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Month: September, 2011

Craving: Minnetonka Shearling Lined Boots

I love fashion and how fabulous it is. And sometimes I love being comfortable.

Luckily, the two aren’t mutually exclusive, but I admit that I have days where I succumb to sweats. I do my best to make it better — yoga pants with a fitted T-shirt, my boyfriend’s college sweaters with leggings — but let’s be honest here. It’s not very fabulous. Sometimes you just don’t want to dress up!

That being said, one of my favorite not-so-cute-but-oh-so-comfortable indulgences are fuzzy shoes. I’m talking about Uggs and my fleece lined moccasins! So terribly un-chic but so perfect for running to the grocery store on a cold winter’s day at 10 a.m.

And so when I saw these shoes while browsing J. Crew’s new arrivals, there was a part of me that just reeaaally wanted them. Despite the fact that they look super comfy, I actually think they could pass for real shoes. And when I think about running out to get eggs on the weekend or picking up a take-out order from the place next door, all I can think is, I totally need these, for that.

So tell me, am I totally crazy? Or is this a justifiable purchase?

(Oh and it turns out there’s a nearly identical version on sale for $59.99 that I sadly don’t like as much.)

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Love Profession: Giovanna Battaglia

Giovanna Battaglia has the stuff fashion icons are made of. I cannot get enough of her outfit here, pictured from New York Fashion Week. Aside from the fact that she’s wearing flats, it’s an amazing dress (that color!) and such a fun clutch in zebra.

Love Profession: Joanna Hillman

I know everyone loves Anna Della Russo, but if I had to pick a fashion week best-dressed editor it would be Joanna Hillman. I love her daring and yet still classic style and her fearless approach to color and print.

(Photos: Mr. Newton, Jaystrut)

Uniform Worthy: Julia Stegner at NYFW

Sharp Around the Edges

I’ve always liked leopard but this was the first year I’ve actually embraced it. I’ve gotten so much mileage out of these Jeffrey Campbell loafers that I was inspired to find another leopard piece to add to my wardrobe. I also love a good 70’s reference and a bow-front blouse and high-waisted jeans do just that for me.

blazer: zara // top: banana republic mad men collection // jeans: j brand
belt: banana republic mad men collection // loafers: jeffrey campbell
accessories: ray-ban, michael kors, tiffany, j. crew

Love Profession: Lara Stone

There are plenty of beautiful models in the fashion world, each with their own distinctive looks. But for awhile now, I’ve been a little more than obsessed with Lara Stone.

As the face for Calvin Klein, she clearly has more fans than just me. And while this Dutch model is well-known for her lush and curvaceous body, it’s her Brigitte Bardot looks and gap-teeth that I really love.

Look of the Day: Kate Bosworth in Peter Pilotto

Still on the Santorini wavelength, I love this Peter Pilotto dress on Kate Bosworth and her Chanel clutch. I don’t love her shoes but in general this look is summer gorgeous.

Feeling Blue and Looking Great

I raved last year to anyone who would listen that red was going to be THE fall color and sure enough, red is a staple for all of this coming season. But you know what? After NYFW and the Emmys, I’m convinced that blue is the new red.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m still obsessed with red to help me brave the winter months (and there was plenty of red on the Emmys carpet), but the little part of me that’s dreaming about next spring can’t stop thinking about Santorini Blue.

The hue feels like a breath of fresh air.

But, seeing as spring is a good half a year away, I’m trying to focus instead on how to embrace the color trend now. I’m obsessed with the idea of wearing sparkly blue for the holidays, in the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Peter Som and Claire Danes’ Oscar de la Renta dresses. I love a 70’s-inspired sleeved blue dress with over-the-knee boots. And a blue tank dress like Katie Holmes’ Calvin Klein Emmys dress would also go perfectly with a boxy mustard coat for a popping color contrast, or a grey leather jacket and booties for a look that’s more downtown chic.

What’s your fall color obsession?

  1. Urban Outfitters Silence & Noise Layered Tank Dress — $69
  2. Halston Heritage Jersey Crepe Tank Dress — $117.25 (at the Outnet)
  3. Paul & Joe Short Dress — $79
  4. Tory Burch Athazer Dress — $495
  5. Dillard’s Sophia Christina One-Shoulder Satin Dress — $99
  6. ASOS Wrap Dress in Metallic — $82.33 (and similar here)
  7. Elizabeth and James Chapman Stretch-Silk Dress — $365

Red White and Black

This is another outfit I wore earlier in the summer but feels distinctly fall to me. Red, white and black are one of my new favorite fall color combos, one that’s classic and hard to go wrong with. Red was a huge color last fall and it’s back even stronger for this upcoming season. I’ve been dreaming about the color, especially red coats, and am in love with this one from J. Crew. It also pairs wonderfully with camel and khaki, so it layers perfectly with a wool camel coat or khaki trench.

blazer: zara (similar here) // shirt: marc by marc jacobs
pants: h&m (similar here) // shoes: dolce vita
accessories: chanel, michael kors, noir jewelry, tiffany