Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Outfit: College Casual

According to me,
college will be the most fun I've ever had :) I move in on Thursday, and I am beyond excited. Below is an outfit that will be perfect for campus. I don't own these exact pieces, but something like them. So I know I'll wear a version of this a lot. I chose a big, loose sweater because it's comfortable, but still chic. I love this bag because it's a super fashion statement, but also very functional. Enjoy :)


Monday, August 30, 2010

Feature: Closet Fashionista

According to me,
this is a blog that I look forward to reading every day. She creates interesting posts, and all of the clothes she uses are within my budget! I did a mini interview with her so all of you could hopefully visit her site and follow. Here it is, enjoy :)


1.       What inspired you to start your own fashion blog? Last summer I found Sea of Shoes through Teen Vogue and I started following Jane, then I started to find more blogs and followed them too. So I decided that since I love fashion too why shouldn't I have my own blog to show my inspirations and opinions.  I also thought it would be a great way to make myself learn more about the industry so I can eventually get my dream graphic design job at Vogue (or anywhere in fashion really)
2.       What do you enjoy most about blogging? I really love everything about it. I love hearing what people have to say about my posts and I love commenting on everyone else's blogs. It really is one big community and I enjoy that so much.  I am a shy person in real life, but on my blog I can really express myself and I don't worry what people think.
3.       Who is your fashion icon? I have so many, some celebrities and some bloggers.  So I'll say a few of each.  Andy from Style Scrapbook is definitely one of my favorite bloggers and she has a style that is very similar to what I would love to wear; cute blazers, shoes and jeans.  But I also love Le Blog de Betty and The Cherry Blossom Girl among many others.  With celebrities I love Clemence Poesy, Emma Watson and Keira Knightley just to mention a few.  They all have their own quirky styles and are (almost) always perfectly dressed.  I also really love Caroline Sieber's style, I found out about her since she has styled Emma on a few occasions.
4.       What is your favorite blog to read? There are so many, but as I said before some top ones are: Style Scrapbook, Le Blog de Betty, Le Blog de Sushi, The Cherry Blossom Girl, Sterling Style, Flashes of Style, Belle de Couture and lots more.
5.       What is your favorite current trend? Hmm....hard one since I don't really go with trends, I mean I guess I do subconsciously, but I just wear what I want, so I don't have a favorite trend at the moment.  But I think one of the fun things about fall will be that velvet is back in! I remember when I used to have tons of long sleeve shirts that were velvet, soo comfy!
6.       Who is your favorite designer? Too many to choose from!  I definitely love Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Chanel,  Pringle of Scotland, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, Miu Miu, Chloe, Sass & Bide and sooo many others.  But I guess my all time favorite would have to be Marc Jacobs, my first designer splurge was on a Marc Jacobs jacket that I got for $80 on eBay (I can't wait until I can wear it again!)
7.       What is your favorite place to shop? eBay! Ha ha, just kidding, sorta. But if I'm actually going into a store...I love going to DSW even if I don't buy anything.  Online I love ASOS (even though I've only ordered once).  Other than that, I'm not really sure since I get things at totally random places. For example: American Eagle, Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and places like that.
8.       What’s one trend you’d love to see make a reappearance? I can't really think of anything at the moment since what I wear always changes and I go through phases.  Maybe corsets and big huge dresses ;) Though I don't know if you would call that a trend, it would be a fun way to dress, but painful.  Or just living back then so girls would wear gorgeous dresses every single day.
Some of my favorite posts of hers are here, here, and here.

I love her outfit in this photo! The boots are stunning, and the pants hit them just right. The blazer is so chic :)
Here is a link to her blog : http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/
I encourage all of you to check it out, she really writes a great blog :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Music: The Ting Tings

According to me,
the Ting Tings' music, fun and upbeat, really has the ability to influence fashion. I know my fashion has been influenced by it. I've always pictured a runway show being done to the song "Shut Up and Let Me Go." I love the design of their official website, the background is so cool. I grabbed some pictures offline; these are the ones I think best represent their style.


Katie, the main vocals, tends to wear a lot of red and blue and lots of layers. She uses a lot of bold accessories to pull her looks together. Jules, her counterpart, wears classic jeans, hoodies, leather jackets, and always has some sunglasses. Below is an outfit I created, inspired by them.

Also, I went on playlist.com and grabbed four songs I really like by them. Enjoy :)



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Friday, August 27, 2010

Outfit: Paparazzi and H&M

According to me,
this is what we are all about. Us bloggers. We are all about street style, and the clothes and fashion of every day life. I recently picked up the H&M fall magazine, and I loved this article. This outfit was the result :) To me, it's relaxed and casual, very street style. But although it's for every day life, it keeps the fashion elements. Ankle boots, mix of neutrals, military. All of those are big for this fall, but this outfit keeps it down to earth and accessible. And it's affordable! Enjoy :)


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Click on the image to see the full article from H&M MAGAZINE.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Photography: Purple Flowers

According to me,
nature is a great inspiration for fashion and style. I came across this gorgeous purple flower (yea I have no idea what kind it is) and took a bunch of pictures of it. I love how the background is so out of focus and the sun really defines the petals. I went on Polyvore and created an outfit inspired by this picture. I clipped some accessories off of Forever 21, so the collection is more affordable than yesterday! I'm working on getting all the stuff I like on to Polyvore. Enjoy :)




Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One Shirt, Three Outfits

According to me,
this sweater is versatile in every sense of the word. It's the Dolman sweater from Delia*s, and I love it. It's shorter than the average sweater, but it still goes with everything. It has such a relaxed and mellow feel to it; that's why I chose it as this week's One Item, Three Ways piece. I created this post using Polyvore, which i now LOVE. It's not in my usual price range (at ALL), so sorry about that. But it's all lovely. Enjoy :)

This is my polyvore page.
This is my Independent Fashion Bloggers page.

Montpelier Short
$230 - lagarconne.com
Rag & Bone shorts »

five points camille
$475 - katespade.com
Leather tote »

Marc Jacobs Garbo leather clutch
$1,195 - net-a-porter.com
Leather handbag »

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