The two things you can count on when it comes to fashion – it comes and it goes. Sadly, some trends don’t end soon enough. If you would’ve told me in elementary school that someday I’d be wearing wide leg jeans (and now yummy flares!) I wouldn’t have believed you. But I absolutely embraced the denim awesomeness that wide legs are – especially for this girl with some bass, if you know what I mean.
But there are three trends I can’t get my head around. In fact, I actually DE-TEST them and wish they would die sooner (read NOW!) than later.
One of the trends I hate the most? White plastic sunglasses on dudes. I mean, I’m not super into white sunglasses on anyone, but on men especially. I can’t pinpoint why, but they remind me of some guys that went to my high school in the 90’s. They drove equally-white, plastic Camaros and hung out in our school parking lot – hence the clever name we gave them, “Parking Lot People.” They wore Z Cavariccis, shiney shirts and too much gel. See for yourself. Am I right?
Why did so many people not get the “less is more” memo? Dark jeans? Yes. Sequins? Yes. Visible stitching? Sometimes.
All three at once? Never.
Bedazzled nightmares like this scream rodeo. I’ve seen pageant dresses with less bling than this. Why won’t these jeans go away? And why oh why do so many middle-aged men wear them? I promise this is not a fashion statement you will look back on fondly.
Since we’re on the subject of jeans, how about these jeans that Kim Kardashian likes to wear… everywhere according to a recent google image search. I get the deconstructed look. In fact, I have a pair of jeans with a few, little strategically placed holes that I like to wear with a gold, sequined sweater to dress it down. But what’s the point of these jeans… er shorts? Why not just wear shorts – you can find them virtually anywhere!
To say my tastes in fashion are eclectic is an understatement. Schizophrenic might be a better term.
If you don’t believe me, take a gander at my last post about boyfriend jeans.
But not a lot of choices could be less boy and more girly-girl than this ice blue bow front top from Prabal Gurung (a fave for sure!) It showed up in a Harper’s Bazaar article about boob-minimizing tops – their words, not mine. While I would like a little minimizing from time to time, it’s the asymmetry and pseudo-ruching that I love. The peplum with skinny black pants or a pencil skirt would be gorge on just about any body type.
And Prabal Gurung is just one in a long list of designers you’ll be seeing ice blue from this fall/winter. Doesn’t hurt that blue happens to be one of my most favorite colors. I love all shades – navy to the palest shade of blue, so it’s no wonder this top jumped off the page at me.
Last year, I was two days out from giving birth and still in the “little black sweats” phase of post-pregnancy. I wasn’t even thinking about wearing my old jeans… much less close to fitting into them.
This year, I’m still a few pounds away, but hey it’s only July (almost August.) But there is an end in sight and to celebrate I’d love to invest in a hot, new pair of I’ll-look-fabulous-most-days-in-these-jeans jeans.
I have a few pairs of fab jeans already… a really, lovely worn-in-perfectly pair of Joe’s boot-cut jeans. I have two great pairs of dark skinny jeans. And I also have a great pair of low rise, frayed jeans, which are the original Seven for All Mankind when they weren’t made in China… buuuut, I might be a little further from wearing those.
I do not, however, own a cool pair of boyfriend jeans with the perfect fade. That’s why these Rag & Bone jeans are perfect for this girl on the hunt for jeans!
But honestly, jean schmean, I’d take just about anything Rag & Bone has to offer! #newfavedesigner
I have been wanting the perfect crossbody bag for a long time.
I don’t need a small bag often, but sometimes my outfit just calls for something somewhat casual, but still polished enough to wear for a night out.
This Chloé Marcie crossbody bag has been on my want list for a long, long time. Sadly, at this price point, it’ll probably stay there much longer.
This great Marc Jacobs bag, however, is far more reasonable. I love the detailing on the closure and while, I don’t love it in black, I do adore it in this bright blue color. And since I wear so much black and navy anyway, it’d be great to have a pop!
Named for the famous (and one of my favorite) neighborhoods in Paris, these Marais sandals for goop.com are the absolute cutest!
I know I’ve been posting shoes like crazy, but that’s what happens when you can’t fit into any of your clothes when your baby is almost a year old… but who’s counting? C’est la vie.
I love the cutaway tops and the almost mirror-like silver color. And unlike all the big, wide, hooker-y looking straps – even on couture shoes, I know – I love the itty bitty ankle straps instead.
Also, I’d like to point out that for several years, there were barely any shoes that I was loving. So imagine my surprise when all of these gorge shoes came around – and they are wearable with everything!
There’s nothing bigger in footwear than slip-ons at the moment.
That’s why these Sam Edelman Becker Sneakers are on my must-have list. Well, that’s not the only reason. Carrying bags, baby, keys and more out the door is tough to do – which only leaves one hand to put your shoes on… if that!
Sam Edelman’s go-with-anything sneakers would be perfect since I can’t wear flip-flops all fall and winter too. I’m wild about these sneakers and would love to try them on with denim skimmers, sweatshirt dresses and even shorts!
Where can’t these Beckers in such a cute animal print go?
This weekend, I made a public appearance at Junkstock, a cool event in Omaha that happens twice a year. It’s where vendors bring all their cool “junk” that’s been repurposed or is waiting to be repurposed for whoever decides it’s a must have.
I had to stop in at Target to pick up an umbrella as I misplaced mine. As I perused the accessories section, this little turquoise chevron wallet (in store) popped out at me. I actually own a black and white printed version of this wallet already and love it. It’s the perfect size for my smaller evening-time bags, I can take it out of my handbag and carry it on it’s own and it snaps shut tightly to keep all my cards, cash and identification in place. The best part is that it’s literally $12.99 – no one is more surprised than this bag snob!
Another favorite from Target is my No. 7 Sheer Temptation lip stain in “Entice.” I’m not much of a lipstick person on a day-to-day basis. I much prefer a little stain that will keep my lips pink even after the glossiness wears off. And it’s minimal gloss at that, so it’s really perfect to keep my pout moist even when I’m just working out or heading to the pool.