Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shopping List: Organza Skirts

I can't believe I'm saying this but the holiday season is just around the corner. Halloween is this Friday and then, while you're still nursing your hangovers (or, you know, stomachaches from all the candy) on Saturday morning you'll stumble into Starbucks only to be greeted with peppermint and yuletide spirits (But let's be honest, I cannot wait for the peppermint mocha to make it's long-awaited return). 

Once you get used to the idea that as of November 1st, the holiday season has begun, you'll realize with horror: Shit. This means I need a holiday party dress! Because between family gatherings, office luncheons, and Christmastime galas (what? A girl can dream!) you're gonna need a new sparkly dress or two. And last year's tired version will simply NOT suffice! So what style dress should you be looking for?

How about a maxi (or midi) dress with a sheer organza skirt? These dresses have been everywhere lately, from the runways of Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino to the stars of street style.
Valentino | Anja Rubik | Stella McCartney | Hanneli Mustaparta | Erdem
Semi-see-through organza skirts are fun and festive for the season, and it's a nice way to show some leg while still covering up and staying warm(ish).

These dresses/skirts are perfect for a fancy holiday party or formal event, but I also love when they're styled with sneakers, floppy hats, and other casual accents for a dressed up/dressed down vibe.

Are you hoping to try a sheer skirt this holiday season?


Monday, October 27, 2014

Trending: Fancy Pants

image source: Tommy Ton
Blue jeans are fantastic. A wardrobe staple, a classic, a must-have, etc. But do you ever slip on a pair of indigo jeans and feel a bit...bored? Sure, the classic pants are great, but there's got to be something more out there.

Lucky for you style stars who feel the monotony of the traditional blue jean, designers out there have similarly felt your plea and have combated the denim doldrums with new embellishments and bedazzelements.

With these jeans, you'll never feel dull again!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank You!

Thank you everybody! My goal was to reach 1000 Pinterest followers by the end of October and I did it! I just wanted to thank everyone for following me not just on Pinterest but on all my different social media platforms (there's so many these days, it's hard to keep up with them all!). 

I love you guys and you are the reason why I blog. If just one person is inspired to try a new trend or take an interest in fashion, well, I've succeeded.

So thank you. 

Now let's have some cake!

Friday, October 24, 2014

3 Looks to Inspire Your Fall Outfits

The leaves are changing, and so are your wardrobe options. You find yourself reaching for you denim cutoffs less and less and pulling on the oversized sweaters more as the temperature drops and the seasons shift. But after so many months of warm weather, how does one even dress for fall!?!? The change of seasons can be alarming and overwhelming when it means that the uniform you perfected for the summer months (for me, a lacy dress and a thin scarf, topped off with sandals or sneakers) is no longer of any use.

Yes, fall outfits can be overwhelming, but luckily we live in a time when we can easily draw inspiration from the style greats. That's right, I'm talking about the street style stars of fashion week/month and beyond.

So look no further for some great new ways to wear your favorite looks this fall. These girls provide the inspiration, and I'm showing you how to get the looks for yourself! Easy as 1, 2, 3, am I right?
Source: Style du Monde
No print screams "FALL!" louder than plaid does, so why not wear an outfit made of solely plaid prints to celebrate all things checked and crosshatched? The key is to make sure you have a large array of colors and widths. If you have a small plaid print button-down, throw on a buffalo plaid skirt. Variety is key.
Source: Stockholm Street Style
One of my favorite looks for fall? My oversized knit sweater and the miniest of skirts. It's a great way to look cute without showing too much skin (for modesty and warmth reasons, tbh). On-trend thigh-high boots add a whole new level to this proportion-mixing outfit.

Plus, if it's really freezing out there, just throw on some tights (patterned or solid, it's up to you!) and the effect is still the same. Chic no matter the weather!

Source: Style du Monde
No joke, I love a good Canadian tuxedo. It's a great way to look equal parts casual and polished. Denim is everywhere right now, and in new forms (eg. denim skirts and coats) so there are plenty of ways to get creative with your denim-on-denim pairings. A chambray button-down + distressed denim pencil skirt = fashion gold. Denim robe coat + raw-hem jeans = pure JEANius! 

Oh lord, I crack myself up sometimes. But yeah, Canadian tuxedos are fabulous and you should be wearing them this fall.
What are your fall fashion tips?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014)

On Monday the 20th of October, we lost a legend. I've always loved Oscar de la Renta and his fun, elegant designs. From Hollywood starlets to the fashionable First Ladies, Oscar was the go-to guy for a glamorous, scene-stealing dress.

In a fashion world that is stuck somewhere between no-frills normcore and high-concept avant-garde, there's something to be said about a designer who just wants to make beautiful things. And that is something that Mr. De La Renta did so well. One of the last beacons of the old guard of fashion, he lived for glamour and fun. We will truly miss him.

Here are a few of my favorite looks by the iconic designer:

runway images from