Um, I don't think precious is the word I would use to describe those
Recap of the major trends I saw on the cat walk this week
Fur was virtually everywhere, on collars, cuffs, lining parkas. My suggestion, invest in a nice fur, and if you’re not into the real thing like I am, invest in nice faux fur, because there’s nothing more tacky than shedding your fantasy fur while walking walking around the mall.
There was a lot of rich colors on the runway, but the ruby reds stood out the most. I think red always makes a statement, so that’s why I’m assuming it will be very popular during the holiday season, when people don’t want to blend in with the crowd.
The fact that so many designers had ponchos in their collections, shows how much cohesion there was this fashion week. I will certainly be looking out for a poncho, however, I probably won’t find one as nice as Alexander Wang’s.
From DVF to Libertine, I would say prints were almost as big as furs. Some were bright some were subtle, but they all really stood out. I’m not sure all were very fall-esque, but I think prints and patterns can always be toned down with basics such as a black blazer.
A few other trends I saw:
Parkas- Lined with fur, layered over feminine dresses
Layers- multiple tops with jackets over sweaters
Metallics’- gold, silver, black
Classic black: head to toe black
Over exaggerated shapes- Big shoulders, unreal hourglass figures
They mean cheating on your spouse, I thought they meant cheating on a test at school.
Because I’m obsessive compulsive
When I find something I really like, for example my new cargo skinnies, I go on a hunt to find the same item in every color. I was lucky to find the same cargo skinnies in grey at Last Chance for only $4.98, but, that’s not even the best part about my outfit from today. A few days ago I wrote about H&M’s Conscious Collection, and after viewing the collection I decided I had to have a white blazer. Of course since I’m very lucky, I came across the perfect white blazer at Goodwill on Thursday. And, it’s not just any white blazer, it’s Tahari By Arthur S. Levine. Now, if you know anything about me, which you don’t, you know that I love Tahari. I don’t know how much this blazer originally cost, but I know it was more than a dollar, which is what I paid for it.
Since it’s basically Spring here in Arizona, that means it’s time to break out our whites. I am personally a huge fan of minimal white looks. White is always so clean and fresh and it never goes out of style. So this year I’m definitely going to add white pieces to my wardrobe. I’m also very excited for H&M’s Conscious Collection, because it’s basically various shades of white with soft feminine detail. I can’t wait until April when we get them in and I can look at the quality, then I’ll decided if it’s worth spending $17.95 on a pair of shorts.
My teacher said we could skype her. That's cool. No it's not.
Recently I’ve been inspired by my art history class, so instead of taking a regular picture, I made this.
Back when cargo skinnies were trendy, I was contemplating buying a pair for full price, but, I’m so glad I didn’t. While looking through the rounders at Last Chance, I came across a great pair of cargos that were so cheap, I couldn’t pass them up.
So here’s the rundown of how little my outfit cost
Cardigan: $1, Michael Kors top $3.59, Belt $1, Cargo skinnies $4.98. All for a grand total of $10.57.
Sorry I'm not in the business of hauling washers and dryers anymore.
H&M’s Spring 2011 collection has some nice pieces, but I must admit I’m not sold on all of it. Plus Elin Kling’s H&M collaboration was pretty disappointing. 8 of the 9 pieces were to minimal for my taste. I was kind of expecting something more exciting and memorable from someone with such great style.