Why Did You Wear That: Game, Set, Match.

By |June 25th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

TennisBall.Net_As much as I like contradictions and mixing things that have absolutely no business swinging from the same monkey bars on the playground, I also love a good pair.  Separates aren’t reserved only for suiting anymore and with the surge in popularity of crop tops (thank you, fashion gods), designers have capitalized on one of this season’s biggest trends: tops with shorter silhouettes worn with long line skirts and shorts.

Not all separates may be office appropriate, but these sets sure do add an unexpected take on cocktail attire (little black what?).  And when you mix and match these separates with some closet essentials, you’ve tripled your look.  That’s my kind of retail math.  A crop top can easily be converted to casual by pairing it with your favorite jeans and heels or give a full skirt a Saturday brunch vibe while wearing it with a white t-shirt and sneakers.  (Remember my experiment in dressing down a sequin crop top?).

two piece outfits1.Endless Rose Cropped Sleeveless ShellEndless Rose A Line Skirt, 2. For Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Crop TopFor Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Skirt, 3. Nicholas Bonded Silk Crop TopNicholas Bonded Silk Zip Pencil Skirt, 4. Tibi Cropped TopTibi Pleat Skirt, 5. Robert Rodriguez Chambray Crop TopRobert Rodriguez Chambray Track Shorts, 6. BB Dakota Seraphina Crop TopBB Dakota Jaz High Waisted Skirt, 7. T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt, 8. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Mid Rise Jeans, 9. Superga Lace Sneakers, 10.Carvela Kurt Geiger Girl Strappy Sandals



Setting the Mood: Separate but Equal

By |June 24th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

fashion-separatesIf one is good, two’s gotta be better, right?  While I’m starting to think that’s most men in Manhattan’s motto for dating, I’m really talking about the return of separates.  You may hear that word and automatically conjure up an image of your 9th grade algebra teacher wearing elastic waistband polyester pants with matching vest, but separates circa now have come a long way since hiding those formulas in your TI-83 calculator case.  Worn together in bold prints or separately with basics, separates are perfect for a day at the office or a night out on the town.

separates-moschino-suno Moschino Cheap and Chic Embellished Wool Crepe JacketMoschino Cheap and Chic Embellished Wool Crepe Shorts,  Suno Pleated Printed Washed Silk TopSuno Cropped Printed Washed Silk Wide Leg Pants