Friday, November 25, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Inhabit sweater, Le Mont Saint Michel tank, men's Prada pants, Cynthia Rowley shoes, White coat, Balenciaga bag
Last weekend I joined The Streetpeeper Phil Oh, Natalie Joos and Connie from Refinery 29 at the Tribeca Grand to sell some of our extraneous wares. Besides being super fun way to spend a Sunday, it also afforded me the opportunity to become completely obsessed with Phil's closet! I've actually always been a fan of his personal style (which sadly does not get documented enough since he's always on the other side of the camera), but was totally blown away by the pieces he was getting rid of. Being the generous individual he is, at the end of the night he kindly imparted a few of his remaining pieces to me, one of which is the pair of Prada pants I'm wearing, and one of which was the above menswear-inpsired White coat. The coat, funnily enough, was actually a piece Susie Bubble had left at Oh's apartment a few Fashion Weeks ago---and the blogging world comes full circle!
Keeping with the theme of making other people's clothes your own-- Hannah of Chic Heroine did a post of her own based on outfits I've posted on this blog in the past. Not only was it immensely flattering, but it also made me so happy to see someone make my outfit inspiration completely their own--that's one of the main reasons I started and keep maintaining the blog! Love to see people take chances with their style, and if I can even have one iota to do with it, I am completely honored to do so. :)
On a final note--YOU can now make my clothes your own because I FINALLY HAVE ITEMS FOR SALE under the "Shop" tab. There are some real goodies I am heartbroken to part with, but as Destiny's Child once sang, "Bills, Bills, Bills".
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Equipment blouse, Ralph Lauren Blue Label sweater, Carven skirt, Wolford tights, Marc Jacobs shoes
A good skirt is a hard thing to come by. I dedicated myself to the task around my birthday and came up with two options: this Acne skirt (that I still dream about) and the Carven skirt above (from one of my fave e-tailers MyTheresa.com). Sure it's easy to find a straight or slightly a-line (mis)shaped skirt, but if you're looking for a particular body-flattering type--whether pencil, full, or somewhere in between--it can be a perplexing task. Add in wanting a winter-appropriate flannel or tweed and the task is almost impossible. Carven is a great go-to to solve these kind of very important problems. At the pricepoint, I doubt there's a better brand for feminine, yet not overwhelmingly girly takes on staples. They're knits are to-die-for, as are they're impeccably sweet dresses. Although growing increasingly popular, it's still a bit of a secret brand, so you can also be assured not everyone and their mother will have the same skirt as you. The only thing Carven unfortunately didn't satiate is my desire for a felt skirt, unfortunately. In the meantime, however, I'm more than happy with the Carven I ended up with--a hint of schoolgirl, a hint of professor; hell, it's practically the whole school put together! And that's a very good thing because, in my books, there aren't many things better than school (NERD ALERT!).
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Crumpet sweater, Ralph Lauren shirt, Jet by John Eshaya jeans, Converse sneakers
J.W. Anderson sweater, Brooks Brothers shirt, Jet by John Eshaya jeans, Cynthia Rowley shoes
I'm not exactly one for uniforms, but if there was ever one to pique my interest for Fall, this is it: collared shirt, pullover sweater, pants, and flats. Not exactly groundbreaking here, but there's something very enticing about the possibilities the shirt/sweater combo presents. It runs the gamut from casual to dressy, sophisticated to louche--endlessly appropriate for a myriad of occasions. These two outfits are especially speciale because they introduce two new favorite jumpers to the blog! Some of you may recognize the J.W. Anderson from my "5 days" feature, although this time I dressed it down for an easy Friday with some amazing Cynthia Rowley embroidered slippers (yes, the velvet slipper is a trend I wholeheartedly endorse and will participate in). Crumpet may not be so familiar to some of you, but it is a line I can wholeheartedly endorse. They make the cutest feminine knit pieces (see above) and do so at very decent prices. This particular one was a birthday present that I wore on my birthday (as were the sparkly Converse--yes, I was turning 11). The two outfits also exemplify what I can love about the uniform idea--simply changing the shoes between these sweater-shirt-jeans outfits makes oodles of difference in the overall look. I love how such small changes can have such a big impact. Not, THAT, ladies and gentleman is a reason if there ever was one to recommend the idea of "uniform" dressing.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Dries Van Noten sweater, J. Crew turtleneck, YSL Pants, Banana Republic belt, Ungerground creepers, Rag & Bone backpack
Not a little black backpack
In case you missed it (I kinda did), it was Halloween yesterday! And even though I didn't officially "dress up", the holiday spirit got all up in me and shook me around and spit me back out as the perennial [office] clown. My twisted funhouse Dries sweater just couldn't resist the elongated pointy-toe creepers/clown shoes. Throw in some haute YSL hobo dress pants, and you've got yourself a veritable Halloween trick AND treat. At least for me--you know I'll take any excuse to wear large bottoms, and these size 10s (FR 42) are one of my faves. A larger-than-normal size can give standard cuts a whole new dimension and add some forbidden excitement. Sure, everyone always tells you to wear clothes that fit--but sometimes it's fun to wear things that don't fit just right.
Birthday post next! On the of horrors getting O-L-D.