Tuesday, October 22, 2013

a winning combination

There's something about mixing textures that just screams "Fall," and there is no better combination than tweed and leather. A classic tweed jacket worn with a tweed jacket is the perfect outfit for Autumn. The ladylike blazer is juxtaposed by the edginess of the pants. The look can be worn with a basic top, to let the pieces speak for themselves. However, throwing in an extra element, like a chambray, or a neon, makes the whole outfit even more luxe. Pointed shoes elongate the leg, and oversized jewelry plays off of the "lady who brunches, not lunches" vibe.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

mad for loving plaid?

I don't know what's gotten into me recently, but I can't get over the idea of a plaid midi skirt with a crop top. Plaid skirts in any form have completely captivated me. Now, I had to wear a plaid skirt as a uniform for 12 years of my life. So you can be sure that the mystique of the plaid skirt was lost on me. I didn't get the sexy school girl thing, or the proper British look. To me, my black watch plaid kilt went had-in-hand with going to school every day. That's not to say I hated it. I was actually a fan of having a uniform and loved the basic piece that we had to wear with polo shirts. I just was not going to entertain the idea of plaid skirts outside of the classroom.

So I guess now I'm just far enough removed from school to appreciate this wardrobe classic. The plaid skirt looks best when it's taken up a notch. It can be sexed up with stilettos and jewels, or juxtaposed with a sweatshirt. The key is to take this look in the opposite direction of knee high socks and loafers.
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