Indre Rockefeller via Stockholm Streetstyle
Here is a thoroughly modern knitwear with bold graphics, that really takes sweater dressing to the next level. Indre Rockefeller, shown here, is currently working with Moda Operandi, the amazing online trunk show site, and I love her eye for drama and comfort in this outfit.
Please bear with my shorter posts over the holidays! The new year will be here before we know it and I’m still enjoying the slower holiday-pace before work/school/life gets back to its busy schedule.
This week I borrowed a friend’s juicer to see if I liked it. Rumor has it that juicers are annoying to clean-up, but still undaunted, I wanted to see if vibrantly fresh juice would affect my energy and overall appetite. We (it’s a family experiment) started off easily with fruit juices (orange/pineapple) and have now moved into fruit/vegetable combos (carrot/apple and carrot/apple/celery/parsley). My husband has already told me not to tell him what’s in the glass, because if I use the words beet, kale or wheatgrass, he’s gonna bail on me. Completely predictable and I love the chance to take on a challenge.
7 Daily Greens
If drinking your veggies is off-putting, at least fashion has given us another way to get our daily green fix, since hunter, forest and emerald greens are strong tones right now. Here are 7 stylish examples of how people are wearing it:
If you want to see more of these chic bloggers, here are the links:
- Anna Midday
- Vanessa Jackman
- Stockholm Streetstyle
- Hermes Is My Dad
- By Katerina Katerina
- Dresses on a Clothesline
Shopping: Greens Like These Under $300
Using What You’ve Got
You’ve probably already got some deep autumnal greens in your closet. Time to dust them off and put into rotation. Pairs well with deep purple, peacock blue, black, white and wine.
If you’ve got a juice recipe that you love, please share it. I’d love to hear about it. Have a good one!
P.S. Today I’m going to try The Chiller (from The Juicing Bible) which is a combo of carrot/celery/red pepper/apple/cucumber/zucchini. Sounds like a salad in a glass to me. (photo: juicingvegetables.me)
Posted in Fashion, mens fashion, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged 40+, Chictopia, color, Fall 2012, Fall Fashion, forest green, hunter green, Juice, Juicing, Shopping, Stockholm Streetstyle, Street Style
It’s after Labor Day Weekend, so it’s time to pack up your whites until next…naw, just kiddin’ ya. White is sticking around all winter as a strong trend for Fall/Winter 2012. So, for those of us who love to steal out into the frosty streets in shades of white, this is a great season to collect more of the pieces you love.
photo: All The Pretty Birds (Tamu McPherson)
Photo: Jak & Jil
Photo: Style Trouve
Photo: Greg Kessler via Fashionologie
Derek Lam F/W 2012, Photo: Style.Com
There’s a look here to fit every age. Take your favorite look and tweak it to make the silhouette work for your body type. Do short sleeves with a maxi, shorten (or lengthen) a hemline, and pick a dress that highlights your best parts. Black is a great choice for accessories, but dressing tonally in white and cream is also a strong choice. Go with a shade that looks best with your skin tone.
I think of trends like a fashion buffet. Grab the things that work for you (shapes, colors, accessories, silhouettes), and leave the rest for the next person. Sometimes a trend we love, suits us better in an accessories (i.e. choosing a baroque-inspired clutch over a whole baroque dress.) In the end, fashion is personal and that’s what makes it (and us) interesting.
More awesome posts I did (hmm, so humble…) on the white trend, which has been gaining steam since Spring 2011.
Posted in Fashion, Inspired By, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged Color Trends, Derek Lam, Dressing in your 40s, Fall 2012, Fall Fashion, Maxi skirt, Street Style, Transition, Trends, White
Violaine Bernard (photo: Vanessa Jackman)
Among the color trends popping up for fall, you’ll find beautiful shades of purple, ranging from plum to amethyst. In this shot of Violaine Bernard (fashion director for Velour Magazine), she tops her pretty violet pants with a light camel vest. It’s a wonderful concept for office wear (I would throw a cami on underneath, but you know, I’m not French). It looks polished and modern, with a kick of personality.
Swiss designer Akris showed this amazing deep amethyst coat for F/W 2012 and it is just gorgeous. This color really shines next to black.
Akris, F/W 2012 via Style.com
Put some purple on yourself with these pretty options. Play with just a touch in an accessory, more with a top or pant, or a bigger statement with a lush coat.
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If you’re not a purple-loving gal, don’t worry. There are other rich colors that will be big this fall too.
More to come!
Posted in Fashion, Handbags, Shoes, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged Akris, coats, color, F/W 2012, Handbag, Outerwear, purple, Shoes, Trends, Violaine Bernard
dress: Julie Dillon, belt: Nordstrom, shoes: Zara, clutch: Rebecca Minkoff MAC crossbody, bracelet watch: Anne Klein.
This is one of my favorite shades of blue, so I was happy to see it on the trend forecast for this year and then post about it on Spring Trend: A Sea of Blue. When my husband told me we were going to a business event with cocktail attire, I knew this dress would fit the bill and was happy to have snagged it on sale a few months back. I also love this clutch, even though it’s a bit big for evening, because of its anthracite metallic sheen. The slight glimmer gives it an after-hours feel. The mid-heel, patent nude wedges are still available over at Zara for a song ($49, also in black) and measure in at only 3″, with a 1″ wedge. They are so easy to walk in, which I appreciate for a business function. I’m thinking these wedges would also be great for an outdoor wedding or any lawn party.
I’m linking up on Monday Mingle (at Momtrends) and Visible Monday (at Not Dead Yet) today, so be sure to head over and check them out.
More like this:
Spring Trends: A Sea of Blue
Loving: Painterly Florals
Spring Trends: Graphic Design
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Tagged Blue, Business event, cocktail attire, Cocktail dress, Dressing in your 40s, Rebecca Minkoff, style, Trends