Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Terrarium Tutorial

I know. I know. Why oh why would I want to post a tutorial on a Winter Snowflakes Terrarium?! Belive me, I'm just as anxious as you are for summer to arrive. But the weather has been so horrible, I say- If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!! Take a look...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fashion Stories: Spring's Lazy Adolescense

Click on this image for a closer look.
With each drop of rain the promise of summer seems further from the truth. And somehow when the sun comes out its agreement to stay and linger feels fraudulent. There is no end in sight. Mid-May and we were heading for the record cold temperature of all time, the most amount of days without warmth. My Wellies lay in the corner cracked and overused. They are my transportation in these months. They get me from A to B and above them is the classic trench tightly banded around the waist. For those of us in fashion, we know, spring is like puberty.

The anticipation is hellish and wet. The day’s wardrobe is a jumble of confusion brought on by the awkward feelings that are culminating. I want to bare my skin! I start there, with my skin. Then, I layer a lace cami, over it a low-cut silk tee. The worm’s fibers will keep me warm without looking bundled. But now my neck is cold, how about that never ending floral scarf from Paris? Yes, that feels like spring, but what about below. I long for a short skirt or shorts. They look so comely, so sexy, so untouched and innocent at the same time. I can’t possibly show these awkwardly pale legs that have yet to reach their summer potential. It seems unfair to put the shorts off; literally, so I pull on a pair of leggings, (Have you seen the sheer ones with the stirrups?) and then layer the shorts over. And with this outfit I have successfully fooled myself into thinking… just in case the sun comes out, I will be ready to peel myself like an orange.

Because summer is like first love. The heat swells in us like a hot sweet fruit, juice falling from the corners of our mouths.

T By Alexander Wang

A mash up of Alexander Wang images
Jewelry designer Mara Fitch has one guilty pleasure- tees by Alexander Wang. When we think of designer, often we think of quality, edgey-ness, and price. But, I assured her, she was right to covet these glorious finds and at $8o for a silk tee, it turns out to be an affordable pleasure. Add a few of these oversized classics to your dresser drawers via Nordstrom. And by the way, they make the perfect canvas for one of Mara's antique brass necklaces!

Under My Umbrella

Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee
What's Gwyneth got that you don't? A fabulous stylist who put together the ultimate rainy day outfit! But from this fabulous stylist, the secret comes out- For this episode of Glee, Ms. Paltrow is wearing a Merona trench and Zetta tall rain boots in black from Target! Try this combo in green for a fun dash of spring color.

The Lace Cami

Click on this collage of lace tanks for a closer look!

Every girl should have several lace tanks for layering under, over and in between. A pale pink is perfect for a soft, almost nude feeling. Some of my picks are available at Victoria's Secret and Hollister. This white one from Abercrombie and Fitch has to be my absolute favorite!!

Your Most Versatile Item? The Scarf.

My favorite scarf from Free People.
A great scarf is one of the most versatile items in your closet. It carries you through all the seasons seamlessly. How you wear it tells people where you're from, what the weather is like and how truly chic you are! Check out this great Free People video on how to tie a scarf. And if you can't find one you like at Free People, take a walk to your nearest boutique. I am in love with Subtle Luxuries' line Spun available at Queen Anne Dispatch!