Festive Finds

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house château. Not a creature was stirring, not even a [Marc Jacobs Mickey] mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney flat screen TV with care. In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there [with Proenza in hand]. 

And then all this stuff happens, you know how it goes. I won’t bore you with the details, but I will talk about clothes. These festive finds will leave you feeling cheery and bright. Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night! (but really…the day’s just getting started)

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Lessons From New York Fashion Week

Although I decided to skip out this year, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still discuss everyone’s 4 favorite words, New York Fashion Week. With the Spring 2014 collections in full swing, it will make you forget that you haven’t even gotten to wear your Fall clothes yet. Because we’re only about half way through NYFW, I thought it was time to discuss some noteworthy looks from SS14…so far (and the lessons you can learn from them).

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Fashion Outlets Of Chicago

I took a little excursion last Friday afternoon to Rosemont and checked out the much talked about Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Let’s just say when I first heard about this place and “Barneys Warehouse” was brought up, I was already sold. But as always, I had to see for myself.

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Everything’s Better With Leather…Trim

If you’re a vegan or involved with PETA, I suggest you stop reading now. If you’re a leather-enthusiast like I am (fake leather counts too…as long as it’s Stella-quality) then you know the feeling you get when you put on a leather jacket and you just feel so damn good.

Although I love anything fully leather, there’s something about it just being a trim on a garment that really takes your look to the next level. It’s like the ultimate accent fabric and it can be used in so many ways. I picked out some of my favorite leather-trimmed items available right now to show you the versatility of the look and hopefully inspire you to take a fashion risk with your next outfit.

PhotobucketWillow Woven Tuck Jacket with Leather Trim

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A Look At Resort ’13

I often find myself categorizing Resort and Pre-Fall as “the forgotten collections.” No one makes a big deal about them (especially compared to Spring and Fall) so they’re rarely remembered. I mean seriously…has anyone ever been like “Remember that khaki Givenchy collection from Resort ’08?” No. But they’ll probably say, “I still can’t get over the panther-print from Givenchy Fall ’11” (it was pretty awesome).

So anyway…let’s give the “inbetween” collection known as Resort a closer look, shall we? I decided to do a superlative-style set up for this one. Hope you enjoy.

PhotobucketBest Minimalism: Chloe

PhotobucketBest Lace: Jason Wu

PhotobucketBest Guest Appearance: Givenchy
(the dog)

PhotobucketBest Stripes: Marc Jacobs

PhotobucketBest Shine: Michael Kors

PhotobucketMost Unique Hair: Marc by Marc Jacobs

PhotobucketMost Likely To Be Worn By Zooey Deschanel: Oscar de la Renta

PhotobucketBest Use Of Leather: 3.1 Phillip Lim

PhotobucketBest Print/Sunglasses/Shoes: Prabal Gurung
(yes he wins in all 3 categories)

PhotobucketMost Random (in a good way): Tibi

PhotobucketBest Handbag: Proenza Schouler

PhotobucketBest Styling: Rachel Zoe
(I know…it’s not even fair right? But the styling is sick. I had to give it to her)

PhotobucketMost Likely To Appear On The Red Carpet: Valentino

PhotobucketBest Leopard: Stella McCartney

PhotobucketBest Pants: Peter Pilotto

PhotobucketMy Favorite Look: Proenza Schouler

Any favorites from Resort ’13 so far? Share your favorites in the comments!

Photos via Style.com