Archives for April 2013

Origami Skirt

Zara skort (similar here & here)  |  Forever21 sweater  |  Urban Outfitters moto vest (now $19!!)

The Proenza Schouler origami skirts from the Fall shows were perfection.  This version from Zara is close enough and at a great price ($49!)  So comfortable and super flattering on.  I was able to snag one in both white and black before they sold out online.  When they recently came out with a blue version, I had to stop myself from getting a third.  Who needs 3 identical origami skirts really? 
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Friends & Family Sales

That time of year is here…Shopbop friends and family!!
The sale started today and already, so many things are sold out so hurry and get your shop on!
deal: 20% off your entire order
ends: thursday, 4/18 11:59 PST
I always stock up on everything during this Sephora sale, regardless of if I’m out or not. I hate when I run out of something and have to pay full price. This coupon is for VIB members.
code: VIBCHIC
deal: 15% off sitewide
ends: monday, 4/22

Stock up on your hanky panky’s and Spanx at Bare Necessities!
code: FRIEND2012
deal: 25% off sitewide
ends: tuesday, 4/23

Waist Tied Shirt

J.Crew sweatshirt  |  BDG jeans  |  Madewell shirt  |  Phillip Lim sandals (similar)
Louis Vuitton (circa 80’s passed down from my mother)  |  

Trends from the 90’s (overalls, we’re talking to you!) becoming hip again make me feel nostalgic in the best way possible and ancient in the worst way possible.  When I see young 20-something fashionistas wearing these trends, I wonder if it’s a first for them.  Whereas, I have flashbacks of walking the hallways with my plaid flannel tied around my waist and backpack slung over one shoulder.  Ah the memories!
And before I sign off….my thoughts and prayers are with Boston today.

White Moto Vest

Zina from fashionvibe.com, taken by Vanessa Jackman
I saw this picture awhile ago and though we were still in the neverending depths of winter at the time, I was inspired and decided this was how I wanted to look this summer.  A playful, floral romper anchored by an incredibly chic and crisp white moto vest.  
So, my hunt for a white (faux) leather moto vest began.  There aren’t actually a lot out there so it took more time than usual to come up with this list.  It was especially challenging to find an affordable option but I finally tracked one down.
Will you be getting a moto vest this season? White? Black? Denim? I’d love to hear from you!

The Statement Necklace

6. BaubleBar Mint Collar $42  |  7. Dannijo Anoushka Necklace (now 50% off!!)
Yesterday, a friend (actually a close friend of my sister’s) asked me to recommend a statement necklace.  I was flattered she was asking me since she’s so chic herself but almost immediately, I started thinking of the pieces I wanted to show her.  I decided to share some of my favorite statement necklaces with you all as well.  
I would say, my all time favorite that I’ve been lusting after for awhile are the Fallon Classique pieces. They’re stunning on their own and work beautifully stacked as well.  I love how you can wear something very simple and just add a fun necklace to amp up your look.
Here are some of the ways I would style a statement necklace:
– with a Spring/Summer 2013 appropriate origami skirt and plain white t-shirt
– button down shirt buttoned to the top with the necklace under the collar.  
– worn in or vintage tee topped with a motorcycle jacket
– with a simple sheath dress for work
– all white look topped with a silk sports jacket
Honestly, I could go on and on.  A statement necklace can go over pretty much anything you have on, as long as it’s not too busy already.  Do you have a favorite statement necklace? Have you jumped on the stacking necklace bandwagon yet? 
Quick tip: If you are planning to stack necklaces, you will need some necklace extenders. If you don’t have the tools at home, you can buy some premade extenders on Amazon.