Wednesday, October 31, 2012

While you're waiting here are some a few pieces from the Elie Saab Fall2012 Couture show. Sooo pretty


I've been moving all this week from my apartment back into my dad's place. I'm finally done and now unpacking is my next Everest. Not looking forward to that. What I am looking forward to is organizing my closet and revisiting pieces that I may have overlooked in the past few months.

I'm also most excited for posting pics of my shopping trip(s) with my dear friend Kate. She calls me her fashion guru, which I love. I love that she comes to me for fashion advice and trusts me, which makes things a whole lot easier. The next step is to take pics of her wearing the fabulous outfits and looking ever so stylish. We talked about before and after pics so get excited.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ditch the Dicky

Remember the dicky? If you had the misfortune to own and/or wear one, first of all let me give my condolences. Second of all, why?! Why wouldn't you spring for the entire shirt?!

For those of you who don't know what a dicky is and are giggling to yourselves it is essentially a turtleneck sans sleeves and the lower half of the shirt. Basically, it's for those who need a collar but hate shirts...? I honestly don't understand it and my fashion soul hurts the more I think about it, moving on.


There is an exciting new trend these days that seems to be the dicky's cooler and hotter cousin who is always on trend and knows all the awesome indie bands. This season the detached collar has been gracing many a neckline. What's great about these collars are their ability to transform a simple blouse or top into more of a statement piece. 
Add one of these to a brightly colored cashmere sweater and BAM! brand new top.  They also come in beaded varieties and are more like necklaces so they're easier to wear with different types of tops.

(ermergherd! so cute)

I love this look so much because of it's unconventionality and it even looks cool with a strapless dress. Talk about trendsetting!

The detached collar is an easy and cool way to amp up any outfit this season. Plus they're not a lying to everyone like the dicky. Really dicky, who are you trying to fool?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It doesn't have to be raining to wear a trench

I can't believe it took me this long to realize this simple idea. It was slightly chilly today as fall starts to settle in and I wasn't ready for a pea coat. Staring into my closet at my various coats and jackets I was stuck. It's too early to fully submerge myself into dark colors as I tend to do when the temperature drops so I was looking for some color, i.e. anything but black or gray. Then it came to me. What about my trench coat? I don't wear it as often as I would like because Colorado gets rain so randomly and I'm usually caught off guard. 

The jacket is actually quite interesting, I found it at Urban Outfitters for an amazing price. It was one of their re-purposed pieces where they took a men's trench coat and redesigned it to fit a woman. It has three-quarter length sleeves and pleats were added to the back. It's really very cute and still over sized so it makes me feel small and cozy.

Moral of the story is this (if you're looking for something like that), wear a trench coat more often or if you don't already own one get thee to a store and purchase one. I can't count how many times I've read in magazines that everyone should own a "classic trench".

I grabbed the jacket and confidently walked out the door to face the world wearing a trench coat on a clear day (very rebellious, I know). I wanted to kick myself for all the times I didn't think to wear it on days like this, but went shopping instead with my jacket swinging in the fall breeze.