Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Favorite trends for Fall 2007

Thought I'd do a post on some of my favorite things that were featured in this fall's runway shows. Enjoy!

one.
grey

I don't know about you guys but this is one of my favorite new trends mainly because I think that it is so versatile. I'd wear it with anything- brown, black, purple, blue... etc. etc. And I'm a huge fan of black and wear it all year round (not in a goth kind of way but in a cute way... well you get my point) and I think that grey may be my new black for the fall and winter- and that is really saying a lot.

runway:

Yves Saint Laurent

luxe:

Waist tie sack dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim, $605, at net-a-porter

less:

Ayuka Dress by Diane von Furstenberg, $385, at shopbop

two.
jumpers

YAY! Jumpers are back! Finally! I love these things to death- they're awesome to put on over a t-shirt or a blouse and I love them in the winter when I can wear them with tights and boots.

runway:

DKNY

luxe:

Patch Pocket Jumper by Rachel Pally, $229, at shopbop

less:

Button-Trim Pinafore Mini Dress by Juicy Couture, $148, at saks fifth avenue

three.
crocodile

Like the trend and I definitely do not think I'm ever going to buy a real crocodile anything (sorry I would just feel super bad- like I killed the crocodile or alligator or whatever) but I think I'll do the trend in a more subtle (and fake) way. Shoes are always a good option and belts are great to liven up an outfit.

runway:

Hèrmes

luxe:

Madeline Crocodile Sandal by Michael Kors, $975, at neiman marcus

less:

Devi Kroell for Target Hobo, $34.99, at target

four.
layering

Acutally not really a new trend but I've personally always loved layering myself so I just thought I'd include it. Great thing just in general- I love doing t-shirts under dresses and then a sweater and a coat with tights and boots on the bottom. That is pretty much what I wear every day during fall and winter (assuming it's not too cold).

runway:

3.1 Phillip Lim

luxe:

Bi La Li Empire Line Dress, $493, at net-a-porter


Elongated alpaca sweater by Chloé, $580, at net-a-porter


Leather Biker Jacket by Rick Owens, $1980, at net-a-porter


Lapino suede boot shoes by Christian Loubotin, $770, at net-a-porter

less:

Lux Metallic Foil Dress, $48, at urban outfitters


Lux Printed Cowl Neck Top, $48, at urban outfitters


Stretch vintage cord Charlie jacket by JCrew, $118, at jcrew


Duplex Boot (in black patent) by Steve Madden, $130, at steve madden

five.
two-tone

Another thing I'm way excited about. Two-tone is awesome just with everything. My favorite would have to be the DVF number, I actually majorly splurged and bought it the other day just because I couldn't resist how gorgeous it was and I LOVE it! Even though it is only August, I've already worn it twice and I paired it with silver heels and a cropped summery jacket and it actually totally worked.

runway:

Diane Von Furstenberg

luxe:

Organza bubble hem dress by Lela Rose, $1150, at net-a-porter

less:

Dot Wool Jacquard Colorblock Dress by Milly, $356, at shopbop

six.
gold dresses

Love pretty much anything gold and these dresses are no exception. I'd wear them with tights and booties or chunky heels. the other great thing is that you can either dress them up or down depending on the occasion. I've been known to wear my metallic dresses under think chunky sweaters with tights for the day and go with a leather jacket and heels at night. Just an option...

runway:

3.1 Phillip Lim

luxe:

Metallic Mini Dress by ABS, $195, at saks fifth avenue

less:

Lux Quilted Metallic Dress, $58, at urban outfitters




Luvs,
Shopaholic

Sunday, August 19, 2007

'There are two kinds of women...you're the worst kind. You're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance'

Movie quote from 'When Harry Met Sally'. Hilarious (if not crazy) movie. Meg Ryan is seriously like my idol... I still watch 'You've got Mail' like it came out yesterday... :-)
Anyways, voilà the sunday post on the week's fashion/accessory/shoe bests as well as the best dressed and a photo. Hope everyone had an awesome weekend. Enjoy!

Week's Clothing Obesession:

Posie Pea Coat by Free People, $168, at free people
Love the buttons and the military-ish grey.

Week's Accessory Addiction:

Buffalo Plaid Scarf, $20, at urban outfitters
Like the classic white/black combination, and at an unbeatable price too.

Week's Shoe Must Have:

Snakeskin flat with elastic strap by Rafe, $250, at rafe
Loving the snakeskin and the elastic strap.

Week's Beauty Buy:

Tinted Lip Balm by Bobbi Brown, $15, at bobbi brown
Actually love this stuff, I got at few tubes and it is surprisingly moisturizing and comes in some very cute and wearable colors.

Week's Best Photo:

unknown, via face hunter
the heart shaped glasses, white embroidered dress, purple leggings...

Week's Best Dressed:
First Place:

Nicole Richie in Emilio Pucci
Loving the dress, and by the way, am I the only one who is superimpressed with her maternity clothes??

Honorable Mentions:

Julia Stiles in Zac Posen


Lauren Conrad in Mint Jodi Arnold


Mischa Barton in See by Chloe
Loving the color block dress but not so much her new dark hair color...


Kate Bosworth in Libertine for Target


Luvs,
Shopaholic

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Whoever said orange was the new pink is seriously disturbed" (Legally Blonde)

Well first off I am SO sorry that I haven't posted in over a week! So so horrible of me, especially after my long hiatus at camp and now this... I was just sooo caught up with tennis, summer reading, watching grey's re-runs and just doing nothing (my favorite thing to do) that I have been a terrible blogger! Sorry about that but I'm working on a handful of posts right now so there are more to come!


The ultimate pink-wearing queen: Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (sorry, I just had to put the picture in here because I was watching the movie the other night with some friends and I had forgotten how good it was!)

So I don't know about you but I was having some serious issues trying to interpret the new pink trend for fall. I had absolutely NO idea how to pull it off! Anyways, I did some looking around online and I think I found some cute pink clothes/accessories that are wearable and then I gave some tips on how to pull it off. Enjoy!

runway:




I found these articles in teen vogue and lucky after I made the post. I thought I may just include them for kicks.




how to get in on the trend:


for the truly daring


Claybrooke collarless trench coat by Burberry, $1295, at net-a-porter
Perhaps my favorite thing by far. It's a shame that the price is just a tad over my limit but I can always dream... hehe. But I love the black buttons and the dark magenta color.


Rich & Skinny Leggy Jean, $176, at shopbop


Sparkle & Fade Shiny Leggings by Urban Outfitters, $24, at urban outfitters
Gosh well I may just worship you if you can pull these babies off. I most definitely could not but to all those daring fashionistas with enough fashion sense to make these look good, I will seriously hail you as my fashion savior.

for the trendy fashion addict


Revival Floral Tunic by Free People, $98, at free people
I really love the design at the bottom of this dress, gorgeous!!


Jeffrey Campbell Vivid Heel, $98, at urban outfitters


Clarice Wool Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $358, at shopbop
Oh my goodness, probably my second favorite thing here. I love the cut and the keyhole at the top with the black accent button.


Moyna bag, $76, at moyna


Alexis Windbreaker by Forever 21, $22.80, at forever 21
cheap + chic= love it


Flared mini dress by Milly, $410, at net-a-porter
One of my other favorite things- loving the black accent bow at the top= complete genius!

for the subtle trendsetter


OPI nail color in Strawberry Margherita, $7.00, at OPI
Wearing this color right now and it is a pretty pink, especially for your toes.


Skinny Leather Belt by Miu Miu, $195, at net-a-porter
A fabulous belt to do over a brown sweater or a tunic.


Jersey Headband by Forever 21, $2.80, at forever 21


Egyptian cotton cardigan by Jcrew, $68, at jcrew


how to pull it all off:

It's really all about balancing out the color, subtle and dark hues work great.
If you're going to go with the classic pink dress, I'd suggest accessorizing with black tights and either black chunky heels or booties. Like these:

Sparkle & Fade Opaque Tights, $12, at urban outfitters


Kork-ease patent wedge, $158, at urban outfitters


Duplex boot by Steve Madden, $130, at steve madden

If you're going to go with the pants, I'd suggest doing a classic white shirt (button-down is an option) and a jean jacket and maybe pair it with a pair of booties like the ones above.

Classic jean jacket by Gap, $50, at gap

If you're going to go with the pink coat (trench or bomber) I'd suggest doing the classic black or navy trousers underneath with a button down and a sweater vest on top.

Solid deep V-neck vest by Jcrew, $59.50, at jcrew


City-fit lightweight wool twill wide-leg cuffed trouser by Jcrew, $148, at jcrew


Luvs,
Shopaholic