Friday, May 28, 2010

return of the scrunchie...

Just when you thought they were behind you, the quintessential 80s hair tie returns for a repeat performance... That's right my friends, I'm talking about scrunchies. You know, those poofy, printed, colorful ponytail holders of days yore? Yup, the very ones. From Marc Jacobs' Spring collection all the way to Chanel, the runway has marked the comeback of these badboys in a big way. Even mass retailers such as American Apparel, with their metallic renditions, and H&M, with their floral offerings, have jumped aboard the scrunchie bandwagon. And although I myself am not sure how I feel about the trend, these once unsightly accessories (think Carrie explaining to Burger that a city girl would never be caught dead sporting one in public) are back, whether I like it or not...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

photo of the day...

Image courtesy of Fashion Toast

tribal danse...

Who doesn't appreciate a good tribal print from time to time?

Photographer: Daniel Jackson; Model: Constance Jablonski; Magazine: Vogue China; Photos via Fashiongonerogue

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the perfect trench...

All I want for Spring is a pretty little trench coat... is that too much to ask for?

Boyfriend Trench Coat, Rag & Bone, $667.29

attention to detail...

Golden studs and floral print never looked so good...
Image courtesy of Stockholm Street Style

Friday, May 21, 2010

neutral party...

In need of some hot pieces to spruce up your Spring wardrobe? Forget the bright, saturated hues of seasons past; this year, look no further than neutrals for an au currant look that will carry you well into the Summer and early Fall. And don't be afraid to mix and match; neutral tones have the ability to harmoniously blend together when done correctly, and adding variety in terms of materials (think suede, satin, silk, cotton, etc) can expertly add depth and intrigue to your overall look. To put it plainly, your look should mimic the light heartedness of the season, so take some risks and have fun!

1. Petite Double Pocket Crop Tee, Topshop, $30
2. Sam Edelman Quinly heels, Sam Edelman, $185
3. Sara Berman Studded suede clutch, Sara Berman, $240
4. Drape Pocket Hareem Trousers, Topshop, $85
5. Shawl Collar Blazer, Topshop, $135
6. Bracelet, Proenza Schouler, $1,115

outfit envy...

A white embellished top, neutral trousers, red lips, and an amazing clutch... in a word: Perfection.

Image courtesy of Face Hunter

Thursday, May 20, 2010

what would she wear?

If you've ever so much as laid eyes on the lovely and stylish Louise Ebel, you know that when it comes to this particular Parisienne, a little bit of glamour goes a long way... Her blog, Pandora, serves as an endless source of inspiration, comprised of equal parts whimsy, style and allure. Louise captures my heart time and time again with her feminine ensembles, amazing accessories, and artful photography, complete with a killer Parisian backdrop that just makes everything she does seem that much cooler... So when left to ponder what this stydol would wear, my imagination takes a turn down sartorial avenue, meeting somewhere near the corner of fabulous and impossibly chic. From girlie frocks to oxfords, and Wayfarers to Chanel, these are but a few pieces I picture my beloved to gravitate towards... and if they're good enough for my Louise, then they're certainly good enough for me.

For a complete list of the items seen above, or for shopping info, check out my Polyvore page