Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Steal My Style

My idol/styleicon Nicole Richie's new book Priceless was released this week and I've been loving catching Nicole making her TV rounds, and snapping her style at her book signings.

In honor of her big week and my looooveee for her, I stole her style for you.
Black Hat-$8.99 Amazon
Cozy Sharkbite Cardigan-$33
Blow Out Pocket Jean-$25 WetSeal
Essie Velvet Voyeur-$8 Essie
Black Stud Toe Bootie-$27
Orange and Gold Scarf-$75 JMcLaughlin

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rain rain go away

I don't know about the rest of you but I am loving the rain! Much needed break from the sweltering HEAT. We're under flood watch for the next couple of days...go out in style with Christian Siriano's latest for Payless. Yes you heard me right Payless! A great alternative to the Hunter Jimmy Choo rain boot. They're sold out online but I'm sure you can snag a pair at your local Payless. Grab a cute anorak/military jacket, umbrella, and slick pony tail and you're rain slicker chic!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Wild at Heart Umbrella-$48
American Eagle Green Anorak-$60
Christian Siriano for Payless Storm Rain Boot-$50

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lustin for fall

Not only have I been craving cooler weather, but I've also been craving these lovely numbers. Fall is the time to snuggle up, cover up, and layer up. We have a lot more clothing options than summer time when its dreadfully hot out. But don't worry some of your pieces from summer can work in the fall as well just paired with tights and some lovely layering.

1. I have a great pair of chunky platform sandals, these are more fall/winter appropriate. But will also work in the transition to spring time.
2. Leopard accents are a must. Leopard is going to be EVERYWHERE so make sure you snag up as much of it as possible. It is timeless in my eyes.
3. The lady like bag is is a must have, this is my take on it lady like with a bit of edge.
4. Boucle is always a fall and winter staple, update it with a boucle bomber.
4. Thigh highs will look great with any of these pieces, and once it gets cooler layer them on top of tights.
5. Feathers are one of many embellishments that are a must this season. Craving a feather skirt, cape, hat...anything.
6. I have been going on and on about the hiking boot, I love these paired with something elegant for a funky look.
7. Every store I go into I pick up a sweater dress that suits my fancy and carry it around the store with me. Can't make myself purchase it until a breeze of coolness blows my way.
8. It's no question to anyone that knows me, I'd wear fur in the dead of heat if I could. Faux of course! Throw it on everything this season!

9. Going with the military/structure look I am loving the boxy blouse. You know I can't turn down a blouse but this would be great with something lighter like the feather skirt.
10. The maxi skirt is catching my eye again and again, would look great with the chunky platforms and a cozy knit.
11. Shearling like fur needs to be everywhere.
12. Camel is a duh and thus a must have! It's the new black. Again will be great for transitioning into other seasons.
13. You know deep down inside I am a Navajo princess, chunky knits with a tribal inspired print is a definite.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Steal My Style

Olivia rocks the new fall trend of the maxi skirt at London Fashion Week. I stole the style for you. What do you think of this trend? Will you wear it?
Tank-$7.50 Buckle
Maxi skirt-$54
Polish-Red My Fortune-$8 OPI
Heart of Gold Bangle-$28 Kate Spade
Gold watch-$25
Biker Jacket-$100

Affordable Fabulousness Alert

Check out lovely designer Lela Rose for Payless. Loving these cut out booties, they would be a great transitional shoe into fall and back into spring later next year. While supplies last my friends!

Monday, September 20, 2010

What To Wear: Drake Concert in Miami

It may come to a surprise to some of you but I am obsessed with Drake. Not only is he not bad to look at, I think his lyrical skills are amazing! I can rap every word to his songs, who says fashionistas can't like hip hop? Anyway I am going to see him tomorrow night in Miami and I am beyond excited. I missed his show in Orlando this spring so I am so glad I get to catch him in the sunshine state again. I think this is a perfect outfit to wear when meeting my rapper hubby for the first time.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Obsession of the Week:Leather Shorts

Leather shorts were all down the runway for Fall. I am loving how Rachel chose to wear them. Mixing soft and edgy. The perfect balance for a great ensemble.

Fashion Week Favorite: Anna Sui

Anna Sui

I am loving this collection. Prairie, hippy, folk, 60's Los Angeles! I want to wear all of these looks headband and everything!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Why Dress Up?

Check out my input for 365DaysofStyle's style lessons :)

Fashion Week Favorites

Ralph Lauren
We know that I'm a sucker for anything Indian or Ranch
inspired. Hello Ralph Lauren crisp white, fringe, belt buckles, and warm neutrals.

3.1 Phillip Lim
Inspired to create a puzzle piece collection, loving the cut outs and neutral colors playing well together. Love these shoes.

Known for their amazing and beautiful creations. Every starlet on the red carpet lusts after these little show stoppers. Love the structured shoulders combined with the floral cutouts.

Michael Kors
Known for creating resort inspired luxury Mr. Kors does not let us down. Love the simple palette of marigolds, white, camels, greens, and sky blues. Effortlessly chic as he knows best.

She is always a favorite of mine and I love that it is changing up this collection with mixing funky prints with the classic silhouette the line is known for. Funky and classic right up my alley!

Proenza Schouler
This collection started off very Chanel-esque clean and ladylike but I am glad the designers still had their funky prints in bright colors that they are known for pop up at the end. Still lady like just with an edge, the best combination for the modern woman.

Tory Burch
Love that this collection is classic Tory with a little more grown up silhouettes and lines. But she kept true to herself being the queen of the print on print. Love this outfit.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion Week Favorites

Victoria Beckham
Love these hour glass shapes in Posh's line of dresses. She seems to have expanded her scope a little bit and isn't so focused on what she would like to wear. Love the variety of colors and silk fabrics.

White is definitely the new black in the S/S 2011 collections. I love the flouncy suit looks with silk fabrics and I love this funky gray pattern on this dress. He never disappoints.

Rebecca Taylor
It is like Rebecca Taylor took the pieces I like to wear and my ideal style and bottled up and poured it down the runway. My go-to look is a great short with a beautiful blouse. The models are even sporting my hair style of the season because when you have Kardashian length hair in S. Fl all you can do is wear the top knot. This collection along with Jason Wu is by far my favorite. Love every single playful

This is for the power girl! I love this palette of deep reds, black, and khaki. Very refreshing from WHITE. I love that this is classic meets modern with the scarves and trenches but new peg leg hem pants. This collection is practical and seems like something every gal would want to invest in as the pieces are timeless.

Derek Lam
The sportswear he is known for is back with a more relaxed silhouette, softer palettes for Spring, and minimalist dressing. Like a lot of the collections were seeing it was a nod to the retro years. I love this classic look of wide leg denim trousers with a white crisp blouse.

Diane von Furstenberg
You'd have to be living under a rock to not know that DVF is not only my woman idol but I die for her line. Clothing, luggage, accessories, you name it I want it. If I could go to any show it'd be hers. Her new designer man Yvan Mispelaere debuted with this S/S 2011 collection. Known for her prints (you know I live for a print) they seemed even more pronounced with bolder color choices but with her classic lines and style. I wasn't LOVING everything but I love the new prints she's introducing and am sure I'll end up with some pieces in my closet it is inevitable, it's Diane.

Affordable Fabulousness Alert

I don't know how this one slipped by me. I absolutely love the brand Tucker (created by Gaby Basora), composed of mainly beautiful printed silk blouses.
We all know I never turn down a blouse. Well Tucker is doing a line for none other than Target! Target is killing it in the designer colloabo department. I am loving the Tucker line. My favorite is this signature dress.
I love all of what Tucker for Target has to offer. Target nails it again.

Red Carpet Round Up: VMAs

Now I know the VMA's red carpet isn't known for show stoppers but I have to say I am a little disappointed that I only have THREE looks that I liked. I saw too much shiny cheap asymmetrical dresses gone bad on the red carpet. These are the looks I thought we worth mentioning.

Ashley Greene in Giambattista Valli
I thought this was sexy and appropriate for this type of show. I love the contrast of the white and black.

Ciara in Givenchy
I would say it is almost too "dressed up" for the VMAS but the slit and shoes makes it work.

Katy Perry in Marchesa
Hate the hair, hate the nails, hate the shoes but am proud of her for attempting to be classy in Marchesa. Again love the contrasting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fashion Week Favorites

Jason Wu
He will never disappoint with his clean lines and cute over sized bow blouses. I love the navy and khaki palette, tailoring, girly blouses, turbans, and round sunglasses. Effortlessly chic with this over sized floral skirt with the simple striped blouse. An easy A in my book.

I love the use of draping here to create a bondage look yet it is not so uptight with the loose flowing tops. The butterscotch sky high platforms and soft palette with a kaleidoscope print have me lusting for Doo.Ri. Cool without trying too hard.

BCBG Max Azria
Taking a step back from prints BCBG was simply chic with a color choice of white, gold, khaki, brown, and black. I love the silky soft fabric and loose silhouettes. Another effortlessly chic look. Love the wrap around cut out shoe.

Zac Posen's lower priced line had me a bit baffled. I loved the silhouettes the chic suits created but these print choices are harsh on the eyes. Print on print isn't always easy to do and this feels a little bit "under the big top" for me. I do love the jumper in the middle.

Prabal Gurung
Everyone is doing so much white for S/S 2011 however, shades of poppy, bright blue, orange followed by blush and neutral tones came down the runway. It wasn't anything that I was dying to wear off the runway but the collection did not disappoint with beautiful constructed clothes. The new tea length hem lines are here to stay.

Cynthia Rowley
I loved this! It reminded me of That Girl with the poppy, gray, pistachio colors in the beginning of the collection with high waists and collars and silky pant suits. The structured necklaces add that extra bit of cool.

Christian Cota
This is another favorite of mine. I would wear all of this. I love the prints, the styling, and how it is beautifully structured clothing that looks like a breeze to wear. Again loving the suit look and this cut out skirt ensemble. The gray cut out shoes are a must.

Charlotte Ronson
I loved the use of thick thick ski socks in her looks. All of these looks
remind of me of a festival fairy who is about to go hiking. Love that military vest over the florals.

Alexander Wang
For one who has black as the main color in their collection Alex Wang took a chance on bright white. I thought I would be drooling over this but I see myself still being drawn to his staples the over sized sweaters and peg leg harem pants. I love the industrial inspired vest and the funky blue-print dress.