Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ladylike Lengths

I'm jumping on the longer skirt bandwagon. I remember a time, oh about 3 weeks ago, when you wouldn't have caught me dead in knee-length anything. Then Paris fashion week happened. It was all over. Stylish lasses were working their Celine minimalism and demure hemlines to such heights of sophistication it made my mini's look downright last season (gasp). So here is my foray back into more ladylike lengths.
As a completely unrelated side, what is everyone planning on being for halloween? This nutty holiday has been growing on me since moving to the U.S. and I might even say I'm looking forward to it this year :)

  • Shirt, Bracelet & Bag : Vintage
  • Skirt : F21
  • Booties :
  • Ring : Banana Republic

Friday, October 22, 2010

Get Used To It

I'm going to be wearing this jacket a lot.

  • Jacket : H&M
  • Dress : Butter Toast
  • Boots : Aldo
  • Rings : Old and Banana Republic

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

His 'n' Hers

I'm a bit obsessed with mixing masculine and feminine pieces at the moment. Every early fall outfit I'm envisioning is some combination of a girly dress or skirt layered with manly jackets and tough boots. Sadly, this might be my only girly dress (everything else I own tends towards the slutty end of the dress spectrum) and it's still a little bit hot for jackets. So, a cardigan will have to suffice, layered with this vintage fur (which was promptly discarded after the photos were taken due to over-heating).

  • Dress : Karl Lagerfeld (old)
  • Cardigan : H&M
  • Fur vest : Buffalo Exchange (old)
  • Booties : Seychelles
  • Belt : Zara
  • Bag : Aldo
  • Watch : Urban
  • Charm bracelet : Anthropologie (old)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall's Maxi Skirt

It's around this time of year that I begin to gloat about where I live. The balmy 80 degree days meld into perfect patio nights. And as much as I'd relish the chance to wear my coats, I really embrace the transitional dressing this weather affords.
Maxi skirts allow that extra day between shaving that this summer's shorts didn't (oh yes, I went there), and my knits are coming out from hibernation. And as a charming aside...the rings were on sale at Banana Republic, good god I love their jewelry.

  • Top & Skirt : H&M
  • Bag : Vintage (stolen from my sister)
  • Necklace : Thrifted
  • Rings : Banana Republic
  • Booties : Seychelles

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Starting To Feel Like Fall

Photos by David Bellemere for Marie Claire Italia.

I adore this shoot and, with the storm that hit Phoenix yesterday, it finally feels appropriate to be lusting after that first outfit.

Monday, October 4, 2010

These Boots Weren't Made For Hiking

Platform shearling hiking booties. Who doesn't enjoy a little irony with their fashion? In a desperate attempt  to not dress like it's the middle of summer, which it sadly still feels like, I decided to don these fall friendly booties. They're warm and fuzzy and give this drapey shirt dress the edge that stops it being too work appropriate because, I have to confess, I rarely enjoy looking work appropriate.

  • Dress : Forever21
  • Booties : GoJane
  • Cuff & Necklace : Charlotte Russe