Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fall/Winter . 2010 . Fashion . Inspiration

{ Casual Chic }

{ Fur }

{ Chunky Knits }

{ Head-to-Toe Black }

{ Maxi Skirts }

Today is the coolest day in recent memory, so it may be the only day in some time where I'm able to wrap my mind around layering and warmer clothes. Some of these images I've been holding onto for what seems like forever, and some I've recently stumbled across...but here they are, F/W 2010 inspiration/trends:

1. Casual Chic - Please say good-bye to the Juicy sweats and Ugg combos. With all of the clothing options that we have today (at all price brackets), it's so easy to find garments that are both comfy and pretty.

2. Fur - Whether it's faux or real, new or vintage, fur is a trend that will always keep popping up. You can add a fur vest or coat to even the simplest outfit, and you'll instantly feel a little classy and tough all at the same time.

3. Chunky Knits - I love, love, love a good oversized sweater. If you find the right cut and fabric, you can feel like you're spending the day wrapped in a cozy blanket... without looking like it, of course.

4. Black - It's a color that's flattering on everyone and if you go head-to-toe, you don't have to worry about matching.

5. Maxi Skirts - I've found that this is the most difficult look to pull off, because it's really tough to find the right shoes to go with a floaty skirt in cold weather. Too slim and you look like you just forgot that it was cold outside, too heavy and the outfit feels weighted down. I like that these looks are both paired with classic oxfords - they're fun and feel season appropriate.

Pics: Street Peeper, Garance Dore, Style Sightings, The Sartorialist, Street Style, Cynthia Steffe, Dries van Noten, From London with Love, A Go-Go

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bathroom . Post . # . Two . Trillion...

I just can't help myself from collecting pictures of beautiful bathrooms. While it's often the simplest room in the house, if it's done well, there's something that's kind of timeless and stunning about the space.

Yesterday I was thinking about how our house is nearly getting to the point where we'll only have to do little things here and there, as time and money allow; many of the large cumbersome projects are out of the way. I was thinking about how this will be a great place to live for years to come.

But... I was also looking through design photos, and fawning over all of the amazing spaces out there, and wondering, "How can I live in just one place for the rest of my life when there are so many beautiful spaces out there?"

I don't think there's a right or wrong answer to that; some people just kind of know when they've found someplace to really settle into, and others maybe have to keep moving around a little bit.

Which sort are you?

Pics: Birch & Lily, Emma's Design Blog, Desire to Inspire, White Trash Beautiful

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Classic . Louis

The Louis Vuitton Speedy is one of my favorite bags, and I always smile a little when I see it in photos. Not only is the bag fun to carry, but it makes any outfit seem a little more stylish.

Pics: Style Blog, Street Peeper, The Sartorialist

Under . the . Sea

Pics: Peter Margone, Allistair Graham, Fashion Canvas


Surprise, surprise, today is another scorching day; 90+ degrees outside, with loads of humidity. I have a fall looks post all ready to go, but I just can't bring myself to put it up when the weather is still like this.

Also, wouldn't it be kind of nice to romp around seaside in Europe, in pretty silk dresses and rompers?

Pics: Marie Claire Turkey 2010