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Nothing New – Day 4

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I don’t know, what do you think of this cowgirl-meets-Asian-watercolor print? I completely forgot to accessorize in my haste to take pictures, but I’m a chronic under-accessorizer anyway. Does anyone else have this problem?

Wearing: Anthropologie top / Lucky Brand jeans / Sam Edelman boots (similar here)

Because it’s Friday, I’m going to throw a 5 Random Things into today’s post as well.

  1. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this concept. Tween bras that aren’t sexy, push-up or sparkly. And the creator is 18 years old. Bravo!!!
  2. My favorite is the infinity scarf with the secret pocket. Check out 7 Ways To Wear Your Valuables While Traveling.
  3. We all run into ruts when it comes to creativity. Here are 10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less
  4. The best website for fashion & beauty I’ve come across lately is Rank & Style. YOU. MUST. GO. SEE. IT. It has reviews and Top 10 lists for everything.
  5. Lindsey over at Thrift and Shout puts together amazing outfits that can cost as little as $17. She always looks cool and proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of cash to have style.

Have a great one!

Laura

Rock the Boot

Timberland Partners with Pharrell Williams on Eco-Friendly Boot

This is timely news for me. We just saw Pharrell perform with N.E.R.D on Sunday night and he is one cool dude. They opened for the Gorillaz (who put on a sick show) and he got the house jumpin’. Pharrell knows how to work a crowd and how to lay down a thumping track. It also looks like he knows how to design a boot with lots of swagger. He teamed up with longtime, boot mainstay, Timberland to make a line of eco-friendly boots out of organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles, materials from a company called Bionic Yarn, which he co-owns. The line of shoes and boots drops in January 2011, so be sure to check them out. Oh, and he said N.E.R.D.s new album hits November 2, so he’s been a busy little bee, hasn’t he?!

Hey, this is cool, I just found a video from one of the songs he debuted from the new album on Sunday night. Here’s “I Wanna Jam” from the new album Nothing.

Alright, moving on to the upcoming festivities of Halloween. In the spirit of this weekend of ghouls and ghosts, I found two tasty-looking cocktails. They are easy to make and just the thing to serve to bewitch a houseful of friends.

Black Shadow

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Kiss of Death

  • Prosecco or champagne
  • Maraschino cherry

Fill a champagne flute with cold bubbly. Garnish with a cherry.

 

Photo: Cecelia Feld / http://www.Studio7310.com

Have fun this weekend, but please don’t let anyone drink and drive. Kids will be out on the streets and you know how crazy and unpredictable they can be when they’re all hopped up on sugar! Be safe and well.

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Street Inspiration: Chunky knit + boots

 

Chunky scarf + trench + desert boot (photo: 21eme arrondissement)

 

Sean from Seattle could not be more stylish in this outfit. He’s working the chunky knit scarf, relaxed trench and worn-in Clark desert boots (plus a rolled-cuff in his jeans). He looks hip without looking forced and this is a spot-on outfit for guys this fall. Change it up to suit your personality, but all the elements are there.

Here are some options for you or your man:

Love this look, guys and so many of the pieces are classic. You’ll be able to wear the boots and trench for years to come.

Shop this look locally in Denver/Boulder at:

Related reading:
Street Style: Men’s Fall List

In Agreement (featuring the WSJ Men’s Heritage-Hipter Matrix)

–Have a great day!

Street Inspiration: denim + fringe boots

photo: Vanessa Jackman

Inspiration from the streets of Stockholm, by the amazing blogger and photographer, Vanessa Jackman. The woman above looks fantastic in her double denim, broken up with a chunky, knit vest (also called a gilet), fringe boots and worn-in bag. Looks comfortable and stylish and she’s my street muse for the day.

Here’s a few options to get the look for yourself. I’m not sure why the text on my widget only says the tops are by Gap, because there is one from Velvet and G Star too. Hmmmm. You can see that coding is not my forte! Anyhow, click any item of clothing for more info:

Have a great day!

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Maxi Skirt Cool

at Reed Krakoff (photo: style.com)

Maxi skirts for fall is a trend I just love. Maxi skirts made a comeback this past spring and certainly were cute with sandals and a tee shirt through the warmer months. I did a post on spring maxi skirts (Loving: Maxi Skirts) awhile back and think it’s time to update the styling for fall 2010. It seems like it might be a tricky, for instance, how do you keep from getting swallowed up by all that fabric, especially when covered up on top too? How do you make it look modern and not simply bohemian or (aaak) dowdy?

photo: Vanessa Jackman

How to style a maxi skirt

I like the balance of a leather jacket or some sort of vest (suede or shearling would be pretty), with the long lines of the maxi skirt. Ideally, the leather jacket should be very soft and pliable. It should move with you and be able to scrunch up in your hand. The stiffness of a traditional motorcycle jacket would be too unbending for this look. The skirt can either be slim cut or flowing, with the latter being a bit softer and therefore a stronger counter to the leather. Choose a light basic top underneath. Finish off with a pair of lace-up boots, strappy ankle boots, or a stacked heel. You’ll want a thicker heel, so it won’t get lost under the hem of the skirt.

Here’s my Polyvore set of how I’d style a maxi skirt right now. I love how all the looks came out. Check out the cool graphic prints on the maxis from Topshop (2nd from left) and from Miss Selfridge (3rd from left). Petite girls might have to go the solid route and choose a jacket and skirt in the same color tone to get the most lengthening look.  I went digging through my own closet last week for a maxi + jacket outfit and came up with one that resembles the last look. Can’t wait to wear it. I wish I had the height for the zig-zag skirt, but I don’t. Curses!

Lot78 Kessie leather jacket
$900 - net-a-porter.com
Leather jacket »

JACKET
299 GBP - bruunsbazaar.com
Leather jacket »

Jacket Cezarro Anthracite
11 600 SEK - mrsh.se
Leather vest »

maxi skirt
22 GBP - warehouse.co.uk
Skirts »

Grey/Black Stripe Maxi Skirt
20 GBP - missselfridge.com
Long black skirt »

Premium Graffiti Maxi Skirt
$125 - topshop.com
Slip skirt »

Black Maxi Skirt
16 GBP - missselfridge.com
Long black skirt »

DK 90 Lace Up Bootie – Grey
$795 - openingceremony.us
Grey boots »

Wedge leather Bootie
$791 - lindestore.com
Leather boots »

Hortense Lace-Up Ankle Boots
$895 - saksfifthavenue.com
Ankle booties »