Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's a Holiday Season???

It's a holiday season (you know you want to sing it)....ok, well it's coming soon and I got a head start. Anthropologie has these darling teacup and saucer sets. They have little French sayings on each plate and cup. They say Let's go to the North Pole or South Pole. The colors are perfect with my Target polka dot dishes and my handblown glasses I got at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. And... they go with my Christmas ornaments and other holiday decor I have already bought. They are super cheap, so don't wait if you like them.

Fall Inspiration Part 2

I want skinny belts in large variety of colors and patent belts just up the anti making everything a little more snappy. This is from JCREW, but Old Navy has some great ones too.

I want a glorious purple coat and this one from JCREW would fit the bill, but not my pocketbook.

I want long boyfriend cardis in a ton of colors and prints. This one is from JCREW.

I know I already posted this about this dress, but I can't wait to get it. Way to go Isaac Mizrahi (so sad this is his last collection for Target.)

I have to get a pair of Minnetonka mocs, but this tall style would be the warmest in the winter months.

I have got to get lower-heeled boots as I have sprained my ankles too many time. I love the slight wedge on these, they look a lot like some high-end boots, but they are perfect for the 70's preppy boot/equestrian chic. Love it these are from Piper Lime.

I want a fun faux leather jacket to toughen up my dresses and sweet skirts, but I am either going to get vintage one or a really cheap one. This one is from Target.

So it looks like I'm obsessed with floral tops, but I guess it's because you can wear them so many ways. This adorable one is from JCREW.

So, for now that finishes my fall inspiration for now, but who knows what I'll end up with. I'll post what happens and what I buy. And I'll show what I have and what combos I put together.

Falling into Winter

I can't wait for fall and these ensembles would be perfect. The dress is a floral sweater dress and it can be preppy or very boho. The juxtaposition of floral and bright primary colors is fantastic. I would add tights to winter combo in teal or even red.

Vintage Inspiration

"Courtesy The Vintage Society

I sent in my e-mail question to one of my favorite blogs about a wonderful shift dress I bought at Banana Republic. I love the ideas, and it helped me get ideas on how to wear it in different situations. But I haven't even worn the dress yet. I just watched Sex and the City movie and Carrie had a similar shift except in magenta and a little more fitted. I loved it and it inspired me to wear my dress very soon. And my dress is actually very similar to the one she wore.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Part 1 Fall Inspiration

Okay, first things first. I am loving my state's weather right now. Normally it is 100 degrees-plus, yuck! But, thankfully it has been unseasonably cool. I am so excited. And back to the reason for my post...fall fashion.

I have to say the fall is my favorite season, both weather-wise and fashion-wise. I can't get enough of buttons, sweaters, wool, moccasins, leather (yes, I know some of you are vegan, and I like faux leather too, but mainly I love the way it smells like horses and saddles), jewel tones, pumpkin flavored stuff, pumpkins and Thanksgiving.

Sorry about the rant... but I can't help it. I love fall. So back to fashion. I want to add to fall wardrobe, but I want to get things that compliment what I have and at the same time spice it up a little. I am a shoe-alcoholic and I love moccasins. These from Target are fantastic and are also a driving loafer too, and the gold hardware dresses them up a little. A little more urban than boho moc.
And I love the cheetah print. Animal prints are fantastic with a variety of different prints and colors. Oh, they come in five different colors. The purple ones remind me of delicious berries.
Another trend, I'm loving is bows. Although, I don't want them in my hair as much I absolutely love them on shirts. This gray floral from Old Navy would be great with my Richard Chai jacket from his GoInternational line for Target and navy dress pants or crimson-colored cords. And the warm color would be great with my whiskey-colored leather blazer and trouser jeans.

And I love slubby, drapey cardigans. This one is from Forever21, but I have four from Banana Republic and I love them. You can wear them now in the summer layered over a tank and in the winter layered over a dress or long-sleeve tee and jeans. They look great with a belt over them and they look just as good loose.

Another trend I'm craving is the continuation of ethnic prints into the fall. These purses from Forever21 have fun prints and great wooden handles.

Oh, there is so much more so I guess this part 1 of Fall Inspiration.