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Alice and Olivia Shopbop Lookbook!
November 25, 2009, 11:35 pm
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I’ve always loved Alice and Olivia.  Although a little premature (even a holiday lover like myself doesn’t understand why candy canes are stocked in grocery stores in October) They’ve put together some great outfits for the holiday season! I love their use of sequins. Everybody knows that New Year’s is what sequins were made for…

 

Source: shopbop



Retro luggage: scaramanga.co.uk!

After falling in love with my mom’s old brown leather backpack (I blogged about it this summer with pictures), I’ve been trying to look for a messenger bag with a same type of soft buttery brown leather. I’ve looked everywhere and never seemed to find the perfect cheap functional style. Finally, I’ve found it! Although the company is from the UK, I think it still might be worth ordering from, despite shipping costs. Scaramanga sells vintage/retro leather travel bags. The company was established in 2006 in Fife, Scotland. Here are pictures of several types of bags the company makes….I’m a sucker for beautiful leatherr

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Source: scaramanga.co.uk CHECK IT OUTT



Fashion Rocks!
August 19, 2009, 4:37 pm
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Let’s face it, the rock and roll lifestyle is awesome. If the crazy parties, completely over the top performances and worshipping fans weren’t enough, what about the leathers, feathers and studs rock stars get to wear? This season fashion continues its love affair with rock and roll…Here are some great ways to channel your inner rock star…

 

Sass and Bide Listen Up Top

Sass and Bide Listen Up Top

 

Antik Batik Kassi Cross Body Bag

Antik Batik Kassi Cross Body Bag

Made Her Think Kissing Talons Cuff

Made Her Think Kissing Talons Cuff

Made Her Think Pendulum Ring

Made Her Think Pendulum Ring

Rich and Skinny studded denim

Rich and Skinny studded denim

 

ROSEGOLD Enid Grommet Strap Booties

ROSEGOLD Enid Grommet Strap Booties

 

Torn by Ronny Kobo Saba Leather Tuxedo Blazer

Torn by Ronny Kobo Saba Leather Tuxedo Blazer

Source: Shopbop.com



Fringe, Fringe, Fringe!
August 17, 2009, 6:51 pm
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I’m completely over fringe boots, but fringe jackets? Never! I just bought a really great beige colored one last weekend and I can’t wait to wear it. It reminds of something Sienna Miller would have worn in Alfie. Anyways, This guy was on Knightcat and I love how he rocked his fringe! So fun!

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Source: http://www.knighttcat.com



More Brogues…
August 17, 2009, 6:27 pm
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I completely forgot about the Brogues Urban outfitters has right now…I just saw them in the catalogue.  Also probably the best combination EVER–our favorite boot company Frye boots has come out with two pairs of  Oxford shoes (one heeled and one flat)! I think the black heels are awesome! More stylish brogues…

 

Frye Erin Oxford $168

Frye Erin Oxford $168

 

Frye Chelsea Studded Oxford $238

Frye Chelsea Studded Oxford $238

 

Candela NYC Spectator Oxford $198 (online only)

Candela NYC Spectator Oxford $198 (online only)

Vida Cutout Oxford $78

Vida Cutout Oxford $78

Source: urbanoutfitters.com



Trends: Brogues
August 15, 2009, 2:47 pm
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Some people call them “Brogues” others call them “Oxfords.” At first I was a little apprehensive about the shoe, but now I’m dying to get my hands on a pair. You dress them up or down.  They also come in a wide range of colors and have a very comfortable vintage-y feel. They would look great with a pair of dark tights or cropped trousers. Here are some great versions of the Brogue shoe…

 

KROW lace up shoe

KROW lace up shoe

KURT-Lace Up Brogue

KURT-Lace Up Brogue

KROW Brogue Shoe

KROW Brogue Shoe

 

 

 

 

 

KRUZ Leather Lace Up

KRUZ Leather Lace Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these are from TopShop (can order from the store in NYC)

All of these are from TopShop (can order from the store in NYC)

 Repetto also makes some great versions of Brogues. I would post pictures but they’re too big. Check them out for yourself at Repetto.com. 

 

Source: topshop.com, Repetto.com



Trend: Velvet
July 24, 2009, 3:45 pm
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While I always thought of velvet as a fabric for older women, this month’s issue of Vogue says otherwise. With young designers such as Alexander Wang designing hip velvet bomber jackets, velvet has become the new obsession for Fall.  

 

Velvet Motorcycle jacket Alexander Wang

Velvet Motorcycle jacket Alexander Wang

Velvet legging

Velvet legging

 

Alexander Wang velvet vest

Alexander Wang velvet vest

The Olsens seem to be huge fans of the fabric…especially in crazy colors

 

at JFK airport-velvet jacket

at JFK airport-velvet jacket

Launch of influence-Ashley's velvet coat

Launch of influence-Ashley's velvet coat

Mary Kate in crazy pink velvet coat

Mary Kate in crazy pink velvet coat

Source: shopbop.com, openingceremony.com, people.com



The Perfect Boyfriend Jean…
July 13, 2009, 2:10 am
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Have you guys ever tried looking for the perfect pair of baggy pants? I’m not talking about your average great fit jean, nor am I referring to the goes-with-everything skinny.  I mean the perfect pair of slouchy, but flattering jeans.  The jeans that you can throw on at anytime. The jeans that look like you picked them off your boyfriend’s apartment floor, but they manage to fit you in that sexy, disheveled sort of way. The pair that are comfortable, casual and completely stylish.  Well, I swear I have found them.  Ladies, if you have an ass it’s ok, if you don’t have an ass it’s also ok.  If your legs aren’t perfectly toned or skinny, or if they are, it’s all ok, because these pants are perfect for all of you.  I recently stumbled upon an amazing 70% off boutique sale this weekend and realized just how great Current/Elliot jeans really are.  While they may be expensive (I got mine on sale!), they’re well worth it. If you’re looking for the perfect boyfriend jean, Current/Elliot is your brand.  

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Source: shopbop.com



Summer Platforms

Sandals and wedges, so last year! This summer it’s all about Woven platforms. Here are some of our favorite celebrities wearing the latest trend in summer shoes…

 

Ashley leaving Barneys in a pair of Henry Cuir Wooven slides

Ashley leaving Barneys in a pair of Henry Cuir Woven slides

 

Sienna Miller leaving Cafe de Paris in London in Alejandro Ingelmo Woven platform slingbacks

Sienna Miller leaving Cafe de Paris in London in Alejandro Ingelmo Woven platform slingbacks



Pally’s Jersey Dresses
June 12, 2009, 3:08 am
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I’ve always been a fan of Rachel Pally. While I’m a fan of style, I also happen to be a fan of comfort.  Rachel Pally achieves both my criteria with her beautifully cut comfortable jersey dresses.  Much of her inspiration seems to come from Grecian ideals.  This season her dresses come in bright eye popping colors ready for the summer heat! Here are some of my favorite pieces…

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Source: http://www.shopbop.com