I love seeing what’s in other people’s bags– a common curiosity. However, when Hanneli Mustaparta posted her purse contents, I was too busy looking at the bag itself. The Mulberry accessory aesthetic is classic. I love how her Baywater’s scalloped edges give the bag a bit more personality. I also happen to be obsessed with scallops in clothing and accessories (as seen by my See by Chloe sandal love).
J. Crew | Scalloped Shorts
Marc by Marc Jacobs | Palmetto broderie anglaise cotton top
J. Crew | Raindrop Lace Top
Giulietta | Scalloped crepe A-line skirt
See by Chloe | Poya metallic leather doctor bag
I need to look up Hanneli’s iPhone case too. It’s so cute!
I’m a techie and a self-proclaimed Apple junkie, so with the release of the new iPad, I spent my Friday refreshing a Fedex shipment tracking page. I upgraded to a 4G one so I can bring it with me everywhere I go. The only problem– how accident prone I am. My only goal yesterday was to find a cute affordable case. Seriously, when did the cases become more expensive than the electronic?! Yes, I want you Proenza Schouler case but please drop $600.
Here are some reasonable cases I found.
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs | Stardust embossed iPad Case $58
2. Kate Spade | ‘Play Hooky’ neoprene iPad sleeve $50
3. Rebecca Minkoff | Quilted Neoprene Circle Quilt iPad Case $78
4. J. Crew | Patterned DODOcase $84.95
5. Henri Bendel | Centennial Stripe iPad Sleeve $88
6. Dooney & Burke | Case for the iPad $65
And my winner? The Kate Spade ‘Play Hooky’ iPad case. I love it!
New York Fashion Week concludes today. Overall, the collections have made me very excited for fall.
Alexander Wang Fall 2012
I think it’s the runner in me that feels drawn to the exposed shoulders. Just when you thought his fall collection was less sporty than spring!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012
As usual, Marc Jacobs delivers clothing I want to wear. I’m intrigued by the feminine looks with heavier shoes.
Tory Burch Fall 2012
I love how ladylike Tory is making fall. However, even with its sophistication, the clothes maintain the colorful and travel-inspired (Asia?) influence of Burch.
Theyskens’ Theory Fall 2012
I love his use of textures.
Do you have a favorite collection from NYFW?
You know on those makeover shows like What Not to Wear when the hosts chastise the fashion victims for living in sweats? Well, they could have easily avoided that fate if they had just discovered the holy grail of fashion: the sweater dress. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a sweatshirt! As your clothing! Check out some of the coziest and most fashion-forward options that will keep you comfortable and safely off reality television.
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Sweater dresses look great with heels or ankle boots; and if you get cold, throw on some tights and extend their seasonal use.
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Please note that the last sweater dress is called the “Keanu Reeves Sweater Dress.” I wish I could know the origins of that naming decision.
Do you exploit the sweater dress? What’s your favorite?
It seems like every designer and their mother has created a bow blouse this season. And… I kind of adore them. I imagine they’ll flatter just about every size.
How cute does Emma Pillsbury look in last week’s episode of Glee? That blouse was the only novel thing in the entire episode. Let’s not discuss how she’s affording Marc by Marc Jacobs on a high school counselor’s salary and instead focus on which color is cuter. I’m a sucker for pink.
Tory Burch has created quite a few designs as well. I love this geometric printed sleeveless one best. According to the website, the bow detaches. I don’t know what that means but I’m picturing clip on bow-ties. Tory wouldn’t do that, right?
This one from Anthropologie is more affordable; and it has a cute bird pattern that would be great for fall.
There’s also a ton of solid colored bow blouses around. Alice & Olivia’s has button-tab secure cuffs for rolling up the sleeves. This feature makes the garment a bit edgier than the bow blouses with gathered or ruffled sleeves.
Have you noticed the fashion saturation of the bow blouse? Any favorites you’ve found?