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by on March 30, 2011

There are infinite ways to wind up in Court, but you’ve got to be pretty smart to get out of there guilt-free. Thankfully store owners Lisa and Nicole have stocked the store with highly logical pieces. Including this multi-funktional five-way “skirt”, and a dress I bought from them a while back by Something Else that zips everywhere. Court is brimming with gems like these.

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Look Three: Tassels in Space

Boutique Critique:: Court: Look 3

The Convertible Skirt: Funktional, $120

There’s more to this skirt than meets the eye. I know you think it’s just a gorgeous splatter of galaxies morphed around a body, but it becomes so much more. There’s actually five ways to wear this piece! Created by economics major turned designer Jennifer Park, she knows how to maximize supply and demand and get the absolute most for your money. Check back tomorrow to see another way to wear it.

The Galactica Jacket: Funktional, $160

Part leather, part stretch, this jacket doesn’t just wear, it gives a hug. Plus with its super spacious pockets, there’s room to tote it all. The squared lapel falls in such a way that it lends itself to options.

The Silk Shirt: Mink Pink, $60 (originally $78)

Short in the front, long in the back, the weight and shape of this top falls lightly on the body. This brand from Australia has fine quality goods.

The Striped Wedges: 80/20, $118

Cork wedges get even further summerized with relaxed colored stripes on canvas. The inclination of the heel isn’t so high, but they’re tall enough to give a nice boost. Designer Ce Ce Chin draws her brainchild from the surf (she’s learning the art of surfing out on Far Rockaway) and Jeff Spicoli’s Mexican baja (Fast Times, man). These shoes yell city hippie dippy and I like it.

The One Ear Fringe: Dust & Bones, $68

Whoa, this is revolutionary. It’s an earring –  just one. Long and fringed leather bundled onto a hook makes for an exotic look. The new visionary independent jewelry maker is Janell Jet.  She makes it in several colors, but I was partial to the pale green. I paired it with the ivory leather hair corset on the other side – I like the mismatched balance.

The Leather Hair Corset: Court, $48

One of the owners of Court, Nicole Tondre, is responsible for putting these tie up leather binding hair pieces into our known market. They stem from Native American origins as the traditional way to tie hair. The leather wraps around the hair and it ties up like the top of a boot with a tightening bead at the end.  As Nicole grew up around this influence, she’s always known about their existence. Though I don’t think any Native Americans had it in patent leather…

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Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.