I unfortunately didn't get too many shots of my outfits in Nashville. The outfit above was on the record hot day when I visited the Frist Center to see the "Golden Age of Couture" exhibit. It was EXCELLENT! I loved seeing the couture fashion houses in Paris. I wore a straw fedora from the men's section of H&M, Forever 21 tank (Danny Roberts collaboration with bloggers), Old Navy jean shorts and white Adidas.
In the second outfit, I had a nice dinner with my mom and Aunt at The Palm. I wore an H&M shirt, Old Navy white pants (not pictured), Stuart Weitzman Kid's sandals (not pictured) and I'm showing off my double finger ring which I purchased at an Nashville boutique.
The last night was a fancy banquet to present the LPA awards. Laura, my wonderful roomie! and I were the bells of the ball. I wore this coral J.Crew dress, Naturalizer nude pumps (not pictured) along with these vintage pearl clip on earrings from Etsy (which I ended up losing one that night *sniff*).
July 16, 2010
I'm probably most excited about the '90s coming back because I feel like the fashion industry was hung up on the eighties for WAY TOO LONG.
Bust out your baby doll dress, crop tops, oxfords with socks and Kurt Cobain posters.
The '90s were a decade when we were out of a "recession" (sound familiar). We had a new, hip president (not Obama... Clinton). And grunge was coming out of Seattle (of all places!)! Perhaps with the BP Oil Spill stopped (as it appears for now) people are becoming hopeful that these bad times are going to look prosperous like the nineties were.
Here are some videos to inspire your '90s fashions:
Stevie Nicks "Stand Back" (so awesomely bad!) to inspire the "goth" revival:
Depeche Mode "Personal Jesus" for your leather and fringe inspiration:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1xrNaTO1bI (can't embed video... sorry)
Lisa Loeb "Stay" for your babydoll dresses inspiration:
So excited! Here's to a successful fashion year!
July 14, 2010
Designers have me excited for fall fashion already. However, some stores are trying to sell me on "half shirts" which kind of terrify me. I certainly don't have the figure to showing off my midriff nor do I find it that appropriate in the fall!
Elle included a spread about '90s movies that are influencing fall fashion, one including "Empire Records." I LOVED the movie (and the soundtrack) but Liv Tyler and a young Renee Zellweger totally had the body for the look. It's not for everyone.
Some stores selling the look:
Straight out of the '90s!
The Delia*s one is so cute and at least they paired it with a shirt underneath.
I'm still not sure I'll be shopping up cropped sweaters in the fall.
People make up weird rules about fashion. I know people who refuse to wear a color because they don't think it looks good on them. I find it odd so I wanted to put what I thought are the 5 biggest fashion myths to rest.
5. No white after Labor Day. I wish this myth would end! I still no people who think they can't wear something white, whether it's shoes or a handbag because it's not after Memorial Day and before Labor Day. Who cares what season it is... I think white looks great in the winter!
4. Gold and silver jewelry don't go. Yes they do... not much else I can say. I think you just need to find the right tones of silver and gold to go together.
3. Flats can't be worn by short people. I'm petite myself and don't subscribe to the idea that since I have short legs I can't wear flats. So many short women I know think that wearing flats make their legs look shorter. I disagree. I think a woman's leg can still look like a lean line wearing flats. Find a good pair of jeans that fit and hit at the right length. If you wear jeans that are too long then yes flats look weird.
2. Loose fit clothes hide your figure. Women sometimes have issues with their weight (I feel your pain), but wearing baggy clothes doesn't mean people aren't going to notice. In fact, I think it makes you look heavier! I think wearing clothes that FIT is the best way to hide any unwanted weight you would like to hide.
1. Black is always slimming. This can relate to #2. I HATE when women think a tight black dress will slim them down better than a more figure flattering red (or any other color) dress. Simply not true. Clothes that fit are the best way to show off your figure... bottom line.
Also could be on the list: Skinny jeans are only for skinny people.