Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A little bit of summer merging with fall

I am absolutely obsessed with this clover color and can see myself wearing this with a pair of skinny jeans and  black ballet flats. It's not cheap per say, but a lot more inexpensive than any of the cool tops I see when I browse Anthropologie (which is the brand that this shirt reminds me of.)

It's on Mod Cloth (of course) and you can find it here. 

I also love how the descriptions are written on this website and how they give you outfit ideas as well.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Print Do's. Print Dont's.

I'm not quite sure how much I love the prints trend. I have always felt that a little bit of leopard print never hurt anyone, but wearing a leopard print top or dress may be a bit much. I admit I do own a grey leopard print mini dress and while it looks great for going out in (with a black blazer and patent red leather heels) it does look somewhat over done during the day.

I do like the look of leopard on a pair of ballet flats or simple wedges though.

I purchased these wedges by Franco Sarto from Marshalls:
I also bought them in black suede. The wedge isn't too high, so it's perfect for wearing with jeans in manhattan, since I usually opt away from the stilettos on those nights (they get stuck in grates and sidewalk cracks way too easily.)

Another cool print I'd like to try is on this dress (Lulu's, of course)
It's casual, but work friendly for those who attend an office daily. Also it would look pretty cool with boots and a long grey cardigan.

Obsessed with the Dress

Ok, so I really like the color block style for a going out style, but what I like even more is a little bit of metallic. Not enough for an outfit to look trashy, but just enough so a dress remains classic with a little bit of embellishment.

I love this design from Modcloth . . .
However at $105, it's not exactly economically feasible on my salary

Another option (also from the same website) is almost half the price at $70 a pop:

But lo and behold, I found almost the same exact dress in a different color scheme on for even less at $56.

Those are the options, take them or leave them. My personal favorite is dress number two since I'm not much of a pink fan, but I may change my mind and try something different. Any of these would look awesome in nude color heels which are in this season. I personally would try option 1 or 2 with a strappy gold pump. Number 3 can be rocked with something silver or even a teal wedge if you want to get risky.

Chances are if Lulus has the dress in pink, they'll be getting it in the black and gold scheme pretty soon.