Why Did You Wear That: Put Me In, Coach

By |April 10th, 2012|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

celebrity coachella fashionWith the arrival of summer comes the arrival of outdoor music festivals.  The first of which to kick things off is Coachella.  Coachella is not only one of the bigger music festivals, it’s one of the most photographed.  Let’s just say it’s a sartorialist’s wet dream.  The look is usually a bit boho meets Beverly Hills, but some have taken the hippy dippy look to extremes.  I can’t say I’ve ever had the desire to camp out for three days with no working plumbing, but if you happen to be someone who favors the port-o-potty over pate, then perhaps you’re headed out that way this weekend.  If that’s the case, you may be thinking, “What to wear?  What to wear?”  Well, I’ve come up with three looks that are sure to have you looking like you’re with the band.  (Just please do me a favor and keep your shoes on).

isabel lucas diane kruger coachellahat: Club Monaco Jody Straw Hat, $69.50, top: Roxy Sky of Stars Crochet Lace Crop Top, $49.50, skirt: Collective Concepts Crochet Waist Maxi Skirt, $78

coachella outfit inspirationtop: Blood is the New Black Metal Bears Distressed Tank, $29, shorts: RUNWAYDREAMZ Handmade Vintage Half Studded Shorts, $168, sandals: DV by Dolce Vita Archer Nude Sandals, $69

coachella whitney port alessandra ambrosiosunglasses: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer, $125, dress: Juicy Couture Daisy Guipure Crochet Lace Dress, $298 , boots: Report Marks Bootie, $110

This is also an opportune time to test out chalking your tresses!!

Rock on.



Friday Frocks: Pretty in Pink

By |June 10th, 2011|Friday Frocks|

This week’s Friday Frocks is brought to you by the color “pink.”  While perusing the world wide web… taking one of my mini mental vacations, I stumbled upon what may, in fact, be the greatest place on earth.  No, I’m not talking about Disney World, kiddos.  I’m talking about the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” the Royal Hawaiian.  I know what you’re thinking.  This can’t be true!  How can a place so magical possibly exist?  Does this mean unicorns are real too?

Well, I’m not sure about unicorns, but this beautiful rosy resort is no myth.  Gazing upon this shrine to every girly girl’s favorite color got me to thinking about what one would wear while lounging poolside at the Pink Palace.  Couldn’t be anything but pink, right?

1. Alice + Olivia Gitana Button Front Dress, $330, 2. Amanda Uprichard Ruffle Front Tank Dress, $194, 3. Free People Vintage Hand Dyed 1940’s Slip, $268, 4. Halston Heritage Shirred Spaghetti Strap Dress, $295, 5. Charlie Jade Birch Dress, $124, 6. Marc and Jame Ruffled One Shoulder Dress, $265, 7. Tibi Ikat Wrap Dress, $330, 8. Roxy Big Break Dress, $39.50, 9. Betsey Johnson Stripe Thermo Bustle Dress, $148, 10. Amanda Uprichard Joan Dress, $194

Now, if you don’t mind, I’d like to get back to my vacation.



Friday Frocks: Show and Pas-tell

By |April 23rd, 2011|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

The other day my dad was complaining that people don’t dress up for Easter like they used to.  While people certainly have become more casual, he’s probably just spoiled due to my mother’s extreme outfits that she put her children in for the holiday.  For as long as I can remember (until I had a say in the matter) I recall being strapped into an easter bonnet, fluffy dress, ruffled socks or tights, and some form of jazzy shoes (I wish I had pictures).  When I talk about the Easter bonnet, I’m not talking about the run of the mill eyelet cap, I’m talking about fresh flowers sewn in to match my dress.  My mother is no joke.

So, while you may not have the time (or interest) in sewing flowers to your cap, there’s no reason you can’t get into the holiday spirit by  prancing around this Easter Sunday in one of these flirty pastel frocks.  They’re enough to make the Easter Bunny blush:

1. Contrarian Barbara Bib Dress, $381, 2. Forever 21 Floral Sweetheart Tube Dress, $19.80, 3. Gianni Bini Della Dress, $138, 4. Wyatt Ivory Chiffon Big Rose Print Dress, $84.15, 5. Amanda Uprichard Joan Dress, $194, 6. Roxy Full Time Dress, $39.50, 7. Free People Flutter Away Striped Dress, $98, 8. Top Shop Pleated Neck Dress by Love, $76

Hoppy Easter!



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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Photo via Up My Ali

Why Did You Wear That: Fresh Crop

By |May 3rd, 2010|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|


I didn’t know if this day would ever come, but alas, it has. Crop tops are back with a vengeance. I was just recently making fun of a photo circa 2005 of me and two of my best gf’s wearing crop tops at Cain (above). Who knew five years later, I’d be cropping it up yet again… sans Cain.

I started seeing it here and there, but didn’t want to get too hopeful. I pride myself on having some fab abs, and good lord did I love a crop top back in the day. Well, guess what? It’s my lucky freaking day. Crop tops are everywhere and here are a few you can get your paws on right now:

0414745364561R__ASTL_300x400LNA Cropped Back Tall Tank, $62

71441242-01Forever21 Love USA Cropped Tank, $14.90

pROXY1-6665347t382x444Roxy Bash Sweater, $49.50

rsabb38bn_06American Apparel See Thru Loose Crop Tank, $19

78536Rebel Yell Cropped Malibu Tee, $58

image1xlAsos No. 8 Floral Crop Tee, $27.05

How I wore mine (sorry, I suck at taking self portraits… guess I’m not cut out for Guys with iPhones):

IMG00084-20100503-1311American Apparel Loose Crop Tee, $17

**Warning: As I must always note, not every trend is for EVERYone. If you’ve got killer legs but a little bit of a spare tire around the belly, why not stick with shorts and leave the crop tops to the toned tummies?