Tuck that Tuxedo!

I saw this picture and this Haute Hippie dress swept me off my feet and trust me, I don’t say that very often (and I typically didn’t even love haute hippie brand that much). Haute hippie tuxedo dress was immediately part of my lust-list. Find the dress here and native fox’s blog here.

Polished, structures, modern, minimalist and chic. This dress is all that and MORE!


Love how she styled it here (and of course the fact that she used Alexander Wang shoes and Celine bag – 2 of my most favorite brands). Another great look from blogger from Song of Style.


Others in the same league – also by my favorite designers – Victoria Beckham and 3.1 Phillip Lim.


So Haute Hippie dress and those by Victoria Beckham, 3.1 Phillip Lim which are at a $700 price tag which is rather steep. I researched into a couple of more affordable options here is what I found.

Rihanna for River Island here with or without sleeves.


Baggage Claim

Winter is the season for bags! While most of sexy clothes are covered under those dark coats and feel with boot, bags are a perfect way to accessorize and add that color to the outfit. As always, I have a looong lust list – I love bags (well, who doesn’t). Sharing makes the pain easy to bear, so here I am … sharing my lust-list for winter bags (yes, some of these bags are from older seasons, but what to do).

Celine bag

This has to be my favorite shade of blue! Pop of color for all those greys, browns, black and beiges.

Alexander Wang Emile Bag

So, I would like to pretty much own everything from Alexander Wang, in general. But for now, I will settle with the Emile bag. And I am not even picky, a lizard, or leopard skin or any other calf hair bag will do. So accommodating, ain’t I.


Alexander Wang Rocco Bag

Yes, yes, again AW. The beautiful and not-so-fussy bag. Perfect for traveling or a day out in the town. I checked it out in our local Barney’s and the leather felt to nice and soft. And if you catch the Olsens wearing it, means it’s a must-have!

Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha

A casual jeans, oversized sweater with boots and this cross body bag. Perfect street style!

Chanel Bag

A girl must definitely have one but yet never have enough – I think I can use a black one too, esp. in patent (for a modern touch)

Celebrity style crush – Victoria Beckham

I seldom like celebrities-turned-designers but Victoria Beckham just might be an exception. I love that she has a specific and distinctive perspective and it looks fabulous on her. Things that I started especially appreciating because of her:

Neutral colors like heather grey

 

Pencil skirts, mid-length

 

Men inspired, shirt dresses (and perfect with nude pumps)

 

Fuller skirts, styled in not-so-girlie fashion, LOVE!

 

Structured clothing, especially exaggerated shoulders!

 

Special mention for coated demin and suede/satin collars – always loved it and she is great at styling it!

Now only if she will go easy on her tan!

Latest girl crush!

Found myself style-stalking Olivia Palermo. She has gotta be my latest style crush. She has this classy yet modern and chic style. Youthful and not overly done.

Recording some styles that I MUST replicate! And this also brings me to some fashion-must haves for fall and winter!

A fur vest – for layering.

My advice is to always opt for a neutral color so it stays a classic.

Structured jackets!

They continue to be in-style! Layering and glaring.

Colored leggings

For that extra oomph when pairs with winter neutrals

Leggings, leggings and more leggings!

To continue making shorts practical in winter.

White on White?

Would you do it? White on white? I didn’t think I would but the more I see last year’s Chanel show, I am inspired. More recently, Kate Middleton pulled off some amazing white on white as well. A perfect day time look!

White tweed over white looks so classy. But remember to accessorize well in order to avoid looking older than you actually are. A fitted silhouette or a little bling (necklace, brooch, hair piece) or a careful chosen clutche or even a hat that complements; is a great way to go!

Peplum Obsessed

I went on a massive peplum shopping trip and bought 3 peplum tops on the same day! Too much! Now I am praying that peplum stays trendy for a long long time. But then – it gives such a classy and polished look. It is also very flattering on all figures and created a perfect hourglass shape. So well, I don’t feel as bad.

Now that I have so many peplum tops, I need to figure out various ways to wear it out. Here are 3 that created on polyvore.

These is a fall/summer look and features my latest bag-crush. The bag is here – http://www.celine.com/en/collection/fall/leather-goods/trapeze/9 and no longer available anywhere. But I will keep looking!!!

The second look is causal work appropriate (I do work in a tech firm so denim is totally fine for me). Add a neon pump and Chanel and it’s perfect for happy hour after work too! To add the man-wear trend, feel free to exchange the jeans for a boyfriend jeans.

This is a night-out-in-the-town look. Perfect with my latest love aka tie-dye jeans. And featuring my shoe-crush – the French bootie. So in love. Add neck pieces for a fun look.

Hope you liked these all! If there is another great peplum idea, send/ tweet it my way. I will add it to this list. Thanks for reading.

xxx