Sweater Weather: It’s Too Cold For Me Here

Sweater Weather is finally here, and being the beach bum sun worshiper that I am, I’m not too excited for the winter ahead.  To get myself motivated for the cold, and motivated to go to class I might add, I compiled my favorite sweater photos.  I suppose I’m ready to start bundling up in oversized chunky knits and drinking hot cocoa and green tea all day.. But I will be counting down the days until summer comes back around!

Happy Friday! 

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images used in this post.

Getting Sneaky

A Toast To Trends:  Getting Sneaky

One of my current style obsessions is the return of the sneaker.  The look has been all over the street style scene, bringing comfort to fashionistas everywhere.  From Converse to Nike, the classic wardrobe staple has made its way back to a must-have on everyone’s list.

Disclaimer: I do not own any images used in this post

A Toast to Trends: 90’s Grunge Revival

Being a true 90’s kid, I can’t help but get excited about the return of the 90’s grunge!  As a child I couldn’t see why women would want to dress in baggy clothes and “man-flannels,” but now I find the baggy silhouettes and casual flannels and sweatshirts very refreshing. (I also love any extra reason to wear my favorite Ralph Lauren lumberjack flannel.)

How I do 90’s Grunge:

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Kate Moss: Fashion Icon Joins British Vogue

Kate Moss is one of the most famous supermodels and fashion icons of our time.  Her name is synonymous with impeccable style, which is always fresh and cutting edge.  She has graced the pages of every top publication in the industry, including thirty-two covers for British Vogue (pictured below).  She has expanded her empire past modeling to her own perfume and a self-designed line for Topshop.

This morning British Vogue announced that Kate Moss will be joining the UK magazine as a contributing fashion editor, beginning in the next Spring issue.  Alexandria Shulman of British Vogue was quoted:

“Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see on the pages of British Vogue. I am really looking forward to working with her on ideas.”

-Alexandra Shulman

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I will be anxiously awaiting the next issue of British Vogue, will you?

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A Toast To Mood Boards: Black & White Stripes

My FAVORITE color combination is black and white, so you can imagine how excited I am about how fast the black and white trends are taking off.

Black and white is such a classic color combination that any trendy piece purchased in this color combination will have a key place in your wardrobe for years to come. Classic colors such as black and white paired with stripes is a fool-proof look that is always chic and elegant.  Throw on a red lip or red nails for some extra sass and a pop of color!

Black & White Mood Board

I do not own any of these images, they are for inspirational use only

What I Wore: Investment Pieces

I am a firm believer in investment pieces.

Classic pieces should be chosen very carefully with a meticulous eye for detail, quality, and over-all design.  Splurging on these items will be worth it over-all.  If you don’t believe me, try my fool-proof formula that always makes me feel better for spending a little extra on classic pieces for my wardrobe!

Price of Investment Piece / # of Times Worn

Start with a quick estimate of how many times you think you’ll wear the item in a year.  For example, a classic handbag can be worn hundreds of times during the year if it is made of high-quality materials.  Divide the price of the investment piece by the number of times you might wear it to get your Price Per Wear. You will find that spending a little extra on a classic investment piece is a much better deal than spending nearly the same amount on various low-quality trendy pieces.

My all-time favorite investment piece is my vintage Louis Vuitton messenger bag.  This handbag was my first large purchase when I was a teenager, and I have no regrets.  This handbag can be dressed up or down, and is appropriate for nearly every occasion. Take a look at how I wore my classic Louis Vuitton today!

Handbag: Louis Vuitton Watch: Michael Kors Jewelry: BCBG Black Bow band, Vintage rings, necklaces, bangle Nail Polish: OPI in Big Apple Red

A Toast to Trends: Textured Leather

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Leather has been trending ALL OVER the runways and streets for the past couple of seasons.  This season the runways have brought us a new twist: textured leather.

My personal favorite example of this trend is a tiered and tiny square-cut leather mini skirt from M.S.S.P.  I paired it with another trend, a chambray button-up, to help make it more casual for day-wear.

Skirt: M.S.S.P. – Max Studio Specialty Products (Dillard’s)  Top: Takara (Dillard’s)  Clutch: Michael Kors Ring: vintage