1. For richer or poorer…

    I have been lusting after this gorgeous Carven voile since it was posted on www.decadediary.typepad.com this past June, but at $470 this costs a pretty penny…

    BUT, fear not as I’ve gotten my fix for a measly $24.95 (not even counting my employee discount) at the one and only H&M.

    In this case, FOR POORER WINS!

    P.S. I threw in that awesome spiky gold necklace (also from H&M) for some edge.

    (Source: vitruviangirl)

     

  2. fashion’s night out 12’

    And so it begins…a quaint Fashion’s Night Out in the Magic City. Miami has a few budding art district’s, one known as The Design District is home to some of the city’s best furniture shops, restaurants and boutiques. It’s also my go-to choice for Fashion’s Night Out…

    First Stop: Marni

    Champagne, Spanish Vogue and Deco Prints for days, (hipsters too).

    Shiny Objects, Supple Leathers and one old ass Cuban lady serving up Prosecco.

    The District Factory is relatively new here, a place where pop-up shops come alive and die, all to try and find that sweet place into our hearts/closets (wallets)… Filled with many local handmades, free liquor and more importantly music!

    Afrobeta an awesome local electronica band that kept us jamming through the rain.

    FNO 2012 in the Design District has already been a great improvement since last year, and with the addition of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Hermes, Cartier, Dior, Givenchy and Fendi heading our way, next years is surely a success in the making.

    Until then! (tips hat, insert english accent)…

    (Source: vitruviangirl)

     
  3. Chunky Knits with waxed skinny jeans in any color with some classic combat boots looks like the coziest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Knit top / rag & bone knit top / Crafted knit sweater, $44 / Isabel Marant knit top / Knit top / H&M skinny jeans, $32 / Lace up boots


    OH and this is my first set on Polyvore! :-)

     
  4. So it’s the day after Labor Day…which means you can kiss white jeans and the like good-bye. But until when? And WHY

    I’ve always been quite baffled by this fashion “don’t” and am looking to Google for answers. So here’s what I found:

    White is a cool color to wear that was practical for the hotter months and was perceived as unfashionable to wear after Labor Day, which was established in 1894 and since then has been considered taboo but not for any particular reason other than that darker colors were meant for Fall.

    Coco Chanel, a trendsetter from the start, was never a proponent of the theory and wore white year-round. However, according to the purists, the rule extends to Memorial Day, where finally you’d be able to don your whites, jeans or shoes. I’m not totally sure how I feel about this…I can’t imagine not being able to wear white tops throughout the year…Do you think this applies in modern times? Do you still wear white after Labor Day?

    (Source: teenvogue.com)

     
  5. Nine hundred and twelve pages later, the September issue of Vogue provides a wealth of images for the upcoming Fall season. 

    From tweed to velvet, to fur and gold, florals and lace to leopard and snakeskin. Paisley prints and chinese vases, chunky knits and matching mod prints, this fall will touch base with many of the times classics as well as making some bold introductions. 

    What I learned: Ads say so much more than you’d expect. I went page by page and made notes of all the colors, textures, prints, patterns and even the hairstyles. After the third time you’ve written down “royal purple” you really know what colors to invest in. I also noticed several references to Steampunk culture, very Sherlock Holmes as well as Alice in Wonderland. Overall remember to wear bold colors or go neutral. Mix textures, match patterns, and note that ornamentation is key.  

    From Left to Right:

    Fall 2012 RTW (images via Vogue.com)

    Celine

    Balmain

    Dries Van Noten

    Rodarte

    Miu Miu

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Philip Lim 

    Proenza Schouler

     

  6. Falling for Fall

    Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. 

    - Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail

    It’s just about time to stow away the sandals and bring out the boots (I write this as I’ve been under a Tropical Storm/Hurricane warning…) Although it hasn’t been too shabby as I’ve been able to catch up on some reading (only 912 pages of the September issue) and finish The Happiness Project. It’s a fantastic, inspiring read that left me leaving tiny post-its inside the book like a madwoman as I was reading it.

    Consequently I’ve begun a Happiness Project of my own, although at the surface my resolutions probably resemble a lot of other people’s. Exercise more, always tidy up, floss every night, blah-blah, but some of my more in depth projects, like start an Etsy shop or make a zine, will require some kind of a roadmap. 

    So while I’m still being quarantined by nature, I’m going to pick up a pen and get to planning.

    25 days left till’ Fall.

     
  7. DIY Red Barrette

    I clipped this from the July issue of Lucky, and wanted to create this look for a chic July 4th. I’m not a major bobby pin user and it felt silly to buy an entire pack of 20 so I attempted a DIY and used red nail polish to color my existing black bobby pins. It’s rather messy, spray paint would probably go a lot smoother, but what are the chances everyone has a random can of red spray paint nearby? 

    Either way it looks quite cute and does the trick. 

     
  8. Ok so I am obsessed with the bracelet tutorials on Honestly WTF…I honestly (hehe) want to do them all!

    After hours upon hours of getting lost in an internet wasteland, I am cutting the shit and making my first one tonight! I hope this goes better than my 2 hour attempt at fishtail braiding this morning…let’s just say my hair ended up closely resembling something that an anchor is tied too…

    Long live DIY!

    (Source: honestlywtf.com)

     
  9. A great looking/silly video to promote JALOUSE (JEALOUS)) a French women’s magazine about fashion and good looking guys.

    Found on You, Me & Charlie (http://youmeandcharlie.com/ladies/une-fille-avec-little-je-ne-sais-quoi/)

     
     
  10. Found in Entrepreneur magazine.

    Shoes of Prey
    Founded in 2009 by a team of three, this women’s shoe customization site now has a 17-person staff, five offices worldwide and averages 60 percent revenue growth quarter over quarter. Since launch, women have designed tens of millions of shoes, down to the heel, toe, fabric, color and embellishments.

    Check out the video and watch a pair of shoes being made from start to finish.