Because This Is Spring

Posted on May 14, 2014

These are two outfits this week that I felt epitomized Spring in one way or another.  I was trying to find the common thread between them, but I was unable to find anything concrete enough to give the topic any air.  So after a short deliberation over the subject matter, I realized that the similarity between the two of them is simply their seasonal appropriateness.  It is finally Spring, and as long awaited as it was, it was well worth it.  And there are outfits to prove it.

The first ensemble is semi-reminiscent of the D&G Spring 2010 RTW collection, which featured humongous tiered skirts, denim shirts, and eyelet everywhere.  The second features a current wardrobe favorite of mine: the sleeveless trench.  It is incredibly versatile, and I plan on wearing it as long as the weather remains tepid enough for me to withstand the layering.

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At The Ankle

Posted on April 29, 2014

We have all grown to know and love the midi length in our lives.  It is obsessively hunted, purchased, worn, and posted the world over, and it seems to be the sartorial staple of the year.  But it may need to move its fabulous self over a tad to make room for the new new length: the ankle length.  If you thought it couldn’t get any chicer, think again.  Ankle length skirts are resurfacing and they are fresher than ever, in the form of ball gown skirts, pleats, and dresses.  The perfect necessary space for showcasing the shoes, ankle grazing skirts and dresses are ladylike, yet maintain their cool factor and remain current.  And while I can’t say I’ve moved on from the midi just yet, I can’t help but indulge in this trend right now.

 

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T Shirt: Theory / Denim Jacket: Zara sim / Skirt: RED Valentino / Shoes: Lanvin / Sunnies: Prada

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Dress: Issa / Shoes Aquazzura / Belt: J. CrewIMG 5205 681x1024 At The AnkleIMG 5166 718x1024 At The Ankle

Sweatshirt: LPD New York / Skirt: Charles Henry sim / Mules: Alexander Wang / Sunnies: Tom FordIMG 5165 687x1024 At The AnkleIMG 51871 739x1024 At The Ankle


Fast Fast Fashion (And Modest Too)

Posted on April 11, 2014

It started with Zara.  Soon thereafter came H&M.  Topshop and ASOS have been doing it for a while, as is the fashion-forward way of our UK counterparts.  It is the fastest fashion to happen, and now it is also trending, in a big way.  These companies are pounding out collections to match (and possibly even rival) the likes of Céline, Balmain, Jil Sander, Tibi, Prada and Burberry Prorsum.  It is becoming less a sideways solution, and more de rigueur, to indulge in these fast fashion trends from the most popular chains in the world.  Can’t get your hands on the latest collection from Pheobe Philo?  No worries; get your breezy asymmetrical striped skirt topped with an African inspired pop-art brushstroke print tunic with a quick visit to Zara.  And if it isn’t near exact copies they are providing, at least you can pick up the trends à la mode that you need to complete your seasonal wardrobe checklist.  Sweatshirts, midi skirts, crop tops and fringed everything are all being produced and sold at lightning speed.

Just how fast is it?  Well you better log on quick, because as we speak the full midi skirts at H&M just sold out.  The more avant garde and high octane the look is, the faster it sells out.  It also doesn’t hurt that these pieces are being churned out virtually a couple weeks after the trends are shown on the runways.  It is a spoke in the wheel of instantaneous gratification and consumerism moving us forward, one which is nearly impossible to get off of.  Some may be against the permeation of the runways and deem it a travesty, but I don’t see it that way.  If we can indulge in floral bomber jackets, cool kimonos, larger-than-life midis, and the fringiest accessories around, without breaking our credit card’s sweat, then why not?

 

Céline Spring 2014

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Zara Printed Dress

Zara Pleated Striped Skirt

Teatum Jones Spring 2014

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H&M White Stretch Button Down

A.L.C. Spring 2014

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Zara Midi Skirt With Belt

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014

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Zara White Lace Skirt

 

Prada Spring 2014

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Zara Printed Dress

Zara Leather Crossover Sandals With Jewels

Zara Long Sports Socks


The Modest Outfit Diaries

Posted on April 1, 2014

It’s been said that a blogger’s outfit not posted is an outfit not worn.  Which means that my daily grind of outfitting myself is completely lost on the blogosphere since it never existed here to begin with.  It sounds like a small slice of sartorial quantum mechanics, yet somehow I get it.  If I wore it, but you didn’t see it, then does it make a sound?

So in an attempt to remedy the situation, I decided to record some of my daily ensemble choices into a theoretical diary of  “What-I-Wore”s for an occasional post.  It has been some time since I have graced the pages of my blog, and my unintentional sabbaticals do cause me some angst.  The itch my fingers feel when I place them on the keyboard is a tell all on its own as to the withdrawal I suffer as a result of my absence; a writer needs to write.  Thus, I will try to make up for the lost time in spades and present a compilation with the first batch of outfits I wore as of late.

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Shirtdress Styling: The MIMU MAXI Jean Husband Dress + FLASH SALE!!

Posted on March 10, 2014

One of my favorite articles of clothing has always been a classic Shirtdress.  With a take on menswear I cannot resist, I am always on the hunt for different colors and versions of this staple.  It is a chic minimalist aesthetic that can transition seamlessly from Fall to Spring, and can be dressed up or down.  In the world of Fashion, a piece that can be transformed so easily to suit any situation is superlative, and thus invaluable.

So you can imagine my excitement when the MIMU girls created the MIMU MAXI Jean Husband Dress.  Combining the cool factor of your husband’s favorite button-down, with the perennially perfect choice of denim, the result is a major revelation for your closet.  It also doesn’t hurt that it is comfortable; something we all look for when getting dressed.

I styled it to emulate a rocker chic vibe, and paired the dress with leather leggings, booties, and a motorcycle jacket.  I belted it, wore a black turtleneck underneath, topped it off with a silver collar, and flipped my cuffs up to emphasize the layering.  I love the longer length in the back, not to mention the pockets…pockets are everything.  I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of their spring line, and I have my eyes on the new dresses coming out!

But the best part of this is that MIMU MAXI is having a surprise flash sale any day (this $72 dress will be $40!). Get on their e-mail list at mimumaxi.com to get the details soon!

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