Monday, February 21, 2011

Time for a Little Romance...

I've been drawn to the floaty and flirty romantic looks lately, which is why I was attracted to this photo on the Sartorialist. The raspberry accents really make it pop - I might just go dig through my closet and see if I can come up with anything in that color now!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Quickie

So I've been trying to be better about the blogging these days, so I'll squeeze in just enough time this morning for a quickie. I typically don't have the energy to follow all that goes on during fashion week, so I glean bits and pieces from my internet wanderings and see what other people like. I know, I'm a bit of a fashion scavenger, but it works for me. Julee Wilson on the Simply Stated blog did a round up of a few of her favorite looks, and I really liked this one, from the Chris Benz show. I really like the shape of the skirt for some reason. As a short person, it's hard to wear a longer skirt and not look even shorter, but having the hem asymmetrical like this is a way to get around that.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Anniversary... me! Today is my 4 year anniversary of becoming a Washingtonian. It's amazing how time flies.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How do we feel about smocking?

In my life, I left smocking behind when I was about, oh, four or five. But it's been percolating in the back of my mind for a while now, and if I ever develop some patience, I might try it myself. Here are a few examples from my inspiration files.

Bottega Veneta - love the fullness of the skirt

Threads magazine has a tutorial on this stitch I might try

Preen - I love the floatiness.
Random smocking from Michael Kors

Photos courtesy of 1&2: disdressed 3: Stitcher's Guild, 4&5: Threads, 6&7: The Sartorialist

Monday, February 7, 2011

Take a Seat

I'm sure any regular reader is well aware of my slight fixation on chairs and seating, and it's gotten worse since I've been thinking about upgrading my couch. I would really like a sleeper sofa, and since they tend to be slightly short on style (at least in my budget), I even came up with plans to build my own. Luckily, boyfriend talked me into putting that idea on the shelf, for a while at least, but I can still dream. Anyways, that long-winded introduction was for this little beauty, which doesn't fulfill any of my new sofa requirements, but is still adorable. I think it would work fantastically in an entryway, as it doesn't quite have the comfort level required for living room seating, at least for me.

(photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Roll with it?

I've been a big fan of the the Sartorialist for a long time now, and sometimes I am inspired by his photographs, and sometimes I just have to shake my head and say, "That's fashion?" But then other times I'm indecisive and can't decide what to think. It's been a while since I've taken a look, so I was catching up on a bunch of photos, and came across two similar looks that I feel like I like, but will probably just look ridiculous on me - the rolled up skinny jeans with booties and socks:

I just bought these booties:
which would work perfectly, and I have skinny jeans that I usually just wear in the summer, because I only like them rolled up a bit, so it's totally doable. I might give it a try tomorrow and see how it goes. What do you think, yea or nay?

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