I'm a HUGE fan of printed t-shirts and sweatshirts. Phrases, logos and graphics add a little something to my overwhelming amount of muted shades. My closet is lined with gray (lots of gray), shades of pink, green and beige, white, floral prints and I love camo.
I'm a self-proclaimed sweatpants connoisseur and almost always opt for chic joggers and sneakers or pair them with high-heel sock-style boots. Even most of my wool and silk pants have an elastic waistband and cuffs! On top, it's a t-shirt, sweatshirt and knits. It sounds boring, but the prints add texture and amusement.
I'm obsessed with the "THIS IS NOT A MOSCHINO TOY" oversized Moschino t-shirt (available at Farfetch). It's fun and definitely noticeable. The Moschino bear is synonymous with the brand and often appears on limited edition Moschino apparel. This printed t-shirt is available in two styles - regular fit and an oversized fit. I like the oversized fit but had to size down.
This season Moschino's "THIS IS NOT A MOSCHINO TOY" print shows the Teddy mascot surrounded by a string of fairy lights - LOVE! The bold Christmas themed graphic is the perfect print for a fun, holiday soiree.
Admittedly, I went a little crazy on the Karl Lagerfeld site a few weeks ago and purchased a "few" t-shirts and sweatshirts. After the first purchase and feeling the quality, I had to have more..
Of the many graphics, I like the Karl and Choupette, Karl X Kaia and the Karl wearing black sequin sunglasses (available at Karl.com). The soft cotton Ikonik t-shirts are bright white and medium weight. The t-shirts are regular fit, but the sweatshirts run small. I purchased the pink Karl Ikonik sweatshirt and it's a bit cozy, but sold out, so I'm just gonna have to save that one for a skinny day.
Printed cuffs on socks pair nicely with joggers and sock-style boots. These Gucci appliquéd striped cotton-blend socks (available at NET-A-PORTER) are on my Christmas wish list. The navy, red and cream strips around the cuffs give these socks a retro, sporty vibe. If there were additional color schemes, they would be on my wishlist too.
I'm a fan of MSGM sweatshirts. The fit is nice and they're good quality. This MSGM brush strokes logo sweatshirt (available at Revolve) is super-soft on the inside and perfect for a cold day. The black screen print logo against the bright white cotton gives this sweatshirt serious contrast and will photograph nicely. I'm gonna pair this sweatshirt with Monrow camo sweatpants.
The Fiorucci brand is new to my closet but swiftly went from one to two.. The Fiorucci angels sweatshirt (available at Fiorucci.com) dons the iconic print paired with the Fiorucci name. I have this sweatshirt in two colors. The fit is perfect and the material is super-soft. The sweatshirt washes nicely and after many cycles through the wash, maintains the softness. I love this angels printed sweatshirt!
I'm a HUGE fan of printed t-shirts and sweatshirts. Phrases, logos and graphics add a little something to my overwhelming amount of muted shades. My closet is lined with gray (lots of gray), shades...
I'm planning a few vacations this summer - The first being a ten-day road trip to three southern cities. I can't wait! The downside to road trips is the limited space for luggage, so my crew decided on one carry-on and one knapsack per person. NOT GONNA HAPPEN! My Toy Poodle, Teddy, can fill a carry-on suitcase on his own (he's packing lots of toys). Luckily, I found this oversized tote..
I'm obsessed with this Gucci Logo Top Handle Tote (available at Gucci). The light pink rubber is the perfect shade for summer. This tote is HUGE and great for road trips. I struggle to fit everything in my small suitcase, so an oversized tote is essential for extended vacations. The rubber is thick and structured to resemble a vintage beach bag. The front of the tote is embossed with the Gucci vintage logo and the bottom embossed with "XXV", "Sine Amore Nihil", "Summer MMXVIII" and "Guccification". LOVE!
These "Walk'In'Dior" low-top trainers in white canvas (available in Dior boutiques only) are from the Dior 2018 Cruise Show and impossible to get. The canvas sneakers have a rubber sole, gold-tone hardware and don "Cristian Dior J'Adour" printed laces. LOVE!
These Chloé gold-tone sunglasses (available at Intermix) have a horn brow bridge and earpiece. This design is smaller than the typical Chloé sunglass style and I do love oversized sunglasses, BUT the horn detail is a delicate touch to the otherwise masculine aviator style. I posted these sunnies in a previous 'I'm Coveting..' post and still fancy a pair. HINT HINT..
The latest Fenty Puma by Rhianna collection is "beachy and badass". I'm a big fan of Fenty and can't wait to see what Creative Director, Rhianna, will design each season.
These surf-inspired Fenty women's Terrycloth dolphin shorts (available at Puma) look so comfy. The checkered print along the back waistband gives these shorts a motocross vibe and this color will look great against sun-kissed skin. These shorts are also available in vibrant blue and cream.
My favorite accessory on this months' "I'm Coveting.." post are these Rylee skinny calfskin boots by Chloé (available at NET-A-PORTER). The cloudy yellow shade is gorgeous. These slightly glossed, lace-up boots have a buckle at the top and across the vamp. The cutouts and buckles give these Rylee boots a warrior princess vibe. They're also available in medium - ankle boot style.
The little angels screen print on this Fiorucci Vintage Angels cropped Tee (available at Revolve Clothing) is kinda strange, but I like it. I purchased the Fiorucci sweatshirt in blue light with this print and can't wait to wear it on my road trip. The boxy sweatshirt style is a little shorter than your average sweatshirt, but the material is cozy. I'm not a crop top kinda girl, but I like this print. This angels printed tee is feminine and the pale pink shade is perfect for summer.
I'm planning a few vacations this summer - The first being a ten-day road trip to three southern cities. I can't wait! The downside to road trips is the limited space for luggage, so my crew decided...
The functional bucket bag style handbag is having an extended fashion moment these last few seasons. This style has been around a long time, but as of late, is making a big comeback and gracing the arms of models and celebrities. The bucket bag is roomy and depending on the size can carry lots of day-to-night essentials. This style comes in all sizes - XS to XL. The larger styles are perfect for carrying all your airplane essentials. Here's a short list of bucket bag styles for inspiration.
The Roxy denim cage mini bucket bag by Alexander Wang (available at Farfetch) is cute but edgy. The cage is bleached denim, as well as the denim bike chain style attachment that goes over the round top handles for closure.
Mansur Gabriel is often credited for bringing back the bucket bag (this time). The light pink shade of this leather Mansur Gabriel bucket bag (available at Mytheresa) is perfect for Spring/Summer. This bucket bag is small-medium size, has an adjustable strap and leather drawstring. It's simple, functional and chic.
Jil Sander was one of my first designer obsessions. True to the brand, the esthetic remains simple and chic. This Jil Sander white leather bucket tote (available at Farfetch) is medium-sized and can hold lots of stuff. The structured bag has small top handles and inside pockets. LOVE!
I often peruse the Louis Vuitton Vintage selection on Farfetch. I can't afford anything, but a girl can dream. The Louis Vuitton Vintage fringed bucket tote is festival-chic. The small bucket bag is structured and dons the iconic Lous Vuitton print under the multicolored fringe with beads. Are you sitting down? You should - this vintage bag (so, it is preowned) costs $8,948!
The camel shade of this leather bucket bag by Mansur Gabriel (available at Mytheresa) is classic. The vegetable-tanned leather is gorgeous and the interior is the same light pink shade as the light pink style. Mansur Gabriel bags are simple but timeless.
This MIU MIU leather bucket bag (available at NET-A-PORTER) is rectangular shaped, with waved edges. The white leather is hand painted and although MIU MIU styles usually don jewels and embellishment, this classic bag only has a little polished silver hardware - 'MIU MIU'. This bucket bag has no closure and a matching zipped pouch inside.
The functional bucket bag style handbag is having an extended fashion moment these last few seasons. This style has been around a long time, but as of late, is making a big comeback and gracing the...
Bomber jackets seem to never go out of style, but this staple jacket had a major fashion moment in 2017. I noticed a surge in mens bombers last year - no surprise, men and bomber jackets go hand-in-hand. In the 50's, this military style (bomber style) jacket made it's way from, well, men in the military to the streets. Bombers made another comeback in the 90's. In 2018, the rebellious fashion attitude has the bomber momentum going strong again.
The bomber jacket is the perfect season transitioning outerwear. Light-weight jackets and layers are suitable for the in-between season. You can pair the bomber jacket with anything - really! Casual looks, day dresses AND even more elegant looks. The bomber adds a roughness and contrast to the 'all dressed-up and goin' somewhere special look'. This urban style jacket is relaxed and evokes a 'cool' vibe.
This Spring, relaxed fit and oversized bombers with graphic logos across the back are on-trend. Yeah, you can opt for the traditional military green, camo and navy fabrics, or you can add a little intrigue as you're walking away. 'You thought I looked good from the front - wait till I turn around'! Arm patches, appliqués and embellished zipper pull tags make this long-time staple jacket modern again.
This silk Valentino bomber jacket (available at Mytheresa) is everything (really, there's a lot going on here)! I love the pale pink stripe with yellow piping along the shoulders and sleeves. The contrast against the olive green satin is perfect. The black and white ribbed trims are traditional and chic. The color combination is genius. The beaded and embroidered butterfly appliqués on the front, back and sleeves are gorgeous. Truly amazing! This reinvented bomber jacket is my favorite this season.
The collegiate varsity inspired Miu Miu appliquéd satin-shell bomber jacket (available at NET-A-PORTER) is sporty and fun. The red and white bouclé 'M' patch and glass-beaded flamingo add a playful vibe to the muted shades navy and antique-rose. This relaxed fit bomber jacket has snap buttons and ribbed trims.
The eagle appliqué on the back of this Off-White satin varsity jacket (available at Mytheresa) is all biker jacket meets bomber jacket. The snap buttons and black and white ribbed trims give this jacket a sporty vibe, while the eagle and flower reference denotes femininity and freedom.
Another one of my favorites - the Off-White camouflage bomber jacket (available at Mytheresa). I LOVE camo and have seen this print up close - it's vibrant and the high-contrast white logo across the back elevates this design. The slouchy fit feels like you're wearing your guys clothes and the O-ring zipper and durable fabrication are the epitome of the bomber jacket.
From the Thomas Maier Spring 2018 collection - this duchess-satin bomber jacket (available at NET-A-PORTER) is anything but boring. The combination of the gray, camo sleeves, and pink and red striped trims is feminine and fun. The pink flamingo appliqué is cute and girlie. There seems to be many bird references this spring.
P.E Nation is a athletic clothing brand AND this red and blue striped bomber jacket (available at Mytheresa) will definitely elevate your work-out look. It's a bit 'loud', so I'd opt for an all black ensemble underneath. The toggle zip is branded with the P.E Nation logo and the red stripes around the sleeves are giving me a race-car clothing vibe.
Bomber jackets seem to never go out of style, but this staple jacket had a major fashion moment in 2017. I noticed a surge in mens bombers last year - no surprise, men and bomber jackets go...
The plaited fibre sole defines the Espadrille, a summer must-have this season. This long-time Spring/Summer favorite is taking on a new identity in 2016 and showcasing innovative, fun designs.
Espadrilles are a given during the summer and embellished espadrilles are even better. I love the tassels on Aquazurra's pale yellow espadrilles (pictured here). I purchased a pair of Chloé espadrille wedge sandals (kinda like the ones pictured here), and while I'm nervous to balance on 5 inches of fibre sole, I can't wait to wear them.
Espadrille sneakers are having a big fashion moment and I want them all! Sneakers have been dominating our looks for many seasons and combining these two shoe designs is genius. The fibre sole or in the case of Alexander Wang's sneaker espadrilles with a fibre toe-cap, adds a freshness to the sneaker and brings the long-time favorite shoe into summer. You can wear the sneaker espadrille with tailored pants, joggers, dresses, and basically anything in your closet. The espadrille sneaker is cool, chic and on-trend.
Pictured here: Alexander Wang sneaker espadrilles, (available at NET-A-PORTER) Castaner Carina canvas espadrilles, Castaner fringe canvas espadrilles, Chloé printed canvas espadrilles, Chloé espadrille wedge sandals, Tod's leather espadrilles, (available at mytheresa.com) Aquazurra Palm Beach espadrilles, Rag & Bone Gina suede espadrille ankle boots, Miu Miu patent leather espadrille sneakers, Kenzo embroidered espadrilles
The plaited fibre sole defines the Espadrille, a summer must-have this season. This long-time Spring/Summer favorite is taking on a new identity in 2016 and showcasing innovative, fun...
My Christmas wish list is short, pink and all about fun fashion pics. The Chloé Drew fringed shoulder bag (available at FARFETCH) and Fendi fur detailed wool-knit beanie are at the top of my list. These statement accessories are on trend for 2016's color palette and anything but boring. Of course, I always need a new pair of aviators and I'm a little obsessed with Chloé - these Isadora aviator-style sunglasses are a must (available at NET-A-PORTER). I absolutely love my Clarisonic Aria and Mia 2, so it's a given that I would wish for the new Mia Fit. A smaller facial cleansing device that goes everywhere and takes up little space. Probably the most exciting item on my list, is the LuMee iPhone case. This case has LED lighting on both sides to create perfect lighting for great social media pics. Can't wait for Christmas!
My Christmas wish list is short, pink and all about fun fashion pics. The Chloé Drew fringed shoulder bag (available at FARFETCH) and Fendi fur detailed wool-knit beanie are at the top of my list....
The cold weather has put me in a fur or faux kinda mood. Admittedly, I'm addicted to soft, furry things (real and faux). While some of my favorite apparel and accessories this season are fur, I often opt for a less expensive faux version. Everything is fur or faux this winter; from coats to gilets and bags to shoes, you can don this trend just about anywhere! I especially love little fur details on boots and shoes - it's unexpected and fun. I'm also partial to neutral tones that lighten up an otherwise dark season for apparel. Here's a montage of fur and faux items to inspire your fashion choices this winter.
Pictured here: (available at NET-A-PORTER) Fendi Peekaboo shearling tote, Zara faux fur stole, ear muffs and snood, (available at Mytheresa) Stella McCartney faux fur gilet, Mango faux fur coat, Fendi fur bag charm, (available at NET-A-PORTER) Stella McCartney faux fur tote - available in two sizes.
Photo credit (top): Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com - Tibi Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Show
The cold weather has put me in a fur or faux kinda mood. Admittedly, I'm addicted to soft, furry things (real and faux). While some of my favorite apparel and accessories this season are fur, I often...
My top six essential Winter styles include a cape, flared denim, fur accessories (shoes, bags, charms...), over-the-knee boots, fringe and a cozy gilet. These on-trend styles will instantly update your winter wardrobe.
Pictured here: (available at FARFETCH) Chloé checked cape, Au Jour Le Jour Flared Jeans, (available at NET-A-PORTER) Fendi Peekaboo large leather trimmed shearling tote, Sam Edelman over-the-knee boots, Mango fringed tote, Zara Fancy waistcoat.
My top six essential Winter styles include a cape, flared denim, fur accessories (shoes, bags, charms...), over-the-knee boots, fringe and a cozy gilet. These on-trend styles will instantly update...
These green hues were once referred to as army or olive green and mostly used in military-inspired collections or chic safari attire. A new name and applied to all facets of fashion - 'dried herb' hues are a staple for Fall 2015. These earthy tones are neutral and should be paired with similarly warm colors. For a sophisticated look, substitute black and don chic attire in dried herb hues. Wear a sheer green top with tailored pants in a slightly darker shade, or layer dried herb greens atop dark blue and cream - dark blue denim flares, tan shoes, a cream-colored silk blouse and green cape - perfection! Feeling casual, go military-style in a modern way by paring cargo pants and a sheer sweater. Natural colored fur (preferably faux) compliments warm green tones and transforms your look from casual to sophisticated and chic.
Pictured here: (available at NET-A-PORTER) Emilio Pucci braid-trimmed suede fedora, Barbajada fringed leather and cashmere wrap, Burberry nail polish in Khaki Green, (available at FARFETCH) Jocelyn Infinity Scarf, 3.1 Phillip Lim sleeveless knit top, 3.1 Phillip Lim gathered ankle trousers.
These green hues were once referred to as army or olive green and mostly used in military-inspired collections or chic safari attire. A new name and applied to all facets of fashion - 'dried herb'...
Oversized capes and ponchos atop over-the-knee boots are the perfect pairings for Fall. Showcased in Fall 2015 runway shows: Chloé, Burberry, Thakoon and more - capes and ponchos look effortlessly chic. Opt for an oversized poncho atop fitted pants and over-the-knee boots, or a shorter hem cape paired with flared pants and a chunky heel. A heavy knitted poncho is an essential layer for Fall, both cozy and on-trend. Over-the-knee boots can be tricky (sometimes garish), but paired with long, oversized knits and tights or fitted pants look classy and chic. If you only try a few trends this season, let it be a cape or poncho and over-the-knee boots.
Pictured here: (available at FARFETCH) Chloé Checked Cape, Sergio Rossi Blue Over-the-knee Boots, (available at NET-A-PORTER) 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather-trimmed Wool-blend Poncho, Sam Edelman Elina Suede Over-the-knee Boots.
Oversized capes and ponchos atop over-the-knee boots are the perfect pairings for Fall. Showcased in Fall 2015 runway shows: Chloé, Burberry, Thakoon and more - capes and ponchos look...