monochrome my closet

emerald topaz & seafoam
 GUCCI FREE PEOPLE DENIM CUT OFF SHORTS & PULLOVER
rustic reds
MARC JACOBS & H&M

black & greys
ALL BY MICHAEL KORS







neutrals 
GUCCI & T BY ALEXANDER WANG


burnt oranges 
 EMILIO PUCCI & DIANE VON FURSTENBERG's FALL 2011 COLLECTION 

all styles of monochrome are popping up everywhere right now, from the streets to the runways, the fashion gods have done it again.  our favorite stores, designers, and even celebrities are already embracing one of fall's hottest trends, and it is personally one of my favorites right now.  the combination of simple, yet eye-catching combinations of pieces from all the same color spectrum absolutely infatuates me.  you can layer a mixture of slouchy pieces of different textures for a soft look, or go strong with super tailored pieces, like the DVF above.  design geniuses including Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch have all included the look in their fall collections, and I cant wait to add some great pieces to my own collection.

Aug 25, 2011

festival fringe


music festivals and fashion have been positively correlated for decades.  they are the one place where I think no one is afraid to cross the boundaries of acceptable clothing and expose themselves in things that they probably wouldn’t wear on a normal day in the life.  it’s a fashion free-for-all where bras can be dubbed for shirts and it is all about feeling the spirit of the music. 

 
 the practical side of festival fashion is that these shows usually take place in the midst of summer, so in order to dress for the weather it makes sense to bear more skin and less fabric.  as much crochet and see-thru clothing is necessary.  the main trends taking over festivals this year include retro neon, 70’s boho, and anything that looks like it could have been worn by an American hippie from out West. this year I embraced festival fashion rules with super short shorts, a seventies-esqu, crochet & fringe top, and some hippie jewelry.  it was simultaneously practical for the ninety degree weather as well as festival-chic and I had a blast while wearing it.
 
 
MICHAEL KORS SHOES, (thrown in for fun, please dont try to wear these to an actual show), URBAN RENEWAL HIGHWAISTED SHORTS, BLACK BANDEAU, LUSH TOP, & A STELLA DOT STATEMENT NECKLACE

Aug 22, 2011

{How To} day to night in a dress

day.
to night...
i am typically very avid about wearing something only once, but this dress allowed for multiple uses.  and thank god because it is one of my favorite dresses and i would wear it everyday if that kind of thing was acceptable.









MELIE BIANCO FLAP CLUTCH, & BB DAKOTA ASYMMETRICAL DRESS, both found at SOUTH MOON UNDER

Aug 17, 2011

a few suede shoes

my three favorite men. 
Steve Madden, Sam Edelman, & Michael Kors.
 
 
SAM EDELMAN PUMPS, MICHAEL KORS T-STRAP PUMP, STEVE MADDEN WEDGE

Aug 14, 2011

back to school



it was a fun idea to take a stroll down memory lane and visit my old high school.  my boyfriend and i explored while i reminisced about the good 'ol days, when the most stressful situations in my life consisted of deciding what to put on in the morning. and when if i wanted to be excused from life for the day, all i needed was a note from my mom. oh, to be young again...
 
 
 
so this dress is suppose to criss-cross in the back, but if you skip a step while putting it on, it comes out like this.  i enjoy the personality the criss-cross brings to the front of the dress, and then the bareness it leaves in the back. there's nothing more sexy to me than a bare back.
 
 
i love a form fitting top half and then a bottom half that flows. this is very flattering if your on the shorter side, like myself.



B. MAKOWSKY BOOTS, STELLA DOT JEWELRY, SPARKLE & FADE DRESS, PIETRO ALESSANDRO CONVERTIBLE HANDBAG

Aug 10, 2011