Just a few things I love about fall…
1. Nina Ricci fall 2012 zipper boots
2. The peplum trend
3. Girly peacoats!
4. Brown riding boots and hunter green pants
5. Leather jackets and layers
I’ve always had an appreciation for the color green…and I guess today, I can say it’s my favorite color. My career outfits haven’t been anything special these days. Budget crunching (and lent) have kept me from adding to my spring wardrobe. So, I’ve had to reinvent the wheel and go shopping in my own closet every day! But that’s OK. Keeps my mind fresh and agile…full of unique fashion ideas. Because let’s be honest, how many 20-something girls have the money to splurge on Michael Kors and Loubous? If you can, I’m green with envy 😉
OK, back on track. Today, I threw on a green circle-patterned blouse, black capris and some old faithfuls, my kelly green pumps. Nothing I was very proud of, but hey, I was comfy and felt stylish enough. Well, little did I know how much attention my green beauties would bring! Compliments, compliments galore! Even from a few men. I should have known green shoes would make my day. Isn’t that what fashion is all about? Feeling good in what you have on, no matter where it came from?
Spring fever is in full swing, and I’m loving me some kelly green. So if there is nothing else you add to your wardrobe this season, make sure you’ve got color. If green is your thing, then yay! If not, try coral, yellow or royal blue! Be bright, be happy. Try to mix and match shades for unique color-blocking effects. Compliments will surely come your way.
Go Green, ladies.
Some inspiration for thought…
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…
Who wore it best? I honestly can’t pick! I might have to say Blake, just because I’m diggin’ those leopard heels!
Vote at people.com and tell Compliment Closet who you thought wore it best and why!
So excited to be back in Project Runway Land, with Tim Gunn as king! And I’ll be posting weekly commentary on each episode. Did the judges get it right? CC’s pick for best and worst. Designers to love and hate and so much more!
Season 9 Episode 1: Project Pajama. For their first challenge, the designers were asked to create a fashion-forward garment from the clothes on their back — their PJs! My favorite of the bunch did not make the top 3 (dissappointed) because Fallene’s puking clown dress was a stand out! It was funky, unique and very fashionable. Fallene is my fave designer so far, just check out her own personal style! Check out lifetime.com for Fallene’s final look!
The top 3 designers did not disappoint either. Two of three were fantastic. And how much do we love Bert? His dress was fashion-forward and sexy (minus the styling of course). I envisioned a chunky and funky necklace, ditching the sunglasses and pulling the model’s hair away from her face. But he deserved to win!
I was disappointed with Anya’s piece. Although I like her, and those pants were amazing!, the outfit itself was dull. The top looked like I could have picked it up at any mall in any town. I’m not a fan of flashing the belly either, but I give her props for those pants.
What did you think? Let CC know! Until next week, PR fans!
If you think you’re seeing spots lately, don’t worry you’re not falling ill! Spots and dots have filled the runways this season, and good news! Polka dots are here through Fall. Polka dots are both flirty and fun, classy and chic. Even if you don’t have a love for vintage 50s fashion, polka dots are taking over modern fashion too. Just check out these fashion spreads featuring leading ladies Blake Lively and Emma Stone. They take the polka fashion trend to the next level. I will definitely be sporting the polka dots tights this winter!
Other dot and spots ideas:
1. You can never go wrong with a flirty dress for the summer.
2. Throw a pokla-dotted cardigan over your favorite LBD for work.
3. Mixing patterns is a fine line. If done right, mix a spotted skirt and striped light-weight sweater. Stick to similar colors and thin stripes. No accessories!
4. Go for a vintage feel: high-waisted bathing suits or shorts are perfect for end-of-summer fun. Pair your bathing suit with a floppy white hat for the beach.