June 29, 2012

5 Peplum Tops to Consider Now

Peplum: a short piece of fabric that is gathered, flared or pleated at the waist of a skirt, jacket or top.

Peplum was a big trend on the Spring '12 runways and is still going strong for Fall '12 and Resort '13.  Initially, I was put off by the peplum.  It just seemed a little too girly and frilly for my style. But now, finally, I'm loving it!  The peplum accentuates the waist where it is the smallest and provides some coverage where many/most? women would love to have some extra camouflage. :)  Although you may have to play around with different styles to find one that has the right proportions for your body type, I think it may be worth it!  It's a great combination of demure and sexy.

From top L to R: Topshop (basic), Topshop (lace back), Marc by Marc Jacobs(now 20% off), Julie Haus(now 60% off), Theory(Poignant Pleated silk)

Peplum looked amazing on the runway...  I'm convinced!
Photos below via Style.com

Jason Wu, Cushnie et Ochs, Christian Dior, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Giambattista Valli

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June 28, 2012

J Brand Gray Jeans and the Lower East Side

Surprisingly(at least to me), gray jeans, which I just bought for the first time, are now my absolute favorite color for jeans.  I've had gray jeans before, but really they were black jeans which had turned to gray from too much washing/wearing.  It's an entirely different look when they were meant to be gray!  Love the J Brand jeans I'm wearing below for fit and color.
top: Bird by Juicy Couture(old), faux snakeskin oversizeclutch, pants: J Brand 811 Starr mid-rise skinny, Shoes: Chie Mihara(old), necklace: Bauble Bar(see below for detail)

Love the subtle pop of neon on an otherwise neutral outfit.

Went out for drinks at Beauty and Essex in the Lower East Side(my favorite part of Manhattan!) the other night.  If you're visiting Manhattan, I highly recommend strolling the streets of the LES for finding emerging designers and great, often innovative, food.

Some cocktails to try if you visit Beauty and Essex...
 Beauty Elixir: Oxley gin, cucumber, strawberry, sparkling rose

Sapphire Seventy-five: blueberry-brown sugar Bombay Sapphire, prosecco, Thomaso's sour mix

June 19, 2012

The White Blazer - A fashion do!

A sophisticated and crisp touch to a daytime or evening look, the white blazer is a wardrobe essential!!!  Below is how I love to wear my white blazer...

The White Blazer - A fashion do!

June 14, 2012

Designer Spotlight - Acne

No longer just known for denim, the brand Acne (creative director- Jonny Johanssen) produces a collection that pulls at the heartstrings of many fashionistas.  Summer here in New York has barely started, yet I'm still salivating over their collection for Fall '12.  Love the collection's silhouette defining oversize belts; the cool, low-slung trousers; and the oversize coats/jackets.   Something to look forward to!

Below are my favorite looks for Fall '12.

Photos via Style.com

June 4, 2012

Lanvin Shoes

I really was not planning to do another post on shoes, but I can't help it.  I'm temporarily(at least for the last month) obsessed!!!  In the midst of doing errands, I walked through the shoe department at Nordstrom (sale now!) and saw the Lanvin shoe below.  Tried them on and, I'm not kidding, almost cried.  They are so beautiful!  Didn't hurt that they are also strangely comfortable and fit me perfectly.  Especially love the ankle strap.  Can't really tell in the picture, but in person it looks more like jewelry than a strap.
Has anyone else tried this shoe?  Let me know what you think!!

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