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Friday, December 3, 2010

Look Of The Day

I wore this out last night to go watch the game...even though I didn't actually watch it...I guess I'm more social than sporty :) I really like Nordic Sweaters and Fair Isle EVERYTHING! Check out the Trending For Fall post for more ideas.

Sweater- Zara
Blouse- Wilfred
Jeans- Madewell
Belt- GAP
Shoes- BCBGeneration
Ring- H&M

You Can See The Pattern Best From The Back

Crescent Manicure

Trending for Fall: Nordic and Fair Isle Prints

Nordic and Fair Isle Prints For Men And Women Are All Over The Runways...I'm Loving This Trend!

1. Dresses

D&G Fair Isle Sweater Dress/Reindeer Jacquard Dress

2. Skirts and Shorts

Fair Isle Knit Skirt/D&G Fair Isle Shorts

3. Men's Sweaters

Paul Smith Fair Isle Shawl Collar Sweater/O’Hanlon Mills Reverse Hooded Zip-Up

4. Women's Sweaters

Chadwicks Buckle Nordic Sweater/Nordic Print Hooded Fleece Pullover

5. Poncho and Leotard

Ralph Lauren Blue Label Ruffled Fair Isle Poncho/D&G Fair Isle Leotard

6. Women's Jackets

Rustic Fair Isle Sweater Coat/Juicy Couture Faux Fur Jacquard Cardigan

7. Men's Jackets

Knitted Jacket With Trimmed Fastenings/McQ Fair Isle Motorcycle Jacket

8. Shirts

Lucky Brand Nordic Thermal/D&G Fair Isle Silk Chiffon Blouse

9. Accessories

Jacquard Collar/UO Fair Isle Gloves

10. Tights and Pants

Nordic Fair Isle Sweater Tights/D&G Fair Isle Leggings

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Men In Uggs: Only For The Ultra Masculine!

For Everyone Who Voted "No!" On The Uggs For Men Poll...Here Are A Few Looks That I Actually Agree With :) And Some That Are Just Wrong!

We'll Start With How NOT To Wear Uggs

1. Please don't do it! These thick soled Uggs are horrible, not to mention the tall style is ultra feminine.

2. Don't wear patterns...this guy is dirty and leaning against a tire a still looks feminine in these "camo", tall Uggs!

3. Don't Wear Skinny Jeans With Uggs...Some Styles Should Be Just For Women.

4. Don't Tuck Your Jeans All The Way Into Your Uggs Or You'll Look Like This Guy!

5. Don't Wear Uggs With Fur Lining The Boot Opening...Then People Will Sing "Boots With The Fur" As You Pass.

6. Don't Wear With Shorts

Now For The Do's

1. Do Stick With Classic Colors: Chestnut, Chocolate, Grey, Black Are All Great.

2. Do Stick With A Short Boot- Mid Ankle Is The Tallest Acceptable Height!

3. Do Wear Your Uggs With Distressed Jeans.

4. Do Wear Dark Uggs With Indigo Jeans.

5. Do Try Non-Traditional Styles; Leather Motorcycle Boots and Loafers Look Great.

6. Do Wear Your With Sweats.

Look Of The Day

Back To Basics...Jeans And A White T

Shirt- Target
Jeans- Diesel
Coat- H&M
Scarf- Mom's Closet
Headband- American Apparel
Bag- Marc Jacobs
Shoes- Zara

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What The Heck Is Chic? Dress Code Defined.

We've all received party invitations that include a dress code...but do you know what they all mean? The lines of these terms can sometimes seem blurred. Use these examples as a general guideline, but remember, common sense is the best guide!

Casual- Casual does not mean sweats and a t-shirt. A pair of nice jeans, cords or khakis and your favorite shirt or sweater will do the trick.

Chic-When an invitation says chic, it generally means the host/hostess is stylish, get creative and make use of trends.

Semiformal- Somewhere in between cocktail and black-tie, although some use semi formal and black tie interchangeably. I subscribe to the belief that women should wear shift dresses, tea length dresses and skirts (just below the knee) and men should wear slacks and a dinner jacket.

Formal- Formal wear usually means the same as black tie, but in trendier cities it could mean a black shirt, no tie with a tux. Men can wear grey, black or navy (unless otherwise specified as black or white tie). Women can wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy separates.

Cocktail Attire- Short, above the knee, elegant dresses for her and dark suits for him.

Black Tie- Formal attire; Men wear tuxedos, women wear long gowns.

White Tie- The most formal evening dress code in Western fashion. Men wear a dress coat, white bow tie, waistcoat and starched shirt. Women wear a ball gown.

Grown and Sexy- Should be removed from the dress code list...this doesn't mean anything and sounds silly.

Look Of The Day

The Holidays Are A Great Time To Visit With Friends And Family, Run Your Errands In Cute Clothes So You're Always Visit Ready!

Sweater- H&M
Chambray Oxford- J. Crew
Distressed Skinnies- Madewell
Lace-up Boots- Same Edelman
Watch- Michael Kors