Month: July 2015

Styling: A Plaid Shirt

Styling a plaid shirt can sometimes be tricky if you don’t want to look like you just put on the first things you saw in your closet. In this set I was able to style a gorgeous Thom Browne plaid top with a Marc Jacobs A-Line skirt and Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots to give the outfit a preppy look. I also added a chic Balenciaga bag and some Tom Ford sunglasses to finalize the look. Using black, grey and white gave the outfit a cleaner, sleeker look. And if you don’t like black remember the color has a slimming effect so why not take a chance.Plaid Shirt - Greys
Plaid Shirt – Greys by Make’EmStare on Polyvore

Thom Browne Plaid Top
$1,900 – modaoperandi.com

Marc Jacobs Black Skirt
$695 – modaoperandi.com

Stuart Weitzman Thigh High Boots
$640 – nathalieschuterman.com

Balenciaga Black Handbag
$2,295 – balenciaga.com

Tom Ford Cat Eye Sunglasses
$380 – barneys.com
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Valentino Fall 2015 Couture

Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli once again created magic for their latest couture collection. The two designers don’t shy away when it comes to displaying their Italian heritage on the runway of the very Italian fashion house. The inspiration for this collection and the ones before it can be found all throughout Italy from a public library to a grotto. Take a look at my favorite ensembles and if you want to see the entire collection click here.

Photos: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2015 Couture

Alexandre Vauthier unveiled his Fall 2015 Couture collection mentioning that it was loosely inspired by Native American apparel as he traveled throughout California. The edgy Los Angeles glam is translated through Vauthier’s use of leather and deep cutouts along the sides and necklines. While the Native American features are seen throught his use of fringes on both the garments and heels. I’ve picked my favorite which can be found below, and if you want to see the entire collection click here.

Photos: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Atelier Versace Fall 2015 Couture

You don’t normally associate flower crowns and lacey chiffon princess like dresses with Versace, but that is exactly what Donatella Versace surprised us with. Ms. Versace showed us the softer side of the fashion house with her floral gowns and use of pastel colors. Take a look at my favorite looks from the show and if you want to see the full collection click here.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Must Have Rompers & Jumpsuits

Having a romper or jumpsuit is an essential component of every womens’ closet. These versatile pieces can be worn in really any setting and are perfect if you’re on the go. It’s a top and bottom in one and that is why they’re always my favorite for vacations. You can wear them for a simple trip to the grocery store or dress it up for a formal gathering. If you don’t know the difference between a romper and jumpsuit and just use the words interchangeably don’t worry. Rompers leg length are above the knee while jumpsuits’ go below the knee. Check out my favorites below that are perfect for any budget.


ROMPERS

RIVER ISLAND White Abstract Print Playsuit $90

Finders Keepers The Creator $180

Zimmermann Crepe Lace Playsuit $260

Agua de Coco Marine Print $300

Clover Canyon The Ritual Romper $359

Diane von Furstenberg Celeste $400


JUMPSUITS

ZARA Cape Jumpsuit W/V Neck $100

TOPSHOP Chain Strap Culotte Jumpsuit $115

Alice + Olivia Lucie Striped Strapless Jumpsuit $368

Theory Odila Admiral Sleeveless Jumpsuit $455

Halston Heritage Sleeveless Twisted Cutout Jumpsuit $495

Roberto Cavalli Wide Leg Printed Jumpsuit $1,049

Stella McCartney Long-Sleeve Side-Cutout Jumpsuit $4,080

Elie Saab Bead Embroidery & Cady Jumpsuit $7,250