Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TRENDSPARK! Capes for Fall?

I KNOW you've been seeing them, wondering about them, perhaps even despising them ... but its undeniable, and even Chanel, Marc Jacobs, YSL agree. Capes have overridden the trench for the new Fall coat staple.




My concern? How to make them look a little more glam and A LOT LESS Hogwarts... So after a little research, I found 3 simple answers.

1. Be a little daring with the color.

emerald green cape by DKNY
A pop of color helps to distinguish exactly what you are wearing.

2. Pick a flattering cut.

Cashmere Cape by Vince
A dolman sleeve instead of open sleeve will prevent you from getting lost in the piece by giving a distinct arm silhouette.

3. Choose appropriate accessories.

Kim Kardashian in Thierry Mugler.
Take a tip from Kim K - picking a great pair of leopard print boots, professional handbag, and sunglasses immediately prevents the "bag lady" look. While you do not necessarily need the Louis Vuitton Pegase 55, Christian Louboutin Lipspike Boots, or Hermes' Birkin, be sure that you pick pieces that will enhance the look. Too much in this case will be, well, too much as the cape should be the focal point of the outfit.

What's your take?

xo L

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Funday

I've missed you all! I apologize for not blogging regularly ... wedding planning is a BIG DEAL. I don't think I realized how involved it really is until lately. I'm 8 months out until the big day so it really is crunch time. This weekend I finally picked out the bridesmaid's dresses and our colors!! It was really exciting!!

Apart from all that, fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holdiay! So I had some festive Halloween fun this weekend too.

My first pumpkin of the season! My girlfriend and I spend our Sunday with Sangria, cheese, bike riding around Indian Lake, and pumpkins! (Mine is on the left, my attempt at Chanel, and her New York Yankees pride). It was a fabulous Sunday indeed.

How was your weekend? Outfit post soon, promise!

xo L

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hue Knew?

The way to wear color this fall? HEAD TO TOE.


Mark Fast

Rachel Roy

Salvatore Ferragamo

Zac Posen

Burberry Prorsum

Oscar de la Renta

Overkill? At first. But imagine them a little less couture and a little more street ready. Add a fun bag and a few chains and I'd be on my way. Especially in Halston!

PS Everything green has been catching my eye lately. I'm loving the Burberry photo. Something about that beautiful green dress paired with a Military jacket and grunge boots. Inspiration. LOVELOVE.

Would you wear head to toe color?

xo L

photo credit Style.com