Archives for August 2013

Steal Her Style: Miranda Kerr

steal-her-look 1. J.Crew Collection Icon Trench, $298 2. MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick, $15 3. Dorothy Perkins Stripe Leather Look Side Tee, $17 (on sale!) 4. Current/Elliot The Ankle Skinny, $228 5. Urban Outfitters Kate Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $14 6. Nine West Sossi Flats, $79 7. ASOS Leather Scallop Edge Shopper, $126.57

This look from Miranda Kerr is the perfect casual weekend look, and is SO easy to throw together. Simply pair a basic striped tee with some distressed denim and a pair of leopard flats and throw a chic trench over it and you have yourself a perfect late summer-into-fall outfit.

The Color of Fall: Shades of Blue

fall-blue 1. Zara Jacquard Pattern Blazer, $119 2. Tinley Road Lila Bag, $16.97 3. Madewell Silk Pleated Shirtdress, $119 4. BaubleBar Blue Bellflower Collar, $36 5. Schutz Slate Heels, $230 6. River Island Ron Loafer Blue Shoes, $47.52 7. Mango Printed Slim-Fit Trousers, $79.99 8. J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton, $79.99 9. Forever 21 Essential Chiffon Shirt, $17.80 10. Stella & Dot Turquoise & Purple Stone Chandelier Earrings, $69 11. Sole Society Colorblock Sandals, $49.95 12. Zara Cowl Rib-Knit Sweater, $79.90 13. Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch, $185 14. Butter London Nail Polish in Giddy Kipper, $15 15. Rebecca Minkoff Kerry Pouch, $95

The runways have spoken! This fall, it is all about shades of blue. Particularly relevant on the fall runways are navy and cobalt.
The nice thing about navy is that it is considered a neutral, so it can be worn with basically anything. Cobalt is a bit more difficult to pair things with, considering it is such a bright pop of color. In my opinion, it is all about contrast – if you’re going to go with a neutral navy piece, contrast that with a bright, crisp color. On the other hand, if you go for a bright cobalt piece, contrast it with a more subtle, neutral piece.
Whichever shade of blue is your favorite, be sure to add some blue to your wardrobe this fall!

P.S. My banner at the top of my blog has been M.I.A. for like two weeks now, and I have no idea where it went :( does anyone know how to fix it?! I’m thinking I may just have to invest in a new blog layout soon to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of my blog coming up in just a few short weeks… :)

Work-to-Weekend Blouses

work-2-weekend-blouses 1. Oasis Cutout Detail Shell Top, $62 2. Chinti and Parker Oversized Polka-Dot Cotton Shirt, $75 3. Topshop Pleat Sleeve Detail Tee, $68 4. Equipment Daddy Cutout Washed-Silk Shirt, $110 5. ModCloth Bask in the Grass Top, $47.99 6. Oasis Snakeskin Dip Hem Top, $55 7. Dorothy Perkins Blush Tipped Placket Shirt, $49 8. J.Crew Silk Ruffle Top, $110

I always say that one of the keys to a timeless wardrobe is strong basics. And in my opinion, one of the biggest staples a girl can have in her wardrobe is a versatile blouse (or several). There are so many different ways to style a blouse, whether you want to dress it up with a pencil skirt or a blazer, or dress it down with skinny jeans and flats, the possibilities are endless.
These 8 blouses above are just a few that I would love to add to my closet as I begin to attempt to establish a more professional wardrobe.

What is your favorite way to style a blouse?