August 31, 2011

summer's swan song

While I'm sad to see summer go, I have to say that I am freakin' STOKED for fall. Easily my favorite time of year. The layering, the rich colors, furs (faux, of course), prints, boots, scarves. So excited.

Outfitting is sort of hanging on to the warm weather, but still incorporating some early fall pieces. It doesn't have to be awkward, although I know everyone is dying to start wearing their oversized sweaters and tights. This is the time where the sweaters are starting to come on, still with bare legs, or long pants with short-sleeves, etc. Here are some of my favorite late-summer outfitting inspirations:

Jenna Lyons 
I have a girl-crush on JCrew's creative director and style savior, Jenna Lyons, along with the rest of the world. She knows how to make style effortless.

Alexa Chung 

I'm not sure where Alexa found these amazing overalls, but I'm sure you could find some in a thrift store easily.

Kylie Minogue 

She's one that I forget about, and I'm not sure why, especially when I see this outfit. A breezy button-down in leopard print is a perfect transition piece. Not too heavy for warm weather, but a perfect fall staple as well.

Blake Lively 

A cobalt blue Chanel bag? Yes, please.

Whitney Port

Amazing pants on Whitney, who in the past, always played it so safe. I'm glad to see her being more adventurous.

August 26, 2011

studs 'n lace

Dex Lace Sweater - Von Maur
Cambridge Satchel Company Fluro- RSVP Gallery
Jeffrey Campbell Lita Stud- Solestruck
Moto Acid Wash Jamie Jeans- Topshop
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!- Sephora
Linda Farrow x Alexander Wang Cat Eye Sunglasses- RSVP Gallery

Side note: I ordered the orange Cambridge satchel from RSVP Gallery, a Chicago-based boutique that sells Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Christopher Kane, etc. They were so prompt with my shipping and it arrived today wrapped up very nicely. I will definitely order from their site again. Oh, and I LOVE my bag! I will post pictures soon.

August 25, 2011

fancy seeing you again

Holy hiatus. Time to blow the proverbial dust off the old blog and start again! Never fear; much to discuss.

Omaha Fashion Week is currently taking place, followed by the much-anticipated NEW YORK FASHION WEEK  (September 8th-15th). So excited to see what is in store for us in the springtime. I will have photos from Saturday night's finale show.

Fall is the best time of year, especially for fashion. The colors, the heavier knits, boots, and everything is leopard print (I'm quite the fan, in case you didn't know). Also on the radar: giant graphic polka dots. Yes. You remember from Marc Jacobs? Well, here's a refresher and the top item on my Die-For list:

Marc Jacobs Spotted Teddies shearling hobo bag - Net-a-Porter


                                           And only $1,500.  No big deal. Happy to be back!