Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Blog A Day: Wardrobe Oxygen

Whilst I'm honeymooning in Japan, I'm going to feature one blog a day that you should read! Today you should go check out Wardrobe Oxygen! A fellow DC blogger, she's got great style and an authentic voice and she just plain rocks.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fashion Dog: Spike from Fresh Jess

Next in my fashion dog series is Spike of Fresh Jess! Hes a 4 year old English bulldog adopted from the Bulldog Haven Northwest rescue. He was surrendered after his former parents couldn't afford major surgeries he needed and when they saw him on the Bulldog Haven NW Facebook page - the rest was history!

Describe a day in your life.
On the weekdays, I pretend I'm asleep until Mom & Dad leave for work. Then I eat breakfast, drink some water, play with my toys, hide my bones around the house, mess up my parents' bed, watch some Animal Planet and lay on my bed looking out the window and judging all the human beings that walk by. I go back to bed around 3pm. When my parents come home, it looks like I've been napping all day!

On the weekends I love to go to the dog park and swim in the lake, and just hang with Mom & Dad all weekend long. I try to see my uncles and other human family too, but dog park dates with all of my favorite lady dogs is a must.

Does your mom ever dress you up?
NO. I have what you call a husky build - big shoulders, short & stocky with no neck. I hate clothes because they never fit me :(

If you could pick one designer to make dog gear, who would it be?
Tom Ford. I'm sure he could make the short and stocky look more handsome than we already are.

What's your favorite online boutique to shop for pet accessories?
I make Mom buy all my stuff at Smiley Dog, Pet Pros, and Amazon. I'm a responsible canine - I support Seattle business!

If you could piddle on one fashion trend right now, what would it be?
Piddle's a funny word! I guess I'd have to say Crocs. I will never understand Crocs, humans. They're so easy to piddle on!

Hooray for rescue dogs! Do you know a fashion dog that should be featured next? Let me know!

Upcoming Trend: Roaring Twenties

The jazz era was an inspiration for spring / summer collections, but I get the feeling it will really gear up in the next few months when The Great Gatsby comes out!! To get the look, search for art deco jwewlry and prints, drop waist dresses, embellished lace, and flapper fringe! Here are a few pieces to get you in the mood!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Painterly Stripe Blouse

Love the painterly look of the stripes on this blouse by Sam&Lavi! Buy at Revolve Clothing quickly at $138, only a few sizes left!

My Style Challenege: Ahoy Matey

With all my travel going on, I've found myself feeling lazy for every day work. What's the point of getting dressed up if I'm not in a different time zone?? But I recently decided to rock some spring nautical and wanted to share!

Even though I'm wearing sailor pants and stripes, the look is surprisingly subtle - I was worried it would be costumy. I suppose it's because the pieces are such dark neutrals? I'm wearing: Espirit sailor pants, striped blazer from ModCloth, yellow tank courtesy of LOFT, red Zara shoes, blue South clutch from the Whitney Eve F/W '12 show gift bag, necklace and sunglasses from Urban Outfitters, bracelets from Juicy Couture & CUSP, stacking rings from Banana Republic, wedding band by Tina Tang.
Ahoy matey! You can always count on nautical chic for spring!

Mint Boyfriend Shorts

I was at Gap last night buying socks and undershirts for the Mr when these boyfriend shorts caught my eye! Available in tons of great colors, including mint, lavender and pink, they're just $40 and come in petite and tall!

Neck Cutouts Tank

I ADORE the sea foam color of this tank, and the cut out lattice detailing on the neck is tres bella! Buy at Anthropologie for $188 and pair with white jeans, a lavender scarf and some strappy sandals!

Trench Cape

You don't see too many capes for spring, but you do see lots of trenchcoats! Well, how about a trenchcape to change things up and stand out? This one by DKNY is just $123 at Bluefly!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Melissa X Jason Wu Slingbacks

Melissa, the company that makes fabulous and comfortable PVC shoes perfect for wearing in the rain, has collaborated with Jason Wu. One of the results is this adorably elegant pair of slingbacks in pale pink. Soooooo perfect, it makes me almost wish for rain. Available for $176 at Saks.

Tiffany's New Metal: RUBEDO

Last week I went to Tiffany & Co for a fabulous party celebrating their 125th anniversary. You know how your first anniversary gifts are supposed to be paper and twenty fifth is silver and so on? Well I think 125th should now be RUBEDO™!

RUBEDO is a killer new metal (alloy) - a mix of copper, silver and gold with a warm luster! It reminds me a bit of rose gold, but at a more affordable price point! The amazing necklace above is a mix of silver a RUBEDO loops.
This picture really shows off its warm tones and luxe look! It looks delicious! Speaking of...
We interrupt this message with a picture of macaroons on a bed of sugar. Yum.
Another RUBEDO piece, also paired with silver. Its warm tones are a perfect complement to the silver, love all the pieces they now have available, including the one they gave me!
Thanks so much for making my year!

Ikat Print Tee

I'm obviously in a summer state of mind today! Love this ikat print tee, which is starting to sell out in both colors at Ella Moss for $88. Love it paired with a breezy white skirt and flat, jeweled sandals!

Tribal Maxi Dress

It feels wrong to be posting a summery maxi dress when it's so brisk out, but I love this tribal, almost zebra-esque print! And it's an affordable $108 at Express too!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Designers Sketch the Girl on Fire

If you didn't know by my last outfit post, I'm a huge Hunger Games geek! Well, imagine my delight to see that a bunch of fashion designers sketched how they envision the main character Katniss' infamous flaming debut described as:

I am dressed in what will either be the most sensational or the deadliest costume in the opening ceremonies. I'm in a simple black unitard that covers me from ankle to neck. Shiny leather boots lace up to my knees. But it's the fluttering cape made of streams of orange, yellow, and red and the matching headpiece that define this costume. Cinna plans to light them on fire just before our chariot rolls into the streets.
Check out some of the killer looks and see the whole set at InStyle.
 Christian Siriano
 Tommy Hilfiger
 Rachel Roy
Charlotte Ronson

Mint Jeans

I've got my pair of mint jeans, but do YOU?? I researched lots of options to find the pair perfect for me, so now I can share with all of you:

Cap Toe Mary Janes

If you follow me on Buyosphere, you may have noiced I'm obsessed with finding cap toe shoes!!! Love the pink and metal cap on these mary janes, but I just can't afford the $365 price tag... right now! Filing away this ShopBop link for a splurgy day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Summer Fashion Trend: Backpacks

You'd think backpacks would come into style when school's back in session, not on its way out! But a super functional and chic way to tote your items, the backpack is perfect for summer festivals and bike riding! Here are a few standout ones in a huge range of price points available now!