Friday, June 29, 2012

Pixar Perfect

Having recently seen Brave, I decided to create outfits inspired by some of my favorite Pixar movies! Mixing different prints with colors that remind me of each character, I tried modernizing each look with both classic and trendy pieces. Though each character may not have necessarily played a key role in each film, I think each look does a good job of embodying both the movie and character together. Did I include your favorite Pixar movie? Ratatouille is by far my favorite!

Pixar Inspired Outfits

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Jacket: Massimo Rebecchi Blazer $298.00 (Yoox)
Top: Knitted Bra Crop Top $40.00 (Topshop)
Jeans: Black Skinny Jeans $34.99 (Ally Fashion)
Belt: Basic Jeans Belt $19.00 (Warehouse)
Shoes: Khaki Chinese Laundry Lannie Ankle Boots $31.00 (Fashion Union)
Necklace: Wire Wrapped Statement Necklace $12.50 (Wet Seal)
Bracelet: Arrow Bracelet $14.00 (Nordstrom)
Ring: Arrow Cut-Out Shield Ring $8.10 (Go Jane)

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Toy Story
Jacket: Cropped Waiter Jacket $49.00 (Maurices)
Top: BKE Sequin Tank Top $16.50 (Buckle)
Skirt: Ruche Front Pull On Skirt $26.00 (Maurices)
Shoes: Lava Kim Flat $49.95 (Endless)
Bag: Cambridge Satchel $155.00 (Cambridge)
Ring: Marc Jacobs Mini Star Ring $33.60 (Shop Bop)

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Finding Nemo
Top: Hedonia Collette Cropped Bustier $62.00 (House of Fraser)
Skirt: Button Front Polka Dot Skirt $14.99 (Delia's)
Shoes: Natural Suede Mock Wedge $70.00 (Debenhams)
Bag: Blush Twist Bow Wristlet $21.00 (Dorothy Perkins)
Necklace: Rhinestone Apple Pendant $18.00 (Yes Style)
Watch: River Island Light Pink Watch $34.00 (River Island)

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Dress: Powder Eyelet Embroidered Bustier Dress $129.00 (Style Bop)
Cardigan: Grey Vicose Wool Button Cardigan $140.00 (Jigsaw)
Shoes: Bow-Tie Ballet Flats $19.94 (Old Navy)
Necklace:Monserat De Lucca Necklace $55.00 (Monserat De Lucca)
Ring: Eiffel Tower Ring $8.10 (Go Jane)

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Monsters Inc.
Cardigan: Rob V-Neck Cardigan $37.00 (Vila)
Top: Oasis Lace Peplum Shell Top $54.00 (House of Fraser)
Leggings: Jersey Leggings $22.00 (Oasis)
Shoes: Ollio Oxfords $17.99 (Amazon)
Bag: Quilted Chain Strap Crossbody $26.80 (Forever 21)
Necklace: Glasses Necklace $49.00 (Modekugen)

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Top: Cameo Rose Cream Tie Front Top $20.00 (New Look)
Shorts: Cotton Candy Houndstooth Shorts $21.00 (Tobi)
Shoes: Weekday Wilde Shoes $30.00 (Weekday) 
Earrings: Bow Pearl Drops $10.00 (Bauble Bar)
Headband: Grosgrain Headband $4.00 (Old Navy)

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

'Faux' Real

Perusing the piles of summer options lining the entryways of some of my favorite stores, I've been noticing several different options for bottoms that are on trend. From denim that can be found in virtually every color of the rainbow, this bright trend can help to freshen up you look while giving you some versatility when it comes to deciding what you want to pair with your favorite tops. Colored denim is also a great option for an evening outfit. Paired with a tailored blazer and some sleek heels, they can definitely take your look from day to night! Another denim trend currently sweeping the fashion universe are floral printed jeans. For the more reserved retail therapy shopper, try looking for a smaller floral print in a lighter wash for a subtle yet trendy look. Looking for something a little bolder? Try a pair with bigger blooms in an eye-catching hue. I've put together a few outfits based on price so no matter what your budget might be, there is a trendy option out there for you!

Celebrities in Colored Denim

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Splurge Outfit
Jeans: Rag and Bone Biscay Low-Rise Jeggings $133.00 (Net-A-Porter)
Top: Reiss Nellie Striped off the Shoulder Top $64.00 (John Lewis) 
Blazer: J.Crew Schoolboy Wool-Blend Brushed Twill Blazer $200.00 (Net-A-Porter)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka Jenie Sain Heels $179.99 (Heels)

Steal Outfit
Jeans: Green Skinny Jean $21.00 (Dorothy Perkins)
Top: Cowl Neck Striped Dolman Top $12.98 (Walmart)
Blazer: Ruched Long Sleeve One Button Blazer $28.00 (Chiara)
Shoes: Maryse Heel $49.99 (Bakers)

Celebrities in Floral Denim

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Splurge Outfit
Jeans: J Brand 835 Printed Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans $123.00 (Net-A-Porter)
Top: Fresh Laundry Racer Back V Neck Tee $75.00 (The Dressing Room)
Jacket: Moto Studded Yoke Denim Jacket $110.00 (Topshop)
Shoes: Burberry Leather and Rope Wedge Sandals $190.00 (Net-A-Porter)

Steal Outfit
Jeans: Multi Colored Festival Floral Jeans $39.00 (Debenhams)
Top: Mesh Pocket Tank Top $24.50 (Victoria's Secret)
Jacket: Denim Jacket $39.00 (H&M)
Shoes: Very Volatile Weltie $24.99 (Piperlime)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Highest Highs and Lowest Lows

Are you tired of always wearing the same old mini skirt? Or maybe you've gotten over the fuss of maxi skirts. In either case, high-low skirts can solve your trend rut. With the best of both worlds, high-low skirts give you the look of a mini skirt with a longer back adding an unexpected twist to an outfit. Great for adding some flair at night, these unique skirts can make an ordinary evening outfit ultra glamourous. Because these skirts are statement pieces in themselves, you don't want to distract from the piece with tons of accessories. To prevent tops and bottoms from competing, you can pair the skirt with a simple cut top in a neutral shade or save yourself the trouble with a high-low dress. I've tried on a few styles so far but haven't found one that is particularly flattering. I think this trend would work well for the taller fashionista, but that being said I think with a shorter style our vertically challenged fashion friends can also join in on the fun! However like most trends, they seem to come and go much faster than we can keep track of them. To double the use of the high-low skirt, I've put together a few outfits that can work for day and evening stretching your buck just a little bit further!

Celebrities in High-Low Skirts 

Jessica Alba

Rooney Mara

Outfit Options

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Skirt: Solid High-Low Skirt $34.50 (Delia's)

Day Outfit
Body Suit: Capped Leo Bodysuit $355.00 (The Dressing Room)
Belt: Camel Stitch Skinny Belt $11.00 (Dorothy Perkins)
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Black Leather 11" $149.13 (Asos)
Shoes: Suede Shoes $46.00 (H&M)

Evening Outfit
Body Suit: Gucci Silk Georgette Bodysuit $447.50 (Net-A-Porter)
Necklace: Pieced Statement Necklace $12.50 (Wet Seal)
Bag: La Regale Clutch $70.00 (Endless)
Shoes: Michael Antonio's Heels $49.99 (Heels)

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Skirt: High Low Skirt Mint $41.00 (House of Fraser)

Day Outfit
Top: Pleats Tank $25.00 (Weekday)
Vest: Raw Edge Vest $30.00 (Old Navy)
Bag: Black Quilted Crossbody Bag $69.00 (Dorothy Perkins)
Shoes: Neutral Wedges $46.00 (H&M)

Evening Outfit
Top: Mint Velvet Lace Shell Top $105.00 (John Lewis)
Earrings: Pave Bow Stud Earrings $48.00 (Juicy Couture)
Shoes: Ankle Strapped Glitter Heels $26.99 (Hottie)

Other Options