Ever since the September issues came out this year I'm craving fringe. It started with that beautiful Michael Kors show that had touches of fringe throughout- the standout being the skirt. It packs such a major punch while being so effortless. Paired minimally with a chunky turtleneck, it's insta-outfit. If you don't feel brave enough for the skirt, try incorporating the look into accessories. Just be careful not to go too "costume-y"...you know what the Project Runway judges would say about that! Even so PR designer Sean Kelly went for it with his signature fringe looks during the season finale- and it payed off! The inspiration and interpretations below.
The inspiration- Michael Kors Runway Show
The inspiration: A look from Sean Kelly's show on the Project Runway season finale
Literal interpretation- H&M fringed skirt
Or, try it on top! Ivona Black Fringed Faux Suede Jacket
I am still recovering from PLL100. So much to discuss! The Emison kiss, Caleb's weird hair, Ezria forever...and ohh the massive explosion??! But most importantly- the fashion. Hanna's hangover chic is simply inspired. Obsessed with the shades. And Alison can't keep a dead mom and budding lesbian romance keep her from a geek chic cat T-shirt. Taylor Swift would be so proud. Those and more odds and ends from PLL100 below. Meow!
Hanna's sunglasses- "Prada oversized square sunglasses"
Hanna's beanie- "BDG Cuffed Rib-Knit Beanie"
Alison's Cat T-shirt- "Sandro Elie Top"
Alison's trench- "Bebe Bianca Coated Trench Coat"
Although spring is technically here, besides the allergies, it sure doesn't feel like it! It's still jacket weather, despite the fact that we are all antsy to invoke our right to bear arms (get it?). While jackets don't exactly scream chic, there are some that can work seamlessly into your layering wardrobe to keep the chill off (and the style) on until warmer weather really arrives.
An edgy take on denim with this moto style from H&M.
The anorak! Goes with anything- especially in a military inspired olive tone. I have a similar one & constantly get compliments. This one is from Athleta. Similar here and here.
It's happened to all of us before. Shopping fatigue. You've gone to every store, tried on ever shirt, pair of pants, dress...whatever, only to find, yup you guessed it- nothing! Truthfully, I have a higher tolerance than most for digging through racks to find exactly what I'm looking for, but even I've been in a spot that an extra shot of espresso can't pull me out of. Enter Stitch Fix. My very fashionable, albeit tired of dragging through the mall and finding nothing she liked, friend turned me on to this new service.
Here's how it works: you create a profile so they can get to know your style, then they send you five items that their stylists pick for you based on said profile. You keep (and pay for) the items you like then send the rest back. And the fee for all this styling goodness? $20! I think that's pretty reasonable if they do a good job. Plus if you keep any of the items the fee goes towards what you keep. So,you ask, "Do they do a good job?". I can tell you from my friend's experience that I thought overall they picked items that fit her style well.
Things to keep in mind: you don't really know what you're going to get. You may like nothing, or you may like something but it's not in your budget (average item price $65). If you consider this going in and have reasonable expectations, I don't think you'll be disappointed. If the stylist does a good job, that $20 is SO worth it. If you don't really like anything, consider the $20 an entertainment fee. One thing I really liked was the option to provide them with a specific pinterest board. I have one that is just dedicated to my own personal style, so I supplied that one as inspo for my stylist. My overall verdict? If you have an extra $20 this month, and you're tired of shopping all the usual spots- give it a try! I just placed my first order to arrive next week, and I have a feeling this could be my new obsession! Check back to see how my personal order turns out!
Admittedly, Taylor Swift is not my favorite. I don't enjoy her music (or most in the genre for that matter), but I am woman enough to give credit where credit is due! T Swift knocked it out of the park at last night's ACM Awards. So chic. So grown-up (in a good way). So fashion forward. Bravo!
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel
Jennifer Lopez brought it back to her Jenny from the block roots this week on American Idol and I luh it Papi! First sporting an H&M dress on Wednesday night and then rocking her own Kohl's line last night. Currently the romper is only available in black online (on sale!), but hopefully they're stocking up on other colors soon! In the meantime, if you have a penchant for pink, I found some other options below!
Jennifer Lopez in Jennifer Lopez Solid Roll-Tab Crepe Romper available here in black.
Anyone who knows me knows I live for brunch. There's nothing I enjoy more than rolling out of bed with my same smoky eye from the night before and trying to pull off "chic" while happily sipping a spicy bloody mary and destroying a bacon, egg & cheese. Heaven, right? This sweatshirt to me represents that "I'm kind of a mess, but I kind of like it" feeling that washes over me on the morning after a great night out. Plus, who has the time to put together an outfit after a night of dirty martinis?
Item of the day, because sometimes Mondays feel like going to war.
J Crew Camo Sweatshirt- 25% off right now w / code "HEYSPRING"
I don't know about you, but between this month's weather, mercury in retrograde (TG- it's ending) and other general life crappiness, I'm in a skull kind of mood. Apparently, Aria feels the same way. Break-ups will do that to you! Did anyone else feel strangely satisfied watching her absolutely demolish Ezra's apartment this week on PLL, btw? I digress. Luckily for me (and you!) we can have her skull sweater, too! Because breaking up is hard enough to do without worrying about your outfit.
Aria (Lucy Hale) in 360 Skull Cashmere Jack D Pullover
Winter blues got ya down? Join the club! Check out some cheap thrills to help brighten this endless season! All items layer-able now, and can stand alone when spring (eventually) comes.
J Crew Factory Short-Sleeve Stripe Necklace Sweater - 30% off, no code needed.
Banana Republic Sloan-Fit Rugby Stripe Slim Ankle Pant- 40% off until midnight tonight w/ code BRCLUE40