Archive for the ‘fall fashion’ Category

A Few of My Favorite Blings

September 9, 2009

Having discussed basics and brought up footwear, we can’t leave behind my fave things to shop for, statement pieces! Just a few key trend pieces each season can get a ton of mileage. This year the trends harken back to a Joan Jett meets Debby Harry in tough glam sort of fashion. The above Alexis Bittar Extra Large Cushion Ring has a picasso-esque edge to it that I adore.

I live and die in bangles. I as many as I can, stacked, almost everyday. I love these studded Ralph Lauren stackers, together or with other bangles, they achieve that Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Fall ’09 look we love so well.

Biker Jackets are key this fall and I just want to exist in Balmain. Sexy biker chic over some sequins. D.I.E.

Sequins are the tits this autumn. This Matthew Williamson sequined t-shirt dress would be enough to die for with the Balmain Coat and some A-maze high heels.

Obvi, I die for this Chanel braided chain necklace. I mean I’m melting to the floor. This with pearls is too much to handle and Avelle, the new Bag, Borrow, Steal, is faboosh. They will send this glorious gem to your home free of charge at the rental price of just $64/week!

The Kate Spade Sherwood-Ida bag is too kitsch for me to pass up. A retro 1970’s owl man would be slammin with some bell bottoms, clod-hopping wedges, and a drapey, open front cardi. Yes please!


ABC’s and 123’s: Updated fall basics that won’t break your budget

September 4, 2009

Now that August is over and I can smell the change in the wind whipping off Lake Michigan, I have begun to take stock of my fall wardrobe. Weighing what I will keep, what I will donate, and what I will archive (i.e. my bias cut, diagonal hem, geo-print skirt circa 2002 that I know will see another fash moment) is serious business.

This year, my basics need a major over-haul. As shapes have changed over the past 3 years I find myself in dire need of new tees, trousers, tights, oxfords, and skirts and as always, I’m working on a budget.

My first stop for great basics is always American Apparel. The lauded, vertically integrated hipster organization sells A-mazing cotton that wears better than almost any I’ve bought. I have lived in an egglplant Interlock High-Waist Skirt for the past 4 years and am only now putting it to rest. This year I’m going for a 3 pack of Opaque Tights for $33.00 (love the Mustard, a perfect addition to your autumnal color palet.), a slate California Fleece Tulip skirt for $32.00, and a white, men’s Pinpoint Oxford to achieve the ever popular “boyfriend fit” for $54.00. The cost-per-wear break down on these staples is phenom and you can always find your favorite styles.

Next, I’m heading to J. Crew, where I am falling hard for theses khaki, cropped chinos in pebble for $49.50.
Finally, the piece de resistance! At Urban Outfitters, when I tried on the Silence + Noise Open Front Blazer, it was all I could do to take it off and pay the $78 bones it cost to own such loveliness. With the perfect boyfriend fit, it is a forward updated to a timeless classic and I couldn’t love it more! (See pic at beginning of post)

At a grand total of $246.50, I will be well into my fall wardrobe update with great classics that will no doubt pay for themselves!

rodarte for target

August 19, 2009

i’m baaaaack! i apologize for the brief hiatus…my trip home was wonderful, the wedding was to die for, and the relaxation was a dream. i think i looked at my computer but just a few times. so, i may know little of what’s going on in the world, but i’m rested and way ready to jump back in the swing of things.

a perfect beginning to that is undoubtedly these newly released photos of the rodarte for target line. you cannot tell me for a hot damn second that you won’t be planning to wait in line for as long as it takes (or in whatever weather conditions…it’s a chilly december 20th release, folks) to score what i project to be one of the most fabulous target diffusion lines to date. the mulleavy’s are veritable geniuses…i expect this line will be nothing less.

do you diiiiiie?!

speaking of die-ing…proj run premieres THIS THURSDAY, rachel zoe premieres next week, and thank you sweet jesus for beginning the delivery of all my fall fashion magazines. fuck back to school. fall fashion is beginning.