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The Goods: Lovely Color (on sale)

A quick post to share some goodies that are on sale. I’ve been scouring high-end retailers lately looking for deals and wanted to share this lovely trio of orange / coral items from Shopbop.com. Today and tomorrow (act fast), take an additional 20% off with promo code: WEAREFAMILY13. Lots of cute things over at there if you’re looking for a deal.

  1. Shoshanna ‘Jodi’ Shirtdress, on sale for $231
  2. Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Tonda’ Crystal Clutch, on sale for $237
  3. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent ‘Fallon’ sandals, on sale for $176

I love getting designer goods on sale, especially when they can be worn right away and all summer long.

x Laura


Tribal Council

TurquoisePassion via Chictopia

There’s been a healthy injection of tribal prints in the stores and it’s a look you can work into pieces you already have. The bold graphics wake up your wardrobe basics and really spice up them up. You can easily tone them down by slipping on a cardigan or jacket on top or play them up and make the print the center of attention. Maybe it’s just me, but when I see a woman in a funky, colorful, graphic print, it makes me think she’s artistic, easy-going and probably knows where to find a great pair of dangling earrings. I also think, she’s got to have a sense of humor, because who could be serious in this joyous riot of color and pattern!

LissaKahayon via Chictopia.com

The look from TurquoisePassion from Austin, TX (above) is dead on for a cocktail party, date night or girls’ night out. If you wanted to take this look to work, just switch out the flowy skirt for a pencil skirt or slight a-line and you’re good to go. It also would be perfect with pants or crops. You could do so much with this one top — I love it!

The second look by LissaKahayon of Manila, Philippines takes a colorful tribal skirt (which she wore as a top last year and then shortened it) and works it as a great transitional piece. She’s showing hers with bare legs and a tank top, but I could easily see this with a pair of tights, lace-up ankle boots or knee-high boots as well when the weather is cold. Great for work and casual.

Lastly, I came across another winning look from Annebeth from Antwerp, Belgium. You might remember her from another posting earlier this year in May, when I did Loving: Modern Prairie. I swear I’m not stalking her, I just loved how she styled this tribal top and high-waisted pant and then I realized it was the same fantastic girl from before. Obviously, she had loads and loads of style. At first blush, this might look like a simple top and pant combo, but when you look more closely you can see that Annebeth layered her tribal print top with a smaller print scarf in red and then topped it off with a gold filigree necklace. This is exactly how to mix prints with one big print as the focus and then adding a smaller print to complement it. Usually, you’d find common ground between the prints with one of the colors, but I’m sure even that’s a guideline to break.

Annebeth via Chictopia.com

Close-up of Annebeth's print

Enjoy these tribal looks from these three style galleries via Chictopia.com today. I think you’ll like incorporating a tribal piece into your fall/winter wardrobe. I’ve already been happily sampling this look. A few months back, I stumbled upon an ikat print tank top at Urban Outfitters and being reasonably priced, I bought it without even trying it on (which I never do). In the two months I’ve had it, I’ve worn it probably six times already, both casually and dressed-up for dinner with friends. It’s one of those pieces that I’m so glad to have.

On the Hunt Locally:

Anthropologie – Kediri Tee

Or click on a picture to find online retail for these Tracy Reece, DVF or Asos tops:

Have a great day!


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!

Taking Stock

In my closet, Apepazza Savia bootie

The stack of September fashion issues next to my nightstand is knee-high (literally). The glorious photo shoots, items to lust for, and designer collaborations in store for us in the coming months are all there in the pages, ripe for the plucking. I waited and waited for Vogue to finally make its way to the newsstand, and I have to say, I was completely underwhelmed by the issue. It felt like one big promo for NY Fashion Night Out. Blahh, that really blows. The trend reports and editorials left me flat. Ah, well, and so it goes. Skip the Vogue this year and grab the Harper’s Bazaar instead, it’s soooo much better.

So, last week I decided to take stock of my closet and see what I have that can make the jump to fall 2010. With the big trends in my mind and a few tear-outs from my magazine stack, I dove into the beast, to see what I could pull together. Hardly anyone has the means to buy a whole new fall wardrobe every year and I’m certainly no exception, but most of us own a few key items that will work in any new season. Here’s what to look for if you’re rummaging around your own closet:

  • color: camel, red, purples, blue, gray and gold
  • kitten heels
  • tailored suit
  • menswear vest
  • double-breasted or menswear coat
  • lady-like blouses
  • lace
  • 60s inspired dresses & skirts
  • denim shirt
  • motorcycle boots
  • oversized parka or anorak (bonus if it’s in olive or khaki)
  • chunky knits & fair isle patterns
  • faux fur or shearling
  • lace-up boots
  • cross-body bag
  • lady-like handbag
  • leopard and lizard
  • draped tops & dresses
  • Pendant necklaces, statement jewelry
  • Loafers, brogues and tassel detailing

I found a decent amount of things to build on in my own closet: a camel suede coat, red blazer, red scarf, menswear pant & skirt, two lace tops, a flowing maxi skirt, a pair of black suede booties, and a peep-toe ankle boot in nude. It’s a decent start and now I can work on The List of Desires and Wants and be on the lookout for deals as I fill in the holes. Top of list will be a pair of black, slim crops and some leopard-print flats (click any image below to see more).

I’m heading over to a friend’s house next week to help her sort through her closet for this fall. Should be fun!

Harper’s Bazaar gives their list of what to Buy, Keep & Store in this month’s issue as you contemplate your options:

BUY: Ladylike handbags, Kitten Heels and Pendant Charms

KEEP: Messenger bags, Wedges & Heavy Metal accessories

STORE: Long Clutches, Heeled Sneakers and Bib Necklaces.

Last but not least, I’m always on the look-out for great jeans that fit a curvy body. I found some for you (and me)…

Levi's Curve ID jeans, $59

Important Curvy Girl Public Service Announcement: if you’re looking for a pair of jeans and have a curvy body (pants fits your hips, but gap at the waist), check out Levi’s new Curve ID jeans. They really do fit curves and come in skinny, bootleg or straight legs styles, starting at $59. Levi’s claim that these jeans fit 80% of women. Um, wow, that’s really saying something…but, they did fit me and I’m very hard to fit when it comes to jeans, so I’m a believer. If that doesn’t work for you, give me a shout, ‘cuz I’ve got another go-to option for you.