Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Complaint About the Weather

Portland's weather forecast is about as fickle as it gets. One day is filled with hourly downpours, and the next it is 80 degrees. C'mon Oregon, I know summer only ended a few days ago but don't tempt me with the prospect of fall weather only to rip it right from my hands.

I was so excited upon the arrival of cooler days. I immediately began to mentally paint the leaves orange and yellow while assembling fall outfits in my head. The layering and the knits really get my heart racing. But then, twenty-four hours later, as soon as it had come, the new season was melted away by the returning summer sun. I guess the pumpkins, turkeys, and all the coziness that comes with fall will have to wait a little longer. At least I can get my fall fashion fix online...

sources: the sartorialist, stockholm streetstyle, the facehunter

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Closet Candy

Absolutely loving at the moment, in which artist, Jeana Sohn, visits the closets of stylish LA ladies. I love daydreaming about my future apartment, in which the closet will obviously play a prominent role, and the featured houses provide inspiration along with eye candy. In the midst of planning my move to LA, this site is my current "go to" for procrastination.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Neon Oxfords Please

Standing in the aftermath of NY and London fashion week, I often find myself lost within the rubble. After being bombarded by neon, polka dots, long hem-lines, short hem-lines, crochet, sheer, and every crazy hair style in between, it can be hard to differentiate the good from the bad. But all of the confusion and luke-warm feelings evaporate when I see a collection that stands out to me, such as Ter et Bantine. Manuela Arcari, head designer since the line's birth in 1992, proves to be the queen of minimalism as the crisp lines mesh seamlessly with the interesting colors and unexpected shapes. In a fashion world where more is the new less, this perfectly basic collection warmed my heart.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pixie Dust

I literally want every single item from the new Pixie market. Those creepers are perfection. Budgeting my life is getting more difficult by the dayyy

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sass & Bide

I cannot deny that I am a sucker for polka dots...and when you upgrade to a modernized version of batik polka dots in a slightly sheer fabric, I cannot help but swoon. But that is not the only thing that drew me to Sass & Bide's most recent collection. Everything, from the colors to the styling, was perfection. The designers were able to create looks of interest that never breached overwhelming, by connecting common colors and themes. And a balance was struck as structured cuts were paired with more feminine pieces while neons and prints meshed flawlessly. The overall collection had a modern feel, but still managed to incorporate a classic charm. Love.