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Shopping Bag: Tip Top

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For my second edition of my shopping bag, I decided to pick two tops perfect for fall.  They are two completely polar items but I like placing diversity and opposition hand in hand. 

I picture the Elizabeth and James printed blouse tucked in a cream trouser for a Margaux Hemingway look paired with a loose up-do, tan booties and the Fendi’s tan Classico bag.  Oh what a wonderful world! 

The Topshop knitted cropped sweater is fabulous for layering, a key fall dressing technique.  Layering is a great way to keep warm and add personality to your outfit.  Imagine a light grey long-sleeved tee, camel leggings, brown riding boots, a camel scarf, and a light grey large YSL Muse Two bag.  As Rachel Zoe would say, mah-jor! 

Elizabeth and James top from net-a-porter.com, click HERE

Topshop knitted cardigan found online, click HERE


1940’s Southern Belle

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Photo Courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

After having watched the Notebook a couple of nights ago, for the 100th time, I was inspired.  Allie’s style, played by Rachel McAdams, has always intrigued me. The movie was set in a 1940’s South Carolina town with a southern belle as the leading lady.  From her hair accents to her rompers, Allie has an elegant flair notorious of the rich elite of the South.  The 1940’s were defined by everything feminine and flattering which lasts whenever, forever.  BE INSPIRED.  

The Notebook Inspiration Collage

My Style: Natty Nautical

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Who doesn’t like the nautical look?  There are so many ways to wear it that no matter what your personal style, you can wear nautical.  I opted for the more tailored nautical look blended with a little Rachel Zoe.  Rachel Zoe because of the wide legged jean which I am very excited to bring back out from my old jean closet.  Wide legged pants are huge this fall/winter and I couldn’t be more excited.  I topped of the jeans with a white tank, my nautical stripped Zara blazer and a nautical inspired Uterque scarf.  

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The Metropolitan Constume Institute Gala 2010

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The Oscars of the east coast, the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala, is THE fashion event of the year in my opinion.  I always wait in anticipation to see what everyone is wearing and when I head to NYC, I make it a point to check out the halls of the exhibition.  Last year’s Model as a Muse was one of my favorite themes ever.  This year, the theme is American Women: Fashioning a National Identity.  The hosts of the night were Oprah Winfrey, Patrick Robinson of the GAP, and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.  GAP is part of the American heritage and is a perfect match in my opinion for this year’s gala but how could GAP dress women for the red carpet?  I didn’t buy the high-end designers creating dresses for GAP.  Actually, I didn’t like the collaborations at all, maybe it was because I didn’t feel it was GAP enough.

I was impressed by the dresses this year, they truly defined American fashion which is simple, elegant, and modern.  Below are some of my favorite dresses.  The Calvin Klein clad ladies looked the absolute best, with my utlimate favorite being Dree Hemingway. 

Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein

 

The Metallics at the Met Gala

The Neutrals at the Met Gala

Cold Colors at the Met Gala

Thanks Just Jared and Style.com for the pics!

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May 5, 2010 at 9:43 AM

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Look of the week: Refined Rachel

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Rachel Bilson in Preen and Brian Atwood

 

Rachel Bilson, the actress and big time fashion enthusiast, is my best friend’s favorite fashionista because she never ceases to amaze.  At the N.Y.C. premiere of Waiting for Forever, Rachel donned a peek-a-boo cream Preen bustier dress with nude Brian Atwood pumps and a Cecelia clutch.  Who doesn’t love Preen and Brian Atwood?  Then the both of them together…on Rachel Bilson!  She looks refined yet sexy with the peek-a-boo and the pumps are simply perfect, very useful for the spring season.  Click HERE to preorder them on Intermix online.  What do you think?