Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flouncy

by Lauren
3.1 Phillip Lim  tank top | Sabine ring | Topshop blazer | Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace | Rebecca Minkoff sandals | Mary Meyer skirt | 3.1 Phillip Lim bag 

As soon as I spotted this Mary Meyer skirt, I thought of all the things I would wear it with.  I love that, although it is mini, the full circle and bigger feel of it keeps it from looking too risque. The skirt is so versatile...could be dressed up for a night out or totally casual for a day around town.  For this look, I went with a dressed up casual look, perfect for a dinner out.  Though the tank is silk, the racer back shape lends a more laid back feel.  I chose a structured blazer to balance out the flouncier feel of the skirt and to add some lightness to the dark skirt/top combo.  I went with simple accessories to keep the look a bit more sophisticated.  To be quite honest, I added the bag because I just simply adore it....I could probably add it to any outfit, love.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Here Comes The Wedding Guest

by Lauren
 Summertime is prime wedding season and I think it's always a good idea to have some dress options in my closet.  I hit up Saks with the intention of scoring some summer dresses for the 2012  season and found this Rebecca Taylor number.  I really love this dress.  The length and slightly flowy bottom give it ladylike feel, yet the fun pattern and tailored shape of the top half keep it stylish.  Not only is this a great option for a summer wedding, I feel like I could dress this up or down for almost any summertime occasion. 
To keep with the ladylike feel of the look, I opted for a simple strand necklace.  I found this in Lo's jewelry box and quickly knew it would be on loan to me for the summer. 
 I wanted to add a shoe that was intricate and delicate...so as to stand out but not take away from the dress.  These Stuart Weitzman sandals fit the bill.  I went with a nude color since the length of the dress is somewhat longer and I did not want to cut off my leg with another color.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

At the Heart of It

by Devon

Equipment top | J Brand "Maria" jeans | Stuart Weitzman wedges | Franchi box clutch


Crillon-le-Brave, a wine region outside of Avignon, was our second to last stop on our honeymoon.  I am on the balcony of our hotel room in this photo, and I promise image quality will now get better --- I was armed with my iPad on this shoot.  Headed out to dinner, I put on this Equipment top which I recently snagged at a sample sale.  Sample sales are one of the best parts of living in NYC -- you can get DEEPLY discounted great finds.  I love Equipment button downs, but they are pricey --- 3-400 bucks a pop.  They are fabulous though - the cut is always perfect, the shirt always lays right no matter your movement, and the silk does not wrinkle super easily.  I got this top for 50 bucks, but if you don't live in a sample sale friendly city, Gilt Groupe is a great site for finding designer deals. 

Two other points here:

a) Tucking in my shirt is fun again.  Skinnies, flairs, or shorts, I am preferring tucking in.

b) Box clutches.  Clutches are always a staple for going out, and I love the trend toward structured, box clutches.  Make sure if you buy that you can fit your phone, keys, and credit card while still being able to close it.  Only the bare essentials fit in these.