Archive for ‘Fashion’

November 8, 2012

Men’s Suits: The English, The Italian, The American

An illustrated primer on men’s suits via Cool & Chic Style to Dress Italian II.

 

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October 4, 2012

Style Inspiration: Anthropologie October 2012

Just got the new Anthropologie October 2012 catalog yesterday and immediately loved how each shot was like a lovely piece of Spanish art.  Rich and elegant, these are some of my favorite pieces from the Barcelona-inspired shoot.

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left:  Boiled Wool Draped Sweatercoat ~ Ruffled Peplum Cardi ~ Ridealong Cap ~ Dotty Knit Blazer ~ Daybreak Gazania Necklace ~ Peppermint Bloom Ring ~ Caridad Ruffled Dress ~ Shimmered Skinny Belt ~ Ines Column Dress

 

August 10, 2012

The Dealio: Summer Finds for Under $20

Holy cow it’s been so crazy crazy hot in Los Angeles lately! Triple digits where I live. I was listening to the radio the other day and the DJ summed it up nicely. “The temperature today is O.M.F.G. degrees.” lol

Anywho, I know the stores are slowly starting to roll out the Fall stuff, but I feel like I’m not adequately stocked for this kind of sticky, muggy, miserable weather. But here are some sweet summer finds for under $20. They make me feel a little better. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left:  Anthropologie Intersected Vibrance Camisole: $14.95 ~ J.Crew Two-Tone Straw Hat: $19.99 ~ J.Crew Favorite Tank: $9.99-12.99 ~ Target Merona Beach Tote: $19.99 ~ Forever 21 High-Low Dress with Belt: $19.80 ~ Anthropologie On Holiday Shades: $19.95 ~ Sephora Lacquer Nail Polish: $3 ~ American Eagle AEO Embossed Flip Flop: $14.99

 

Stay cool and hydrated, everyone! xo

 

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August 8, 2012

Kang Hye Won for Vogue Korea August 2012

A Korean culture remix. I was immediately taken by this great spread by Kang Hye Won for Vogue Korea August 2012. The mix of traditional and modern, art and fashion is interesting, beautiful, and just plain cool. Love!

 

 

Stephanie Lee by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Stephanie Lee by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Stephanie Lee by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Stephanie Lee by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Lee Hyun Yi by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Lee Hyun Yi by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Han Eu Ddeum by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Han Ji Eun by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Han Ji Eun by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Han Eu Ddeum by Kang Hye Won

 

 

Han Eu Ddeum by Kang Hye Won

 

 

{via Korean Models}

 

August 3, 2012

Denim Shorts DIY

So, I have a ton of jeans that I never wear because they just don’t fit right. I’ve resisted buying the expensive designer jeans because I couldn’t justify spending $150-300 on a pair of jeans when I could buy some at the Gap or wherever for a fraction of the price. But I’ve recently realized, while trying on and being unhappy with the drawer full of these jeans that I might need to rethink my game plan.

My new mantra lately has been quality, not quantity. Well, not really new, but going back to this age old piece of good advice.

I polled my girlfriends for their favorite designer jeans and it took several trips of trying on different pairs and brands, but I finally invested in a pair of Paige bootcuts and AG cigarettes and am completely in love. And I got them during a Bloomies sale!

These two are now my staples and I wear the heck out of them. They’re comfortable, quality and they actually fit and flatter my funky body! Yes, they are pricey, but in the end (for me with the funky body), having a few of these well-fitting jeans turns out to be much more economical that a drawer full of ill-fitting ones. You feel me?

Ok, so now to the point of this post. What am I going to do with all my old jeans? Probably Goodwill them as I do with most of my clothes. But then I saw this DIY on Hello Giggles and think this may be the way to go. Perfect timing as I’d been on search for some denim shorts!

 

DIY: The Perfect Jean Shorts

 

via Hello Giggles

 

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