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F/W 14 Must-haves

F/W 14 Must-haves

 


Helmut Lang white long sleeve sweater
$550 – liberty.co.uk

SELECTED double breasted wool coat
$300 – selected.com

Unreal Fur fitted jacket
$295 – question-air.com

MSGM oversized coat
shop.harpersbazaar.com

Rejina pyo
$630 – avenue32.com

Prada sandals
barneys.com

Tory Burch chain bag
$685 – monnierfreres.co.uk

$265 – harveynichols.com

Happy Monday,

I’m certain I’m not the only one who is completely disheveled as it pertains to the recent drop in temperatures. I’m never fully prepared in terms of my wardrobe; living in Texas should come as no surprise to any of us. Our weather is so fickle!

Furthermore, dressing for the cooler temps is honestly a treat. There’s so many things I have yet to add to my wardrobe, and wanted to share them with you. Let’s take a gander:

  1. A moto jacket is essential to my fall/winter wardrobe. I misplaced the one I owned from last year, so it’s imperative that I obtain another.
  2. I’m all about outerwear; especially colored outerwear. I’ve spotted a few looks via Pinterest with the addition of a camel coat.
  3. The obsession that I have for Jennifer Fisher’s minimalist pieces are unspeakable. Her jewelry has adorned the necks, wrists, and hands of Rihanna, LaLa Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and more. I’ve had my eye on the ‘Stop It Right Now’ Choker for quite some time. I doubt that I’ll splurge $350, but I settle for something that’s identical!
  4. Fringe is in! I’ve discussed in a previous post about my obsession for fringe bags. If I could land a gray fringe drawstring, my wardrobe will be complete.
  5. Distressed knee skinnies are so chic! I recently purchased a black pair and really would like another in a different wash.
  6. I spotted stylish blogger, Karla Deras in an all white casual look. She wore a pair of white cigarette skinnies and crew neck, with silver pointed heels. I definitely want to recreate that look.
  7. Black platforms are so sexy and versatile. I’m really into the extremely high heel. Platforms look great with skinny pants, culottes, and fitted skirts.
  8. I’ll be honest, I was not fond of culottes when they made their comeback. Not anymore, I think they’ll look amazing paired with platform sandals and a crop top.
  9. Once upon a time, the notion of wearing white and/or pastel during fall was shown much disdain. All hail to the fashion gods for allowing us to wear pastel during the fall/winter season. How amazing would I look in that soft pink coat (pictured above)?!
  10. I missed the faux fur coat/jacket train last year, and I had to settle for a cardigan. Not this year!
  11. I have yet to replace my dark denim shirt from last year. The A.P.C. dark denim shirt pictured above is the ideal wash.

What are your F/W must-haves?

Dressed Up Like The Boys: Normcore

Trend to Try: Normcore #Fall2014

 

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Happy Friday!

If it’s one trend I’m looking forward to, it’s Normcore. For the raised eyebrows, it’s a unisex fashion trend. Don’t clutch your pearls just yet; when K-Hole combined the words “normal” and “hardcore,” the term was born.

Let’s discuss briefly: I think at some point (and I’m definitely speaking for myself) we’ve all experimented with the trend without having the slightest clue of the exact term. I’d like to think that this trend will gradually become favorable among my peers, albeit some will just frown. (lol)

Recently, I purchased a pair of Adidas’ classic Adissage Mid Sandals in hopes of pulling them off with a rather “fitted,” casual black dress. I tried the two on and it was good, real good!

Nevertheless, I searched the web high and low for images that would really give you an idea of what this trend entails. Girls dressed up with oversized coats, boyfriend jeans, hoodies, culottes (yes, culottes), chino pants, cigarette pants, and the like. My favorite looks are a dress paired with the appropriate sneakers and a cable knit sweater with skinny, slightly distressed jeans with a pair of pointed loafers, and oversized outerwear.

You wouldn’t believe that I’m thinking of my next Normcore-inspired ensemble as I type…

Stay Tuned!

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What are your thoughts on the Normcore trend?
Photo Credits:
Vogue Australia (1)
Style Blazer (2)
Red Marketing (3)
ifreepress (4)

Trend To Try: Fringe Handbags

Trend To Try: Fringe

 

Gucci purse
saksfifthavenue.com

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Miu miu handbag
$1,150 – flannels.com

Tory Burch leather purse
saksfifthavenue.com

Steve Madden hippy bag
stevemadden.com

Urban Originals black fringe purse
$55 – theiconic.com.au

H M shoulder bag
$33 – hm.com

 

Good morning All!

The fringe handbags pictured above are absolutely gorgeous. I must admit, I was a bit annoyed when creating the board. Why? Well, one thing about me that a great deal of people don’t know, is that I’ll wear something once and discard of it.

Wait….Allow me to clarify that, because I know some of you will probably read that with eyes wide open. (Lol) I have the tendency to get over clothing, shoes, and the like, before they’re considered dated. I’ll randomly wake up and say, “This must go.” Something like a liquidation sale, except I’m not selling anything!

Furthermore, I purchased a turquoise shoulder bag from Target last year that I was really excited about. I carried it a few times and ended up getting rid of it, along with some other items. I thought, “There’s no way fringe bags will make a comeback.” WRONG! The other day, I was thumbing through one of my favorite fashion publications and noticed an entire article on fringe handbags. I was sick, livid, all the above! This is clearly a lesson to me: Hold on a little longer! Also, festival season is upon us and what better way to house all of your essentials?!
P.S. I’ve provided a few photos for your viewing pleasure. By then, you’ll know why I made such a fuss!

Enjoy!

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Paris Fashionweek day 7, fw 2014, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea
What are your thoughts on fringe handbags?
Photo Credits:

The Style Barn’s Gift Guide

The Style Barn's Christmas Guide

 

Topshop red jacket
topshop.com

Valentino red pointy toe pumps
$1,000 – brownsfashion.com

H M black purse
$25 – hm.com

Gemstone jewelry
baublebar.com

Frends headphone
net-a-porter.com

 

Shop for every kind of girl on your list, with TSB’s gift guide!

I know this will be helpful for those men who aren’t sure what to buy that special woman in their life. Of course, men know that there are different types of women and what one woman may find favorable, another might not. By the way, that’s what makes us so unique.  😉

Furthermore, I also created this for the women who are still unsure of what to get their mother, best friend, and/or boss. Whether you’re shopping for a tech geek, style maven, beauty junkie, or glamour girl, this guide will help ease that Christmas shopping anxiety!

For more great gifts and stocking stuffers, shop these online retailers:

  1. Nasty Gal
  2. Bauble Bar
  3. Shop Jeen
  4. Forever 21
  5. Top Shop
  6. Saks Fifth Avenue
  7. GiGi New York
  8. Sephora

Where will you be purchasing your Christmas gifts?

TSB’s Christmas Wish List

TSB's Christmas Wish List

 

Navy skirt
$155 – whistles.co.uk

Alexander Wang leather ankle boots
$470 – theoutnet.com

MCM zipper purse
forzieri.com

Rebecca Minkoff mini purse
piperlime.gap.com

Moschino accessory
$340 – moschino.com

Too Faced Cosmetics curling mascara
$26 – debenhams.com

Viktor Rolf perfume fragrance
$77 – johnlewis.com

 

Happy Saturday!

This is the first time that I’ve done a post on Saturday, but I had to share with you my Christmas wish list. Let’s explore…
  1. I experimented with a soft purple earlier this year and really loved the way it looked against my lips. I wouldn’t mind having it stashed away in my makeup bag.
  2. I’ve always been a fan of a good, quality gold watch. I’ve lusted over the Rolex 18K 26mm gold watch for quite some time.
  3. These boots are anything short of gorgeous! Oh, how I would love to have these apart of my shoe collection, to pair with trousers, a mixed media skirt, and skater dress.
  4. I feel like this year was the revival of the Moschino belt, seeing the models strut down the runway with their belts, only made me want one.
  5. The irony of me longing for a bucket bag, when there was a time that you couldn’t even pay me to carry one. Not anymore, I’m making it a point to have this apart of my bag collection.
  6. No shade, but since I can’t afford a classic, black quilted Chanel bag, Rebecca Minkoff’s will do!
  7. MCM (Mode Creation Munich) is a classic brand. Even getting my hands on one of their vintage shoulder bags would suffice.
  8. Out of all the bracelets I own, still no gold cuff. I fell in love with gold cuffs while scrolling my Instagram feed, and stumbled upon one from Jennifer Fisher.
  9. I did a post on full skater skirts earlier this year, and have yet to purchase one.
  10. A black faux fur coat is something that I MUST have! I think they look so cute paired with an after five dress. I plan on wearing one for NYE.
  11. I’d like to think that I’m a mascara enthusiast. I love trying different types of mascara, no matter the price. I learned of the Better Than Sex Mascara from a friend that is a Beauty Expert at Sephora. She guaranteed me that the mascara lives up to its name! 😉
  12. Viktor & Rolf’s Flower Bomb smells amazing. I received a sample and I was sold instantly. I can’t wait to add it to my plethora of perfumes!

Now that we’ve explored my Christmas wish list, what’s on yours?

Winter ’13 Musthaves

Winter '13 Musthaves

 

Joseph black parka
net-a-porter.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS leather shoes
$530 – harrods.com

Dolce Gabbana leather shoulder bag
$3,750 – profilefashion.com

Cynthia rowley handbag
cynthiarowley.com

 

Happy Friday!

In case you were unaware, winter officially begins on December 21st. With that being said, I’ve conjured up a list of winter musthaves to add to your wardrobe. Some of the items listed above, are intended to give you an idea, in case you don’t have the disposable income to purchase the exact item.

Furthermore, I’m actually quite excited for winter this year, seeing that I’m not fond of cold weather whatsoever. However, that is not the case this year with all the stylish apparel and accessories I’ve spotted. Besides, when colder temperatures roll around, you can experiment with layering to keep warm and still look stylish. Accessories such as beanies, parkas, and scarves are like icing on the cake!

Which items will you purchase from the Winter ’13 musthaves list?

  1. Bucket Bag
  2. Army Parka
  3. Fur Scarf (real or faux)
  4. Moto boots
  5. Zodiac jewelry
  6. Snakeskin
  7. Slouchy beanie

 

Wardrobe Wednesday: Fall/ Winter ’13 Trends

Trend Thursday: Fall/ Winter 13 Trends

 

Zara blouse
zara.com

Calypso St Barth vest
calypsostbarth.com

L K Bennett red floral skirt
$280 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag
rebeccaminkoff.com

Lanvin double finger ring
$675 – harrods.com

Moschino scarve
$185 – monnierfreres.co.uk

 

Happy Wednesday!

Recently, I’ve been trying to tackle all of my September issues from my favorite fashion publications and I’ve got fall/winter’s musthave trends. Surprisingly, I’m not as ready for the coming seasons as I have been in the past. I’m still wanting to wear printed onesies and crop tops (of course, without the presence of a jacket or cardigan.) LOL

However, I’m prepared for the cooler temps and ready to experiment with the season’s hottest trends. As always, I’ve taken my notes to Polyvore and created a trend board for you to use as a shopping guide.

  1. Fall florals I love floral and the fact that I can still wear the print during the cooler seasons is a plus. Dresses, buttoned tops, and full skirts are my musthaves for wearing fall florals for the coming season.
  2. White is still right for the fall/winter season. Go for an head-to-toe white look or opt for the classic black and white look.
  3. Fair Isle Pullovers have made a comeback and can be paired with a pair of skinnies and flats or pointed heels.
  4. Tartan Accessories Add a tartan scarf to your favorite pea coat for a classic and polished look.
  5. Word Jewelry is so dainty and can easily add a chic touch to any ensemble. Word necklaces and rings are especially my favorite.
  6. Chain Strap Minis are so cute and I believe that they’ll never go out of style. Pair one with a patterned mini skirt for a classic, effortless look.
  7. Full Skirts are my favorite and look great with a silk, printed blouse. Opt for a real or faux leather full skirt and pair with a denim buttoned shirt and pointed heels.
  8. Fur will never go out of style. If you are unable to afford real fur, you can always choose a good quality faux fur. I purchased a faux fur vest last year and I’ll definitely be wearing it again this year.
  9. Bad Girl Plaid is bad ass yet so classic. This 90’s trend is one of my favorites. I could see myself pairing a black and red plaid mini skirt with a white buttoned short, underneath a black sweater. I’ll then finish the look with thigh high tights and black oxford heels.

What fall/winter ’13 trends will you try?