Hello Kitty Necklace
Bag: Bisou Bisou
Belt: Tournier Everything's $10 Store
Dress: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: BCBG, Marshalls
Bag: Betseyville, Ross
I'm talking to you, Hello Kitty. Who else could shine so brilliantly for so long in Sanrio's many-starred sky? ("Huh?" you may be thinking. "Who else have they got hanging up there?" The Star Twins, My Melody, and Keroppi, to name a few. Okay, to name them all as far as my memory of Japanese kiddie collectibles serves.) Every time I put on a Hello Kitty piece, I can't help but think of how Mindy Kaling deems doing so to be inappropriate for women over 30, as quoted in her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), an especially ironic occurrence given that her "Office" alter ego Kelly Kapoor gifted her coworkers with Hello Kitty laptop cases one Christmas. To be fair, I love that book. But my (ahem) claws come out in the name of so-called faux pas fashion.
Anyway, the source of all this hoopla is a tag that came off a pair of Hello Kitty sleep socks. When I saw it I thought that it would make for an excellently eye-catching pendant. The socks are nice too, even if you can't wear them around your neck.