Sunday, November 22, 2009

Navajo Nymphs

On my radar this week has been navajo print chunky knits. I haven't tried any on but I've been seeing them as I do my daily grazing across fashion sites and shopping sites. They have a vintage feel and are a throw back to the 80s. They look really warm and there are cardigans, ponchos, and sweater vests! They all can be styled a number of different ways. Here is a variety of places and price points for these warm little numbers: / / / /

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Project Runway Three's a Crowd

Are you all excited for Project runway tonight? It is down to the final three and it is all
women! Irina Shabayeva, Althea Harper, and Carol Hanna Whitfield.

I am secretly rooting for Irina. I know she isn't everyones or anyones favorite because shes the "bitch" but I fell in love with her after the Newspaper and the Michael Kors challenge! Irina design aesthetic
appeals to me because she is always mentioning a high class young woman sipping champagne! Sounds right up my fashion alley! Plus I just adore her model Kayln. I think she absolutely beautiful and she is the
nicer one of the models. (I am so glad Katy left she was driving me nuts--get over the double sided tape!) For me Irina's collection would be something I would actually
buy, but I can see her 'tude making her seem like she may be difficult to work with in the future. But I can't help it I always love the sassy "bitchy" girls :)

My second pick would be Althea. I really liked
her dress she designed for
Christina Aguilera with the black fur cropped jacket. Although the judges didn't like her piece inspired by the Getty Museum I thought it was gorgeous and I love the silhouettes she creates with her designs. I feel like all women of different shapes and sizes could wear and enjoy her clothes. Her model Tanisha is FIERCE! She really knows how to work the catwalk and honestly Althea should be thanking her for making her clothes look impeccable and sexy!

As for Carol Hannah-she is hit or miss for me. She hasn't really made anything that has necessarily wowed me. I did like her Christina dress but I don't feel like she takes any chances or puts heavy thought and creativity into what she makes. I think she is the public's favorite though because of her cute personality.Who do you guys think is going to win? What do you think of the show being on Lifetime and located in LA? As much as LA
has a special place in my heart I feel the
the show belongs in NY and we need more Michael and Nina! Watch tonight on Lifetime @10pm/9pm central.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Obsession of the Week

So I go through phases with things in my closet. One week I'll be really into wearing shorts, or trophy jackets, this week I am finding myself hanging out in my dress section of my closet. I have seen this editorial "Babes in Arms" all over the place but I came across it first in my October issue of VOGUE and was very excited to start wearing dresses and tights.
Even though it was 75 yesterday I just love this look! Especially the sleeves. It is continuing with the theme of the angular shoulders drawing attention to the arms and minimizing the waist. Wearing long sleeved dresses with tights and open toe shoes is a look I am obsessed with this week! You can go from solids, metallics, or funky prints they are all great a look for anyone.

You can find long sleeved dresses just about anywhere, the three I have in my closet are from DVF, Mara Hoffman, and a local boutique. This rain we are having better bring the cold back so I can wear one this week! This is also a great look for Holiday parties. Any girl can find one suiting her budget but I think they are must for the fall/winter!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are II

So it was like fate this weekend when I went into Walmart to pick up some last minute things for my Halloween costume and I found these! I was just saying how I wanted a nice animal print scarf that would be fashionable and keep me warm but without the heavy price tag--and behold were these little numbers. I couldn't wait to tell you all!
They are so soft and very good quality in so many colors for...5 bucks! I bought two and I am obsessed with them! I paired the brown and black one with this look.
White Silk Top-Banana Republic
Bubble Chiffon Trouser Shorts-Zara
Gold Skinny Belt-Forever21
Suede Ankle Boots-Forever21

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ensemble Breakdown

Here is a breakdown of my outfits from the past two weeks:) (I was a little obsessed with my Topshop bag this week.)

Class: I had late night class tonight so I wanted to be comfy and cute of course. I picked up another one of these soft flowy ruffle tops from Walmart. I was instantly drawn to the plum color. I thought pairing it with gray tights and green peep toe cut out pumps would make it really funky.
Plum Ruffle Print Button-Down Top: Walmart
Denim Shorts: Forever21
Gray Opaque Tights: HUE
Green Flower Cut Out Peep Toe Pumps: Shelley's London
Jewelry: Michael Kors Tortoiseshell Watch, Heart Shaped Swarovski Diamond Studs, Citrine David Yurman Ring

Blair Waldorf Round II: This is my favorite outfit for this post. I took a picture of my jewelry this time.

Pin Stripe Ruffle Button Down: Express Studio
Black Leather Tulip Skirt: Forever21
Gray Opaque Tights: HUE
Nude Pumps: Mossimo TARGET
Jewelry: Pearl cocktail ring Forever21, David Yurman Pearl Studs
Gray Leather Floppy Bag: Topshop

Tea with Tory: Today I was having a gossip/catch up session @Starbucks with my friend Carey. I love this Tory sweater!

Green/Purple/Blue/White Ikat Button Down Cardigan: Tory Burch
White V-Neck Tee: Hanes
Light Wash Destroyed Denim Cut Offs: Abercrombie & Fitch
Gray Ankle Boots: Mossimo at Target
Gray Floppy Leather Bag: Topshop

A nod to Jackie: Jackie O is one of my style icons. This brown tunic with the gold sequined embellished collar reminds me of her.

Brown & Gold Tunic: H&M
Shiny Black Leggings: Walmart
Nude Pumps: Mossimo at Target
Jewelry: Gold bangles at Forever21, Cream Chanel Camellia Earrings, Michael Kors Tortoiseshell Watch
Bag: Louis Vuitton

Movie Date: It was freezing today and I am all about comfort at the movies. Had to keep Dash in this picture.

Gray Button Down Grandpa Cardigan: Walmart
White V Neck Tee: Hanes
Black Cotton Leggings: HUE
Brown Leather Slouchy Boots: Bakers
Yellow Scarf: Forever21

Dinner Date: I've been dying to wear this animal print sequin jacket!

Sequin Jacket: ASOS
White V-Neck Tee: Hanes
Dark Denim Trousers: Banana Republic
White Leather Fold Over Clutch: Boutique
Jewelry: David Yurman Pearl Studs

Rainy Day @ Work: It was raining and chilly today but I thought this skirt would give this gloomy day a pop of color!

Black Grandpa Button Down Cardigan: Walmart
Black V-Neck Tee: Hanes
Green Leaf Print Bubble Mini: Forever21
Black Opaque Tights: HUE
Gray Ankle Boots: Mossimo at Target
Gray Floppy Leather Bag: Topshop
Jewelry: Black Square Onyx Studs by Forever21, Citrine David Yurman Ring, Michael Kors Tortoiseshell Watch