Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Style Challenge: Mixing Bowl of Prints

It's summer time and I own a fab romper that's never been worn... time to remedy that!!

I love this romper, but it's a bit dark and fall colored for July. So I decided to pair it with my new, somewhat neutral-esque print cardigan to lighten up my look.
Wee, loosing my balance! I was certainly not a flamingo in a past life... Wearing: Missoni for Target romper, J. Crew cardigan, DV by Dolce Vita sandals, hat from Urban Outfitters. Jewelry includes: Necklace courtesy of LOFT, earrings from Anthropologie, jeweled bracelet courtesy of South Moon Under, arm party bracelets from Banana Republic, CUSP and Juicy Couture.
Usually I put some thought into my print mixing with a color or style that kinda brings the whole look together. This time I was random and grabbed the closest thing to me... Pulling off a crazy mixed print look or not?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Chevron Bustier Bikini

It's hard finding interesting bathing suits to post, most are just standard style with cute prints, But this one stands out a bit to me with its bustier top! Find the top for $99 and the bottoms in red or yellow for $66 at ShopBop.

Cap Toe Litas

I highlighted cap toed shoes as an upcoming trend back in April and it's definitely gaining momentum as more and more options become available. Possibly one of the more covetable pieces for fall have to be these Jeffrey Campbell cap toed Litas! I was seriously sick of this shoe over the past two years but this has reinvigorated my love! Buy at Need Supply for $160.

Otakon 2012

Otakon is a anime convention near me in Baltimore and I decided somewhat last minute to drive up with my sister and have some fun! I got some cool stuff: a pith helmut, some Indian flats and tutu-esque skirt, perhaps you will see them all at fashion week?

I, of course, ran around taking pictures of people, but anime is much more obscure than regular super heroes and whatnot, so I pretty much have no idea who anyone is! Let me know if you do, but either way enjoy these fun cosplays!

This girl was like, this is my Sunday slack cosplay... I still thought she looked good!
These guys were such an adorable couple!
I love me some giant props!
There's a surprising amount of weird goth ravers at anime conventions... can anyone explain to me why?
Deadpool is a very popular costume to get silly in!
There were some Assassins Creed cosplayers around.
It's Rikku and Lulu from Final Fantasy X. Rikku is going to be my next cosplay!!
Not sure who these guys are, but you know I love me big weapons!!
Anyone know who this is?
More big weapons!!
Do I have violent tendencies or something? Probably..
One booth had a stripper pole but only the booth babes were allowed on it - boo! Also, a bit cheesy and obvious, but it seemed to work, so more power to them.
Another of the stripper pole babes.
This girl with a tv for a head freaked me out.
A pretty impressive homemade cosplay!
This lady is from Pokemon!
It's Loki with that blasted cube thing.
My sister got herself a fab new hat.
This guy was sitting on the steps with his eyes closed and his sign says "A sleeping Pokemon blacks the path" cute!
From that new video game where the cheerleader runs around killing zombies.
Anyone know who these guys are?
Best. Giant. Sword. Ever. It's Cloud from Final Fantasy.. I've never seen a girl cosplay this and now I want to too!
This was a pretty good Black Cat!
Not sure who he is but I liked his armor. Oh it's from Legend of Zelda - looky he has a triforce on his shield!
Bioshock!! Pretty impressive.
I saw a few of these costumes, but this was the best with the bubbles and stuff.
Darth Maul and Darth Sidius were really impressive and then these random storm troopers jumped into the shot too - I think everyone loves to run into others dressed in matching cosplays!
Speaking of... I was Fay Valentine again and ran into another Spike and Ed!! For the love, will someone find me a Jet cosplayer so the set can be complete??

Friday, July 27, 2012

Inspiration Board: Distressed Denim

Suddenly, and with any real warning, heavily distressed denim is a must buy!!! Everywhere I look I see it, being all fabulously fresh... is this a sign that 90s grunge is coming back into style? I personally prefer it paired with some almost ladylike elements, like a smart blazer and killer heels! Here's some inspiration and a few pieces to buy!

Inspiration Board: Distressed Denim

Colorblocked Dress

Another fabulously colorblocked dress that gives the illusion of svelte curves!! Buy at Bloomingdale's, currently on sale for $208.