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Checks Checked, From Runway to Street-24/7 Dressing.

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A Fashion Page is a laboratory site where I can test my more radical fashion ideas. I post my most original looks or outfits that hopefully will make my readers and followers reexamine how they look at clothes. Today my “checks on denim” look is a reinterpretation of classic military theme, completely nontraditional and right for the street style.

And a special thanks to John Rounds who shot my "checks checked" story and produced most stunning images ever. He is a modern renaissance man and you can take a look at his breathtaking portfolio here. His photos capture the fun, dynamism and beauty of fashion. Can't wait to our next photoshoot! We are also planning on featuring a model next time but can't say more at this time. Also anyone interested in wearing beautiful outfits (put together by me) and having awesome images taken by John for our AFP blog please contact me here.

Sunglasses: Prada, Jacket: What Goes Around Come Around, Denim Top: Charlotte Russe, Skirt: Levi's, Necklace:(Gift)  Clutch: ASOS, Socks: Hue, Shoes: Aldo, Brooch: Otrebor (European Jewelry Maker).

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Photography by John Rounds

 

From Runway to Street -24/7 Dressing.

Today we'll going to cover the veracity of 24/7 dressing as we tackle the issue of looking contemporary at work and stylish on the weekend.

AT WORK

It all comes down to knowing how to interpret the yin and yang of your daily demands into clothes that surely work for you. You really can't go wrong with white cotton-cashmere blend jumper. (below from Proenza Schouler featuring a crew neck, long sleeves, a ribbed knit and an asymmetric hem)

WEEKEND

I'm continuously fascinated by the trendy ways New York uptown women deal with changing their weekend wear.

Layla Leather Waterfall Drape is a wonderful piece to throw over just about anything a dress, sweater or blouse a perfect blazer to wear on your weekends.

AT WORK

My belief is that most of us fall into two types: Those who have a diverse closet for each situation (refined BCBG or Paul Smith suits for Monday through Friday, and casual Majestic long sleeve turtleneck and Cheap and Chic Moschino skinny trousers for Saturday and Sunday), and those who mandate more out of their separates and pair the same Paul Smith blazer with Cheap and Chic Moschino trousers on the weekend and a skirt from Chicwish during the week. I do a little of both.  I love to dress up though and the butterfly pattern that prettifies this cotton parka below is a keynote that Valentino is advocating for the season forward, and I love it juxtaposed against the iconic, down-to-earth silhouette. Or this amazing laser-cut shearling that was applied to a BCBG Max Azaria camel coat in a lattice pattern, so imaginative and fantastic but yet still very classic.

WEEKEND

So sometimes on the weekend I love to dress up in dresses and floppy hats; other times, for a walk in a park with my two adorable munchkins, I wear moto boots, leather jacket and cozy shearling coat over it to stay extra warm in this crazy whether. This Forever New slim leg pant is a clothing essential this season and is a seamless addition to your work wear style as well, and can be easily worn from the office to an evening out.

AT WORK

The chicest women also know that getting a look right doesn't stop with their clothes and basics. How you wear your accessories can be equally important. While I love the new fringe bag trends, you need to decide what works with your style and your lifestyle. This Prada Saffiano Two Zip Lux Tote is a staple to those who want both functionality and chic style.

 

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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.

Winter White, Weekly Outfit Planner and Style Crush: Khloe Kardashian.

Sweater Cardigan: H&M, Longsleeve Jumper: Free People, Dress: H&M, Thights: HUE, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Ring: Vintage (purchased in Europe), Bag: Bottega Veneta (Vintage)

Crisp white sweaters, dresses and jackets are the ultimate winter signature wear this season. I love white paired with gray and silver. Here I decided to go for a little bit of Aspen chic meets Anthropologie boho.

SIMILAR LOOKS:

Dress: M Missoni, Turtleneck: Maison Martin Margiela, Cape: Missoni, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Blackfive, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Necklace: Lana, Ring: Icepinkim

Tights: ASOS, Jumper: AUTUMN CASHMERE, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Ring: Nak Armstrong, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Dress: Temperley London, Jacket: Temperley London, Boots: Versace

 

WEEKLY PLANNER

It’s easy to fall into a regularity of wearing the same thing every day. To revive up our melancholy for this week, I looked to the street and newest trends for elegant, easy style inspiration. Consider the seven looks below my pre-planned, hassle-free attires for the week.  When I decide what to wear I first pick one inspirational piece- a T-Shirt, shoes, bag or earrings, I style around it my entire outfit. It can be a very creative and fun process...

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Colorblocked Baseball T-Shirt

T-Shirt: American Eagle, Blazer: Selected, Jeans: Paige Edgemont, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Butter Jewelry, iPhone Case: Apple, Lipstick: Inika

Brian Atwood Heels

Dress: ROMWE.COM, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Saint Laurent, Necklace: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bangle: Kate Spade New York, iPhone Case: Casetify.com, Coat: Artizia

FENDI Mini 2jours Structured Leather Bag in Yellow

Dress: societyofchic.com, Vest: Maurices, Pumps: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Fendi, Hoop Earrings: Nyla Star, Ring: Eve's Addiction, iPhone Case: Couture. Zappos.com

Bling Jewelry Genuine Onyx Studs

T-Shirt: vineyard vines (vintage), Coat: Mango, Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Boots: Hot Topic, Bag: Saint Laurent, Stud Earrings: Bling Jewelry, Ring: ICE, iPhone Case: ShopBob

KBETHOS Heather Slouchy Beanie Skull Cap Hat

Top: Stylemoi, Blazer: Rotita, Leggings: Rick Owens, Boots: ElaineTurner, Crossbody Bag: Henri Bendel, Earrings: Shaun Leane, Hat: KBETHOS Bracelets: Charlotte Russe,

Agnona belted oversized coat

Top: H&M, Skirt: Tiger of Sweden, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti, Hobo: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets: Aldo Shoes, Earrings: Tiffany, Ring set: Mango, iphone Case: Amazon

Ripped Highwaisted Jeans

Gym Sweater: Peacock, Jacket: Karen Millen, Jeans: KnowStyle, Shoes; Charlotte Ruse, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Bracelet: Amazon.com, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, iphone case: casetify

TODAY'S STYLE CRUSH: KHLOE KARDASHIAN

Bracelet: IPPOLITA, Sunglasses: jcrew, Top Cami: KAUFMANFRANCO, Earrings: Larkspur & Hawk, Necklace: Larkspur & Hawk, Skirt: ISABEL MARANT, Clutch: ISSEY MIYAKE, Pumps: PIERRE HARDY, Shirt: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Dress: Versus, Jacket: True Religion, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Givenchy, Ring Set: Scotch&Soda

Jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg, Bag: Stella McCartney, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglassess: Victoria Beckham, Jacket: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Shoes: Aquazzura

Blouse:ASOS, Wrap: Madeline Thompson, Jeans: Paige, Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Bracelet: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Shoes: BRIAN ATWOOD, Tank Top: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jeans: DSQUARED2, Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklaces: Laura Lee and MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE, Tote: Marni, Cardigan: M MISSONI

Longline Coat

Coat: Miu Miu, Dress: 3.1 Philip Lim, Thights: Hue, Boots: Nine West, Earrings: H&M, Clutch: ASOS, Sunglasses: H&M

Wow! Can we talk about longline coats? This season they are flowy, long and epically cool; the ultimate fashion must-have and the options are endless. Below you'll find pieces from designers like Temperley London, Prada, Vivenne Westwood, Cédric Charlier and Jacques Vert.  It is only fitting that for today's posts I wore my favorite Miu Miu black coat and paired with neutral 3.1. Philip Lim dress to keep it simple.

WEEKLY PLANNER

Wear something superb wonderful, premeditated, and exceptional every single day for a full week. Not that there’s anything wrong with a simple outfit but ….

Here are some unique outfit combinations for every day of this week.

MONDAY

This outfit was inspired by Rose Gold Pave Diamond A Little Light Necklace by Astley Clarke. Hat: Eugenia Kim, Sunglasses: jcrew, Ring: Kismet, Trousers: PAIGE, Clutch: SAINT LAURENT, Cardigan: Zadig&Voltaire, Shirt: CHLOÉ, Boots: LANVIN

TUESDAY

This outfit was inspired by American Eagle Hooded Surplus Jacket (Coat). sweater: Monki Bobo, Jeans: Punk Rave, Shoes: SoYouShoes, Bag: Chanel, Earring Studs: Sole Society, Bracelet: TDW Fashion, Necklace: Adina Reyter, iPhone Case: casetify.com,

WEDNESDAY

This outfit was inspired by Black Pleat Crepe Tuxedo Shorts MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Tote: Burberry London, Jacket: MONCLER, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglasses: TIFFANY, Boots: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, Tank Top: LOST AND FOUND.

THURSDAY

Inspired by c-10 sneakers by Adidas. T-Shirt: Chicwish, Coat: Chicnova Fashion, Jeans: J BRAND, Clutch: Mango, Cuff: Saint Laurent, Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

FRIDAY

Inspired by Valentino Women's 'Rockstud' Leather Clutch Bag from Pre-SS15 in Black Iconic studded clutch bag.  Longsleeve: LAUREN MOSHI, Cape: BURBERRY, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Trainers: Nike, Watch: kate spade new york, Necklace: Vivienne Westwood, Beanie: KBETHOS, Lipstick: M·A·C,

SATURDAY

Inspired by My Chemical Romance (sold out but also love this one) Black Parade Bracelet 4 Pack | Pack of four black and red bracelets with MCR charms. Dress: ASOS, Coat: Mango, Sandals: Valentino, Clutch: MICHAEL Michael Kors, Necklace: on Etsy.com SymphonyofShiny , Scarf: yoins.com Eye Palette: Bobbi Brown

SUNDAY

Inspired by asymmetric knit sweater by Le Moine Tricote, Pumps: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Clutch: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Necklace: Annoushka, Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Rings: Kismet and Monica Vinader, Jumpsuit: MASON BY MICHELLE MASON, Knitwear Neck Piece: Wool and the Gang.