A nice interlude from Winter to Spring…
I’m coming up with a way to feel spring easy even though the temp hasn’t gone a bit beyond 40 degrees.
My equation involves pretty easy flowy dresses
(inspiration, Linda McCartney’s dress above),
warm tights and lots of braids.
And to add to my collection of pretty, easy dresses, I just ordered a handmade beauty from Vain and Vapid. I’m a die-hard fan of Julie’s designs and handmade art. I found her by way of her adorable blog, Vain and Vapid. My latest acquisition is the Cecilia Lisbon Dress. I plan to order from her any chance I get. Nothing like supporting small business and having pretty handmade clothes to call your own, especially in a world of mass-production.
I can’t wait to pair it with a wool cowl neck cardigan, wool tights, my boyfriend fatigue jacket and my mocs.
Or I can throw it over a black turtle neck, a la Linda, and pair it with my schoolboy blazer and knee high Frye’s. Hooray for interlude dressing!
I’m into red stockings lately…not sure yet if it’s something I can pull off…
for now but I’m happy to look at them and dream up the possibility…
images from violetvoice.tumblr.com, i heart, lyellnyc.com & llileboutique.com.
I’ve had a girl crush on Pamela for quite some time now… and thanks to Elle.com we get to take a trip further with P-Love into her closet and living space.
I’m getting some great inspiration from these photos…I can see we grew up with the same influences: Blossom, Nirvana, Punky Brewster to name a few…
Chain mail top
“I bought this top for $100. I haven’t worn it yet…I may just hang it on the wall.”
Diane Freis dress
“I love this label. I’ve found a few of her pieces at Brooklyn thrift stores.”
Jewelry, worn throughout:
Black-stone ring hanging from necklace chain: a gift from friend and stylist Keegan Singh. “This was his dad’s ring.”
Rings: a mix of Pamela Love, including her bird-claw ring, vintage, and one from Peter Hopkins (worn on middle finger)
Earrings: Pamela Love claw earring and Genevieve Jones safety pin earring
Vintage trench coat
“I love the silhouette of this trench, and the color.”
Photo: Kelly Stuart; edited by: Violet Moon Gaynor
Comme des Garçons dress
“These are great tights, though I usually just pick up whatever I can find at the supermarket.”
Vintage Chloé dress
Marc by Marc Jacobs trench
“Vivienne Westood is one of my fashion heroes.”
Alexander Wang top
“My best friend ripped these jeans up for me.”
Thrift store flannel
Yardwork T-shirt (the name of a friend’s band)
“Ever since I discovered Nirvana, I’ve lived in flannels and Dr. Martens.”
“I look like a cross between a crazy Punky Brewster and Blossom in this outfit.”
So it has been a few collaborations since I was excited and anticipating a Go National! line for Target. The last few left a bit to be desired.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are amongst my favorite designers (I love to fantasize about a collaboration between the ladies and Tim Burton). The sneak peek that appears in the December Marie Claire has me SUPER EXCITED for Rodarte and Target getting together.
I must have the sequined skeletal dress ASAP.
The Best is that their inspiration for the collection came from love for their favorite films: Harold and Maude, Bonnie and Clyde & Rosemary’s Baby.
and totes unrelated but as I was browsing through Marie Claire I ripped out this photo for my inspiration board:
Filed under: wardrobe
The more color and prints, the more I love these outfits put together by the What Who Wear Editorial Peeps for the November story, Esprit d’Automne:
As the sun slowly heads into hibernation and the trees start sprinkling the streets with their leaves, it’s easy to look at your stark, dark surroundings and dress accordingly. But rather than mimicking autumn’s austere color palette and outfitting yourself only in charcoal and coal, why not have fun with jaunty outerwear and lots of interesting layers? And while you’re at it, please punctuate those ensembles with bright accessories in contrasting or coordinating hues. (A pair of cherry gloves is definitely the sartorial equivalent of an exclamation point, no?) The results will be chic, cheery, and completely au courant, in other words, exactly what you want right now!
I can’t wait to try more outfits like these this fall…it’s so much fun, you can pretty much mix anything as long as you have some key items to anchor it all down, like a bright hat, gloves or scarf…large bright baubles…fun printed shoes.
I love everything about this girl. Her dark hair, dark eye makeup, nose and her elegantly pleated crisp white dress. Finished off with a classic Chanel bag.
Pendelton Dear, I want you to meet my dear friend Ceremony. Opening Ceremony, this is Pendelton.
Alas a beautiful friendship was started.
I’d die for you.
The blanket on my momma’s sofa never looked so good.
My outfit today reminded me of Duckie while I was sitting on the train this morning. A mash up of a leapoard skirt, Electric silk blue shirt and coral jewelry. I find myself channeling Duckie’s mix of colors and prints. So suddenly I had to listen to some Otis Redding.
and then of course I had to find this and watch it. Cheers to Duckie!
On the same note, I’m loving the mix here…gosh orange is probably a close tie with pink as my fave color.
- via the sartorialist.
HELL YES. It’s like Christmas today – Just picked up the new Lula Mag and now this…awesomeness.