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The Scoop on Black, Weekly Outfit Planner and Brand Love: Banana Republic

Finally, all-black outfit. A low-maintenance looking in stress-free style. Of course it would not be me if I did not bring one item that's foxy- even if it's not very practical; DSW necklace that I got a year ago for thirty two bucks. The truth is a standout accessory- like a big statement necklace or a great belt, scarf- can make a simple outfit sublime. I guess the only downfall of the all-black, wool and knit attire is the dust that keeps settling on you....

Sunglasses: PRADA  (more choices here ), Bomber Jacket: Acne Studios (old) also  love this one  , Necklace: DSW, Turtleneck:  AKIRA , Skirt: (old) Derek Lam ( love this one too ), Bag: (old)  Bottega Venta , Shoes: Liz Clairbone no longer available but  love these ones too

Sunglasses: PRADA (more choices here), Bomber Jacket: Acne Studios (old) also love this one , Necklace: DSW, Turtleneck: AKIRA, Skirt: (old) Derek Lam (love this one too), Bag: (old) Bottega Venta, Shoes: Liz Clairbone no longer available but love these ones too

WEEKLY PLANNER

Don’t have these exact garments? That’s OK; just use the outfit ideas as a formula for combining similar styles, pieces or colors in your closet.

MONDAY: BAG: Balenciaga, BLAZER:Chanel, PUMPS: Finsk, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, HAT: Stella McCartney, EARRINGS: Stephen Dweck, LEATHER SHORTS: French Connection, SWEATER: Zadig&Voltaire

TUESDAY: T-SHIRT: Alexander Wang, COAT: thatspoint.com, SKINNY JEANS: J Brand, OXFORDS: Toast, TOTE: Tory Burch, BANGLE: Chanel, EARRINGS: Chanel, BELT: Alexander McQueen, SUNGLASSES: Ray Ban

WEDNESDAY: TANK TOP: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, CLUTCH: Buba, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, COAT: Chanel, BOOTIES: GIANVITO ROSSI, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, NECKLACE: Suzanne Kalan, SKIRT: Marc Jacobs

THURSDAY: TEE: EXPRESS, CARDIGAN: beautifulhalo.com, COAT: N 21, THIGHTS: HUE, SHORTS: J BRAND, BOOTS: newlook.com, SATCHEL: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: amazon.co.uk, BRACELET: VALENTINO, RING: MACABRE GADGETS, SUNGLASSES: mymummadeit.net

FRIDAY: CLUTCH BAG: BVLGARI, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, BOOTS: CHLOÉ, BANGLE: IPPOLITA, DRESS: JAY AHR, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, COAT: LANVIN

SATURDAY: BLOUSE: UNIQLO, JACKET: ISABEL MARANT, WAISTCOAT: FOREVER NEW, JEGGINGS: VERO MODA, BALLERINAS: zalora.com.my, CLUTCH: EDIE PARKER, EARRINGS: DAVID YURMAN, SUNGLASSES: shopflyjane.com, NECKLACE: GRAFF DIAMONDS

SUNDAY: SCARF: Acne Studios, SWEATER: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, BAG: CHLOÉ, EARRINGS: IPPOLITA, NECKLACE: IPPOLITA, PUMPS: Oscar de la Renta, COAT: Stella McCartney, JEANS: Stella McCartney

BRAND LOVE: BANANA REPUBLIC

I am always super happy with the clothes and products in general from Banana Republic. Below you'll find few pieces that I either already own or desire to purchase in the near future.  I also prepared few outfits ideas featuring items from BR.

All Items by Banana Republic: 100% Silk Top, Grey Wool Coat, Slim Fit Pants, Sandals, Leopard Print Leather Handbag, Knot Bracelet, Cotton/Modal Scarf.

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.

Black Essentials

The Look: A.L.C FW 2014 Ready to Wear Collection. Coat: A.L.C, Eyewear: Ray-Ban, Turtleneck: A.L.C, Scarf: GPBlue, Pants: A.L.C, Bag: A.L.C, Shoes: Derek Lam 10 Crosby.

The weather outside’s been frightful already! When pallor overtakes radiance, I turn to black parkas or black A.L.C trench coat.  A little shine on the face can be really healthy; here we have shiny Ray-Ban original aviator sunglasses that will brighten your brow bones.  With a glow like this no blush, or bold lip color is necessary instead you can wrap your neck with blue and striped GP Blue knit scarf.  And since one of the best colors for fall is black- black A.L.C turtleneck sweater and A.L.C Terry side snap pants are perfectly appropriate.  To complete our A.L.C F/W 2014 Ready To Wear collection inspired look, I would wear A.L.C clutch in grey and Derek Lam 10 Crosby ankle boots, which are simply glamorous


 

Another look with black parka, turtleneck and black trousers.

Bag: Chloe, Scarf: Failero Salarti, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, Sunglasses: J.Crew, Coat: J.Crew, Jumper: Sacai, Pants: Schumacher, Necklace: Sia Taylor


 

BEAUTY INSIDER

Occasionally we talk make up! What do we use to get Adele's look?

Photo and information source: Makeup411.com

Photo and information source: Makeup411.com

SKINCARE

FOUNDATION

BLUSH, EYESHADOW

EYE LINER, BROWS, MASCARA AND FALSE LASHES

LIPS

Dakota Story

Dakota Fanning, together with her sister Elle Fanning is a style icon that represents ease and effortless.  I am super excited about the release of Emma Thompson’s story of the love triangle between art critic John Ruskin, his wife Effie and the painter Millais titled “Effie Grey” starring Dakota Fanning.  I saw the trailer and definitely want to see it.  

Also found this great blog on Tumblr http://fanningfashion.tumblr.com/ that identifies all of the outfits worn by Dakota or Elle fanning. Really cool if you are a big fan. 

 

Here are some looks inspired by Dakota Fanning’s style:

The Look: Dakota Fanning in Valentino. Earrings: John Hardy, Dress: Joie, Coat: Jolt, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bag: Jonathan Adler.

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning wearing Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel. Clutch: Chloe, Jacket: Karl Lagerfeld, Snickers: Brooks, Jeans: J.Crew, Shirt: J.Crew

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning. Jacket: Burbery Brit, Blouse: Zac Posen, Scarf: YSL, Bag: Fendi, Eyewear: Chanel, Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Booties: Rag & Bone.

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning Marie Claire Photoshoot. Hat: BCBGMAXAZARIA, Bag: GAP, Coat: GAP, Bracelet: David Yurman, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Dress: Michael by Michael Kors.

 

The Look: Dakota Fanning at "Now is Good" screening. Top: GAP, Necklace: Marni, Bag: Chanel, Bracelet: David Yurman, Shoes: Valentino, Skirt: Old Navy.