Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Drop Waist Drama

Someone once told me to save my clothes because fashion is cyclical and things always come back in style. This could not be truer for the drop waist dress. And while I will not be sporting my mom’s drop waist dress from circa 1985, today's more updated versions are flirty and chic. With the holidays fast approaching, why not update your party style with one of these beauties?

For a Holiday Party: Oasis Isabelle 60's Diamond Dress ON SALE!!
For a Date: Oasis Jacquard Drop Hem Dress
For a Gallery Opening: Reiss Eos Black Tiered Dress
For Every Day: Top Shop Drop Waist Shift Dress ON SALE!!
For a Cocktail Party: Coast via ASOS Muse Dress ON SALE!!
For Work :Dorothy Perkins Drop Waist Dress ON SALE Now for $17

Friday, October 26, 2012

Links A la Mode

I am so happy that my blog post featuring a Reiss Fisherman's Sweater 4 Ways has been featured in this week's IFB Links A la Mode weekly round-up. Everyone take the time to have a look at some of the wonderful blogs featured this week. 
Happy Friday All!

Puttin’ in Work

Edited by: Jess of Fresh Jess

The bloggers are hard at work this season! This week’s roundup goes well beyond your usual outfit posts. What have IFB’s independent designers and stylists been cooking up in their studios lately? What off-the-beaten-path trends have you been exploring lately? Who is inspiring fashionable Halloween costumes this season? Which bloggers and designers are other bloggers fancying in recent weeks? All of these answers and more await you in this week’s Links a la Mode roundup. There are some truly unique and interesting voices being heard this week. Keep it up IFB!
Camo Meets Couture: Wardrobe Diaries: Fine Feathered Threads
Coolsario: Backstage of a Fashion Show
Delphina Luxe: Le Mercredi des Bijoux: BeadFeast Love
DNA Stylix: Honeycomb Influence
Fashion is Evolution: What I Wore Today (Pajama Game)
Kelly Dillon: All Black
La Chic Couture: 4 Ways to Style A Faux-Leather Pleated Skirt
Lifestyle Flash: Investment Piece Wishlist
Mairead Lee: Peroni Moda Awards (Part 1)
Morbid Glamour: Diastema, The Famous “Gap Teeth”
On a Brick Lane: Hippie Love
Purushu: Celeb-Inspired Styling Shoot
Rock My Heels: Outfit Ideas: Green Skinny Jeans & Chanel-Inspired Jacket
Sam Ipsa Loquitor: Suitcase Remix
Style Tab: DIY Pretty Painted Pumpkins
Sugar & Spice: 5 Pieces to Update Your Work Wardrobe for AW12
Tha Darlinh: 10 Great Blogs on the Rise
The Closet Coach: How to Dress for Casual Fridays
Travelling Fashion: Fisherman’s Sweater 4 Ways
Wish Upon a Smile: My Bo-Peeps: Cruella de Vil, Jafar & The Mad Hatter Halloween Outfit Ideas

Shopbop Bags: Malene Birger, orYANY, Milly Bags, Chloe, Tory Burch, McQ, Hindmarch,Botkier, Lim& Alexander Wang Handbags
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE where you see “Links a la mode next week’s date (official)”. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode widget on the right side of the blog, and will be published later today. ~ Jennine

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Weekly Color Combo

I love unexpected color combos, so I will be dedicating a weekly post to great color pairings. In this weeks post I am focusing on pink and burgundy. These two colors work really well together. By combining blush tones to rich reds you are adding eye catching depth to an outfit. I would love some ideas on other color combinations to feature, so please leave me a comment below with color combos you would like to see!

1. H&M Burgundy Pants ONLY $34.95
2. Reiss Daphne Nude Contrast Fabric Shirt
3. J.Crew Bubble Necklace also on SALE here for $69.99
4. Oasis Double Face Full Skirt
5. J.Crew Double-Cloth Symphony Coat
Image Sourced From Musings In Femininity

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend Away!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fisherman's Sweater 4 Ways

Anyone who has ever lived in or is from England will know that there is a very good possibility you could be wearing a sweater all year. Now that I have moved to a slightly warmer, more predictable climate (Atlanta, Georgia), I find myself missing those cold rainy English days, all bundled up in a sweater. I love the fisherman's sweater - there is something very Hemingwayesque about it. Not only is the fisherman's sweater a must for the colder months, it can also be worn in a variety of ways. How would you wear this beautiful Reiss sweater?

Fishermen SweaterReiss Dana Sweater: On Sale Now !
1. Oasis Faux Leather Skater SkirtCoach Legacy Candace CarryallMadewell Mini Wedge in Calf Hair
2. J Brand Boyfriend Fit JeansReiss Dakota Prune Pony Hair Top Handel Bag/ Kate Spade Kimmy Wedge
3. Top Shop Leather Look Biker TrousersTory Burch Penelope ClutchMadewell The Teddy Loafer In Glitter
4.Oasis Scallop ShortsOasis Pony Leopard Clutch BagASOS Adelaide Leather Chelsea Boot

More sweaters to keep you warm this winter!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Massimo Dutti: European Style Comes to America

The universe must know that I am missing my European life as one of my favorite brands has made it to this side of the pond. Massimo Dutti is clean, sleek European style. I discovered this store while living in Berlin and quickly found myself wandering in their Friedrichstraße location more frequently than I care to admit. I particularly like their boy-meets-girl shoes, made more feminine with a bit of glitter and other adornments. Have a look at all the amazing things this brand has to offer. Check out their website for a little online retail therapy here, or visit their new NYC location on Fifth Avenue! Happy Monday Shopping!

All images from the Massimo Dutti Website , All images have been edited for this post

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shop Zara Home

While living in London, one of my favorite places to shop for chic home goods was Zara Home. Already being my ‘go to’ place for amazing clothes and shoes, it was no surprise that I would fall in love with Zara’s home goods concept. Being a student and/or working in my first job, I had limited funds but still wanted my space to be as stylish as financially possible. The great thing about Zara Home is that it offers a designer feel for an affordable price. Now that I have moved back to the US I am very happy that I can fill my new life with an old favorite. Visit Zara Home's new US website here, and check out all of the amazing pieces!

Colorful Accessories: Bertil Vase and Olof Vase
Nesting Tables: Monocle Nest of Tables
Chic Rug: Istambul Rug
Cozy Throw: Apache Throw
Cool Gold Details: Vernon Tea Pot and Punk Tumbler
Whimsical Touches: Pedro Candle

Monday, October 8, 2012

Adorn Your Collar

At the beginning of the summer, while strolling through Forever 21, I spotted a rhinestone collar necklace. Four months later, it has become my most worn piece of jewelry. The most chic way to wear this piece is layered under a buttoned-up collared shirt. These necklaces add instant detail and dimension to any outfit.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Faux Leather VS Real Leather

Ever since the first hint of the fall season I have been doing my research on leather pants (a staple for this season). The major question for me was: do I buy the real deal or go down the faux route? I did my research and heard many convincing arguments from both sides. Faux leather is inexpensive, animal friendly and, if in the end you decide leather pants are not for you, not a big loss. On the other hand, real leather feels amazing and looks much richer. The cons for real leather are that leather can stretch and lose its shape, you need to bring them to a specialty cleaner and they cost a fortune! In the end I chose a pair of faux leather pants from H&M, and to be honest, I think they are just as good as any real pair I have tried on (plus they can be washed in the washer)!

H&M top and faux leather pants old. Check out get the look at the bottom of the post! 

H&M Ring/ Coach Bag Old 

Get the Look

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mix Your Prints!

Mixing different prints is one of my favorite ways to add a little spice to my outfits. Sometimes it seems as if people are conditioned to think that print mixing is a fashion don't. It’s a huge fashion do! It can be a bit tricky but it’s all about having fun and trial and error. If you’re not too sure about it, take baby steps – try a striped shirt with leopard print shoes. Check out Karla's look at Karla's Closet  here. The pattern is broken up by the bottoms and makes the mix more subdued. If you’re a bit bolder, try mixing animal print with a winter floral. I can't get enough of this combo and have seen it on everyone from Oliva Palermo to Blair Eadie
 of Atlantic-Pacific; check out their looks here and here. What are your thoughts on mixing prints?
If you aren't already, follow me on Pinterest and Twitter!

Baby Steps: H&M Striped TopReiss Magenta Slim Leg JeansCalvin Klein BootsTory Burch Priscilla Clutch
Dive Right In: Top Shop Animal Print ShirtTop Shop Winter Floral Cigarette PantsASOS Scala High HeelsASOS Leather & Pony Clutch