Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekly Style Inspiration

Weekly Style Inspiration

Time for another roundup of what is becoming a favorite theme post.  I have received so much positive feedback about the "Weekly Style Inspiration" posts that I have been increasing the regularity of them.  In this new round of style inspiration from fashion bloggers come some fabulous looks in red/burgundy and neutrals.  This post features returning favorites as well as fabulous new girls.  Enjoy!

Red and Burgundy...

Helena from  Brooklyn Blonde    
Neris from Fashion Fractions
Alexandra from To Vogue Or Bust
Floortje from  Floortjeloves
Cara from  A fashion love affair
Kier from Fashion Addict
Olga from My Blonde Gal
Gaby from  MODA CAPITAL  

Bessie from Bravoe Runway
Pola from Hypnotizing Fashion
Blair from Atlantic-Pacific
Patricia from Cashmere Mafia
Rachel from Da Paura ♥
 Ioana-Carmen from Fashion Spot

Fabulous inspiration, right?!  Be sure to click on the links to see more amazing style from these girls :)


Friday, October 26, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

The photos have been released for the upcoming Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collaboration.  The 100+  piece collection remains true to the avant-garde signature style of Maison Martin Margiela and includes women's and men's pieces priced from $13-$399.  Most items are limited edition reissue pieces from the archives of the fashion house.  Remaining true to the signature style, pieces will incorporate the oversized, deconstructed looks we have come to expect.  Take a look at a few pieces from the upcoming collection...

Hitched-Up Dress ($199),  Plexi Wedge Boot ($399)
Duvet Coat ($349),  Mirrored Leggings ($40),  Plexi Wedge ($299)

Biker Jacket  ($249),   Dress  ($99),  Knee-High Leather Boot  ($299)
Horizontal Dress  ($199),   Plexi Wedge  ($299)
  Suede Jacket  ($299),   Oversized Skirt ($99),   Knee-High Leather Boot ($299)
  Plexi Wedge Ankle Boot  ($349),   Faceless Watch Bracelet  ($50)

The release date is set to be November 15th.  Are you ready? 

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Trend: Capes

Fall Trend:  Capes

Although I live in Texas and have very little opportunity to wear heavy coats, leather jackets and capes are an occasional option.  I had my eye on the "it" camel cape from Banana Republic, but because of the hot weather I wasn't able to convince myself to purchase it, and of course it is now sold out.  Can you say, "buyer's remorse"?!  So, I started scouring other cape options and discovered so many inspiring looks in capes...

The Banana Republic cape
F/W 2012 Runway Inspiration...

Jason Wu


Phillip Lim

Dolce & Gabbana

In leather...




Street style inspiration...

Options to buy... (all under $200)

 MANGO snap button epaulettes cape  ($149.99)
OASAP cape style round neck worsted coat   ($110)
   Banana Republic BR Monogram wool cape   ($198)
Gap trench cape   ($48.99) + 30% off through 10/25!
Calvin Klein zip-front cape   ($124.99)

I prefer the sleeker, simpler looks with minimal hardware and the figure flattering effect of the belted styles.  I could see changing out the belt for different looks.  Are you a fan of capes for fall?  I would love to hear your thoughts!  


Friday, October 19, 2012

Mixed Media Leather and Lace

Mixed Media Leather and Lace

Leather and lace are always a popular fall combination.  As much as I enjoy mixing leather and lace separates, I am loving the mixed media look of leather and lace this fall.  There is something interesting about the dichotomy of the delicate, ultra femininity of lace and the tougher, more rugged leather being combined into one garment.  Could it be that good girl/bad girl vibe?  We are seeing lace sleeves on leather tops, leather sleeves on lace shirts, lace cutouts in leatherlike leggings, half leather / half lace dresses, and lace laser cut leather...just to name a few.   Take a look at some inspiration and a few of my in store favorites... 


Mulberry F/W 2012
Erdem F/W 2012
Christopher Kane F/W 2012

Kristen Bell

Ashley Greene

My Picks to Purchase...

Bailey 44 lace with leather peplum top /    ($158)

ZoĆ« Jordan burgundy leather and lace Margaret dress    (L695)

Zara leather and lace dress   ($189)

Have you tried the leather and lace mixed media combo?  I would love to hear your feedback :)

Happy weekend!