Archive | August, 2010

Wish List: Fall

30 Aug

There are so many trends I am loving for fall!  However, oddly enough it was fairly easy to narrow down my must have items to a manageable (read: affordable) list.

Something denim: Flare jeans.

Something furry: Fur vest.

Something dressy: Tuxedo jacket.

Something sexy: Sky high ankle boots.

Something manly (masculine?): Menswear oxfords.

Something sparkly: Sequin tank.

Something leopard: Coach crossbody purse

What’s at the top of your list?

xx CpFashionista

Pretty Kitty

25 Aug

Furry fashion is not only fun but also fabulous for fall, just be sure to go faux. I have long been a lover of all things leopard. So when this season’s trend reports started rolling in forecasting lots of fur and even more animal print all I had to do was dig through my closet for some long-lost (but not forgotten) leopard print pieces.

My previous notion that leopard is best when used as an unexpected outfit accent has since changed and perhaps I am growing a little more fond of the all-over leopard print coat, pant, and even dress.

And I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure, I will still love the peep toe and stocking (i.e. tights) look, as long as only one component is print.

What’s your favorite way to rock animal print?

xx Cpfashionista

Some Layers Are Better Than Others

19 Aug

Day 2, Fall Trends: Shearling Jackets

I love the way ruffle blouses are peeking out from under tailored military coats and layered hoodies hide under heavy shearling coats. Chunky knit stockings layer over ribbed tights and leggings would not be complete without a thick pair of knee-high socks.

It’s official, fashion is fun again. It’s vintage with modern. Tuxedo pieces with laid back casual. It’s $40 Abercrombie shorts with a $1,000 pair of Louboutins (thank you Victoria Beckham) or a Marc Jacobs bag with a Forever 21 skirt (thank you Emily!). Anything goes, so layer it on, stack it up, dream it, wear it, repeat.

I do not necessarily condone owning a $3,000 jacket (we’re in a recession!) but I have fallen hard for this Burberry aviator and if I somehow obtained $3,000 today I would buy this in a heartbeat. The leather looks buttery soft and I just love how vintage fighter pilot the bomber style feels. Aside from stalking  aviationsupermart.com (Confession: I did) the next best option I could muster would be similarly wearable…but less lust worthy, faux leather variation.

Have any lust ideas with a must price tag?

xxCPfashionista

Falling for Fall

16 Aug

Either I am following fashion a little too closely or there are simply way more trends going on than usual. I set out to pinpoint the key Fall finds to try but my list quickly became somewhat of an essay and it just seemed like perhaps each trend deserved its own attention.

So in no particular order I give to you the chunkiest knits, the raciest lace, the most vicious animal prints, camel coats galore, velvet and velour, everything fur, something girly, something boyfriend, and everything in between.

Today I like bows, so bow shoes it is.

There is something unexpected and delightfully feminine about shoes with bows on them. A nice transition from the heavy clogs and thigh high leather we have seen in Fall’s past, the bow adds an element of dainty elegance to this seasons seemingly androgynous direction.

  1. Forever 21- leopard print flats, $18
  2. Vivienne Westwood- bow lace flats, $110
  3. Forever 21- grommet studded flats, $20
  4. Giuseppe Zanotti- crystal bow suede pumps, $995
  5. Miu Miu- peep toe pumps, $650
  6. Marni- suede platforms, $405
  7. ModCloth- presto heel, $134
  8. Betsey Johnson- satin bow stiletto, $195
  9. BareFeetShoes- platform heel, $110
  10. Forever 21- bow boots, $21
  11. Matthew Williamson- satin boots, $378
  12. Marni- bow toe boots, $940

xx CPfashionista

Scary Stuff

13 Aug

I am by no means superstitious. I will walk under a ladder and open an umbrella in the house on the same day. It makes no difference to me. Therefore Friday the 13th has little effect on me other than perhaps I may rent a scary movie to watch with the lights out, that’s my contribution to todays neurosis.

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However, I did come across a slightly shocking if not outright scary fashion faux pas. Let me start by saying I am a long time fan of Dooney and Bourke, in fact my first big girl designer purse was a Dooney.  And I am a hands down supporter of Disneyland, Disney movies, Disney stores, and every other happiest thing on earth.

For some reason, this wonderful purse company deemed it necessary to create an entire set of collections (not just one, but four) in collaboration with Disney, this is a fail. I love Disney Land and I love D & B, but together they spell fashion DO-NOT. Ok, maybe I would get one for my little sister…I said maybe.

What’s your opinion? Is this a hit or (major) miss?

  1. Dooney & Bourke- Disney sketch tote, $195
  2. Dooney & Bourke- Mickey Mouse barrel bag, $185
  3. Dooney & Bourke- Faces pouchette, $60
  4. Dooney & bourke- Minnie Mouse satchel bag, $175
  5. Dooney & Bourke- Princess satchel, $220
  6. Dooney & Bourke- Princess bucket bag, $165
  7. Dooney & Bourke- Tonal Mickey Mouse Champsac, $220
  8. Dooney & Bourke- Tonal Mickey Mouse letter carrier, $95
  9. Dooney & Bourke- Disney sketch wristlet, $49

Have a wonderful weekend!

xx CpFashionista

Ruffle My Feathers

11 Aug

The Fall 2010 runway practically screams “TOUCH ME!”  This coming season seems to be all about texture. From silk and knit ruffles, to feathers, faux furs, velvet, velour, shearling, sequins,  lace, and anything just plain fuzzy these trends feel (literally) cozier (and a little crazier) than ever.

Having grown up somewhat of a marked “girly girl” I have always had a certain affinity for ruffles and all things sparkly. With that being said, you can imagine my excitement when sequin leggings and ruffled sweaters started popping up here and there across websites and printed pages alike. If there is one thing magazines and fashion blogs have agreed on, it’s that texture takes the cake for this season’s must have trends. You won’t hear me complaining.

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I particularly like the way ruffle blouses are peeping out of cardigan sweaters in earthy jewel tones and contrasting textures. This season makes me swoon.

  1. Forever 21- ruffle satin top, $18
  2. Madewell- ruffled vest, $62
  3. Oscar de la Renta- silk organza blouse, $690
  4. Valentino- silk ruffle sleeve sweater, $546
  5. Valention- silk knit sweater, $483
  6. By Malene Birger- ruffle sweater, $168

xx CpFashionista

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