Thursday, October 28, 2010

Best of New York Fashion Week - Fall 2010

 New York Fashion week was full of grays, furs, vests, longer skirts and menswear.  Here are a few of my favorites to keep an eye out for when you are perusing the stores for your next big purchase.

Calvin Klein: A great way to still wear white after Labor Day.  This coat is so artistic and a great addition to any wardrobe.

Oscar de la Renta: This dress is so classic with a modern twist.  I love layering around the middle and the longer skirt.  This dress will flatter most body types.

Michael Kors:  I am totally digging the leggings on this outfit.  It's a nice change from the standard tights with a cute knee length skirt.  He has a totally wearable line this fall with knits for layering , loose skirts and some really great jackets and coats. 

Diane von Furstenberg: Strong menswear influence.  Love it all around!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

6 Rules For Accessorizing

selection of jewelry
Photo: William Waldron
O's creative director, Adam Glassman, offers simple guidelines for letting your accessories shine.

Items shown clockwise, from top left:

1. Your necklace should be working for you—a long strand that hits just below the bust makes you look taller and leaner.
Gold-plated faux-crystal necklace, Jennifer Miller Jewelry, $150

2. Not sure when "finishing touch" becomes "overkill"? You can never go wrong with a stack of skinny bangles.
Gold-plated bangles with faux diamonds, Jennifer Miller Jewelry, $45 for set of three

3. Don't be afraid to add something disarmingly bold and masculine—like this oversize watch—into the mix.
Rose-gold-plated stainless steel watch, DKNY, $155

4. Try wearing just one big, memorable piece. A wide cuff like this can easily become your calling card.
Antiqued gold-plated brass cuff, Zara Terez, $125

5. When shopping for earrings, consider the shape of your face: Pendants look best when yours is round or square. Studs, buttons, or short drop earrings offset a long or oval face. Hoops are always a good choice.
Glass and resin earrings, Olivia Stone, $118

6. A ring should flatter your fingers. Narrow bands or styles that extend toward the knuckle make your digits appear longer; thin fingers can pull off a wider style.
Gold vermeil and labradorite ring, Stephen Estelle, $219

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Accessories Everyone Should Have

 This fall indulges our sense of touch.  You can find suedes and skins in very muted colors everywhere you look.

Check out these Bandolino Holden Flats for only $69.00 at Macys.   They look great with jeans for a pair of dress pants.
Or spice up your little black dress with these 

Coconuts by Matisse Women's Jackson Buckle Boot look great with leggings and a shirt dress.  Check them out for only $70.00

Military influence can be found in bags, on buttons camouflage prints adorn everything from satchels to strappy ankle boots.

Ann Taylor Loft has a great Belted Military Jacket for $79.00.  Perfect to add to your outfit on a chilly afternoon.

Grab some of these awesome Zigo Soho Miranda Booties from DSW