clothing

Peacoat, Boyfriend, and heels….LOTD

Peacoats aren’t strictly blue anymore (although mine is).  They come in a variety of beautiful colors today and you no longer have to raid your guys closet or the mens department for “boyfriend” jeans.  We’ve got our own made to fit us.

Peacoat – JCrew

Boyfriend jeans – Gap

Cashmere cowlneck sweater – Nordstrom (no longer available)

Stuart Weitzman and OPI polish Skyfall

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There must be 50 ways to tie a scarf

I just found this post over at Coily Locks (cute name, huh?) and I just had to share it because besides her having a giveaway, she has this link to  a site with instructions – 50+ ways to tie a scarf from Scarves Dot Net (ps. they’re having a 15% off sale now)!  I love scarves as do many of you but I am pretty limited in my “stylishness” when it comes to wearing them.  It’s basically throw on, loop, out the door with me.

Now I can be chic about it!  Cool, eh?  Thanks, Coily Locks for this find.

Sometimes you score at the Thrift Store

Some people have an amazing amount of luck finding things they like at resale/thrift/consignment stores.  It has been hit or miss for me…until this!  On a whim gave a local thrift store a go and found this gem.  An Escada cropped jacket for – wait for it – seven dollars!  Happy Happy Joy Joy

 

Escada jacket, Banana Republic shirt, 7 for all mankind denim, Saks 10022 suede booties, vintage from Ebay black patent leather cluth purse

(The first shot was taken when it was all lovely sunny…then it got cloudier and cloudier until it rained.)

Key To The Cure Tee

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and you will – if you haven’t begun to already – be seeing pink sprouting up everywhere.  Besides those who always wear their pink ribbons, you will be seeing more pink clothing worn this month live and in the media.  Food and drinks are going pink as well with many restaurants and stores offering special pink drinks and other food items.

But this isn’t about pink on others or food, this is about pink on you!  The designer Carolina Herrera has made a limited edition t-shirt sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue with 100% of the proceeds going to support Saks campaign – Key to the Cure – to find cures to women’s cancers.  The three quarter length round neck cotton tee features a simple but beautiful design of a tree with pink heart leaves and Herrera’s signature under the trunk.  But upon closer inspection of the leaves you will notice that they form all of the continents of the world symbolizing that this is something that touches women across the globe; something many of us have either personally or with friends or family been effected by.

You may purchase this shirt for $35 dollars at your local Saks or online.  You will also receive a charitable donation receipt with your purchase.  But even if it didn’t come with that, it is still a beautiful shirt for something so very important.

Get yours soon because they are a limited edition.

Fashion’s Night Out @Saks – Part 2

This time we are going to take a look at the Men’s and Women’s Contemporary collections from Fashion’s Night Out at Saks in Columbus, Ohio.  The jewel toned colors trend is so so pretty and my fave!  Now turn up the music Mr. DJ and let’s get this show started!

    Alice & Olivia

Skirt by Milly.  I so want this!

Skirt by Rebecca Taylor

               

A new kind of tie rack courtesy of Mr. Living Statue.

Fashion’s Night Out @Saks – Part 1

Fashion’s Night Out is that special night when the stars, models, fashionistas, designers, and bloggers all across the country come out for fun and fashion.  I hope you were able to partake in this event wherever you are because yours truly had a great time attending hers at Saks at the Polaris Mall in Columbus, Ohio.  FNO, in its fourth year, is like a coming out party for falls fashion trends.  I love parties and Saks here definitely knows how to throw a bash, but let me back it up for a moment.   FNO is not just about what will be hot for the new season it is also about contributing to worthy causes.  In the case of this Saks, a portion of the nights proceeds went to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio (OCAO).

Saks really put out the food and entertainment for the night.  There were two DJ’s playing music  along with the charming young men from Brio Tuscan Grille passing out glasses of wine that complimented the nibbles being served throughout the store by local restaurants California Pizza Kitchen, Cantina Laredo, Eddie Merlot’s, Brio and Hilton Polaris.  Another bit of entertainment was the living statue guy of Joy Unspeakable.  I must say the man is very talented and truly fascinated (and scared) some of the shoppers that were in attendance.  He was good!

        You just never knew where he would appear and what he would be doing.

The night began with the hostess,  local news person and former Miss Ohio, Monica Day, who was wearing a Saks ensemble from designer Aidan Mattox.  She thanked everyone for attending; reminding all that a portion of the nights proceeds would be going to the OCAO.  Chris Gillespie, the OCAO President & CEO was introduced then and gave a brief talk about their organization.  As with other charaties who have a color to represent their mission, the OCAO’s color was teal which was shown on their bracelets and by some of the clothing worn by the models.

Monica and Chris Gillespie

Skirt by Pauw

The fall season must haves included the trends of mixed mediums, embellishments, jewel tones, the color burgundy/bordeaux, and leather.  I’m really loving the leather trend.  Layering was also shown with scarves and furs along with the menswear for women look; elegance was definitely on parade.

All in all it was a great night and Saks, you held a fantastic Fashion’s Night Out.  Now let’s look at the fashions shall we?

Styles from the Designer & Wear Now departments.

9/15 SFA   BCBG   Peplum top by Tahari

I want this Tory Burch bag!

Up next, styles from the Men’s and Women’s Contemporary collections.  See you there!