Monday, July 29, 2013

Fall 2013 Trend: The Monday Blues

No... when I say the Monday blues I'm not referring to your mopey Monday at work, I'm referring to my new favorite color for fall. Although you are probably trying to hang onto summer as long as I am, the truth is fall is coming around the corner. Since I go back to school for my last year in a couple weeks, I really have to think ahead of the game in terms of my fall closet. The February fashion shows were bustling with new ideas and tons that can be easily implemented into your current selections. The outerwear throughout the shows consisted of a lot of shades of blues which I loved, along with a lot of grey and burgundy. However, to start of my list of fall trend posts, here are some of my favorite runway blues: 
3.1 Phillip Lim
Michael Kors
Jil Sander

As you might notice most are in the deeper blue family but a lot of designers did go with a lighter blue such as Rochas, Gucci, Giambattista Valli, and Acne Studios. I love the boxy look with more masculine lines to go with the navy blue family. Just from the pictures you can see the masculine trend and longer hem lines which I love... if all is worn right!
Here are some pieces I found that were inspired by the runway colors and would love to implement into my closet for fall!
1. Fendi 2 Jours Medium Textured-Leather Shopper on Net-A-Porter $2260
2. Blue Animal Mix Tube Skirt on Topshop $45
3. T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt Dress on Net-A-Porter $95
4. OPI Light My Sapphire Nail Polish $8 (my color on my nails now and I'm OBSESSED)
5. Muse Ankle Boot in Blue on Need Supply Co. $26.99
6. Jacquard Clean Boyfriend Coat on Topshop $150

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Wishes

So it's literally raining cats and dogs outside today. So why not do some blog catch up. More importantly its a perfect Sunday for a Sunday Wishes post. 

Just to set the tone listen to this while you read the post. My song for the week:

Lucy Rose - All I've Got

This actually ended up looking like a complete outfit without me even intending to do so. However these are all individual items that I've had my eye on. Working in a department store could possibly be the hardest thing for a die hard shopper like me. Obviously some of these items are more on my dream wishlist rather than a realistic one, but a diva can dream too right?

Trend: Lately I have had my eye on the white/black trend. Wearing all white has turned into a sexy trend all year round and I love it. Mixing the two into a monochromatic scheme is genius as well. 

Colors to Watch: White, black, oxblood, navy, grey

1. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Plum Scene $19 - Love the plum lip. Wear it with a dark color scheme to add to the gothic tone or wear with a white to give yourself a pop of color. I usually am in love with YSL lipsticks but this Smashbox color is to great to pass up for $19!
2. Salvatore Ferragamo Sookie Large Leather Shopper $1590 - I was working in the handbag department at Nordstrom on Saturday and couldn't stop touching this bag. The leather is to die for with its silky feel. Maybe one day a bag like this can be mine <3<3<3
3. Open Layer Rings on Need Supply Co. $12 - I love dainty gold rings lately. The more on one hand the better... and the more on one finger even better! Of course at this price you have to be careful about turning your finger green :/
4. For Love and Lemons' Ricketts Dress on Need Supply Co. $225 - I've been eyeing this dress for a while now and I seriously need it. It's a great white dress to have for a lot of different occasions with its versatility to dress it up or down.
5. Movado 'Large Bold' Watch $650 - So I work with watches all day at Nordstrom and we got this watch in again and I LOVE it. I rarely feel the need to get a watch because it's an annoying investment but this one is just so perfect. I maybe have tried it on a thousand times already too bad its like one of paychecks...
6. Converse Chuck Taylor White High Top Sneakers $49 - Basically I think every needs a pair of good sneakers to wear around. Everyone seems to be into those Superga sneakers but I still would like to just own the trusty white high tops by Chuck Taylor.
7.Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating $43 - Again another perk at working in a department store is that you get all the fun makeup samples. When using this sample I fell in love and decided I needed to get the full bottle. Its great for skin that has been exposed to a lot of sun like mine its good for covering up those dark spots and giving me the radiance I want.
8. L. Erickson 'Atelier' Enamel Cuff Ponytail Holder $22 - I came across this on the Harper's Bazaar website (which I spend way too much time on) and thought it would be a great product to use considering how much I wearing my hair in a low ponytail. I love the sleek straight low ponytail you see a lot on runways, which is what I try to go for. This gives it a more contemporary look rather then a "I just didn't feel like doing my hair today" look.