I'm still on a color high here in the studio and may have been heard yelling "...and here's MORE Tangerine Tango!!!" a few times from my studio yesterday. It was so much fun playing I spy the Pantone color of the year with Manic Trout that I thought I would let you in on it...as to not bogart all the good times over here and all...
Material Girl Earrings
Bianca Fireworks After Midnight Necklace
If It's Magic Necklace
Celie Closet Romantic Hair Pin
Aure Dig That Crazy Chick Necklace
Vanda Joy Ride Earrings
Slava Sour Cherry Necklace
Aratius Sweetest Thing Earrings
Thank you Pantone for picking such a rad color this year!!
The older I get, the more I subscribe to the idea of buying a much smaller quantity of clothes each season, but making sure the ones I buy are high quality, timeless and look great on me. I pretty much wear a daily uniform of solid shirt with a printed full skirt and flats. When I dress up, I switch to a dress and add heels...and the dresses I choose almost always have a defined high waist and full skirt. Like I said, I know what works. The only downside is, I sometimes get a bit bored with what I have. Lucky for me, I am a jewelry designer, so I have access to an unlimited supply of jewelry to instantly update whats already hanging in my closet. I will admit though that there are a handful of pieces that I wear constantly and in fact only add a few new pieces to the rotation each season there as well. What can I say, I'm a busy girl, I don't have a great deal of time to spend figuring out what to wear!
One of my favorite ways to stay in the moment with my classic wardrobe is to check out the Pantone Colors for the season and accessorize with those. I love color, and its so fun to see what designs come out each season in the new palettes! Above is the Fall 2011 Pantone Color chart, they are all so pretty!
Now that you know what the most stylish colors are, you need to consider what the jewelry trends are for the season. This fall, three basic ideals stand out...
1. Bigger is better. Wearing one statement pieces goes a long way...and means you have to less to decide on that day!
2. Mixing metals is fresh and modern. Go ahead...mix gold and gun metal!
3. Layering necklaces is a simple and cool way to create your own unique look. Mix a few long chains, or even pile on the shorter chunkier styles, how you do it is up to you!
Well, now you are armed with the knowledge of the colors and styles of jewelry to adorn your self with for the season...how will you do it?
Farah Zsa Zsa Bling Ring Fuchsia
This Fall, I have three Zsa Zsa Bling Rings that I plan on rotating as they are such an easy last minute addition of color! The gold crystal wrapped in a gold Arabella, the pale blue crystal wrapped in a gunmetal Ratna and for really adding color, the amethyst crystal wrapped in fuchsia Farah! I personally prefer the Demure crystals as I can wear them during the day easily too.
Vanir Mermaid Parade Necklace
As big necklaces are already my thing, I plan on wearing the Shelby Hard to Concentrate Necklace as the green is perfect for fall...and I love the lion with his little heart hanging off of his paw. I also have been waiting for cooler weather to break out my current favorite Mermaid Parade, the Vanir...and it's so perfect for this seasons colors!
Just You & Me Necklaces
For the layered look, I LOVE to wear all four of the Just You & Me Necklaces at once, the vintage charms look gorgeous hanging all together in a cluster!
Earring wise I still go to the Sweetest Thing Earrings as they can be worn with big necklaces and add a little color. The Ilona, Chika and Pattin are the perfect pink for the season!
Amana Material Girl Earrings
I have been really loving big earrings at night though...and I plan on making the Amana Material Girl Earrings a staple of my Fall night looks...they are made with vintage sequins and are light as air!
What has been getting me really excited for fall though are the new bracelets! They will be available next week and are made from Vintage Scarves and are so comfortable that you can't even tell you're wearing it. The only problem I have, is which one I will wear?
So what are you buying for this season? Do you treat yourself to a closet full of clothes, add shoes and jackets or update the accessories? Would love to hear what you're excited about this season!
Ok, here's the dealio...I ordered this dress for my sisters graduation at the end of May. Deets to keep in mind, the ceremony is at 11 am on a Sunday and its on a lawn, so I will need to wear flats.
I ordered it from the Ann Taylor Weddings & Events department, you can see it here and I thought it was going to be more pink from the photo...however the color is named fresh tulip, so I should have thought about that. Anyway, its more purple then I imagined but really is the color of a tulip.
I'm not really sure about it. Its seems kind of off...I think I usually go for a fuller skirt. I really would love some input here, should I keep it for graduation? Help! (excuse my weird faces...I wasn't really paying attention to the timer)
Funny thing happened with this outfit...I saw the pictures and never want to wear the dress again. Seriously I look like I gained 20lbs. There is a theory that you should snap a photo of yourself in an outfit if your getting dressed for something big...well, now I know why. But it's a cute outfit, so I'll suck up my pride and show it to you anyway.
When the cardigan is not on, you can see how cute the neckline is...and that its sleeveless. The bow is attached to the sash which runs around the neck and hold the whole thing up. There is a thinner sash which ties around the waist so when its more the 35 degrees out you can see somewhat of a defined figure.
I highly doubt you'd be shocked to discover that I'm known to wear a lot of color...and that I grew up watching Punky Brewster. Last Friday it was cold and bleak, so I decided I would pile on vibrant hues to make the night a bit more cheerful. The result is a bit berry like, but fun...you should have seen what it looked like with my bright red, fur trimmed moon boots!!!
I had to wear all black last Saturday for work and decided to keep the same basic outfit for night, but make it a little more fun with colored tights and an awesome vintage jacket. The great thing about all black is that the jewelry really pops...and in my world, that's awesome.
I'll admit that I sometimes use random inspiration when I get dressed and the morning outfit was very Degas goes to a funeral. I was so exhausted by evening (as you may notice in my super enthusiastic energy I am exhibiting in those photos) that I was lucky to change part of my outfit...I lost energy in the hair department, so no judgment please
I am trying out a new column here on the blog. I exclusively wear Manic Trout for jewelry, and going through the Out & About photos made me realize that I should show how I wear it. I would also love to see how YOU wear it...so please send me photos of you in Manic Trout, I would love to post them on the blog!!
Today was freezing out...I had to wear jeans...and I really wanted to wear my lion shoes...which I found last Summer after designing the Rich Girls Necklace and knew they were meant to be mine! Here is my outfit for the day pairing Lions and Tigers and...velvet?
Velvet Blazer: Vintage that I bought my freshman year in college
Sweater: Victoria's Secret
Shoes: Vintage from the Pumpkin House
I will be kind enough to share my secret source with you for the bounty of colored leg wear: www.welovecolors.com has an AWESOME selection of colored tights. The question now is...what colors do I buy this year???
I wear mostly charcoal gray, black and brown dresses in the winter, and I always buy a fuchsia pair...but what else should I get??
I subscribe to a big stack of magazines...mostly fashion and culture, its part of the job and all (insert write off here) and have a bog old table full in the studio. Admittedly I am a bit behind on my reading this month and have been catching up this week and kicking myself for missing out on a few fnatastic things. I actual had a near panic attack a few minutes ago resulting in a mad dash for my computer and an immediate Sierra-style google search (I am the google master and am known for my blackberry googleing skills while out and about). By golly I did it though, and very shortly I will own one these (with free shipping!):
I have been wearing black Old Skool Vans FOREVER and have been wanting a pair of slip ons but couldn't figure out which ones I wanted...and then I saw them in the November Juxtapose magazine...what happens when you combine Robert Crumbs Fritz The Cat and Vans? Perfection...thats what happens. Did I mention that I used to doodle Fritz the Cat all the time in college? I even have the exact drawing from the shoes in a sketch book...this is so meant to be.
These are so f-ing Rad yo*. ok, its time to calm down now.
*if you know me well, you'll know what an incredible compliment that is.
I am proud to say that I did not try on one bikini this year in a dressing room with poor lighting and sad mirrors...I used a technique my mother taught me years ago...order a whole bunch online, try them on in your own home a few times and return all of the duds...stress free shopping every time!
Here is some inspiration from V Mag's summer shoot...