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Editorial: 40’s Stories

Fashion is having a retro moment — and it spans far and wide in terms of eras. Whether we’re talking about 80s colors, 70s glamour, 60s mod, 50s femininity or 40s sophistication, we’re nostalgic for the past. I’m feeling particularly 40’s-obsessed in no small part thanks to this great editorial in Jalouse. I love the details — Peter Pan collars, embellished pumps, pencil skirts and roller-curled hair.

 

Look of the Day: Prints

How amazing is this JAK & JIL photo? In case you need any convincing that prints are in, here’s some photographic evidence.

Craving: Bow-Front 70s Dresses

There’s something really glamorous about the 70s that I can’t get enough of. I love the drama in the clothes — platform shoes, wide-legged jeans and wide-brimmed felt hats. But one of my favorite things about 70s fashion is that there’s an ease to the sexiness. The clothes aren’t fussy or complicated. They’re not particularly structured or rigid. They flow and move with you.

I guess that’s why I’m so attracted to these bow-front dresses. The tie in the front feels so feminine but not in a contrived way, and the rich navy and chartreuse colors are bold and eye-catching with a short hemline, while the chain-print is more understated but with a belt still highlights the body in a subtly sexy way.

  1. ASOS Mini Pussybow Shirt Dress with Shirred Cuffs — $62.90
  2. ASOS PETITE Swing Dress with Pussybow — $71.88
  3. ASOS Midi Dress in Chain Print — $71.88

Editorial: Vogue.com Travel in Style

Vogue.com’s latest editorial “How to Travel in Style” showcases various jetsetting looks. And while the clothes and photography are great, the accessories are what make this editorial really fun. The Proenza Schouler colorblock tote, the snakeskin shoes, the Pendleton blanket — they not only add visual interest to the shoot but enhance the outfits sartorially.

Consider me obsessed.

Craving: Red Coat

Maybe it’s part of “growing up” after you finish school… but I can’t get enough of J. Crew lately. Even though I can wear jeans to work, Jenna Lyons has me dreaming about Cafe Capris and bow-toed pumps. What?!

What I really love though, is the coat in these photos. It’s a simple and classic silhouette, with a blazer-like collar and lapel. And I really can’t stop thinking about it in red.

J. Crew Plaza Coat in Saddle — $298

I’m told the actual color of the coat is more of a bright red with a slight orange undertone, not as dull as it looks in the photo above.

J. Crew is also having a 25% off + free shipping sale until Sunday. Decisions…

Look of the Day: Madewell Geek Chic

I love this outfit from Madewell as part of their contest with Teen Vogue. It makes me want to go back to school so I can be the most Madewell-chic girl in class. It also proves that texture is all it takes to take a piece from simple to stand-out! Her sweater wouldn’t look nearly as good if it were solid black.

Craving: Madewell Leather Skirt

Alexa Chung for Madewell Maud Skirt — $375

I’m obsessing over this Alexa Chung for Madewell leather skirt. I’ve been searching for leather shorts for awhile but now I’m thinking maybe I need a skirt instead — or maybe both! I love the skirt’s shape and pleating. Leather is such a beautiful fabric when its crafted well and has that supple softness to it. (Too bad its so expensive!)

I’m also bananas for those shoes! The shape of the flat is reminiscent of a loafer but a much more modern, feminized version. The model is wearing a black suede version, but for some reason I’ve never been a huge fan of suede shoes (sorry Elvis). It just feels like too fuzzy and soft a fabric for a shoe.

Luckily for me, the shoe also comes in this fabulous, spotted pony hair version:

Belle by Sigerson Morrison Pony Flats — $235

I’m loving a pointier toe for my shoes right now and this pair takes the cake.

Now off to find some budget-friendlier alternatives…

Emanating Warmth

I feel a little deceiving posting these photos. Not only were they taken awhile ago (everything about this outfit screams summer), but I’ve since cut my hair!

Nonetheless, this is an outfit that I really loved and wanted to share. The dress I’m wearing is actually a maxi skirt I bought awhile ago — long before maxis were even cool, let alone everywhere! I’ve always had a little bit of an inner bohemian and I think that’s what drew me to the skirt in the first place. I dreamt of wearing it with an embroidered tank, beaded jewelry, denim jacket and tousled hair. I’m not sure that will ever happen but this skirt really does inspire me. Because it’s white and so simple it feels like a blank canvas. But it’s also a little shapeless when worn as a dress so I added a leather jacket to give it some structure and add some toughness to its ethereal quality.


dress: maxi skirt from forever 21 // jacket: muumba
necklace: zara // shoes: pour la victoire // bag: j. crew
accessories: ray ban, michael kors, j. crew, tiffany

Time for a Change

 

Trend Alert: Floral Doll Dresses

More on florals… I noticed a pattern while browsing Paris Fashion Week street style photos today:

Floral doll dresses are a perfect option for a warm day and they’re truly versatile! Wear them to brunch, a picnic, a garden, out with the girls or the in-laws and more! The most important component is finding a print that you love. You can dress this dress up (heels and a clutch) or down (oxfords and a messenger bag) and you’ll still look chic.