Dec 29, 2010

Ring in the New Year

What better time of year to dress up than New Year's Eve? You can bring in the new year with style in this outfit that pairs a gold Dupioni silk belted jacket with petal hemline from Eskaton Studios with a provocative eggplant velvet skirt from Ipseity. Dance the night away in sparkly slingbacks, and be the belle of the ball in a stunning Van Cleef & Arpels amethyst-and-diamond necklace.

Dec 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Dressing for the holidays doesn't mean you have to wear a green-and-red ensemble, or worse, a hideous Grandma-sweater festooned with ribbons,sparkles, and appliqu├ęs.

You can get your holiday on Victorian style with a stunning outfit like this one, with a burgundy jacket from Mechanical Bunny and a black pencil skirt with kick-pleat flare from Veronica Varlow (and let's keep those fishnet stockings, shall we?). Accessorize with a black-and-burgundy Pandora slingback and a stunning steampunk necklace from Etsy.

Dec 18, 2010

Winter Glam

A retro ski sweater matched with a pink wool skirt will keep you warm when the winter winds blow. Add some glam to the comfort with tuxedo-spat-inspired boots from EllE. A chunky necklace from Etsy in onyx and turquoise, with just a hint of pink, adds a touch of color pop.

Jul 24, 2010

Let It Snow

This outfit is simply comfortable. Men's retro wool slacks in a two-tone brown checked pattern paired with a cozy indigo blue sweater from Monterey Bay. Accessorized with a cowl scarf from Etsy and sturdy ankle boots from Barney's NY.

See the same sweater with some vamp in this post

Wild Winter

An orange ruffled blouse from The Limited gives pizazz to basic black trousers and an indigo blue cardigan from Monterey Bay. And the whole outfit gets vamped with leopard-print boots from Christian Louboutin and snazzy leopard-print earrings from Etsy. Who says winter can't be a little wild?

Want to see the same sweater gone casual? Check out this post

Jun 16, 2010

Leaves of Grass

This summery outfit pairs a white skirt embellished with a flower design at the hem with a green silk blouse with waterfall collar by Paul Smith.

With a Jimmy Choo "Eliza" patten sandals with a green stiletto heel

And this necklace (from Etsy)

Jun 15, 2010

Paris In The Springtime

This ultra-fem yellow skirt with intricate beaded swirls and a lace edged hem, paired with a corset-style lace blouse is a perfect ensemble for spring.

With a purple slingback from oh...Deer!

And this double-strand necklace (from Etsy)

Jun 14, 2010

Like Bees To Honey

I adore this dress from Unique Vintage! It's so retro-chic with a houndstooth pattern, empire waist, and Peter Pan collar.

With houndstooth-and-yellow pumps from oh...Deer!

And a bumblebee bracelet from Etsy and a bracelet with black Swarovski crystals by Alyssa Smith.

Breakfast At Tiffany's

This outfit features a 60's retro Tiffany blue sweater with a scalloped neckline offset by a bold burgundy shrug, paired with black trousers that have an Audrey-Hepburn-cute bow at the waist.

With Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps in black and blue

And this Paloma Picasso necklace (from Tiffany's, of course)

See a better photo of the necklace at the Tiffany's website.

Pink Cadillac

In this outfit, men's vintage wool pants get vamped with a black lace trimmed cami (from Coast) and a men's cut jacket in shocking pink (from Planet).

With Gabriella Rocha patent leather pumps

And this black rose choker (from Etsy)

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Just because the weather is overcast and dreary doesn't mean your clothes have to be! This hemp/cotton blend Dijon tee brings out the subtle golden-yellow pattern in the retro wool skirt, and a Merino wool cardigan with flared waist and bell sleeves adds a dainty touch to the outfit.

Let the sun shine with these suede knee-high boots

With this necklace (from Etsy)

Poppies In October

In the poem "Poppies in October," Sylvia Plath expresses wonder at discovering poppies on a frost-heavy autumn morning. This outfit captures that same feeling with a ruched green blouse by Betty Jackson and a ruffled brown denim skirt with a splash of poppy red provided by the shoes.

With Miz Mooz "Tania" red slingback

And a delicate necklace with a poppy-like flower (from Etsy)

Poppies in October by Sylvia Plath

Conservatively Curvy

This combo is conservative enough for office wear, but it's still fun with the ultra-feminine cut of the pieces and the splash of purple. The jacket is from Viyella and the darted pencil skirt is Labour of Love.

With a conservative-yet-funky grey shoe from Kathryn Kerrigan

And a lovely matchy matchy necklace (from Etsy)