Monday, August 31, 2009

Sneak Peek: Peeps' Fall '09 Collection

Amelia Lindquist's new collection just popped up on my radar and I have to say it's her best yet! I'm so stunned by all of the gorgeous lace-up details and draped silhouettes, which are a bit more sophisticated but still totally bold.

Velvet Goldmine: My Fall-Time Obsession

This is my ultimate dream outfit for fall. Leather jacket? Check. Velvet dress? Check. I love the luminous gray frock this genius blogger chose to balance her look out. I'm thinking these styles, below, might do the trick (images from Topshop and Erin Wasson for RVCA).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Primal Scream: Christopher Kane for Topshop

These looks from Christopher Kane's upcoming collection for Topshop are stunning! The intricate grommet-work and bodycon styles are completely of-the-moment, but still retain Kane's signature aesthetic. And let's not forget those snarling animal photo-prints, this time re-imagined with a crocodile snapshot! Fierce.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Graduating Class: Sophomore's New Line

Chrissie Miller of Sophomore always manages to pull off that steeped-in-cool style without looking like she's trying, and her new line for Urban Outfitters is no exception. Made with simple pieces that echo her pricey original collection, Scorpio Rising features Miller's signature zip dresses and skirts, plus loads of draped tops in super soft fabrics. My favorite piece? This slouchy sweatshirt frock, below, which I can't wait to swathe myself in.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Westward Ho: All-American Looks for Fall

I'd love to snuggle up to one of these all-American inspired outfits once it gets chilly out: a cozy flannel or denim work shirt, lace up boots, and some subtle western flair. Guess I'm a country girl at heart! (images via Pixiemarket, Knight Cat, Spanish Moss Vintage, and Urban Outfitters)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mish Mash: Cheap Monday Patchwork Jeans

I've never been a huge fan of patchwork jeans, but for some reason these Cheap Mondays (from a recent lookbook) really work for me! I think it's the combination of floral and polka dot fabrics with a light wash, plus those great motorcycle boots.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Combat Baby: Palladium Boots

Palladium Boots are another 90s staple coming back around the bend, and I can't help but fall for them! Totally functional and comfortable yet certifiably badass.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Camper: Teen Vogue September '09

The acid trip images in this Teen Vogue editorial are amazing! I love the pairing of neon fake flowers and accessories with camo and hiking boots. What an inspiring idea! (images from The Fashion Spot)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wild West: Karen Walker's Bolo Tie

Like the rest of Karen Walker's accessories, this bolo tie is dark with just a bit of cheek. What a fun way to spruce up a plaid shirt!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Georgia Peach: Liebemarlene Vintage

I've been a longtime fan of Rhiannon from Liebemarlene Vintage and this specific getup explains why. What amazing styling! It's so funny how my favorite looks oscillate from hard-as-nails to sweet-as-pie...guess it just depends on my mood.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Long N' Lean: Mini Dresses for Fall

Another item I'm dreaming about for fall is the longsleeve version of the bodycon dress. Little details like cutout shoulders and floral prints are on my wishlist...(images from Pixiemarket, Topshop, and Motel)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weekly Dose: New from F21

My latest favorites from Forever21, all under $20! Just a few great necessities that will transition perfectly into fall...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hard Edged: Auto Shop Style

Love this outfit from Irregular Choice's fall lookbook! Though I'm not sold on creepers yet, the combo of a mesh dress, denim vest, ripped stockings, and that awesome bandana headband is golden.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Precious Moments: My Pet Square

The blogs have been buzzing about this up-and-comer, My Pet Square, for good reason! The styling and design represent such a fresh outlook, a kind of mishmash of vintage charm and grungy cool--kind of like Lover's younger sister or something. Of course it's an Australian brand...those geniuses!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dark N' Stormy: The Perfect Motorcycle Jacket

My latest obsession? Finding the ultimate motorcycle jacket that won't break the bank. Thankfully one of my favorite online boutiques, Bona Drag, has the perfect option. Did I mention it's (unbelievably) under $100? Jackpot!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Finnish Line: Rosa-Fiona Bettina's Style

This girl's style is amazing! She manages to create such special outfits from basic items, and is such an inspiration. Along with her style posts she includes charming photos of everything from her cat to raindrops on her window--so sweet!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ripped to Shreds: Tripp NYC Twill Pants

I have a feeling I'll be living in these come September! They're a great option for the ripped jeans trend, without overdoing it.