Saturday, June 27, 2009

Drape it on

Draping is one of my favorite details on a piece of clothing. There is something intriguing about the way a piece of clothing that artfully and gracefully hangs on a body that screams elegance and absolute chicness. Here're a few from the selection in my closet.

Dress - Alice + Olivia
Black suede and patent cutout shoes - Brian Atwood
Cuff - CC Skye

Dress - Charlotte Ronson
Lace up boots - Bronx
Silver bangles - vintage

Dress - Foley
Silver strappy sandals - Delman
Cuff - Friction Jewelry

Top - Castle Starr
Skirt - Wren
Brown chunky sandals - Chloé

Top - same as above
Skirt - Purdy Girl
Shoes - same as above

Top - same as above
Jeans - Sass & Bide
Metallic sandals - Barbara Bui

Dress - Lewis Cho
Necklace - Marciano
Black suede and patent cutout shoes - Brian Atwood

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Not your basic white shirt

There are many reasons I love a basic white shirt...versatility, simplicity, creativity...the list goes on, but every now and then I love a not so basic white shirt that you can just wear with a favorite pair of jeans or skirt and voilà, you're ready for the day!

Shirt - Catherine Malandrino
Skirt - Yaya Aflalo
Black suede and patent cutout platform heels - Brian Atwood

Shirt - Catherine Malandrino
Jeans - Chip and Pepper
Red patent pumps - D&G

Shirt - Falls
Jeans - Chip and Pepper

Shirt - BCBG
Skirt - Senada
Black leather slingbacks with lace detail - Rachel Comey

Shirt - Kookai
Jeans - Seven for All Mankind

Shirt - Nicholas K
Jeans - J Brand
Green suede and snakeskin print shoes - Loeffler Randall

Shirt - Mona and Holly
Tank top - James Perse
Jeans - J Brand

Shirt - Ali Ro
Jeans - Seven for All Mankind
Red patent pumps - D&G

Shirt - Paul and Joe
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Sigerson Morrison

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Zip it and romp

There're no dearth of rompers and jumpsuits these days in the stores but it's hard to find one that is right for your body type. I was happy to find one that was to my exact this Shipley and Halmos one from Uniqlo. I was in the store on a late Saturday and of course all the small sizes were gone. The only ones left were extra small, medium and large. Determined to try my luck again the next day, I was delighted to see they still had a small and quickly bought it. The weather is still not warm enough to wear a romper in the city, so my beloved black romper is only debuting on this blog for now.

The other romper was a purchase made last year which I have worn out once. At the time I was deciding between the dress version and this romper. Glad I bought the romper since I didn't have any in my wardrobe...and now it's making a major comeback.

Another ubiquitous trend/detailing is the exposed zipper. I bought the short dress with the gold zipper ages ago. I guess certain trends come back again and again. That's why I haven't been very good a throwing old stuff out when I buy new ones. Maybe it's time to invest in storage!

Romper - Uniqlo by Shipley and Halmos
Thin gold necklace and cameo necklace - vintage
Thick braided gold necklace - Urban Oufitters
Tooth necklace - Lolabean
Strappy gold sandals - Delman

Romper - Yumi Kim
Espadrilles - Lolas Lolos Lolitos

Dress - MNG
Strappy gold sandals - Delman

Dress - Filippa K
Metallic blue wedges - Sigerson Morrison