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One Can Dream

I have always wanted a Rick Owens jacket. The construction, the fabric, the draping, the paneling. The way they hug the curves and create new ones. The dark and edgy feel with a soft side. The badass with the coy smile. The metal zippers. One day…

 

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Style Idol: Erin Wasson

I can safely say Erin Wasson is a total badass. The tattooed Victoria’s Secret model has perfected her messy sexy style and has layering down to a science. Her hair was ombre’d before ombre’d hair was a thing. It just happened that way. I had the pleasure of meeting her once and I must say, she is twice as awesome in person. She reeks of confidence and attitude, while still being laid back and cool.

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American Flag Fashion: Good or Bad?

For quite a while (since the Spice Girls took over our childhoods maybe?) the Union Jack has been fashion’s foremost flag. While the American Flag has been deemed tacky by some, it’s popping up everywhere. I’ve seen everything from a $15 Forever 21 tank to Balmain’s $1515 flag tank that’s been causing quite a stir.

Balmain Spring 2011 Photo: Style.com

And then of course, there are these stunners from Jeffrey Campbell. I absolutely love Jeffrey Campbell and rarely find a shoe that I dislike, but I’m not sure how I feel about American Flag platform sandals.

Photo: Nasty Gal

Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about American Flag anything. I just can’t get into it.

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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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Day to Night: Leopard

In my opinion, leopard print isn’t going anywhere. It may disappear from the runways and fashion mags every now and then, but it’s always a classic staple and best presented with a retro twist. So I got to playing around with styling a dress I’ve been coveting and decided to do a Day to Night post.

The dress:

Trashy Diva’s Ballerina Mini Dress.

I absolutely, completely adore Trashy Diva. Their clothing has the most flattering fit, perfect tailoring and is the best combination of modern and retro.

DAY

For day, you want to choose simple accessories and really let the dress do all the work. A simple cropped black cardigan or shrug (unbuttoned to show off the neckline) and black oxfords keep it relaxed and casual. Minimal jewelry like a leather wrap bracelet work well with the shoes and bag. I chose a structured brown leather bag to contrast all the black and play off the brown in the dress.

 

NIGHT

I went absolutely retro glamorous for the night look. Red and Leopard print are a classic combination and one that I couldn’t avoid. I chose a retro red pump and black stockings. For jewelry, I intentionally chose House of Harlow 1960, one of my favorites and I think a perfect compliment to this dress. Grab a vintage or vintage inspired clutch or evening bag, a beige trench for that wonderful modern/retro edge, a glorious updo and you’re good to go. Even better than the trench would the be the black velvet Bustle Jacket from Trashy Diva.

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I Love: Lace-Up Boots

I am really loving lace-up boots this Fall/Winter. It’s such a crisp, classic look with a somewhat laid back feel. While I was browsing ShopStyle I couldn’t believe how many great Jeffrey Campbell boots I saw. I find myself fascinated with the green pair at the bottom left, I don’t usually go for that shade of green. Maybe I’m bias because of JC?

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