Friday, August 26, 2011

Fall Wish List: Madewell Edition

A few days ago the New Arrivals for Fall on Madewell came out! I have previously posted the look book for Fall a while back, but now the styles are available for purchase. Pretty exciting! Here are a few of my top favorites...I want, I want, I want...

Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt - I have mentioned this before, so maybe it isn't so "new". Everyone needs a great chambray shirt and how can you not love that it's your "ex-boyfriends"?

Shapestripe Tee - You know by now I am obsessed with stripes. I love the faded stripes and the slouchy fit, I love the sleeve length.

Salt & Pepper Slouch Pants - Love the name again! I am all about pants this fall and slouch pants in particular (though its key though that there is still a slim fit). Who doesn't need pants with polka dots on them?
 Leather Soundstage Shorts - How many times do I really need to say I want leather shorts (or more likely with my budget faux leather shorts)? Paired with some tights you can wear these through fall, winter, and spring.

Striped Lampost Sweater Dress - Stripes all over, enough said. Not to mention that sweater dresses are always unbelievably comfortable. You will live in your sweater dresses. People will start to comment "Didn't you just wear that?" Yes, yes you did.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Put A Ring On It

My latest obsession is this 25th Floor Pyrite & Molten Metal Ring:

I love heavy looking jewelry. Since this ring looks like its fresh out of the ground I am rather obsessed with it. The contrast of the gold with the silver stone is the perfect combination of edgy and glamorous.

Style Influence of the Day: 2004

Randomly found myself watching a few old episodes of The O.C. this weekend. Which reminded me, what the hell happened to Mischa Barton? We all know Rachel Bilson is still a fashion darling, but Mischa Barton went from style icon to hot crazy mess. You know I like a good hot mess sometimes, but not when there is too much crazy involved.

Mischa Barton's character on The O.C. had some great style moments. Even the not so great style moments made me a bit nostalgic for the fashion of 2003-2004. Those pleated mini skirts were everywhere (I think I had a plaid one). One of my favorite looks from the show was this Chanel dress she wore one episode. I couldn't find a better screen shot of the dress, but I loved the white sequins with the grey chiffon and the buttons in the back. The hemline had pleating too, but you can't see it in the photo. I've been on the hunt to find a better picture of the dress, so if anyone finds a picture of this Chanel dress circa 2004, let me know!

Here is a little tribute to Mishca Barton of 2004 when she wore everything right. I guess 2004 is my style influence of the day:

Does she still have all those Chanel bags?

Ticket to Paris, Please

Traveling internationally has always been on my list of things I want to do more of. I haven't actually gone to that many other countries, but I want to go to so many! This has escalated to a bit of an obsessive level lately and I am determined to go to Paris next year possibly. Not sure if this will be financially possible, but my heart it set on it.

Hoping I can go to the city of fashion, romance, lights...I love you NYC, but I need a dream vacation. Plus I am a quarter French, so doesn't that earn me some right of passage to go?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Walking Shoes?

I needed to buy new black flats and instead I bought these:
Deena & Ozzy block heel pumps from Urban Outfitters. With the treading they are basically walking shoes! I'll probably still have to go buy a pair of black flats though...

Paw Prints

Every girl needs a great pair of ballet flats. Standard round toe flats are my favorite, usually in black. I have however always wanted a pair of leopard print flats. I want them to be made of hair too...I just love the idea for some unknown reason of hairy leopard print flats.

These might be the perfect pair of leopard flats from J. Crew.  They have the perfect rounded toe shape, which I am very particular about. Toe shape makes or breaks a shoe for me.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blue, Black & Shades of Grey

My dream Fall wish list...I tried to not make it all Rag & Bone. It was difficult though.

That Girl

Here is your daily dose of Kiki!
Kirsten Dunst on the cover of Wonderland September/October issue. Love her and love the leather she is sporting.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Lipstick is a great addition to any outfit. Its easy to throw on and adds a little bit of glamor to even your most casual looks. I am partial to bright reds and hot pinks. I own several bright red lipsticks and I tend to carry them all around with me at all times (not necessary, I admit).

Coral lipstick has been very popular for a while now and I have wanted to purchase one, but haven't found the perfect one yet. I love the shade though so I will be on the hunt. Any recommendations for coral lipsticks?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Spike Through My Heart

As you may have noticed I tend to love jewelry that leans towards the heavy hardware look. I just stumbled upon this amazing Spike ID Bracelet  from DNA and I couldn't be more obsessed.

The bracelet is $95.00 and comes in copper or nickel. I want it. I need it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Does It Come In Leather?

Leather has been everywhere lately! Not just for accessories and jackets either. I have already mentioned my desire to get some leather shorts (or faux leather, doesn't matter to me), but now I am adding to that list. I want a leather dress, skirt....

Check out these head to toe leather looks:

Elizabeth Banks  in a J. Mendel leather dress and Blake Lively in a Gucci leather dress

Emma Stone in Emilio Pucci Leather Dress

 Love the basic silhouttes that are just a little bit edgy in leather. Would you wear head to toe leather? I would!