I’ve always had a love for the 1920s. Everything about it seems carefree and extravagant. Learning about the twenties in AP American History and reading The Great Gatsby in English Honors only furthered my fondness for the period.
Now, I’ve noticed, many other people have acquired a love for the decade! Recently I’ve seen influences from the twenties all over: in music, in fashion, and in pop culture. Needless to say I love it!!
I love this Mink Pink dress so so much. It has a higher neckline but a shorter hem, which was a trend in the 1920s. Also, the print on the top half, with the shapes and stripes, is similar to those popular then.
This vintage clutch is from Modcloth and everything about it screams 1920s. The beading is phenomenal and the off-white and tan colors were so very popular in that decade.
Beading, beading, and more beading! Needless to say I’m utterly obsessed with this 20s inspired cocktail dress from Parker NY!
Even music is being influences by the 1920s! Will.i.am, the electro-pop artist, released his new song “Bang Bang” a few weeks ago which surprisingly has a vintage twist to it! Take a listen, it’s really catchy!
As the weather gets warmer and warmer, I find myself gravitating way more to bright, colorful pieces rather than the mute, monotone pieces I used to gravitate towards in the winter months. Spring is overall a happy season and it just makes me want to wear happy clothes!
Bold patterns and eye-catching colors have flooded every store out there and I can’t wait to get my hands on some unique pieces. I’m also really excited because yellows and oranges are really in this summer; I’ve always wanted to try out those colors but I could never find many pieces that I liked that were yellow or orange.
I can always find one-of-a-kind pieces at Anthropology; that’s why I love that store so much! This pale pink ruffled peplum blouse is unique in its structure and pattern. I need to take a trip to Anthro soon!
This jacket could be so versatile because of all the colors in it. It’s the perfect summer blazer and can be dressed up or dressed down. I actually met the designer for Parker NY and went to their NYC showroom. It was one of the best experiences of my life. They pride themselves on their unique patterns! Check them out!
Isn’t this bag from Modcloth beyond adorable?! It’s so dainty and preppy that I wish I owned it. The combination of colors and the splash of polka dots makes this adorable bag a necessity!
No print screams summer more than chevron! This casual dress is perfect to wear for a day in town or a dinner by the coast. I love the stark contrast between the white and the cobalt blue. Swoon!!
The other day I was out shopping for a bunch of presents I needed to by for my friend’s and family’s birthdays and I got a little sidetracked and feel in LOVE with this peplum top by BUFFALO by David Bitton. I’ve never seen a print like this before; it’s like a brocade-animal print. I had to buy it. Styling it will be so much fun!!
As the world of fashion grows and changes, I can see it evolving into a world of extremism. Skirts are either macro or mini, couture is either extravagant or minimal, and purses are either enormous hobo bags or small cross-body bags!
I have to admit the majority of my handbags fit into the “enormous hobo” category, but as I see more and more smaller cross-body bags I’m falling more and more in love with them! They are convenient, they’re big enough to fit the essentials (phone, lip gloss, etc), but small enough so that it’s not bulky or in the way.
Designers really know how to make cross-body bags super cute, too!
As the runway shows go on and on, we see trends begin to emerge and one of of the huge trends that has been reappearing in almost every designer show is black and white stripes. Thick stripes, thin stripes, vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, pretty much every kind of stripe is in, in, in!
It seems like 30 seconds ago stripes were walking the runways and already they are on sale in stores! Quick, get your stripes for spring!
When you live in New York, you have to endure four very distinct seasons: a breezy spring, a simmering summer, and chilly autumn, and a very, very, VERY cold winter. I personally do not like the cold weather. Furthermore, the grey skies, nippy winds, and the shorter days makes the winter even worse!
The only thing that’s getting through these last killer months is the fact that the weather should be warming up soon! Also, I’ve started getting emails from my favorite stores debuting their Spring/Summer collections. I warm up just looking at them!
As I was looking through the emails, Lulu’s cute and unique sunnies definitely caught my eye! I might just have to get myself a pair.
For those of you who don’t know who Bill Cunningham is, he is one of the most influential photographers in the fashion industry. Since his early childhood, Bill has been snapping photos of ordinary people on the streets of New York City who are wearing clothes that are anything but ordinary.
Bill Cunningham New York is a documentary produced in 2010 about Bill’s life and his amazing work. I’m upset I haven’t been too familiar with Bill’s work because it’s something very unique and special. The documentary depicts the real Bill and I think it will be a pleasantly surprising fresh air for most. Bill doesn’t photograph for fame, for money, or for the celebrities, he does it because it makes him happy.
One of the things that shocks me the most is that Bill is 83 years old! The entire day Bill rides around NYC on his bicycle scoping out the most interesting characters in the masses. The photos he takes really embody the feeling of the people and he and his team at the New York Times, where he reports for the Sunday Style section, arrange the photos in perfectly eye-catching and cohesive pieces.
I won’t spoil the whole film but if you are at all interested in fashion, photography, or even in the newspaper, I would definitely recommend watching this documentary.
Say bye-bye to 2012 in style! Whether you’re going all out on New Year’s Eve this year, or just going out to dinner with a close few, it’s still a great excuse to dress up and get glitzy. Anything goes on New Years as long as your outfit matches the event you’re going to.
Blazers are a perfect go-to piece to dress up any outfit! Try one in a bright color or with some embellishments
Spring Fling Blazer/$68
Noir Velvet Blazer/$58
You don’t have to stick with the classic blue jean anymore, statement leg wear is totally popular right now and really easy to pull off!
Fade Out Skinny Jeans/$58
Blackout Sequin Jeans/$58
Electric Metal Skirt/$48
If you opt to go for a more plain bottom anyways, definitely go for a shirt with a little bling. You will surely stand out in a crowd.
Goldmine Crop Top/$38
Sequin Patch Knit/$62
For a fancier event, a dress is definitely the way to go! Make sure it has sparkles!
Looking Glass Dress/$280
Moonlight Peplum Dress/$48
Finding something for New Years Eve may not be as hard as you think! Just stick with the basic colors, black and white, and build off of that. Have a Happy New Year!
(All of the clothes were found on one of my favorite websites nastygal.com)
It may just be a weird habit of mine, but I check my email so much it’s border-line compulsive! This morning, right after I woke up, I received an email from Urban Outfitters displaying their newly added items. I specifically liked this email because everything was gold! Gold is definitely this winter’s “It” color.
What caught my eye the most was a gold maxi dress that was strikingly similar to the fierce gown Jennifer Lawrence wore on the red carpet at The Hunger Games premiere. Both are shiny gold, have a racerback back, have diamond shaped cutouts on the sides, and have similar necklines! Whether it was intentional or not, I still love the UO maxi dress.
Neither Jennifer Lawrence nor Urban Outfitters ever disappoints! Jennifer’s red carpet styling is always flawless and her street style is effortlessly chic, and Urban Outfitter’s products never fail to be cute and affordable!
Although I can’t afford much of their clothes, I absolutely ah-dore everything Free People. It’s a very cool, bohemian brand with a glam edge to it. I specifically like the brand because of the colors it uses and for the extravagance of their seasonal catalogs.
I just recently got mine sent to me in the mail and I started looking through it as soon as I could. I was definitely not disappointed! Like always the models are gorgeous, the clothes are incredible and the styling is out of this world. The theme of the catalog was A Fairy Tale Holiday which is perfect for the brand because of the light colors it uses and the extra touches of sparkle you may notice here and there.
One this that stood out for me in this collection in specific was their elaborate jewelry! I don’t ever remember Free People designing such bold and elegant pieces. I was happily surprised. I wish the prices were lower so I could purchase them all! One of the necklaces is nearly $1,000!!
From the very beginning, I was a huge EmmaStone fan. I loved her in The House Bunny, Easy A, and in her newest hit, The Help. She is an incredibly talented actress and she is beyond gorgeous.
The outfit Emma wore to the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards this past Tuesday was by far my favorite look of the week. Everyone from models to actresses was invited to this event but Emma stood apart from them in a stunning, glitzy Burberry ensemble. The structured navy corset and the sequin emerald pencil skirt worked perfectly together and made her look radient. Not to mention her hair looks incredible styled like that!