Thursday, September 10, 2009

Seaside caper

Mediterranean vacation
Mediterranean vacation by The Cosmopolitan Clevelander featuring J Crew

With the nautical stripe you can bring this shirt with you anywhere from Cape Cod to a coastal town in the mediterranean, and in my case, to Cleveland. It's by a lake. That works.
The nautical stripe works best with basics such as navy or neutrals like this khaki pleated skirt. The skirt almost looks a little nautical itself as well as the gold jewlery.
The large, round sunglasses gives it a sixties, retro vibe. 

Everyone loves an Italian girl, including George Clooney. CNN covered this extensively. It will soon become a national trend. 

Shirt: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Earrings: H&M
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Sunglasses: Pac Sun

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lady is a Vamp

I was going to wear this grey and black dress with a boyfriend jacket, but it ended up being too much black. So when I pulled out my ever-trusty red, fitted jacket I knew it would achieve some of the latet trends for fall—red and vampires. So I have included a picture of Edward for your viewing pleasure because I know you are all swooning over him right now.
My favorite vampire, however, will always be Leslie Neilson, Dracula: Dead and loving it.
Something about the shape of this jacket makes it look good with almost anything, and the deep red is irresistable—it's science! It especially looks good over the bubble skirt of this dress. I wore this outfit with flats, but I think it would look especially good with a pair of ankle booties. I really want a pair and still haven't bought any yet!
I also broke out the gold jewelry because it's such a nice compliment to the red, and it adds to that whole vampire feeling.

Jacket: Consignment
Dress: Marshalls
Leggings: Target
Necklace: H&M
Earrings: Gilt Group
South Dakota black hills gold ring: Pawn shop

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Black, white and hot all over

I love this dress, and though typically I make any excuse to wear it, on this particular day, I was a bit of a cranky tank because I was unhappy about where I was going in it. Rewind 5 weeks before this picture was taken, and you will see me agreeing to be a coworker's date to a slow motion, as my inner voice screams "Nooo!" and my mouth says "suuuure."

Let it be known that I can't think of any excuses, let alone legitimate excuses, at 8:15 a.m. That said, it wasn't that bad, and this cute, comfortable number made it all the more bearable. If I had been wearing it for a hot date, I might have spruced it up with some feminine details (such as the romantic pearls and bowed belt and heels), and a tough leather jacket to balance the slight Minnie Mouse feel.

In reality, I wore a giant turquoise ring to double as a brass knuckle in case of emergency.