Posts from — March 2010
Ok ladies, ready for this? It’s pretty amazing.DKNY‘s “Cozy” was featured in the finale of Kell on Earth last night, and let me say, I’m obsessed with it. This sweater is so legit, it even has it’s own iPhone app. Unfamiliar with the Cozy? It’s pretty simple. The Cozy is a long cardigan like sweater…or so it appears. The best thing about this sweater is that it can be tied in different ways to create different looks for different outfits. Offered in a variety of colors and materials (cashmere silk, wool, linen), the Cozy runs about $200. If you watch this video, you can save 10% off your purchase. If I was going on vacation on Thursday, I’d buy it in the periwinkle or yellow. So beautiful for spring, especially since the weather isn’t quite warm enough for bare arms yet. I think this would be a great birthday gift, and since I have one coming up in May, the timing of this post and sweater couldn’t be better Which color is your favorite?
March 30, 2010 No Comments
After many weeks of debating the perfect dress, shoes, and accesories are for celebrating Easter in PARIS (!!!!!), I think I finally decided on something. I think the shoes will work with the dress to dress is down a little bit, but still keep it appropriate for the holiday. What are your thoughts?
March 29, 2010 1 Comment
Ah, the color wheel. An artist’s best friend. Here is the artist in me coming out, but bear with me, this is going somewhere.Everyone knows the primary colors- red, blue, yellow. Those three colors mix together to create the secondary colors, which are green, orange and purple. Mix a primary color with a secondary color, and you get a tertiary color, aka variations of primary and secondary colors. My favorite thing about the color wheel are complimentary colors. Those are colors that are direct opposites on the wheel. For example: red and green are compliments, blue and orange are compliments, yellow and purple are compliments. Complimentary colors always look their most fabulous when matched together. So why is this important for fashion? Simple. Don’t be afraid of mixing colors together! It is a great way to brighten up your wardrobe for spring and summer. Easily mix colors through accessories, handbags, scarves, and shoes. But that can get out of control and mixed up, so always consult the color wheel when mixing to be safe. My favorites together are lavender and pale yellow and dark blue and peachy orange- both are so springy, so bright, so beautiful. What are your favorite color combos?
Image from http://www.greatestlook.com
March 15, 2010 No Comments
Reverse zipper, exposed zipper, whatever you want to call it: I’m obsessed with this detail. So simple, yet so eye catching. I think it’s the easiest way to look sexy while looking classy, which I’m all about. The best part? You can find this detail on just about everything- dresses, shirts, pants, skirts, shoes, handbags, everything. Very easy transition from day to night also.
March 13, 2010 No Comments
Spring is coming! But what about my wardrobe- it’s still in winter mode. Here are a few [cheap] ideas to spring-ify your wardrobe without damaging your bank account!My tips: if you’re buying new this season, buy some accessories to play up what you already have. You can still wear dark colors in the spring/summer, just punch the outfit up with some bright accessories!
March 11, 2010 No Comments
“It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes- that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!” -Sex & The City
Well said, ladies. As if I needed another excuse to go shoe shopping, though…
Image from http://wwwc.mentalfloss.com
March 9, 2010 No Comments
While I enjoyed watching the Oscars last night (thought Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were fantastic hosts), my favorite part of the night was style-related…shocker. Overall, nothing too my breath away, as I feel that most played it safe with their style. Some did stand out to me, though. I feel that the women mentioned below exeduded elegance, sophistication and class in their gown choices. Here are a few of my favorite fashion moments from the evening (images from Style.com):
Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta (second favorite)
Jennifer Lopez in Armani Privé
Meryl Streep in Chris March
Tina Fey in Michael Kors
Sandra Bullock in Marchesa
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten
Penélope Cruz in Donna Karan (my favorite)
March 8, 2010 No Comments
My friend Lea told me this morning that Urban Outfitters is launching a Bridal Line starting in February 2011.Um, what? At first, I didn’t know how I felt about this announcement. I didn’t understand how bridal would fit into Urban Outfitter’s collection for women. Then I thought some more.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. had an outstanding fourth quarter. Between their incredible profits and their dedicated consumers, launching a bridal line doesn’t seem that far fetched after all. I also thought about another company that Urban, Inc. owns- Anthropologie. Refinery29 reports that this line of gowns (bridal and bridesmaid) will be designed by an Anthropologie team with the help of guest designers. After hearing this news, I clicked through the Anthropologie website to see how this line would fit in. Turns out, very well. While these aren’t bridal or bridesmaids dresses, here are a few pieces from Anthro that I think could translate into wedding attire very well with a simple change or color, length, etc.
NYMag.com said that the cost of a bridal gown will cost anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000, which is incredibly competitive with the average cost of bridal attire, which is $4,500.What do you think of this news? All images from Anthropologie.com
March 5, 2010 No Comments
It makes sense that when I received J. Crew’s spring catalogue in the mail earlier this week, the pages were flooded with different styles of cropped pants. I fell in love with the cropped pant look when I bought a pair of cropped Joe’s Jeans this summer from Anthropologie (thanks to my sister’s sweet discount). What I like the best about this look is that the cropped pants look good with every kind of shoe, shirt, or look you can imagine. I’ve worn mine with boots, sandals, ballet flats, and heels, each looking as good as the next. A great investment as the weather gets warmer, especially for those spring and summer nights out on the townWhat’s your favorite trend for this season? All images from jcrew.com
March 4, 2010 No Comments
I always gravitate towards the BCBG|MAXAZRIA store or department whenever I go shopping. You could go so far as to say that they are one of my favorite designers. The thing I love most about BCBG designs is that a lot of their pieces are great from going from day to night, which is ideal for a young woman. Another favorite thing? They design their products with a classic thought mixed with a modern twist, whether it be some detailing or in a bold new color. They are guaranteed staples for any fashionistas closet. Not to mention the fact that their Twitter and Facebook pages are active and interactive, encouraging participation from their fans.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the Spring 2010 collection.Images from bcbg.com
March 3, 2010 No Comments
I think my favorite trend for the spring is nude heels and sandals. I think they are incredibly chic-looking, as well as a great trick for the eye- they give the illusion that your legs are longer than they actually are! Add these as a staple for your spring wardrobe as they are perfect with pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, everything! A great classic compliment to a bold, bright outfit. Some of my favorites are below.
Which one is your favorite?First three images by, respectively: Guess, Alejandro Ingelmo, Stuart Weitzman (images from bloomingdales.com)
Next three images by, respectively: Via Spiga, Nine West, Via Spiga (images from lordandtaylor.com)
March 1, 2010 No Comments