Friday, March 22, 2013

It is the vernal equinox, which means that spring is here!  Spring can be very fickle ... sometimes it is bright and hot, sometimes it is still cool and windy.  Here in Los Angeles, each day feels like a different season, and you never know quite how the weather will turn out.  Of course, it is nothing like what my friends in New York are experiencing, so we really have nothing to complaint about!  It has been mild and temperate this week, so I have worn layers, and comfortable, breathable fabrics.  I wore a very conservative, office chic outfit today, with a bright pop of color in the form of the H&M Electric Blue Iridescent Stone Statement Necklace to celebrate spring.  In my last post I wrote about a "go-to" item of clothing, the black BDG Pull-On Legging Pant from Urban Outfitters.  I have the same pair of pants in a different version, wide-legged instead of leggings fit.  I wore the black BDG Pull-On Flare Pant with a grey BDG Cropped Double Button Blazer, a black and grey BDG 3/4 Sleeve Striped Boatneck Tee and Kimchi Blue Molly Patent Pumps.  And, now that I am typing this, I am realizing that my entire outfit is not only from Urban Outfitters, but it is from BDG (except for the shoes and necklace), a brand which is exclusively sold at Urban Outfitters!  It truly shows my loyalty - once I find a brand that works for my body and my style, I really stick with it!   

Monday, March 18, 2013

I think that most people have a "go-to" item of clothing for work.  Today, I worn mine two of mine: a BDG Pull-On Legging Pant from Urban Outfitters and a Jones New York Collection Petite Washable Suit Jacket. The pants are comfortable, look good, fit well, feature an elastic waist and back pockets, and are fashion-forward for the office, or for an evening out.  I love them so much that I also bought the Urban Outfitters BDG Pull-On Flare Pant, basically the same item but the fit is a wide-leg instead of a skinny-leg.  The blazer is fitted, stretch, lined, easy care and comes in various colors.  I bought the suit jacket in a light brown walnut color, so that I am able to wear something different besides my basic black.  I wore the Urban Outfitters BDG Pull-On Pant and Jones New York Collection Petite Washable Suit Jacket with Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Collar Tee Shirt and Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Pointy-Toe Pump.  I wish that in the accompanying photo the collar of the shirt was more noticeable, it is an animal leopard print, which goes well with the color of the suit jacket and contrasts with the snakeskin pattern of the pumps.   

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

At the Grand Palais this morning in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld created a giant rotating Earth with flags marking all the stores.  The models walked out in front of the revolving globe to the sound of "Around the World" by Daft Punk while wearing the latest Autumn-Winter 2013 collection.  "It's about the globalization of fashion," said Lagerfeld.

And, it just shows the global domination of a global brand.   After all, it is a Chanel world, with Karl as King of fashion, and we just live in it ;)  Chanel really does make the world go round!

Monday, March 04, 2013

A lot of my outfits for work on based on black, either a black dress, black pants, or black skirt.  It is so easy to put together black ensembles as they always look chic and professional.  Today, however, I wanted a bit of color.  I grabbed my favorite item from the summer, a colorblock dress from H&M, and paired it with winter-items, making it more work (and season) appropriate.  The H&M Colorblock Dress features panels of red, pink and black, so it can go quite nicely with various shoes and accessories.  I wore a Urban Outfitters BDG Long Drapey Classic Cardigan, Urban Outfitters Cooperative Saville Platform Loafer, and black checkered tights I have had forever.  Happy Monday, everyone!