BCBGMAXAZRIA — Fashion Week kick off

9 Feb

BCBGMAXAZRIA was one of the first shows to kick off NYFW. Check out the runway show here! http://www.bcbgmaxazriagroup.com/runway/

Amazing trends to look forward in Fall 2012. The show definitely gave off a 70s vibe that was both relaxed and sophisticated. Color blocking, fur and earthtones are all in the mix.

My fave pieces were his 3/4 sleeve feminine and flowy dresses. Perfect for work, perfect for play.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2012 via Twitter

Sportin’ casual Sunday

5 Feb

What’s more fitting on SuperBowl Sunday then talking SPORTSWEAR. Pegged as one of spring’s must-have looks, there is a lot of room for interpretation which makes it perfect for any woman. WINNING! So make this trend your own and make it you! Remember it’s comfy and it’s casual, and do not force it too much. Wear what you love!

Some ideas? Black harem pants, your fave graphic tee and an oversized cardigan. Throw on some heels if you are meeting the girls for drinks, or try flats if it’s a shopping day with Mom. Another option, try a collared shirt dress, yellow belt and brown boots. Want to be a little more daring? Find a mesh crop top, pair it with a matching cami and a floral zip-up. Finish the look with jeans and a good ole pair of converse.

Prep your wardrobe for casual Sundays, every day! And the good thing? You can is you can mix and match what’s already in your closet for a WINNING team!

Check out some runway looks, and a look I put together on Polyvore 🙂 happy game day, fanshionistas!

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Polyvore: Biker ballerina

2 Feb

Biker ballerina

For someone who has loved scrapbooking, fashion and cutting apart magazines and recreating them in notebooks since I was an awkward teenager, Polyvore was MADE for this fashion blogger. I’m in LOVE!! Check out my first creation…maybe one day that skirt will exist in my closet. What do you like or don’t like  about this outfit?

Black top
ginatricot.com

H M zip jacket
£30 – hm.com

D G mid calf skirt
£370 – net-a-porter.com

Salvatore Ferragamo leather high heels
$1,130 – thecorner.com

Jane Norman black bangle
€17 – janenorman.co.uk

“Adorkable” fashion

30 Jan

Today I pay homage to all girls who embrace their inner dork by paying tribute to the “adorkable” fashionista, Zooey Deschanel. A girly girl who loves vintage clothing, kittens and her signature bangs. After reading a recent article in Allure magazine, I learned so much more about the star of the breakout hit New Girl. Growing up she was ridiculed and mocked for looking different, and it wasn’t until college that she realized accepting her inner dork is what made her special. “My best friend and I would wear velvet gowns and put on lashes and lipstick. I refused to wear jeans,” Zooey said.

I relate a lot to Zooey’s attitude toward style. Clothes are a way to express yourself and your mood. Sometimes pushing the envelope, even just a little, can be very liberating. And who knows, stepping outside your comfort zone can give you all the confidence in the world. I found a lot of my confidence with my very extensive and unique costume jewelry collection. So take a chance fashionistas, you may just get the compliment you’ve been waiting for!

Want more Zooey? Check out her awesome, girl-charged blog hellogiggles.com. It’s all things cute, cuddly and crafty. Made for women, by women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl meets boy

18 Jan

Need a wardrobe pick me up? A little work meets play, boy meets girl, or beauty meets brains? Why not make it easy with items already in your closet?  The blazer and dress. The androgyny will give you a fresh update. It’s sophisticated enough for work and runway enough for today’s fashionista. Blazers vary tremendously in color, cut and style. It’s no wonder I have a love affair with them!

Try a black sheath dress with a pink boyfriend blazer, just add a rhinestone necklace to make it a day to night look. Have a cute frilly polka-dotted frock in your closet from spring? Mix it up with a red fitted blazer, black tights and ankle boots for winter. Check out some other inspirations below…

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Golden best

16 Jan

Award show season is a fashion junkie’s favorite time of year. We pay more attention to the red carpet than the award winners. So who won this year’s Golden Globes? Yes, Meryl Streep — The Artist — Modern Family and George Clooney were some of the award winners…but who worked the red carpet as Golden’s best dressed?? Here are my picks…

Trending: the stache

11 Jan

There are many trends that come and go through a fashionista’s world. Some of these trends make an appearance in our closets, some don’t. Some stay only a few months; some stick around a little longer. Trending these days…the mustache. Will it stay, will it go? Guess it depends on your style. But if you like unique and quirky pieces in your wardrobe, then stash the stache!

I think it’s just about the coolest idea ever…especially the mustache manicure. Check out glamour.com for a how-to video.

Not into mustached apparel, try accessories too!! Or even bling out your desk at work with a mug.

glamour.com

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Wild at work

19 Oct

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Nothing like a fall fashion pick me up than new shoes! Like my new Nicole Miller pumps! You can spice up any work outfit with the trending leopard print! Wear with your fave skinny black pants!

Red rocks the Red Carpet

19 Sep

The 63rd Annual Emmy Awards premiered in red-hot fashion last night! The prominent trend, of course, was red. Who was your favorite?

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Christian Siriano: Spring 2012

11 Sep

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Who doesn’t love Christian Siriano? The fiercest Project Runway winner of them all! Season after season, I cannot wait to see what he puts down the runway. And what makes him even better is that his shoe line at Payless makes it possible for die-hard, yet not rich, fashionista like me to own a piece of Christian fashion. That’s FIERCE.

Ok, so back to Siriano’s Spring fashion outlook…

1. Eye-popping color (reoccurring trend alert!)

2. Maxi skirts

3. Tailored capris and jackets

4. Whites and creams (mixed with eye-popping color!)

5. Siriano staple: Tulle, organza and feathers!

According to style.com, Christian’s inspiration behind this collection was Katherine Hepburn — a revelation that may leave some people scratching their heads. For a designer who won Project Runway on his love of feathers, pushing boundaries and avant garde. Yet, after looking through his pieces, he definitely made it work! In opening, his looks resembled a modern-day Katherine. Very simple and tailored in silhouette, yet bold and sassy in color and styling. Even the models’ hair (and sunglasses) mirrored Katherine someone in today’s fashion folio. Red, neon yellow, white and cream dominated the color palette.

Some of my favorite looks…the tight, striped tees paired with extra-long maxi skirts, his red blazer and the long, tunic vest cinched with a bright red belt and paired with a flowing yellow skirt.

As the show moved on, his looks got more bold, and good ole’ Christian came through. Fur and feathers, organza and tulle. Looks that pushed the envelope, but stayed ready-to-wear. Some of my favorite fashions for Spring 2012 thus far.

What do think Compliment Closet fans?