Fashion Event September 6th

Believe it or not, I haven’t actually been to an FNO yet! Luckily, through some Twitter searches, I found out that my city is holding one next week. I’ll be sure to attend and encourage you to go to FNOs in your city! Fashion’s Night Out is a celebration of fashion and philanthropy, as designers, models, retailers and fashionistas around the world attend fashion-related events, socialize in shopping stores in their areas and make donations to charity.

Lookout for photos from the event.

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Cropped.


I just love the color of these J. Crew pants, so I paired them with a cream silk-cotton blouse from Nordstrom. The heels are Corso Como and though they’re shorter than my norm, they’re extremely comfortable. I also used my trusty large Michael Kors Hamilton tote to carry my work papers. My necklace is from Nasty Gal and the watch is Michael Kors.

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Life Update

I just started work in the real world today! Unfortunately, this might mean that I will have less time to blog (or it could make me a more dedicated blogger–maybe the structure would make me more consistent–) I would love to post about what I wear to work, but I’m still learning what people wear in my conservative workplace. To celebrate my entry into corporate America, I’ve decided to post photos of chic ladies.

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Spring Fashion

Fashion month is coming upon us and designers will soon show the world what they want us to wear this spring! I’m so excited and though I won’t be able to go to NYFW or any of the other weeks (not at this stage in my life!), I will be attached to my computer browsing their designs and blogging about my favorite trends. Since we all know that fashion often repeats itself, I’ve decided to post some Spring 2012 RTW trends I’d like to see again, and some that I’d like to go away.

Likes:

Crazy prints a la Mary Katrantzou

I really want a statement dress (or blouse or skirt) in a bold print like this one. I’d pair it with a simple black or white article of clothing and brightly-colored dainty shoes.

African Prints (obviously!)

This is from Burberry.

Brush Strokes

I love the idea of wearable art and really hope this trend stays around. Also, the way that Helmut Lang drapes clothes is beautiful.

Dislikes:

“Too Girly” Pastels

Sorry Phillip Lim, but I’m absolutely over sorbet colors! I just don’t find them flattering for darker skin tones and think that multiple articles of drapey clothing in these soft colors is not a flattering enough look for me to pull off.

Instead, I prefer pastels worn the way A.L.C.’s designers styled them here; just enough to get the point, but the model still looks strong and in charge.¬†

Silver or gold shoes


Maybe my taste in footwear is boring, but I don’t understand sparkly shoes for day time. These from Chanel are an example and I wish those ubiquitous gold smoking slippers would disappear.

The culprits.

[Images from style.com]

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One of my favorite models of all times

I think it was back in my Teen Vogue days that I first found out about Cintia Dicker. She was very popular when I was in middle school (roughly til ’05), went away for a bit and has come back recently in some new ad campaigns. I’ve always thought she had such an interesting look and thought that if I ever met her in real life, she’d be a very sweet and kind girl (Does anyone else think things like this about people they’ll never meet?).

Anyway, she’s from Brazil and has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated, Aerie and plenty of runway designers.

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I think she’s gorgeous and very under-the-radar.

Love her!

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Random Pics

I went to the mall for black pumps and ended up with new O.P.I. polish in Chocolate Moose, a Sephora lip color for fall (I don’t think the photo of me shows the true color; in real life, it’s more plum), the Bare Minerals Getting Started kit and some snakeskin Corso Como pumps. Still no conservative black pumps, but I can use all this other stuff for work, so I don’t feel so bad =)

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Topshop Cravings

I’ve actually never bought anything from Topshop before…and I’m only supposed to be shopping for work clothes for the rest of August, but a girl can always make a wishlist, right?I love how modern everything is.

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