Friday, October 29, 2010
Ralph Lauren and Paris? sign me up.
Framing old Vogue covers, good home inspiration.
Leopard print and fur, never looked so good.
Love these Halloween costume ideas.
Gorgeous vintage ring.
Living in Beetlejuice.
I need to figure out a yearly self portrait as good as this.
Sequins and gunmetal.
Don't miss this Ruche giveaway! On Bon Bon Rose Girls
Thursday, October 28, 2010
(Photos of John Galliano back stage via this is glamorous)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
H&M jacket and tank; Forever 21 jeans; Nine West shoes; Vintage locket
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
1. French Connection Oyster Sequins Top, $138
2. Vince Sequin Sweatshirt, $275
3. Loft Sequin Front Sweater, $69.50
4. BCBG Two-Tone Sequin Clutch, $128
5. Kate Spade Twirl Karolina, $350
6. J.Crew Sequin Mesh Bell Skirt, $128
I have noticed an influx of sequins, and it's not because I'm a figure skater who loves attention. I think we can attribute the increase in sequins to the resurrection of 70s glam. I'm not sure why runways were so full of the 70s recently. If TV shows and movie stars are any indication, the only person I can think of who is reviving Studio 54-like excess is Lindsay Lohan. Whatever it is, I am loving some of these silver and gold sequin pieces. I could see a gold sequin clutch going well with outfits this winter and one of the sequin sweaters livening up a pair of skinnies.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I just viewed Urban Outfitters recent feature: "Sweater Girl" featuring model Rachel Stallings and photographer Natalie Neal. It captures the same idea of the 50s woman that Vogue recently featured in its September issue calling to mind Lara Turner, with cinched waists, cropped/snug sweaters, leopard print, and the grandpa cardigan. It definitely got me looking at their sweaters for Fall.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Enjoy your weekends and these links:
Lauren Moffat Spring 2011-I love the green scalloped skirt.
I love to bedeck to impress.
I love this closet and casa with Emmersonmade. I wish I had a 50s dress collection.
Kate Spade short stories. I know what I want for Christmas.
And a perfectly playful Kate Spade pop-up in Lodon.
I love these fashion illustrations.
(Photo of Michael Caine and Natalie Wood via Kissing)
the blue hour. Besides looking at his photography I also really enjoyed reading about National Apple Day, a holiday in England. There are some pretty silly apple names there including: keswick codlin, cornish gilliflower, and alfred jolibois.
(Found via Simple Lovely)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Shirt (courtesy of Jack Wills); Converse skirt (Plato's Closet); Tights (don't remember); Aldo shoes; Vintage necklace
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This outfit is perfect for my fallish mood right now. All I want to do is carve pumpkins and drink hot cider. I loved the reincarnation of the plaid shirt last year (or maybe two years ago) because of all of the updated styles that came out including ruffles and longer styles. I love pairing a more "rugged" shirt with a skirt. I like the contrast, but it probably has more to do with my constant need to dress up. I would wear tights and skirts every day if most of the skirts at Forever 21 were not mini skirts. This skirt was one of my purchases during Old Navy's Sweet 16 Anniversary sale. It was marked down from $24.50 to $16.
Gap cardigan; Ralph Lauren top (gift); Old Navy skirt; Loft tights; Ann Taylor vintage shoes; Kenneth Cole watch (gift); Silver Mine jewelry (gift)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
here on NPR for free.
Nordstrom cardigan; United Colors of Benetton skirt (Avalon-Pittsburgh); NY&Co polka dot tights; Nine West shoes; Pearl necklace (gift); H&M flower pin; Nine West purse (thrifted)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Jack Vettriano. They truly take you back to a different time. A little bit like Mad Men perhaps? He makes you want to take part in the subject's pastimes and dress the part. The exhibit, Days of Wine and Roses, is being displayed in London until October 31st.
Anthropologie. Due to their high prices I can only copy these styles, unless I find something on major discount. I was recently looking at their website and saw these outfits. Each one is styled for different outings such as going to the bakery or the flower shop—not that these looks would need to be very different. But I always admire their styling, and look to them for inspiration. I love the colors and interesting fabrics they use, and all of these looks incorporate perfect examples of layering for fall.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Hey! What are your plans for the weekend? Not much going on for me, so hopefully I will get a lot done in the errands department. Also I am watching the original Wallstreet this weekend with my sister. And I can't wait for Halloween (I love this time of year) so I had to post this image because I love the idea of wearing a glamorous Halloween costume, not to be mistaken with the overtly sexy kind. What are you dressing up as? I have seen a lot of good ideas around the web this week. Enjoy your weekends and these links:
Vintage flight attendant costumes are so funny and kind of cute!
I love pasta and here are a bunch of recipes...lucky me!
Stella Artois commercial by Wes Anderson.
Jessica's honeymoon to Iceland makes me want to go. See part 1 and part 2.
Olivia can do no wrong.
Great Gatsby wedding invitations! Yes please!
Jim Parsons lists his 10 favorite Alec Baldwin performances.
I loved the Social Network, and I can't stop reading opinion pieces on it.
Refinery 29's Halloween costumes: I love the Oprah audience member!
P.S. stay tuned for a special offer later tonight...
Is anyone else excited that it's Friday? I hope you had a great week! Here are some posts you may have missed:
Valentino looks and french music playlist
Dressing like a French girl
Maxi skirts for fall
Add some sparkle to your fall wardrobe
Christmas shopping tip
Thursday, October 14, 2010
To start Christmas shopping!!! I hate waiting until the last minute to go Christmas shopping. I think it's so silly to hold off all of that shopping and spending for one month, which is why I try to spread it out and find deals from now until the actual day. While browsing the sale that Old Navy is having right now, I actually picked up my first Christmas present of the year, and it was on major clearance. Today is the last day at Old Navy to get 20% off of every purchase and to take advantage of the many items priced at $16 for their 16-year anniversary sale. Normally I don't get so excited for Old Navy, but they have some really cute items right now. Like these coats. I just love the puckered collar and bright colors. It also comes in gray and black. They are normally $69.50, but today you would get 20% off. Perfect!
I have to say that the only reason I chose to wear this dress was because when I pulled it out of the recesses of my closet, I fell in love all over again with the line of sparkly rhinestones on the neckline. The tunic itself is so simple, but the thin line of rhinestones is perfectly subtle and pretty. I haven't worn this dress in ages. It is definitely one of those items that I forget about until I find it while digging through my closet. Sometimes that's all you need to freshen up your wardrobe for fall: a good pair of boots and an old dress—sounds like a country song!
Dress (unknown gifted); Target leggings; Franco Sarto boots; Kenneth Cole watch; Silver Mine bracelet
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I fell in love with the maxi dress as a summer staple, and now I absolutely adore maxi skirts for this time of year. They go hand in hand with the romance and richness of fall, especially the velvet one. Skirts like the one from the Fall 2010 runway of Marc Jacobs and the brown and black dress in the streetstyle shot make me want to trapse around in long skirts and pretty dresses all the time. Wearing a blazer with one of these skirts would be such a chic look for work, while wearing a chunky knit or luxe sweater would be the perfect off-kilter, Alexa Chung-esque look.
1. Classic A-Line Skirt - Forever 21, $19.80
2. Asos Frill Hem Maxi, $10.11
3. Asos Velvet Seamed Maxi Skirt, $53.92
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
(Loft top, H&M skirt and scarf, Vintage Ann Taylor loafers, Vintage earrings-bought on Ebay for $3)
My inner French Gamine