Would You Wednesday: Is That a Mirror in Your Pants?

By |August 15th, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?|

metallic denimCelebrity Blues Metallic Skinny Jeans, $44

Spring and summer 2012 brought us colored and printed denim… so what precisely does the fall have in store for us in the way of denim?  Brace yourselves… if brands have it their way… everyday is going to be a party.  Aww sookie sookie now.  Denim takes a cue from the disco era with metallic shades ranging from pure platinum to glamorous gold.

I want to say that I like it because as I think about it, I’m picturing the likes of Gisele and Miranda channeling their 70’s disco divas in shiny jeans and feathered hair, but then I remember that 98% of the population does not resemble that of a super model.  This is when I start to think about ol’ Sally over there, three cubicles down sporting the trend and all of a sudden it’s anything but appealing (kind of like the tuna fish sandwich she’s chowing down on).  This is most definitely one of those trends that could either be le freak c’est chic or just totally lay a gasser…

metallic jeans1. Hudson Krista Metallic Super Skinny Jeans, $198, 2. Karen Millen Limited Edition Metallic Coated Jeans, $125,, 3. Current/Elliot The Stiletto Metallic Jeans, $245, 4. 7 for All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Metallic, $198, 5. Alice + Olivia Metallic Skinny Stretch Jeans, $195, 6. J Brand 901 Super Skinny Coated Jeans, $207, 7. Rich & Skinny Legacy Jeans, $172, 8. bebe Silverado Metallic Skinny Jeans, $129

Can you dig it?



Why Did You Wear That: No Grey Area

By |February 14th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

black and white wallFor those who don’t know me, it may seem strange that my favorite colors are black and white (since black and white aren’t technically considered “colors”).  Much like I try to live my life, I also like my palette to be very black and white.  I do love color very much, but there is something so crisp, so clean, and so refreshing about bold black and white patterns.  Whether it be stripes, dots, florals, geometric shapes, or just something totally abstract, I can’t get enough of these opposite shades.  From my clothing, to our home decor, black and white rule my world.  The best part of using black and white as your base?  The ability to punch it up with just about any color as an accent.

black and white wall photos

black and white graffiti wall

black and white wall los angelesI don’t want to tell Smitty, but he falls under this color scheme and it’s quite possible why I love him even more.  His soft white fluffy fur set off by those big black eyes and little black dot of a nose make him absolutely perfect. He is my best accessory afterall.  Want to incorporate some black and white into your life?  Here are several options of how to do just that:

black and white pattern clothing

1. Karen Millen Graphic Stripe Coat, $550, 2. Brian Atwood Aura Polka Dot Calf Hair Sandals, $1,370, 3. Lanvin iPad Cover, $135, 4. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, $160, 5. Alice + Olivia High Striped High Waisted Pants, $242, 6. Equipment Star Print Washed Silk Crepe de Chine Shirt, $250, 7. Alexander Wang Prisma Biker Purse, $325, 8. Charlotte Olympia Striped Canvas Platform, $950, 9. Sandro Ciseau Two Tone Silk Blouse, $285