Monday, January 28, 2013

Get The Look

While I should be writing a research paper on transnational organizations (yawn), I figured it was much more fun to create a "get the look" post about my current style envy, Miranda Kerr. Enjoy!

Miranda Kerr, casual and chic

Get the Look, Miranda Kerr

J Brand denim jacket
$490 - nelly.com

Bardot mini skirt
$94 - bardot.com.au

Isabel marant boots

Alexander wang
$1,285 - gravitypope.com

Topshop fedora hat

Get the look, Miranda Kerr

Isabel marant

Windsmoor tweed coat
$125 - johnlewis.com

Crumpet silk shawl
$370 - crumpetengland.com

Prada lace sunglasses

Prada tote

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Spring Couture 2013

January, the best time of year for fashion's finest. The 2013 couture shows happened within the last few days in Paris and I must say this time around was astonishingly beautiful. While I, along with millions of other fans, wish I was there to enjoy it in person, I was able to suffice with viewing it online at Style.com. The first thing I did this morning was turn on my computer to watch each artistic show. My boyfriend (men just don't understand) sits there confused as I hog the laptop until I have watched and inspected each look as it walks down the runway. Not only do I appreciate the aesthetic of each entertaining show, but the quality and craftsmanship in each equally as entertaining. Couture is so beautiful because of the time and dedication it takes to make each piece. So much work is put into each detail. The fabric, the buttons, the overall movement of each piece is so admirable. As if I haven't been drooling all day, here were a few of my favorites: 

Chanel is always my favorite! And no, not only because I work there but because Karl Lagerfeld is amazingly talented. This year's show was the perfect combination of femininity, romanticism and goth. 

Giambattista Valli 

The collection started with an eclectic interpretation of black and white with almost hard or jagged edges. By the end, the tulle came out and the flower motifs emerged in rather whimsical and innocent sort of way.


Dior also had that ultra-sleek, feminine theme this season.  There was a great mix of neutrals, black and whites and pastels throughout the collection. There was a perfect amount of volume while still making all the pieces rather wearable.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Maroon and Silver

// Bodysuit: Bebe, Shorts: Bebe, Boots: Qupid, Coat: H&M, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Vintage//

Today's choice sums up my entire personal style in just one, easily put together look. Feminine meets hard. The girly lace bodysuit mixed with strong, badass combat booties. Neutral colors and metallics. The maroon of the textured lace and sheen of the silver shorts. Simple. Wearable. A thoughtful balance of contrast. 

Happy almost Sunday everyone!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Red Lips, Pink Sneakers

//Jacket: Bebe, Crop Top: Nasty Gal, Jeans: Madewell, Sneakers: Jordans 6 Retro, Ring: Vintage//
I have always loved sneakers and must say I have a pretty decent collection. When I was younger I always felt weird wearing them and would only do so with sporty sweatshirts or when I worked out. Now I wear them with everything! Shorts, jeans, dresses, or red lips and a smile! I stick with the classic and love love love my Jordans! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Origins Original

Origins Skincare

Collage created by Polyvore
1. A Perfect World SPF 25 Anti-Aging Moisturizer 2. Brighter by Nature Brightening Peel Pads 3. Checks and Balances Face Wash 4. Out of Trouble Rescue Mask 5. Lip Remedy 6. Silk Screen Refining Powder 7. Powder Foundation Brush

After years of searching for a skincare regimen that works with my overly sensitive skin, I have found it! As mentioned previously in my lipstick post (here) I don't wear tons of makeup and do really prefer a natural look, besides my mass consumption of lipstick and layers of mascara! Low and behold! Origins has changed my life and fulfilled all my skincare hopes and dreams. They offer great products for any skin type (dry, oily, etc.) or any skin need (acne, anti-aging, etc.) For me, I love that it combines natural ingredients that doesn't break the bank. Try it for yourself! Visit a Origins store or find it at Macy's or Sephora.