Oct 25, 2011

Trend Alert: Blazers

I just spent so much time trying (unsuccessfully) to come up with a clever title with the word blazer in it that now blazer doesn't sound like a real word. Isn't that ablazeing? hehe.

Soooo... I did it.

I listened to Christmas music.

I know, I know. I've never been able to wait until after Thanksgiving to start getting excited for Christmas, but usually I make it to November at least! Alas, not this year. But I don't care! Celine Dion is currently serenading me with "The Prayer," and I'm happy about it.

So while my soul gets ready for winter, my outfits are still happily in love with fall. BLAZERS! (still doesn't sound right..) I just love a great blazer! Thicker versions can help with the cold-weather transition, or you can layer lighter styles with sweaters, vests, blouses, etc. And let's not forget about accessories! Pile on your arm party, add a statement necklace, or roast your neck with a comfy scarf! A few months ago I bought two old oversized blazers from Value Village for - get this - four bucks a pop! I love bargain hunting. I am assuming these blazers came from two 60-something women with, uh, questionable style, because both jackets had quite ample shoulder pads. While this dramatic style was brought back into fashion by Balmain a few seasons ago, I opted out. It was really easy to remove the shoulder pads, I used my seam ripper. I left one blazer pretty much alone after that, I simply rolled up the sleeves a bit and voila! Cuteness.

The second one had unsightly, baggy sleeves so I removed them for a sleeveless look!

(Please excuse the blurry, cluttered-closet-in-the-background, mirror pics. They're from my iphone.)
I encourage everyone to peruse their local bargain store for simple and fun DIY projects!
Meanwhile, enjoy more cute blazers and perhaps some Josh Groban holiday cheer.

I know this next one's more appropriate for spring, but it's. oh. so. cute.

Oct 19, 2011

...because who doesn't love dogs?!

And I miss my dog, Chance. But really, who needs a reason to look at cute pictures of dogs, right?
You're welcome.

Shout out -- here's Chance, the family dog (when he was a puppy)

And cheers to Sandy, we miss you.

Oct 9, 2011

Nothing Sob-Worthy About Saab

I'm a girl who loves sparkle and a great punch of color. So there's no question which collection of French Fashion Week caught my eye and wouldn't let go. Elie Saab. He opened his show with a few pearly-hued pieces, but followed with color color color, leading no question as to how Saab chose the slightly unoriginal title for his collection, Color Shock.

Elie has plenty of supporters, the majority of whom rock a red carpet now and then. Am I the only girl who looks at fancy dresses and thinks to herself, "If I were famous, I'd totally wear that on the red carpet"? If I am, I don't care, I'll still fantasize. For those famous women who can actually look at an Elie Saab gown and think, "I'll wear that to that premier next week," this ready-to-wear collection is definitely for you.

Here are some of my favorite looks from Elie Saab's last collection that said women have worn.

Mila Kunis at the Moscow priemer of Friends With Benefits

Kate Winslet at the 2011 Emmy Awards

Keira Knightley at the Toronto Film Fest

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Wu Xia premier

Emma Watson at the HP and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premier afterparty.

Emily Blunt at the Crystal and Lucy Awards in LA

And now, the event you all have been waiting for... Elie Saab's Spring RTW Collection!! Enjoy.