December 2014

Knits & Layers

Coat: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Necklace: Aldo, Top: H&M, Cardigan: Nine West, Belt: ASOS, Pants: The Limited, Shoes: Steve Madden, Clutch: ASOS


Similar look here

Scarf:COLLECTIVE, Coat: YMC, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Necklace: Rosantica, Top: JCrew, Pants: Select, Shoes: Sugarfree John, Clutch: ASOS, Cardigan: Rare

In today's look, menswear-inspired basics teamed with feminine details are subversively sexy and so right now.  Layering lends a laid-back air to this outfit and to loosen it up I started with a lace top and wide leg linen pants. Crochet cardigan adds on a classic elegance. Simple accessories like belt, clutch and chunky necklace underline the feminine side.  Navy blue color made news on the fall runways and the long knitted scarf with wool coat both in navy are perfect for chilly days. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to teeter in high heels to look hip, unless you want to of course. Cow print loafers or high heel ankle boots are an especially cool look this season.


How to play with layers?

1. Fair Isle Coatigan & Denim Shirt

Bag: Burberry, Boots: MONCLER, Coatigan: Bdg, Necklace: Rosantica, Shirt: Oasis, Pants: PHILIPP PLEIN, T-Shirt: Glamorous, Coat: Temperely London

2.  Knits & Leather

Necklaces: Annoushka, Sweater: JCrew, Bag: Burberry, Pants: Helmut Lang, Jacket: IRO, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Shoes: CASADEI

Earrings: Anna Sheffield, Bracelet: Annoushka, Jumper: ASOS, Shoes: CASADEI, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow. Jeans: PHILIPP PLEIN, Jacket: T by Alexander Wang, Bag: Michael Kors

3. Tailored Coat & Cable Knit Cardigan

Shorts: ALEXANDER WANG, Shoes: ALEXANDER WANG, Bag: Burberry, T-Shirt: Arts & Science, Pantyhoses: J.Crew, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Cardigan: SACAI, Coat: Joseph

4. Knit & Knit

Poncho:  Joseph : Boots: New Look, Clutch: LARISSA HADJIO, Dress:Vila, Bracelet: Marni, Hat: Boots, Tights: Uniqlo

Poncho: Joseph: Boots: New Look, Clutch: LARISSA HADJIO, Dress:Vila, Bracelet: Marni, Hat: Boots, Tights: Uniqlo

5. Faux Fur & Knit

Hat: CHRISTYS', Watch: Nixon, Nail Polish: Claire's, Bag: Etro, Coat: Glamorous, Jeans: Select, Shoes: NEW BALANCE, Top: New Look, Gloves: Portolano

Which one is your favorite? Or maybe you have better suggestions?  Drop me a comment below.

Nude Awakenings

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Scarf: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: ASOS, Dress: Jada, Boots :Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Bracelet: Roost at Anthropologie

Scarf: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: ASOS, Dress: Jada, Boots :Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Bracelet: Roost at Anthropologie

Nude, beige or creme never goes out. Those colors are perennial, everlasting, infinite and make me feel natural and special. I love to wear nude all over and I indulge in everything womanly. My favorite is the dress of course but I also adore this "shrunken" style blazer (although it is a bit wrinkled from sitting in the car for too long). Flash of gold adds a rich element to this look. 

I want to hear from you! Send me pictures of your favorite nude, beige or creme outfit. I would love to include these in my "nude awakenings" hall of fame and feature them in my blog.


MORE NUDES

The strongest coats this season are punched-up classics: a peacoat in brilliant blush (almost nude) at Temperley London from the Winter 2014 collection, is a contemporary take on the classic riding coat.

Nail Polish: Dior, Dress: Temperley London, Headband: Benoit Missolin, Coat: Temperely London, Scarf: Temperley London, Necklace: Dannijo, Clutch: Givenchy, Shoes: Valentino Garavani

The newly minted perennial got a fresh spin in the form of garment dyed jeans at Brunello Cucinelli and urban patchwork at JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS.

From the top clockwise: First Look: Shirt: CHLOÉ, Hat: Albertus Swanepoel, Cardigan: MARY KATRANTZOU, Poncho: J.Crew, Necklace: Annina Vogel, Belt: Hermès, Bag: CHLOÉ, Pants: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Shoes: Valentino Garavani. Second Look: Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Sweatshirt: Moschino, Jacket: MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Shoes: JIMMY CHOO, Jeans: JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS, Bag: Aspinal of London, Ring:Dinny Hall

I love when designers play with patterns, textures and colors. Inspired by an 18th century Spanish chasuble, this close-fitting dress from the Temperley London Winter 2014 collection is folkloric in both tint and texture.

Coat: Reiss, Earrings: Oscar de la Renta, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Dress: Temperley London, Bracelet: Annoushka, Bag: Stella McCartney, Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo

Even when dressing down a bit let color be your guide. Here are few playful pieces. Nude fedora hat, blush knit sweater and beige cashmere sweatpants jump-start a super comfy and bold look.

Hat: Mühlbauer, Sweater: Michael Kors, Necklace: Astley Clarke, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Eyeshadow Pallette: YSL, Pants: J.crew, Popover: J.Crew, Shoes: Valentino Garavani, Bag: ALEXANDER WANG

If you like this post, or not, please drop me a comment below.  Love to hear some feedback.

Brilliant Rompers

Scarf:ASOS (old), Blazer: ZofiaDesigns, Necklaces: Anthropologie, Romper: Tabeez, Belt:Express, Tights: Ellen Tracy, Shoes: Rylko, Ring: H&M, Sweater Coat: H&M, Bag: H&M

With your flowery rompers that you wore all summer and want to continue wearing them in the winter, the difference between gutsy glamour and Jerry Springer-guest tacky comes down to....hmm... I guess just the right attitude.

If you are not afraid of color layering, emerald green and cobalt blue can take on a new sophistication.

To tone this outfit down I kept my outwear simple so all of the focus is on the romper.


Romper:  Pull Bear

Romper: Pull Bear

LOOK 1: SHADES OF BROWN AND BLUE

Coat: Karen Millen, Earrings: Iradj Moini, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Vest: Philip Plein, Bag:Balenciaga, Boots: Marni

LOOK 2:  SOFT AND FEMININE

Necklace: Adara: Turtleneck: Aquaverde, Reversible Cape: Adam Lippes, Boots: Adi Designs, Tote: Addidas by Stella McCartney

LOOK 3: ONE OF THOSE LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE IT CAN LOOK GOOD.

Jacket: Addidas Slvr, Necklace: Adina Reyter, Bag: Adrienne Vittadini, Earrings: Adriana Orsini, Shoes: Adriana Pappel

LOOK4: QUITE UNUSUAL BUT BOLD AND A NICE CHANGE FROM TRADITIONAL WAY OF WEARING ROMPERS

Jacket: The Laden Showroom, Scarf: The Rail Gradient, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry,, Head Wrap: Tildon, Watch: Timex, Boots: Timberland, Bag: The Whitepepper

LOOK 5: INTENSIFY YOUR NATURAL COOL

Earrings: Agrigrento, Blazer: Aeronutika Military, Necklace: Aesa, Sunglasses: Affliction, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Aerin, Bag: Aigner, Gloves: Agnelle


If still not convinced that wearing rompers in winter can be a lot of fun, here are few other ways you can take what seems dramatic and tone it down. (of course going to the bathroom is a bit challenging but there is nothing in this world that will stop a true Fashionista)

Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Coat: Reiss, Romper: Sea NY, Earrings: Ippolita, Tights: J.Crew, Boots: Chloe, Bag: Balenciaga

Blazer: Balmain, Sunglasses: Erdem, Romper: Again, Scarf: Faliero Salti, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Stephen Dweck, Sweater: J.Crew, Tights: J.Crew, Bag: Rupert Sanderson, Shoes: Marni

Coat: Stella McCartney, Hat: Rag&Bone, Sunglasses: J.Crew, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Monica Vinader, Cardigan: Maison Martin Margiela, Romper: BCBGMaxAzaria, Bag: The Row, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Tights: J.Crew

Necklace: Joomi Lim, Jacket: Balmain, Cashmere Tee: J.Crew, Romper: Emma Cook, Pantyhose: Wolford, Bag: Anya Hindmarch, Boots: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER