It rained for most of the day and I got to bring out the silver Hunter boots. I love layering and bundling this time of year. And buying a few key pieces for fun, of course. What’re you splurging on this season? I’ve noticed tons of print, texture and color layering. Here are some of my favorite pieces.
Graphics are all the rage for work looks. Marni Grid dress *This would make a great day time wedding look!
I love color and I’m not afraid of it one bit. There’s something uplifting about an unexpected hue on pillows, clothing, shoes. Everyday things that are ho hum really pick me up when I see them in a bright color and the same can be said for a wedding or party setting. Don’t let your guests get too comfy. There are plenty of ways to surprise them at every turn. See for yourself.
ENTRYWAY: Saturated floral makes a bold statement paired with graphic chevron from Style Me Pretty
CAKE : Talk about a centerpiece of the evening. Teal, pink and gold exceed your wildest expectations in chevron, stripe and dots at 100 Layer Cake
MORE CAKE : Flowers look even sweeter when you pair them with the hard edge of a stripe at Ruffled
SETTING : Treat your guests to a stunning and layered backdrop for any occasion. Confetti and layers of paper from Confetti System
PARTY : Cotton candy pink is especially pretty when you mix it up in stripes and dots at Tiny White Daisy
Ok, yes. I’m obsessing about Fall leaves and cider and donuts. But Fashion Week gets me excited for a new round of pastels, floral, all things spring and summer 2013 (wait, this one’s not over yet…)! But no matter, I saw J. Crew’s mix and match 2013 collection and I’m in the mood for some prep-chic-cool. Check it out. It’ll take you from work to shopping to rehearsal dinner.
That last number is so effortless but gorgeously cut. Can’t wait to see them in person and drool all over ’em!
When I saw this, I just had to share. This is by far my fav DIY tutorial of the moment! Scratch buying the Anthropologie versions of these mini animal necklaces – just make your own! Here’s the lowdown step by step for making your own Animal Necklaces. And notice the amazing crowns on the DIY version. I’m sure you can find some unique details of your own at your local craft store. Get the super glue ready. Thanks, Flamingo Toes!
The Anthro version, $38 each
The DIY version. Can you really tell the difference?
The September issue, the heaviest-hitting and usually heftiest ad-driven issue of the fashion year is here. All 37 of them via Fashionista, including international versions. See the lovely trends and highlights and tell us, which cover’s your favorite?
The temperature has officially dropped to below 90 and I’m feeling super motivated to get outside. I hadn’t done any summer shopping (no joke) because I simply couldn’t peel myself off the sofa to go store to store, window shopping, much less trying on clothes. Have you added any pieces to your summer wardrobe? Here are five essentials that I’m thinking about picking up – a few treats for myself!
The summer hat: No more fedora. The updated summer look is fun and unexpected. Maison Michel hat with pops of neon. Image: Vogue
I hate to be the gal that sits there and laments that I have “nothing to wear” to the party but sometimes I am. But you understand, right? I mean, how many times can you be photographed in the same tribal print maxi dress? I think separates are the way to go. You don’t want the wrapping paper to make a bigger statement than you but you can’t buy a new outfit every time someone has a ____________ (insert major life milestone).
I created a handy chart with some awesome basics that you can mix and match for each occasion. Choose one of each and you’re on your way to looking chic. Toss on some different jewelry, wear your hair up and you’re good to go. Good luck!