Last year, I loved the emergence of colored denim. Neons, red, mint green – the trend was (and still is) hot. And now as fall approaches, I’m excited to see so many stylemakers sprucing up the basic pant in new rad ways. Bold prints, shiny leatherlike materials, new colors, and velvet! My personal fave right now is the above pair of cords. I know they’re crazy. I’m picturing them with a chambray button down, a drapey black blouse, or even a chunky, belted cableknit cream sweater.
Usually around times of change – in the seasons, in my life, I tend to want to change my hair. Something about looking in the mirror every morning and seeing a fresh cut or ‘do reminds me that each day is new and I have the ability to embrace it. As spring turned into summer this year, I cut bangs. And I’ve loved them for the most part. But as autumn approaches, I’m wanting something new again. I’ve never dyed my hair, and I’m not really ready to take the plunge into a totally different color, but I kind of love the ombre look. It’s fun and different without the big commitment. And knowing me, I’ll probably want to chop off my hair into a bob (I do love short hair!) in the winter anyway.
What do you think? Is ombre a tired trend or should I try it?
It takes some guts to mix prints, but the fun of matching up the unexpected is so worth it. And I love the peplum trend – so girly and flattering. With this maxi, the look is super feminine. I’m excited to pair the top with a pair of high waisted black skinnies in the fall for a more edgy look.
Thanks again to my awesome little sister Audrey for the photo sesh!
Did you watch the Oscars last night? I’m usually surrounded by girls on Oscar night (sisters, friends) because we are all such fanatic fashion – I mean movie – critics. But last night, it was just me, a very unenthused husband, and a large jar of chocolate covered almonds. Aside from the occasional complaint from my couch buddy and the stomach ache I contracted from almond overdose, I had a fantastic time feasting my eyes on this year’s red carpet fashion. I even led a moment-by-moment texting commentary with my mom, aunt, and sisters that sadly ended when my phone froze from text overload and died (I was woken by an onslaught of high-pitched blings from the texts I missed when my phone conveniently returned to life at 2am).
My favorite look this year must go to Michelle Williams who wore a stunning Louis Vuitton ruby gown. The color and texture make this dress. I’ve been intrigued by the peplum trend that seemed to take Fashion Week by storm, and I think Williams’ sophisticated choice is perfectly executed. Besides the fashions of the Jason Wu runway, I’m loving the subtle peplum looks in bright floral prints from J.Crew and Anthropologie. This silhouette is feminine and a bit architectural; in a great print, it’s one of my favorite looks for spring.