Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The time has come. After days of going back and forth, I finally decided to do a blog post about this trend. You may have noticed that the denim shirt was introduced in the Chloe collection for fall 2010. Now, the denim shirt is coming out from A LOT of brands...JCrew, Mossimo at Target, Vince, etc. I was initially annoyed with this trend for one reason - there are people out in the world who will claim they have been rocking this look for years. However, these people DO NOT wear the denim shirt in the correct form or fashion. So, Nascar lovers beware - your precious denim shirts are taking over in a more fashion savvy way. Deal with it. I know in spring the denim on denim thing was in style but it's not a lifestyle. These shirts are great because it's not over masculine or super girly. The denim shirt is very practical and actually a GREAT substitute for the oh so classic white button down. It goes well with A LOT of what we all already have in our closet. You can wear it uptown chic or roughed up for hipster appeal. I'll be purchasing one and wearing it for a while. But more than that, I think this is the kind of piece we should all hang on to even after the trend dies out because this kind of trend will come back in. I guarantee it. You can buy it here.
Monday, August 30, 2010
So as the summer fades, we start thinking about what to wear during the fall. A very easy, basic, and pretty much mandatory piece of clothing is the classic tweed jacket. Here's one of my faves. It resembles a D&G jacket I once saw but couldn't afford. It's reasonably priced and can mix and match well with what you already own. I love love love the look of a tweed jacket over a striped shirt or a fun printed t-shirt. But as always, the tweed jacket looks great over a structured dress or a silk blouse. You can buy it here.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Who doesn't need one? The jean jacket always comes and goes in the fashion world. This is a great one from LA Made. I bought this one a little while ago and have gotten a lot of use out of it. It's a basic piece with a slight twist. The cut is super flattering. You can buy it here.
Friday, August 27, 2010
I'm in a tan or beige with red shoes kind of mood today. Not sure why...maybe it's the crazy amount of tan being featured everywhere for fall? Anyways, this is totally my kind of party dress. It's fun, flirty, fashion-forward, made of gorgeous fabric, filled with details, and it's taupe in the back. Red heels would REALLY add a lot to this look. You can buy it here.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Let's face it, if you're not carrying the awesome Mulberry "Alexa" bag right now or this coming fall, the next best thing is a great structured bag. This design picks up on the current lust for animal print and leather. A beautiful structured bag like this makes me want to whip out a pencil skirt, gloves, and a great hat...sort of a 1940's look. But seriously, this bag will fit everything you need while looking totally chic. You can buy it here.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Bird by Juicy Couture Line is really taking off. The line is filled with upscale modern cool pieces. I posted a blazer by the line several weeks ago and I'm still keeping my eye on it just in case it ever goes on sale. I love how permanently chic this dress is. This can seriously be worn now or in five years and it's still going to look hot. You can buy it here.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I know, I can't believe it either! I am shocking myself as I type. This is a great classic leopard pencil skirt. It looks like it hangs beautifully, and you can never go wrong with a "quality" animal print pencil skirt. The price is reasonable and you'll get a lot of use out of it. It think it may be worth going into Ann Taylor to try it on. Who knows. you may just find yourself intrigued with other items. It's very obvious the store, known for it's super conservative attire, has hired new designers. I would totally wear this with a ribbed tank top and black booties out on the town or with a white button down top and black patent pumps for work. You can buy this here.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Ok now I don't need gloves, but if I did, I would wear these. Very stylish and you can really wear these with anything and to just about anywhere. I love love love the detail of the double straps mixed with the ruffles and hardware. There's a lot going on but it really works. Maybe I should move so I have an excuse to start wearing these?!? You can buy them here.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Ok so after months of waiting, I finally got a look at the first leg of the Tucker for Target collection on Gilt.com this past Friday. It was a typical day on Gilt.com at noon - Thousands of girls trying to get a deal while complaining their computer was too slow. I really was a fan of the collection. In true Gabby Basora form, there were Lot's of great dresses and billowy tops. I recommend visiting Target or logging on to Target.com at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday September 12th. This collection has so much buzz and it's going to sell fast! Be prepared my fellow fashionistas. Be prepared to purchase Tucker for Target on September 12th here.
Oh Diane, you are so amazing and your clothes are legendary. I'm seriously convinced Diane Von Furstenberg wakes up every morning sweating design ideas. You can NEVER go wrong with anything this woman puts out in the stores. Let's face it, when you're wearing something by Diane, you're going places in her clothes. I say this because you can wear her clothes for a few years, put them away in your closet, revisit them years later and still rock her threads. I did see her once on the lower east side and the woman literally made me speechless...sort of like this blazer. I need this blazer in my life! GORGEOUS. DVF rules. You can buy it here.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Great news! The mega fashion site Asos.com out of the UK is FINALLY acknowledging their customers in the US. They're now offering shipping and returns for free to our great country through August 31st. This site is awesome because they carry affordable brands along with their own fashion forward Asos line. Here are two of my favorite dresses that will no doubt make their way into my closet. So affordable and chic. Hurry up and catch deals here.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Drooling. Suede Louboutin Booties in Rust with a Tassel...I die! For those of you who can afford to pre-order these, I'm very good at borrowing shoes. For those of you who can't, do not worry. I'm already all over the Internet searching for the Bakers, Dolce Vita, etc. look alike. You lucky ladies can purchase here.
Ever since Zara's leather shorts were featured in Harper's Bazaar and sold out across the world, I've been waiting for leather shorts to appear in the stores. Well, not only are they slowly appearing, but they're being offered at a wide range of stores at great prices. Here's a great pair of black shorts at a great price. Hurry up and snatch them before it's too late. But don't worry about the cold weather coming in a few months because these would look awesome with black tights and booties. You can buy them here.
I know I know...Clogs are everywhere for fall. I must admit, I'm not a huge fan of clogs. They're chunky and can sometimes resemble something that serves an orthopedic function. But, these shoes are kind of awesome. It has the clog look but they're strappy and fun. I get a little bit of a 70's vibe when I look at these. These would look awesome with a dress, jeans, and dare I say it - tights. You can buy them here.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
So after a great trip to the West Coast, I think it's safe to say that the motorcycle boot trend is gonna be around for a while. The boots were everywhere and I really felt the trend. It's tough to really wear this trend in the south right now because its so hot outside, so why not just start wearing the boots with a sundress?!? I love the look of a boot with the tongue down. It gives the boot a more worn in and rugged look. You can start wearing the boot now and continue wearing it for months. This brown pair has a great faded look and the price isn't too steep. You can buy it here.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
That's right folks...this ad is brought to you by Kmart. Kmart is about to unleash some fabulous new designs in an effort to attract the fashion savvy and compete with Target. They've hired over 250 designers from major fashion houses and fashion schools to bring this new collection. Now I NEVER discriminate against a store...I consider myself to be an equal opportunist when it comes to seeking out fashion finds. So look out...I just may start shopping at Kmart. You can buy this here.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tucker does it once again! Another beautiful top that hangs just right on the body. Can the head designer Gabby Basora do no wrong? Everything this woman makes I want. The colors in the fabric are so rich and vibrant. The top looks great with jeans and would probably look just as good with pants or a black pencil skirt. Try white jeans with this top to really play up the colors in the top. You can buy it here.
Monday, August 2, 2010
These earrings are so beautiful. They can be worn with a cocktail dress or a nice top and jeans. But, I can also see a courageous bride stepping out of the box and wearing these colored jewels on her big day. These earrings are big but not overpowering...ahh just love them! You can buy them here