Updated Oct 13, 2012 - 9:10 am
Friday, October 5, 2012 @ 2:29pm
Fall is my favorite season of all time. The air is crisp and cool but not too cold, leaves are changing from bright green to golden brown, and it's generally just a cozy time of year.
Plus, there are SO many adorable trends this fall, which makes it even better. Here's my list of must-haves this fall:
Wrap scarves. So adorable and snuggly, you'll wear one with every outfit. My favorite brands are Echo, Nordstrom, and Chan Luu. Find these brands at Nordstrom or Sway and Cake.
Riding boots. Nordstrom has a few chic styles on sale right now. I'm loving Enzo Angiolini's 'Zayra' boots.
Cashmere sweaters. J. Crew has a TON of these sweaters in every color you could imagine. I also love this polka dot sweater (above) paired with a tangerine scarf. Super cute!
Neutral satchels. Satchels in nude, chocolate, and black are so hot right now. And they hold everything. Bonus! My favorites right now are by Michael Kors (Grayson Logo - Medium), Coach, and Sam Edelman.
Happy shopping, fashionistas!
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 9:43am
Sienna Miller always looks amazing. It helps when you're absolutely gorgeous and have millions of dollars to spend on clothes, but hey, she would probably look good regardless.
Cropped skinnies like the ones Sienna is wearing can still be worn during the fall months and look fabulous paired with flats. Throw a chunky cable-knit sweater over a cotton white blouse and you're ready to head to a lunch date or work.
Get Sienna's laid-back look:
Cropped skinny jeans: Acquaverde ankle skinny jeans in hand-brushed dark, $176.
White or cream button-up blouse: James Perse button down jersey shirt in white, $155.
Cream or camel cable knit sweater: Victoria's Secret slouchy cable cardigan sweater, $59.50.
Black flats: Vince Camuto 'Ellen' flat, $78.95.
Happy shopping, fashionistas!
Thursday, August 9, 2012 @ 7:50am
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely one of the millions of people suddenly obsessed with chevron patterns. I've always loved the design, but lately it's taken over DIY projects, fashion, home decor... basically everything. And I love it.
It's simple, it's beautiful, and most importantly, chevron is oh-so-chic.
Here's where you can find some fun chevron pieces:
J. Crew has an AMAZING sequin turquoise top with a chevron pattern.
Modcloth has an endless supply of charming and utterly adorable dresses, tops, and jackets with chevron patterns.
For DIY projects, check out fabric and art stores for some fun and whimsical materials to create your own chevron rug, scarf, sweater...the possibilities are endless!
Friday, August 3, 2012 @ 12:15pm
If so, it's your lucky day, because LA-based Azature created a brand-new nail polish made of 267-carats of black diamonds. Yes, 267-carats of black diamonds. According to their press release, this bottle is targeted at "the 1-percenters", and they're only producing one bottle. But how could they?! I'm sure there are hundreds of people dying to spend $250,000 on nail polish!
If you don't have the extra dough to buy this polish, which the company of course anticipated, you can snag a budget-friendly bottle for $25. Normally that would be a ridiculous price, but in comparison to $250,000, it's a steal. The 0.5oz bottle contains a single black diamond and will be available at Fred Segal.
Sadly, this isn't the first time a company has created a polish that was an exorborant amount of money. Last year, Model's Own created a polish that sold for $130,000. But the formula in that polish didn't contain diamonds - the bottle was just encrusted in them.
For an ever bigger steal of the $250,000 black diamond nail polish, try Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength Nail Color in Black Diamond ($2).
Thursday, August 2, 2012 @ 7:16am
I know, I know, it's pretty crazy...fall is just around the corner. Summer has been flying by so quickly it's hard to imagine that Seafair is coming up this weekend. And after Seafair, well, it's just a countdown to Labor Day - and before you know it, the leaves start turning hues of orange and yellow...
Okay, I'll stop. But the one great thing about summer coming to a close are all the gorgeous fall pieces hitting store shelves. I went to Portland a couple weekends ago and went shopping at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which, by the way, ends very soon - go now!) and scored some great deals (with no tax, thankyouverymuch) on Hudson skinny jeans, scarves, beautiful boots, and a few sweaters. And I can't forget my glossy new Michael Kors wallet!
And you really know you're ready for summer fashion to end when you start drooling over sweaters, jackets, and boots. Here's some fall inspiration to get you excited:
And if you want to get your hands on some fall goodies, definitely check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (http://shop.nordstrom.com/). Tip: Frye boots are on sale! Les Amis in Fremont (http://lesamis-inc.com) just got in some yummy cashmere sweaters that are super snuggle-worthy (plus they're having a huge summer sale going on right now with some items going for 50% off), and Canopy Blue in Madison Park (http://www.canopyblue.com) has some beautiful new arrivals as well as a sale going on (gotta love sales!).
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 9:09am
No, I'm not talking about a car body style, I'm talking about work wear that transforms from day to night!
The worst part about working in the summertime is seeing the sun streaming through the window against bright blue skies while you sit at your desk, staring at spreadsheets on a computer screen. My favorite part about summer, though, are the happy hour cocktails after work. Sometimes, those happy hour cocktails turn into dinner, which can lead to a fun night out. And it's less than appealing (or comfortable) to wear black slacks and a stiff blouse all night long.
Here are some fun suggestions to make your look day and night ready:
1. Pair a bright, fun skirt with a sleeveless blouse and a fitted blazer. Blazers dress pretty much anything up. Even with denim, you'll look super chic.
2. Throw a jacket over your summer dress and wear with heels or flats. When you're done with work, just take off the jacket and you're all dressed up!
3. Bring some heels with you. Heels can make a casual outfit looked dressed up. Simple as that.
4. Wear your favorite LBD. A simple black dress looks great in a professional setting, and can transition easily to after-work cocktails or dinner. If your favorite LBD is sleeveless, throw on a colorful blazer or cardigan and you're good to go.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 6:07am
Two weeks ago, I came back to Seattle after a relaxing week in Palm Springs. The transition wasn't so bad. Mid-90s in Palm Springs, near 80 in Seattle. I happily wore short sleeves, capris, sandals, and a dress one day. But these last few days feel more like March than May. What's the deal?
Thankfully, there's plenty of bright-colored denim, flirty dresses, and colorful sandals that will brighten up even the grayest of Seattle afternoons. And it's almost June, which means July isn't too far away, which really means...summer is almost here!
So in the meantime, spring into style with these top trends:
1. Colored Denim
If you're too freaked out to wear neon pink jeans, ease your way into the trend with cobalt blue, mint green, or soft coral. Coral is essentially a neutral that will go with nearly anything. And cobalt blue looks stunning paired with a complementary color like orange, or simply pair it with a crisp white blouse. Try J. Brand or Current/Elliott, both designers make super cute skinnies in electrifying hues.
2. Summer Dresses
Like denim, I'm loving all the bright-colored dresses everywhere. Citrus, fuschia, and blue ombre minis and maxis stand alone and don't need too many accessories paired with them. If you're heading to a beach for a little spring vacation, look around for maxi dresses by Gypsy. They're light,airy, and look stunning with a flat sandal and a chunky bangle.
3. Knits and Lace
I just found an amazing dress from Sway & Cake on 6th and Stewart by Eternal Sunshine Creations Clothing. Simple, fun, and heavy enough that it won't snag on my purse. The detailed embroidery made it worth the price! Lace is also so sweet, simple, and elegant. I've seen them on skirts, shorts, tops, swimwear, and pretty dresses. Pair a white lacy top with medium-wash denim or soft prints.
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 7:55am
Okay guys, it's been a while, but I'm back!
Let's start off with some fun fashion news for Friday the 13th…
First and foremost, have you heard about Calvin Klein's new 'Katniss' dress? I knew the Hunger Games would certainly inspire a lot of different things, but not high-end fashion. Check it out here:
Oh, and if you're interested, the beige frock will set you back $5,000. But at least you'll battle in the arena in style!
Speaking of Hunger Games, it's become quite the theme for weddings recently. Buzzfeed posted a wedding photo gallery (beautiful photos too, I must say). The bride carried a bow and arrow, held colorful berries in her hands, and incorporated a mockingjay pin into her wedding cake.
And finally, rounding out the odd fashion stories, a woman in San Francisco is accused of attacking a man with the heel of her Louboutin shoe.
The woman was outside a San Francisco bar when she understandably took off her heels in exchange for some flip flops in her purse (it's hard walking in those things, you know), when a man accidentally knocked over one of her treasured Louboutins. So, of course, the man accompanying the woman punched the guy in the face. I mean, WHO kicks your Louboutins? The man who committed this fashion crime was taken aback and asked why he was punched over a shoe. That angered the woman, who took her heel and smashed into the guy's skull. The man is okay, but after spending the night in the hospital, he posted a photo on Facebook and Twitter and offered a reward of $500 for the name of the Louboutin-wielding attacker. More on this story here.
Happy Friday, fashionistas!