Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fashion - Fall's Bags and Scarves Editor's Picks because I'm bored at work:

Alexander Wang Fall 2011
(Like the lucky rabbit's feet. Nice touch)

Chanel Fall 2011
(Why does that look like mold?)

Cloe Fall 2011
(Looks like a trash bin wrapped in snake)

Christian Louboutin Fall 2011
(I really am a sucker for anything studded)

Fendie Fall 2011
(LOVE the gems)

Louis Vuitton Fall 2011
(This must be a pain when you have to use the restroom or brush your hair LOL)

Roger Vivier Fall 2011
(Looks like something sold in Claire's...Too mean?)

Emilio Pucci Fall 2011

Emilio Pucci Fall 2011
(Love this. Looks like I can make it myself too so that's even better)

Hermes Fall 2011
(Not a fan)

Hermes Fall 2011
(Really? Really?)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Critique - McCall's Patterns Winter Collection

(Top M6435, Skirt M6439)

I feel like I just posted Vogue's Fall Pattern Collection, but I guess that was a whole month ago and therefore the seasons have already (skipped each other) changed. McCall's Winter Collection is OK. Nothing really popped out at me (except one page...guess which). Most of the patterns I liked I realized I would have to change the bodice or the skirt or something, which is fine because that's the point of patterns - creating exactly what you want - but a look book should wow me, don't you think?

This page was so boring to me. Maybe McCall's needs some new backdrops?
(Jacket M6441, Pants M6440)

I love the pleated skirt but the neckline really confuses me.

I'm a sucker for a double-skirt, what can I say?
(Top M6435, Skirt M6438)

Maybe it's the way she's posing, but the dress on the left doesn't seem to fit her right. I would have worn this print as a top, or atleast without the weird collar shirt underneath. Love the rugged pose on the right though...
(Tunic M6161, Cape M6447, Jacket M6444)

Which yoga pose is this? PS I want her boots.
(Jacket M6442, Leggings M6173)

I love the 2 hats on the top left, I might have to try my hand at millinery (these count).
(Hats and Gloves M62450)

Women and Children's Feet Warmers = DIY Uggs. Not sure how I feel about these yet but leaning towards NO.

I may or may not have squealed when I saw this. Wally is going to love his new jacket! (You can't stop me Matt!)
(Bed, Jacket/Harness and Leash M6455)

Lots of kids costumes and 1 adult costume shown (Ice Queen, great)
(M5731, M4887, M5494, M6420)

Ending strong with some quality Christmas decorations.
(Ornaments, Tree skirt, Wreath and Stockings M6453, M6454)

Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY - Tank Top Copy

Just a real quick post because I'm not feeling so good tonight...

I know Summer is coming to an end soon, but a blousey tank top is a season-less staple in my wardrobe. In the warmer months I like to throw a light scarf or vest on and in the chilly months (it's Florida, let's be honest) I'll warm up with a cardigan or jacket. Basically I get hot pretty easily and the tanks make my life easier!

So instead of going out and buying 20 more tanks, I used one from Old Navy that fits me perfectly and has the simplest silhouette.  Here's a great tutorial on copying your favorite shirts on CraftyStylish.

 Here are my first two tanks...I'm planning on 2 more. I'm basically using up my knit stock.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

OMG - Glee for Fashion's Night Out

Go here to see the cast of Glee's public service announcement (read: music video) - Is anyone else weirded out that Artie isn't in his wheelchair? I don't think I like it when they break character...

For more info on Fashion's Night Out and where it's happening in your city, check out the official website -

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fashion -'s Fall 2011 Trend Report

There is only 1 month left to start stocking up on your new Fall wardrobe. It officially kicks off on Friday, September 23rd, and you better be ready!

Disclaimer: I don't want the few pictures I've chosen to scare you away from these trends. These are the super crazy interpretations that the big-wigs crafted up and some may have crashed and burned, while others are actually very interesting and beautiful. I've even added a real-life way to wear each of these trends to get you started.  Definitely check out's slideshow for more inspiration.

I'm not a fan of the "floppy jellyfish boobs" look.

 Someone went a little nuts with a glue gun.
It was really difficult for me to find a look in this slideshow that I liked. I'm still not sold on this one either but it was the most normal I could find.

A guide to mixing prints (and some far better examples) can be found here.

 This clearly doesn't fit her. I know it's color blocking but she doesn't need to look like a cube!
 I actually really like this sweater, minus the baby blue turtleneck part.
A little overboard. Is the belt part of the print? Oh sweet jesus.

A way to color block without offending other's eyeballs by Alice + Olivia


 Why would I need those pockets?
 Maybe it's because I live in Florida and don't appreciate a good coat but this is ridiculous.
Her fur hands freak me out.

A puffy parka by Burberry. Finally a coat that doesn't made me sad!

 I thought this was really pretty but then I thought about bunnies and got sad.
 Looks like my bath mat. Same color too.
They're kidding right?

A friendlier way to wear fur - FAUX - Burning Torch Isle of Sky Faux Fur Vest. Love the print of the sweater underneath too!

 LOVE this dress, LOVE this belt. I need somewhere to wear this right away.
 Oh good, another bath mat.
I thought this coat was more interesting than all those weid parkas.

Love Karen Millen's 60's Inspired Dress


 Not a good start...
Not bad, maybe lose the sleeves and turtleneck and I can live with it.

Also check out this not-as-annoyingly polka dotted tulip skirt by Silence + Noise

 Tuxes are usually boring but this one is just plain scary.
 I was literally yawning from flipping through so many black tuxes when this one popped up! Love those fabrics and tones. Wouldn't recommend wearing on a windy day though...or any day really.
I'm a sucker for a white suit, my secret's out. Also I'm going to need to find those boots ASAP.

I'm sold on these Velvet Tux Pants by Decades Denim

You don't need to copy these trends or examples exactly to get the most out of your Fall wardrobe. Always keep in mind your own personal style and don't lose it just for the quick thrill of a trend.  For example, I love flowy tops and tight pants (hence my tux pant example) so I adapt the prints, colors and sometimes silhouettes into something that I know is flattering on me and comfortable.  That brings up another good point, sometimes a trend is just not flattering on your, or anybody for that matter (can you say bubble skirt!). I probably won't be wearing any polka dots this season because I tend to either look very round or very, very young but there are so many other trends to chose from, who cares?!

I'm pretty excited for Fall, it's always my favorite season. I love the light jackets and vests and skirts with and without leggings and the fact that I can still wear tank tops and sandals through most of it in Florida. I also get to unpack all my scarves and hats! Yey Fall! The countdown till September 23rd begins....