Category Archives: Fabulous!

Pastel Aliens

This is pretty much what I’m feeling right now.

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Tee- Wildfox Couture //Bracelet- Dannijo //Shorts- Matthew Williamson //Lipstick- No She Didn’t by Lime Crime //Polish- Fairy Lights by Butter London //Boots- Miista //Scarf- ASOS

Purity Ring- Obedear

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What a Stud

I must apologize, I couldn’t help myself with that title. Oh these loafers, these Jeffrey Campbell studded loafers. They are wonderful. I love a good loafer, and I’m more willing to spend a little extra on such a classic shoe. I already splurged on these, so I’m thinking a DIY version may be in order.

Here are a ton of other loafers if studs aren’t your thing:

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Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte

I love Rodarte, and I quite like Kirsten Dunst. I think this dress is absolutely beautiful and she wears it so well!

I love that the zipper is concealed for once, I’ve been getting tired of the exposed zipper trend that seems to be taking forever to fade out.

Photos: Kirsten-Dunst.org

(On a completely random side note, I just watched All Good Things and Kristen Wiig’s character’s style is amazing. It’s the kind of 70’s style that I love, working on screencaps.)

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Denim Jacket Love

It’s about 10 million degrees with 100% humidity and getting hotter way down here in New Orleans, but I am obsessing over denim jackets for some reason. Its such a classic piece, but edgy as well. So here are some beautiful people, in fabulous jackets.

The Vintage:

Via: Kryz Uy

I love oversized 80’s/90’s denim anything, and I think this jacket is perfect paired with a simple tank and delicate skirt.

The Denim on Denim:

Via: Olivia Harrison

Denim on denim takes guts and a healthy dose of confidence, paired with some attitude, you’ve got one great outfit.

The Modern Style:

Via: Jessica Stein

I love the simple front and layered back of this cropped jacket, her simple black ensemble really lets it stand out.

The Classic:

Via: Sarah B.

Just your classic, simple, denim jacket perfectly paired with a flirty dress and adorable shoes.

The DIY:

Via: Lydia Rose

While this is a moto vest, it’s still denim, so it counts. I love the randomly placed studs, gems, buttons and cute bow.

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Festival Ready

Summer music festivals have begun, and here in New Orleans we’re in the middle of JazzFest. I had to post this great outfit, featuring Dolce Vita metallic sandals.

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Modern Shapes with Classic Patterns

I couldn’t quite think of a proper title for this. I’m speaking exclusively about modern shapes, but I’m loving those shapes with girly florals, pretty lace, bold prints, and of course; classic patterns. I know I’m being somewhat broad, but so what….I like it.

I think it all started when I saw Prada’s Spring 2011 collection and that striped skirt that has now become somewhat of a legend. And most of all, look at what it’s paired with. This is what I’m talking about, a bold top with hard lines. No draping, ruffles or frilly anything. It just has that beautiful classic baroque pattern, and paired with a bright, striking, fitted pencil skirt. It’s a new age of fashion. Miuccia herself called it “minimal baroque” which is the perfect way to describe what I’m thinking about but I couldn’t steal her description for my title now could I? Whoa run on sentence.

And then Stella McCartney had Spring 2011 RTW collection which featured bold colors and my favorite, that awesome fruit dress. Her Resort collection not long before that had similar pieces, but with huge floral patterns. I love the fruit.

But then I’m also loving these kind of pieces but with smaller florals and lace. I think it’s also more attainable. Like this:

 

Forever 21 has a great floral lace moto jacket, and I think it is the perfect piece to use to subtly mix patterns. The fitted jacket, fitted skirt, simple tights and sky high wedges are all in bright, classic colors and patterns.

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Spring Styling!

While some of you out there are freezing, New Orleans has warmed up. The weather is perfect right now and its already starting to feel like Spring. It just so happens that this time around, I got to style the displays at work and I chose some fun, bright looks to get everyone’s minds off the chilly Winter. (Pardon the cell phone photos!)

I did these three with V-Day and Spring in mind, which sometimes don’t really go hand in hand.

The first outfit features high-waisted lace shorts, a salmon pink long sleeve henley and vintage suede vest with fringe for a bright and edgy look.

The second is classically modern vintage, a long paisley dress, vintage pearls, and a mint green belt at the waist.

The third is girly and adorable; I chose a crisp white shirt with a cute Peter Pan collar, draped floral shrug, a bright pink pencil skirt and a cute bird pendant.

For this outfit I wanted simple, cute, 90’s. I used all vintage pieces circa the 1990’s. (Which probably makes it easier? Maybe the challenge would have been to use modern pieces?)

 

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Spring Brights and How to Wear Them

I did a post recently about a few of the colors that will be popular for this Spring, but the thing that will be most popular is simply color. Spring of course is a colorful season, but this Spring mixed and matched bright ensembles were all over the runways. There were bold splashes of color added to simple ensembles and outfits consisting of only bright pieces.

But if you’re not as daring as one Susie Bubble, who can immaculately piece together a look consisting of only bright hues, here are a few ways to ease yourself into the trend.

Try A Bright Pant:

Wear a bright high-waisted, cropped pant with a crisp white shirt and chic wedges. Pair with neutral accessories to really let the pants stand out.

Brighten Your Accessories:

Adding some bright accessories can easily spice up a simple outfit. They’re a great addition for those who aren’t sure how they feel about bold colors.

Bright Blouse:

Get a loose, silky blouse in a bright orange or other warm tone and tuck into a fitted beige skirt. Pair with brown shoes and belt it to break up the blouse and skirt. Simple gold jewelry with a turquoise accents adds another touch of color. (For a cool colored blouse, keep the beige but pair with black accessories and jewelry with hints of a warm tone)

Lite Brite Tights and Daring Shoes:

Jazz up any outfit with some brightly colored tights and a bold shoe. My favorite when it comes to bright tights is We Love Colors. They have so many colors to choose from, are super comfortable and great quality.

Pair both of them together, along with a bright blouse and bright pant for an ultra bright ensemble!

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Golden Globes Color

I’ll admit I did not watch the Golden Globes, only waited around for red carpet photos to surface. Though I am glad Colin Firth won for his role in The Kings Speech, which was excellent. But we’ll save that for another time.

There were so many rich hues and so many nudes! It was all very on trend for the upcoming season. There were also a lot of sophisticated and more modest fits (with the exclusion of January Jones’ revealing Versace number.)

I love Natalie Portman’s pale pink Viktor and Rolf dress, the gorgeous rose adds an elegant touch. It’s soft tones like this with a dash of bright, bold color that I think will be great this Spring.

I adore Anne Hathaway’s shimmering Armani Prive gown. It’s such a simple silhouette, the details and strong shoulders add a nice edge.

Amongst all the intense details and beautifully complex dresses I saw on the red carpet, I happen to absolutely love Emma Stone’s Calvin Klein Collection dress. The light salmon color goes so well with her hair and skin, it’s all so delicate and modern. I love a retro color given a somewhat modern twist. A modern 70’s throwback is a rising trend. Sorry I just totally overused the word “modern” in three short sentences.

Back to those rich colors I mentioned. Emerald green was everywhere last night and Mila Kunis looks amazing in Vera Wang. The style is nothing new really, but it’s still a classically beautiful shape and fit.

I haven’t seen many positive things being said about Michelle William’s floral Valentino dress, but I like it. It’s got a very 70’s feel, which is (for the millionth time) big for Spring and I love the nude color. It’s so youthful, and nice to see Michelle William’s in something young and happy.

Red was a popular color on the similarly colored carpet. I adore Christina Hendricks in Romona Keveza. The giant satin bow/rose is so close to bad prom dress territory, but her pale skin and awesome curves make it all okay.

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Alexa Chung Is Coming to A City Near You

 

Alexa Chung is the absolute best at making vintage, thrifted clothing fabulous. Or at making new clothing look vintage. Or making vintage clothing look fresh and new. Or making the “slouchy” look really work. She’s just good, man.

And now she’s bringing her style and thrifting abilities to PBS of all places with her new show Thrift America. She’ll travel the U.S. in search of great pieces at garage sales, consignment shops and the like. I’m super excited because I love thrifting and vintage shopping, and I love the idea of Alexa Chung showing me how. I’m also really hoping she makes her way to New Orleans because I personally think we have a great number of wonderful thrift stores. Will you be tuning in this Summer?

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