Last Taste of Summer

From On September 27, 2010


Right when we thought summer was gone it comes back to give us a last taste of that miserable 90 degree weather. So a couple of days ago I thought to throw on a knee-length tank dress from BCBG Max Azria Runway, a DIY cut-off denim jacket from the Gap and my Sam Edelman gladiator sandals. It was a little warm for the jacket, but I figured it would look great with the collar turned up for the photos.

I went overboard with the necklaces, 3 necklaces to be exact, and loved it. All of them are from Express and all of them I got yeeeears ago. Back when I actually loved to shop there. It’s changed SO much since then and I’ve pretty much lost most if not all interest. They all have this tribal-esque looking vibe and are made of natural materials. Pretty refreshing if you ask me.

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Funny Face

From On September 24, 2010

Funny Face

Took some fun new pics today and daringly decided to rock this bright pink lipstick. Definitely not something for everyday. Not for me, anyway. I figured I’d title this post whatever the name of the lipstick was. To my surprise, I found it to be called Funny Face (by NARS). How fitting, huh?


Get it at Sephora!

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Fall 2010: Tracy Reese

From On September 17, 2010
Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Oh, Ms.Reese! I knew there was a reason why she was one of my favorite designers. I didn’t have words for this collection when I first saw it. The fall collection doesn’t really look like something she would create, but oh how I love it! I would wear every piece in this collection. The color palette, the textures, the chunky knits, the silhouettes. Everything is perfection. She clearly focused on layering which is always big for fall. She incorporated stirrup pants, arm warmers, and cozy scarfs. All of which I love. The translucent knit tights a lot of the models were wearing are right down my alley. I know I will be sure to buy a similar pair before the cooler weather even arrives. She also played up the different textures by using jacquards, crystal embroidery and faux fur trims.

Isn’t the above photo gorgeous?! It’s a little Madonna-esque with all the lace, black tights and the necklace. Way more girly and feminine though. I couldn’t help myself. I had to include this photo.

So this is the conclusion of the designers I decided to highlight for fall. Take a look back at the collections I blogged about from L.A.M.B., Banana Republic, and J.Crew. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!

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How To Be Trendy At Work

From On September 15, 2010

As fall fashion creeps its way back into stores many of us are starting to transition our wardrobes to prepare for the change of seasons. This includes everything we wear to work. It’s been a while since I’ve had my friend Laurie on the blog, but here she is! This time I photographed her in trends that are great for the workplace. Everything she is wearing is BCBG Max Azria styled with a classic pair of black peep-toe pumps by Nine West.

This short-sleeved jacket is amazing! Just light enough for cool summer nights and straight into fall. Sorry you can’t see the dress that well, but it’s the perfect length! Ladies, this is important! The dress stops just above the knee which is appropriate for work and it does not pass the hemline of the jacket. It also has a 3/4 length sleeve which is nice for the office once the jacket is removed. Pair with a black, gray or camel-colored (the colors in the dress) satchel and you’re ready to go!

This second look is a great example of mixing prints that is subtle enough for the office. I added a thumbnail of a close-up in hopes that everyone can see exactly what she has on. The button-up is white with black pinstripes and the pencil skirt is some kind of black and white dotted/checkered looking print. Now the skirt originally had a black waistband, but I added a waist belt for fun. The buttons stop at the top of her bust, leaving the neckline open just enough without revealing too much. Pair this look with a tote or hobo style handbag in a bright shade for a pop of color.

This has to be my favorite look. The solid black with a touch of leopard print is perfection! Laurie is wearing a black top with a black bandage skirt. The waist belt is ridiculous with its gold detailing. Great combination. The key to pulling off an animal print is not to over-do it and it’s usually best to wear it with solid colors. This look would look great with a black duffle style handbag. Keep it neat and simple when wearing animal prints.

Each of these looks can be worn now. As the weather gets cooler just simply add a pair of tights or nude stockings and you’re ready (and on trend) for work!

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Periwinkle & Ruffles

From On September 8, 2010

Today was definitely a day for a skirt. I had nothing out of the ordinary planned, but I felt like putting on more than just denim cut-offs and a t-shirt. I decided to go with this periwinkle-colored, lightweight sweater I got from Martin & Osa last year. I never thought of wearing it with a bralette to be seen in clear view. But to take on the current trend of bearing intimate apparel, in comes the Eberjey bralette I got from Shopbop. They have the best selection of bralettes! I paired the two with this vertically ruffled Beckerman skirt (that I also got from Shopbop, go figure). It’s highwaisted and is a perfect length (not too long) since I’m only five feet tall.

As for the shoes, I went with these Loeffler Randall sandals that I rarely ever wear. I absolutely LOVE this brand! This shoe in particular is so dainty with the criss-cross straps across the foot and the strap around the ankle. The pyramid studs give them just enough edge. I accessorized my look with simple gold studs, a large cocktail ring from J.Crew, and a fringe necklace from Madewell. I literally thought this look up a couple of days ago. I’m so glad that I took the chance to try it.

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