiends don’t think much about those anyway, do we?)  Furthermore, all the people profiled can afford their fancy footwear; there isn’t any mention of shopaholics whose purchases drive them into debt.

That being said, God Save My Shoes is a fun film, one that many fashionistas will enjoy for its great imagery, brief history of heels, and information and opinions straight from the designer’s mouths.

God Save My Shoes is playing at the Quad Theater in New York City through Thursday April 5th.

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