Friday Frocks: Be Mine, Valentine.

By |February 3rd, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

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Shall we go ahead and acknowledge the upcoming calendar holiday (ahem, Valentine’s Day)?  Knowing you pretty (and smart) ladies, you’ve probably already got a handful (or more) of handsome suitors just willing you to be their Valentines.  As a matter of fact, they’re probably doodling your name as we speak.  Whether or not you oblige one of these lucky gentlemen on their offer or opt to hit the town with your favorite gal pals instead, it’s never too early to start planning your outfit.  Stick to traditional red, a splash of fuchsia, or spice things up with a playful pattern.  These frocks are sure to get all kinds of hearts aflutter.

valentines day dresses1. DKNY Cutout Stretch Ponte Dress, $295, 2. Lipsy Lace Panel Dress, $63.56, 3. Herve Leger Colorblock Lola Dress, $1,590, 4. Kimberly Taylor Diana Dress, $193, 5. Mc Q Alexander McQueen Racer Dress, $365, 6. Lucca Couture Cutout Ponte Dress, $29.99, 7. Diane von Furstenberg Tamika Colorblock Dress, $345, 8. Juicy Couture Printed Ruffle Neck Dress, $178, 9. Matthew Williamson Rainbow Satin and Crochet Appliqued Lace Dress, $2,675, 10. Parker Ruffle Side Dress, $198

Looking fine, Valentine.




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Friday Frocks: Block Party

By |April 15th, 2011|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

A couple of months ago, I pointed out the oh so colorful, oh so fun colorblocking trend that we had seen all over the runways and on our favorite stars.  I even showed you how to recreate the look.  But alas, it can be tricky not to mention treacherous trying to pull this look off for the untrained fashionista.

And why wouldn’t we have a little history lesson on this fine Friday?

While this trend feels fresh for spring, it’s not actually new.  Much like all fashion, it’s been recycled and given a new spin.  The original colorblocked dress above is from Yves Saint Laurent circa 1965.  Piet Mondrian’s Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow (1930)  was used for the inspiration and this simple shift became iconic.

Below are some modern takes on the colorblock trend for you to try out yourself:

1. Forever 21 Colorblock Bodycon Dress, $15.80, 2. Diane von Furstenberg Reara Two Tone Dress, $365, 3. BCBG Colorblocked Dress with Tulle, $258, 4. Herve Leger Two Tone Strapless Bandage Dress, $1,150, 5. Arden B. Ombre Colorblock Bandage Dress, $79, 6. Amanda Uprichard Dynasty Colorblocked Dress, $194, 7. Roxy Double Dress, $39.50, 8. Ali Ro Colorblock Beaded Dress, $365

Block on!


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Why Did You Wear That: Block That Thang Up

By |February 8th, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

The runways were full of splashes of colors for spring.  Everyone from Gucci (Katy and Olivia are both wearing Gucci above) to Lanvin to Louis Vuitton sent color blocking down the catwalk.

Olivia, Emmy, and Katy have all been spotted sporting this colorful trend.  Color blocking is hot for spring and it’s not a trend for the faint of heart (wallflowers need not apply).  Color blocking works best with a mix of brights in the same color family or for a slightly less bold look try a bright color paired with a neutral (black, nude).

Feeling bold? Try it yourself with some of this bright options:

L to R: Equipment Signature Washed Silk Sleeveless Shirt, $180, Paul and Joe Jacoue Mid-Rise Straight Leg Jeans, $280, Jay Godfrey Holden Color Block Racerback Dress, $495, American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Tank Thong, $26, Pleasure Doing Business 5 Band Solid Skirt, $96.80, Betsey Johnson Color Block Long Tank Sweater Dress, $288, BCBG Color Blocked T-shirt Dress, $148

Rock the block.