“It’s friday, friday, gotta buy Alexander Wang and Zara on friday.”
Not the real lyrics, but I have a feeling that would improve the song. Maybe.
My two (only two?! such restraint!) purchases from this year’s Black Friday:
I saved $624.91. Success.
What did you buy on Black Friday?
Stacey Bendet, of Alice + Olivia, weekly provides her blog’s audience with challenging words and their definitions “because fashion girls should be smart too.”
I’ve submitted my Early Decision application! This, of course, means I have received the ultimate prize (other than getting accepted to the school): I finally was given access to my pile of amazing fashion books I had picked up on my recent trip to Book Book in NYC.
Some of said books:
From Right to Left:
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History by James Laver
Courrèges by Valérie Guillaume
Chanel by Axel Madsen
New York Fashion Week by Eila Mell
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson
A.L.T 365+ by André Leon Talley
I’m so excited to read these!
Since clothing, shoes, etc. from the 90s are now considered “vintage,” my new early-1990s made boots are “vintage” too.
Purchased from ASOS Marketplace (E-Vintage Store)
Jeffrey Campbell’s Foxy Platform Sandals
Like Beyonce’s character from Austin Powers’ Goldmember, this platform is a whole lotta shoe. Towering above the ground with a five and a half inch heel, and a two inch platform, this shoe takes sandals to a new height.
This shoe is the perfect 70’s style addition for any closet.
The Foxy Platform comes in a wide range of colors, textures (suede, sparkled,etc) and prices ($90-$145).
Where to buy yours:
$195 – allsaints.com
$160 – paulsmith.co.uk
$675 – barneys.com
$155 – solestruck.com
$395 – dannijo.com
$325 – saksfifthavenue.com
Back to School Wardrobe
School is almost back in session which means we all could use a boost in our wardrobe to carry our looks from summer to fall. While the beginning of the year means awkwardly making your way into layers and heavy clothing from short shorts and tanks, these five tips from Bloomingdales’ Trend Forecaster, Stephanie Solomon, will help you ease into fall:
1) Care For Some Tea? (Lady-like Blouses):
2) Drop It Low (Longer Skirts):
3) Taste the Rainbow (Colored Jeans):
4) Be Real or Fake (Fur That Is):
5) Mad Hatter:
Photos were taken by Hanna at the Bloomingdales’ Fall Trends Fashion Show.
Karl Lagerfeld x Macy’s Line
Source: New York Magazine’s The Cut
The “Kaiser” is collaborating with Macy’s to produce a line of 45 pieces. The collection will be in stores and online on the 31st of August. The prices will range from $50 to $170.
The Cut describes the collaboration as ” the girl version of [Karl Lagerfeld]” without the high prices or real leather.
The American Flag
The American Flag (or the Flag of the United States) is an iconic image. Until recently, the flag represented the citizens and states inside of the nation. Now the flag is being used as a print for the world of street fashion.
What do you think of this trend?
Getting Prepped: La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
Dress: T by Alexander Wang
“Necklace” (really part of the Prada bag): Prada
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell x LF
My outfit for the first day of the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.
The Prada bag I thrifted today for $60! Score!
You Can’t Fake Fashion Bag (Or Can You?)
I was expecting this. I got this:
The fact that it was “Made in China” kind of seems ironic. If you are trying to fight against counterfeiting, why would you make the bag in China, one of the top producers of knock-offs? These bags should’ve been made in America, since the CFDA is the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
As an aside, the quality of the bag isn’t fantastic. But for $35, and ebay, I can’t expect too much.