J.Crew RTW Fall 2011

From On June 29, 2011

Images via Style.com

You know I had to do it! Due to my undying love for J.Crew, I took it upon myself to post some of my favorite looks from the upcoming Fall 2011 collection. Expect to see patterned pants and ankle length wool trousers. What I’m most excited about is the amazing colors they come in. I can’t wait to own a pair! Rich colors will also come in the form of highwaisted wide leg wool trousers. Also super adorable. Lots of fun textures (such as tweeds and velvets) and unexpected layering. I was surprised to see a bright colored puffer vest over a tweedy plaid blazer. Interesting combination.

Woven button-ups under sweaters were big throughout the collection. I loved the look of the cape styled with a pair of boyfriend jeans. I liked the contrast of something dressy with something casual. When it comes to the shoes and accessories, expect to see multi-strap pumps, leopard spot moccasins and goooorgeous leather handbags. The collection definitely has a vintage feel to it. I CANNOT wait!

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Quick Shots: Stripes of White

From On June 26, 2011

Sorry about the lack of quality in these photos, but I was in a rush and figured I’d snap some shots before I left. Wearing Forever 21 jeans (that have an amazing fit!), INC top, Pelle Moda heels, Andrea Brueckner bag and jewelry from J.Crew. Love the taupe and white with cognac colored pieces to finish it off.

Nails: OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques (One of my faves)

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Abstract Flowers

From On June 24, 2011

I got this BCBG Max Azria dress when it first hit stores which was probably about a year ago. It’s been hanging in my closet with the tag still on it, unworn. I’ve been dying to wear it and I even had the most random color shoes that matched it perfectly. I remember when I first saw it. I hated it actually. I really didn’t know what to think. After a couple of weeks of seeing it, touching it (lol) and staring at it I decided to try it on. Surprisingly enough, I liked it. There was just something about it. Maybe because it was silk (I’m a sucker for silk). It just seems so luxurious to me.

Which brings me to today. I went to this fashion event in my area and thought that it’s vivid abstract floral print would be fun for an evening out. I mentioned a while back that I recently got into floral prints and only owned a handful of items that had it. Well this dress would be another of them (see the other piece in a previous post). I wore a nude nail polish and minimal jewelry to keep the focus on my dress. I wanted my hair up because there was rain in the forecast. I didn’t want a normal bun so I swept my hair into a ponytail and divided it into four pieces. I then rolled each piece and pinned it with bobbypins. Wahlah!

Nude nails & an oversized ring.

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My Newest Additions

From On June 22, 2011

It’s that time again! The newest additions to my wardrobe have made it on to my blog. As you may have guessed, I did get something new from J.Crew. Two things to be exact. The sweater and the shorts. Their colors didn’t really come out like they appear in actuality. The sweater is so lightweight and gauzy. It’s actually a neon pink. Thought it would look great with white skinny jeans for spring. The shorts are actually a deep purple (called african violet) instead of a blue. I love the fact that they are available in different lengths. The inseam on the ones I got is 3 inches, while they go up to 9 inches in length. The variety of colors they come in are fun too. Mint green, cement gray, coral and many more. I definitely want another pair.

Now these are my first pair of Charles Jourdan shoes. So gorgeous. I ordered them online and took a chance on the sizing since I didn’t know what to expect. They were perfect. The black suede with the gray snakeskin-wrapped heel made them kind of exotic. They’re super high though! I’m not used to a 5 inch heel and no platform. Yes, 5 inches and no platform. My goodness.

The necklace is from Ann Taylor surprisingly enough. I never shopped there until they turned the direction of that company around. The ad campaigns were spruced up and one day I walked by and was so taken back by the window presentation that I had to go in. I’ve been going in occasionally ever since. The spiked ring is from BCBG Max Azria. But forget the ring. What do you think of my sparkly digits? A nude nail polish with Sephora by OPI’s Traffic Stopper Copper top coat.

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Colorblock These Flowers

From On June 20, 2011

So I really struggled when it came to figuring out exactly how I wanted to wear my colorblocked BCBG Max Azria skirt. Remember it from one of my shopping expeditions? Well I decided to wear it with this silk floral top from Forever 21, taking on two of spring’s biggest trends: colorblocking & flowers. At first I wasn’t very fond of floral prints, but I’ve managed to add a few pieces of it to my wardrobe. This particular top caught my eye with its external zipper in the back.

Once I decided on the top I was wearing, I then had to figure out if I wanted it tucked in and blousy over the top of the skirt or not tucked in and belted at the waist. I originally wanted it tucked in, but didn’t really like it like I thought I would. So I used this little yellow belt I had gotten from Urban Outfitters years ago. This is a lot of color for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love colors. I just love them in smaller doses. I’m in love with earth tones and shades of gray. But this was a fun change of pace.

Lips: MAC’s Slimshine Lipstick in Rock Out
Nails: OPI for Sephora’s Cab Fare

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