Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Inspiration

1. green gown, 2. Colorful India, 3. Vintage Deco Bridge Tally--Rounded Out Nicely, 4. Kate Spade Ad, 5. Charm March 1959, 6. Return of the lady: Louis Vuitton’s fall/winter 2010 collection, 7. detachable peter pan collar - seafoam floral, 8. Eye, Jaipur, 9. Twiggy Lawson
I'm really excited for fall fashion. I'm ready for tights and sweaters and jackets and heavy fabrics. Here's what I like for fall:
  • Plaid Full skirts like the ones at Louis Vuitton. I have some plaid fabric around here somewhere that could be a contender.
  • Bright colors like in the second picture. Who said fall needs to be pumpkin colored? Those brights combined with a neutral would be stunning and the colors would pop even more.
  • Yellow. I really like the color yellow lately in any shade.
  • Peter pan collars are adorable. I think they would look super in a fun print with a solid colored dress.
  • Sheer overlays like in the first picture. Sheer overlays are great for fall because its all the fun of sheerness with out the being cold part.

What are you feeling for fall?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Business in the Front

With today's outfit I focused on the tights. I really like this Urban Outfitters pair I've wanted to wear them recently but it seemed too cold. Today seemed just right. I picked a simple dress to go on top.I wore my infinity dress. I tied it in a different way today. I did it one shouldered; you can't really tell because my shirt matches the straps.The tights look like regular black tights from the front but when I turn around...
The back is like pantyhose. The back is very thin. My friend told me that they remind her of cookies that are chocolate on one side and vanilla on the other.
Dress- Me, Tights- Urban Outfitters, Jacket- Marc Jacobs
I feel like today's outfit was a nice mix of formal and casual.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall is here

It's finally starting to feel like fall here.
Since it was pretty cold today, I broke out my Marc Jacobs jacket. I also got to wear a dress that I got for my birthday. The dress was too warm for the summer.
Jacket- Marc Jacobs gift,Dress-gift, tights-Target, shoes-Old Navy
I've been wearing tights everyday this week it is so exciting. But I think I need to organize my tights trunk (yes, a trunk like one of the ones they use in Harry Potter). Getting these tights out this morning was very difficult. I didn't realize until I uploaded the photos but my dress matches the lining in my jacket.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mad Style

I'm excited for tonight's Mad Men season finale. The costumes on the show are very beautiful.Janie Bryant does a great job designing them. Joan is my favorite; I love pencil dresses. Betty is a close second for me. I adore her cupcake dresses. Tom and Lorenzo have a great series called Mad Style where they take a close look at every costume in the show.
I love the fur coat with the chiffon dress. I adore the neck detail on Joan's dress. I think I may try something similar on one of my dresses. I decided to pull together some late 50s and early 60s looks
This is a Joan-y dress. I love the color and can you believe its only $18!
The next dress has a full skirt so its more of a Betty style. I love everything in the shop this came from $ 130
A lot of the girls on the show wear brooches. I think they are great on jackets and scarves.
The first one is shaped like a bow and its Weiss which makes great costume jewelry. $9
This next one is just a beautiful color. $39.99

If your more inclined to make a dress. There are a plethora of patterns available.
The first dress is very season 4 of mad men because you have the cleanness of the early 60s but it adds a graphic interest with the center column. $ 14
The second dress is so classy. I think it would look good in a dark purple. $18

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Purple and Grey

Here is my outfit from Saturday. I had a long day; I took my SAT and then changed and headed up to the mountains with my friend and my stepdad. My friend was in a play in his college so I went up to see it and hang out with some friends that go to that school.
I wore my purple leopard dress. It is one of my favorite things I've made but I feel like I say that every time I make something.
Dress- Me, socks and sweater- Forever 21, bag- gift, shoes- thrift
My mom got me this bag a few Christmases ago. I use it all the time. I hardly show my bags because usually I use the same ones over and over. I haven't been sewing much lately because I haven't had time between freaking out about where to go to college, makeup work and musical rehearsals. I also lost some weight from being sick so I don't want to make something that only fits great when I'm not totally healthy.

I do have a jacket project already cut out in my size that I will start this weekend well after I do my calc packet.