In some ways, I have not changed a bit since I was 13 years old. I still listen to Pearl Jam and I still rock the hell out of a flannel shirt. If you were a child of the ’90s, chances are pretty good that your closet was once packed with an array of flannel shirts, a hallmark of the terribly named “grunge” era. But flannels are hardly a relic of the past and you should totally add one to your winter wardrobe. First of all, they are warm and comfy. Secondly, the oversized, shapeless style has been replaced with cuts that flatter your figure, making a well-tailored flannel totally appropriate for all sorts of occasions, from office holiday parties to estate sale shopping. Dammit, I love a flannel, and I think you should love them too. Here are three ways to wear this one from American Eagle Outfitters…
Trust me, I am in no rush for fall. I love warm summer days wearing little more than a sundress and a pair of sandals, but it;s impossible to ignore the sultry suede shoes popping up in magazines touting fall trend. So many of our favorite must haves from spring,like lace-up heels, laser cut details, and mules are here to stay. Check out 12 pairs of suede shoes that I can’t afford but are taking over my Pinterest shoe board.
Whether they’re embroidered, embellished, or just plain printed, make no mistake, these 10 unique sweatshirts are not your dad’s old Champion … Keep reading »
The weather’s changing, the leaves are turning, and it’s time for our summer wardrobes to get pushed into the back of the closet until next year. Why not ring in the new season with one of these 6 snuggly sweater dresses? They’re perfect for both work and play and, with a few accessories added into the mix, even going out. Like what you see? Just click on your dress of choice to be directed straight to the shopping details!
Ami was satisfied with the spring looks I helped her put together, so she asked me back into her closet for fall. Sadly, she’ll have to put her hot denim, bell bottom romper away for the time being and bust out her booties because halter top weather is officially over.
The focus of our session for fall was how to work the few new pieces she purchased into her existing wardrobe in a way that was edgy and unique, but still wearable. Last season she livened things up, now she wants to push the fashion envelope a bit farther … but without venturing into Lady Gaga territory. I advised her to pick out a few statement pieces and buy at least one piece that she loved, but didn’t think she could wear. Keeping all this in mind, click through to check out the outfits I came up with.
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Flip open any fashion magazine this season and I guarantee it will declare fall’s hottest color as oxblood. Not human blood, not cow blood, not goat blood, not any of the other grosser sounding color names on Winona’s list, but oxblood! Otherwise known by the considerably less alarming name “maroon,” it’s a deep, sort of dull reddish brown, which I guess is the color that oxen bleed. Semantics aside, oxblood fits perfectly into the dark, vampy color scheme we’ve forecasted for fall, and its gothy appeal is sure to complement any autumn-to-winter wardrobe (especially if you, like me, tend to find yourself in a rut of all black everything from October through February). Check out my ten picks for oxblood pieces that will see you through this season and beyond … and please, do feel free to call it maroon.