Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cathy Covets... The New Chevron Mulberry Lily

Cathy Covets...
    The New Chevron Mulberry Lily

I just discovered the perfect transitional summer into fall bag...the new studded, chevron print Mulberry Lily.  The Zig-Zag Lily in sycamore color suede will be available soon at Mulberry.com.


Similar options...
Steal   ASOS Pom Pom Fringe Clutch Bag   ($66)

Steal  Melie Bianco Woven Edna Clutch / lulus.com  ($64)     Splurge  Prada Raffia Zip Clutch / lyst.com       ($750)  

Have you added a chevron bag to your collection?


Friday, July 27, 2012

Moschino Pre-Fall 2012

Moschino Pre-Fall 2012

As is typical for me in late July, I have begun my obsession with fall clothes.  So, I thought I would take a slight break from typical summer posts, and share my first musings into fall looks. 

Rossella Jardini hit pre-fall with two prints from the Moschino archives: a brick wall pattern and a spray-painted graffiti one...very urban, street flair. Also forefront were versatile suiting separates, glam evening looks, and gold plated rock-n-roll jewelry.  A little something for everyone, in my opinion.  Take a look and let me know your thoughts...

Thoughts on this collection???

Happy weekend!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Floral Headpieces

Floral Headpieces

Continuing with my mission to find late summer fashion alternatives, I rediscovered the floral headpiece.  I'm not referring to the bride/bridesmaid, large bloom, bouquet on top of your head version.  What about a simple strand of delicate flowers similar to the versions worn by these celebrities this spring?

Vanessa Hudgens in Cult Gaia at Coachella, Kirsten Dunst in Dolce & Gabbana at Cannes, Ashlee Simpson at a June event

Simple, feminine, beautiful for summer...


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Trend: Pom Pom Shorts

Trend: Pom Pom Shorts

Looking to create new looks in our summer wardrobe, we get more innovative as the summer progresses.  Would you try the pom pom shorts seen on the DSquared spring runway?

DSquared Spring 2012

Where to buy...
Asos Collection Pom Pom Denim Hotpants   ($38)
Pom pom trimming can be found at M&J Trimming, $2.59/yd.  mjtrim.com

So, would you???


Friday, July 20, 2012

Neon Yellow Love

Neon Yellow Love

As we are peaking in summer and starting to dream of fall clothes, I am obsessing over the ultimate bright summer color...neon yellow.  Whether it's all neon or a pop of neon against a stark background, I find myself obsessing over these images...

Happy weekend!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On Trend: Layered Skirts

On Trend: Layered Skirts

We all love the peplum and tiered skirt looks that have been on fire over the last several months.  For those of you who may feel overwhelmed by these styles or who crave a new alternative, how about the layered skirt?  I like to think of it as the sister to the peplum and tiered skirts :)  I have received emails and read articles about the bulky, and sometimes unflattering, look of peplum and tiered skirts on certain body types.  Some women love the multi-layer skirt concept but shy away from peplum and tiered skirts for these reasons.  The layered skirt alternative provides a similar feel but with a more flattering appeal.

The layered skirt look can be achieved in a couple of different ways (depending on your creativity and comfort level).  The most conservative option would be a second layer of fabric under the outer layer which either peeks out from the hemline or is attached just under the hemline.  For those slightly more adventurous (which are most of my readers), try wearing two completely different skirts of different lengths on top of each other or wearing a skirt over a dress.  Fashion blogger, Megan, of  The Frugalista Diaries , is an expert at creating this type of look! :)

Spring 2012 runway inspiration...

Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2012

Versace Spring/Summer 2012

Continuing into Fall 2012...
Runway inspiration...

My favorite Nina Ricci paper bag skirt in various incarnations over the last couple of years...

L: leather  version  R: spring 2012 version / mytheresa.com  ($591 reg. $985)

Skirt-over-dress inspiration...

Picks to purchase...

Suno Layered Mini Skirt / mytheresa.com   ($178 reg. $591) 

The DVF Elley skirt...
Many versions of this amazing skirt...several options (l-r)  Diane von Furstenberg Elley Mini Eyelet Skirt / Saks.com   ($110),   Diane Von Furstenberg Elley Miniskirt / shopstyle.comDiane von Furstenberg Clean Elley Mini Skirt / barneys.com          

clockwise: Asos Crochet Lace Mini Skirt with Sheer Overlay  ($58),  3.1 PHILLIP LIM Pintucked Under Layered Mini Skirt / boutique1.com  ($561), Topshop Coral Layered Skirt   ($68), Oasap Pleated Skirt with Lined Shorts ($41)                

Oasap Long Distinctive Pleated Skirt with Outer Short Panel   ($85),  Watercolor Floral Skirt / pixiemarket.com  ($104),  Oasap Contrast Lace Panel Mini Skirt  ($61)    

And the perfect summer white layered skirt...

Do you love this look?