Runway Remake: It’s a Jungle Out There

I love, love, love this outfit in Glamour, but my budget can’t quite afford Sacai at the moment, so time for a budget friendly remake…

outfit

Pleated Chiffon Blouse, Forever 21, $19.90

Wrap Skirt, Zara, $59.90

Chiffon Pleated Skirt in Bone, American Apparel, $28

Soft Zip-Front Utility Vest, Wet Seal, $26.90

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A Spring in My Step!

So remember those red shoes I wore a while back with the gray tights?  Today I’m wearing them open-toed and, boy, it feels good!  Spring (and warmth!) is in the air.  What’s your spring outfit of choice?

Color Sparks

On my way home today, the woman in the car next to me at an intersection was wearing a green sweater with a yellow scraf.  It caught my attention and she looked very spring-y.  It was a classic style-spark.

And when I got home and checked the mail I noticed this photo on the back of the new Crate & Barrel catalog… something about it just made me feel happy. Maybe it was a glimpse of the nice weather that’s not too far around the corner, or maybe it was the colors.

Lighthouse Lantern and Cleve Planters from Crate & Barrel

A little Applesauce goes a long way…

Being sick isn’t all bad I guess. While I was sick one my friends sent me and my (also sick) daughter along a couple very cute get-well gifts – a skater-girl skirt for Landry and a rocker-girl coffee sleeve for me.  Both came from a company called Applesauce Apparel and both are made from recycled materials. Applesauce makes mainly kids clothes, so if you’ve got little ones, check out their shop on Etsy! Thanks, Jamie for sending a couple of sparks over to our otherwise not-so-sparky house.

Stepping Out

Today I stepped out of my fashion comfort zone.  The decision: Unsafe, red, open-toe shoes with gray tights or safe, standby, black heels?  I had on one of each and said to myself, “No, you need to push yourself, wear the red shoes.”  So, I did.   I am proud of myself. Next time, the red shoes won’t be so scary.

Sitting at my desk with my red shoes.

Have you stepped out of your comfort zone lately and worn something new? I’d love to hear about it (and see pics if you’ve got ’em)!

NY Fashion Week – Day 8 Inspiration

Last day…

L'Wren Scott RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Thomas Iannaccone

L’Wren Scott’s collection is gorgeous.

L'Wren Scott RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Thomas Iannaccone

J. Mendel RTW Fall 2010 J. Mendel RTW Fall 2010

Love the boots in the J. Mendel look above.

Tommy Hilfiger RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Robert Mitra

NY Fashion Week – Day 7 Inspiration

Nanette Lepore was one of my favorites.  There were lots of great everyday styling ideas in her collection, I thought.

Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Giovanni Giannoni

Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Giovanni Giannoni

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2010 Michael Kors RTW Fall 2010

Proenza Schouler RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Giovanni Giannoni

Anna Sui RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Robert Mitra

Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2010 Photo by Giovanni Giannoni