Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iconic pop

As a lifelong fan of the legendary King of Pop (I am utterly heartbroken by his untimely passing), I feel the need to pay tribute to such a style (and music) icon. Throw on a fedora, tie, red leather jacket or sparkly silver glove with everything from skinny jeans to your wedding dress, and I will approve. For now, I would just like to be held, like the river Jordan. We love you MJ.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yellow fever

I am obsessed with canary yellow hues these days, and this little jacket fits the bill. Don't shy away from bright colors unless the thought of being cheerful all day disgusts you. I feel like I can't be an asshole when I'm wearing sunshine yellow, which really isn't fair, but it's all about sacrificing for fashion, right?!

Oh, and I cut my face out of this picture because, I'll be honest, I looked like a troll. HOT.

Splurge worthy: DVF wrap dress

When talking about buying quality over quantity, I think of the Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress. It's a classic, and it's been in style since the 70s when DVF made it famous. Though, that ample bosom in the first picture would have been totally out of style. Good thing I was born in the 80s.

If you're going to buy something expensive, think of it as a fashion investment. Make sure it's crafted well and made from quality material, and only buy items that have proven their style staying power. Then give yourself a pat on the back (or a slap on the ass if you're feeling especially saucy), because you've just entered the most fulfilling fashion commitment of your life. And possibly your most fulfilling commitment in general (heeyyy-ooohhh!).

Wow, I just made a Bret Michaels noise. New low.

Summer layering

If you work in an office and that office is fairly new with sterile looking walls and bland cubicles, than that office probably has a very strong central air conditioning unit that turns your workplace into an icy prison.

I feel your pain. I am constantly cold. When it comes to dressing, with your office in mind, it is probably a good idea to think in layers. I would never wear a strapless dress to work anyways unless I had a cardigan over it, but this is a different way to layer that creates a completely different look, while taking care of the chills.

All I did was throw on my strapless polka dot dress over a black t-shirt and paired it with these red shoes to add some color to the outfit.

I really felt like I was wearing a whole new dress all day. The polka dots and red shoes remind me of Minnie Mouse, and I like that because it takes me back to that happy place when I was a child.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Uniform Project

I don't know what could give you better inspiration to shop your closet than the Uniform Project. Sheena Matheiken, Brooklyn-based designer, has decided to wear the same dress every day for 1 year, and every day she will reinvent the look. The project, besides being about sustainable fashion, is also to raise awareness for the Akanksha Foundation, which is attempting to revolutionize education in India. What's also interesting is that most of the accessories she wears are either vintage, hand made, or a hand-me-down. What a creative way to support a cause and at the same time express yourself. Props to you Sheena!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Onsie Love

I have always avoided onsies with the same fervor that I've avoided unitards. Why would anyone be so brazen to assume a unitard with shorts would look good?

I must say, after trying one on for the first time (Forever 21, $22), I'm sold. I like this one because it's still structured, and has a nice waist-defining detail. I would still avoid the flow-y onsie, because I would prefer to only look pregnant when I actually am pregnant. I'm taking it one step at a time here.

I also put on leggings so as not to appear too sluttish. Yes, I'm wearing leggings under shorts, but somehow I'm OK with it in this instance.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Friday!!

Ahhh!!! It's Friday!!! It could not have come sooner. What are your plans? Do you have an outfit waiting to bust out of your closet? I am wearing this garden lace shift dress in coral if the weather is nice. This is a recent purchase from J.Crew, and it was only $9.99! I have no buyers remorse. Have a good one whatever you do!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dressing up skater pants

Who isn't inspired by Audrey Hepburn these days?—especially with such a focus on vintage. I took these H&M pants, which I believe are marketed towards the skater-genre and wore it with this dressy blouse, black headband, and heals for a more classic look. Add the silver pearls and there it is. I also wanted to share this amazing coat and umbrella combination just for fun.