October 2014

The Art of Making a Fashion Statement

The Look: A.F. Vandervorst Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. Blazer: A.F Vandervorst, Benie: BSEE, Dress: Bluemarine, Belt: Bottega Venetta, Cuff: Borbonese, Booties: Adriana Pappell, Bag: Gucci

The Look: A.F. Vandervorst Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. Blazer: A.F Vandervorst, Benie: BSEE, Dress: Bluemarine, Belt: Bottega Venetta, Cuff: Borbonese, Booties: Adriana Pappell, Bag: Gucci

 

Today, my look is inspired by A.F Vandervorst from Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2014 Collection.  The collection did not get too many great reviews but I think some of the looks were pretty strong and actually quite gorgeous. Once in a while everyone enjoys an impromptu drink with friends after work or a last minute invite to a dinner party. So when it is time to live, love and laugh a little, it is great to have an outfit that embraces all of that in an elegant, sophisticated but still young ensemble. Pairing this original A.F Vandervorst blacksmith blazer with a Blumarine knee length dress is a great start to a phenomenal night.  If trying to dress similarly to the A.F Vandervorst look, I found these perfect Adriana Pappell Basha booties but pumps or high boots would work with this look as well. I was never so into cuffs or bracelets until I found few exceptional pieces like this Borbonese cuff that I literally want to wear with everything. When I dress up, somehow I feel more confident and there is something magical about wearing a skinny belt, like this Bottega Venetta, with your dress that makes you look extra feminine.  There is not one recipe for style and this look or any other look for that matter can be accessorized with feminine, sophisticated, classy or vintage pieces. I love to look very put-together but not super polished and that’s why I would totally wear a BSEE patterned benie and a Gucci mini zip top crossbody to make my look more cute and trendy.

 

Addicted to Layers

Coat:  H&M , Sweater: Vince, Necklace: Simon Sebagg, Blouse: Roksanda Illinskick, Skirt: Sinequanone, Shoes:  J.Crew , Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Coat: H&M, Sweater: Vince, Necklace: Simon Sebagg, Blouse: Roksanda Illinskick, Skirt: Sinequanone, Shoes: J.Crew, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

This Fall you can go wild on Layers. Button-down shirts, cardigans, knit sweaters and coats are all major players.  This is a classic trend for this time of the year and season after season you have perfected your look!  I am a very loyal H&M client! Every year around this time they have been great at putting out some of the most interesting outwear on the market at really affordable rates.   I really love this H&M wool-blend coat. It is has all of the elements I’ve been searching for this season; sort of an unspoken, quiet, mature elegance while still very youthful and contemporary.  Also J.Crew calf hair ankle boots in leopard print are exceptional and can be truly breathtaking when paired with Rebecca Minkoff’s Amourous Bag.  This Roksanda Illinsick blouse will look really remarkable with or without the Vince Mesh Knit sweater over it and if you put nice chunky necklace like this Simon Sebagg piece – you’re suddenly cool!  Last but not least look season smart with this chic and unique Sinequanone skirt.


Pieces that have multiple personalities.

A lot of my clothes do! Such as sweaters that work with pailletted pants for black-tie and with jeans or mini skirts on the weekend. Your everyday white button-down white, or tuxedo blouse paired with long, wool, wide leg pants can whisper of richness and elegance or it can be casually worn with your ripped jeans and biker style jacket.

My favorite coat from Express, probably would be considered vintage now as it is almost fifteen years old! It is one of those perfectly tailored, scrupulously detailed items that become a woman's signature wardrobe mainstay.

Eyewear: H&M, Coat:Express, Blouse: Juniors XOXO, Sweater: H&M, Necklace: Old ABS Allen Schwartz, Belt: H&M, Skirt: Acquaverde  (similar here ), Tights: Hue, Shoes: Vintage (bought in Europe), Bag: LeSportsac

Eyewear: H&M, Coat:Express, Blouse: Juniors XOXO, Sweater: H&M, Necklace: Old ABS Allen Schwartz, Belt: H&M, Skirt: Acquaverde (similar here), Tights: Hue, Shoes: Vintage (bought in Europe), Bag: LeSportsac