Wednesday, January 29, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things (this week)

1. Lena Dunham in pink and Emerald Green.

images via google

I  saw this picture while browsing a copy of British Vogue and fell in love. Lena looks amazing and I instantly fell in love with the color combo of emerald green and that bold pink. Needless to say I'm searching high and low for clothing and accessories in those colors. There will definitely be a outfit inspired by Lena's in the future.

2. Pastels


The Daileigh


And I Get Dressed
* All images found via pinterest unless otherwise noted

I'm not generally a big fan of pastels but recently I've found myself gravitating toward them. Perhaps it's all the cold grey winter weather and the fact that pastels seem to emanate spring, Easter, and the onslaught of warmer weather. After seeing a million bloggers and their pastel pink coats I have to admit I've caught the pastel fever. But I'm not just gravitating to pastel pink, I'm loving every color in a pastel. I think I like them best paired with neutrals or louder/bold colors especially electric/ neon colors and jewel tones. I don't have very many pastels in my wardrobe but I'm definitely thinking of adding a few.

3. Kimye style

            *all images found via google

I never thought Kim Kardashian dressed badly, but since she's been with Kanye I've been seriously drooling over some of her outfits. I like that they're kind of downtown cool and effortless yet classy and chic. I'm really drawn to some of her monochromatic looks and her use of neutrals. I'll definitely be pulling inspiration from these looks as well for future outfit posts.

4. Cat's guide to Taking Care of your human

I know it's a commercial but it's pretty hilarious. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Palm Canyon Collection by Warby Parker

If you're a four eyes like myself you've probably heard of Warby Parker, an eye wear company committed to creating cool frames at affordable prices. They also partner with non-profits to make sure that for every frame sold a pair is donated to a person in need, win/win right?  Today Warby Parker lunched their Palm Canyon Collection which melds the palette of that mid century desert oasis Palm Springs with patterns inspired by Color Field painters and cool mid century minimalism.

 Palm springs you say? Mid century minimalism you say? of course I was all ears (eyes?). This  collection is of particular interest to me as I'm in need of some new frames, mine are literally falling off my face. But you don't need to be visually impaired to enjoy these fabulous frames, all of them are also available as sunglasses.

All the frames are very cool but my favorites would probably be the Duckworth in Painted Desert and the Preston in Red Canyon for everyday frames.

Duckworth in Painted Desert:

 Preston in Red Canyon

I also love the Wheeler Frames in Revolver Black and Windswept tortoise for sunglasses.

 All the frames in the Palm Canyon Collection are available, along with a multitude of other retro chic frames,  at Warby Parker.

Duckworth in Painted Desert
Winston in Cognac Tortoise

Wheeler in Revolver Black and Windswept Tortoise

Preston in Red Canyon

Which Palm Canyon frames are your favorites?

*I was contacted by Warby Parker to help launch their Palm Canyon Collection. All the proceeding opinions are my own. All photos courtesy of Warby Parker.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Big Screen Style: American Hustle

       Recently I went and saw the movie American Hustle. The movie is really good and I would definitely recommend it.  I love movies like American Hustle that are set in the a past decade, as you not only  get a good story you get all the luscious era appropriate home decor and clothes. American Hustle is no exception, I was drooling over all the gorgeous costumes and sets in the movie. And appropriately so the movie made me fall head over heels for wrap dresses. Now don't get me wrong, I've always loved a good wrap dress they're easy, universally flattering, and always chic. But in recent years my adoration for them has waned a bit and my wrap dresses made their way to the back of my closet. But the way Amy Adams' character rocks a wrap dress in the film made me want to dust off my wrap dresses, take them for a spin, and add to my collection. Now in my opinion Jennifer Lawrence totally steals the film (although every one is really good), but she really only has one or two good fashion moments (that white dress is to die for). But Amy Adams' character was the fashionista of the film and all of her outfits were amazing. The only funny thing about pretty much all of her costumes is none of them allowed for a bra as most incorporate a deep plunging neckline. But she did rock a lot of more demure dresses as well, including a lot of DVF. You'll have to see the movie to see the outfits in all their glory but here are a few stills to convince you.

Obviously after watching the film I have a strong urge to go completely wrap crazy. I'm also really digging 70's style at the moment.  So here's a little collage of some modern American Hustle inspired options:

American Hustle style