Olive green cape coats and leopard print scarves.
Cropped oatmeal cardis and over-the-knee socks.
Little black sweaters and emerald tweed skirts.
These are a few of my favorite things!
Breton stripe tees and faux-fur shawl collars.
Fake PS1 bags and suede lace-up booties.
Thick tights and looped belts and MC Hammer pants.
These are a few of my favorite things!
When the temps drop,
when the rain comes,
when I’m feeing sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don’t feel sooooo bad!!!!
…..errr no?? Did I just lose 10 readers from botching a classic jingle? Moral of the story: I’m majorly digging ASOS Fall 2010 lookbook. Want. It. All.
[Images via ASOS]
Shorts are my summer uniform. Sure, I like to mix it up with a dress here and a skirt there but overall, nothing is more appropriate in the summertime than shorts. Just like the dresses I picked out, these are my favorite short styles this season.
First of all, I love anything that comes pre-belted. It adds a sense of refinement to a seemingly casual piece of clothing like shorts. Just tuck a loose-fitting blouse into those belted shorts and pair them with flats and you have an instant summer office outfit.
As for the rolled denim, I personally think nothing’s better than cutting up an old pair of jeans to mid-thigh length and rolling the hem to your desired length. A few summers ago, I cut 2 pairs of my high school jeans into shorts and I’ve worn them religiously ever since. But, if you don’t have old jeans to destroy, the 3 rolled denim shorts below are perfect options!
As I’ve mentioned before, I love a good print. It instantly spices up an outfit! All 3 of the patterned shorts below have an almost childish charm to them. They make me want to ride the ferris wheel and eat cotton candy at a carnival. There’s nothing wrong with expressing your inner 13 year old! Am I right??
- Dejeuner Silk Short, J.Crew, $88
- Madewell Paper Bag Shorts, Shopbop, $54.60
- ASOS Rope Shorts, ASOS, $37.20
- Denim Boyfriend Short, J. Crew, $79.50
- Extreme Ripped Boy Shorts, Topshop, $60
- Levi’s 1960 Tab Shorts, Steven Alan, $195
- Faded Floral Pocket Shorts, Topshop, $50
- ASOS Heart Print Shorts, ASOS, $43.96
- Rift Valley Shorts, Anthropologie, $98
[Images via J. Crew, Shopbop, ASOS, Topshop, Steven Alan, Anthropologie]
Ideal Spring Outfit #5: Chambray, White Jeans, and Alexa
- Selvidge Chambray Shirt, J. Crew, $98 [Image via J. Crew]
- Pearl Collar, Forever 21, $15.80 [Image via Forever 21]
- J Brand 10″ Ankle Skinny Jeans, Shopbop, $159 [Image via Shopbop]
- Mulberry Alexa Bag, Mulberry, $1,150 [Image via Mulberry]
- Spitfire 70s Removable Shades Sunglasses, ASOS, $30.77 [Image via ASOS]
- AIDAH Leather Brogue Lace-Up Ankle Boot, ASOS, $111.11, [Image via ASOS]
I can actually picture myself wearing this ideal spring outfit…minus the Alexa bag of course (as much as I love/need, I don’t have a spare grand laying around). And for as often as I live in a fashion fantasy world, I’m a jeans and tee kind of gal (mostly…I do spruce up every now and again). So this outfit is not much different than my current repertoire.
I decided to add a little flair with the FO 21 pearl collar. If you’re EVER thinking to yourself: I need flair, you will undoubtedly find said flair at Forever 21. It doesn’t matter that the gold will tarnish or the necklaces will break after 2 wears, FO 21 has a well-stocked flair department. You will find what you need for just about any occasion. Anyways, the pearl collar adds a nice feminine touch to the mostly masculine pieces of the outfit (though the pearls will probably start to unravel before I even finish posting this blog).
The Spitfire circle glasses, on the other hand, will automatically catapult you (or me, I guess) into the hipster category. I better start practicing my brooding face.
And what can I say about the Mulberry Alexa? It’s perfection. I would put it in the same category as the PS1. Classic. Timeless. Essential. Versatile. The bee’s knees. Too expensive for moi.
With that said, I want to wear this outfit right now. Is it legal to wear white jeans yet???
Right now, I’m attempting to build a holiday party outfit around these Urban Outfitter’s sheer polka dot tights that I purchased a few weeks ago. You know by now that I’m really feeling patterned tights this season so I definitely want to incorporate them in my holiday party outfit.
But what shall I wear?? I don’t know if I should go ultra trendy and wear a velvet and/or sequin dress with shoulder pads or do something a little more classic. Since I’m currently exploring my options on Topshop, ASOS, and Bloomys, it looks like I’ll be heading in the trendy direction.
I don’t dress super trendy on a regular basis, but honestly, if I’m going the trendy route, it’s best to do so at a holiday party where everyone’s a bit tipsy on champagne and shrimp skewers. No one will even notice that I’m dressed for a 1984 prom and if they do, their colored judgment will instantly approve of those shoulder pads. More power to you and your lace, I always say.
Anyways, here is my short list for potential holiday party dresses, trendy or otherwise:
If you had time to click through all of these selections, then you, like me, have no life. Just kidding! But seriously, if you perused through these holiday dresses, you’ll notice that all of them are quite short in length and therefore, tights are a must. I’m trying to keep it classy girls!
When the holiday season rolls around the corner, I will pair my dresses with a chic, black ankle boot if I’m feeling bold or embellished flats if my feet start to hurt. Either way, I will attempt to deck the halls in the trendiest way possible.
[Image via ASOS]
[Image via Asos]
I have a strong affinity for European exports, whether it be Belgian chocolates, Eiffel Tower-shaped lamps, or Topshop. Now Topshop has recently set up camp in NYC and started a U.S. website so they’re not totally UK-based anymore. But still, the Topshop style is very much European and therefore falls under the category of Euro exports in my world.
Topshop is not the only UK clothing company that has captured my heart. For one, there’s Asos. It has an ultra-trendy vibe like Topshop but at lower price points (for the most part). If I’m on the hunt for a trend – say, a velvet, puffy-sleeved mini dress (pictured) – then I will find it on the Asos website without a doubt. But it’s not all trendy pieces, my friends. Asos also has a great collection of classic pieces like tailored dresses and pencil skirts that will fit perfectly in your work wardrobe. Word to the wise: if you register on the website and tell them your birthday, they send you a major coupon as a birthday gift. That’s all I’m saying!
Another one of my UK favorites is AllSaints. The style is definitely a little more edgy with a color palette ranging from blacks to grays to navy blues (they do throw a tan in the mix every so often). I love the outerwear and leather but my favorite pieces on the Allsaints website are the knitwear. The sweaters are big and chunky – just how I like them!
So if you need a European fix (like I do on a daily basis), these UK clothing websites are the best antidote.
[Image via Allsaints]